Historia delle guerre civili di Francia.
Davila, Enrico Caterino.$650.00
Item Number: 1833
Venice: Paolo Baglioni, 1642.
Octavo, vellum, 1056 pages. Woodcut title vignette. Moderate wear. A fresh copy.
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