1664 History of Masaniello Revolt in Naples Italy Giraffi English Habsburg Spain

GIRAFFI, Alessandro

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A fine English translation of Alessandro Giraffi’s “An Exact History of the Late Revolutions in Naples.” This first-hand account of the revolt against Habsburg Spain in Naples in 1647. Masaniello, a local Italian fisherman, led a revolt which ransacked armories and prisons in Naples – a historical event that has been retold, painted, and argued for centuries.  Masaniello was described as,

“…a young man of twenty-seven, beautiful and graceful in appearance, his face was brown and somewhat burned by the sun: black eyes, blond hair, with locks that ran down his neck.” (St. John., 68)

This fine book, finely rebound in Moroccan red leather, includes a full-page woodcut portrait of Masaniello.

 

This book is considered very rare. The translator, James Howell, was the ‘author of the most curious volumes in English literature’ (Hawkins, Library Catalog, 1990)

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1664 History of Masaniello Revolt in Naples Italy Giraffi English Habsburg Spain

 

A fine English translation of Alessandro Giraffi’s “An Exact History of the Late Revolutions in Naples.” This first-hand account of the revolt against Habsburg Spain in Naples in 1647. Masaniello, a local Italian fisherman, led a revolt which ransacked armories and prisons in Naples – a historical event that has been retold, painted, and argued for centuries.  Masaniello was described as,

“…a young man of twenty-seven, beautiful and graceful in appearance, his face was brown and somewhat burned by the sun: black eyes, blond hair, with locks that ran down his neck.” (St. John., 68)

This fine book, finely rebound in Moroccan red leather, includes a full-page woodcut portrait of Masaniello.

 

This book is considered very rare. The translator, James Howell, was the ‘author of the most curious volumes in English literature’ (Hawkins, Library Catalog, 1990)

 

Item number: #602

Price: $950

 

GIRAFFI, Alessandro

 

An exact history of the late revolutions in Naples; and of their monstrous successes : not to be parallel’d by any ancient or modern history. Published by the Lord Alexander Giraffi in Italian; and (for the rarenesse of the subject) rendred to English, by J.H., Esqr. not to be parallel’d by any ancient or modern history. Published by the Lord Alexander Giraffi in Italian; and (for the rarenesse of the subject) rendred to English, by J.H., Esqr

 

 

 

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  • Collation complete with all pages: [6], 154, [12], 36, 33-48, 65-125, [1] + 2 engraved plates
    • Separate title page with imprint, J[ohn]. M[acock]. for A. Roper, and T. Dring, and are to be sold by Richard Lownds … 1663.”
  • Binding: tight and secure
  • References: Wing G785A; Wing H3114; Ms Horace Roscoe St. John, Masaniell of Naples;
  • Language: English
  • Size: ~6.75in X 4.5in (17cm x 11cm)

 

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602

Category

European History

Authors

GIRAFFI, Alessandro

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete