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Briefve histoire de l'institution des ordres religieux. Avec les figures de leurs habits, gravées sur le cuivre par Odoart Fialetti, Bolognois.

Raphael Trichet du Fresne

RA Collection: Book

Record number




A Paris: Chez Adrien Manier, à la Porte Saint Victor, M.DC.LVIII

Physical Description

[6], 45, [3] p.; [1], 72 [i.e. 73] leaves of plates: ill.; 211 mm.

General Note

With two additional title-pages, engraved by Fialetti, the first, to pt. 1, in French, the second, to pt. 2, in Italian. Part 1 has added engraved title: Briefve histoire de l'institvtion de tovtes les religions; Part 2 added engraved title: Habiti delle religioni con le armi e breue descrittioni loro.
Part 1 is a French translation from the original Italian work published under the title 'De gli habiti delle religioni : con le armi, e breue descrittioni loro' (Venezia: A instanza di Marco Sadeler, ad'uso di Gio. Batta Rossi, 1626). Part 2, reproduces the plates and original Italian text from the 1626 edition. The plates are printed with the descriptive text on the facing, opposite pages.

Binding Note

Red leather binding with spine lettered in gilt lettering 'Ordres Monasti'.


Monasticism and religious orders — History

Monasticism and religious orders — Habit


Odoardo Fialetti, engraver
Adrien Menier, publisher/bookseller