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Histoire Des Chevaliers Hospitaliers De Jerusalem, Appellez Depuis Chevaliers De Rhodes, Et Aujourd'hui Chevaliers De Malthe. Par M. l'Abbé De Vertot, de l'Academie des Belles Lettres. Tome Premier. (Cinquième.)

René-Aubert, sieur de Vertot Abbé

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A Paris,: Chez Rollin, à la descente du Pont S. Michel, Quai des Augustins, au Lion d'Or. Quillau Pere & Fils, Imp. Jur. Lib. de l'Université, rue Galande, l'Annonciation. Desaint, rue Saint Jean de Beauvais, vis-à-vis le College., M. DCC. XXVI. Avec Approbation & Privilege du Roy.

Physical Description

5 vols.; 166 mm. (Duodecimo.)

General Note

Vol. 1: [10], 611, [5] p. - Vol. 2: [2], 501, [1] p. - Vol. 3: [2], 558 p. - Vol. 4: . - Vol. 5: [2], 524 p.


Vol. 1: [T.p.] - Préface - [Text, Books 1-3] - Table Des Matieres contenues dans ce premier Volume [alphabetic index] - Approbation; Privilege General. - Vol. 2: [T.p.] - [Text, Books 4-6] - Table Des Matieres ... - Vol. 3: [T.p.] - [Text, Books 7-9] - Table Des Matieres ... - Vol. 4: . - Vol. 5; [T.p.] - [Text, Books 13-14, dissertations 1-3] - Table Des Matieres ... .

Summary Note

In the fifth volume Books 14 and 15 of the History are followed by three dissertations: 1. on the ancient and modern government of the Order; 2. on the Qur'an; 3. on the Zizim.

In the same year the publishers also issued a quarto version in four volumes, illustrated with portraits and maps.

An English translation of the work was published in 1728 as The History Of The Knights of Malta ... Illustrated With LXXI Heads of the Grand Masters &c. (2 v., London: G. Strahan [& al.]).


Given to Sir William Chambers (during his visit to Paris in May 1774) by J. D. Leroy in partial settlement of a debt. Purchased from Chambers for 10s.

Copy Note

Imperfect; lacks fourth volume.

Binding Note

18th-century calf; ...

Name as Subject


Orders of knighthood and chivalry - Knights and knighthood - Associations - Europe - Middle East - Malta - History
Early works to 1800


Jacques Quillau, publisher
Charles Rollin, publisher
Jean Desaint, publisher
Gabriel-François Quillau, publisher