Venice: Tommaso Bettinelli, 1790. Second Venetian edition. Paperback. 152pp. Quarto [26 cm] in plain wraps. Dampstaining and heavy soiling to wraps; spine reinforced with paper tape which is badly chipped, and irregularly toned from glue; contemporary ink names on front endpaper verso, one scribbled out in pencil, the other in ink; chip to title page at foot, pale dampstain and pencil marginalia to first few pages. Ornaments at beginning and end of chapters, some decorative initials. Text in Italian. Good. Item #45898
Ignazio Venini was a Jesuit known for his stirring addresses from the pulpit. Among the topics treated in this work are "The Circumcision and Name of Jesus" and many studies of saints.