Il Ciro Politico dell Abbate Filippo Maria Bonini, Consultore, & Assistente del Sant'Officio in tutto lo Stato della Republica di Genoua. Diviso in Due Parti. All' Altezza Sereniss: E Reverendiss: Del Signor Principe Leopoldo Cardinal de Medici.
Venetia [Venice]: Nicolo Pezzana, 1668. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Item #2304812
Bookworm hole to fore edge margin and another to bottom margin (no loss of text in either case), 1 inch split to top of front joint, ink scribbles on half-title and title pages (someone crossed out some very old writing, using so much ink on the base of the title page that it actually caused a split in that page margin), affixed to inside of front board is a certification that this volume belonged to The Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, more commonly called The Knights Hospitaller or Knights of Malta.
[x], 216, , 276,  pp. 4to. Vellum boards. A work by the secular priest who Louis XIV appointed as his preacher and almsgiver in 1667, largely as a result of this work, which is a treatise of political philosophy designed as a guide for good governance by a Christian prince (a style of work generally referred to as 'mirrors for princes').