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The Life of Galeas Caraciol, Marquis of Vico; and the Story of the Tragic End of Francis Spiere. Written in French by Sieur de Lestan
Amsterdam, Daniel du Fresne, 1682
The Marquis de Vico, born Caracciolo, Knight of the Golden Fleece, chose Protestantism and Geneva. He was nicknamed the "Second Moses".
Charming copy in morocco with the long
title In-12 (123 x 70mm). Large fleuron motif on the title page
Collation: A-E12 F10. Contents: A1r title, A2r Warning, A5r Elogium Galeaci Caraccioli by J.-A. de Thou followed by its translation into French, A8r The life of Galeas Caraciol Marquis de Vico, F2r History of the tragic end of François Spiere. Bound around 1770-1780, red morocco, gilt decoration, triple fillet frame with rosette at the corners, long spine with longitudinal titling, gilt edges
On the exemplary and fascinating life of Galeazzo Caracciolo, Marquis of Vico (1517-1586), one can read the well-known work by Benedetto Croce: Galeas Caracciolo, Marquis of Vico (Geneva, Droz, 1965).
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