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De bello Melitensi, & eius euentu Francis imposito, ad Carolu[m] Caesarem / V. Nicolai Villagagnonis commentarius.

Author: Villegagnon, Nicolas Durand de, 1510-1571?.
Contributor(s): Estienne, Charles, 1504-approximately 1564 [printer] |
Baluze, Etienne, 1630-1718 [former owner.].
Production / publication: Parisiis [Paris] : Apud Carolum Stephanum, Typographum Regium, M.D.LIII [ie 1553]Description: 30 unnumbered leaves ; 24 cm (4to).General note: Signatures: A⁴-G. Printer's device on title page.Language note: In Latin.Ownership note: Inscribed on title page: "R Fecoix" and "Stephanus Baluzius Tutelensis". Acquired from Davis of Orioli, May 1920 (£1-15-0).Binding note: Vellum, remain of ties.Other title: De bello Melitensi ad Carolum Caesarem commentarius | De bello Melitensi, et eius eventu Francis imposito, ad Carolum Caesarem / V. Nicolai Villagagnonis commentarius [Other title].Subject(s): Malta -- History -- 1530-1798Summary: Eyewitness account of the Ottoman siege of Malta in 1551, the battle that halted the advance of the Turkish fleet in the Mediterranean. The account attempts to shift the blame for the loss of Tripoli and the engagements in Malta from the French to the Spanish.
List(s) this item appears in: History of the Knights Hospitaller, or the Order of St. John of Jerusalem | The islands of Malta, Gozo and Rhodes | Knights of Malta
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In Latin.

Museum copy inscribed in ink on first flyleaf with former reference numbers (ink).

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