Stemmi Dei Dogi Venezia
Venezia Ferd Ongania, 1903. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. We're hereby presenting an amazing original custom~bound folio entitled (English translation): 'Arms of the Doges of Venice'~ and cap or doge~ with the date of elevation to the throne~ featuring (120) colourful & exquisite heraldic coat~of~arms & the dates of their reigns of the Venetian Republic dating from the 7th~ to the 18th century~ (697~1797)~ for more than 1000 years, the chief magistrate and leader of the city of Venice and later of the Most Serene Republic of Venice was styled the Doge, a rare, but not unique Italian title derived from the Latin Dux~ Doges of Venice were elected for life by the city~state's aristocracy~ Our unique biblio offering features (14) pgs of watercolour armorial crests hand~painted in MCMIII (1903)~ housed in custom velum~ bound (10 3/4" x 7 5/8") boards~ thus truely a fabulous biblio find for the connoisseur of Venetian history, indeed!