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[Venice, Ottoman-Venetian Wars] GARZONI Pietro, "Istoria della Repubblica di Venezia: in tempo della Sacra Lega contra Maometto IV... Terza impressione" & " Istoria della Repubblica di Venezia: Ove insieme narrasi la guerra per la successione delle Spagne al re Carlo II. Parte seconda", Venezia, Gio. Manfre, 1712, 1716. 2 Volumes, 4to, pp., 688,  + , 843, . Printers woodcut device on title pages: "Phoenix rebirth through flames", impressive engraved chapter plates and woodcut initials. Garzoni was the official historian of the Venetian Republic in 1692. This chronicle mainly concerns the facts related to the War of Morea against the Turks, with the described events starting in 1660 and ending in 1714. A complete, accurate & comprehensive work. Contemporary uniform binding with spines decorated in gilt. Spine detached on 2nd volume, light wear on spines edges, otherwise a very clean & fine copy.