Capaccio, Giulio Cesare. Neapolitanae historiae [...]. Tomus primus [= all published].

Naples, Giovanni Giacomo Carlino, 1607.

4to. (24), 900, (2) pp. With publisher's woodcut device to title page and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text (many of numismatic interest). 19th-c. marbled half calf with giltstamped spine title and fillets. Marbled endpapers.


First edition.

A history of Naples, with an account of the "antiquitas aedificio, civibus, republica, ducibus, religione, bellis, lapidibus, locis adiacentibus, qui totam fere amplectuntur Campaniam" (subtitle). Capaccio is also noted for his guidebooks of Naples and its environs, and while the focus of the present volume is historical, it often contains descriptions of important sites (including early discussions of the then-unexcavated cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum as well as a section on "Vesuvii hoc tempore status").

From the library of the Ducs de Luynes at the Château de Dampierre: their bookplate reproducing the arms of Charles Marie d'Albert de Luynes (1783-1839), 7th Duc de Luynes, on pastedown.

Brunet VI, 25761. Graesse II, 40 (note). NUC 94, 292. ICCU NAPE\011205. OCLC 24443977.