Arnù, Niccolò. Presagio dell'imminente rovina e caduta dell'imperio Ottomano.

Venice, Pietro Antonio Brigonci, 1686.

4to. (8), 91, (1) pp. With several historiated woodcut initials. Modern wrappers.

 2,500.00

Second edition of this compilation of prophecies about the expected downfall of the Ottoman Empire. First published in 1684, the year after the failed Ottoman siege of Vienna.

Niccolò Arnù (1629-92) held the chair of Metaphysics at the university of Padova; among his many works is a commentary on the "Summa Theologica" of St. Thomas Aquinas (cf. Wetzer/Welte I, 1440).

Formerly in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer.

ICCU BVEE\045772. Not in STC.

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