George Braziller, (no date). Hardcover. Folio.(16" x 12") 208pp. A nice copy in a lightly chipped dust jacket to edges and spine. near fine/very good. Item #61416
In 1608 this volume of Old Testament miniatures was in Persia, having been brought to Isfahan as Maciejowski's gift for the monarch, Shah Abbas the Great, by a mission dispatched by Pope Clement VIII. The purpose of the mission was to foster the Shah's toleration toward Christians and to concert military and naval action against the common enemy, the Turk, of which half of Europe was in mortal dread.