TOJETTI, GIOVANNI MARIAVita del servo di Dio D. Gio: Battista de Rossi da Voltaggio diocesi di Genova canonico della insigne basilica di S. Maria in Cosmedin. Divisa in due libri. (...) Dedicata all' emo, e rmo principe il signor cardinale Giuseppe Maria Castelli (...).Roma, Nella Stamperia Ermatenea, 1768.
Various nice engraved vignettes and initials. Engraved Portrait of Ioannes Baptista de Rubeis (Giovanni Battista de Rossi). Parchment 4to. (XIV), 320 pp. *paper here and there slightly foxed; corners of the binding slightly bumped; endpaper in front slightly damaged, otherwise good condition*
First edition. 'Johannes-Baptist de Rossi, 22 February 1698 Voltaggio - 23 May 1764 Rome. Feast on 23 May. De Rossi was ordained priest on 8 March, 1721. He fulfilled the duties of the sacred ministry by devoting himself to the labourers, herds, and teamsters of the Campagna, (..) and by visiting, instructing, and assisting the poor at the hospital of St. Galla. In 1731 he established near St Galla another hospital as a home of refuge for the unfortunates who wander the city by night. On 8 December, 1881, Leo XII, enrolled him among the saints.' Catholic Encyclopedia