This versatile religious figure, fervid defender of Catholic orthodoxy in confrontation with the Lutheran Reform, had a great many humanistic and antiquarian interests. More than just a lover of arts Fra Sabba was also a keen collector and bibliophile responsible for the restoration and extension of Faenza's Commenda. He is best known for his Ricordi, a compilation of teachings, rules and precepts addressed to Christian gentlemen of his time which went through twenty-five editions from 1546 to 1613. [Publisher's Text]
x, 494 p.,  leaves of plates : ill. (some col.).