TWO WORKS ABOUT SAINTS’ LIVES
[1.]: [Saints, Lives, St. John Bosco] Despiney, Don Bosco, 1890
UNCOMMON FIRST ITALIAN ED. OF THIS BIOGRAPHY OF DON BOSCO BY THE DESPINEY
APPARENTLY NO COPY IN USA
Despiney, Carlo. Don Bosco, pel dottore Carlo Despiney [...]. Prima versione italiana sull'11. edizione francese novellamente riveduta e notevolmente ampliata [...]. S. Pier D'Arena: Tipografia S. Vincenzo de' Paoli, 1890.
8vo (210x136 mm), editorial paper binding with title in black types at spine and front board, in a richly decorated frame; pp. XIV, 331,  plate. Portrait in b/w of the Saint at frontispiece, with the reproduction of a Saint’s thought and his signature.
Saint John Bosco (Italian: Giovanni Melchiorre Bosco; 1815-1888), popularly known as Don Bosco, was an Italian Roman Catholic priest of the Latin Church, educator and writer of the 19th century. In 1876 Bosco founded a movement of laity, the Association of Salesian Cooperators, with the same educational mission to the poor. He was canonized as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Pius XI in 1934.
References: IT\ICCU\TO0\0754591 (9 copies). OCLC, 887670930 (1 copy in Switzerland). Apparently no copy in USA.
[2.]: [Saints, Lives, St. Daniel Comboni] Capovilla, 1949
AN ACCOUNT ON THE LIFE OF ST. DANIEL COMBONI
Capovilla, Agostino. Il servo di Dio Daniele Comboni vicario apostolico dell'Africa centrale, fondatore delle Missioni africane di Verona e delle Pie Madri della Nigrizia. 6^ edizione, 32° migliaio. Verona: Missioni Africane, 1949.
8vo (192x130 mm), editorial illustrated paper binding with dust cover; pp. 454, ; photo reproduction of the portrait of Daniel Comboni. Many illustrations in the text.
Daniel Comboni (15 March 1831 – 10 October 1881) was a Roman Catholic missionary to Africa and is a canonized saint.