THREE WORKS WITH LIVES OF BLESSED AND SERVANTS OF GOD
[1.]: [Blesseds, Lives] Umberto e Bonifacio, 1853
LITTLE BOOK NOT VERY COMMON ON THE LIFE OF THE BLESSEDS UMBERTO AND BONIFACIO OF SAVOY
ONE COPY IN USA
Anonimo. Vita de' beati Umberto e Bonifacio di Savoia. Torino: P. De-Agostini, 1853.
12mo (150x90 mm), editorial paper binding with title at spine and at front cover in a decorated frame; pp. 64.
Work belonging to the collection: "Collezione di buoni libri a favore della religione cattolica".
Umberto III (1136, Avigliana, Piedmont – 1189), surnamed the Blessed, was Count of Savoy from 1148 to 1189. In 1188 he founded the Monastery of Sant'Antonio di Ranverso. His figure became legendary for centuries, especially in the fervent faith which was in fact tied and was beatified in 1838 by Pope Gregory XVI.His memorial day is March 4.
Boniface of Savoy (c. 1217 – 18 July 1270) was a medieval Bishop of Belley in France and Archbishop of Canterbury in England. After his death in Savoy, his tomb became the object of a cult, and he was eventually beatified in 1839.
References: IT\ICCU\TO0\1095895 (5 copies). OCLC, 77187691 (1 copy in USA).
[2.]: [Servants of God, Lives] Maria Mattia Pierini, 1755
UNCOMMON WORK ON THE LIFE OF THE SERVANT OF GOD, MARIA MATTIA PIERINI FROM CERBARA (MARCHE REGION)
Landi, Filippo. Vita della buona serva di Dio Maria Mattia Pierini, contadina della Villa di Cerbara presso a Citta di Castello dedicata a sua eccellenza la signora contessa Maria Maddalena Spada Ubaldini. In Lucca: nella stamperia di Filippo Maria Benedini, 1755.
4to (195x144 mm), half mottled leather binding, marbled paper at boards, gilt title on a red leather label at spine, yellow edges sprinkled in green; pp. XXIV, 226, ,  plate [here wanting]. Title-page in red and black types with a chalcographic coat of arms of the noble Spada-Ubaldini families. Chalcographic portrait of Maria Mattia Pierini at frontispiece, here wanting. Large figured xyl. head-letters. Fine xyl. head-pieces.
Maria Mattia Pierini (born in Cerbara on July 28, 1698 and died on Dec. 24, 1743), was brought up in the faith, she had the gift of the stigmata.
Provenance: Handwritten ownership inscription at bottom of title-page (Melchiorre Galeotti). Handwritten gift dedication at recto of front free-leaf from Melchiorre Galeotti to Ippolita Micheli.
References: IT\ICCU\BA1E\006875 (3 copies). OCLC, 886373244 (one copy in Italy), 457454522 (1 copy in Fr) and 759000599 (1 copy in USA).
[3.]: [Servants of God, Lives] Maria Teresa Cavriani, 1807
MEMORIES ABOUT THE LIFE AND VIRTUES OF THE NOBLE LADY MARIA TERESA CAVRIANI BORN COUNTESS PEYRI
Savio, Giuseppe. Memorie intorno la vita e le virtù della nobilissima dama M. T. Cavriani nata contessa Peyri. Mantova: Tip. Elmucci, 1837.
4to (250x156 mm), editorial cardboard binding with title in a decorated frame at front cover; pp. VIII, 304,  portrait plate. Vignette at title-page. Engraved portrait of Maria Teresa Cavriani in an oval at frontispiece.
References: IT\ICCU\PUV\0749920. OCLC, 799524484.