Rosmini-Serbati, Antonio. Delle Cinque Piaghe della Santa Chiesa trattato dedicato al clero Cattolico: con Appendice di alcune lettere sulla elezione de' vescovi a clero e popolo. Lugano: Degli, 1863.
Finely bound in two-tone cloth, red leather spine title label ruled in gilt, 5 x 7 1/4 inches, 216 (1) clean pp., tight. Printed in Milano. Fine. Hardcover. 
"Of the Five Wounds of the Holy Church, treatise dedicated to the Catholic clergy: with Appendix of some letters on the election of bishops to clergy and people."
Antonio Rosmini Serbati (1797-1855), Italian philosopher and cleric, founder of reforming lay orders; he sought to reconcile authentic Catholic faith with liberalism and German idealism. He argued strongly against the secularization of the Italian state, yet was closely associated with some of the leaders of that movement.
"His prolific writings range from philosophy, theology, and jurisprudence to pedagogy, anthropology, literature, and politics, and influenced all other moderate Catholic intellectuals, including Manzoni, Fogazzaro, and Gioberti." - The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature.