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This beautiful and rare *Signed Limited Edition* Melitensia hard bound book is profusely illustrated and contains two plans and 760 Illustrations, 50 in colour. Presented in three part: Historical Introduction, The Church of St, John in Valletta and
The Church and its Works of Art.

Privately Printed by Casa M. Danesi, in Rome for the Author

Cloth cover: 12½ x 9″. 428pp.

Limited Edition: 2000 copies. This is No. 519, and is signed by the author.

*Condition report available upon request*

 

About Sir Hannibal P.Scicluna (M.B.E., Hon. M.A. (Oxon.), Hon. LL.D. (Malta), F.S.A., L.P.) (1880-1981)

Sir Hannibal P.Scicluna has been recognised as one of Malta’s foremost historians. He was born at Floriana, Malta, on the 15th February 1880. He married Amalia Lanfranco in 1903, and had three sons and three daughters; his wife died in 1947. In 1959 he married Margaret Helen Jarvia, who died in 1977.

Sir Hannibal was educated at St. Ignatius’ College, the Gozo Seminary, and the Royal University of Malta, and entered the civil service in 1902. He held many important posts, among which secretary and registrar of the University, solicitor in the Crown Advocate s Office and Ministry of Justice, secretary to the Legal Secretary of the Malta Imperial Government, representative of the Malta Government Emigration Committee in France, member of the Antiquities Committee, Librarian of the Royal Malta University Library, Malta Representative of the International Committee of Historical Sciences, Director of Museums, besides other important posts during World War II.

The better known of his publications, include the following: The Archives of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (1912); The Order of St. John of Jerusalem (1929); The Book of Deliberations of the Venerable Tongue of England (1949); The Church of St. John in Valletta (1955); The Order of St. John of Jerusalem and P aces of Interest in Malta and Gozo (1969); Actes et Documents pour servir à 1’Histoire de 1’Occupation Française de Malte (1923, 1979), etc.

Sir Hannibal Scicluna received numerous decorations: Knight of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Legion of Honour, Order of Malta, Order of St. Michael and St. George, Orders of St. John of Jerusalem and of Malta, Order of the [p.175] House of Lippe, Constantine Order of St. George, Danish Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Hospitaller and Military Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, Order of St. Constantine, Order of St. Andrew of Gaffa, Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus, etc., also the King’s Jubilee Medal, Coronation Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Volunteer Medical Service Medal. He donated all his decorations and medals to the Malta National Museum

Since 1936, he made continued donations of Melitensia to the Rhodes House Library of Oxford University, a collection of 2300 works, one of the finest in existence.

Origin Malta
Date of Manufacture 1855
Medium Book

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The Church of St. John in Valletta. Its History, Architecture and Monuments with a Brief History of the Order of St. John from Its Inception to the Present Day (Signed Copy.746)

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