A white vellum-bound book on spiritual preparation for death. Alfonso de Liguori, Apparecchio alla Morte, Bassano, 1782. First published in 1758. Title is Italian for "The mechanism or engine of death." Full page image opposite title page. Alfonso de' Liguori (1696-1787) was a Neapolitan Catholic bishop who was later canonized. Dimensions are 4 x 6 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches. From Italy in the late 18th century.