Firenze: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 1972. Paperback. Beige paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Dampstained on cover and first few pages. Minor browning to margins and chipping to edges of wrappers and some pages. A good reading copy of this Italian history periodical. pages 387 - 586. ITA/041219. Good.
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Circolo della cultura e delle arti, Trieste, 1962. Paperback. Number 47 of 500 copies. Thin white paper wrappers with red and black title to front panel. Mnor wear to edges of wrappers. Slight discoloration to bottom of front wrapper, else clean. Frontispiece illustration. 39 pages. ITA/041019. Fine.
Milan: Giovanni Pirotta, 1818. Hardcover. A beautiful version of this great Italian epic poem that first appeared in 1516. It takes place against the backdrop of the war between Charlemagne and the King of Africa, and has many fantastic and magical elements. It was a big influence on later works of literature, including Spenser's Faerie Queen and Shakespeare's Much Ado. Very good in full leather with repairs made using Japanese paper to both joints. The edges of this tissue are coming loose. A small section of modern leather has been added to the front board where there had been a chip to the original leather. The new leather has been tooled and dyed to blend with the original. Light cracking to leather with minimal board-wear. Despite the noted repairs, this is a nice, attractive copy with strong, tight spine and clean interior. Marbled end pages. Bookplate to front end page. In Italian. Folio. ITA109201. Very Good.
Milan: Mediobanca, 1984. Hardcover. 8vo. Light blue cloth boards with silver title to dark blue box on spine. Spine title reads "Opere II" Very minor wear to bottom edges of boards. Interior is clean and bright with color illustrations. Printed on laid paper. IN ITALIAN. Italian Language. ITALANG/060608. Near Fine.
London: Tommaso Masi, 1789. Hardcover. A charming Italian edition of Boccaccio's classic, The Decameron. Bound in three quarter brown leather with marbled paper boards. Spines with gilt ruling and dark leather spine labels. Leather is rubbed, bumped, and somewhat worn. Paper boards are worn, abraded, with a piece missing from the front cover of Volume IV. Frontis portrait of Boccaccio. Text pages are very good with scattered foxing. Ownership signature to title pages and inscription to ffep of Volume I. Size: 5 x 7.25 inches. Volume I: 317 pages; Volume II: 442 pages; Volume III: 356 pages; Volume IV: 322 pages. ITAL/102121. Very Good.
Banca Popolare di Verona, 1983. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spines and embossed emblems to front boards. Pristine interiors filled with black and white photographic illustrations. Blue dust jackets with white titles to spines and front panels of jackets. Light wear to edges of jackets. Also, the plastic film covering the jackets has pulled up a little on the spines of both volumes. Text in Italian. A scarce set in excellent condition. 626 pages. ITA/042508 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Fine in Near Fine Dust Jackets.
Banca Popolare di Verona, (1982). Hardcover. TWO VOLUME SET. 4to. Volume I is the 9th-17th centuries and Volume II is the 18th-20th centuries. Blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Minor rubbing to spine ends of both volumes and Light bumping to corners. Both volumes have a small bump to the bottom edge of the front board and a small and light scratch to the bottom edge of the text block. Very very slight, barely noticeable yellowing to the edges of the pages. Else is clean and bright with many illustrations throughout. Dark blue illustrated dust jackets with white titles to front and spine panels. One small closed tear to bottom edge of front dust jacket panel on volume I corresponding with the bump on the board. Slight rubbing to edges of dust jackets. TEXT IN ITALIAN. Italian History. ITAHIS01/092199. Very Good+ / Very Good+.
Edizioni dello Zibaldone, 1951. Paperback. Number 72 of 100 in serie 11a with signature of the author in pencil. Very good in grey paper wrappers with red title to front cover. Browning to spine and edges of covers. No title to spine, but there is a number "2" in printed in red. Minor browning to margins of interior pages, else clean and bright. Pages are unopened. 62 pages. ITA/062615. Very Good.
Firenze [Florence]: Pietro Allegrini, 1788. Hardcover. First edition of a work by Italian mathematician and physicist Stanislao Canovai in which he argues that Vespucci was the true discoverer of America and Brazil, not Columbus. This controversial book was added to and expanded over several later editions. Ex-library bound in brown paper boards with green cloth spine. Call number in white at base of spine. Library stamps on top page edges, free front endpaper and title page, with accession number in ink on title page. Glue marks on title page and last page. Evidence of a signout card or label on rear pastedown. Decorated page edges. Text pages are clean and bright with just a few random spots. Engraved portrait of Vespucci. Despite ex-library markings a nice copy. viii + 80 pages. TRAVEL/072621. Very Good -.
Bergamo: Instituto Italiano D'arti Grafiche - Editore, 1909. Hardcover. 4to. Marroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor rubbing to boards. Library stamp to front free end page and tape to first page of advertisements. Minor Foxing to several pages. Browning to edges of pages. Illustrations throughout. IN ITALIAN. 151 pages. Italian Travel. ITTRA/082108. Near Fine.
Le Monnier - Firenze, 1961. Paperback. In ITALIAN. "Premio di Saggistica per il 1962 del Centro di Vita Italiana." Beige paper wrappers with red title to spine and front panel. Orange band with white printing wraps around book. The interior is clean and bright with unopened pages. 364 pages plus index. ITA/080608. Very Good.
(Milan): (1986). Paperback. An excerpt from a larger work featuring an article titled "Societa e cultura al tempo delle signorie" with many illustrations. A thin side-stapled quarto in black illustrated wrappers with title to front cover. Clean and bright. In Italian. Pages 11 - 29. ITA/010913. Fine.
Bari: Laterza & Figli, 1926. Hardcover. Very good in 3/4 leather with gilt lettering and tan cloth boards. Lettering on spine is a bit faded; some fraying along interior front hinge. Brown paste paper endpages. A few chips to leather. Previous owner's inscription on half title. Italian History. Minor browning to endpages, else the interior is clean. 75 pages. ITH1/3140 Italian History. Very Good.
Venezia: Bassano; A Spese Remondini di Venezia, 1773. Hardcover. Very good in modern light brown three quarter leather with marbled paper covered boards and maroon title label to spine. Boards and binding in excellent condition. Interior is foxed. Ex-library stamp on title page. The first section has a woodcut head piece, tail piece and initial. Includes a fold-out chart. In Italian. 320 pages. Italian. ITA/2133. Very Good.
Torino: Giulio Einaudi Editore, 1956-59. Paperback. 6 issues (Dispensa Prima through Dispensa Sesta), Very Good in grey paper wrappers with black titles to spines and front covers. Minor wear to edges of wrappers and spine ends. Browning to margins, else clean interiors. In Italian. ITA1/10081. Very Good.
Edizioni Clusf. 1977. Paperback. Very good in tan paper wrappers with white title to spine and front cover. Sunning to spine and edges of wrappers. Spine is now grey. Minor wear to edges of wrappers and minor rubbing. Filled with illustrations. Size quarto. In Italian. ITA3/2202. Very Good in Wraps.
Geneva: Comitato del'istituto Internzionale di studi Garibaldini, 1971. Hardcover. Inscribed by the author of the introduction to college football coach Joe Paterno and dated 1983. Near fine in original red cloth boards with gilt titles to spines. Clean, bright interiors with slight musty smell. In beige dust jackets with red titles to spine panels and front panels. Minor chipping and wear to edges of jacket. Spine title on jacket reads "Bibliografia Garibaldi." This set may require an extra shipping fee. ITA/013114. Near Fine / Very Good.
Parma, Italy: Alberto Pazzoni and Paolo Monti, 1696. Hardcover. Quite scarce. Annibale Leonardelli (1623-1702) was an Italian Jesuit priest and biblical commentator. He was the author of several works on religion and morals. Bound in contemporary vellum. Binding is soiled, bumped, and missing a piece along the bottom of the front cover, revealing the board underneath. Brown leather spine label with titling. Marbled endpapers missing front free endpaper. Half title page has tear along right edge. Text pages are browned and spotted, not affecting legibility. A good copy of an uncommon book. In Italian. Measures 3 x 5.75 inches. 480 pages including index. ITALLANG/073021. Good +.
Edizioni dello Zibaldone, 1951. Paperback. Number 72 of 100 copies. Grey paper wrappers with green title to front panel and "10 / Madonizza" to spine. Browning to spine and to edges of wrapers. Minor dampstain to spine / bottom edge of wrappers. Clean and bright interior with unopened pages. 160 pages. ITA/041119. Very Good.