Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, 1891. Hardcover. with 51 illustrations. Number 7 of 400 copies. Signed and inscribed by the author. Photographic frontispiece of the Basilica di S. Giov. in Laterano. Corrado Ricci (1858 - 1934) was an archaelogist, museum director, Dante scholar, and served as Senator of Italy during the 1920s. His father was a successful set designer and photographer. Ex-library with a discreet stamp to the inside of the front wrapper. Bound in full vellum boards with brown and gilt title label to spine. Vellum is translucent and an old certificate wastesheet can be seen through it. Rubbing, light soiling, and foxing to boards. A few small losses to title label on spine, but title remains intact. Original paper wrappers are bound in, with a repair to a closed tear on the inside of the front wrapper. Foxing to wrappers and to first and last pages, else clean and bright. 539 pages plus index. ITA/080522. Very Good.
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