Parigi [Paris]: Baudry, Libreria Europea, 1843. Hardcover. Second Edition, enlarged and corrected by the author. Two volumes bound as one. This Italian work is on the war of the Sicilian vespers or a period of the Sicilian histories of the XIII century. "The Sicilian Vespers (Italian: Vespri siciliani; Sicilian: Vespiri siciliani) was a successful rebellion on the island of Sicily that broke out at Easter 1282 against the rule of the French-born king Charles I, who had ruled the Kingdom of Sicily since 1266. Within six weeks, approximately 13,000 French men and women were slain by the rebels, and the government of Charles lost control of the island. This began the War of the Sicilian Vespers" [Wikipedia]. Bound in contemporary brown leather. Covers and spine are worn, abraded, and bumped. Scattered foxing throughout, not affecting legibility. With the apparent ownership signature of Pre-Raphaelite figure William Michael Rossetti: "W.M. Rossetti from his Mother." There are occasional pencil ticks, underlining and notations. Very good condition. Measures 5.50 x 8.25 inches. Volume I: 348 pages: Volume II: 372 pages. ITALHIST/083122. Very Good.
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Paris: Gaume Freres, 1864. Hardcover. Troisieme Edition. (Third Edition.) Written by Roman Catholic author and theologian, Father Gaume (1802 - 1879). In this work he argues that the Renaissance is to blame for reintroducing the paganism of antiquity into modern times, which he considers to be the primary source of evil. Written in diary format, he discusses the art, architecture, and history of Italy with theological viewpoints interspersed. Ex-library with bookplate from the Congregation of SS. Redemptoris Neo-Aureliae of New Orleans in all three volumes. Stamp to title pages and half title pages of all volumes. Bound in full tan marbled leather with black and gilt title and volume labels to spines. Heavy rubbing to boards and wear to corners and edges of boards. Spots of foxing throughout; although, it is fairly light in color and does affect legibility. Folding map of Rome to Volume I, folding map of catacombs to Volume IV, both with browning and closed tears. Marbled endpapers and full edges marbled. An attractive set despite the noted condition issues. IN FRENCH. Volume I is 508 pages; Volume II is 580 pages; Volume III is 569 pages. Extra shipping may be needed. FRE/081722. Very Good.
Rome: Tipografia Delle Belle Arti, 1837, 1848. Hardcover. Mixed state. Two volumes are from the first edition of 1837, with the third volume stating it is the second edition dated 1848. The new edition is numbered Volume I on the spine, while the two volumes from the first edition are numbered Volume II and Volume III on the spines. Antonio Nibby (1792 – 1839) was an Italian archaeologist and topographer. He was an expert on the topography of Rome and its environs. He was a professor of archaeology in the University of Rome and in the French Academy in Rome. For a few years Nibby worked together with the British archaeologist William Gell and together they published a study on the walls of Rome in 1820. They had plans of publishing a study on the topography of the Roman Campagna, but they ended up publishing separately [Wikipedia]. Bound in half vellum with paper marbled boards. Red and brown leather spine labels with title and volume number. Vellum is stained, rubbed, and bumped with fraying and small tears to spine edges. The paper boards are scraped, abraded, and worn along the edges. Volumes II and III have light damp stains to page edges generally not affecting the text. All of the volumes have scattered browning and foxing. The called for map by Gell is not present. Still a nice readable set in good plus condition. Small quartos. Volume I: 555 pages.;Volume II: 759 pages; Volume III: 678 pages; ARCHE/090722. Good +.
London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1869. Hardcover. Compiled from the works of commendatore de rossi with the consent of the author. Includes laid in folding atlas to rear, several in text plates and vignettes, and 20 plates bound into the rear, many in full color. Bound in modern three quarter red leatherette over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Previous owner's name is penned to top of title page. Sporadic foxing, a few pencil underlinings, and pencil notations including pencil titles to plates. With two laid-in notecards. 414 pages plus 20 plates. ITA/080822. Very Good.
London: J. M'Creery for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1806. Hardcover. A momentous study of the life of Lorenzo de Medici, the most powerful patron of Italian Renaissance culture. Fifth Edition, Corrected. Ex-library from Biblioth College, Washington, DC with stamps to front pastedowns, title pages, random interior pages, and fore-edges; and with library pockets with cards to rear pastedown in all volumes. Bound in quarter dark brown leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt titles and volume numbers to spines. Embossed design to spines. Rubbing to leather on spines and paper covering boards, wear to edges with chipping to paper. Tear to leather near head of spine on Volume 2. Frontispiece portrait in first volume. Some chapters have head and/or tail pieces. Volume I: 426 pages; Volume II: 425 pages; Volume III: 433 pages plus one page of ads. ITA/111122. Very Good.