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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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+.
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.
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.
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.
Padova: Italia Turistica, 1998. Hardcover. Mint oversize 4to., blue coated cloth boards in mint full-color pictorial d.j. In mint slipcase w/full-color pictorial panels. Crisp, clean interior. A beautiful photographic exploration of the Province of Macerata w/full-page, full-color glossy photographs. In French, German, Italien and English. 127 pp. Italy. ITA/11063. Fine.
London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1781. Hardcover. Second edition of this interesting account by the author of his observations and experiences in Italy, told through a series of letters. John Moore (1729 – 1802) was a Scottish physician and travel author. He also edited the works of Tobias Smollett. From 1769 to 1778 he accompanied the Duke of Hamilton on a Grand Tour of Europe. On his return he took up residence in London. This book was written based on his experiences on that tour. Bound by Riviere & Son in full brown leather with gilt decorated rulings to covers and ornate spine decorations and titling labels. Leather is scuffed, stained. rubbed, and bumped. Spines are faded, with title labels missing, and spine piece to Volume Front cover of Volume I is almost detached and rear joint is cracked. Front cover to Volume II is cracked and rear joint is tender. Offsetting to pastedowns and free endpapers. The text has scattered light browning and spotting but the text is quite legible throughout. Ownership signature on title pages and of St. Paul's Working Men's Club Carlisle on ffep. Still a nice copy despite noted flaws. Measures 5 x 8 inches. Volume I: 518 +  pages; Volume II: 502 +  pages. 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 +.