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, (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 -.
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.
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.
Roma: A Cura del Comitato Giuliano, (1947). Paperback. PRESENTATION COPY to Otto Weis. Signature is unclear - possibly it is a presentation copy from one of the authors. Very good in grey paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Minor wear to edges. Clean interior. 123 pages plus index. In Italian. ITA1/1252. 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.
Milano: Fratelli Treves, 1912. Hardcover. 8vo. In maroon 3/4 leather with orange and brown marbled paper covered boards. Gilt title stamp and decoration to spines. Spine leather slightly aged with some wear to the outer hinges. There is a large chip to the spine of volume five and the remaining leather is very brittle. The rear hinge of volume one is starting with a two inch crack to the leather along the hinge. Minor edge wear to all volumes. Interiors are clean and bright with marbled endpages. In Italian. ITAL/042005 This set may require an extra shipping fee. 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.
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.