Paris: Chez Jean de Bonnot, 1971. Hardcover. 3 Volumes. Text in Italian. All volumes are bound in full brown leather boards with elaborate gilt decoration to spines and covers. Clean and bright with many black and white line drawings. A beautiful set. Each volume has about 320 pages plus plates. LIT/020618. Very Good.
Milano: Fabbri, 1968. Paperback. Three seperate side stapled sections, each with a full color cover depicting photographic images of animals including pages 521 - 580. Text in Italian. Each section includes full color photographs and black and white line drawings. They cover marsupials, monotremes, and birds. Occasional pen annotations and minor dampstaining to bottom edge of one issue. Clean overall. An amusing periodical just for the illustrations (even if you don't read Italian). NAT/082517. Very Good.
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.
Milano: Dalla Societa Tipografica de' Classici Italiani Contrada del Cappuccio, 1813. Hardcover. 3 titles bound into 1 volume. Three quarter vellum with light blue paper covered boards. Gilt title on black leather spine label. Dampstaining to boards and first and last few pages of text. A few dark markings to front cover and front endpages. Browning to spine. Laid-paper pages are clean overall with some foxing but otherwise very bright. Light rippling from water damaged pages. Tight binding. In Italian. 80 pages in La Nautica; 177 pages in La Coltivazione; 124 pages in Della Sifilide. ITA/3033. Very Good.
Ravenna, Italy: A. Longo, 1977. Paperback. Signed Presentation Copy. Near Fine in wraps. Signed and inscribed on the front flyleaf, dated in 1977; possibly from the author but the signature is unclear. Bound in cream paper wrappers with black title to spine and front panel. Minor browning to edges of wrappers and margins of pages. 116 pages. Italian Literature. ITL1/1282. Near Fine in Wraps.
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.
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.
Milano: Dalla Societa Tipografica de'Classici Italiani, 1806. Hardcover. Four volumes. In three quarter vellum with light blue paper covered boards. Gilt titles on black leather labels to spines. Minor chipping to title labels and to paper along edges of boards. Minor soiling to boards of all volumes and slight darkening to spines. Dampstaining to boards and spines of volume II and light dampstain to margin of first few pages of volume I. Bookplate of M. Bruen to front pastedown of volume I. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Monsignor della Casa to volume I. Interiors are clean overall with a few light smudge marks and a few spots of foxing. Letterpress on laid paper. The author was Archbishop of Benevento. In Italian. Volume I, 347 pages; Volume II, 352 pages; Volume III, 263; Volume IV, 386 pages. ITA109211 This set may require an extra shipping fee. 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.