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: 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.
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.
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 Queene 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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
Bergamo: Instituto Italiano D'arti Grafiche - Editore, 1909. Hardcover. 4to. Marroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor rubbing to boards. Library stamp to front free end page and tape to first page of advertisements. Minor Foxing to several pages. Browning to edges of pages. Illustrations throughout. IN ITALIAN. 151 pages. Italian Travel. ITTRA/082108. Near Fine.
Rome: Societa Editrice Nazionale, 1901. Hardcover. Title translates to "The life of Benvenuto Cellini followed by the Treatises of Goldsmithing and Sculpture and by the Writings on Art." Cellini was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, and author of the 16th century. His best-known works include the Cellini Salt Cellar, the sculpture of Perseus with the Head of Medusa, and his autobiography. Includes 196 illustrations. Octavo. Dark red cloth-covered boards with gilt title to spine. This is a rebinding that shows very little wear except for rubbing at top of spine. Pages are browned and there is some foxing, especially to frontispiece, title page, and first few pages. Title is underlined on title page, and there is a pencil notation on cover page. 857 pages, including index. ITALANG/082922. 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 [Venice]: Per Francesco Piacentini con Licenza de' Superiori, 1736. Hardcover. Volume II only. A new edition of the Italian translation of Cicero's historically important work "Epistulae ad familiares" which collects Cicero's letters to various people during the Roman Republic. Cicero (106 - 43 BC) was one of Rome's greatest orators. In Italian. Bound in mottled paper covered boards over mottled leather spine with maroon and gilt title label to spine. Chipping and rubbing to paper on front board and to edges of boards. Cracking to leather on spine, short splits to leather along front joint, and chips to spine ends. Spots of foxing to interior, else clean. Ex-library embossed stamp from Napoli to front free endpaper. Red speckles to fore-edge of textblock. Pagination: 331 - 792. REL/071923. Very Good.
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.
Madrid: Turner Libros / Ediciones Turner, 1984. Hardcover. Number 25 of 500 copies. Colección Itálica, second series. Lope de Vega (1562 - 1635) was a Spanish poet, novelist, and playwright. He was a key figure of the Spanish Gold Age of Baroque literature. This is a fine press edition of his sonnets in Italian. Bound in white paper covered hard boards with paper title labels to spine and front cover. Letterpress printed in Bodoni type on Ingres Fabriano paper. Unopened pages. A few spots of foxing to the fore-edge of the textblock, else clean and bright interior. In off-white dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Large closed tear to rear panel of jacket and light, small spots of soiling - possibly foxing. IN ITALIAN. 151 pages plus index. PRI/122022. Near fine / 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.
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 +.
Firenze: Soldi e Colombarini Editori, 1850. Hardcover. Ferdinand Mackeldey was an intimate advisor of justice to the king of Prussia and a full professor of law. This text is a manual of Roman law. Very scarce, especially in US. Octavo. Bound in white vellum over green marbled paper covered boards with red leather title label and gilt title to spine. Decorative gilt device and rules to spine. Front and back boards are heavily rubbed with wear to edges and corners. Corners are bumped. Darkening and minor spotting to vellum, as is common. Interior has a few spots of foxing throughout. Creases to corners of a few pages. Handwritten note on inside front cover and to a few margins. Occasional pencil underlinings. Mispaginated / misprinted at page 207 and following; however, does not appear to be missing pages; numbered to 498 pages, including index. ITALANG/082522. Good.