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Volgarizzamento delle Favole di Esopo   testo Riccardiano inedito, citato dagli Accademici della Crusca, Aesop  [edited by Luigi Rigoli]
1 Aesop [edited by Luigi Rigoli] Volgarizzamento delle Favole di Esopo testo Riccardiano inedito, citato dagli Accademici della Crusca
Firenze [Florence, Italy] Stamperia del giglio, a spese di A. Garine 1818 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
118, [2] pages; Contemporary cream colored boards, two small labels with collection numbers on spine and front cover -- (the faint spine label matches the number on the booklabel of Leo S. Olschki [ Ex libris Leonis S. Olschki bibliopolae Veneti Established heading] -- longtime booksellers in Florence, etc. Two small inscriptions dated 1843 on the enpapers. A well preserved uncut copy, impressed as an octavo with generous margins, possibly on large paper -- (the copy in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, similarly sized, has an ink note suggesting that this issue can be designated thus). This is a significant edition of a vernacular version of the Aesop fables from the 14th century - edited by Luigi Rigoli (1763-1832). Handsomely printed, with a fine woodcut printer's device on title page (and repeated on the verso of the final leaf). A useful list of words and phrases new to Italian in this historic translation, using the registry of the Accademici della Crusca -- ["Tavola delle voci dell'Esopo piu notabili, e nuovi modi di dire non registrati nel Vocabolario"] pp. 110-114. A few stray spots of foxing, but generally a clean and pleasing copy. 
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Gli amori di Anacreonte o sia collezione delle sue odi di amoroso argomento Tradotte dal conte Xaverio Broglio d'Ajano, Anacreon
2 Anacreon Gli amori di Anacreonte o sia collezione delle sue odi di amoroso argomento Tradotte dal conte Xaverio Broglio d'Ajano
Place Not Identified Publisher Unstated 1790 First Edition Softcover Very Good Square 8vo 
2 p.l. & 92 pages; Very scarce first edition of Count Xaverio Broglio d'Ajano's verse translation of odes by Anacreon into Italian. It was probably printed somewhere in Italy around 1790, though there is no date printed. It probably was made in the Marche, near Macerata, where the translator was a Senator in the Repubblica romana. (The date comes from a catalogue entry in the database of the Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche - ICCU). This handsome octavo version was printed to celebrate the wedding of Carlo Teodoro Antici de' marchesi di Pesci and donna Marianna Mattei de' duchi di Giove - which does contribute some element of precision to the estimate of its date of issue. It is bound in jolly contemporary wrappers with a printed floral pattern. This is a large copy in original condition, with large margins - at least a few fore-edges show deckles. A few leaves of the high-quality laid paper have a blue tinge; 220 years ago, this may have been printed on special blue paper. The long-lived translator, born a Count in 1749, had to wait nearly forty years to see a regularly published version of this text (published in small 24mo format: (Verona : tipografia di Pietro Bisesti, 1829). This rare undated first edition from about 1790 is not in OCLC, none in the British Library, none in the French Bibliotheque Nationale. ICCU database locates two copies: (Accademia Georgica - Treia; and Biblioteca internazionale La Vigna - Vicenza). A clean unmarked copy, with some splitting to the gutter hinge of the front wrapper, but still attached. Handsome and rare. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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LE CAMPAGNE ITALIANE PRIMA E DOPO IL MILLE - Una Societa in Transformazione, Andreolli, Bruno ; Massimo Montanari; Vito Fumagalli; et al
3 Andreolli, Bruno ; Massimo Montanari; Vito Fumagalli; et al LE CAMPAGNE ITALIANE PRIMA E DOPO IL MILLE - Una Societa in Transformazione
Bologna Editrice CLUEB 1985 Softcover Fine 8vo 
Biblioteca di Storia Agraria Medievale; Clean and tight in original blue wrappers. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Istoria del Testamento Vecchio e Nuovo rappresentata con bellissime figure con spiegazioni estratte da' Santi Padri, che molto edificano e servono a ben ordinare i costumi in ogni genere di persone, Anonymous [Rockwell Kent's copy]
4 Anonymous [Rockwell Kent's copy] Istoria del Testamento Vecchio e Nuovo rappresentata con bellissime figure con spiegazioni estratte da' Santi Padri, che molto edificano e servono a ben ordinare i costumi in ogni genere di persone
Venice nella stamperia di Giambatista Albrizzi 1770 Paperback Good+ Large 12mo 
8 p.l., 766 & [2] pages; Original flexible paste-paper boards. Spine quite worn, with upper portion now missing, exposing the sewing and the folded ends of the gatherings, some soiling and marks to the front and rear covers, hinges still attached by the sewing, upper corner of the first several leaves bumped, some lifting to the front paste-down endpaper. With engraved frontispiece and over 100 half-page illustrations throughout, along with an assortment of woodcut decorative tailpieces. With two Rockwell Kent bookplates, designed by the artist himself, mounted to the front paste-down endpaper. These bookplates date from Kent's second and third marriages. While living on Monhegan early in the twentieth century, Rockwell Kent met his first wife, Kathleen Whiting, a niece of painter Abbott Handerson Thayer. Over the course of the next 13 years, the couple had five children together until their divorce in 1925. Kent was married again in 1926 to Frances Lee Higgins, and, after a 1939 divorce, yet another marriage followed in 1940 to Shirley (“Sally”) Johnstone. Both bookplates Kent used for this book were exhibited at SUNY Plattsburg's State Art Museum "Art of the Bookplate" at the University's Rockwell Kent Gallery. [The larger plate is #458 - Frances and Rockwell Kent, 1928, image: 2 5/8 x 1 3/4 ", paper: 3 x 2 1/8 ". The smaller plate mounted beneath is #560- Sally and Rockwell Kent, 1955, image: approx. 1 1 x 1 1/4 ", paper: 1 5/16 x 1 1/2 "]. There is an interesting inscription in ink on a front blank leaf: "To Clarke Bowen / Compliments of / Mr. Joseph Calì / Artist / Malta / 31st March / 1914." Giuseppe Calì (1846 –1930) was a Maltese painter, born in Valletta of Neapolitan parents and educated at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Naples. He was a prolific artist: almost every church of any consequence in Malta boasts work by Giuseppe Calì. He was commemorated by the Republic of Malta with a series of four postage stamps in 1996, and a coin in 2004. The 'New York Times' (23 May 1915) printed a notice of a private exhibition of Clarke Bowen's collection of art, furniture and objects at his home, Woodhaven [Queens], noting that most of Bowen's paintings had been aquired in Malta. There are also brief eighteenth century ownership inscriptions on that same front blank and the title page. Printed as an unusually tall 12mo. Collation: [-] 8 A-Ii 12. With both half title and a genuine initial blank leaf ([-]1). Despite the wear to the fragile original boards, a clean and complete copy of what is now a rare book. OCLC Number: 636308750 (locating a single copy only, at the Sistema Bibliotecario Ticinese, Lugano, Switzerland. From the collation, it appears that this sole OCLC copy lacked the initial blank leaf, and had only the text of the "Vecchio Testamento" - ending with page 504). A search of the huge database of ICCU [4600 Italian libraries -- Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico (delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche)] turns up three copies in Italy -- [Biblioteca comunale Planettiana - Jesi - AN; Biblioteca del Monte - Perugia - PG; and Biblioteca comunale Manfrediana - Faenza - RA]. The collation of the uniform listing is completely in accord with our copy, with the blank leaf, the frontispiece, 766 pages of text (Testamenti Vecchio e Nuovo) and [2] pages of "Tavola." The Hauptbibliothek Altstadt at Heidelberg University has a copy with identical pagination (and the same frontispiece), but evidently dated "1760." Since that date, ten years earlier than our copy, is not mentioned in the 4600 library database of the ICCU, I suggest that this is a typographical error in modern cataloguing rather than a variant. No copies recorded in the USA, none in the British Library, or the Bibliotheque Nationale. Some of the many illustrations throughout show some wear in this copy, and the plates from which those were printed were almost certainly reused from earlier sources. Still, ownership of this copy seemed to inspire two reknowned artists, and at least one American collector of paintings. 
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5 Anonymous [Rockwell Kent's copy] Istoria del Testamento Vecchio e Nuovo rappresentata con bellissime figure con spiegazioni estratte da' Santi Padri, che molto edificano e servono a ben ordinare i costumi in ogni genere di persone
Venice nella stamperia di Giambatista Albrizzi 1770 Paperback Good+ Large 12mo 
8 p.l., 766 & [2] pages; Original flexible paste-paper boards. Spine quite worn, with upper portion now missing, exposing the sewing and the folded ends of the gatherings, some soiling and marks to the front and rear covers, hinges still attached by the sewing, upper corner of the first several leaves bumped, some lifting to the front paste-down endpaper. With engraved frontispiece and over 100 half-page illustrations throughout, along with an assortment of woodcut decorative tailpieces. With two Rockwell Kent bookplates, designed by the artist himself, mounted to the front paste-down endpaper. These bookplates date from Kent's second and third marriages. While living on Monhegan early in the twentieth century, Rockwell Kent met his first wife, Kathleen Whiting, a niece of painter Abbott Handerson Thayer. Over the course of the next 13 years, the couple had five children together until their divorce in 1925. Kent was married again in 1926 to Frances Lee Higgins, and, after a 1939 divorce, yet another marriage followed in 1940 to Shirley (“Sally”) Johnstone. Both bookplates Kent used for this book were exhibited at SUNY Plattsburg's State Art Museum "Art of the Bookplate" at the University's Rockwell Kent Gallery. [The larger plate is #458 - Frances and Rockwell Kent, 1928, image: 2 5/8 x 1 3/4 ", paper: 3 x 2 1/8 ". The smaller plate mounted beneath is #560- Sally and Rockwell Kent, 1955, image: approx. 1 1 x 1 1/4 ", paper: 1 5/16 x 1 1/2 "]. There is an interesting inscription in ink on a front blank leaf: "To Clarke Bowen / Compliments of / Mr. Joseph Calì / Artist / Malta / 31st March / 1914." Giuseppe Calì (1846 –1930) was a Maltese painter, born in Valletta of Neapolitan parents and educated at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Naples. He was a prolific artist: almost every church of any consequence in Malta boasts work by Giuseppe Calì. He was commemorated by the Republic of Malta with a series of four postage stamps in 1996, and a coin in 2004. The 'New York Times' (23 May 1915) printed a notice of a private exhibition of Clarke Bowen's collection of art, furniture and objects at his home, Woodhaven [Queens], noting that most of Bowen's paintings had been aquired in Malta. There are also brief eighteenth century ownership inscriptions on that same front blank and the title page. Printed as an unusually tall 12mo. Collation: [-] 8 A-Ii 12. With both half title and a genuine initial blank leaf ([-]1). Despite the wear to the fragile original boards, a clean and complete copy of what is now a rare book. OCLC Number: 636308750 (locating a single copy only, at the Sistema Bibliotecario Ticinese, Lugano, Switzerland. From the collation, it appears that this sole OCLC copy lacked the initial blank leaf, and had only the text of the "Vecchio Testamento" - ending with page 504). A search of the huge database of ICCU [4600 Italian libraries -- Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico (delle biblioteche italiane e per le informazioni bibliografiche)] turns up three copies in Italy -- [Biblioteca comunale Planettiana - Jesi - AN; Biblioteca del Monte - Perugia - PG; and Biblioteca comunale Manfrediana - Faenza - RA]. The collation of the uniform listing is completely in accord with our copy, with the blank leaf, the frontispiece, 766 pages of text (Testamenti Vecchio e Nuovo) and [2] pages of "Tavola." The Hauptbibliothek Altstadt at Heidelberg University has a copy with identical pagination (and the same frontispiece), but evidently dated "1760." Since that date, ten years earlier than our copy, is not mentioned in the 4600 library database of the ICCU, I suggest that this is a typographical error in modern cataloguing rather than a variant. No copies recorded in the USA, none in the British Library, or the Bibliotheque Nationale. Some of the many illustrations throughout show some wear in this copy, and the plates from which those were printed were almost certainly reused from earlier sources. Still, ownership of this copy seemed to inspire two reknowned artists, and at least one American collector of paintings. 
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Statuti regole ed ordinazioni della venerabile Archiconfraternita del SSMO [Santissimo] Nome di Maria nuovamente compilati e confermati con bolla della santita` di nostro signore Papa Pio VII. felicemente regnante, Arciconfraternita del Santissimo Nome di Maria
6 Arciconfraternita del Santissimo Nome di Maria Statuti regole ed ordinazioni della venerabile Archiconfraternita del SSMO [Santissimo] Nome di Maria nuovamente compilati e confermati con bolla della santita` di nostro signore Papa Pio VII. felicemente regnante
Roma Presso Lazzarini Stampatore della R.C.A. 1805 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Small 4to 
xix, [1] & 131 pages; Contemporary binding: quarter green morocco or roan leather, pressed grain, flat spine lettered and decoratively stamped in gilt, marbled paper-covered boards in red and black, corners tipped in leather matching the spine, green silk ribbon placemark, plain endpapers. Moderate rubbing to the spine and corners, and some chipping to the marbled paper at the edges of the boards -- faint circular stamp of an Austro-Hungarian institution on the front free endpaper, with two numbers in blue and red pencil. One page has minor marks and underscoring in red pencil -- (p. 7). Pius VII, under whose Bull the confraternity of the Sacred Name of Mary was reorganized, reigned as Pope from 14 March 1800 to his death in 1823. Nearly his entire papacy was dominated by Napoleon and the necessity to deal with issues in the Church and the government(s) of Europe created by Napoleonic forces. Born in 1742 as Barnaba Niccolò Maria Luigi Chiaramonti, the future pope became a Cardinal in 1785, four years before the French Revolution began. French troops under Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Rome in 1796, taking the previous Pope, Pius VI, prisoner. When Pius VI died in 1799, essentially in French custody, the process to elect a successor was remarkably complicated, for reasons not relevant to this description. It is interesting to note that Cardinal Chiaramonti, who took his papal name in honor of the previous pontiff, found it necessary to wear a papier-mâché papal tiara for his coronation, since the French had seized the original when apprehending Pius VI. The new Pope and his envoy to France, Cardinal Secretary of State Ercole Consalve, managed to negotiate the Concordat of 1801 with Napoleon, then First Counsul. Relations were near enough to normal for Pius VII to travel to Paris in order to attend Napoleon's coronation in 1804. He was depicted in Jacques-Louis David's famous painting of this event, seated directly behind the new Emperor, who is depicted in the act of crowning his Empress -- (a task Pius VII had expected to perform). An attendant behind the Pope is shown holding the new Papal tiara, known for all time as the Napoleon Tiara. [It was both too heavy and too small for any normal human to wear, and, just in case any observers missed the point of these problematic facts, the replacement tiara included a jewel or two from the looted original, which came to France with the previous pope]. These difficultes presaged the subsequent devolution of relations between Napoleon and the Papacy. The first leaf of the this book, in its dedication to Pius VII makes clear that the central reason for this reorganization of the "venerabile Archiconfraternita..." was a matter of real estate, specifically the confraterity's titular Church in the north end of the Imperial Fora, just by Trajan's Column. This important part of Rome had led a complicated central role for over fifteen hundred years when the feast of the Holy Name of Mary was introduced by Pope Innocent XI (1676-1689) to commemorate the victory of the forces led by the Polish king, John Sobieski over the Ottoman Turks at the second Siege of Vienna in 1683. Before this battle, Sobieski had placed his troops under the protection of the Virgin Mary; his victory permanently ended the dominance of the Turks in Europe. The Confraterity devoted to the Sacred Name of Mary was founded a few years later, and the first edition of its regulations which are renewed here was published in 1689. The confraternity acquired an old church, which is first mentioned in records in 1418, but was probably older -- [San Bernardo a Colonna Traiani]. After some renovations in the 1690's, the confraternity of the Sacred Name of Mary decided that its new location was really too small. They acquired an adjacent lot and erected a new, larger church built between 1736 to 1741 -- designed by a French architect, Antoine Dérizet. Opposite the new church were the back doors of the monasteries of Sant'Eufemia and Santo Spirito ai Monti. Soon before our 1805 book was published, these old monasteries had been demolished for archaeological excavations, seeking to uncover the Basilica Ulpia of the Forum of Trajan. So, at this time, Dérizet's domed church overlooked a significant excavation which had uncovered just a few tantalizing Roman bits. Pius VII's attention to this circumstance was prescient, as the French came back to Rome a few years later, (taking the city and also taking Pius VII prisoner). While Pius VII was detained in a series of locations convenient to Napoleon's armies (and highly unpleasant to the Pope and the state of his health), Napoleon's architects were drawing up plans to dig up and rearrange Rome to suit a new grandeur under Napoleonic rule. These plans called for the demolition of Dérizet's 1741 church, and a new plaza with Trajan's column at its center. Fortunately, these plans were not yet executed by 1814, when Napoleon's forces encountered substantial reverses and Pope Pius was rescued and restored to Rome. It should be noted that Pius VII was a cultivated man, fluent in at least four languages, a lover of old books and manuscripts (greatly to the benefit of the Vatican Library) and generally a fan of sensible archeological investigation. Specifically, he sponsored excavations in Ostia which revealed ancient ruins and icons; restored the Arch of Constantine; and ordered the construction of fountains and piazzas and erected the obelisk at Monte Pincio. This book is now rare; there are three single copies located in the OCLC World Cat... unhelpfully, each has a separate number. [See OCLC Number: 81864670 -- Harvard, Houghton Library; OCLC: 43534753 -- Univ. of Dayton, Roesch Library; and OCLC 249972563 -- Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz]. Our copy is complete, although two leaves of the final gathering were misfolded and now appear in incorrect order. 
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IL SANTUARIO DELLA MADONNA DELLA GHIARA A REGGIO EMILIA, Bacchi, Andrea ; & Massimo Mussini
7 Bacchi, Andrea ; & Massimo Mussini IL SANTUARIO DELLA MADONNA DELLA GHIARA A REGGIO EMILIA
Torino Umberto Allemandi Editore 1996 8842206482 / 9788842206484 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Folio 
Cassa di Risparmio di Reggio Emilia. Beautifully illustrated scholarly treatise on the Basilica della Beata Vergine della Ghiara and the fabulous artwork within the Basilica. Text in Italian. Essays by Mussini on the architecture, Bacchi on the Sculpture, Daniele Benati on the Murals, and additional essays on specific aspects of the art & architecture of the Basilica by Angelo Mazza, Jadranka Bentini, Paola Caschi Lavagetto, Umberto Nobili and Alessandro Brogi. Wonderful colour plates as well as numerous architectural drawings, etc. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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8 Bacchi, Andrea ; & Massimo Mussini IL SANTUARIO DELLA MADONNA DELLA GHIARA A REGGIO EMILIA
Torino Umberto Allemandi Editore 1996 8842206482 / 9788842206484 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Folio 
Cassa di Risparmio di Reggio Emilia. Beautifully illustrated scholarly treatise on the Basilica della Beata Vergine della Ghiara and the fabulous artwork within the Basilica. Text in Italian. Essays by Mussini on the architecture, Bacchi on the Sculpture, Daniele Benati on the Murals, and additional essays on specific aspects of the art & architecture of the Basilica by Angelo Mazza, Jadranka Bentini, Paola Caschi Lavagetto, Umberto Nobili and Alessandro Brogi. Wonderful colour plates as well as numerous architectural drawings, etc. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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ON THE PERSONAE OF THE COMEDY, Bergin, Thomas G. ; [SIGNED]
9 Bergin, Thomas G. ; [SIGNED] ON THE PERSONAE OF THE COMEDY
Italica 1965 Pamphlet Very Good Signed by Author
Italica XLII, 1; Autograph; 7 pages; Offprint of Article published in ITALICA, Volume XLII, No. 1. Inscribed by the author on front wrapper to Mary Reynolds, noted Joyce scholar who taught at Yale University. Ms Reynolds wrote a number of books about Joyce, most notably "Joyce and Dante: The Shaping Imagination," in which she traced the influence of Dante's poetry on Joyce's writing. She and Bergin were close friends and colleagues.; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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10 Bertarelli, L. V. LUCANIA E CALABRIA
Milano Touring Club Italiano 1956 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Guida d'Italia; 403 pages; Con 15 carte geografiche, 5 piante di citta, 7 piante di edifici, e 16 stemmi. 1956 edition (though titlepage has 1938). Former owner's name neatly on ffep - "Roberts." From the collection of Isabel and Lawrence Roberts. Lawrence Roberts was the noted Orientalist and former Director of the Brooklyn Museum and the American Academy at Rome, where they hosted a bevy of intellectuals, artists and students. Clean and tight in original red cloth binding in very good dustjacket with minor edgewear. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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REGGIO EMILIA CITTA ANIMATRICE D'ITALIA con tavole fuori testo, Bolognesi, Selene Anceschi
11 Bolognesi, Selene Anceschi REGGIO EMILIA CITTA ANIMATRICE D'ITALIA con tavole fuori testo
Reggio Emilia Reggio Emilia 1968 Softcover Very Good 8vo 
Clean and tight in original printed wrappers, small chip at lower edge of front wrapper. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Pietre, Figure, Storie e Storielle della vecchia Roma, Borghese, Daria
12 Borghese, Daria Pietre, Figure, Storie e Storielle della vecchia Roma
Roma - Rome Gherardo Casini Editore 1955 Second Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
326 pages; Publisher's binding, dark blue half niger morocco over rough linen. Flat spine, lettered in gilt. A handsome volume about old Rome, with b/w illustrations throughout from drawings by the author. This 1955 Second edition from December 1955 is described on the verso of the title page as "completamente rifusa." The first edition had been published in June of the previous year, and was 26 pages less and 2 cm. shorter. There are some toning to the endpapers (transfers from the adhesives used by the bookbinder) -- otherwise this is clean and handsome, in an attractive binding. Text in Italian throughout. OCLC: 18406658 (5 locations). 3 p.l., 326pp 
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STORIA DEL MONDO MEDIEVALE - Vol. IV: La Riforma della Chiesa a la Lotta Fra Papi e Imperatori, Brooke;  et al.
13 Brooke; et al. STORIA DEL MONDO MEDIEVALE - Vol. IV: La Riforma della Chiesa a la Lotta Fra Papi e Imperatori
Garzanti / Cambridge University Press 1979 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 8vo 
990 pages; 140 illustrazioni in nero e 4 cartine, 12 tavole a colori Dustjacket has some edgewear and is chipped at spine ends and corners, now in protective mylar cover. Large heavy book requires additional charge for international shipment. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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OTTONE A ORTA - Quell'estate del 962, Capuani, Gian Maria
14 Capuani, Gian Maria OTTONE A ORTA - Quell'estate del 962
Milano Jaca Books - Europia 1981 Softcover Fine 8vo 
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15 Chiodi, Cesare SICILIA
Milano Touring Club Italiano 1953 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Guida d'Italia; 720 pages; Former owner's name neatly on ffep - "Roberts." From the collection of Isabel and Lawrence Roberts. Lawrence Roberts was the noted Orientalist and former Director of the Brooklyn Museum and the American Academy at Rome, where they hosted a bevy of intellectuals, artists and students. Con 22 carte geografiche, 16 pianti di citta, 27 piante di antichita ed edifici r 25 stemmi. Original red cloth binding with gilt lettering.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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16 Cresti, Carlo ; Photographs by Massimo Listri CIVILTA DELLE VILLE TOSCANE
Udine Magnus Edizioni 1993 Second Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Folio 
Fine in Fine dustjacket and slipcase as pictured. Cresti is a professor of the History of Architecture at the University of Florence. This is an incredibly beautiful book on Tuscan architecture of many eras. The text is in the original Italian, the reproductions and photographs are stunning. A very heavy large book - domestic sales only. Book is large and heavy and will require extra postage.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Storia Del Teatro Drammatico - Volume  IV only Parte Quinta: Il Teatro Contemporaneo + Teatri Orientali, D'Amico, Silvio
17 D'Amico, Silvio Storia Del Teatro Drammatico - Volume IV only Parte Quinta: Il Teatro Contemporaneo + Teatri Orientali
Milano Rizzoli & C. Editori 1939 Hardcover Very Good 
509 pages; Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover. Colour frontispiece, profusely illustrated throughout. 
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Dante's Vita Nova Kritisher Text unter Benutzung von 35 Bekannten Handscriften von Friedrich Beck, Dante Alighieri ;  [edited by Friedrich Beck]
18 Dante Alighieri ; [edited by Friedrich Beck] Dante's Vita Nova Kritisher Text unter Benutzung von 35 Bekannten Handscriften von Friedrich Beck
Munchen - Munich Piloty & Loehle 1896 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 4to 
lv & 136 pages; Early twentieth century dark blue buckram, spine lettered in gilt, original printed front wrapper bound in (with text duplicating the title page), fore and bottom edges untrimmed. A copy of Friedrich Beck's important variorum edition of Dante's Vita Nova, in which variant readings from all 35 known manuscripts of the text are specified. (The fifty five page introduction has a detailed list of the 35 manuscripts known to Friedrich Beck, with their locations, collations and other physical and textual features specified). This copy has been bound for a private owner, and richly extra-illustrated by 24 photographic prints bound in. These are nineteenth century photographs, almost all from commerical sources; most are albumen prints, with several (later) silver prints. The subjects include varous portraits of Dante (old paintings and sculptures) and several views of places or buildings relevant to the text. There is a pencil notation on the original front wrapper: "Robinson." In all, a handsome copy of this important variorum text of the "Vita Nova" -- along with a well-chosen gallery of nineteenth century photographic prints having to do with the subject and period. All the prints are particularly well preserved, having been protected from exposure to light and kept clean and flat between leaves of this folio. 
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L'Impero Italiano dell'Africa Orientale, De Magistris, L[uigi] F[ilippo]
19 De Magistris, L[uigi] F[ilippo] L'Impero Italiano dell'Africa Orientale
Roma [Rome] La Libreria dello Stato 1936 First Edition Softcover Very Good- Small 4to 
2 pl. , 95 & color plates pages; Publisher's color pictorial wrappers, title printed in red -- the vivid cover depicts Benito Mussolini in a typical pose with a map of Africa behind him. Illustrations throughout, including color plates printed on rectos and versos which are hors texte (not included in pagination). Although the cover states that this work is "Il Libro della V Classe Elementare" -- the text and illustrations seem sufficiently advanced for adult readers. A very good copy of this scarce publication about the portions of Africa which the Italian Fascist government (in its anno XV) considered either currently, or potentially, part of Italy's colonial possessions. The rear wrapper has moderate foxing, and states a price [Presso: L. 4,50] and has a mounted postage-stamp like pictorial label with perforated edges "Prov. Gen. Dello Stato / Libri Vniv. le Scuole Elementari A - XV" -- this have been overstamped "106 COLLAUDO" Now quite scarce; evidently not in OCLC or COPAC. Not to be confused with a similarly titled much smaller book published in Genova by Ortali [with 40 pp. including maps of L'Impero d'Etiopia, l'Eritrea, la Somalia]. Some toning throughout, minor repairs to the fragile spine, which is missing small pieces at the head and foot. Title page in red and black. 
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La Sacra Bibbia ossia l'Antico e il Nuovo Testamento (lovely Roan leather binding), Diodati, Giovanni, translator
20 Diodati, Giovanni, translator La Sacra Bibbia ossia l'Antico e il Nuovo Testamento (lovely Roan leather binding)
Londra - London Printed by William Clowes and Sons 1859 Hardcover Very Good+ 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
975 & [1] pages; Contemporary binding, black roan leather in the manner of morocco, with an all-over decorative pattern stamped in blind, title stamped in gilt directly on the second panel of the spine, pale tan endpapers, all edges gilt. With the ticket of the London firm of "Watkins Binder" mounted to the lower gutter corner of the rear paste-down endpaper. This is a handsome specimen of the standard Protestant bible in the Italian translation made by the Swiss-born Italian Calvinist theologian and translator Giovanni Diodati [1576-1649]. He was the first translator of the Bible into Italian from Hebrew and Greek sources. Diodati was born at Geneva, of a noble family exiled on account of its Protestantism from Lucca in Italy. He was a protestant theologian of note, a follower of Calvin and Theodore Beza, (Diodati followed Beza as Professor of theology at Geneva). Deodati traveled in Italy, where he met the noted Venetian theologian and politician Paolo Sarpi. Sarpi wrote an influential and rather personal History of the Council of Trent, widely read among Protestants. Deodati sought (without success) to engage Sarpi in Protestant reform movements. But while Sarpi remained technically a Roman Catholic, despite his influential challenges to Papal authority, he also sought to make Protestant worship possible in his beloved Venetian Republic. And, through its significant provenance, this handsome little edition of Deodati's Protestant bible in Italian played a role in Protestant life in Venice over two hundred years after Diodati and father Paolo Sarpi died. There is an ink presentation inscription on the front free endpaper of this copy: [... "Mr. F. Colton / with the kind / regards of your / fellow Citizen . B. Lacwood."] The recipient was Francis Colton, who was appointed U. S. Consul in Venice by the President in June, 1866. He succeded the future novelist William Dean Howells, who had been appointed by Abraham Lincoln as U. S. Consul in Venice in 1861. [The young W. D. Howells wrote a campaign biography of Lincoln in 1860, who gratefully extended this position to Howells the following year]. Howells left Venice in 1866 to become editor of the Atlantic Monthly. Francis Colton continued Howell's literary tradition in the Venice Consulate by acting as a correspondent to the New York Tribune, to which he sent a series of articles about the Risorgimento and the Unification of Italy. Indeed, Venice, during the first weeks and months of Colton's service as U.S. Consul, passed from the control of Austria to join the re-united Italy. Partly as a consequence of these turbulent and interesting times in the former Republic, Francis Colton was able to establish a Chapel in the U. S. Consulate for the worship of American and British travelers and expatriate residents, presided over by a Scots Presbyterian preacher. This chapel of Colton's became the nucleus of the Protestants in Venice, and Colton was at the center of an effort to secure a Venetian Palazzo for the use of the Protestant community, paid for partly by Colton himself (who had been a successful banker in Galesburg back in the States, before and during the Civil War) and partly by subscriptions from the Venetian community and contributions from interested donors in the United States and elsewhere. This Venetian palace was used for Church services and a school run under the charge of the old Waldensian Protestant church of Savoy. King Victor Emmanuel issued a decree putting the Venetian Palazzo in the formal possession of the Waldensian church. Legal historians consider this Royal decree to be the first wedge in the statute which made it possible for various Protestant churches to own property in Italy. This copy of Diodati's Protestant Italian bible, the standard version from 1603 through the present, has the, circular embossed blindstamp: "CONSULATE U. S. A. VENICE" surrounding a Federal Eagle with arrows and olive branch. This stamp, shallow, but clearly pressed, appears at the center of the title page, and is repeated on the front free-endpaper, under the inscription to Francis Colton. The post-Consular career of Francis Colton deserves more than passing reference. He returned to the United States in 1869, the year of the completion of the Pacific Railroad. He was appointed the Railroad's first Passenger Agent, and made his office in Omaha, Nebraska. During his first year in this post, Colton attended an important convention of all the American Railroad lines in Chicago, where he argued for the establishment of "through tickets" for passengers at rates reduced from the accumulated totals of all the tickets formerly issued by all the various Rail companies necessary for passenger travel in the earliest years of rail travel. Colton was eventually successful after a week's campaign, which saw significant opposition by most railroad men of the time. Two years later, Colton was appointed as General Foreign Agent for the Union and Pacific Railroad and sent to China and Japan in an effort to secure the tea freight trade to San Francisco-Chicago-and New York, previously the exclusive province of the shipping lines via water (Suez canal to London and thence New York). As part of his extensive travels, Colton managed to get the various Rail and Steam lines to cooperatively issue a "round-the-world" ticket -- the first of its kind. He retired from business in 1884 and moved to Washington DC, where his youngest daughter married pioneering Washington real estate magnate Randall Hagner (who sold Woodrow Wilson a fine S Street house when Wilson's term in the White House came to an end). This volume was purchased from the estate of Mrs. Randall H. Hagner, Jr. It survives in excellent condition, but the spine and corners of the elegant Watkins binding has had some neatly-performed restoration. The inscription on the title page originally was made to "Mr. and Mrs. F. Colton" but "Mrs." has been rubbed out, (as neatly as possible on a colored endpaper, but still quite visible). This most likely was a result of the death of the first Mrs. Francis Colton in Paris in 1869. 
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