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Image for Biografia Istorica del Prigioniere di S. Elena : con una descrizione topografica di quest'isola.  Estratta dalla Galleria de' contemporanei di Luigi Jullian ; prima versione italiana eseguita sull'ultima edizione francese da Domenico Solito Bound with: Massime e pensieri del prigioniere di Sant-Elena, manoscritto trovato nelle carte de Las-Casas  Napoli, 1820

Biografia Istorica del Prigioniere di S. Elena : con una descrizione topografica di quest'isola. Estratta dalla Galleria de' contemporanei di Luigi Jullian ; prima versione italiana eseguita sull'ultima edizione francese da Domenico Solito Bound with: Massime e pensieri del prigioniere di Sant-Elena, manoscritto trovato nelle carte de Las-Casas Napoli, 1820

By: Jullian, [Pierre] Louis [Pascal de] ; translated into Italian by Domenico Solito

Price: $449.99

Publisher: Napoli [Naples, Italy], Raffaele Miranda: 1831

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41474

Condition: Very Good


246 & [2, blank] pages; TWO interesting contemporary accounts of Napoleon Bonaparte (both first editions - one published in 1820; the other in 1831) bound together in a handsome octavo volume. The binding is in the Romantique style: quarter black calf over marbled paper covered boards, flat spine richly decoratively stamped in gilt, plain laid endpapers, edges decoratively sprinkled blue. Ad I: 'Biografia istorica del prigioniere di S. Elena : con una descrizione topografica di quest'isola / estratta dalla Galleria de' contemporanei di Luigi Jullian ; prima versione italiana eseguita sull... View more info

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THE BETROTHED - I Promessi Sposi with Wood-cut Illustrations

By: Manzoni, Alessandro

Price: $34.94

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons: 1878

Seller ID: 40554

Condition: Very Good


(16), xii, 723, (17-31) ads pages; Contents clean and secure in original blue cloth binding decoratively stamped in blind, gilt lettering at spine; some wear to cloth at spine ends and corners. Publishers ads bound in at front and rear. English translation of the famous (and popular) historical novel by Manzoni depicting events in Northern Italy during the 17th century when the area was under Spanish domination. The description of the conditions in Milan during the plague of 1630 is particularly vivid. In the 19th century the story was drawn upon for operas by Amilcare Ponchielli in 1856... View more info

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Ammiano Marcellino - STORIE

By: Marcellino, Ammiano ; Matilde Caltabiano (editor)

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Milano, Rusconi: 1989

Seller ID: 41004

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


932 pages; Fine in Fine dustjacket in publishers pictorial slipcase. 12 tavole in nero - tre cartine (1 doppia ft). Il testo delle Storie e" dato soltanto in traduzione italiana. Si tratta comunque di edizione ricca, filologicamente e criticamente ineccepibile. Gli ultimi 18 libri dei 31 originari giunti sino a noi e che riguardano dal 353 al 378 A cura di Matilde Caltabiamo.; 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. View more info

CITTA E PAESI DI SICILIA - nei Proverbi e Nei Modi di Dire Locali

By: Messina, Francesco

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Catania, Istituto Siciliano di Cultura Regionale: 1994

Seller ID: 41260

Condition: Very Good


117 pages; Former owner's name on wrapper, otherwise clean and tight in original printed 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. View more info

Image for Settimana Gastronomica in onore degli Asparagi e della Ceramica Bassano del Grappa 11 - 20 Maggio 1973 plus Gli Asparagi di Bassano - 10 ricette a cura di Luciana Bianchetti

Settimana Gastronomica in onore degli Asparagi e della Ceramica Bassano del Grappa 11 - 20 Maggio 1973 plus Gli Asparagi di Bassano - 10 ricette a cura di Luciana Bianchetti

By: Minchio, A. ; Luciana Bianchetti

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Bassano del Grappa, Tipolitografia Minchio: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42087

Condition: Very Good


24+20 pages; Clean and secure in original wrappers, small crease at upper right corner of front wrapper. Settimana Gastronomica in onore degli Asparagi e della Ceramica Bassano del Grappa or, Gastronomic Week in Honor of Asparagus and Bassano del Grappa Ceramics, is the premier annual event in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. Particularly noted for the region's beautiful, large, white asparagus, Bassano del Grappa holds its asparagus festival between the last week of April and the first of May in San Zeno (Cassola) during which various restaurants and festival events serve gastronomic specialtie... View more info

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LA VITA COMUNE DEL CLERO NEI SECOLI XI E XII - Volume Secondo : Comunicazioni e Indici

By: Misc. Authors

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Milano, Societa Editrice Vita E Pensiero: 1962

Seller ID: 42349

Condition: Near Fine


vi, 390 pages; Atti della Settimana di Studio: Mendola, settembre 1959 - Volume Secondo: Comunicazioni e Indici. Miscellanea del Centro di Studi Medioevali III Clean and secure in original printed wrappers; annotations to a very few pages. View more info

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ITALY'S GREAT HORROR OF EARTHQUAKE AND TIDAL WAVE

By: Mowbray, Jay Henry

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Washington DC, G. W. Bertron: 1908

Seller ID: 42235

Condition: Very Good-


320 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial binding with onlay illustration of a couple escaping from the devastation. Cloth worn at spine ends. Many b&w illustrations. Terrible Devastation and Heart-rending Scenes, Immense Loss of Life and Hundred Millions of Property Destroyed. The Most Appalling Disaster of Modern Times. Containing Vivid Descriptions of this Overwhelming Calamity -- Suddenness of the Blow -- Great Number of Victims -- Fall of Great Buildings -- Thousands Driven from their Homes. View more info

VISIONI ORIENTALI

By: Mrozowska, Edvige Toeplitz

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Milan, Mondadori: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39029

Condition: Very Good+


xi, (2), 360 pages; 80 illustrations. Much material on Kashmir and Tibet. Text in Italian Introduction by Filippo de Filippi. Edvige Toeplitz Mrozowska (1880-1966), also seen as "Hedwig" or "Jadwiga" was an actress, explorer and writer born in Poland and long time resident of Italy with her husband Giuseppe (Joseph Leopold) Toeplitz, a Polish banker who became director Commerziale Banca Italiana in Milan. During the 1920s Edvige traveled extensively to Ceylon, India, Mesopotamia, Persia, Kashmir, Tibet and Burma; as well as through the borderlands of China, India, Afgha... View more info

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ELEMENTI DI BOTANICA - Two Volumes

By: Pollini, Ciro

Price: $399.94

Publisher: Verona, Tipografia Moroni: 1810

Seller ID: 39039

Condition: Near Fine


392, 11; 526, 9 pages; Contents clean and secure in binding of red calf spines over red pebbled boards; boards rubbed at corners, else very good condition. 392 p., 11 c. di tav. ; 526 p., 9 c. di tav. Two lovely volumes illustrated with 20 very nice folding engraved plates. 1810/1811. OCLC: 797828006 Ciro Pollini (1782 - 1833 ) was an Italian physician and naturalist. Pollini obtained a medical degree from the University of Pavia in 1802, but chose to concentrate on the study of botany. In 1805 he became assistant director to Fulgenzio Vitman, an Italian clergyman and botanist who develop... View more info

L'Opéra Italien en France avant Lulli

By: Prunières, Henry

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40180

Condition: Good+


xlvii, 431, 32 pages; Early twentieth century library buckram, floral patterned endpapers. A well-worn, but not abused copy, edges and corners of the binding show considerable wear, top corners a bit bumped at the end -- with library bookplate, small blindstamp on the title page, and remnants of a card pocket at the rear paste-down endpaper. Sound and complete, with the 32 pp. of examples in musical notation at the end - "Appendice musical." The author was really Henry Debusne [1861-1942] -- who used the pseudonym "Henry Prunières" in his youth. A few years after publishi... View more info

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LA TERRA E LA VITA, GEOGRAFIA COMPARATIVA [Two Volume Set] prima traduzione italiana

By: Ratzel, Federico ; Aristide Cignolini, Mario Lessona ; (translators)

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Torino, Unione Tipografico-Editrice: 1905

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41640

Condition: Very Good


Two large heavy quarto volumes bound in half leather over cloth covered boards; gilt lettering and decorative stamping at spines. Leather sunned at spines, minor rubbing, still quite nice condition [see images]. Contents clean and tight; illustrated with 21 maps, 19 colour plates, 27 b&w plates, 487 text illustrations. OCLC Number: 799474939 2 vols. (XVI, 853 p., [32] c. di tav. ; 836 p., [35] c. di tav.) 28 cm. tall Friedrich Ratzel (1844 – 1904) was a German geographer and ethnographer, famous for his work related to the realist theory of international relations and the geography of ... View more info

Image for Appunti Bio-Bibliografici su alcuni Umanisti Pugliese dei Secoli XV e XVI

Appunti Bio-Bibliografici su alcuni Umanisti Pugliese dei Secoli XV e XVI

By: Rhodes, Dennis E

Price: $5.94

Publisher: Bari/Santo Spirito, Edizioni Del Centro Librario: 1970

Seller ID: 36974

Condition: Very Good+


5 pages; Estratto dalla Rassegna Pugliese, Anno V, nn. 7-9, Luglio-Septtembre 1970. Dennis E. Rhodes was Deputy Keeper in the British Library and a prolific contributor to scholarly study of printing in Italy. ; 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. View more info

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Nichilismo Critico-Storico nel Campo del Dritto Romano e Medievale

By: Riccobono, Salvatore

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Palermo, Tipografia Michele Montaina: 1930

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41700

Condition: Very Good


31 pages; "Affectionate regards / The author" at top of front cover and first name signed on titlepage, otherwise clean and tight in original printed wrappers, faint crease at center. Text in Italian. Estratto dall' Annuario della R. Universita degli studi Palermo, Anno accademico 1929-30 ; 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. View more info

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ALPHONSE MUCHA - His Life and Art

By: Simada, Norio

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Tokyo, Tokyo Shimbun: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41400

Condition: Fine


246 pages; Clean and tight in original glossy pictorial wrappers. Profusely illustrated. Text and captions in English and Japanese. ; 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. View more info

Image for Storia Della Universita Di Bologna Vol I: Il Medioevo (Secc. XI-XV) [by Albano Sorbelli] &  Vol. II: L'Eta Moderna (1500-1888) [by Luigi Simeoni]

Storia Della Universita Di Bologna Vol I: Il Medioevo (Secc. XI-XV) [by Albano Sorbelli] & Vol. II: L'Eta Moderna (1500-1888) [by Luigi Simeoni]

By: Sorbelli, Albano, & Luigi Simeoni

Price: $99.99

Publisher: Bologna [Italy], Nicola Zanichelli: 1940

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40052

Condition: Very Good


327; viii, 304 pages; Two volumes, bound in Library of Congress full tobacco-brown buckram, with original printed wrappers and pictorial jackets bound in. The standard history of the world's first (and continuing) University-- the Università di Bologna, founded in about 1088 AD. Very gently marked ex library set, with Library of Congress bookplates in each volume, and the Surplus-Duplicate stamp in rek ink on facing front endpapers. Faint evidence of the removal at some point of spine labels. (No card pockets or perforations). A clean and sound set; each volume is from the 1940 first edi... View more info

Image for Le Vendangeur, ou le Jardin d'amour, poème traduit littéralement de l'italien de L. Tansillo

Le Vendangeur, ou le Jardin d'amour, poème traduit littéralement de l'italien de L. Tansillo

By: Tansillo, Luigi -- translated by Claude-François-Xavier Mercier (de Compiègne)

Price: $349.99

Publisher: Paris, chez l'auteur, Redacteur du Furet Littéraire, rue d'Angevilliers, No. 151. An VIII: 1800

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 41577

Condition: Very Good+


1 p.l., 8, 126 & (8, ads) pages; Contemporary binding: black (roan?) leather spine over black pattern-printed boards, flat spine with title and modest decorative stamping in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges of the text block decoratively sprinkled. A lovely binding of the early French Republic era, showing only minor rubbing along the edges (a bit of pinching at the center of the fore-edges of the covers -- probably tied up with string at some point). A fresh, pleasant copy, with a few leaves showing irregular deckle edges (and very thin paper on the second, "Italian" title page). Thi... View more info

Image for IL POTERE POLITICO CHRISTIANO Discorsi Pronunciati la Quaresima del 1857 nella Cappella Imperiale delle Tuileries

IL POTERE POLITICO CHRISTIANO Discorsi Pronunciati la Quaresima del 1857 nella Cappella Imperiale delle Tuileries

By: Ventura di Raulica, Gioacchino ; Tullio Dandolo (editor)

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Milano, Boniardi-Pogliani De E. Besozzi: 1858

Seller ID: 40462

Condition: Very Good


xxx, 708 pages; Prima versione Italiana per cura Del Conte Tullio Dandolo. OCLC: 797880383 Quarter green leather over green cloth boards. A bit of wear at head of spine, otherwise Very Good. Gioacchino Ventura (dei Baroni) di Raulica (1792, Palermo – 1861, Versailles) was an Italian Roman Catholic pulpit orator, patriot, philosopher and writer. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1808, and in 1817, when the Society was suppressed in Sicily, joined the Theatines. Ordained a priest, he distinguished himself as a Catholic journalist and apologist, especially by his "Funeral Oration of Pius ... View more info

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IL SANTO SEPOLCRO DI GERUSALEMME - Splendori Miserie Speranze

By: Vincent, P. L. H. ; P. D. Baldi ; et al

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Bergamo, Itlaliano D'Arti Grafiche: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39450

Condition: Very Good-


Contents clean and complete in original pictorial wrappers. Wrappers rubbed along edges and shipped at spine. Illustrated with 29pp of architectural plans, illustrations (some in color) incl. fold-outs & overlays, text in French & Italian, tipped-in pictorial label to front cover. Reviews the physical condition of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre. Frontispiece, plus 29 illustrations (photographs and architectural drawings). ; 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 el... View more info