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VENINI ART GLASS 2003 (spine title)
Venice: Venini, 2003.
Oblong format, 22 x 24 cm, black cloth spine and dark grey boards. pp (199). Colour photos throughout. Bit of rubbing to silver spine lettering, else fine. Short history and catalogue of this Venetian maker of fine art glass. Text is in English and Italian. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$40.00                          Book Number: 41968                          Order / Enquire



ALERAMO, Sibilla
A WOMAN. Translated by Rosamond Delmar. With an introduction by Richard Drake
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980.
Grey cloth. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. First publishing in 1906, this Italian novel was "Hailed in its day as the Book of Genesis in the bible of feminism" (introduction).
$14.95                          Book Number: 41506                          Order / Enquire



ALLEN, Grant
EVOLUTION IN ITALIAN ART
London: Grant Richards, 1908.
Octavo, black cloth, front cover lettered & decorated in white, spine gilt lettered, top edges gilt, others rough trimmed. pp (372) + frontispiece with tissue guard and 64 other plates, the plates including in the pagination. 1912 ink inscription; light endpaper foxing; damp stains to covers, endpapers, and lightly to text margins; VG unworn copy otherwise. A posthumously published work made from articles which had appeared in the Pall Mall Gazette and the English Illustrated Magazine. It was almost complete at his death. The chapters were revised and brought up to date by J.W. Cruikshank.
$45.00                          Book Number: 43242                          Order / Enquire



BARANSKI, Zygmunt G. and Lino Pertile , editors
THE NEW ITALIAN NOVEL
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997.
Octavo. Maroon card covers. 261 pp. Near fine, no owner names or text marks. "... each chapter [is] written by an Italian specialist [with] a full introduction setting the novelists in their historical and cultural context, 'The New Italian Novel' is essential reading for anyone wanting an English introduction to the best of Italian writing." - rear cover.
$17.95                          Book Number: 27432                          Order / Enquire



BERTONE, Manuela and Robert S. Dombrowski, editors (Carlo Emilio Gadda]
CARLO EMILIO GADDA. Contemporary Perspectives
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997.
Illustrated card covers, pp. xii, 283 + 4 double-sided plates. Fine copy. A collection of essays written by leading Gadda scholars that "capture the complexities that characterizes Gadda's narrative. ... Author of essays, novels, and short stories, Gadda has been awarded many literary prizes, particularly for his style, which has been compared to that of Joyce, Proust, and Musil."
$17.95                          Book Number: 40421                          Order / Enquire



BEVAN, Samuel
SAND AND CANVAS: a narrative of adventures in Egypt, with a sojourn among the artists in Rome
London: Charles Gilpin, 1849.
Octavo, pp [2], (2, illustrated half-title), 370, [2]. + 7 illustrations on text paper. A few illustraions in text. Half-title illustration by Herbert White, all other drawings by the author. Red spinkled page edges. Bound in full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament, label, "Ramsey Grammar School" in gilt on front cover, ink 1860 prize inscription to "William H. Howitt" on front blank. Broken front joint, cracked inner hinge, neatly repaired, joint now firm; damp stain to lower front and rear covers; else VG externally, spine attractive, not rubbed nor chipped; internally fine. Almost half the book is about Italy.
$95.00                          Book Number: 41943                          Order / Enquire



BOCCACCIO
OLYMPIA. Edited with an English Rendering by Israel Gollancz
London: At the Florence Press / Chatto & Windus, 1913.
Squarish octavo, pp [8], 56, plus frontispiece (facsimile of page from the original manuscript) text printed in red and black. Quarter bound in beige cloth and grey boards, gilt lettered, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. #128 of an edition of 550 copies (500 for sale), printed on laid paid to commemorate the 600th anniversay of Boccaccio's birth. Bit of wear to spine tips and to outer corners of boards; bit of darkening to spine cloth, margins of boards more darkened; endpaper yellowing from binding; internally fine, no owner names.
$50.00                          Book Number: 25178                          Order / Enquire



Bonadeo, Alfredo (Gabriele D'Annunzio)
D'Annunzio and the Great War
Teaneck, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1995.
Black cloth. pp 176. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Ink owner name at front, else fine in fine jacket.
$30.00                          Book Number: 43878                          Order / Enquire



BOWEN, Marjorie (Graham Greene)
THE VIPER OF MILAN. A Romance of Lombardy. With an Introductory Note by Graham Greene.
London: Bodley Head, 1960.
Octavo, black leather grain boards. Fine in fine jacket (art by William Stobbs), flap price intact. An historical novel set in 14th century Italy, it was first published in 1906 when Bowen was only 16 years old. Greene read it when he was about 14, and he claims in the foreword that reading it was the experience that made him decide to be a writer.
$18.95                          Book Number: 40783                          Order / Enquire



BOYD, Martin
MUCH ELSE IN ITALY: A Subjective Travel Book
London: Macmillan, 1958.
Octavo, blue cloth. Pp viii, 184 + 3 plates. VG clean and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names. A travel book by the noted Australian author.
$14.95                          Book Number: 32588                          Order / Enquire



CAMPBELL, Harriet Charlotte Beaujolois
A JOURNEY TO FLORENCE IN 1837. Edited with notes by G.R. de Beer, F.R.S.
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1951.
Second printing. 12mo, brick cloth. pp 175, including frontispiece portrait and one facsimile. Slight wear to head of spine, else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy. Well written journal of a trip from London to Florence written by a girl no older than 14 years.Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$10.00                          Book Number: 44964                          Order / Enquire



Clubb, Louise George, Editor-in-Chief
I TATTI STUDIES: Essays in the Renaissance. Volume 2 1987
Florence, Italy: Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies), 1987.
Deep red cloth, black cover and spine titles, pp. 271+ [1] (Publ. adverts.), 8 inserted black & white plates, printed both sides, containing 22 illustrations. Faint yellowing to margins of endpapers, bottom outer corner of front cover gently bumped, else fine copy in cream dust jacket. Light dust soiling to dj, mild tanning to spine and upper portion of rear cover, else very good. Eight essays - contributors include: Richard A. Goldthwaite, F.W. Kent, Roger Jones, H. Colin Slim, Valerie Wainwright, Robert Black, and Nancy Struever. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$35.00                          Book Number: 27709                          Order / Enquire



CONCINA, Daniele, 1687-1756
DE' TEATRI MODERNI contrarj alla professione cristiana libri due del P. Daniele Concina dell'ordine de'predicatori in conferma delle sue dissertazioni De spectaculis theatralibus
Roma (Rome): Presso gli eredi Barbiellini Mercanti di libri, e stampatori a Pasquino, 1755.
Quarto. pp xxviii, 376, indexed, title page in red and black, engraved device on title page, decorated initials, head and tail pieces. Bound in old half vellum and marbled boards without free endpapers, gilt lettered label on spine, sprinkled page edges. Marbled boards are rubbed, with some peeling in inner margins; small blue spots along fore margin of title page; in all, externally VG, internally fine, no library marks. Concina, a noted reactionary and austere Dominican preacher of Venice, spoke strongly against modern culture and engaged in heated polemic and controversy. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$395.00                          Book Number: 33442                          Order / Enquire



D'AUVERGNE, Edmund B.
FAMOUS CASTLES & PALACES OF ITALY
London: T. Werner Laurie, no date (1911), 1911.
Red cloth, front cover stamped in black, spine in black and gilt. pp [2, blank], (x), 320 + 8 colour plates from painitings with captioned tissue guards + 8 b&w plates. Spine lightly sunned, with gilt lettering oxidized; serious bump to lower outer corner of front cover and softly to early leaves; yellowing to page edges and endpapers, light foxing early and late; Xmas, 1921, ink gift inscription at front; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$30.00                          Book Number: 38702                          Order / Enquire



De' Sommi, Leone
THE THREE SISTERS. Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Donald Beecher & Massimo Ciavolla
Ottawa: Dovehouse Editions, 1993.
Octavo, 131 pp. Card covers. Fine copy, no owner names. Carleton Renaissance Plays in Translation 14. Italian. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$10.00                          Book Number: 30899                          Order / Enquire



Delicado, Francisco, fl. 1480-1533.
Retrato de la Loçana andaluza : en lengua espan~ola, muy clarissi´ma, co[m]puesto en Roma ; el qual retrato demuestra lo que en Roma passaua y contiene munchas mas cosas que la Celestina
Valencia: Galleres de Tipografia Moderna, 1950.
28cm, 15 unstitched gatherings of 8 pp each, laid loose in a cream wrapper printed in red and white. Page edges unopened. Wrapper has light soiling; tape repairs at ends of spine; contents fine, cover VG..Facsimile reprint of the only known copy of the 1st edition, [Venice? 1528?], preserved in the Austrian National Library in Vienna. No 133 of a limited edition of 218 copies printed on specially made "Royal Annam" paper. Woodcut illustrations, text in gothic letter. "Francisco Delicado (or Delgado) (c. 1480 - c. 1535) was a Spanish writer and editor of the Renaissance. Little is known about his life. He was born in Cordoba, Spain and, by uncertain reasons, he moved to Rome, where he became vicar and Italianized his surname to Delicado. After the sack of Rome, he went to Venice where he wrote his novel Portrait of Lozana: The Lusty Andalusian Woman (El retrato de la Loçana Andaluza, 1528), that continues on the lines of the novel in dialogue exemplified by Celestina. The book is a social and historical portrait of Rome and its dark side in the first years of the 16th century, and one of the first works of the picaresque novel." - Wikipedia. Note.:just over 1 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$275.00                          Book Number: 41697                          Order / Enquire



D’ANNUNZIO, Gabriele
EPISCOPO & CO. Translated by Myrta Leonora Jones
Chicago: Herbert S. Stone, 1896.
16mo, (4), (xiv), 123, (1), (1 ad), (3) pp. Dark blue decorated cloth stamped in gilt, top edges gilt, others rough trimmed. Yellowing to page edges, light foxing to endpapers, small spot on front cover, soft bruise to lower fore corners of covers, nicks to head of spine, a few small soil spots in lower margin of three pages, VG+ otherwise, no owner names. The great Italian author's first book-length work published in English, a short novel. The second book to bear the Herbert Stone imprint and the first to bear its logo, designed by Frank Hazenplug. Kramer 108.Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$50.00                          Book Number: 31254                          Order / Enquire



FEDERICO II DI SVEVIA (1194-1250)
RIME. A Cura di Letterio Cassata
Rome: Quiritta, 2001.
Octavo, lxvi,154 pp. Yellow card covers with flaps. Light cover soiling, lse a VG clean copy, no owner names or text marks. Text in Italian. The rhymes of Federico II (3 are for sure, and 4 are attributed). Commented on from an historical, literary point of view.
$15.00                          Book Number: 39275                          Order / Enquire



FORESTER, C.S.
VICTOR EMMANUEL II AND THE UNION OF ITALY
London: Methuen, 1927.
In the first binding of blue linen grain cloth, spine gilt lettered. With the earliest ads (Oct. 1926). pp(viii), (246), (2, blank), (8 , Oct., 1926 ads) + frontispiece and 11 plates; genealogical table in text, endpaper map. Spine slightly age-darkened, with nicks, half inch tear, minor rubbing to tips; ink name to verso of front free endpaper; small light brown stain spots to pp 30-31 (text still clear); a VG unworn jacketless copy otherwise. The seventh book from the author of the immortal Hornblower books, issued in an edition of only 1500 copies. The sheets were bound over a 6 year period in various bindings, and it would seem likely to me that there were fewer than 1K copies in this first binding.
$65.00                          Book Number: 5819                          Order / Enquire



GOOCH, John
ARMY, STATE AND SOCIETY IN ITALY, 1870-1915
New York: St Martins Press, 1989.
Octavo, black boards. pp xiv, 219, [5]. Notes, bibliograpy, index. Tidy ink owner name at front, else fine in fine jacket.
$24.95                          Book Number: 45441                          Order / Enquire



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