author, 1866. first edition. Oblong quarto (14" X 10.5") in thick, dark brown, fully embossed leather with gilt emblem on front cover; VG/VG; boards with minimal soiling and very slight fraying on corners and upper spine; edges in full gilt; album slightly warped upwards; binding strong; each photograph affixed on thick cardboard page with tiny legend; some offsetting on back of plates; contains 40 photographs out of 177 total compiled in 1866; Carlos Naya was a photographer and lawyer who worked with optician Carlo Ponti, and traveled extensively though Europe and North Africa; in good condition; please contact us for shipping costs; shelved above mythology.
Rome: Vincenzo de Romanis, 1687. First edition. Thick 10mo in brown hardcovers with 5-band embossed spine and gold gilt; VG; boards show some shelf wear and fraying from age particularly on spine with one small hole on first band (from smoke?); binding strong; previous owner's name on ffep; paper clean; text in tight print clean; filled with clear engravings; some pages with discoloration and offsetting; pp. 256; pp. 142 for Roma Moderna at the end; shelved in Case 4.
London: Printed and are to be sold by W. Taylor, 1721. Second Edition. 4to., 797pp.,  tables and index; VG; bound in polished calf, paneled spine with gilt tooling, label with gilt lettering, mostly worn off; joints weak, some scratches to boards, general rubbing and wear; two bookplates on front pastedown, one from Henry Duke of Kent, 1733, the other Thomas Philip, Earl de Grey, Wrest Park; some scattered ink splatter on page 351 that bleeds through onto 353, text legible; folding plates on pages 1, 215, 476 present and in excellent condition; Numerous mispagination, including p. 447-472 omitted; consignment; shelved case 4.
Lucca, Italy: 1728. fourth edition. Small octavo in vellum with substantial damage and loss; title page vignette; text block stained throughout (perhaps from its proximity to the beverage that constitutes the subject of the book!) but clear and readable; this is an early rendition of Francesco Redi's famous poem on wine; in Italian; from Catholic Encyclopedia: "Redi's poem is thought to have its beginning in a drinking session at the Academia della Crusca in 1666. The situational irony of this learned body in a state of inebriation is transferred to Redi's verse as the praises of solemn literati are sung by a drunken Bacchus. The poem is filled with references to classical as well as contemporary wine-making practices." In 1654 [Redi] went to Florence, where he acted as physician to the Grand dukes Ferdinand II and Cosimo III. He was constantly engaged in experiments intended to improve the practice of medicine and surgery, and yet found leisure for much literary work..."; shelved in Case 0.
Venice: Francesco Toss, 1796. early edition. 12mo rebound in dark brown marble hardcovers with 4-bands leatherette spine and gold letters (date at bottom of spine indicates 1706 as opposed to 1796 date of publication); minimal soiling and shelf wear on boards; strong binding; purple marble end pages; woven paper with only slight fading; contains 25 folded plates of detailed architectural descriptions, and other engravings throughout, one of them with small cut at bottom edge; page 190 has a small crease; text tight, in Italian; first published in 1792; shelved in Case # 10.
Rome: late 1800s. Long, thick quarto in ivory and gold hardcovers with gilt all around; in good condition; set of 26 thick plates with a 10" X 8" photograph on each side; all are images of Rome's monuments and major sites, including the Vatican; tiny legends in Italian; boards show some soiling and are slightly bowed upwards; plates are thwarted upwards; first two plates show heavy soiling not affecting photographs; front and end pages are torn; shelved top of Case 0; please contact us for shipping costs; BB consignment.
Roma: Bertinelli, 1853. Folios, two volumes; VG; bound in 3/4 vellum. marbled boards, burgundy labels with gilt lettering to spines; mild wear and rubbing to boards; some mild foxing, primary to page edges; wide margins; volume 1 with frontispiece and two maps on double leaf, volume 2 includes fifty plates, also on double leaf, depicting mainly plans, elevations and topographical views of Roman antiquities; shelved case 7.
Roma: Francesco Moneta, 1645. 10mo., , 423 pages; VG: rebacked with new spine, previous boards and label; spine paneled brown leather, older maroon label with gilt lettering; scuffed and worn brown leather boards; minimal age-toning and foxing; title page has a name written at the bottom, top edge has been repaired, does not impact text; profusely illustrated with all 128 in-text illustrations and numerous smaller unnumbered illustrations; text in Italian; shelved case 3.
London: Riccardo Bancker, 1791. Set of 9 small octavos in 3/4 burgundy and beige moire hardcovers with gold gilt on spine; VG; boards with moderate soiling or shelf wear; strong binding; ex-libris small sticker and previous owner's name; paper slightly foxed and discolored; text clean, in Italian; dusty edges; altogether in good condition; first edition of Bandello's novels were published in 1554; shelved above Sociology; please contact us for shipping costs.
Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1551. 10mo rebound in brown hardcovers with brown leather spine and gold gilt; VG; boards with very moderate shelf wear; fraying along spine edges; binding strong; paper wobbled and in good condition; some pages at front discolored and stained on the edge; page 17 has a small cut at bottom; occasional marginalia mostly at beginning; title page with inscription and orange colored stamp on edge; pp. 488; in Italian; Bernardo Tasso was a poet and the father of Torquato Tasso; shelved in Case # 3.
Bologna: 1830. first edition. Oversize folio (18" X 12") in dark green hardcovers with tiny gold letters on spine; moderate soiling on boards; paper generally foxed throughout but not affecting plates; please note: preface and title in Italian; all text in French; shelved above Front Case; please contact us for shipping costs.
Milan: 1951. first limited edition (1 of 20 lettered A - V out of 170 copies). Elephant (20 X 15) thin folio in beige and black paper wraps with black letters; condition: Good; moderate soiling on covers; spine shows some fraying and tearing at top and bottom; binding loose; double-folded plates detached from wraps; slight foxing inside boards; deckle edges; lithographs in good condition; 6 color plates; text in large print in Italian; shelved above front door case; please contact us for shipping costs.
Vinegia: Presso Altobello Salicato, 1572. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in 3/4 vellum with marbled paper boards, gilt block with lettering on spines; wear and rubbing to boards; Title page vignette (personification of Fortitude holding two columns in figurative frame; motto: Materiam superat opus); head- and tail-pieces; initials.; Translation of: Historiae sui temporis; "La selva di varia istoria di Carlo Passi ...", "Tavola nella quale si contengono i nomi antichi, et moderni ...", and "Sopplimento di Giralmo Ruscelli" all have special title pages; Includes index; text in Italian; shelved case 7.
Paris: Chez Poncelin, 1801. 12mos., 11 volumes; VG; bound in full brown calf, paneled spines with gilt tooling and lettering; all edges of text blocks gilt; marbled endpapers; blue ribbon in each volume; each volume with title page, half-title, illustrated title page, and numerous copper engravings; light wear to bindings; some mild age-toning; text in French; shelved case 0.
Rome: Presso Antonio Fulgoni, 1806. First Edition. Quarto; engraved full page plate; [engraved title vignette]; xvi; [additional engraved vignettes at page vi and page xv]; 200pp; bound in black library buckram with later old paper wrap bound in; contents show several tears to individual pages at fore-edges in text; final 14pp show small damp-stain at fore-edge; contents else very good. [Spine; gilt title on black cloth]. [Note: A.S. Con Bedini].
Venetia [Venice]: Appresso Gio; Gabriel Hertz, Con Licenza de'Superiori, 1707. Second Edition. 12mo., 448pp., 13pp., 18pp.; VG;bound in vellum with a gilt tooled plate on the spine and gilt lettering; tape has been applied to tail of spine and bottom corner of rear board; text block has some red marbling; lacking 18 pages of plates, cut out; shelved case 3.
In Vinegia [Venice]: Presso Altobello Salicato, 1583. 8vo., 114 leaves.; VG; bound in brown leather, paneled spine with black label and gilt lettering; bumping and shelfwear; bookplate on isnide front board, for 'The Right Honourable Wilmot Earl of Lisburne'; pencil bio of Berosus above bookplate; other plate on board; minor pen writing on title page; water stain on lower fore edge from pp 9-17; leaf 114 misnumbered as 104; recot and verso have same page number; 8 leaves of introduction and index at beginning of volume; text in Italian; shelved case 4.
Venezia: Press Antonio Zatta, 1772. First Edition. Text entirely in Italian. Includes 3 of 4 Volumes; I, II, IV. Quarto; VG-/no-DJ hardcover; Brown spine with gold text; Boards strong, moderate surface rubbing, light scuffing; Textblock age-toned, has some slight moisture damage, some staining/foxing on several pages, lighter to exterior edges; Bindings strong. SHELVED IN FIRST RIGHT-HAND BOOKCASE IN AISLE 10. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Venice: 1544. Thick 10mo in black leather; six-band embossed brown leather spine with gold gilt; VG; substantial fraying and shelf wear particularly on spine; open gutter at front but binding strong; ex-libris plate inside front cover and inscription of ffep; marble edges dusty; paper very clean with little foxing; text in italics in tight print, clear; pp. 366; in Italian; shelved in Case # 3.
Paris: Bossange, Masson e Besson, 1792. early edition. octavos in brown leather with gilt frame; 7-band spine with gilt and gold letters; in good condition; boards show shelf wear and fraying around edges and corners; top of spine has a small dent; vol. 1 spine title frame frayed; binding strong; previous owner's name on first front end page; penciled inscriptions on second end page in vol. 2; contains engravings throughout; text clean with no foxing or fading; edges dusty; pp. 72 and 333; slight musty odor; first published by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso in 1708; in ITALIAN; shelved in Case 0.
Florence: V. Batelli, 1831. Third Edition. Set of three oblong quartos in 1/2 beige marble hardcovers with brown leather spine; VG- condition; gold gilt on spine; general fraying and soiling on boards; binding strong; previous owner's inscription on ffep; edges dusty; paper generally foxed, with discoloration on first pages; text clean in tight print; in Italian; includes full page and folded maps; many vignette portraits and other illustrations, and 39 articles on countries and States; Please see photos for details IR consignment. [Oversized books. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
New York: Paine and Burgess, 1845. First U.S. Edition. Hardcover Octavo; VG; Tan leather spine, gilt text; 3/4 bound, marbled boards; Boards strong, rubbing along corners, edges and spine; Text block age toned, clean, durable, Text legible; 224pp., 227pp., page numbering restarts at volume split; name and date written on first title page; shelved case 9.
Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1860. First Edition. Text entirely in Italian, Volume I only. Quarto; G+/no-DJ hardcover; Green spine with gold text; Boards have moderate rubbing to spine/corners; Textblock slightly age-toned, shows some strong foxing/staining on several pages through book; Binding strong; 356pp. SHELVED IN FIRST RIGHT-HAND BOOKCASE IN AISLE 10.
Edinburg: Balfour, 1763. First Edition Thus. Set of two 10mos rebound in dark burgundy leather; VG; 6-band embossed spine with gold letters; minimal soiling; boards slightly frayed around edges; strong binding; offset from frontispiece illustration on title page; paper clean; text clean, in tight print; in Italian; pp. 331 and 372; contains two illustrations in each volume; shelved in Case #0.
Leipsig: A.H. Payne, 1859. First. Quarto; G/No jacket; Leather spine with gilt lettering; Quarter bound in leather, marble boards; Boards show some wear on all sides; Edges and corners beginning to fray; Some bumping and bending; Binding shaken but sturdy; Pages are toned and spotted in places, slightly musty; Several black and white plates, as well as some beautifully tinted plates; Previous owner's bookplate and inked gift inscription. Shelved: Case 9.
Amsterdam: Severo Prothomaflix, 1664 or 1695? first edition. 16mo in vellum; in good condition; boards with stains and heavy soiling; previous owner's sticker inside front cover; original inscriptions on both boards; folded vignette engraving as frontispiece; paper heavily faded and foxed not affecting text; very tight print; pp. 139; in Italian; Salvator Rosa was a Baroque painter and printmaker, famous for his extravagance and criticism of Roman art culture; SHELVED BEHIND ROCKVILLE FRONT DESK.
Torino: Umberto Allemandi & C., 1993. First edition. Tall quartos in turquoise hardcovers and DJs with slipcase; VG/VG; case shows some soiling; books show small watermarks on lower edge near spine not affecting interiors; volume 1 has text and centerfold color plates; vol. 2 and 3 with black and white plates; in Italian; shelved Alcove 1; please contact us for shipping costs.
Arezzo: Michelle Bellotti, 1749. first edition. Small, thick octavo in 1/2 ivory and green vellum with lettering on spine; VG; boards with moderate soiling and fraying with slightly bumped corners; strong binding; front and back end pages covered with inscriptions and signatures; title shows some soiling, not affecting text; external edges with green and red marble; paper generally soiled and foxed, but text very readable; tight print; page 17 is almost entirely detached; pp. 500; slight musty odor; in ITALIAN; shelved in Case # 3.
Venezia: Presso D. Occhi, 1763. Octavo, , 271, , [1-4], 5-304 pages; VG-; bound in contemporary vellum, handwritten title to spine; mild soiling to vllum; two title pages, each with unique frontispiece but same publication information; some wear to fore edge of mot pages, including frontispieces; pencil writing on front endpaper, name in ink on title page, sparse marginalia; text in Italian; shelved case 3.
London: J. Mawman, 1815. Third edition, revised and enlarged. Octavo; G/no-DJ; Black spine with black handwritten text; 4 Volumes; Boards have black tape on fore edge corners and spine and panels are slightly rubbed, but sturdy; Text blocks have tape on pastedowns and end papers with slight cracking between end papers at binding, slight pencil on pastedowns & end papers, slight foxing throughout, residue from book plates on front pastedown of vols.1 & 3 and darkening on exterior edges; Previous owner's name on title page; pp 1822. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Milan: Gorlich Editore, 1958. first edition. thin folios in 3/4 burgundy hardcovers with leather; six-band embossed spine with gold letters; VG; boards with minimal soiling; strong binding; glossy paper only slightly faded around edges; some plates in color; text clean; volume 1 has 226 plates; volume 2 has 524; in Italian; please contact us for shipping costs. shelved front case.
Venice: Princeton Architectural Press, 1990. Third edition. Oversize quarto in black hardcovers with green and black DJ and case; VG/VG; yellow letters on spine; case with minimal soiling; DJ has a small open tear on top; book in good condition; contains 186 pages of images, cartographic systems and technical procedures for mapping the city of Venice; in good condition; shelved above Alcove 1 Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders. eb/nd.
Napoli: Alberto Marotta Editore, 1971. Limited Edition Reprint, #820/1000. Folio, 44 pages, 72 plates; VG; bound in in green padded leather with gold decorations on the plate and golden titles and decorations on the covers; lacking case; mild rubbing and wear, primarily to head and tail of spine, corners; Reprint of the Italian edition, De l'Imprimerie de Firmin Didot, 1823.; A collection of lithographs representing the customs, usages and civil and religious ceremonies of the Roman states.; shelved above case 2.
Firenze: Tipografia Borghi E Compagni, 1832. Volume Unico. Octavo; 1,097pp; full contemporary vellum gilt with red morocco label; old hand-soiling and minor warping; narrow inch-long paint drip on title label; "Rome, 1840" in ink on front end-paper; scattered mild foxing; contents very good throughout with several full page steel engravings. Shelve: CASE #3 Spine is thick; vellum with gilt decoration and title on red accent.
New York: The Architectural Book Publishing Company, 1924. First Edition. Large Quarto; pp 195+184; G/Poor; grayish beige spines with black text; 2 volumes; dust jackets have severe chipping to edges; split starts to joints; vol. 1 missing top half to spine; exteriors show age toning toward edges; slight pencil to front flaps; price clipped front flaps; dark green cloths have moderate wear to exteriors; some rubbing to edges; strong boards; text blocks have slight age toning to exterior edges; frontispieces; dark green endpapers; profusely illustrated with line drawings and black and white photographs; interiors lightly toned; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Firenze [Florance]; Bologna: Pantheon; Apollo, 1930. First Limited Edition. 4to., xii, 102pp., 120 plates; VG/VG-; dust jacket spine patterned red and tan with blue lettering on a cardboard stock; housed in a green slipcase, VG- with some stains, sturdy; paneled spine under dust jacket has caused some ripples in spine of dust jacket; minor bumping to corners, head and tail of spine, small rip to rear top of dust jacket; ; top edge of text block gilt, others have some age marks; this is one of a limited edition of 300 copies, as stated on the colophon, however the space where where the number should be is black; text in ITALIAN; heavy, please contact for shipping; shelved alcove 2.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1985. First Edition, Second Printing. Quarto, 788 pages, VG-/VG-; dj, white spine, black lettering: mild overall wear to dj, occasional small closed tears to edges of covers, approximately 1" tear to top corner of back cover, mild rubbing to back cover along hinge, "45.00" to front flap; quarter-bound, navy blue cloth spine, orange cloth boards, dull gold lettering to spine: very mild overall wear to boards, small open tear to cloth to top edge of back board; mild age-toning to text-block; light age-toning to margins of interior, text and graphics unaffected; INSCRIBED by Kostof to half-title page; shelved Front Table.
Firenze [Florence], Italy: Giunti Editore, 2010. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 429 pages, G+; blue gloss paper boards, white lettering: spine cocked, boards somewhat shaken, binding strong; bumping to head, tail, and corners; small tear to top corner of back board; slight wave to text-block, light scuffing to bottom of text-block, top and fore-edge clean; mild liquid staining with buckling to margins of endpapers and interior, text and graphics unaffected; interior replete with full-color graphics and plates, gloss leaves; text in Italian; shelved Front Table.
London: William Heinemann, 1896. First edition. Thick folio in black leather with gold gilt; six-band embossed spine; VG; minimal soiling on boards; slight fraying along spine; strong binding; dusty edges; paper and text clean; full size plates covered with rice paper throughout; extensive list of text illustrations; pp. 408; shelved alcove; please contact us for shipping costs.
London: Methuen, 1904. first edition. Thick, oversize folio in green cloth hardcovers with gold letters and gilt on spine; in good condition; covers show some soiling, particularly in the back; tiny bumps and fraying on corners; strong binding; dusty, deckle edges; contains 42 illustrations, 5 of which in photogravure; text in large print; pp. 102; shelved FRONT CASE; please contact us for shipping costs.
MIlan: Oberdan Zucchi, 1937. First Edition. Thick oversize folio in 1/2 light brown calf and brown and green moire hardcovers; VG; 7-band spine embossed with gold letters on burgundy frames; printed on parchment paper with deckle edges; contains 279 plates of engravings; pp. 465; in Italian; this is volume I only; shelved above front case; please contact us for shipping costs.
Firenze: G. Barbèra, 1873. 24mos, 3 volumes; VG; bound in vellum, with marbled endpapers; spines have some gilt tooling and a red label with gilt lettering; mild wear to boards; top edge of text block gilt; volume 1 has spayed boards, with the endpapers sticking to the pastedowns; slight age-toning; frontispiece with tissue-guard in each volume; text in Italian; shelved case 0.
New York: New York University Press, 1985. First edition. Small folio in red cloth with red and brown DJ in brodart; VG/VG; spine blue with white letters; slight foxing on external edges; paper and text clean; pp. 416; first part contains plates in color; catalogue contains plates in black and white; Anthony Clark played a major role in bringing the works of Batoni to the U.S.; shelved on map table; please contact us for shipping costs.