Piacenza [actually London]: Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari [actually John Wolfe], 1587. 12mo., , 559,  pages; VG; bound in contemporary full calf, paneled spine with gilt titling and stamping; mild rubbing and wear; text block red; marbled endpapers; small staining to title page, title page partly loose; lacking last two leaves of index; scarce; shelved case 3.
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Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1871. Folio, unpaginated; VG-; newly rebacked with brown cloth, majority of original front board cloth preserved, including gilt titling; spine with black label, gilt titling; water-damage to upper half of the volume, more pronounced on the first 5 pages, impacts mags, but does not affect coloring; With 67 hand-colored maps (plus insets) on 56 mapsheets (including 9 double-page), plus time table page, reference table, and appendices; shelved above case 3.
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.
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.
Londra: Giovanni Nourse, 1765. 12mo., , iv, 349,  pages; VG; bound in contemporary mottled calf, paneled spine with gilt stamping, red morocco label with gilt titling; mild rubbing and wear; old small label to spine; marbled endpapers; red speckled text block; green ribbon; With a half-title; early ownership markings on recto and verso of the second free endpaper; small stain (oil?) along upper fore corner from endpaper through page 75; scarce; shelved case 3.
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.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1992. Octavos, 11 volumes; VG; bound in fine genuine brown leather with bright gilt spines, black and red labels with gilt titling, and gilt decorative motif on covers; each volume with matching motif; gilt text block; silk endpapers; silk ribbon; shelved above Easton Press.
Vinegia [Venice]: Apresso Iacomo Vidali, 1574. Large Octavo, , 419 leaves; VG; bound in 20th century ochre calf. paneled spine with gilt titling; white paint stains to both boards; with aWoodcut on the frontispiece, 8 woodcuts interspersed in the text, including a full page map of Valchiusa; interior clean; 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 Cookbooks; please contact us for shipping costs.
In Venetia: Appresso Nicolo Beuilacqua, 1565. Large Octavo, , 470,  leaves; VG; bound in three quarter calf, marbled paper covered boards, label to spine with gilt titling, newly rebacked with spine and boards preserved, rubbing to boards and spine; text block red; title page with two small pieces cut out, presumably where names were written, two other names written, one dated 1716; title page and colophon with vignette; first 30 leaves have a tide-mark to the top half of the page; small chip missing to lower fore corner of first two leaves; shelved case 3.
1866. First Edition. A collection of historical photographs of Venice, circa 1866. First Edition. Oblong quarto in thick, dark brown, fully embossed leather with gilt Lion of Saint Mark on front cover and gilt edges. The volume contains 40 photographs, each affixed to a thin board page with a tiny legend. The photographs in this album were taken by Carlos Naya (1816-1882) and the photography studio Anderson of Rome. Carlos Naya was a photographer and lawyer who worked with optician Carlo Ponti, and traveled extensively through Europe and North Africa. Scottish-born photographer James Anderson (1813-1877) established a successful photography business in Rome, which he passed to his son, Domenico (1854-1938) on his death. Though the legends on these photos do not specify which Anderson created them, the apparent collaboration with Naya suggests that James Anderson is most likely the artist. Both Anderson and Naya benefitted from and contributed to a dramatic boom in photography in Italy during the mid-19th century. Through their work, they offered travellers and locals alike an image of Italy as a place of cultural antiquity and stability in apparent contrast to the rapid change experienced by the rest of Europe and North America. Condition: Very Good. Boards with minimal soiling and very slight fraying on corners and upper spine. Album slightly warped upwards. Some age-toning and foxing on pages and photographs, and some offsetting. Dimensions 15.125 x 10.75 x 2.375 inches.
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.
Bologna: 1830. First Edition. Oversize folio (18" X 12") in dark green cloth hardcovers with tiny gold letters on spine; moderate soiling on boards; 72 engraved plates, each with a letterpress page of explanatory text; 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.
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].
Rome: Gaeteno degli Zenobj, 1706. Tall quarto rebound in 1/2 light blue and beige moire with brown leather spine; VG; 6-band embossed spine with gold letters; high quality rebound; original paper slightly wobbled and faded; text clean; pp. 63 followed by 75 plates and large folded charts; in Italian; shelved in Case 4.
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; recto and verso have same page number; 8 leaves of introduction and index at beginning of volume; text in Italian; shelved case 4.
Roma [Rome]: Nella Stamperia del Komarek, 1762-1768. Octavos, 4 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary full vellum, gilt lettering to spines; some bookworm damage to spines, minimal impact to text block; large hole to middle of spine on volume 3; speckled text block; ex-library, with expected markings, including remnants of labels to tail of spines, blind stamps and ink stains to interior, pocket to rear pastedowns; With 45 numbered plates (restarting in each volume), plus frontispiece in volume 1; shelved case 3.
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.
Boston: James R. Osgood & Company, 1871. Second Edition. Octavo, viii, 760 pagers; VG; bound in publisher's ox-blood cloth, spine stamped in gilt, front board beveled, stamped in gilt and black; mild rubbing and wear to extremities; modern name and date in ink on sfep; interior with mild age-toning and staining; scarce variant; shelved case 0.
In Venetia: appresso Pietro Maria Bertano, 1638. Quarto, , 472 [i.e. 480] pages; G+; bound in full contemporary vellum, some darkening and soiling; title page and last leaf backed with paper; ink notations on ffep, last leaf, title page; stamp to verso of title page; rear gutter visible; mild age-toning; shelved case 3.
Amsterdamo: [Elzevir], 1665. First Edition, Later Issue. 12mo., 744 pages; VG-; bound in contemporary full vellum, ink titling to spine, some soiling and wear, creasing to spine; first two endpapers clipped at the upper fore corner; bookplate to front pastedown; writing to the ffep; mild foxing throughout; shelved case 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Torino: Umberto Allemandi & Co., 2004. Quarto, 347/349/358/348 pages; VG/VG,VG/VG,VG/VG, VG/VG; spines are blue with black lettering; dust jackets have minimal wear along the top and bottom edges, with minimal tears at the top of the spine; bindings and pages clear; profusely illustrated; housed in blue publisher's slipcase; text in Italian; shelved front table.
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.
Brusselle: Meline, Cans e Compagnia, 1843. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary full black calf, gilt to boards and paneled spine; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; mild rubbing and wear, primarily to extremities and hinges; small bookseller stickers to verso of ffeps; title vignettes; mild staining to edges of first and last gatherings of volume 1; shelved case 9.
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.
Florence: V. Batelli, 1831. Third Edition. 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].
Mantua: Giovanni Agazzi, 1857. first edition. Thick 3/4 folio in black moire with burgundy leather; 5-band embossed spine with gold gilt; VG; moderate shelf wear on boards; binding strong; previous owner's inscription on label on ffep; paper slightly wobbled and faded; last few pages and end page detached; contains 58 plates of engravings at center, including double-folded plates; in Italian; shelved front endcase aisle 10.; please contact us for shipping costs.
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.
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.
Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1860. First Edition. Text entirely in Italian, Volume I only. Quarto; G+ condition 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 on rare/exp bookcase near stairs on sales floor.
Vienne: De L'imprimerie Imperiale et Royale, 1815. First Edition. Small Quarto, , 334,  pages; VG; bound in 3/4 leather, green label with gilt titling, tree calf patterned paper boards; pattered endpapers; small bookplate to front pastedown; mild scattered foxing; wide margins; minor archival repair to fore edge of page 1; mild rubbing and wear to boards; With a Preamble, 121 Articles, and 18 Annexes; with errata in rear; text in French; shelved case 7.
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.
Venetia: appresso Barezzo Barezzi, 1623. Octavo, , 198, , , 109,  pages; VG; bound in 17th century vellum, ink titling to spine; mild wear and rubbing; two volumes in one, usually found together, although most copies have the order flipped; colophon on verso of page 109; Printer's mark on title-pages, colophon; shelved case 3.
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.
Firenze: G. Barbera Editore, 1975. Octavo; 5 volumes; G; Hardcover; Spine, red with gold print on black banner; Slipcase in red paper with gold print, tear to bottom edge, mild soiling/shelfwear, soiling within; Boards in red cloth, clean and strong; Text block has spotting to edges, else clean and tight; “Istituto di Glottologia”— title page; Text in Italian; 5 vols. (xxxi, 4132 pages).
Milano: Electa, 1996. Large octavo; pp 651; VG-/G; blue spine with white text; gray dust jacket has slight wear to exteriors; tape mend inside dj at head edge; minor chips to corners; faux flaps; covers show light wear to exterior; intact panels; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; previous owner's name to half title page; interior clean; profusely illustrated; Italian text; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
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.
Leipsig: A.H. Payne, 1859. First. Quarto; Good condition hardcover; 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. See all six photos for details Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to size/weight restriction(s). Contact seller if you have any questions. NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in shelf above Ephemera section.
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.