Roma: De Luca Editore, 1985. Quarto; G+/no-DJ paperback w/ faux dust jacket flaps; Gray spine with light gray text; Covers have rubbed exterior and corners due to handling, age toning along spine & rear edges, slight edge wear, overall covers show moderate wear; Text block is lightly age toned & unmarked; Front cover appears to be cracking slightly from binding; pp 130.
Italy & Italian Language
Firenze: tipografia Giuntina, 1957-1963. First Edition Thus. Octavo; seven individually bound pamphlets in wraps printed in red and black and individually titled; each with several black and white plates bound at rear; minor dust-soiling and handling grime; individual titles include Mostra Documentaria E Iconografica... 1) Di Palazzo Vecchio; 2) Della Fabbrica Degli Uffizi; 3) Di Firenze Al Tempo Di Dante; 4) Di Palazzo Pitti E Giardino Di Boboli; 5) Degli Antichi Ponti Di Firenze; 6) Degli Aspetti Di Vita Privata Fiorentina Nel Trecento; 7) Del Palazzo Del Podesta (Bargello). [Spine; seven individual pamphlets; spines unmarked]. [Note: A. S. Con Bedini].
Roma: De Luca Editore, 1984. Small Quarto; G+/no-DJ paperback w/faux flaps; Gray spine with light gray text; Covers have rubbing along corners/edges and slightly on exteriors with smudging & creases along spine from handling, lightly sunned & slight discoloration at upper front cover, possibly from moisture; Text block seems to have slight age toning overall, however pp are unmarked; ffrep has blue ink owner's stamp; pp 303.
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.
c. 1713. 18mo; Fair/no-DJ; Brown spine without text; Boards have heavily rubbed exterior with missing top layer of front, tear at front along gutter toward head edge, worn corners and spine edges, otherwise planks are intact; Text block has darkened due to age with cracking at binding between pastedowns and end papers with tears at head fore corners of first few pages as well as foxing throughout with small holes in in first few pages, otherwise pages are fully bound, 'as is'; pp 144. Missing first signature.
Milan: Francesco Vallardi, 1865. first edition. Set of three thick octavos in green and blue moire with five-band spine in ivory cloth; in good condition; gold letters on brown frames; ex-library copies with numbers on spine and stamps; previous owners' ex-libris and stamp on end pages; boards with minimal soiling but fraying around edges; volume two has a bumped and creased small upper corner with open tear; frontispiece engraving; all volumes with strong binding; paper faded with one page stained in volume one and two loose pages; edges dusty; very tight print; in ITALIAN; shelved in Religion section; please contact us for shipping costs.,
Bologna: Tipi Sassi Nelle Spaderie, 1852. Thin Large Octavo; Fair/no-DJ; Tan spine with brown text; Boards have 2 inch open tear at front tail edge, tear along spine, foxing & smudges on exterior with light staining on front near spine edge and moderate edge wear, light writing at front head edge; Text block has darkened due to age, front pastedown is cracking slightly from binding at hinge and light foxing on pages throughout, moisture staining on lower fore edge; pp 137. Italian language.
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.
Vianello Design. Item is a map puzzle of Venice, Italy. Most text is in Italian, French, English and German. Consists of complete set of 24 color drawings each on 31x24 centimeter rectangles that when assembled give you an illustrated map of Venice: Box contains all 24 tablets, each in good condition and free of any markings, along with a small pamphlet with a paragraph about Venice and instructions on how to assemble the map: Unpaginated: Oversized item. Due to size or weight restrictions, additional shipping may apply to international and expedited orders. Please see photos of item for details.
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.
London: The Folio Society, 2004/2007/2009. folio, 3 volumes; VG; bound in quarter goatskin leather with moire silk boards, gilt lettering on spine, housed in pictorial slipcases; each slipcase has one illustration covering the entirety of one side; Inferno has a small scar to spine edge, else all volumes in excellent conditions; clean text blocks; clean interiors; slipcases have some mild shelfwear, primarily to top/bottom edges; Inferno, translated by Henry Francis Cary, introduction by Robin Hamlin, with illustrations by William Blake, 2004, brown top edge of text block, 1/4 bound, slipcase; Purgatorio, translated by Henry Francis Cary, introductory essays by Michael Prodger, with illustrations by Salvador Dali, 2007, green top edge of text block, 1/4 bound, slipcase; Paradiso, translated by Henry Francis Cary, introduction by Michael Prodger, with illustrations by Giovanni Di Paolo, 2009 blue top edge of text block, 1/4 bound, slipcase; please contact for accurate shipping costs; shelved case 7.
Florence: Successori Le Monnier, 1883. 12mo; VG-/no-DJ soft cover; spines beige vellum with black lettering (first letter in red); covers bound in vellum, vellum straps to tie closed broken, covers have light soiling due to age and material, minor wrinkling, minimal other wear, each volume contains green ribbon bookmark; textblocks mostly clean, age toned, minimal wear, light/minor notations in margins/underlining (occasional), light foxing throughout pages, no bumping or scratching. WRITTEN IN ITALIAN pp. 762 (over three volumes).
Firenze: G. Barbèra, 1879. 24mo, 604 pages; VG; 3/4 bound in vellum, with marbled boards and endpapers; spine has some gilt tooling and a red label with gilt lettering; mild wear to boards; name written on second free endpaper; slight age-toning; broken red ribbon loose within; frontispiece with tissue-guard; contains all three parts of the Divine Comedy: L'Inferno, Il Purgatoria, and Il Paradiso; text in Italian; shelved case 0.
Boston: L.C. Page & Company, 1902. 12mo; G/no-DJ; Beige spine with gilt text; 2 volumes; Cloths have sunned spines and head edges v. 1 has light moisture staining along front joint going towards rear panel and rear tail edge as well as lightly on rear panel of v. 2, otherwise slight edge wear with strong & sturdy panels; Text blocks have lightly age toned exterior edges with previous owner's name on front pastedowns and light moisture staining at tail edges of first few pages of both volumes, binding is good; pp 479. Shelved in aisle 7.
Berlino: Ridolfo Decker, 1862. 4to., 725 pages; VG; bound in red leather, paneled spine with gilt lettering and tooling; boards have double-ruled borders, inner gilt dentelles, single gilt edge-roll; top edge of text block gilt; marbled endpapers; frontispiece with tissue-guard; small scrapes to front board; scraping along lower edge of boards; mild shelfwear, primarily to corners, hinges; astrological map pasted on second front free endpaper; text in ITALIAN; shelved Alcove 1.
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.
Milano, Napoli: Riccardo Ricciardi Editore. Thick Octavo; VG/no-DJ; Tan spine with gold text in a blue box; Boards have minor shelf wear and slightly rubbed corners,otherwise very strong and sturdy panels; Text block has slight wear along exterior edges with clean pages inside, tight binding; pp 1244. Italian language.
Milano: Riccardo Ricciardi Editore, 1954. Octavo; VG/G+; Hardcover with DJ in slipcase; Spine, tan with black print; Slipcase, plain cardboard, tears to top and bottom edges, bumps to rear corners, slight spotting; DJ has small stains and spotting on spine, mild edgewear; Boards in tan cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Textblock clean and tight, gold ribbon marker, tan-tint to top edge; Text in Italian; xxv, 1253 pages.
Milano: 1966. Large Octavo; VG-/G+; Slipcase have moderately age toned with unglued top; Dust jackets have slightly sunned exterior, most notably on spine with peeling label on spine of v. 1 and lightly rubbed spine edges, but fully intact; Boards have slightly sunned spines with strong panels; Text blocks have slightly age toned edges with light pencil in v. 1 with tight binding; pp 973. Arts- European. Italian language. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Electa Editrice. Thick Small Quarto; G+/G; Black/gray spine with white text; Dust jacket has lightly sunned head edge, slight rubbing on exterior & at corners with minor edge wear; Cloths have sunned edges and spine, but otherwise panels are clean & sturdy; Text block is lightly age toned exterior edges with clean pages, slight cracking along binding on pp 8-9, light pencil toward front & middle of text; pp 393. Italian language.
Rome: Bonacci Editore, 1977. Fifth Edition. Octavo: VG-/no-DJ paperback: Blue and black spine with red and white text: Covers have general shelfwear, slight fraying to corners, some scuff marks, binding solid: Textblock exterior has some smudges, pages clean: Fifth Edition: Text is nearly all in ITALIAN: 385 pp.
Firenze: R. Bemporad & Figlio, 1901. First Edition Thus. Octavo; 117pp; full green cloth decorated in black, silver and gold; spine darkened, dented, and a bit wrinkled; corners turned; hinges tender; text a bit toned and occasionally thumb-soiled; else very good. [Spine; faded titles on dark green cloth].
Venezia: Marsilio Editori, 2011. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Magenta spine with yellow & white text; Covers have slight shelf wear with clean and sturdy panels, sticker on rear; Text block shows minor wear due to age on exterior with clean and tight binding, sticker on last page; pp 270. Italian text.
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.
MIlan: Electa, 1995. new edition. large quarto in white cloth hardcovers with blue and green DJ; VG/VG; spine burgundy with white letters; in good condition; slight fading around edges; beautiful color photographs of estates and properties protected by the Italian Foundation for the Environment; pp. 153; in Italian and English; shelved in Travel section.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1967. First Edition. Folio; VG-/VG-; black spine with black text; DJ has rubbing on the front and back, bumping to the head and tail of spine and corners, clipped; Boards have bumping to the head and tail of spine, otherwise clean and strong; Textblock clean; interior pages clean; vol 1 275 pp. and vol 2 261 pp.
London: Sceptre / Hodder and Stoughton, 2005. First edition. Octavo; VG/VG; Blue spine with gold text; Dustjacket VG, has a tiny closed tear and some very small frays in upper left corner of back cover on the fold between back cover and flap, has a small nick near the bottom right corner of the front cover on the fold between front cover and flap; Boards straight and strong, some thin marks of whitish rubbing on the outer edge of front and back board, pastedowns clean, binding strong; Textblock interior clean; 373 pp.
France: Gallimard, 1953. First French language edition. Quarto. Good in good+ dust jacket. Gray-tan spine with black lettering. Adhesive markings to front and rear free end paper, as well as to the front and rear dust jacket flaps. Age-toning to dust jacket. Jacket intact. Covers clean, binding strong. Text block edges clean excepting a small, faint scar to the fore-edge. Text of pages clean and free of markings. Frontispiece present and bright. With many black and white prints and some color prints tipped to as part of the manufacturing of the book. Text in French. 500pp. Shelved in Italian art.
Cambridge University Press, 1968 [1936-1940]. First Edition Reprints. Octavos, 3 volumes, VG/VG; sky blue matte DJs, black lettering: spines faded light green, mild overall wear to DJs, front flaps price clipped, DJs protected by mylar; black cloth boards, bright gold lettering to spines: minimal wear to boards; VOL. 1 [1815-1846, ISBN 0521074274: label from previous bookseller to front flap]; VOL. 2 [1846-1848, ISBN 0521074282]; VOL. 3 [1848, ISBN 0521074290]; shelved Italy.
Milano: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. 2006. 12mo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Black spine with white & gold text; Covers are slightly sunned with minimal shelf wear, overall c1lean with sturdy panels; Text block has light wear due to handling, but otherwise very clean with tight binding; pp 277. Italian language.
Milano: Ugo Mursia Editore, 1963. First edition. Thick Octavo; G/no-DJ; Red spine with gold text; Covers have lightly sunned spine with minimal edge wear and exterior is slightly rubbed, otherwise panels are clean & sturdy; Text block shows slightly age toned exterior edges with otherwise clean pages with tight binding; pp 1256. Italian language.
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.