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New York; Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover, no dj. Illustrations by Da Osimo, and relief maps by the author. Purple cloth boards are age faded,and lightly rubbed /soiled. Owner name pencilled on front pastedown. Otherwise, interior is clean and unmarked, square and tightly bound. Overall Very Good.
New York; The Viking Press, . Two volumes. Hardcover with dj. xvi+240pp, 243-583pp. Near Fine condition in Very Good jackets. Unclipped jackets a bit sunfaded, sun darkened, lightly soiled and shelfworn. Both volumes with owner name penned to ffep; otherwise clean and tight. "...a complete political, social, and economic history,from the Byzantine Empire through World War II and beyond, of the astonishing island that has stood at a crossroads of Western civilization and shared the successive waves of international change." (cfm)
Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 1958. Hardcover with DJ. First Edition. xiii+355pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs, maps, and genealogical charts. Condition is Very Good in a Fair jacket. Jacket is rubbed and has small tears at edges and folds; also had darkening of the spine and foxing front and back. Red cloth boards are clean and unbumped; gilt titling to spine is bright. Owner name penned to ffep. A few foxing spots to preliminaries and to rear pastedown. Otherwise clean, square and tightly bound. Fold outs all in excellent shape. "the massacre of the French at Palermo on 30 March 1282, which is traditionally known as the Siciliam Vespers, is important not because it is just an isolated drama of conspirators and cut-throats, nor because it is just one episode in the epic tragedy of Sicily and her oppressors. The massacre was one of those events in history which altered the fate of nations and of world wide institutions..." (cfm)
Philadelphia; J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1865. First Edition thus. Hardover, no dj. 154pp + 10pp adverts. Good condition. Boards shelfworn with small losses of fabric at extremities. Bookseller stamp on front pastedown, pencilled bookseller marks at top of ffep, and pencil markings on rear pastedown. Scattered foxing inside but most pages are clean. Binding is square and secure. Collection of petry including Civil War poems and poems in Italy. (cfm)
(Provincetown, MA):(Three Dunes Press). (1995). 95pp. Illus. Wrps. With author's inscription to the top left edge of the title page. A very good copy.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Company. 1882. Fifteenth edition. 412 pp. Hardcover. Pages age-toned, otherwise in very good, clean tight condition. Brown boards very lightly mottled on front cover; gilt still bright; spine lightly soiled and gilt lightly faded; rear board has a bit of mottling and a vertical scratch of something white. Overall, a very good copy.
New York:James Pott & Co. 1907. 323pp + (2)pp ads. Illustrated. Hardcover. Binding is lightly worn at the edges with some fading to the spine and covers. Otherwise only gently soiled and in very good condition. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings, save for a previous owner's signature on the first free end-paper. Overall, a very good copy.
New York:The Macmillan Company. 1955. 241pp. Illustrated. Hardcover, no dust jacket. Binding shows some light wear to the edges and spine, which is also faded, but otherwise in very good condition. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings. Overall, a very good copy.
Translated from the Italian by Nora Wydenbruck. London:John Calder. (1957). 232pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket shows some wear and fraying to the edges and spine ends with light soiling to the covers. Binding itself is mildly shelf-worn but otherwise in very good condition. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings. Overall, a very good copy with a good jacket.
Italy:Cassa di Risparmi d Depositi di Prato. 1983. 3 vols. 585pp; 702pp; 623pp. Illustrated. With dust jackets. Vol.1 has had the first free fly-leaf removed. Vols 2 and 3 have the editor's signature and date on the first free fly-leaf. Otherwise the books are clean and bright as are the dust jackets. A very good set. *These pages in large part recount Massei's life as a citizen of Virginia in the years 1773-1785. Subject was an active participant in the American Revolution; served as Virginia's agent in Europe in 1779; on his return to Europe in 1785 was active in support of Poland during its struggle against a Russian invasion preceding the second partition of the Polish Republic.
Philadelphia:J. B. Lippincott and Co. 1877. 238pp. Illus. Ex-library copy. Small library book-plate pasted-down inside front cover, small pasted library-stamp lower corner of title page; library-card pocket pasted down inside back binding and call numbers on spine; small one-inch crack inside front hinge, otherwise, a very good clean, tight, clean copy.
Milano:Arnoldo Mondadori Editore. 135pp. Illustrated. First edition. Hardcover. Binding is lightly worn at the edges and spine with some mild soiling to the covers. Otherwise in very good condition. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings. Overall, this is a very good copy.
CHRIST'S FOLK IN THE APPENNINE. REMINISCENCES OF HER FRIENDS AMONG THE TUSCAN PEASANTRY. Edited by John Ruskin.
New York:John Wiley and Sons. 1888. 203pp + 12pp publisher's advertisements. First American edition. Ex-library copy. Hardcover. Small library book-plate pasted-down inside from cover; small faded library-stamp lower corner of title-page; faded white ink of library-number and author on spine. Internally a very good copy. Externally spine sun-faded, with some wear to the edges and edge-points. Overall a very good copy.
328pp. Illus. With dust jacket. One of 600 numbered copies. Summaries in French, English and German. An excellent copy.
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