Italian

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  • FINE EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT MOROCCO BY J. CLARKE
    La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy). by DANTE Alighieri
    DANTE Alighieri
    La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy).

    Nella Stamperia De Romanis, 1815-1817. 4 volume set, 11 inches tall. A magnificent straight grain morocco by J. Clarke, one of the finest binders in Georgian London. With gilt raised bands, elegant gilt tooling to the panels and boards. All edges gilt. Portrait and 3 engraved plans. With the armorial bookplate of William Strahan. Considered the greatest poem of the Middle Ages and the most important work in the Italian language. In the original Italian.

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  • 4 UNIFORMLY BOUND WORKS IN FULL CALF WITH WONDERFUL ENDPAPERS
    Pastor Fido; La Secchia Rapita; La Sette Giornate del Mondo Creato; Aminta Favola Boscareccia. by GUARINI, Giovanni Battista. TASSONI, Alessandro. TASSO, Torquato.
    GUARINI, Giovanni Battista. TASSONI, Alessandro. TASSO, Torquato.
    Pastor Fido; La Secchia Rapita; La Sette Giornate del Mondo Creato; Aminta Favola Boscareccia.

    London Sold in Livorno: 1778; 1779; 1780 & 1780. 4 volumes, 6 inches tall. 4 uniformly bound volumes of 16th and early 17th century Italian poetry, in the original Italian. Stunning full cat's paw calf with raised bands, gilt pallets and red labels. Speckled pink edges. As was the fashion at the time, the marbled endpapers are just on the paste down and not free, they vary in colour and style and have a wonderful look. Engraved frontispieces and many further full page engravings. Stain to the corner of the fist few leaves of 'Mondo Creato'. A delightful collection.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL CAT'S PAW CALF
    Scelte Commedie. (Selected Comedy). by GOLDONI, Carlo
    GOLDONI, Carlo
    Scelte Commedie. (Selected Comedy).

    Padova: Zanon Bettoni, 1811, 1812, 1817. 6 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A beautiful set in full cat's paw calf with gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and twin labels. The boards are framed within a pair of gilt fillets. Contains the bookplate with the inscription “Philosophemur" (let us philosophise), which belongs to Dr. James Musgrave. He owned many books worthy of note, including the later ownership of Sir Isaac Newton's personal library. Carlo Goldoni was perhaps the greatest Italian playwright and librettist of the 18th century, famed for his wit and comedic style. He wrote in Italian and French making much use of his native Venetian language. In the original Italian.

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  • MINIATURE IN SUPERB FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    La Gerusalemme Liberata. by TASSO, Torquato
    TASSO, Torquato
    La Gerusalemme Liberata.

    London: G. Pickering, 1822. 2 volume set, 3.25 inches tall. An exquisite binding in full crushed morocco of the highest quality with gilt raised bands, dense gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. Portrait. One of the beautifully printed works from Pickering's series of 'Diamond Classics'.

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  • MINIATURE IN SUPERB FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Le Rime del Petrarca. by PETRARCA, Francesco (PETRARCH)
    PETRARCA, Francesco (PETRARCH)
    Le Rime del Petrarca.

    Londra (London): Presso C. Corrall A Spesi di G. Pickering, 1822. Full crushed morocco 3.25 inches tall. An exquisite binding of the highest quality with gilt raised bands, dense gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. Portrait. One of the beautifully printed works from Pickering's series of 'Diamond Classics'.

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  • STUNNING LITTLE VOLUME IN FULL MOROCCO
    Il Decameron. (The Decameron). by BOCCACCIO, Giovanni
    BOCCACCIO, Giovanni
    Il Decameron. (The Decameron).

    Firenze: Presso Gius. Molili E Comp. All' insegna di Dante, 1820. Full morocco, 5 1/2 inches tall. A stunning little volume in a richly gilt smooth back bound in the early 19th century. Engraved title page and frontispiece. From the library of Alfred de Rothschild and with his bookplate. A pristine copy of this great 14th century series of short stories, in the original Italian.

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  • VERY FINE SET BOUND BY HERING.
    Opere di Pietro Metastasio. by METASTASIO, Pietro.
    METASTASIO, Pietro.
    Opere di Pietro Metastasio.

    Mantova: Co' Tipi Dell'Erede Pazzoni, 1816. 6 volumes, 6.5 inches tall. Full blue morocco by Hering. Superb set with wide floral gilt raised bands, framed panels, dentelles and all edges. Slightly rubbed on the spines.

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  • ITALIAN POETRY IN FULL VELLUM
    Componimenti Lirici de piu Illustri Poeti d’Italia by MATHIAS, Thomas James
    MATHIAS, Thomas James
    Componimenti Lirici de piu Illustri Poeti d’Italia

    apoli, Presso Agnello Nobile, 1819. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Full vellum with gilt bands and twin labels. Armorial bookplate. Engraved frontispieces. The tiny blue ticket of P. Rolandl, foreign bookseller of Berners St.. Some marking to the boards but overall a fine set. Including examples of the poetry of Dante, Petrach, Tasso up to Metastasio and De'Coletti, selected by the Englishman, Mathias.

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  • FINE PRINTING AND ENGRAVINGS IN FULL VELLUM
    Il Pastor fido. by GUARINI, Giovanni Battista
    GUARINI, Giovanni Battista
    Il Pastor fido.

    Venezia (Venice): Luigi Pavini, 1769. Full vellum, 7 inches tall. An 18th century vellum binding with gilt bands, centre tools and label. With very fine engraved plates by Guiseppe Lante.

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  • CHARMING 'RUSTIC' FULL VELLUM
    Lezioni di Retorica e Belle Lettere. by BLAIR, Ugone (Hugh)
    BLAIR, Ugone (Hugh)
    Lezioni di Retorica e Belle Lettere.

    Venice: Tommaso Bettinelli, 1803. 3 volumes bound in 2, complete, 6 1/2 inches tall. A charming Italian 'rustic' full velum from the very beginning of the 19th century with gilt framed painted labels and blue speckled edges. Hugh Blair was a Scottish author and rhetorician, considered one of the first great theorists of written discourse. This is an Italian edition teaching his work.

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  • DELIGHTFUL VOLUME IN FULL MOROCCO
    Rime e Lettere. by BUONARROTI, Michelagnolo (MICHELANGELO).
    BUONARROTI, Michelagnolo (MICHELANGELO).
    Rime e Lettere.

    Florence: G. Barbèra, 1887. Full morocco, 4 inches tall. A beautiful little binding by Zaehnsdorf, with their stamp obscured, with gilt raised bands, superb extra gilt panels ans ornate gilt corner tooling to the boards. Gilt top edge and dentelles. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Portrait. Light Foxing. The poetry, letters and Life of the great Renaissance Florentine painter, sculptor and architect, in the original Italian.

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  • SCARCE WORK IN CHARMING RUSTIC FULL VELLUM
    Compendio della Grammatica Francese. (Compendium of French Grammar). by DE WAILLY
    DE WAILLY
    Compendio della Grammatica Francese. (Compendium of French Grammar).

    Napoli: Gio. Batista, 1818. Full Vellum, 6 1/2 inches tall, A charming Italian 'rustic' full velum from the early 19th century with gilt framed painted labels and blue speckled edges. In Italian.

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