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Tiepolo Pink, Calasso, Roberto
1 Calasso, Roberto Tiepolo Pink
New York Alfed A. Knopf 2009 0307267660 / 9780307267665 First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Crisp, beautiful book with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Pages and page edges are pristine. Dustjacket is likewise nice with no tears or chips and no price-clip. Only fault is a small light stain to title box on front cover. Looks most handsome in brand new mylar cover. Book was translated from the Italian and is illustrated plentifully with color images and black and white drawings throughout. The subject is Giambattista Tiepolo, noted for his thirty three bizarre etchings. Most authors have declined to take them on, but Calasso made each one the subject of his book. The topics include blooming ephebes, female satyrs, Oriental sages, owls, snakes, death, time, numerous angels and more. 288 pages. Beautiful prose in English. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Hermit In Paris; Autobiographical Writings (Italo Calvino), Calvino, Italo
2 Calvino, Italo Hermit In Paris; Autobiographical Writings (Italo Calvino)
New York, New York, U.S.A. Pantheon Books 2003 037542184X / 9780375421846 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Crisp, clean, as new book in brand new mylar cover. No defective of note. Has not been -price-clipped and there are no names or writing. First time to be published in English. Comprised of 19 essays of a biographical nature written by Calvino. 255 pages including index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Tremosine: Lombard Voices From America, Farina, Luciano F.
3 Farina, Luciano F. Tremosine: Lombard Voices From America
Columbus, Ohio Retraggio Italianp Publishings (RETITALPRESS) 2003 1424344956 / 9781424344956 First Printing Soft Cover Fine 
Very nice, clean, atractive book with a very pleasing graphic cover design. Book is tightly bound with no names or writing, no spine crease, and pristine pages and page edges. Book centers on Italian immigrants who are porud of their heritage and wish to preserve their oral history. So with that in mind individuals and families shared their stories and photographs in these pages. Book measures 7" x 10" and has 121 pages. (GEN.) 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Kahn, Laurence Faraone dei Sentimenti
Milan, Italy G.F. Baruchello 1987 Soft Cover Good-plus 
This is a hard to find art catalog written in both Italian and English with tipped-in color art throughout. Measures 6-1/2"x 9-1/2" and is clean and tightly bound. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Ville Venete Deluxe Edition Hardcover and Slipcase (NEW in shrinkwrap), Manicelli, Francesco
5 Manicelli, Francesco Ville Venete Deluxe Edition Hardcover and Slipcase (NEW in shrinkwrap)
U.S.A. Arsenale Editrice 2006 8877432853 / 9788877432858 Deluxe Edition Hard Cover NEW New 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall (oblong) 
Beautiful deluxe edition BRAND NEW in original slipcase. The book comes with a dustjacket as well as a slipcase. It measures 11" x 13" and has 318 pages with many photographs. The book is an homage to the architecture and artistry of Italian builders and designers. Would make a lovely gift. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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La scittura delle pergamene dell' Archivo Vescovile di Revello  (Vesuvius), Mazzoleni, Iole
6 Mazzoleni, Iole La scittura delle pergamene dell' Archivo Vescovile di Revello (Vesuvius)
Napoli, Itlay Arte Tipografica 1983 Soft Coover Nean Fine 
This is a very nice, clean booklet which is written in Italian. There are no names or writing and the booklet is pristine inside and out. It measures 7" x 10" and accommodates four pages of text at front followed by plates printed on glossy paper showing examples from the original. The title of the publication translates to The Parchments of Revello's Visuvius Archives. None of the pages have been opened at the top, so no one has read it (See photo). 
Price: 22.00 USD
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The Italian Legacy in Washington D.C.;  Architecture, Design, Art and Culture, Molinari, Luca; Canepari, Andrea
7 Molinari, Luca; Canepari, Andrea The Italian Legacy in Washington D.C.; Architecture, Design, Art and Culture
Italy Skira Editore 2007 8861303048 / 9788861303041 First Edition Hard Cover New New 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Beautiful, brand new book with dustjacket in brand new mylar to keep it as lovely as it is now. This is an oversized book measuring 10" x 11-1/4" and has 213 pages. The photography is gogeous in both bland white and colrorand there is much of it. D.C. is filled with Italian artistic ideas , including these: Monicello Estate, the Watergate Complex, The Italian Chancery, the Jefferson Monument, the Frescoes of Constantine Brumidi, and the National Gallery of Art. Would make a very handsome gift. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Inside Out Rome:Pop-up Map,  64 Page City Guide, Rome; Compass and Pen, No author Stated
8 No author Stated Inside Out Rome:Pop-up Map, 64 Page City Guide, Rome; Compass and Pen
England Map Group Inc 2003 1904766188 / 9781904766186 Hard Cover Fine 
This is the cleverest travel guide I've ever seen. I have had pop-up maps, but not with a 64 page guide in color, a pen nestled inside the spine and a flip-top cap above the pen which houses the compass. It's a great size at 4" x 6" too, perfect for carrying around. The contents say, "See it, buy it, watch it, taste it, know it, note it, index it, and speak it! Sounds like a vacation! 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Anthology of Italian Song  of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries  (Schirmer's Library of Musical classics), Parisotti, Allesandro
9 Parisotti, Allesandro Anthology of Italian Song of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Schirmer's Library of Musical classics)
New York G. Schirmer Inc. 1926 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Clean, tightly bound book with only minor exterior wear. Cpotnents pristine with no names or writ8ing and no crackign to hinges. Measures 8"x10-3/4" and has 144 pages. Includes biogrphies of all compesers featured as well as selections which include both music and lyrics in both Italian and English. compsers include: Giovanni Maria Bononcini, Antonion Caldara, Gian Giacomo Carissimi, Marco antonio Cesti, Christoph Wilibard Gluck, George Frederick Handel, Niccola Jommelli, Giovanni Legrenzi, Antonio Lotti, Benedetto Marcello, Giovanni Martini, Giovanni Paisiello, Giovannia Battista Pergolesi, Niccolo Piccini, Allessandro Scarlatti, Domren9ico Scarlatii, Tommaso Traetta and Antonio Vivaldi. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Precisazioni sul Beato Gerardo De Saxo E L'Ospedale Gerosolimitano (The Blessed Gerard De Saxo and The Hospital of Jerusalem 1973), Porta, Antonio
10 Porta, Antonio Precisazioni sul Beato Gerardo De Saxo E L'Ospedale Gerosolimitano (The Blessed Gerard De Saxo and The Hospital of Jerusalem 1973)
Roma Monsignor Cesario D'Amato 1973 Limited Edition Soft Cover Fine 
Very handsome booket inside an outer portfolio, published in a very small print run of just 200 copies as a benefit for the Cathedral of Scala. Text is entirely in Italian and is a monograph about the Blessed Gerard and his work at the Hospital of Jerusalem. Fra Gerard was born in Tuscany in 1174, became a knight and was ultimately captured in a crusade. He was eventually set free and worked at the Jerusalem Hospital, but spent most of his life as a pious Catholic hermit. The booklet is clean and nice and measures 6-1/2"x9" with 19 pages and two drawings. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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La Costa  Delles Serene; Tra Vietri e Ravello, Amalfi  e  Positano 1850-1950, Proto, Vincenzo
11 Proto, Vincenzo La Costa Delles Serene; Tra Vietri e Ravello, Amalfi e Positano 1850-1950
Naples, Italy Electa Napoli 2007 8851004358 / 9788851004354 Hard Cover Fine No DJ Oblong 
Beautiful book which celebrates the beauty and serenity of the coast of Italy between Vietri and Ravello and Amalfi and Positano from 1850-1950. Beautiful full page photographs,some in color at front, the rest in black and white. Text is in ITALIAN. Book appears as new -- gently kept by previous owner. No dustjacket, but may have been issued without. Handsome map endpapers both front and back. Measures 10" x 11-1/2" and has 238 pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Lino Taguapietra (Art Glass Catalog), Sahl-Madsden, Charlotte
12 Sahl-Madsden, Charlotte Lino Taguapietra (Art Glass Catalog)
Ebeltoft, Denmark The Glasmuseum 1996 8789975146 / 9788789975146 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
This is a lovely exhibit catalog, top drawer in every way. It's hard cover, comes with a see-through dust jacket, includes a text available in Danish, English, and Japanese, AND every beautiful item is given full-color, full-page coverage. The catalog measures 8-1/2" square with 81 pristine pages on coated paper. The jacket shows a 1" tear to bottom back edge -- the only defect. I tried to put in in a mylar cover, but the picture on the cover then disappeared due to the white backing of the mylar. So instead I used a thin piece of archival tape on the reverse side to close it. Very elegant catalog. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Trilussa: Tutte Le Poesie, Trilussa (Carlo Alberto Salustri)
13 Trilussa (Carlo Alberto Salustri) Trilussa: Tutte Le Poesie
Italy Mondadori 1975 XXV Edzione Marzo Hard Cover Fine in VG Slipcase Very Good 
Very atrractive book with just one fault -- sunning to spines of both dustjacket and slipcase. Otherwise pristine with blue cloth binding to book and to top and bottom of case. Trilussa (1873-1950) was a poet who wrote in the dialect of Rome. He grew in popularity during the 1920's and 30's and yet was not a member of the literati. He preferred to communicate with common people in the taverns and streets. The book measures 5-1/2" x 8" has has 1017 pristine pages. no names or writing. Written in its entirety in Italian. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Tomasso Guidi; A High Level Synthesis of Italian Racing and Breeding, Varola, Franco
14 Varola, Franco Tomasso Guidi; A High Level Synthesis of Italian Racing and Breeding
San Francisco Hooper Publishing 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 
Clean, attractive book with no names or writing and virtually no wear to boards. Pages tightly bound. Measures 7"x10-1/4" and has 120 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Book focuses on the great Italian racehorse Tomasso Guidi, the result of the work of the well-known breeder Frederico Tesio. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The World of Beretta: An International Legend, Wilson, R.L.
15 Wilson, R.L. The World of Beretta: An International Legend
U.S.A. Random House 2000 0375501495 / 9780375501494 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Oblong 
Very nce book owned by a collector who kept his books beautifully. This one is clean and bright inside and out with no names or writing, no bumps to boards, no price-clip, and no tears or chips. Dustjacket looks most handsome in brand new mylar cover. Book measures 8-3/4" x 11-1/4" and has 370 pages including index. Published to commemorate the 475th annversary of the oldest gunmaker in the world -- Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta. Handsomely illsutrated in full color throughout. Lengthy text also.. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Museum of Antiquity; A Description of Ancient Life, Yaggy, L.W. And Haines, T.L.
16 Yaggy, L.W. And Haines, T.L. Museum of Antiquity; A Description of Ancient Life
Philadelphia Eastern Publishing House 1882 Reprint Leather Very Good No DJ as Issued 
This is an exquisite volume -- nicely made and detailed. Binding is leather with four raised bands at spine and bright, shiny gilt on all three sides of pages. Face board shows embossing and bright gilt printing too, as doesspine. There is some rubbing and spots where leather is lost at back cover in small smounts (see photo). Book is tightly bound with no cracking to hinges. Gorgeous marble endpapers in mustard yellow, brown and green are pristine and nicely finished with dentelles. Pages are very clean, . Book centers on ancient life in Egypt, Italy and Greece, discussing "employments, amusements, customs and habits, cities, palaces, monuments and tombs, literature and art." Lavishly illustrated throughout with wonderful engravings, some from original art, most from photographs. There are also seven full page steel plate engravings with tissue guards. These depict the palace of the Caesars, the house of the tragic poet Sallust, an Egyptian feast; the approach to Karnac, the temple of Karnac, the Philae Islands and the School of Vestal Virgins. 944 pages. Very accessible to the modern reader. Nice penciled gift inscription and also a paste-in notice that the book was won. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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