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Tiepolo Pink

By: Calasso, Roberto

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Alfed A. Knopf: 2009

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 28225

ISBN: 0307267660

Condition: 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 thre... View more info

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Hermit In Paris; Autobiographical Writings (Italo Calvino)

By: Calvino, Italo

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Pantheon Books: 2003

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 25968TB

ISBN: 037542184X

Condition: 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. View more info

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Machine Art and Other Writings: The Lost Thought of the Italian Years

By: Ezra Pound

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Durham, North Caroina, Duke University Press Books: 1996

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 23806

ISBN: 0822317656

Condition: Very Good


At first glance this book looks like it's been badly scribbled, but no, it's the design which takes its energy from Pound's margnialia. The essays are divided into four sections titled thus: Machine Art,; How To Write; European Paiduma; and Pragmatic Aesthetics.There's also an introduction by Maria Luisa Ardizzone and many bold photographs. The book measures 6" x 9-1/4" and has 174 psages including index It's very clean with no spine crease and no names or writing. View more info

Machine Art and Other Writings: The Lost Thought of the Italian Years

By: Ezra Pound

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Durham, North Caroina, Duke University Press Books: 1996

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 23806B

ISBN: 0822317656

Condition: Very Good


At first glance this book looks like it's been badly scribbled, but no, it's the design which takes its energy from Pound's margnialia. The essays are divided into four sections titled thus: Machine Art,; How To Write; European Paiduma; and Pragmatic Aesthetics.There's also an introduction by Maria Luisa Ardizzone and many bold photographs. The book measures 6" x 9-1/4" and has 174 psages including index It's very clean with no spine crease and no names or writi... View more info

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Tremosine: Lombard Voices From America

By: Farina, Luciano F.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Columbus, Ohio, Retraggio Italianp Publishings (RETITALPRESS): 2003

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 276239

ISBN: 1424344956

Condition: 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.) View more info

Faraone dei Sentimenti

By: Kahn, Laurence

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Milan, Italy, G.F. Baruchello: 1987

Seller ID: 23022

Condition: 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. View more info

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Ville Venete Deluxe Edition Hardcover and Slipcase (NEW in shrinkwrap)

By: Manicelli, Francesco

Price: $45.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Arsenale Editrice: 2006

Edition: Deluxe Edition

Seller ID: 28150

ISBN: 8877432853

Condition: NEW


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. View more info

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La scittura delle pergamene dell' Archivo Vescovile di Revello (Vesuvius)

By: Mazzoleni, Iole

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Napoli, Itlay, Arte Tipografica: 1983

Seller ID: 23649

Condition: 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). View more info

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The Italian Legacy in Washington D.C.; Architecture, Design, Art and Culture

By: Molinari, Luca; Canepari, Andrea

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Italy, Skira Editore: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28166

ISBN: 8861303048

Condition: New


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. W... View more info

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Inside Out Rome:Pop-up Map, 64 Page City Guide, Rome; Compass and Pen

By: No author Stated

Price: $18.00

Publisher: England, Map Group Inc: 2003

Seller ID: 23586

ISBN: 1904766188

Condition: 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! View more info

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Anthology of Italian Song of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Schirmer's Library of Musical classics)

By: Parisotti, Allesandro

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, G. Schirmer Inc.: 1926

Seller ID: 25869

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

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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)

By: Porta, Antonio

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Roma, Monsignor Cesario D'Amato: 1973

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 27471RD

Condition: 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... View more info

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La Costa Delles Serene; Tra Vietri e Ravello, Amalfi e Positano 1850-1950

By: Proto, Vincenzo

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Naples, Italy, Electa Napoli: 2007

Seller ID: 27700

ISBN: 8851004358

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Lino Taguapietra (Art Glass Catalog)

By: Sahl-Madsden, Charlotte

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ebeltoft, Denmark, The Glasmuseum: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27939

ISBN: 8789975146

Condition: Fine


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 ... View more info

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Trilussa: Tutte Le Poesie

By: Trilussa (Carlo Alberto Salustri)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Italy, Mondadori: 1975

Edition: XXV Edzione Marzo

Seller ID: 27885

Condition: Fine in VG Slipcase


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 ... View more info

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Tomasso Guidi; A High Level Synthesis of Italian Racing and Breeding

By: Varola, Franco

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Hooper Publishing: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24904

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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The World of Beretta: An International Legend

By: Wilson, R.L.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Random House: 2000

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

Seller ID: 23490

ISBN: 0375501495

Condition: Fine


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 thr... View more info

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Museum of Antiquity; A Description of Ancient Life

By: Yaggy, L.W. And Haines, T.L.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Eastern Publishing House: 1882

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 28100

Condition: Very Good


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 ... View more info