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  1. 124978
    First Zotti edition. Romualdo Zotti (d. c.1819) was an Italian expatriate who acted as a teacher of Italian for young noble women as well as being a printer, producing highly popular guides to French and Italian grammar as well as editions of Italian poets such as Petrarch. Zotti's focus upon the education of the English... Learn More
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  2. 132513
    First edition, first printing, published posthumously in an edition of 2,000 copies, this bearing the earlier 25 October colophon, others dated November. Winner of the prestigious Strega Prize in 1959, Lampedusa's novel ranks as one of the finest of the 20th century. "It is a brilliant historical novel set in the Sicily... Learn More
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  3. 126501
    In this important contribution to..."> First edition of the Italian polymath's enormously successful work, here in a well-preserved contemporary vellum binding, arguably the most famous example of a Newtonian text aimed at a female readership and "a landmark in the popularisation of Newtonian philosophy" (Mazzotti, p. 119).
    In this important contribution to... Learn More
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  4. 130765
    First edition in Italian of Mandeville's A modest Defence of publick stews, or, an essay upon whoring, as it is now practis'd in these kingdoms, a treatise against prostitution, being an expansion of his pragmatic approach to morality, first espoused in the Fable of the Bees. Learn More
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  5. 130611
    First edition of Guglielmini's lecture on Leonardo Pisano, better known today by his nickname Fibonacci, albeit a nickname which would not be invented by Guillaume Libri for another two decades. Fibonacci was the most influential of the Western mathematicians of the Middle Ages, popularising the system of Arabic numerals,... Learn More
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  6. 126250
    Rare first edition in Italian of Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest and Raising the Value of Money (1692) and Further Considerations concerning Raising the Value of Money (1695). It is the only early translation of Locke's papers on money, based on the folio Works of 1740, and is furnished... Learn More
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  7. 123497
    A remarkable copy of the radically altered second edition of Vico's masterpiece, annotated by the author on more than 100 pages, many of the corrections and addenda being later included in the final, posthumous third edition of 1744.
    Vico's Scienza nuova (New Science) has been "justly called 'the vehicle by which the... Learn More
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  8. 127622comp
    First Italian edition, inscribed by Freya Stark "con i migliori saluti da Freya Stark". This is an Italian translation by Gioia Angiolillo Zannino and Nicoletta Coppini of Stark's classic travel book of Persia, with an introduction by Alberto Moravia. There is an English interview with Moravia loosely inserted at the rear.... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 127622

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  9. 123760
    First edition of Boccardo's dictionary of political economy, intended for the use of public servants and businessmen, and a major influence on the development of Italian economic study. Learn More
    £875

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  10. 124001
    Rare first edition of this manual on mathematics applied to economics by the influential Italian probabilist statistician and actuary Bruno de Finetti (1906-1985). De Finetti is chiefly noted for both his "operational subjective" conception of probability (developed in the 1920s independently of Frank P. Ramsey) and for... Learn More
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  11. 123878
    "A Proposal..."> First edition of Vico's autobiography, argued by Croce to be "the application of the Scienza Nuova to the life of its author, the course of his own individual history" (p. 266), printed as pages 145-256 in the first volume of Calogerà's Raccolta d'opusculi scientifici e filologici, a quarterly miscellany.
    "A Proposal... Learn More
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  12. 123877
    First edition of Vico's two important Replies, in which he defends and elucidates his views on the theory of knowledge and metaphysics, in response to the criticisms levied against De antiquissima sapientia by the Giornale dei letterati d'Italia in 1711. Both uncommon, with no copies traced in historical auction records,... Learn More
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  13. 123137
    First edition in Italian, first impression, second binding. There are some key differences, as identified by Williams, Madan and Green, between this and the first binding: the rules to the covers are blind-stamped rather than gilt, the top edge only is gilt, rather than all the edges, and the endpapers are plain, rather... Learn More
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  14. 122614
    First Nonesuch edition, number 302 from a limited edition of 1,475 copies on Dutch paper. A beautifully presented and bound edition of Dante's Divine Comedy, with Dante's Italian printed parallel to Rev. Henry F. Cary's English translation (1814, a translation much loved by Coleridge), and with Sandro Botticelli's illustrations,... Learn More
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  15. 119924
    First edition in Italian of one of the most famous and influential works in the history of liberalism, the second of Locke's Two Treatises on Government (1690). "'An anonymous translation from the French text of David Mazel, probably the 1755 ed." (Yolton). The work did not appear again in Italian until 1925. Learn More
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  16. 119112
    First edition in Italian of Mill's Considerations on Representative Government. 'In his major work on political institutions, Considerations on Representative Government, the decline of individuality and the growing power of mass opinions are major reasons for Mill's advocacy of a number of reforms to protect minorities... Learn More
    £650

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  17. 119085
    Rare first edition of Einaudi's paper on economic problems of the European Federation, written under the pseudonym Junius. Learn More
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  18. 119084
    First published edition of one of the foundation documents of European Federalism, known as the Ventotene Manifesto, after the Italian island on which the authors were held as political prisoners during the Second World War. "A 'secret' document proposing a solution for Europe's perpetual state of war and political violence,... Learn More
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  19. 118599
    First edition in Italian of Cantillon's Essai sur la nature du commerce en général, first published in French in 1755. This translation, attributed to F. Scottoni who signs the dedication, is extremely scarce, OCLC locating only the British Library copy.
    Richard Cantillon (c.1680-1734) was an Irish-born banker and economist,... Learn More
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  20. De' Doveri de' principi neutrali verso i principi guerreggianti e di questi verso i neutrali libri due.
    First edition of this scarce work, which earned Galiani the chair of first assessor in the council of finances in Naples. The book was written during the war between England and France in 1778, during which the Kingdom of Naples stood neutral. It points out the rights and duties of neutral and warfaring powers. Several chapters... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 114995

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  21. Opere diverse.
    First edition of the collected works of the father of modern penology, including his celebrated Dei delitti e delle pene, which was first published in 1764. From the library of archivist and civil servant Henry Hobhouse (1776-1854), with his armorial bookplate to the front free pastedown. Hobhouse was appointed permanent... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 114251

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  22. De gliasolani di M. Pietro Bembo nequali si ragiona d'amore.
    Second edition of Gli Asolani, Bembo's most famous work, first published in 1505. The second edition has significant revisions, "which brought the work into greater linguistic and stylistic conformity with Bembo's watershed contribution to the Italian language question debate (questione della lingua) and the Prose della... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 114075

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  23. i1
    First edition of this collection of comedies by the Florentine poet and playwright Anton Francesco Grazzini, called "Il Lasca", (1503-1584), who was an important practitioner of the commedia erudite, the sixteenth-century popular drama that spurned the classicizing taste of the age and the refined artistic ideals of Pietro... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 113446

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  24. 110962
    Rare first edition of Zambelli's second work on accounting, double-entry book-keeping and exchange, published ten years after his Il ragionato, o sia trattato della scrittura universale (1671). In the present work he devotes the first part (pages 1-67) to all aspects of double-entry book-keeping; of debit, credit, use of... Learn More
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  25. i1
    First edition, which contains, at the end (pp. 419-439), an exposition of Jones's method of accounting. The very rare first Italian translation of Jones's English System of Book-keeping, translated from the French edition, was first published in 1815. Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 105396

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  26. Teoria generale degli effetti economici delle imposte. Saggio di economia pura.
    Rare first edition of Conigliani's doctoral thesis, a general theory of the economic effects of taxation. Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 102152

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  27. L'Esperienza Futurista.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 97865

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  28. Historia delle genti et della natura delle cose settentrionali.
    First edition in Italian. Magnus's great ethnographical and geographical survey of Scandinavia, Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus (History of the Northern Peoples), was first published in Latin in 1555. This Italian translation re-uses the woodcuts, with a few variations, illustrating all aspects of life: local customs,... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 87741

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  29. 91495
    First edition of this handsomely-presented bio-bibliographical compilation on the great Arab authors of history. The author was one of the leading Italian Orientalists of the period, lecturer in Hebrew, Syriac and Arabic, and theology at the University of Parma. Relatively common institutionally, but rarely encountered on... Learn More
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  30. Il Contributo di Mendelsohn alla evoluzione dell'architettura moderna.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by Erich Mendelsohn on the front free endpaper, "To Alexander and Cally Cochran, Erich Mendelsohn, VII ? 53", and with the recipients' bookplate on the front pastedown. Alexander Cochran was an American architect, who founded the firm Cochran, Stephenson and Donkervoet.... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 91743

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  31. An universal European Dictionary of Merchandise,
    First edition of a multi-lingual dictionary for merchants, the first part giving English words with their European translations, followed by a series of eleven dictionaries of European languages, together with Russian and Latin, and their English translations, compiled by the young German encyclopaedist, lexicographer and... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 88447

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  32. 39960
    First edition. Uncommon collection of the work the satirical 15th-century Florentine barber-poet, Giovanni di Domenico, known as Il Burchiello, because of his employment of the alla burchia style, together with that of some of his burchiellesca imitators. His sonnets drew on, adapted and developed vernacular... Learn More
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  33. [A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, in Italian] Storia.
    First Italian editions, lacking the fourth volume. First two volumes signed by the author, the first dated 1956. Unmarked as such, but from the library of Churchill's literary agent, Emery Reves, in whose home the work was completed. Reves was instrumental in the development of English-Speaking Peoples, using his intimate... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 35027

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  34. [The Second World War, in Italian] La Seconda Guerra Mondiale.
    First Italian editions, limited issue, first two volumes only of the complete set, number 12 of 30 numbered sets signed by the publisher of a print-run of just 1030, this copy inscribed by the author to his literary agent in vol. I; "Inscribed for Emery Reves by Winston S. Churchill, 1948". From the library of Emery Reves,... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 35016

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