ECO, Umberto. Baudolino.
Milan : 2000First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the title to a professor of anthropology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa "for Andrew Arno, cordially, Umberto Eco". A lovely copy of Eco's novel, set in the mythical Christian world of the 12th century. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 149406
ECO, Umberto. Il pendolo di Foucault.
Milan : 1988First edition, first printing, signed by Eco on the title page, and scarce thus. His classic Italian novel was translated into English by William Weaver the following year. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 142112
CALVINO, Italo. Prima che tu dica "Pronto".
Cottondale : 1985Signed limited edition, number 73 of 75 copies signed by the artist and the author, of this bilingual publication of Before you say "Hello".
With the printer's change of address humourous slip loosely inserted, explaining that he, Richard-Gabriel Price Rummonds, "has forsaken Cottondale, Alabama, wimpish deans, dragonlady paper decorators, ungrateful... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140672
PIERALISI, Sante. Osservazioni sul musaico di Palestrina.
Rome : 1858First edition, presentation copy from the prince of Palestrina, Enrico Barberini-Colonna (1823-1889), inscribed on the front wrapper to the French politician Frédéric-Alfred-Pierre, comte de Falloux (1811-1886), instigator of the Falloux Laws, which promoted Catholic education in French schools under Napoleon III. A large and well-illustrated study... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 137227
BARETTI, Joseph. A Dictionary of the English and Italian Languages.
London : 1760First edition of this major English-Italian dictionary, inspired both by Baretti's adulation for Samuel Johnson and by his contempt for the previous English-Italian dictionary of Ferdinando Altieri, whom Baretti castigates in his preface for his ignorance and his "love of obscene words and phrases... as well as of scurrilous sayings and senseless proverbs... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 131203
STARK, Freya. Le valli degli assassini (The Valleys of the Assassins).
Milan : 1983First 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£200.00
Stock Code: 127622
MARX, Karl. [Opere.]
Rome : 1899-1902First edition, a bound volume of 12 Italian translations of works by Marx, issued by Luigi Mongini in parts, each work separately paginated, but continuously signed.
"1899 would mark a further qualitative leap in the publication of Marx and Engels's texts in Italy, reaching a particular peak in the years between 1899 and 1902. This was the most... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 123720
ROGGERO, Mario Frederico. Il Contributo di Mendelsohn alla evoluzione dell'architettura moderna.
Milan : 1952First 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. This monograph, to... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 91743
CHURCHILL, Winston S. [The Second World War, in Italian] La Seconda Guerra Mondiale.
Verona : 1948First 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, Churchill's literary... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 35016