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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
CHURCHILL, Winston S. [A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, in Italian] Storia.
Verona : 1956-9First 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 knowledge of foreign markets... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 35027
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
LOCKE, John. Il Governo civile.
Amsterdam : 1773First 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£2,250.00
Stock Code: 119924
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
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Trattati di legislazione civile e penale.
Naples : 1818First edition in Italian of Bentham's Theory of Legislation, originally published in French, edited by Etienne Dumont from Bentham's original manuscripts. This work did more than any other to establish Bentham's reputation. It consists partly of papers by Bentham himself, some of which were originally composed in French, and partly of a digest by Dumont... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 128947
ECO, Umberto. Il nome della rosa.
Milan : 1983First edition, 11th printing, inscribed by the author on the title page to the American philosopher Willard Van Orman Quine (1908-2000), "A W.V.O. Quine grande maestro medievale, Umberto Eco", and with the recipient's ownership inscription to the half-title. This is a superb association copy.
Willard Van Orman Quine (1908-2000) was "a logician... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 144936
AGNESI, Maria Gaetana - FRISI, Antonio Francesco. Elogio storico di Da. Maria Gaetana Agnesi
Milan : 1799First edition of "the most valuable source of information" (Mazzotti, p. 658) on the life of the Italian mathematician Maria Gaetana Agnesi, the first woman to publish a mathematical work. Written by her friend Antonio Frisi and published the year of her death, it is the earliest biographical work about her. Though relatively well represented institutionally... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 138353
LOCKE, John. Ragionamenti sopra la moneta, l'interesse del danaro, le finanze e il commercio.
Florence : 1751Rare 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 with extensive footnotes by... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 126250
BECCARIA, Cesare, marchese di. Opere diverse.
Naples : 1770-1First 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 under-secretary of state for... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 114251
GRAZZINI, Anton Francesco. Comedie;
Venice : 1582First 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 16th-century popular drama that spurned the classicizing taste of the age and the refined artistic ideals of Pietro Bembo. These are robust comedies... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 113446
VICO, Giambattista. Risposta … nella quale si sciogliono tre gravi oppositioni fatte da dotto signore contral il primo libro De Antiquissima Italorum Sapientia, &c. overo della Metafisica degli Antichissimi Filosofi Italiani;
Naples : 1711 & 1712First 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 are uncommon, with no copies traced in historical auction records, and WorldCat locating just... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 123877
ZAMBELLI, Andrea. Mercantesche dichiarationi della scrittura doppia, conti de cambii, comissioni, e ragguagli di piazze.
Brescia : 1681Rare 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 the journal, of the master book,... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 110962
MARX, Karl. Il Capitale di Carlo Marx brevemente compendiato da Carlo Cafiero.
Milan : 1879First edition, extremely scarce, of Cafiero's abridgment of Marx's Das Kapital, the first appearance of the work in Italian. This was one of the earliest abridgements of Das Kapital, and was much admired by Marx.
Carlo Cafiero (1846-1892), an Italian socialist, met Marx and Engels in London in 1870 and was recruited to their cause. He returned... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 128758
VICO, Giambattista. Cinque libri de' principj d'una scienza nuova d'intorno alla comune natura delle nazioni.
Naples : 1730A 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 work had originally been conceived as a monumental work in two quarto volumes, to be printed in Florence at Cardinal... Learn More£18,500.00
Stock Code: 123497
FABRI, Ottavio. L'uso del la squadra mobile.
Padua : 1673Third edition of this important work on the application of triangulation. This is the first and only published work of the Italian mathematician who devised the measuring instrument "squadra mobile" (movable square), based on the French one made in the 16th century by Philippe Danfrie (1532-1606). Uncommon, Library Hub lists only one copy (Cambridge).... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 144321
BEMBO, Pietro. De gliasolani di M. Pietro Bembo nequali si ragiona d'amore.
Venice : 1530Second 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 volgar lingua" (Theodore Cachey,... Learn More£1,600.00
Stock Code: 114075
DANTE ALIGHIERI. Inferno.
Marseille : 1838A handsomely bound copy of Dante's great work, in the original Italian. Inscribed to the polymath and literary patron Edward Marsh (1872-1953): "Edward Marsh from his affectionate aunt A M. Perceval Nov. 18th 1894". Marsh would go on to publish the Georgian Poetry anthologies, and was a sponsor of numerous poets including Rupert Brooke and Siegfried... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 142116
VICO, Giambattista. Principi di scienza nuova, d'intorno alla comune natura delle nazioni.
Naples : 1744Third and best edition of Vico's masterpiece, Scienza nuova (New Science), "justly called 'the vehicle by which the concept of historical development at last entered the thought of western Europe' The concept of a history of ideas, the principles of a universal history and its philosophical criticism, a recognition of the importance of social classes,... Learn More£8,250.00
Stock Code: 126502
[GALIANI, Ferdinando.] De' Doveri de' principi neutrali verso i principi guerreggianti e di questi verso i neutrali libri due.
[Naples] : 1782First 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 discuss aspects of trade... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 114995
MILL, John Stuart. Il Governo rappresentativo.
Turin : 1865First edition in Italian of Mill's Considerations on Representative Government, published as part two of the series Collezione di opere economiche, amministrative e politiche. "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... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 119112
DORÉ, Gustave (illus.); ARIOSTO, Ludovico. Orlando Furioso.
Milan : 1881First Italian edition of the last of the great Doré folios devised by Hachette, this copy presented in a most imposing binding, with a gift dedication on the front cover "Al Caro Carlo Tito"; it was preceded by the Paris edition of 1879, and unusually there was no edition in English.
Ariosto's "sprawling poetic epic relating the intricate... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 144199
FIBONACCI (subject); GUGLIELMINI, Giovanni Battista. Elogio di Lionardo Pisano:
[Bologna : 1813]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, and introducing to Europe what... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 130611
GALIANI, Ferdinando. Della moneta.
Naples : 1750 [but 1751]First edition of this "groundbreaking work in monetary economics, a masterpiece of analysis of value and prices" (Books That Made Europe). This copy is in the second state with "vivere. Qual cosa adunque piu' giusta" on p. 31, later issue with six unnumbered pages at the rear, the last three dated 10 May, August, and September 1751.
Della moneta... Learn More£8,250.00
Stock Code: 127762
PORCACCHI, Thomaso. L'Isole Piu Famose Del Mondo.
Venice : 1576Second and best edition, which contains "much more" (Sabin) than the first edition of 1572, including 17 additional maps. Two of these, Jamaica and Porto Rico, are in the eight-map section on the New World, which also includes a reduced version of Forlani's 1565 map, the first to show America as a single geographical entity, Temistitan (Mexico), Cuba,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 143018
CANTILLON, Richard. Saggio sulla natura del commercio in generale. Autore Inglese.
Venice : 1767First 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, WorldCat locating only the British Library copy.
Richard Cantillon (c.1680-1734) was an Irish-born banker and economist, forced to emigrate... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 118599