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Vino: The Wines and Winemakers of Italy, Anderson, Burton
1 Vino: The Wines and Winemakers of Italy
Anderson, Burton
Little, Brown And Company 1980 0316039489 / 9780316039482 First Unknown Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
Second Printing (stated), SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean green boards with burgundy cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with rose red to-stained upper page edges. Signed by author on front free endpaper: "Burton Anderson". Sophisticated custom bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Illustrated with photographs, maps. 568 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026772

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The Seas and Their Shells - A Collector's Guide to the Seashells of the World, Angeletti, Sergio
2 The Seas and Their Shells - A Collector's Guide to the Seashells of the World
Angeletti, Sergio
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Company 1978 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First U.S. Edition (so stated) in clean original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Translated from the Italian by Jean Richardson. More than 250 dazzling photographs in full color, arranged according to the geographic location in which the shells can be found and accompanied by descriptive notes that serve as an aid to identification. 334 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collector's guide to the seashells of the World with over 250 full-color illustrations. 027505

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A Long Madness, Barolini, Antonio
3 A Long Madness
Barolini, Antonio
New York Pantheon 1964 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Printing (stated) in original unclipped dust jacket. Black cloth boards with red and gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Translated from the Italian by Helen Barolini. 308 pages. Jacket has very light dust soiling, a few very short closed edge tears, not price clipped. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This distinguished novel by one of the most prominent Italian writers centers around the theme of religious bigotry and its disintegrating effect on the mind of a young woman. The setting is a northern Italian village in the early decades of the 20th century. 023961

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The Sky Is Red, Berto, Giuseppe
4 The Sky Is Red
Berto, Giuseppe
New York New Directions 1948 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
Clean book in original unclipped dust jacket. Translated from the Italian by Angus Davidson. Beige cloth boards with red leaf design on cover, red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 397 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), light soiling, small scrape on front panel as from a sticker removal (size of a dime). Author photo and brief biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel about the the people of a bombed Italian town after World War II and the way they patch up the wreckage of their lives and go on: hoping, loving, living. 027234

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Louis Beretti, Clarke, Donald Henderson
5 Louis Beretti
Clarke, Donald Henderson
New York Triangle Books 1947 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Triangle edition in clean illustrated dustjacket by Vincentini. Clean blue-green boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Slight surface wear to spine ends, no fraying or tears. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean but tanned. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 236 pages. Clean bright dustjacket has some chipping and edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A hard-boiled detective story featuring a man who grew up as a tough Italian kid from New York's East Side. 027766

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The Eternal City - Rome - Its Religions, Monuments, Literature and Art (Volume II only), Clement, Clara Erskine
6 The Eternal City - Rome - Its Religions, Monuments, Literature and Art (Volume II only)
Clement, Clara Erskine
Boston Estes and Lauriat 1896 First Hardcover Very Good+ 
Lovely decorated binding. This is Volume II only of a 2-volume set. Smooth white cloth boards with blue lettering and line border, gold decoration on cover and spine. Bevelled edges. No bumping or wear; small faint stain to upper corner of rear board, otherwise very clean. Gilt top page edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers. Frontispiece photograph of the Castle of Sant Angelo with printed tissue guard. Illustrated with drawings, additional photographs with tissue guards. 831 pages with index. 027485

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Heaven and Earth, Coccioli, Carlo
7 Heaven and Earth
Coccioli, Carlo
New York Prentice Hall 1952 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First American Edition" stated on copyright page in clean original jacket. Clean brown tweed boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 318 pp. Translated from the Italian by Frances Frenaye. Clean jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap; has tiny shallow chips at upper spine edge (1/4" max.), slight browning to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019671

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My Enemy The World, D'Agostino, Guido
8 My Enemy The World
D'Agostino, Guido
New York Dial Press 1947 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped original jacket (scarce). Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fading, fraying or wear, light bumping to base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 316 pp. Clean illustrated jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has 1" closed tear at front spine fold (bottom edge) with associated corner crease, some fading to color on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Novel of Italian American family in New York 1910. 019932

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Stories from Italian Poets (First Series) Dante Alighieri - With critical notices of the life and genius of the author, Dante Alighieri (Leigh Hunt, editor)
9 Stories from Italian Poets (First Series) Dante Alighieri - With critical notices of the life and genius of the author
Dante Alighieri (Leigh Hunt, editor)
New York G. P. Putnam 1888 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Small volume from the "Knickerbocker Nuggets" series. Size approx. approx. 4" x 6". Floral decorated cover with dark blue spine decorated in gold. Very little wear, binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Gilt top page edges. Very small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Some small page decorations at chapter headings. 274 pages. 027167

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Apolcalypse Postponed, Eco, Umberto
10 Apolcalypse Postponed
Eco, Umberto
Bloomington and Indianapolis Indiana University Press and The British Film Institute 1994 0-253-31851-3 / 9780253318510 First Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
Clean unfaded maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 227 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A collection of Umberto Eco's essays on mass culture from the 1960s through the 1980s, including major pieces which have not been translated into English before. Organized in four main parts, Eco looks at a variety of topics and cultural productions, including the world of Charlie Brown, distinctions between highbrow and lowbrow, the future of literacy, Chinese comic strips, whether countercultures exist, Fellini's "Ginger and Fred," and the Italian genius industry. 017522

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11 Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town
Gayeton, Douglas
New York Welcome Books 2009 1599620723 / 9781599620725 First Hardback Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in original clear dust jacket with white lettering. A large book, an amazing book - like nothing I've quite seen before. Size is approx. 11-1/2" x 13". Full of gorgeous sepia photographs by the author, some with overlays or foldouts, along with his notes about his adventure buying an old house in Tuscany and what he learned from the people there about living a better, slower, rich and happy life. Book and jacket are clean and unchipped, binding is tight, pages are clean. Map-illustrated endpapers. Inscribed and signed on title page by the author: "For Mattie and Robin, Tutto il mondo e paese!" Introduction by Alice Waters; Preface by Carlo Petrini. Edited by Katrina Fried. Designed by Gregory Wakabayashi. 177 pages. Jacket is unclipped, unchipped, very light rubbing. "As an American cast adrift in a foreign country, what I really sought were answers. I wanted to visualize what the rest of my life would look like. Intuitively I knew the people I met would show me a path. And I was right..." 028273

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Candles in the Sun - A Satire in Pastels, Graham, Dorothy
12 Candles in the Sun - A Satire in Pastels
Graham, Dorothy
New York Frederick A. Stokes Company 1930 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded orange pebble cloth boards with crisp black lettering and decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean top-stained page edges. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 297 pgs. Copyright statement "Published, January 16, 1930 - Second printing, before publication, January 6, 1930". Original silver dustjacket with black & orange lettering is clean, not price clipped ($2.50 on front inside flap), has very slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A lovely satirical novel set in Florence, Italy with an intricate mingling of American and Italian personalities. A scarce book, found here in clean and solid condition. 017828

Price: 175.00 USD
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Italy: A Culinary Journey, Hewitt, Gillian
13 Italy: A Culinary Journey
Hewitt, Gillian
San Francisco Collins Publishing 1991 0002159600 / 9780002159609 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Large format - size approx. 10" x 13". Clean orange cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. HInt of surface wear at spine ends, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean illustrated endpapers. Previous owner inscription neatly penned on bottom of title page. Beautifully illustrated with full color photographs throughout. 272 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Classic recipes from the regions of Italy. 027670

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14 Spoken Italian for Students and Travelers
Kaney, Charles E.
D C Heath 1946 Cloth Bds Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket 
210 pgs. Nr Fine Green cloth boards with illustrated cover, black lettering on cover and spine. Very clean, binding tight, pages bright. Small P/O name on front free endpaper. 000349

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La Cucina Italiana: Italian Cooking, La Cucina Italiana
15 La Cucina Italiana: Italian Cooking
La Cucina Italiana
Crescent Books 1994 0517102889 / 9780517102886 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean large hardcover book in clean original dust jacket. Size approx. 9" x 12". Very clean glossy illustrated boards - no bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square. Clean green endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Well-illustrated with full color photographs throughout. 312 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection of nearly 400 simple yet authentic recipes from Italy's leading culinary magazine. 027881

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Notes from an Italian Garden, Marble, Joan
16 Notes from an Italian Garden
Marble, Joan
New York William Morrow & Company 2001 0060185740 / 9780060185749 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket Corinna Sorgood, Illustrator 
First Edition in clean unclipped jacket. Light brown boards with dark brown spine, metallic lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Corinna Sorgood. 348 pages + bibliography. Clean jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (25.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Inspirating and enchanting story of the author's passion for a house and garden she and her husband built in Italy over a period of thirty years. 022493

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In Tuscany, Mayes, Frances (with Edward Mayes)
17 In Tuscany
Mayes, Frances (with Edward Mayes)
New York Crown Publishing Group 2000 0767905350 / 9780767905350 First Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Very clean orange cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 272 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A celebration of the abundant pleasures of life in Italy as it is lived at home, at festivals, feasts, restaurants and markets, in the kitchen and on the piazza, in the vineyards, fields, and olive groves. Combining all-new essays by Frances Mayes and a chapter by her husband, poet Edward Mayes, with more than 200 full-color photos by photographer Bob Kirst, each of this book's five sections highlights a signature aspect of Tuscan life. 026185

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In Tuscany, Mayes, Frances (with Edward Mayes)
18 In Tuscany
Mayes, Frances (with Edward Mayes)
New York Broadway Books 2000 0767905350 / 9780767905350 First Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, first printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Fine condition. Clean orange cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with gorgeous full color photographs throughout by Bob Krist. 272 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An intense celebration of the voluptuousness of Italian life. 025985

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The Woman of Rome, Moravia, Alberto
19 The Woman of Rome
Moravia, Alberto
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1949 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in photo illustrated dust jacket. Beige boards with red lettering on spine. Clean, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Translated from the Italian by Lydia Holland. 433 pages. Dust jacket has corner chips at top of spine, edgewear, price clipped at top corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel about a woman of Rome -- she is a strikingly beautiful artists' model who dreams of a home, a family of relief from the extreme poverty of lower-class Rome. Driven by a greedy mother, seduced by a married man, she turns inevitably to prostitution. 027231

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Two: A Phallic Novel, Moravia, Alberto
20 Two: A Phallic Novel
Moravia, Alberto
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 1972 0-374-28005-3 / 9780374280055 First Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean bright yellow endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Translated from the Italian by Angus Davidson. 353 pgs. Publisher's review slip and typed review laid in, along with review from The New Yorker and Life. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, two very tiny closed edge tears; author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel about a man who is consumed with ambition to become a movie director. A man of strong sexual drive, Rico has got it into his head that sublimation of sexual energy is the key to all creative achievement. 016760

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