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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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Mussolini - The Wild Man of Europe, Bond, John
2 Mussolini - The Wild Man of Europe
Bond, John
Washington DC Independent Publishing Co. 1929 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine, clean unworn paste-on illustration on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 206 pp. Illustrated with black and white plates. 021006

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The Second Circle, Brebner, Winston
3 The Second Circle
Brebner, Winston
New York Viking Press 1951 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean gray cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine,squiggly blue line border and decorates spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. "First Published by The Viking Press in October 1951" on copyright page. 275 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), very slight age toning to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. On what turned out to be the last day of war in italy, Pio, an American soldier, had the narrowest of escapes. Some of his comrades met a fate which he himself missed only by accident and which he blamed himself for not helping to prevent. The memory of their fate pursues him through the desperate chase which his story becomes. An intense romance with a girl helps him forget, and he falls in love, despite having a wife at home he married on the eve of his departure. 024023

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The Medici - A Great Florentine Family, Brion, Marcel
4 The Medici - A Great Florentine Family
Brion, Marcel
New York Crown Publishers 1969 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, in clean dustjacket. Clean beige buckram cloth boards with small decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names,writing or marks. 216 pgs. with index. Printed on glossy high quality paper, illustrated with full color and black & white plates. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of the leading family of Florence, Italy in the period of their ascendancy. 018429

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The Eternal City - Rome - Its Religions, Monuments, Literature and Art (Volume II only), Clement, Clara Erskine
5 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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This King Business, Collins, Frederick
6 This King Business
Collins, Frederick
New York Century Company 1923 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding in original dust jacket (signed binding - CS monogram on cover of both book and jacket). Clean orange cloth boards with blue and black decorative title box on cover, small blue and black decoration on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs. 220 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author takes reader behind the thrones of Europe and into the day to day life of Royalty, including the Prince of Wales, as well as the dynasties of Spaine, Italy, Belgium, Holland and Denmark, Austria, Rumania and more. 024260

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Tuskegee's Heroes, Cooper, Charlie and Ann
7 Tuskegee's Heroes
Cooper, Charlie and Ann
New York Crestline 2015 0785832475 / 9780785832478 Reprint Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Roy LaGrone, Illustrator 
Clean book and color illustrated dust jacket. Clean bright glossy color illustrated boards have no fading or wear. As new condition. Binding is tight, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gray endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Feauturing the beautiful aviation art of Roy LaGrone in full color, as well as historic black and white photographs. 156 pages with bibliography. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Lavishly illustrated with the paintings of the late Roy E. La Grone - an artist and proud member of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II - Tuskegee's Heroes is the courageous story of segregated fliers and support personnel who served so valiantly during World War II in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and throughout war-torn Europe. 026316

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The Great Wines of Italy, Dallas, Philip
8 The Great Wines of Italy
Dallas, Philip
Doubleday 1974 0385015534 / 9780385015530 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Beige cloth boards with red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, hint of light dust soiling. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with two vintage charts, maps. 399 pages with index. Dust jacket has short closed edge tears, faint stain at base of spine, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A guide to Italian wines from Piedmont to Calabria and the numerous wine-producing islands. With a light and humorous touch, the author surveys the whole Italian wine scene, describing in detail over 200 of Italy's finest, with firsthand advice on the best producers. 027164

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The Garden Without Walls, Dawson, Coningsby
9 The Garden Without Walls
Dawson, Coningsby
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1922 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in beautiful old illustrated dust jacket. Scarce title. Clean green cloth boards with brown lettering on cover and spine. No fraying 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. 491 pages. Dust jacket has 1" closed tear at base of front panel, tiny closed tears at top and bottom spine edges, no chips, some very faint soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A story of romance spanning England, Italy and France; coming to fruition in America. 025620

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Italy Today: The Beautiful Cookbook, De' Medici, Lorenza and Fred Plotkin
10 Italy Today: The Beautiful Cookbook
De' Medici, Lorenza and Fred Plotkin
New York HarperCollins Publishers 1998 0681152680 / 9780681152687 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Gorgeous large format cookbook (size approx. 10" x 13") in clean unchipped dust jacket. Clean glossy illustrated boards with no bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean illustrated endpapers. Very small previous owner inscription on back corner of front free endpaper. Lovely color photographs throughout. 256 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Contemporary recipes reflecting simple, fresh Italian cooking. 027671

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Candles in the Sun - A Satire in Pastels, Graham, Dorothy
11 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
12 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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Tourists, Travellers and Pilgrims, Hindley, Geoffrey
13 Tourists, Travellers and Pilgrims
Hindley, Geoffrey
London Hutchinson 1983 0091494605 / 9780091494605 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear - as new condition. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with photographs and drawings. 224 pages with index. Clean illustrated dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Using journals, diaries and guide books, the author recreates the pains and pleasures of tourism from the fifteenth century until the early 1900s, giving us irresistible glimpses of the travellers as he follows them through England, France, the Netherlands, Germany, the Alps, Italy, the Iberian Peninsula and Greece. 026244

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Two in Italy, Howe, Maud
14 Two in Italy
Howe, Maud
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1909 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding. Originally published in 1905, this is the 1909 edition. Dark blue cloth boards with gilt decoration (city scene) on front cover, gold line border, crisp white lettering; gold lettering and small trefoil decoration on spine. Mere hint of surface wear to spine corners (no fraying or wear-through). Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean with deckled page foreedges and gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis photograph with clean tissue guard; additional photographs and illustrations by John Elliott. 274 pages. 021832

Price: 45.00 USD
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Maps and Shadows, Jopek, Krysia
15 Maps and Shadows
Jopek, Krysia
Los Angeles Aquila Polonica 2010 1607720078 / 9781607720072 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
First edition, inscribed and SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean white boards with dark blue cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blue endpapers. Inscribed on half-title page by author: "John, Thanks for your reading! Best wishes, Krysia Jopek 3.27.11". 151 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Well known poet's debut novel - historical novel - a World War II odyssey that spans the map from Poland to Siberia, on divergent paths to Persia, Palestine and Italy, to Uzbekistan and Africa, converinging in England and finally settling in America, the family endures...and ultimately triumphs. 025591

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16 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

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Second Scroll, Klein, A. M.
17 The Second Scroll
Klein, A. M.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1951 First Hardcover Near Fine Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean black and white decorated boards with bright orange spine, cream title box with black lettering on spine. Hint of very slight surface wear to spine corners. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 198 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), has considerable edge and corner chipping. Enclosed in enw archival quality removable mylar cover. An exciting novel set in Canada, Italy, Morocco, and Israel. Central character is a young Canadian journalist in search of his ever vanishing Uncle Melech, whom he all but catches up with in Rome and at the Vatican, in the ghetto of Casablanca, and in the environs of Jerusalem. Dealing with this search and all its implications, the author has employed an almost Joycean richness of allusion, liturgy, and pun. The result is a short, rich, fascinating an unique book of enormous suggestiveness and literary power. 025167

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Warden of the Smoke and Bells, Llewellyn, Richard
18 Warden of the Smoke and Bells
Llewellyn, Richard
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1956 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Hint of slightest fading along bottom board edges. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 284 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unfaded, unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; small Doubleday symbol and "damaged" in tiny letters blind-stamped at lower front corner of dustjacket -- I have inspected this book closely, and can see no damage or flaws except for the small blind stamp itself. Clean, tight, bright lovely book. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel of Italy at the time of Marco Polo, by the author of "How Green Was My Valley." 8vo. historical Fiction. 014131

Price: 12.00 USD
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Perella, Locke, William J.
19 Perella
Locke, William J.
New York Dodd Mead 1926 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean unfaded red pebbled cloth boards with raised lettering on cover, black stamped lettering on spine. No fraying or wear; tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 378 pgs. Beautiful clean bright color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped ($2.00 on front inside flap), tiny chips at spine corners, faint vertical crease at front and back panel, a few tiny edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Heroine of this tale is Perella, an English girl, making a precarious living in Florence by copying the Old Masters for art dealers. Along comes Anthony Blake, newly escaped to Italy from the drudgery of an architect's office at home. With the meeting of these young adventurers in an atmosphere of faded actresses, shelved diplomats and sterile artists, the story unfolds. 8vo. Fiction. 015634

Price: 100.00 USD
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Horns for the Devil, Malley, Louis
20 Horns for the Devil
Malley, Louis
New York Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc. 1951 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with (1) on last page, in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean black cloth boards with yellow lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 305 pp. Clean jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), chipping at top and bottoms spine edges, very small chips at corner tips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A suspenseful book of Mafia life in Little Italy. 019418

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