The Literature of Italy, 1265-1907 (16 volumes, complete, including: The Prince, Orlando Furioso, Marco Visconti, Jerusalem Delivered, The Betrothed, Damiano, Beatrice Cenci, The Flame, Vita Nuova, etc., etc.).


8vo; bound in "full leather in facsimile of the original on exhibition at the Vatican, an Italian binding of the middle of the eighteenth century; the cover is ornamented with a handsome geometrical design, combined with arabesques and blind stamped with heated tools to render portions of the leather darker; on compartments formed by the pattern are introduced the instruments of the Passion. Various arms stamped in the center of the covers. Solidly bound with cloth hinges. Numerous photogravure plates on Japan vellum. Occasional rubbing, fading; foxing to margins of frontispieces, tissue guard, and lightly on edges of title pages; some offset to titles from frontis engravings. The Prince with a stressed hinge at p. 1 but, holding firm with cords; several volumes chipped at the top of spines, with loss.

Volumes edited by Rossiter Johnson and Dora Knowlton Renou, with a general introduction by William Michael Rossetti. Including: [V.1] A History of Italian Literature (1265-1907) / by Francesco Flamini; [v.2] Beatrice Cenci / by Francesco Guerrazzi; [v.3] My Prisons and Francesca da Rimini / by Silvio Pellico; [v.4] Orlando Furioso / by Ludovico Ariosto; [v.5] Memoirs of Benvenuto Cellini / written by himself; [v.6] The Betrothed / by Alessandro Manzoni; [v.7] The Flame / by Gabriele d'Annunzio; [v.8] The Conquest of Rome / by Matilde Serao; [v.9] Marco Visconti / by Tommaso Grossi; [v.10] The Courtier / by Baldassarre Castiglione; [v.11] Jerusalem Delivered / by Torquato Tasso; [v.12] Damiano, the Story of a Poor Man / by Giulio Carcano; [v.13] Three comedies / by Carlo Goldoni ; Three Tragedies / by Vittorio Alfieri; [v.14] An Anthology of Italian authors from Cavalcanti to Fogazzaro (1270-1907); [v.15] The Prince / by Niccolo` Machiavelli ; The City of the Sun / by Tommaso Campanella ; Essays / by Ugo Foscolo ; Essays / by Giusepi Mazzini ; Recollections / by Giuseppe Garibaldi; [v.16] The New Life / by Dante Alighieri ; One hundred sonnets / by Francesco Petrarch ; La Fiammetta / by Giovanni Boccaccio ; Poems / by Michaelangelo Buonarroti.

Title: The Literature of Italy, 1265-1907 (16 volumes, complete, including: The Prince, Orlando Furioso, Marco Visconti, Jerusalem Delivered, The Betrothed, Damiano, Beatrice Cenci, The Flame, Vita Nuova, etc., etc.).

Author Name: ROSSITER JOHNSON; DORA KNOWLTON RANOUS; VITTORIO ALFIERI; CARLO GOLDONI; SILVIO PELLICO; GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO; LODOVICO ARIOSTO; GIULIO CARCANO; BALDASSARRE CASTIGLIONE, CONTE; BENVENUTO CELLINI; FRANCESCO FLAMINI; TOMMASO GROSSI; FRANCESCO DOMENICO GUERR

Categories: Literature,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: [No Place], The National Alumni: (c1907)

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good condition

Seller ID: 8944

Keywords: Italian Literature Italy