Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1935. 4to. later cloth with original front cover bound-in. (vi), 58, (2) pages followed by 32 plates. All 32 plates contain tipped-in illustrations of fine bindings. Estimated price list bound-in. Some foxing of endpapers. READ MORE about LA BIBLIOTECA DI EUGENIO DE BEAUHARNAIS, VICERÈ D'ITALIA. PARTE II
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Firenze (Florence), Italy: Giulio Giannine & Figlio, (1986). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 122, (2) pages. Text in Italian. Table of contents, bibliographic note. A collection of essays. A study of the Giannini family and bookbinding in Florence. Black and white illustrations throughout. READ MORE about I GIANNINI E L'ARTE DEL LIBRO A FIRENZE 1856-1986
Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company, 1926. 4to. cloth. xvi, 178 pages, plates. Preface by the author, table of contents, lists of illustrations and abbreviations, appendix, index of owners, general index. Six color plates in text, 58 black and white plates follow text. No. 1 in the publisher's "Monographs on Bookbinding" series. In addition to Maioli and Canevari, a discussion of the bindings of Apollonio Filareto is also included. Ex-library. Covers sunned and lightly soiled... READ MORE about MAIOLI, CANEVARI AND OTHERS
Macerata, Italy: Cassa de Risparmio, 2002. 4to. stiff paper wrappers, slipcase. 225, (7); 229+(1) pages. 2 Volumes. Text in Italian, with some introductory comments and descriptions of entries French, Spanish, and English. Catalogue of the Second International Exhibition of Bookbinding Art in Italy, June 2002. Introductory comments. Color illustrations of the entries of exhibitors with biogrpahical information. Brief photographic essay follows text. Advertisements of sponsors, index of exhibitors. READ MORE about MAESTRI RILEGATORI PER IL "CANTICO DELLE CREATURE"
Hamburg: Maximilian-Gesellschaft, (1966). 4to. cloth. 190, (3) pages. S-K 4353. First edition. (Brenni no.1040). A detailed description of the Italian bindings in the Fürstenberg collection. Contains 79 full-page plates showing bindings. Has a 22 page introduction by de Marinis. With the Randeria bookplate. READ MORE about ITALIENISCHEN RENAISSANCE-EINBÄNDE DER BIBLIOTHEK FÜRSTENBERG EINFÜHRUNG VON HANS...
Pisa, Italy: Bibllioteca Universitaria di Pisa, (2001). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 254 pages. Text in Italian. Table of contents, introduction by Marco Paoli, catalogue by Mauro Bernardini. Indices of authors and titles, places of publication, and names. Catalogue of an exhibition curated by Bernardini. Color illustrations throughout. READ MORE about MEDICEA VOLUMINA: LEGATURE E LIBRI DEI MEDICI
Macerata: Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio della Provincia di Macerata, 1998. thick square small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 578, (14) pages. First edition. The catalogue of an international bookbinding competition and exhibition organized by the Provincia di Macerata. Competitors were asked to design bindings for the poem L'Infinito by Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837). The full range of Leopardi's scholarship in philosophy and the classics is considered outstanding, and his poetry superb. Formally imitative of Dante... READ MORE about MAESTRI RILEGATORI PER L'INFINITO: PRIMA MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE DI RILEGATURA D'ARTE IN ITALIA,...
Rome: Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, 1995. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers, paper slipcase. (ii),687; (iv),350 pages. Two volumes. 1,380 bindings, mostly Italian, with 525 illustrations, from the Casanate Library (Biblioteca Casanatense), founded by Cardinal Girolamo Casanate (1620-1700). Volume I contains an introduction discussing early binding (with reference to examples in the Casanate holdings) and binders associated with the Cardinal or the Library up to the late 1700's, followed by a catalogue of 1,380... READ MORE about LEGATURE ANTICHE E DI PREGIO, SEC. XIV-XVIII
Florence: Giulio Giannini & Figlio, (1931). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (x), 42 pages. Illustrations of their work including many bindings. Tipped onto the inside back cover is a four page "Price List" issued by Giannini & Figlio for their artistic leather work. Minor rubbing of covers. READ MORE about A SHORT HISTORY OF ARTISTIC LEATHER-WORK IN FLORENCE, A CATALOGUE OF ARTISTIC FLORENTINE...
(Milano): Piantanida - Valcarenghi, 1923. small 8vo. paper-covered boards. 29 pages followed by the plates. First edition. S-K 3530. 29 illustrations in text and 37 plates showing Italian bindings. Ink inscription on free endpaper "To J.C. Thompson esq. in return for many pleasant and profitable afternoons. George Ray. December 1944". Covers spotted with wear at spine ends. With the Randeria bookplate. READ MORE about L' ARTE ITALIANA DELLA LEGATURA DEL LIBRO
(Milano): Piantanida - Valcarenghi, 1923. small 8vo. paper-covered boards. 29 pages followed by the plates. First edition. S-K 3530. 29 illustrations in text and 37 plates showing Italian bindings. Ink inscription on free endpaper "To J.C. Thompson esq. in return for many pleasant and profitable afternoons. George Ray. December 1944". Covers spotted with bumped corners. Nicely preserved. READ MORE about L' ARTE ITALIANA DELLA LEGATURA DEL LIBRO
Florence: Di Centro, 1990. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 95 pages. A catalogue for the exhibition of Pierre Lecuire's works held at the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze from March 14 to April 14, 1990. Lists 32 of Lecuire's books each accompanied by a full-page reproduction of an illustration from that particular book. Includes bibliographical references and an index. With an introduction by Lucia Chimirri and a preface by Piero Bigongiari. All in Italian. READ MORE about LIBRI DI PIERRE LECUIRE