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Book Description
1902, 1st miniature ed, 7 pls, VG. In full contemporary red morocco, gilt edge tooling, corners and edges bumped and rubbed. Spine, relaid, raised bands, gilt titles and tooling. Internally, gilt turn-ins, green floral endpapers, a.e.g., [5], (vi-xv), [1], [1], 2-1097 pp, [1], [2] limitation, 7 pls (B&W), Esemplare No 23 to verso of tp, small damp stain to tp and then very faint stain to corner of last 100 leaves, not detracting. [6*4cm or 2.25*1.5 inches]. WorldCat calls for 4 plates whilst this copy has 7. A lovely example of one of the most compendious one volume works ever published in miniature format.
Dealer Notes
Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Manzoni was an Italian poet and novelist. He is famous for the novel The Betrothed (orig. Italian: I Promessi Sposi), generally ranked among the masterpieces of world literature. The novel is also a symbol of the Italian Risorgimento, both for its patriotic message and because it was a fundamental milestone in the development of the modern, unified Italian language.
Author MANZONI Alessandro 1785-1873
Date 1902
Binding Full contemporary morocco
Publisher Fratelli Salmin. Padova
Condition Very Good

Price: £975.00

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