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New York: Artabras, 1988. Principal photography by Takashi Okamura. Exquisitely illustrated with hundreds of photos in color and black & white. 2 volumes, Thick and heavy 4tos, blue cloth, pictorial slipcase. New York: Artabras, Abbeville Press, (1988). A near fine copy in a near fine slipcase. The art and architecture of Florence throughout the ages.
La Nazione, 1975. Many photo illustrations. 2 volumes. Folio, blue cloth, cloth lightly soiled on both volumes, spine ends worn on volume II, edge of corner worn on volume I. N.P.: La Nazione, (1975, 1976). Text in Italian. Articles on historical Florence are reproduced from the publication, "La Nazione." As usual, pages are age-toned throughout.
Milan: Electa, 1961. Profusely illustrated throughout. 3 volumes. Very thick and heavy 4tos, publisher's half brown morocco over cloth (a bit scuffed and with some faint spattering on spines). Milan: Electa Editrice, (1961). First edition in Italian. A very good copy, internally clean. Gift card tipped into the first volume reads: "Merry Christmas and much love, Brooke Astor, Christmas 1963." Volume I: Text, with 73 color plates, some folding. Volume II: Catalogue, with over 3000 descriptions. Volume III: Tables, with.....
Paris: J. Schiffrin, 1926. In French. Four volumes. Extensively illustrated with black and white plates. 99, 114, 148, and 199 pages + indexes. 12mos, paper wrappers with brittle wax protective covers; previous owner's book plates included in three of the four volumes, some notations in pencil throughout. Paris: J. Schiffrin, (1926). A very good copy.
Venice: Marsilio Editori, 1993. Profusely illustrated throughout with color aerial photographs and maps. 383 pages with text in Italian; 32 page 8vo pamphlet with text in English is laid-in. Large square 4to, black cloth, d.w., pictorial board slipcase. Venice: Marsilio Editori & Comune di Firenze, 1993. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper and slipcase.
New York: Dutton, 1969. Illustrated with 44 halftones, 5 line drawings, and 2 maps. 332 pages (foxing to the top and fore edges) , 8vo, teal cloth with green and gilt stamping and text, attractively designed but torn and chipped dust wrapper. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., (1969). A very good copy in a poor dust wrapper.
Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1890. Illustrated in black and white, lettered tissue guards. 2 volumes, thick 8vo, 3/4 green morocco over marbled boards (very slight rubbing to extremities), spines (sunned), elaborately gilt stamped with raised bands, marbled endpapers (small abrasion to back attached endpaper in vol. 1). Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1890. A very good(+) set.
Milan: Franco Maria Ricci, 1985. 2 volumes. Translated by Forrest Selvig. Introduction by Italo Calvino. 117 mounted color plates. Large square 4tos, gilt-lettered black silk with inlaid color plate on front cover of each volume, black patterned cloth clam shell box (evenly faded along spine). Milan: Franco Maria Ricci, (1985). As usual the pages are somewhat wavy from the mounted plates, but also several pages in second volume are bumped in lower corner. Still a very good(+) set. One of.....
New York: Macmillan, 1929. Illustrated in black and white. 209 pages. Slim 4to, ocher cloth pictorially stamped in navy blue (only very slight rubbing at extremities). New York: Macmilan, 1929. A near fine copy. Previous owner's neat inscription on verso of front free endpaper. With card pocket on back endpaper, but no other typical ex-lib markings present.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1961. 4 color plates, and 152 monochrome illustrations. 192pp. 4to, white cloth, d.w. (cloth a bit edgeworn; wrapper torn; light foxing on top edge). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, (1964). A very good copy in a very good dust wrapper. Study of this early Renaissance monument, based on a group of hitherto unknown documents in the ledgers of the Cambini bank in Florence, which pertain to the construction and decoration of the chapel. Presentation copy from Fred.....