New York: Artabras, 1988. 2 volumes. Principal photography by Takashi Okamura. Exquisitely illustrated with hundreds of photos in color and black & white, large thick 4to, 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 Illus. 2 volumes. Folio, blue cloth, cloth lightly soiled on both volumes, spine ends worn on volume II, covers warped on both volumes, edge of corner worn on volume I, pages throughout age-toned on both volumes. N.p.: La Nazione, (1975, 1976). Text in Italian. Articles on historical Florence are reproduced from the publication, "La Nazione."
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 1,000 b/w drawings.
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.
Amsterdam. Map. Engraving. Image measures 17.5" x 28.5". This detailed bird's-eye view, published circa 1700, depicts Florence and its immediate surroundings. The Arno river cuts diagonally across the plan from lower left to upper right, where it meets two putti holding a decorative shield. The town's star-shaped fort can also be seen to the far left. Surrounding the central plan are 10 town views, 5 on each side. In addition to typical architectural sights such as Pitti Palace and the...
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; minor bump to lower front cover and two pages of of volume 2. Milan: Franco Maria Ricci, (1985). A near fine set. One of 5,000 numbered copies.
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...