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1 13564Bacchion, Eugenio (Intro) Papa Giovanni Patriarca A Venezia (Pope John XXIII) - Italian Text
Editrice Triveneta Venezia 1964 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Unpaginated pages; Near Fine/No Jacket - with Slipcase. Text in ITALIAN. Illustrated with photos - Fantastic pictures. White boards with black lettering and black & white photograph to front board. Gift inscription to half title page mostly in Italian. In Fine slipcase in same colors as book only trimmed in red. An excellent gift! Completely full of pictures of Pope John XXIII from 1953 through 1958, including his diary for those years - monthly important events. Accomplished a number of important changes in the second Vatican Ecumenical Council. Also pictures of his successor, John Paul I. All text is Italian. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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2 9866Dunham, Meredith Shapes: How Do You Say It? English - French - Spanish - Italian
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard NY 1987 0688806953 / 9780688806958 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Dunham, Meredith 
Unpaginated pages; Near Fine/Fine. Tiny bit of shelf rub at spine tips. Bright boards with same illustration as dust jacket. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Beautifully illustrated throughout. DJ is perfect! In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! A most delightful way of teaching children different languages, using different shapes... 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 19217Manzoni, Alessandro A. Manzoni, Opere Complete; I Promessi Sposi - Volume I; Tragedie E Poesie and Prose Varie - Volume 2; Osservazioni Sulla Moral Cattolica and Sulla Lingua Italiana - Volume 3 (3 books)
Fratelli Rechiedei Editori Italy 1873 Reprint Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Good/No Jackets. Text is ITALIAN. Outside page edges are darkened by age. Crack at board gutters, front and back on volume 3; Starting on page 7 of Volume 1; Two nice nameplates inside front cover of each volume. Moderate shelf wear at edges of all 3 volumes, and bumped corners. Some sporadic foxing on the pages. Gilt on spine is faded - gilt on front boards is relatively bright. and readable. A. Manzoni, Opere Complete; I Promessi Sposi - Volume I - 727 pages, 1872.; Tragedie E Poesie, 334 pages, 1873 and Prose Varie, 258 pages, 1869 - Volume 2; Osservazioni Sulla Moral Cattolica, 297 pages, 1869 and Sulla Lingua Italiana 169 pages, 1870 - Volume 3 (3 books) 
Price: 200.00 USD
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4 19675Parroni, Petrus Georgius Vibii Sequestris De Fluminibus Fontibus Lacubus Etc.
Istituto Cisalpino Italy 1965 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
99 pages; Very Good Plus/No Jacket. The text is in ITALIAN. Boards and outside page edges just a bit age tanning. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square, and pages are clean. Publisher's price sticker inside back cover. The text is in ITALIAN. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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5 16194Purdy, James; Gorlier, Claudio (Intro) ; Veraldi, Attilio Rose E Cenere
Einaudi Tascabili Italy 1996 8806141821 / 9788806141820 First Italian Edition; First Printing Paperback Near Fine Illustrated by Hamilton, Richard Signed by Author
278 pages; Near Fine condition. Letteratura #372. Text in ITALIAN. No creases to spine. One faint crease across front panel - probably happen when the author signed and inscribed the Title Page and the facing page to a friend, Donald Gallup, a noted bibliographer, editor and art and book collector who spent more than three decades as a library curator at Yale. Solid, clean. An excellent gift! Translation by Attilio Veraldi and Introduced by Claudio Gorlier. Trade Paperback.; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 14254Ragusa, Olga (Ed) Italica - Volume 50, Number 3 - Autumn 1973, Special Number Italian Literature in English Translation
American Association of Teachers of Italian NY 1973 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
480 pages; Very Good Plus condition. Text in Italian and English. No creases. Light sunning to spine. Tiny bit of rub to cover edges. Name to title page. Solid, clean. Several Italian articles translated into English: Three Recent versions of Dante's Inferno, Renaissance Epics in English, English Translations from the Italian Humanists, and much more. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Campania, Basilicanta - Grande Carta Stradale d'Itlaia - D43, Touring Club Italiano
7 20088Touring Club Italiano Campania, Basilicanta - Grande Carta Stradale d'Itlaia - D43
Touring Club Italiano 1986 Paperback Very Good+ 
Very Good Plus condition. THIS IS A FOLD-OUT MAP. Text in ITALIAN. Not worn or used much at all. Fold out map. Just a bit of shelf rub and bump at edges. Solid, clean. Grande Carta Stradale d'Italia - D43. Dated 1985/1986. Includes: Piemonte e Valle d'Aosta; Lombardia; Trentino-Alto Adige; Veneto e Friuli-Venezia Giulia; Liguria; Emilia-Romagna; Toscana; Umbria e Marche; Lazio; Abruzzo e Molise; Campania e Basilicata; Puglia; Calbria; Sicilia; Sardegna. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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