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The East African Coast: Select Documents from the First to the Earlier Nineteenth Century by Edited by G. S. P. [Greville Stewart Parker] Freeman-Grenville (£154.00)Publisher: Clarendon Press — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with slight fraying at the spine ends and corners. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Leans a little. Top edge of the folding map browned where not quite flush with the head of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps; Fold-Out Maps [1];

From the cover: “This work gives students and all those interested in the pre-colonial history of the East African coast translations of the principal documents on which our present knowledge is based. The object is to enable them to form their own ideas, even if they are not equipped with Greek, Latin, Arabic, Portuguese, French, Italian and Swahili. It contains most of the documents referred to by Dr. A. G. Mathew and Dr. G. S. P. Freeman-Grenville in their chapters in Vol. I of the History of East Africa, (Oxford 1962). Nothing earlier than 1500 has been excluded, and, because they reflect valuable local ideas of the history of earlier times, some late nineteenth century Swahili documents have also been included.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 314 pages. Tags: africa east history sources coasts addresses essays lectures eastern coastal regions 100- 1900 readings from contemporary greville stewart parker freeman-grenville first editions firsts printings 1st
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Italian Intervention In The Spanish Civil War by John F. Coverdale (£149.00)Publisher: Princeton University Press — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is faded at the spine and creased at the join of the upper panel. Boards a little faded at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Using hitherto unavailable material from the Italian foreign ministry, Franco’s headquarters, and Mussolini’s secretariat, John F. Coverdale traces the development of Italo-Spanish relations from the beginning of the Fascist regime. His analysis reveals that traditional foreign policy outweighed ideological and internal political considerations in Mussolini’s decision making. John F. Coverdale finds that while Italy’s support was essential to Franco’s victory, Rome exercised very little influence on his decisions. The author concludes that participation in the Spanish Civil War was less important than is generally believed in determining Italy’s entrance into World War II on Hitler’s side, and that it did not significantly weaken her armed forces.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 455 pages. Tags: spanish civil war military operations history italian 20th century spain italy political unit armed forces armies august politics policy mercenaries volunteer formations
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The International Encyclopedia of Dogs by Edited by Stanley Dangerfield & Elsworth Howell (£92.00)Publisher: Pelham — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little ruffled at the edges of the dust wrapper. Edges of the boards a little scuffed. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Internally bright and clean. Errata slip tipped in at title page.Description: From the flap: “Here, in one volume, is an encyclopaedia without equal as a reference book for both expert and amateur. It demands a place in every dog-lover’s library. Entirely new, it is the first work of its kind for forty years. It provides up-to-date information, alphabetically arranged, about the history of dogs, the development and characteristics of the great breeds, the world’s leading dog shows, the breed requirements, the training, care and management of dogs, and the major canine ailments. Full-colour plates are included of 125 leading breeds, and there are over 500 additional illustrations in black and white, many of which have been specially commissioned to make the book both compelling and comprehensive.”Notes: Jacket designed by George Sharp. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 480 pages. Tags: american anatomy apso australian bouvier breeders breeds canine champions charles chihuahua club clubs consultant deerhound des dictionaries dietary dog dog-racing dogs encyclopaedias encyclopedias english expert experts field flandres foxhound german greyhound gun highland hounds irish italian japanese kennel king lhasa livestock management mountain norwich otterhound papillon pointer police pyrenean racing rhodesian ridgeback saluki samoyed setter sheepdog short-haired show shows silky spaniel specialist sporting terrier terriers the tibetan training trial trials vizsla west white working world yorkshire
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Savonarola: A Tragedy [In Verse] by Alfred Austin (£68.00)Publisher: MacMillan & Co. — 1891Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with mottling to both boards. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Heavy tanning to first and last blanks facing the pastedowns. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd edition. [First Edition: 1881] A play based on the activities of Girolamo Savonarola. Savonarola was an Italian Dominican friar and an influential contributor to the politics of Florence from 1494 until his execution in 1498. He was known for his book burning, destruction of what he considered immoral art, and his perception of what he thought the Renaissance — which began in his Florence and was at its beginning — ought to become. He vehemently preached against the moral corruption of much of the clergy at the time, and his main opponent was Rodrigo Borgia, who was Pope Alexander VI from 1492, through Savonarola's death, to 1498.Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5". [IX] 306 pages. Tags: adherents and austere aversion built careggi enthusiasm followers government held luigi marcuccio medicean medici oligarchs people pious political pulci religious roysterers salviati savonarola supremacy teaching the villa whimperers who
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The Italian Manuscripts in the Library of Major J.R. Abbey by J. J. G. Alexander & A. C. de la Mare (£62.00)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0571087108]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper somewhat worn with some small fraying. Cover slighty rubbed at extremities with slight bumping.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white.Notes: 187 pages. Tags: abbey catalogs catalogues england italian john libraries library manuscripts private roland roland) vcatalogs
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Good Food to Fight Migraine by Hilda Cherry Hills (£54.00)Publisher: Roberts Publications — 1979Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0906185092]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Small mark to the upper wrap. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the introduction: “Since one in every five families throughout the world will have an inherited migraine problem which will be most probably related to a family history of asthma, hay fever, eczema, epilepsy, coeliac disease, urticaria, schizophrenia — all of which can be related to food sensitivity, one can only feel the deepest gratitude to Mrs. Cherry Hills for her authoritative expertise in producing such an invaluable guide to happy eating for the vast numbers of migraine sufferers. Her book represents a unique and historical contribution to the alleviation of migraine attacks for those millions of victims who have the determination and pain-induced motivation to seek a simple and commonsense means of reducing their episodes of agonising prostration which so few employers, partners or relatives even begin to understand. Modern science, it seems, is quite unable at this stage to guarantee the control of every devastating migraine attack, but the simple observation of Mrs. Hills’s suggestions in this excellent treatise will add years of attack-free days for all who follow her inspired advice.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by P. Wilson. Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 173 pages. Tags: acids agar-agar alcohol all-bran almonds alps also ambrosia amino and apple apples apricot apricots arrowroot artichoke artichokes aubergines available avoided bag bake baked baking balls balm barbados barley bars basic batter batters bay bean beans beef beefburgers beet berry bertha better betty beverages biscuits black blackberry blackcurrant bottled braised bread breadcrumbs
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I Britannici E La Lotta Di Liberazione in Italia: (1943-1945): No. 1 Special Force Nella Resistenza Italiana 28-29-30 Aprile 1987, Universita Di Bologna by Anon. (£54.00)Publisher: Bologna: Universita di Bologna — 1987Binding: Paperback [Ringbound] Condition: Very Good. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Two volumes: Contributi e Testimonianze Inglesi & Italianai. Parallel English & Italian language text. Illustrated by way of: Double column text;Notes: Size: 8½" x 12". 220/301 pages. Tags: war italian resistance invasion defence soe forces
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A Shadow of Dante: Being An Essay Towards Studying Himself, His World, and His Pilgrimage by Maria Francesca Rossetti (£53.00)Publisher: Rivingtons — 1872Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine and onto the margins of the boards, slight fraying at the spine ends. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Bookplate to the front pastedown with a further personal stamp to the top corner of the first blank. Pastedowns and blanks spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd edition. [First Published: 1871] Illustrated by way of: Fold-Out Illustrations [4]; Tissue-guarded portrait to the frontispiece;Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5". Decorative Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 292 pages. Tags: rossetti dante alighieri criticism interpretation translation inferno purgatorio paradiso divina commedia italian poetry critical
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The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni (£53.00)Publisher: J. M. Dent & Sons — 1951Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ - in Good DJ. DJ edgeworn with several small tears, a little loss although bright. Offset to endpapers. Text bright and tight.Description: This new, complete translation of the most famous of Italian novels, I Promessi Sposi, is presented under the title of The Betrothed as the most appropriate English form. The novel lives as a straightforward historical tale which is both human and romantic, but it has great depth and breadth; the moral, religious, and political themes which are woven into it are as applicable to the controversial problems of the twentieth century as to those of the time of the Napoleonic wars, when it was written, or of the Thirty Years War, in which it was set. 591pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5") Translated by Archibald Colquhoun. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Tags: Promessi Sposi Napoleonic Thirty Years War
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Le Navi Di Linea Italiane, 1861-1969 [Revisore: Amm. Di Squadra R. D'o. Aldo Cocchia by Iorgio Giorgerini & Augusto Nani (£51.00)Publisher: Rome: Ufficio Storico Marina Militare — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper which has a little edgewear. Bruised at the bottom corner of the upper board. Text complete, clean and tight but some of the lightweight paper plates have wrinkled slightly. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Italian language text. 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Plans;Notes: Size: 11½" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the La Marina Italiana Nella Seconda Guerra Mondiale series. [IX] 306 pages. Tags: nani marina italiana nella seconda guerra mondiale
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Ali and Little Camel by Rosemary Timperley (£47.00)Publisher: Robert Hale — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0709146086]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Edges of dustwrapper slightly rubbed. Boards a little faded, more so toward edges and spine. Small inscription to ffep. Top corner of the first blank clipped. Leans slightly. Top edges lightly tanned.Description: A hospital story told by Anna Lake, ward orderly, when dramatic events occur against the monotonous routine of her daily work.Notes: Jacket designed by Biro. Size: 8" x 5¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 188 pages. Tags: unnatural harassed vengeful moroccan hospital patient orderly unhappy routine italian loving doctor porter matron staff nurse daily crazy cruel death irish story girl work dead
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I PARACADUTISTI: Cinquant'anni Di Storia, Cronaca E Immagini Del Paracadutismo Italiano by Nino Arena (£44.00)Publisher: Modena: S.T.E.M. Mucchi — 1972Binding: Paperback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed where it overlaps the plastic cover of the book, a little faded overall. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd (revised & expanded) edition. [First Published: 1970] Italian language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Fold-out Plans (laid in) [1]; Colour Drawings;Notes: Size: 9" x 9". In the Collezione Storica Del Risorgimento E Dell' Unita D'italia: Documenti E Testimonianze series. 319 pages. Tags: arena collezione storica del risorgimento dell unita italia documenti testimonianze italy esercito parachute troops war 1939-1945 aerial operations italian military unit armed forces armies heraldry army paratroopers uniforms
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The Handyman In The Home: In 3 Volumes by Edited by Arthur W. Judge (£40.00)Publisher: Caxton Publishing Company — 1956Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Pages lightly age-tanned otherwise a pleasant set.Description: September Reprint of the 2nd Edition. [First: 1930] Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the preface: “As its title indicates, this work has been prepared expressly for the practical handyman desirous of undertaking a wide variety of jobs connected with the home, garden, garage and small workshop, including not only the domestic repairs and renovations that become necessary from time to time but also useful improvements and additions to the home and its contents. The keen home dweller, with a knowledge of the use of the simple tools and materials described in these volumes, can not only tackle most household repairs and additions expeditiously, but also avoid a good deal of expense. Apart from these considerations, there is always the satisfaction associated with the completion of a job that would otherwise have meant calling in someone else for the purpose. In addition to the extensive range of household repairs, fittings, furniture and other relevant items dealt with in this work, there are also a number of sections, including those on homecrafts, hobbies, sports accessories, outdoor constructions, etc., which will be found both useful and profitable to the handyman and housewife. Since many of the articles in these volumes deal with woodwork repairs and new constructions, it was considered desirable to include a comprehensive section, written by a well-known expert in such matters, on the subject of carpentry and woodworking tools, so that the reader who is not very well acquainted with the use of the latter can improve both his knowledge and experience.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 994 pages. Tags: examples ferranti temporal choosing rawlplug cleaners location formulas ragbolts fingered gate-leg concrete patterns stitches shunting tapestry frosting arterial seamless pressing imperial portiere employed schrader wireless utensils handsaws shooting ifailure trimming twaddell scissors dressing prufitol watering injector fastener grinding slater's bandages hammocks mandolin grafting lavatory ironwork basketry chenille grinders transfer fixtures charging
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Classic British Racing Motorcycles by Mick Walker (£28.00)Publisher: Osprey — 1990Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780850458800]Condition: Very Good. Slightly warped otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Contents: AJS 7R — the boy racer; Gold Star — café racer supreme; Manx Norton — The professionals’ choice; Matchless G45 and G50; Norton — the JPS saga; Porcupine and 3-Valve; Rocket 3 and Trident; Specials; Triumph Grand Prix; Two-strokes; Velocette; Vincent HRD; Thruxton;.Notes: Size: 10½" x 7¾". 192 pages. Tags: nortons rudges sunbeams ajss velocettes guzzi benelli dkw 500 bmw italian gilera senior dorino serafina ulster gilera frith graham geoff duke ray amm sidecar eric olive surtees hocking hailwood read sheene
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Letters from London and Europe by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (£28.00)Publisher: Alma Books — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1846881110]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Francesco da Mosto. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 203 pages. Tags: lampedusa mosto tomasi 1846881110 nichols piccolo casimiro correspondence giuseppe travel europe lucio description literature authors italian 20th century
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The Sailor's Nelson by Admiral Mark Kerr (£28.00)Publisher: Hurst & Blackett — 1932Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Poor. Boards rubbed and bumped, notably at the corners, somewhat soiled in places and sunned at the spine. Top edges of text block dusty. Internally bright and clean but with remnants of sticker to back pastedown and bfep.Description: Black cloth with gilt titling to spine. Fold-out maps. This book is not only for Naval experts, but for any person who wishes to know the unique charm of our best-loved hero, so I have endeavoured to show Nelson, not only as the greatest war-strategist and tactician in history, but also as the foremost leader of men amongst the warriors of the world. In order to do this it is necessary to give authentic stories of his life, and also to show his character as revealed in his letters to his greatest friend, Captain Locker, and other people. Errata slip tipped in at preface. 288pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)Tags: palmerston carraciolo troubridge fitzgerald devonshire coletalino santissima cornwallis tarantella midshipman marseilles imprisoned conquerant drinkwater foudroyant conception antoinette expedition bull-feast copenhagen wellington enterprise aboukirbay lieutenant commission redoutable bucentaure billington buckingham courageaux villeneuve charlemont fremantle addington dannebrog pregnancy hallowell commander narcissus secretary promotion blackwood floggings sovereign mutineers souverain correglia attitudes rotherham recapture gibraltar
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Fontamara by Ignazio Silone (£27.00)Publisher: Redwords — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781872208053]Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy only. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Leans. Text bright and tight.Description: Reprint of the 1948 edition. This is the story of resistance to fascism, told in the language of the wretched of the earth – the peasants of the small Italian village of Fontamara. Silone’s novel inspired thousands to defy fascism in the 193o’s. Today the need for such defiance is with us again – and Silone’s message is as powerful and relevant as ever.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 180 pages. Tags: Fontamara fascism Silone italy resistance
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The Codex Leicester: Sold by Order of the Trusteees of the Holkham Estate Which Will Be Sold at Christie's Great Rooms on Friday, 12 December 1980 by Leonardo Da Vinci (£27.00)Publisher: London: Christie, Manson & Woods — 1980Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with a heavy knock to the head of the spine. Boards a little dull. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: A manuscript by Leonardo, in the possession of the earls of Leicester for many years. Contains: Colour plates; Colour frontispiece; Photographic end papers & blanks;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Carlo Pedretti. Size: 9¾" x 7¼". Salmon boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 174 pages. Tags: vinci leonardo codex leicester criticism interpretation holkham hall manuscript manuscripts italian auction hydraulics cosmology
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The Italian Cookery Course by Katie Caldesi (£27.00)Publisher: Kyle Cathie — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781856269896]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Slip case Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Giancarlo Caldesi. Size: 10" x 8½". Yellow boards with White & Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 510 pages. Tags: caldesi 9781856269896 italian cuisine recipes cooking techniques tuscany signature ribollita sardinian sarde alla beccafico variety food illustrated recipe book
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A Second Slice: An anthology by Arabella Boxer (£26.00)Publisher: Nelson — 1966Binding: Hardback in Slipcase First Edition. [ISBN: B0000CN6CD]Condition: Good+ - in Poor DJ. Slipcase rubbed and somewhat soiled. Boards a little rubbed at extremities. Text bright and tight if very slightly and lightly spotted in places.Description: Ringbound with 3-piece layout offering individual views of Soups and Hors d'oeuvre, Main Dishes and Sweets and Savouries. The emphasis in this book seems to be towards the neglected English food of the twenties and Thirties, particularly the recipes of Lady Jekyll, Lady Sysonby and Nancy Shaw. This sort of cooking appears to have a character all its own, and owes nothing to French or Italian cuisine. If anything, it is closer to the best sort of American home cooking - a sophisticated form of nursery food. This kind of food was forgotten during the long years of rationing; and the discovery of Mediterranean cooking after the war seems to have dominated cooking both in restaurants and in the home.Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8". 174 pages. Tags: Jekyll Sysonby Shaw cuisine
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Rivista Aeronautica I Primi Cinquant'anni Dell'Aviazione Italiana Anno XXXV Marzo 1959 Volume 3 Numero Speciale by Anon. (£26.00)Publisher: Roma: Viale Dell Universita — 1959Binding: Paperback Condition: Poor. Wrapper heavily rubbed at the margins and joins with tape reinforcement to the foot of the spine. Binding weak. Text complete, clean and tight all the same. Description: Italian language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Advertisements; Plans;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6½". 0 pages. Tags: aeronautical magazine first fifty year italian aviation body march 1959 volume number
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Bugialli on Pasta by Giuliano Bugialli (£24.00)Publisher: Simon & Schuster — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 067162024X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Pasta, most authorities agree, developed as a way of preserving milled wheat — the wheat was mixed with water and dried in the sun. From that practical and humble beginning came the food that has been basic to the Italian diet for more than a century, and popular around the world. Most amazing is the possible range of preparation and combinations with other ingredients. Having written about pasta and taught its techniques for many years, Giuliano Bugialli now addresses his subject with the full force of his experience and scholarship.

Organized around other principal ingredients in a dish — vegetables or fish, for instance — or styles, such as the various regional specialties or different-flavored pastas, Bugialli on Pasta consciously and conscientiously takes authenticity and tradition into account. From the simplest tomato sauces, including the true marinara, to more festive and complicated stuffed pastas, Bugialli presents the genuine versions and explains the nuances between one and another. For everyday meals, Bugialli on Pasta offers dozens of simple and healthful preparations — pasta with beans, asparagus, or eggplant — that can be the mainstay of a sensible diet. For other occasions here are Ravioli Stuffed with Fish, from Liguria; from Abruzzi, elegant Crespelle cooked in broth, and from Tuscany, delicate gnocchi infused with the earthy flavour of porcini mushrooms. Even dessert has its pasta possibility, as seen in Nidi de Carnevale, chocolate-flavored pasta shaped into nests and sauced with honey, brandy and almonds.

Bugialli on Pasta is a brilliant book by one of the world’s great author-teachers, to be turned to as much for its food history and gorgeous photographs as for its recipes and instruction.”
Notes: Illustrated by Andy Ryan & Glenn Wolff. Size: 10¼" x 8¼". Red Spine Strip with Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 363 pages. Tags: cooking pasta italian cookery regional ethnic specific ingredients food drink ingr giuliano bugialli andy ryan glenn wolff 067162024x first editions firsts printings 1st
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Modern Ships of War: With Supplementary Chapters and Notes by J. D. Jerrold Kelley by Sir Edward J. [James] Reed & Edward Simpson (£24.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington — 1888Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Binding shot with much tape repair to the joins of both boards. Hinges tape repaired. First and last blanks grubby. The text, whilst tanned, remains surprisingly tight. A good working copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Appendices [3]; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Illustrated Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [X] 284 pages. Tags: navies warships italian russian german austrian turkish british navy machine rapid-fire guns submarine warfare naval reserve forced battle trafalgar
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Renaissance Architecture in Venice 1450-1540 by Ralph Lieberman (£24.00)Publisher: Frederick Muller — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0584950349]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Lower panel a little tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank alongside a small area of spotting. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs [109]; Colour Photographs [16]; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “Venice has long been hymned as the most beautiful city in the world: a fantastic urban complex delicately and evocatively built in the midst of a lagoon, her main thoroughfares forming an aqueous network plied by gondolas and barges. One of the world’s first republics, for centuries Venice wielded awesome power and imposed her symbol, the Lion of St Mark, throughout the Mediterranean. And because she sat enthroned at the major junction between the Byzantine East and the Latin West, between the Gothic North and Italy, still rooted in her Classical past, her art and architecture reflected an extraordinary spectrum of influences, traditions and concepts.

This handsomely illustrated book surveys the ninety years between 1450 and 1540, which saw the transformation of Venetian architecture from florid late Gothic to the first examples of the High Renaissance style. These were the decades in which some of the city’s most famous and magnificent structures were built, including the churches of San Zaccaria and Santa Maria dei Miracoli, the Scala dei Giganti in the courtyard of the Doge’s Palace, the Clock Tower and the Libreria Marciana, and the Scuola San Rocco. It was during this period, too, that the Piazza San Marco and the Piazzetta were dramatically transformed.

The author demonstrates that the architecture of this period was dominated by an ever-changing search for a unique and idiomatic style that would unite two of Venice’s local traditions, the Byzantine and the Gothic, as well as the influences of ancient Rome and the new concepts that were flowering in Florence and Rome. By displaying the rich and often bewildering variety of the buildings, this book reveals that the Early Renaissance in Venetian architecture may be understood as an attitude rather than as a specific style. Lieberman finally urges that the book should be an aid to looking at the buildings in Venice, not a substitute for it. The book is sufficient in itself, but its beautiful pictures and wealth of information compel one to experience more closely this startling period of architecture in Venice.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 11¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: 9780584950342 architecture history art design styles and town planning renaissance italy venice veneto buildings structures architectural features 1450-1540 italian ralph lieberman 0584950349 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Studies Among The Painters by J. [Joseph] Beavington Atkinson (£24.00)Publisher: Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge — 1874Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Heavily faded at the spine with the titling now effaced. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards, slight fraying at the same. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Hinge strained at the plate facing page 71. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: Engravings [17]; Consists mainly of collected papers written for the People's Magazine.Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Bevelled Decorative Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 197 [2] pages. Tags: atkinson painting european painters europe italian spanish school dutch figure seventeenth century landscape french hogarth reynolds gainsborough wilson constable schools art
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A Game Called Survival: The Story of Betty di San Marzano and Her Children in Wartime Italy by Ian Reid (£23.00)Publisher: Evans Brothers — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0237455277]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper which is pulled and creased at the foot of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “On 8 September 1943 Italy concluded an Armistice with the Allies and was officially no longer fighting on the side of the Germans. But the wartime troubles of Betty di San Marzano, an Englishwoman married to an Italian and living near Spoleto, and her four children were only just beginning. In danger from both the German forces and revengeful local fascists, they had to leave their home and take refuge in a cramped loft in a tiny hamlet, and live a hand-to-mouth existence with the local peasants. Only to her eldest son could Betty explain the danger they were in: to the other children it must appear to be only a game — a game called survival.

lan Reid follows the fortunes and vicissitudes of the San Marzano family throughout the turbulent events of 1943 and ‘44 and tells of their often amusing, sometimes dangerous adventures helping escaped prisoners-of-war to rejoin the Allied forces, their return home only to flee again to escape the retreating German army, and the part they played in the almost farcical liberation of Spoleto. How Betty managed to keep her family together, and safe, despite the very real difficulties and dangers makes a delightful and heart-warming story.”
Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: san marzano betty contessa world war 1939-1945 biography italy history german occupation 1943-1945 spoleto region individual local pow umbria great britain second prisoners escapees evaders civilian internees evasion escape british biographical 1943-1944 ian reid 0237455277 first editions firsts printings 1st
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501 Must See Movies by VARIOUS (£22.00)Publisher: Bounty — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0753710676]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Leans slightly. Couple of pages creased.Description: From the introduction: “Here you will find astonishing achievements in special effects before and after CGI, brave cinematographical experiments, courageous social commentary, staggering performances, debuts and swan-songs. With this book at your elbow you can start and stop angry debates, be stimulated, informed and amused and all before the lights go down and the credits roll. But then, please watch the films described here and form your own opinions.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 7½". Pictorial boards. 542 pages. Tags: movies cinephiles actors directors cinematographers german expressionism french new wave italian modernism film noir blockbusters local cinema films epic comedy drama horror musical mystery thriller romance science fiction fantasy war
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Harewood House: One of the Treasure Houses of Britain by Mary Mauchline (£22.00)Publisher: Ashbourne: Moorland Publishing Co. Ltd. — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861903668]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd (revised) edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1974] Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Colour photographs; Genealogical tables;

From the cover: “Harewood House has been the Lascelles family home for over 200 years. Built by John Carr of York over a period of eleven years between 1759-1771, the spectacular interior is the work of the Scottish architect Robert Adam. He designed the exquisite ceilings decorated by Joseph Rose, Biaglio Rebecca and Antonio Zucchi. The house contains unrivalled furniture made especially for Harewood by Thomas Chippendale, born only a few miles up the Wharfe Valley at Otley, and a famous collection of Sevres porcelain.

Harewood House is surrounded by 1,000 acres of fine parkland, gardens and woodland shaped by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the creator of eighteenth-century English landscaping.

In the rooms hang many distinguished family portraits painted by such renowned artists as Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, George Romney, John Hoppner and Sir Thomas Lawrence, water-colours by J. M. W. Turner and Thomas Girtin, and Renaissance masterpieces by Giovanni Bellini, Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto and El Greco. Many of the Italian pictures were collected by Henry, the Sixth Earl of Harewood and husband of HRH Princess Mary, the Princess Royal, who lived here from 1929 until her death in 1965.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: mauchline stately homes west yorkshire england lascelles family harewood house leeds 0861903668 9780861903665
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Japan by Michel Random & Loues Frederic (£22.00)Publisher: David & Charles — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715390503]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper water stained on the reverse of the foot of the upper panel with a little light wrinkling to the head of the same. Text complete, clean and tight but with light age-tanning to the margins of the leaves. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps [1]; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “For us, said a leading Japanese businessman, Budo, Noh theatre, Kabuki are nourishment, for our soul is basically very ancient. This is why we can be modern or ultra-modern without losing our roots. Nothing in Japan is separate: the light flavour of Sake (rice wine), the taste of Sushi (raw fish), the respect that we pay to our traditions, the veneration we bear to our emperor, all these only make up one Whole. The difference between us and the West is that we have kept a centre, or what you call a soul. The centre is also the kernel. Without it, the fruit withers and dies. This book, created by Nebojsa Bato Tomasevic, is the latest publication in a distinguished series. Past titles include China, Tibet and India. Yugoslav by birth, internationalist by conviction, Tomasevic has travelled extensively in Japan speaking to representative figures in all spheres of activity. Employing French scholars, Japanese, English, Italian and Yugoslav photographers, Japanese expertise and his own personal experience, Tomasevic has assembled an informative and exciting report on this remarkable country. This book is indeed a product of international co-operation at its most effective.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 287 pages. Tags: japan social life and customs 1945- conditions civilisation civilization japanese culture history ancient architecture beliefs traditions sports martial arts the psychology today cultural heritage michel random loues fre´de´ric 0715390503 alexandra campbellfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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Comrade Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi (£21.00)Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with fraying at the head of the spine and top edge, a little loss to the tail of the spine and the corners. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Vignette to the title page; Black & White Drawings;Notes: Illustrated by The Author. Size: 8" x 5". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [191] [1] pages. Tags: frances frenayefiction novels literature stories story novella shortfirst editions firsts first printings 1st italian fiction mondo piccolo compagno don camillo translations
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Piero Della Francesca by Birgit Laskowski (£21.00)Publisher: Könemann — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 3829002475]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small scuff mid-way to the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Chronological Tables; Colour Plates;

From the cover: “As the pioneer of a new conception of art, Piero della Francesca (ca. 1420-1492) had a lasting influence on the development of Italian art in the mid-15th century. The glowing colours and spiritual calm of his compositions, and the equally powerful and sublime figures in his pictures form a highlight of Early Renaissance painting, at the same time radiating an astonishingly modern atmosphere. He succeeded as scarcely any other artist before and since in harmonizing his own philosophy of life, characterized by devoutness and spirituality, with the artistic and scientific discoveries of his age. This made Piero one of the most important artists linking the Gothic and Renaissance eras, tradition and the modern age.”
Notes: Size: 12½" x 10¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 120 pages. Tags: piero della francesca 1420-1492 1416 -1492 art instruction italy painters painting renaissance history individual artists european artist design styles birgit laskowski 3829002475 fiona hulsefirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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The Times Atlas of the 20th Century: The Definitive Account of Our Century by Edited by Richard Overy (£19.50)Publisher: Times — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0723007667]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with heavier rubbing to the spine ends.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white with diagrams and maps. From the cover: “The Times Atlas of the 20th Century is a major new treatment of this century of paradox and progress. Its richly interwoven tapestry of text, maps and illustrations brings sharply into focus our century’s main themes and underlying problems. Richard Overy’s compelling and analytical text takes the world from the pomp of Europe’s colonial heyday and the cataclysm of the First World War through the Great Depression, the Second World War and the Cold War to the uncertain stumblings of the New World Order. Special attention is paid to the themes and challenges which have faced us throughout the century — the environment, health, science, leisure and technology. With over 200 full-colour maps and more than 300 photographs, the book is a visual feast and a work of substantial scholarship.”Notes: Size: 4to Royal (32 x 25cm Approx.). 239 pages. Tags: smoking-related austria-hungary democratization czechoslovakia russo-japanese reconstruction fundamentalism communications deforestation july-december modernization photochemical parliamentary confrontation mediterranean international concentration revolutionary organizations transcaucasus metropolitan super-powers unemployment affiliations bibliography tuberculosis land-holding commonwealth dam-building distribution peacekeeping dictatorship urbanization independence contributors motorization development eradication populations nationalism palestinian persecution afghanistan dissolution exploration nationalist performance consumption nazi-soviet convergence radioactive
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Pictorial History of Art: Western Art Through the Ages by Jenny Haviland (£19.00)Publisher: Galley Press — 1985Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0861367111]Condition: Near Fine.Description: This book provides the reader with a comprehensive reference of the great works of western painting, architecture and sculpture. The book is divided into ten sections; Prehistoric Art; The Ancient World; The Greek World; The Roman World and the Early Middle Ages; The Late Middle Ages; The Italian Renaissance; The Renaissance outside Italy; Europe and America 1600-1800; Europe and America 1800-1900; Europe and America since 1900; 322pp. Index. Size: 4to Large Post (10½" x 8¼" approx.) Introduction / preface by Christopher Lloyd.
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Praha: Prag/Prague/Prague/Praga/Praga by Frantisek Malecek & Frantisek Malecek (£19.00)Publisher: Nakladatelstvi Orion — 1991Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 8090028705]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Tri-language (at least) text, English, Czech and French with possibly Italian and Spanish and another.Notes: Size: 12" x 9". Pictorial boards. 254 pages. Tags: pictorial works prague czech republic frantisek malecek 8090028705
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The Complete Book of Furniture Restoration by Tristan Salazar (£19.00)Publisher: Bison — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861240898]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “The skills of a furniture restorer will help you make the most of bargains still to be found in rummage sales and auctions. The Complete Book of Furniture Restoration enables you to recognize different woods and explains how they are related to styles of furniture, and teaches you to look at a piece as an expert would.. Full of practical hints and advice easy enough for even the most unskilled to follow, it will introduce the newcomer to the pleasures of working with wood and extend the skills of the already experienced. This book is a must for all those trying to furnish their homes without spending a fortune.”Notes: 160 pages. Tags: adam and anne antique antiques art baluster baroque beading bed beds bevel book bridal burr-walnut cabinet cabinet-making cabinets carpentry carved carver case cassette century chair chair-back chairs chest chestnut chests chippendale clock clocks collectibles collectors commode cornice cots cottage court cradles cressent cromwellian cupboard cupboards day dentils dining drawers dutch early
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The Crucible of War: Western Desert 1941 by Barrie Pitt (£19.00)Publisher: Jonathan Cape — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0224017713]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs and maps. From the cover: “Shortly before midnight on June 11th, 1940, six troops of the 11th Hussars drove their Rolls-Royce armoured cars through gaps in the wire fence marking the border between Egypt and Tripolitania, and ambushed a small convoy of lorries crammed with bewildered Italian frontier troops whom nobody had bothered to inform of Mussolini’s declaration of war on Britain, made 24 hours before from the balcony of the Palazzo Venezia. Thus began the Desert War — the land campaign that meant more to the British people than any other between 1939 and 1945, and probably as much as the Battle of Britain in the air. It was to last for three years and secure for the allies the vital Middle East oil supplies without which they would have lost the war against the dictators.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 506 pages. Tags: tobruk rommel auchinleck hussars sollum bay wavell balbo hobart selby wavell libyan troops bardia western desert 4th armoured brigade sidi barrani panzer iis tug argan taranto long range desert group Kesselring Godwin-Austen Norrie Pienaar Duda
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The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco (£19.00)Publisher: Harcourt Brace — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0151001510]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “The year is 1643. Roberto, a young nobleman, survives war, the Bastille, exile and shipwreck as he voyages to a Pacific island straddling the date meridian. There he waits now, alone on the mysteriously deserted Daphne, separated by treacherous reefs from the island beyond — the island of the day before. If he could reach it, time — and his misfortunes — might be reversed. But first he must learn to swim…”Notes: 512 pages. Tags: 20th century del english fiction from giorno historical into italian language l'isola literature modern prima translated translations
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Venice: A Thousand Years of Culture and Civilization by Peter Lauritzen (£19.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0297774476]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short tear to both head and foot of the upper panel and slight fraying at the head of the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners' inscription to the half-title page with a pasted in gift-card facing. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “Venice is one of the world’s most magical and enchanting visual experiences. Other cities may be built on islands, linked by canals and have a rich cultural heritage, but there is only one Venice: her pervasive atmosphere, her peace and her serene beauty seem to set her apart not only from other cities but from the contemporary world.

In this book Peter Lauritzen recounts the rich history and evokes the extraordinary atmosphere of the thousand-year Republic which gave birth to so much beauty. Against the background of the Republic’s rise from a lagoon settlement to a great imperial power, her decay and her collapse in 1797, the author describes the works of the men of genius — artists such as Giovanni and Gentile Bellini, Canaletto, Rosalba Carriera, Giorgione, Tiepolo, Tintoretto and Titian; architects such as Longhena, Palladio, Sanmichele and Sansovino; musicians such as Vivaldi and Monteverdi — who together created one of the great cultures of the western world. The history of this supremely visual civilization is completed by photographs of the treasures which crowd this most beautiful and photogenic of cities.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Charlton Eltou. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 232 pages. Tags: venice civilization italy 1797 history italian venetian date peter lauritzen 0297774476 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Italy 1530-1630 by Eric Cochrane (£18.50)Publisher: London & New York: Longman — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0582483646]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has slipped a little, moving the titling off-centre on the spine and exposing the original fold on the leading edge of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Contains: Black & white plates [12]; Maps [1];

From the cover: “Italy 1530-1630 is the latest volume to appear in the distinguished Longman History of Italy, edited by Professor Denys Hay. It covers what is, for most English-speaking readers, one of the most obscure periods of Italian history. What we do hear of it is almost always pejorative, an unrelieved tale of political absolutism, rural refeudalization, economic crisis, religious repression, and cultural decline. But this picture is both incomplete and inaccurate, and in his eagerly-awaited survey Eric Cochrane has at last given the period its due. It magnificently sums up a lifetime’s study of this neglected century.

The period begins with the Sack of Rome in 1527 and the chaos of foreign invasion, and it ends with a series of destabilizing shocks — the War of Monferrato, the conflict between Pope Paul V and Venice, and the ravages of plague. Yet this century also saw the completion of the great masterpieces of the High Renaissance by Michelangelo and his contemporaries and the audacious experiments of their Mannerist and early Baroque successors. Professor Cochrane examines the achievements of these later masters with a seriousness and sympathy they have not always received from English-speaking historians. Their work, he argues, must be seen as a development, and not as a rejection, of their High Renaissance models.

But the achievements of the age were not solely artistic. The Treaty of Cateau-Cambresis in 1559 brought fifty years of peace, stability, and development — a time of political reconstruction, population increase, and industrial and commercial recovery. This was an age of profound religious piety and ecclesiastical reform: the age of Ignatius Loyola and the Society of Jesus, of Carlo Borromeo, and above all of the Council of Trent and the Counter-Reformation. Indeed, it was also an age of intellectual ferment, before the trial and abjuration of Galileo in 1633.

The history of Italy in the century after the Renaissance is a giant puzzle. Finding all the pieces, let alone fitting them together convincingly, is a quixotic goal. Yet Eric Cochrane, in his final challenging testament, not only gives shape to the period but also brings it exuberantly alive.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Longman History of Italy series. [XIII] 313 pages. Tags: cochrane kirshner longman history italy 16th century 17th sack rome high renaissance political order european europe tridentine reform 0582483646
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Five Minute Bread: the Revolutionary New Baking Method: No Bread Machine, No Kneading! by Jeff Hertzberg & Zoe Francois [Zoë François] (£18.00)Publisher: Ebury Press — 2010Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0091938945]Condition: Near Fine.Description: From the cover: “It sounds too good to be true: irresistible home-made bread with no bread machine and only five minutes’ work! In Five Minute Bread, bakers Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois show you their simple, revolutionary bread-making method and over 80 recipes for using the basic dough.

From classic loaves such as Baguette, Ciabatta and Olive bread, through tasty ideas such as Italian semolina bread, to sweet breads like Brioche and Sticky pecan caramel rolls, the recipes

are quick and straightforward.

With troubleshooting tips, baking facts and its easy-to-follow method, Five Minute Bread will inspire you to make fresh bread, every day of the week, with minimal fuss and effort.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¾". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: additives almonds aniseed apples apricots avocado bacon baguettes baking balls basil beaucaire béchamel biga blade bowl breads breadsticks brush buns butter cakes campagne canadian caraway cardamom cheese chocolate chorleywood ciabatta cider colour compote cookery cooking courses cranberries cranberry crème cumin d’amande dishes dough doughnuts epis equipment estate everyday fagon ferment
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Journey to a Greek Island by Elias Kulukundis (£18.00)Publisher: Cassell & Co — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Maps to the endpapers.Notes: Jacket designed by Penny Carey. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 241 pages. Tags: kasos greece aegean arab venetian turkish italian kasiot shipowner merchant-privateers twentieth-century shipping greek civilisation dodecanese
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The Family Encyclopedia of Art by Bernard L. Myers; Trewin Copplestone; (£17.50)Publisher: Holt, Rhinehart & Winston — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0030490464]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, a touch loose. Previous owners inscription to ffep.Description: The book is divided into twenty-five sections, each describing a main historical period or location, including the art of ancient Egypt, China, the Aegean civilization, Islamic culture, the Italian Renaissance, Pre-Columbian civilization, eighteenth- century Europe, the Impressionists, the American Indian, and Oceania. Accompanying the text and illustrations are charts, maps, and time lines that provide geographical and historical perspective.Notes: Size: 10½" x 7¾". 320 pages. Tags: Egypt art Islamic culture Indian China Aegean
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The Italian Sale: 20th Century Art Monday 24 October 2005 by Anon. (£17.50)Publisher: London: Christie's — 2005Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Portraits; Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs (Many fold-outs); Advertisements;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¼". 209 pages. Tags: art italian 20th century christie manson woods sale auctions england london
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Gemine: Muse: Young Artists in European Museums November 2005 - February 2006 by Fiorenzo Alfieri (£17.00)Publisher: Cremona: Direzione Generale Per L'arte Contemporanea — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 8888218041]Condition: Very Good. Lower wrapper lightly creased otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Parallel English & Italian language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps [1]; Advertisements; Catalogue of an exhibition held at Museo Civico Ala Ponzone di Cremona (Cremona), Nov. 2005 - Feb. 2006.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 301 pages. Tags: alfieri 8888218041 painting italian italy cremona 20th century museo civico ala ponzone
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Smash & Grab by Mike Hughes (£17.00)Publisher: Bristol: University of the West of England Ceramics Department — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1860431151]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: Display of work of the Ceramics Department of the University of the West of England, in response to handing artefacts from the collections of the V & A. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Plates;Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". Blue boards. 144 pages. Tags: hughes 1860431151 university west england ceramics italian spanish tinglaze english saltglaze slipware victoria albert museum pottery
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Complete Book of Furniture Restoration by Tristan Salazar (£16.50)Publisher: Tiger International — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1870461479]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: First in this edition. [First: Bison, 1980] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The skills of a furniture restorer will help you make the most of bargains still to be found in rummage sales and auctions. The Complete Book of Furniture Restoration enables you to recognize different woods and explains how they are related to styles of furniture, and teaches you to look at a piece as an expert would.

The book details the tools you need and how to use and maintain them, and how to improvise to keep costs down. It has sections on chairs, cabinets, and tables, illustrating the most common faults, how they are caused and how to repair them in keeping with the style of furniture. The techniques are explained clearly enough for even the complete beginner to follow. The author shows how to remove scratches, dents and cigarette burns without spoiling the patina which gives old furniture much of its value. The art of reupholstering sagging chairs and sofas is made clear and a final section deals with repairs to wicker and rush furniture.

The Complete Book of Furniture Restoration, written by Tristan Salazar, an experienced restorer, is extensively illustrated with over 250 step-by-step diagrams and photographs. Full of practical hints and advice easy enough for even the most unskilled to follow, it will introduce the newcomer to the pleasures of working with wood and extend the skills of the already experienced. This book is a must for all those trying to furnish their homes without spending a fortune..”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: adam and anne antique antiques art baluster baroque beading bed beds bevel book bridal burr-walnut cabinet cabinet-making cabinets carpentry carved carver case cassette century chair chair-back chairs chest chestnut chests chippendale clock clocks collectibles collectors commode cornice cots cottage court cradles cressent cromwellian cupboard cupboards day dentils dining drawers dutch early
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Unknown Italy: Archaeological Itineraries Illustrated with 32 Photographs by the Author by Georges Pillement (£16.00)Publisher: London: Johnson Publications — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853070024]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.Description: Contents: from Rome to Naples by way of Cassino and Gapua; From Naples to Rome by way of Terracina; From Naples to Reggio; From Salerno to Naples by way of Sorrento; From Campobasso to Taranto by way of Potenza; From Termoli to Taranto by way of Lecce; From Tiranto to Reggio;Notes: 250 pages. Tags: pillement 0853070024 arnold rosin rome naples termoli potenza tiranto reggio lecce gapua cassino campobasso italian lakes alpine regions cities central italy travel
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Italy by Herbert Ypma (£15.50)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0500283478]Condition: Near Fine.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “For this new volume of Hip Hotels, Herbert Ypma has ventured far beyond the rolling hills of Tuscany, the postcard-perfect Amalfi Coast, or the Grand Tour destinations of Venice, Florence and Rome, to introduce real discoveries in under-explored regions like Puglia, Basilicata and Le Marche. You might be inspired to visit the utterly refined Hotel Raya on the Aeolian island of Panarea, from whose all-white terraces you can watch the volcano of Stromboli spurt fiery lava into the night skies. At the opposite end of the country, in the ultra-stylish ski town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, is Hotel de la Poste, run today by the same family as when Hemingway used to drive up from Venice in the early 1930s. Or if you prefer the beach life and night life of the Adriatic Coast, then fashion designer Alberta Ferretti’s Carducci 76 makes a superslick base. Many hotels are a complete surprise: ancient cave-dwellings in the eroded rocky landscape of Basilicata, or the trulli of Puglia, centuries-old igloo-like constructions with conical slate roofs. And whether cave, abbey, olive mill, fishing hut or barefoot beachside palazzo, every one of these unique hotels is true to its locale in architecture, design and gastronomy.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 8". In the Hip Hotels series. 256 pages. Tags: abruzzi and apollo apulia archaeology art assisi baldacchiao baptistery basilica battlefields bella bernardino bologna books bronze calabria campania campo canal canopy cappella capri carezza castles cathedrals cemeteries christi churches city clothes coast construction corpus corridor corvara customs day decoration delle design doges dolomites door doric ducal duomo emilia escapist fields fiorence
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Italy and Its Discontents: Family, Civil Society, State 1980-2001 by Paul Ginsborg (£15.00)Publisher: London: Allen Lane The Penguin Press — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713995378]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “The sequel to Paul Ginsborg’s A History of Contemporary Italy takes the story through the 1980s and 1990s. Contemporary Italy strongly mirrors Britain and yet they are very different, with the author emphasising the central role of the family in Italy.

In this long-awaited book (already a major bestseller in Italy) Ginsborg has created a fascinating, sophisticated and definitive account of how Italy has coped, or failed to cope, with the past two decades. Contemporary Italy strongly mirrors Britain — the countries have roughly the same extent, population size and GNP — and yet they are fantastically different. Ginsborg sees this difference as most fundamentally clear in the role of the family and it is the family which is at the heart of Italian politics and business. Anyone wishing to understand contemporary Italy will find it essential to have this enormously attractive and intelligent book.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 520 pages. Tags: italy history political corruption 20th century politics culture government social conditions twentieth european cultural europe italian economy constraints locked system mafia berlusconi
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A Standard Guide to Horse & Pony Breeds by Edited by Elwyn Hartley Edwards (£14.50)Publisher: Macmillan — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333266498]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Price Clipped. Heavily faded at the spine. Notably cocked.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “As many as 150 distinct breeds and types of horse and pony exist in the world today, and this is the first book to provide standard descriptions of all of them including the official Breed Description in every case where there is one. Breed societies from all over the world have cooperated with the publishers in compiling this most comprehensive work of reference. An unusually interesting feature is the up-to-date information it includes from the Soviet Union, represented by no less than 46 breeds, several of them described in English for the first time. In addition there are descriptions of nearly 30 very rare or now extinct but once significant breeds in various countries.”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 352 pages. Tags: horse breeders cross-breeding stud farms pony breeds horse pure-breds exhibiting dressage showjumping racing horse breeding association american horse shows association peruvian paso falabella australian stock horse budenny ukrainian riding horse russian trotter viadimir heavy draught horse karabakh tavda lincolnshire fen pony chapman horse devonshire pack horse merlin mustang north atlantic pony
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