Hardcover. NY, Macmillan Company, 1st, 1932, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, brick-red cloth with bright gilt lettering on cover and spine. Illustrated with 56 reproductions of etchings, aquatints, and drawings by John Taylor Arms, each with a captioned tissue-guard.. A delightful travelogue with exquisite artwork of John Taylor Arms. He specialized in portraying the gothic architecture of France and Italy. Traveling the back roads and visiting the then out-of-the-way towns of northern Italy by car, he visually captures the look and feel as his wife provides a charming travelog. Clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. NY, Melville House, 1st, 2023, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Award-winning historian Jeff Biggers opens a new window into the hidden treasures of Sardinia in a groundbreaking travel narrative that crisscrosses one of the most enigmatic places in ItalyAfter three decades of living and traveling in Italy, Jeff Biggers finally crossed over to Sardinia, uncovering a treasury of stories amid major archaeological discoveries rewriting the history of the Mediterranean.Based in the bewitching port of Alghero, guided through the island's rich and largely untranslated literature, he embarked on a rare journey around the island to experience its famed cuisine, wine, traditional rituals and thriving cultural movements. Clean copy.
Softcover. Biella Italy, Ferrara, 2nd pr., 1929, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 34 pages, guide to the Alpine area of Italy, b&w photos in gravure, map in back. INSCRIBED BY WILME ROSAZZO on title page. Clean. ITALIAN TEXT.
Hardcover. New York, Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 272 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. SIGNED BY MICHAEL TUCKER AND JILL EIKENBERRY (Author dedicated book to wife, Jill) on title page. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket.
Hardcover. NY, Harper & Row, 1st, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, pages. This book celebrates, in words and 44 full-color photographs, the adventure of living in the world's most astonishing city. The author's Venice is at eye level, a labyrinth of impressions, a museum of delights for that vanishing man, the walker. "The mind-boggling gift of Venice," he assures us, "is that it has escaped the tyranny of wheels." Man walks, strolls and dawdles; he does not run for his life. Although only the experience of living in Venice will fully accustom the visitor to a fact so unique, Wright Morris combines words and photographs to recapture the essence of this experience, sharing with the reader impressions of a particular moment in a fabulous place.
Rome, Contrasto, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 136 pages, 53 b&w plates. A collection of 53 photographs of Pompeii, never published before, shot by the master photographer Mimmo Jodice. Unique images, visions conjuring up a long-lost past tradition, coupled with texts by Ethan Canin, Jim Nisbet and Jay Parini. No dj issued.
Hardcover. New York, Aperture, 1st US, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 104 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Published in Italian in 1955, and now available for the first time in the English language, Un Paese captures in photographs and in spoken testimony the essential experience of daily life in Luzzara. It presents a series of intense portraits, graceful landscapes, and images of everyday objects. Paul Strand's photographs are carefully distilled, deeply powerful; they contain the flavors and the rhythms of an entire culture crystallized in a single village. Zavattini successfully synthesizes text and image, aligning with the new cinematic trend of the day, a movement known as Italian neorealism. Their Luzzara is an ordinary village, neither overly picturesque nor greatly unusual, yet it is a town sustained by a grounded humanity and a profound love for the land by its people.
Hardcover. NY, Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, 1st US, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, demi dust jacket. The history, cultural life, customs and social life of Venice. 403 pages. Chronology, Bibliography, Index. Two 8 page sections of full color illustrations, and two of black and white; b/w drawings at each chapter head. Clean copy.