1768 · Vercello
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in later marbled paper over boards, new-ish leather spine label, new-ish endpapers, lovely vignette engraving on the title page of a woman suckling an infant, while another child rocks a third child in a cradle, with notes by Giovanni Antonio Ranza (1741-1801) at the bottom of the pages, second engraving at the end of the book of a boy fishing, with a castle, and a ship with birds, in the distance; octavo size (approximately 8" tall), pagination: (iii)-viii, 1-74. Please note that all text is in Italian.
___CONDITION: Overall very good, the binding is sturdy, corners are straight and unrubbed, hinges are solid, the text block is square, and other than some pencil marks on the front endpapers (presumably from prior booksellers), the book is free of prior owner markings; the marbled boards are somewhat rubbed with some ink stains on the front (as though a letter with wet ink had been laid on top), since the volume opens with the title page which appears to be page (iii) we assume a half-title page is lacking, and whomever bound the book trimmed the bottom edges quite close to the text (to our knowledge there is no loss of text).
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