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Tuscan almanac for 1846, in a lovely contemporary binding. The information provided herein includes lists of international sovereign monarchs and their immediate families, the members of Leopold's court and Maria Antonia's chamber, the state advisors and ministers, consuls, military officers, customs officials, university and hospital staff, etc., along with mail delivery schedules and other useful items. In addition to the engraved title-page bearing a scenic vignette of Florence, the volume is illustrated with two portraits marked "A" and "L" (presumably Grand Duchess Maria Antonia Anna and Grand Duke Leopold II of Tuscany), and four views of notable Florentine buildings.
Binding: Publisher's green textured leather, each cover framed in gilt with a central gilt-stamped medallion, spine gilt extra. All edges gilt. Binding as above, joints and extremities moderately rubbed and spine a bit darkened/dimmed; in contemporary marbled paper–covered slipcase, case rubbed and abraded with joints starting. Original silk bookmark still attached and present; a touch of light foxing, otherwise clean. => A handsome and handy reference for an upscale Italian. (Inventory #: 12999)