first edition Period qtr-calf with leather tips; marbled paper boards; yellow edgestain. Yellow & green leather spine labels
1833 · Torino
by Azeglio, Massimo d' [1798 - 1866]
Torino: Per Giuseppe Pomba, 1833. 4th edition, revised & correctedition. Issued same year as the Milan first edition, and apparently is the 1st illustrated edition. Period qtr-calf with leather tips; marbled paper boards; yellow edgestain. Yellow & green leather spine labels. VG+ (sq & tight/some modest wear at tips).. 3 volumes (, 156; , 157 - 324; , 325 - 506 pp). Text in Italian. Frontis + 1 plate in each volume. 18mo. 5-1/2" x 3-1/2"
Massimo Taparelli d'Azeglio was a famous 19th C. Italian author & politician. His most famous historical romance was that which we here offer: Ettore Fieramosca o la Disfida di Barletta (Ettore Fieramosca or the Tournament of Barletta). The novel celebrates Italian bravery against foreign invaders, a common theme in his works. While all 1833 editions are scarce, bordering on rare, this particular version published in Torino is not listed on OCLC, nor in the BMC.
(Inventory #: 23114)