Firenze: G. Barbera, (1900). An oblong octavo bound in olive green cloth over limp card, yapp edges. 236 pp. Green silk ribbons are laced across the covers and spine, with one long tie remaining. Exceptional Art Nouveau cover design consisting of gilt ruled borders surrounding a rose tree in full bloom planted in an urn with the title of the book printed on a gilt ribbon entwined around the stem. Other gilt ornamental foliage on the corners of the spine. A rare and captivating Italian guest book with 28 sections of \"Confessioni\" from visitors. Each \"Confessioni\" is comprised of a list of 35 questions regarding the tastes, preferences and interests of the guests. The subject matter of the queries includes a wide and fascinating variety of subjects ranging from literary opinions to personal defects. Printed on cream stock with gray-green ink, each page has several questions, a space for the answer and a variety of lovely Art Nouveau ornamental devices. Color title page illustrated with vignettes of a man and woman reading, with floral arrangements and ornaments in the style of of Alphonse Mucha. Five pages at the front of the book are to be used as an index. Lovely ornamental \"Fine\" closes the volume. Binding a bit shaken and some offsetting from the ribbons on to the endleaves, hinges else a fine copy of a most unusual Art Nouveau book. Bellesimo! $425.00
(Inventory #: 1587)
Literature, Art & Philosophy of the Arts & Crafts Movement in America & Britain. Strong Emphasis on the Cotswold District & the Glasgow School: Ruskin, Morris, Mackintosh, Stickley, Hubbard, et al. Appraisals and Collection Services in all areas.
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