The Nun of Florence. Melo-Drama / La Monaca di Firenze. Melo-Dramma
by Sorelli, Guido
London: P. Rolandi, 1840. First edition. Hardcover. g to g+. Octavo. (vii) 107pp. (2). Brown cloth boards with gilt and blind stamped illustrations on front and back covers. All edges gilt. Illustrated frontispiece with an etching of Florence. The work is a play in three acts by Sorelli, the London-based Italian writer and language professor. Includes both the English and Italian language versions of the play. The rear of the book includes a promotional page for Sorelli's language classes. Subscriber's list at rear, including members of the British royal family such as Adelaide (Queen dowager of William IV), Princess Augusta Sophia (Daughter of George III), and Princess Mary (Duchess of Gloucester). Text in English and Italian. Binding with some sunning to edges of covers and spine. Some smudging and light staining to boards. Corners and head & tail of spine lightly bumped and rubbed. Interior with minor sporadic foxing throughout. Some age toning to free endpapers and frontispiece. Binding and interior in overall good to good+ condition.
(Inventory #: 41553)
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