GLIMPSES OF ITALIAN COURT LIFE - Happy Days in Italia Adorata
by Batcheller, Tryphosa Bates
New York: Doubleday Page & Co.. Near Fine. 1906. Hardcover. Clean and tight in original dark green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative stamping (resembling gold hinges and clasps), page edges untrimmed, printed on laid paper, pictorial endpapers. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece and 61 lovely plates with captioned tissue guards, 469 pages, followed by a 3 page separately paginated section with the musical score of Marcia Real della Casa di Savoia. A beautifully designed and produced book in excellent condition. Thomas Wentworth Higginson said of this book: "I know of no other book that has put before the eye so vividly the attractions of Italian life in its upper circles, aided by the varied and beautiful pictures." . (Inventory #: 40361)
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