2 vols., 4to., contemporary full vellum binding with overlapping front edges and gilt to spine, pp. , 670, [1 blank]; , 626, [1 blank]. Ex library (National Gallery, London) with stamps to front endpapers and publishers blanks and half titles only. Spine a little bumped and marked, pages slightly browned; otherwise a very good, clean, tight copy with deckle edges. Alessandro D’Ancona was a prominent Italian critic and writer active in the latter half of the nineteenth and the first decades of the twentieth centuries. This study of Italian theatre is among his major works. Text in Italian.
D’ANCONA, Alessandro., Origini del teatro italiano. Libri tre con due appendici sulla rappresentazione drammatica del contado toscano e sul teatro mantovano nel sec. XVI. Seconda edizione rivista ed accresciuta [2 vols.]., Ermanno Loescher, 1891
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Pepys, Samuel; Braybrooke, Lord Richard, Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, ESQ. F.R.S. Secretary to the Admiralty in the reigns of Charles II. and James II: Comprising his Diary from 1659 to 1669, deciphered by the Rev. John Smith, A.B of St. John’s College, Cambridge, from the original short hand Ms. in the Pepysian Library, And a selection from his Private Correspondence., Henry Colburn, 1825