4to., pale blue cloth binding with gilt-lettered green leather label to spine, pp. xvi, 366, [+ 1 blank], with copper-engraved allegory of the Arno vignette to half title, photogravure portrait of the author, wood-engraved printer’s colophon to title page, 23 additional illustrations (some in colour) either tipped in (and included in text) or as plates. SIGNED limited edition (of 103 copies printed): “This Edition on Binda hand-made paper is limited to the discriminating subscribers whose names figure in the following list”. The list of subscribers includes such eminent names as Harold Acton, Max Beerbohm, Arnold Bennett, Alfred A. Knopf, D. H. Lawrence, Mrs. Cole Porter (Linda Lee Thomas), Arthur Rubenstein, Booth Tarkington, and H. G. Wells. Author’s signature beneath photogravure portrait. This edition is rarer, more prestigious than, and not to be confused with the 8vo. edition of the same year, also limited and signed (limited to 525 copies, of which 500 were for sale). Binding stained in places, fraying at extremities, spine sunned, label scratched; otherwise very good, internally clean and bright, deckle edges (some pages uncut) with ample margins, tissue guards present. Text mostly in English, with some passages in Italian and Latin.
DOUGLAS, Norman., Capri. Materials for a Description of the Island. [The Lungarno Series: No. 3.], G. Orioli, 1930
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PSALMANAZAR, George., Memoirs of ****. Commonly known by the Name of George Psalmanazar; a Reputed Native of Formosa. Written by himself, In order to be published after his Death. Containing An Account of his Education, Travels, Adventures, Connections, Literary Productions, and pretended Conversion from Heathenism to Christianity; which last proved the Occasion of his being brought over into this Kingdom, and passing for a Proselyte, and a Member of the Church of England., Printed for the Executrix, 1764