Large 4to., quarter vellum with gilt lettering and claret boards, pp. xvi, 350, with 5 chromolithographic plates, title page, and initials and margins throughout volume in red and black. Some shelfwear, rubbing to binding, pages slightly browned; otherwise an excellent copy. A rare first edition of Lanza di Scalea’s study of the history of women’s jewelry in Sicily, including an analysis of its symbology and iconography in art and literature from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Text in Italian.
Donne e Gioielli in Sicilia nel Medio Evo e nel Rinascimento (con cinque tavole cromo-litografate).
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