12mo., publisher’s blue paper wrap with title printed on front cover and spine, original retail price on back cover, printed ornamentation/cornicing, pp. , 255, , pages uncut. Wrapper discolored and worn, some chipping/cracking to extremities, some foxing to first and last pages, otherwise bright and uncut. Recognized as the first edition of Leopardi’s Operette morali (revised and augmented additions of which would appear in 1834 and 1835). V. scarce, and yet more scarce for being in its original wrap and with the spine intact. Text in Italian.
LEOPARDI, Giacomo, Operette morali del conte Giacomo Leopardi., Presso Ant. Fort. Stella e Figli, 1827
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