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
Biographies & Letters
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