8vo., rebound in contemporary green leather with gilt to spine, pp. , 560, with 5 of 6 steel-engraved plates, including religio-propagandistic frontispiece promoting ‘Unite de l’Italie’. Lacks one plate. Binding bumped and worn in places, pages foxed. A fair copy due to lack on one plate; otherwise the condition is good. A rare second edition of Vimercati’s very popular history of Italy which he wrote with a pro-Unification agenda. Text in French.
VIMERCATI, Cesar; HERTZ, Charles (intro.)., Histoire de l’Italie en 1848-49. Illustree de six gravures sur acier dessinees et executees par MM. H. de Monaut et G. de Montaut. Deuxieme edition precedee d’une preface par Charles Hertz., Imprimerie d’Adolphe Blondeau, 1854
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SKU: 034641 Categories: History, Italian Tags: Italian, Italy, nineteenth century, Risorgimento, Unification
Cadell, W.A., A journey in Carniola, Italy, and France, in the years 1817, 1818, containing remarks relating to language, geography, history, antiquities, natural history, science, painting, sculpture, architecture, agriculture, the mechanical arts and Manufactures. Printed for Archibald Constable & Co 1820