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FLORENTINE VILLAS IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY: AN ARCHITECTURAL AND SOCIAL HISTORY
Written by Amanda Lillie.
Stock no. 1824519
Published by Cambridge University Press. 1st 2005. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
The author challenges the urban bias in Renaissance art and architectural history by investigating the architecture asnd patronage strategies of the Strozzi and the Sassetti clans in the Florentine countryside during the fifteenth century. Green cloth boards, silver title to spine. B/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 9780521770477. Minor binding error to vertical edge of page 271-274 followed by a few top corner creases. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-creased and worn across top edge with a small closed tear to both panels (no loss).
COURAGE ALONE: THE ITALIAN AIR FORCE 1940-1943
Written by Chris Dunning.
Stock no. 1824488
Published by Hikoki Publications. 1st 1998. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Derided by Allied propaganda which made it out to be an air force equipped solely with elderly biplanes, ineffectual in attack or always in retreat, the Regia Aeronautica was overshadowed by its mor ruthless Axis partner, the Luftwaffe. The author takes an objective view and shows that the men who flew th Macchis, Fiats and Savoias were no less skilled or determined than their opponents. Far too often, all the Italian airmen had that could match their opponents was courage alone. Large format. B/w photos. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 1902109023. Top & tail of spine lightly shelf-worn. Couple of minor knocks to lower edge of boards. Couple of minor marks to contents else clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-creased, scuffed and has a small ink mark to front panel.
Very large, heavy format. Red cloth gilt titles. Ribbon bookmark. Colour photos. ISBN: 978078929337. Second printing. A lovely copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly faded at the open edges.
6 volumes complete. A Regional Survey of Art, Architecture and Archaeology from Classical to Modern Times. An account of Italy's archaeological sites, museums, churches, palaces and other buildings. Large format. Black cloth boards, red title block with gilt title to spine, blind title to front. B/w photos. ISBN: 1860645704. Boards of a few volumes are a little scuffed. Contents fine. Front board volume VI has a small heavy nick to top edge. Top edge of text block lightly browned. Overall, a handsome set.
Beige pictorial cloth. B/w illustrations. Slip case is a bit better than very good - a few marks and small scuffs.
Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour and b/w photos. Some bumps/knocks along cover edges and to corners. A few indentation marks to covers and grubby marks.
THE ITALIAN SOUTH ATLANTIC AIR MAIL SERVICE: 1939-1941
Written by Richard Beith; John C.W. Field.
Stock no. 2139828
Published by Richard Beith Associates. 1st 1993. Very good condition.
Large format. Card wraps. B/w photos. Limited edition of 500 copies. ISBN: 0952067501. SIGNED by author to title page. This is Copy No. 298. A little wear along cover edges.
THE CONCISE GUIDE TO AXIS AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II
Written by David Mondey.
Stock no. 2139309
Published by Temple Press. 1st 1984. Very good condition.
An Illustrated Handbook To the Warplanes of Germany, Italy and Japan During World War II. Pictorial card wraps. Colour and b/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0600350274. Some light browning and grubby marks to covers.
Large format. Card wraps. B/w photos, diagrams and illustrations. ISBN: 0691002797. Spine is creased and faded, with a few nicks to top and tail. Some corner creases. Browning and marks to outer page edges.
ANNIBALE CARRACCI: THE FARNESE GALLERY, ROME
Written by Charles Dempsey. Illustrated by Annibale Carracci.
Stock no. 2139043
Published by George Braziller Inc.. Circa 1995. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Oblong format. Red boards, white title to spine. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0807613169. Page browning, mostly to edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with faded spine and couple of edges.
Large format. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0300083998. Light page edge browning. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few small nicks; faded to spine.
Large format. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0300057342. Page edge browning. Wrapper is edge-creased. Previous owner's bookplate to title page.