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Italian Life and Legends

Ritchie, Anna Cora Mowatt

Published by Carleton, Publisher, New York, 1870
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Stereotyped at the Women's Printing House. Green cloth. Gilt titling on the front cover and spine. All page edges gilt. 299 pp plus 8 pages of ads. With several black and white illustrated plates. A description of then modern Italy interspersed with anecdotes on the lives of famous Italians, including Dante, Savonarola and others. Ritchie also describes locations such as Galileo's villa, the bridges of Florence, the Protestant cemetery in Florence, etc. Mowatt Ritchie was a noted 19th century author and actress, writing several plays and novels to some acclaim. In GOOD condition with moderate scuffing and fading to the cloth. Mostly minor soiling with a few small ink spots to the rear cover. Heavy scuffing to the cloth along the extremities, being frayed and worn through at the corners and head and tail of the spine. Cloth splitting along the upper front hinge. Interior solid, with minor scattered soiling and foxing. Rear interior hinge cracked and split, repaired with archival glue. Bookseller Inventory # 005224

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Title: Italian Life and Legends

Publisher: Carleton, Publisher, New York

Publication Date: 1870

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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