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  • THE BOOK OF UNHOLY MISCHIEF. by Newmark, Elle.
    Newmark, Elle.
    THE BOOK OF UNHOLY MISCHIEF.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atria Books, (2008.). First edition - "In a world of violence and intrigue, who guards the truth? " Novel set in Venice in the early 1500's, at the dawn of the Renaissance. Frontispiece. 367 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 75801
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  • THE BOOK OF UNHOLY MISCHIEF. by Newmark, Elle.
    Newmark, Elle.
    THE BOOK OF UNHOLY MISCHIEF.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atria Books, (2008.). First edition - "In a world of violence and intrigue, who guards the truth? " Novel set in Venice in the early 1500's, at the dawn of the Renaissance. SIGNED on the title page. Frontispiece. 367 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy, but with some sunning to the edge of the textblock.)

    Book ID: 51895
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  • Parks, Tim.
    ITALIAN NEIGHBORS, or, A Lapsed Anglo-Saxon in Verona.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1992, dj. Hardcover first edition - A celebration of 10 years of living in Montecchio in Italy by this prize-winning novelist and translator. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-15314.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 20182
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  • Parks, Tim.
    AN ITALIAN EDUCATION: The Further Adventures of an Expatriate in Verona.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Grove Press, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - In addition to being a prize-winning novelist, Parks has translated many Italian books. This, his second book on living in Italy, focuses on his children (who were born in Italy) and on Italian family life. ISBN: 0-8021-1508x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 25325
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  • ITALIAN NEIGHBORS, or, A Lapsed Anglo-Saxon in Verona. by Parks, Tim.
    Parks, Tim.
    ITALIAN NEIGHBORS, or, A Lapsed Anglo-Saxon in Verona.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1992, dj. Hardcover - A celebration of 10 years of living in Montecchio in Italy by this prize-winning novelist and translator. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-15314.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 42188
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  • ITALIAN NEIGHBORS, or, A Lapsed Anglo-Saxon in Verona. by Parks, Tim.
    Parks, Tim.
    ITALIAN NEIGHBORS, or, A Lapsed Anglo-Saxon in Verona.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1992, dj. Hardcover first edition - A celebration of 10 years of living in Montecchio in Italy by this prize-winning novelist and translator. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-15314.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (gift inscription on verso of endpaper)

    Book ID: 40271
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  • Pears, Iain
    THE LAST JUDGEMENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Gollancz, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - True first edition of the 4th Flavia di Stefano - Jonathan Argyll mystery, combining murder and the art world. Pears is an art historian and his knowledge of that world adds a great deal to this series. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-375-055847.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 35413
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  • Pears, Iain
    GIOTTO'S HAND

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner's, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Fifth mystery featuring art historian Jonathan Argyll and Flavia di Stefano of the Rome Art Theft Squad, combining murder and the art world, set in Rome, Florence and Norfolk, England. Pears is an art historian and his knowledge of that world adds a great deal to this series. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-684-814609.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 35416
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  • THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION. by Pears, Iain.
    Pears, Iain.
    THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Seventh mystery featuring newly married art historian Jonathan Argyll and Flavia di Stefano of the Rome Art Theft Squad, combining murder and the art world. Pears is an art historian and his knowledge of that world adds a great deal to this series. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-12576.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35419
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  • THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION. by Pears, Iain.
    Pears, Iain.
    THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Seventh mystery featuring newly married art historian Jonathan Argyll and Flavia di Stefano of the Rome Art Theft Squad, combining murder and the art world. Pears is an art historian and his knowledge of that world adds a great deal to this series. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-12576.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 57218
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  • Priolo, Pauline, Illustrated by Rita Fava.
    PICCOLINA AND THE EASTER BELLS.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1962). Hardcover first edition - Charming story set in Sicily in Italy. When the Easter bells ring, Piccolina wants to be held up high by her dad so she can grow tall - but her father drives a carrozza, a shiny black carriage which delivers mail and passengers to other towns, and she is afraid he will not be back in time. Illustrated by Rita Fava. Oblong format. 48 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy library binding, no dj.

    Book ID: 73258
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  • STEPPING WESTWARD. by Richards, Laura E (1850-1943)
    Richards, Laura E (1850-1943)
    STEPPING WESTWARD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1931. Hardcover first edition - Memoir by the daughter of the doctor and philanthropist Samuel Gridley Howe and writer Julia Ward Howe, the author of 'Battle Hymm of the Republic." Among those wth whom she grew up in Massachusetts were the Hawthornes, Louisa May Alcott and she recounts those early days, as well as her travels to London, Paris, Venice and Rome and her later days in Gardiner Maine. Illustrated with photographs. Index. 406 pp.

    Condition: Very good in beige boards with dark navy blue cloth spine, paper label, no dj (synopsis from the front flap of the dj is pasted on the rear endpaper)

    Book ID: 66797
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  • Robb, Peter.
    M: The Man Who Became Caravaggio.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (1998.). First edition - Australian writer Peter Robb's massive, complex and provocative biography of the post-Renaisance artist who revolutionized painting at the end of the 16th century, and whose works were as violent and dark as the turbulent times he lived in. Notes, index. 576 pp. This advance issue does not contain the plates found in the trade edition.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (one corner slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 28761
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  • A THREAD OF GRACE. by Russell, Mary Doria.
    Russell, Mary Doria.
    A THREAD OF GRACE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2005.). SIGNED first edition - Long-awaited new book by the author of the thought-provoking science fiction novel 'The Sparrow.' Set in Italy during World War II, and based on actual stories told Russell by the survivors, this is the almost unknown story of how the Italian people hid and sheltered almost all of the Jews in Italy - those who had lived there for generations and those who came seeking sanctuary - from the forced 'removals,' prison camps and death of the Holocaust. SIGNED on the title page. Includes an author's note and an interview with Russell. 448 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 37308
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  • A THREAD OF GRACE. by Russell, Mary Doria.
    Russell, Mary Doria.
    A THREAD OF GRACE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2005.). First edition - Long-awaited new book by the author of the thought-provoking science fiction novel 'The Sparrow.' Set in Italy during World War II, and based on actual stories told Russell by the survivors, this is the almost unknown story of how the Italian people hid and sheltered almost all of the Jews in Italy - those who had lived there for generations and those who came seeking sanctuary - from the forced 'removals,' prison camps and death of the Holocaust. Includes an author's note and an interview with Russell. 448 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 30996
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  • A THREAD OF GRACE. by Russell, Mary Doria.
    Russell, Mary Doria.
    A THREAD OF GRACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Long-awaited new book by the author of the thought-provoking science fiction novel 'The Sparrow.' Set in Italy during World War II, and based on actual stories told Russell by the survivors, this is the almost unknown story of how the Italian people hid and sheltered almost all of the Jews in Italy - those who had lived there for generations and those who came seeking sanctuary - from the forced 'removals,' prison camps and death of the Holocaust. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 430 pp. ISBN: 0-375-501843.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (abrasion to the bottom edge of one board.)

    Book ID: 33314
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  • A THREAD OF GRACE. by Russell, Mary Doria.
    Russell, Mary Doria.
    A THREAD OF GRACE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2005.). SIGNED first edition - Long-awaited new book by the author of the thought-provoking science fiction novel 'The Sparrow.' Set in Italy during World War II, and based on actual stories told Russell by the survivors, this is the almost unknown story of how the Italian people hid and sheltered almost all of the Jews in Italy - those who had lived there for generations and those who came seeking sanctuary - from the forced 'removals,' prison camps and death of the Holocaust. SIGNED by author on title page. Includes an author's note and an interview with Russell. 448 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 31234
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  • Silone, Ignazio
    BREAD AND WINE

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Time Incorporated, 1965. Classic and funny novel of the anti-Mussolini underground in Italy, originally published in 1935, and revised in 1955 by the author. This edition, the translation of the revised edition by Harvey Ferguson, includes an editor's preface and a new introduction by the author.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated covers.

    Book ID: 24318
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  • GENNARINO. by Simbari, Nicola.
    Simbari, Nicola.
    GENNARINO.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Oxford University Press (Lippincott on spine), 1962. Hardcover first edition - A charming tale of an orphan fisher boy from the poor side of the Italian island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples, and how, with the help of the gypsies and the magic Rainbow Bird, he won the contest for the best decorated boat. Illustrated by the author in full color. Large format, unpaginated.

    Condition: Fine in blue cloth with pink and white lettering, no dust jacket

    Book ID: 57098
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  • GRAN'MA GOES BY FREIGHT. (Looking Back on Things as They Once Were.) by Simon, Caroline R.
    Simon, Caroline R.
    GRAN'MA GOES BY FREIGHT. (Looking Back on Things as They Once Were.)

    Edition: First edition.

    Placerville, California: Placerville Times, 1940. dj. Hardcover first edition - Travels around the world by freighter in the years between the wars From the Philippines to Japan, through China, India, the Near East, and Europe, to the British Isles - recounts visits to Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat in Cambodia, hearing Mussolini speak in Italy - and much more. Illustrated with photographs. 104 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy library binding, no dj, overall good condition.

    Book ID: 64763
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  • THE GIRL FROM VENICE. by Smith, Martin Cruz.
    Smith, Martin Cruz.
    THE GIRL FROM VENICE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2016). First edition - A new stand alone suspense novel by this award-winning writer - set in 1945. this is a "World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of occupied Venice. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo comes across a young womanÕs body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble. Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the Wehrmacht SS. Cenzo chooses to protect…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2016). First edition - A new stand alone suspense novel by this award-winning writer - set in 1945. this is a "World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of occupied Venice. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo comes across a young womanÕs body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble. Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the Wehrmacht SS. Cenzo chooses to protect Giulia rather than hand her over to the Nazis. This act of kindness leads them into the world of Partisans, random executions, the arts of forgery and high explosives, MussoliniÕs broken promises, the black market and gold, and, everywhere, the enigmatic maze of the Venice Lagoon." 305 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68665
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  • THE GIRL FROM VENICE. by Smith, Martin Cruz.
    Smith, Martin Cruz.
    THE GIRL FROM VENICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A new stand alone suspense novel by this award-winning writer - set in 1945. this is a "World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of occupied Venice. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo comes across a young womanÕs body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble. Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the Wehrmacht SS. Cenzo…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A new stand alone suspense novel by this award-winning writer - set in 1945. this is a "World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of occupied Venice. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo comes across a young womanÕs body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble. Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the Wehrmacht SS. Cenzo chooses to protect Giulia rather than hand her over to the Nazis. This act of kindness leads them into the world of Partisans, random executions, the arts of forgery and high explosives, MussoliniÕs broken promises, the black market and gold, and, everywhere, the enigmatic maze of the Venice Lagoon." SIGNED on the title page. 305 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 978-1439140239.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 68457
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  • GALILEO'S DAUGHTER: A HISTORICAL MEMOIR OF SCIENCE, FAITH AND LOVE. by Sobel, Dava.
    Sobel, Dava.
    GALILEO'S DAUGHTER: A HISTORICAL MEMOIR OF SCIENCE, FAITH AND LOVE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Walker, (1999.). SIGNED first edition - A look at Galileo's life, his discoveries, and his clash with Catholic doctrine, based on the letters of Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun and the daughter and confidant of Galileo, which the author translated them from the original Italian. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated. Chronology, bibliography, notes and index. 420 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 51674
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  • GALILEO'S DAUGHTER: A HISTORICAL MEMOIR OF SCIENCE, FAITH AND LOVE. by Sobel, Dava.
    Sobel, Dava.
    GALILEO'S DAUGHTER: A HISTORICAL MEMOIR OF SCIENCE, FAITH AND LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at Galileo's life, his discoveries, and his clash with Catholic doctrine, based on the letters of Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun and the daughter and confidant of Galileo, which the author translated them from the original Italian. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated. Chronology, bibliography, notes and index. 420 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-13432.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket. (some spine slant.)

    Book ID: 45207
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  • HER HUSBAND'S HOUSE. by Stewart, Catherine Pomeroy.
    Stewart, Catherine Pomeroy.
    HER HUSBAND'S HOUSE.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946. dj. Hardcover - Author's second novel, the story of an American woman who marries Italian aristocrat and winds up managing his estate. Dust jacket art by Walker O. Cain. Map endpapers. 314 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (bookplate.)

    Book ID: 45181
    Keywords: italy, Women Authors
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  • [Svevo, Italo, pseudonym of Ettore Schmitz 1861-1928] Lebowitz, Naomi.
    ITALO SVEVO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers University Press, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A critical evaluation of Svevo, one of the funding fathers of modern Italian Literature, and among many other things, a friend of James Joyce and one of his sources for the Jewish lore of "Ulysses." Bibliography, index. xii, 230 pp. ISBN: 0-813508487.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 40042
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  • THE STONE VIRGIN. by Unsworth, Barry.
    Unsworth, Barry.
    THE STONE VIRGIN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - A virgin carved in the 15th century holds the key to the secrets of an Italian family - an historical and romantic tour-de-force by this Booker Prize winning author. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-395-354129.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (corners slightly bumped, edgewear and short closed tear to upper edge of back cover of dj,)

    Book ID: 55650
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  • L'ARTE DELLA PELLE: NAZARENO GABRIELLI / THE ART OF LEATHER: NAZARENO GABRIELLI. by Vecchia, Marco, editor
    Vecchia, Marco, editor
    L'ARTE DELLA PELLE: NAZARENO GABRIELLI / THE ART OF LEATHER: NAZARENO GABRIELLI.

    Edition: First edition.

    Tolentino, Italy Nazareno Gabrielli, 1977. Hardcover first edition - A lovely book, issued on the 70th anniversary of the firm of Nazareno Gabrielli, privately printed and not for sale to the public. History of the firm and of the handicraft tradition in leather in Italy illustrated with sepia toned photographs and a section of full color plates showing the stamped leather work executed by the firm. Bilingual edition, in Italian and English. Folio. 37 pp.

    Condition: Fine in decorative terra cotta cloth with gilt lettering, lacking the slipcase.

    Book ID: 56952
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  • THE PASSION OF ARTEMISIA. by Vreeland, Susan.
    Vreeland, Susan.
    THE PASSION OF ARTEMISIA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second novel - the story of Artemisia Gentileschi(1593-1653), a painter in post-Renaissance Italy and the first women elected to the Accadamia dell'Arte. . 288 pp. ISBN: 0-670-894494.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 59087
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  • THE PASSION OF ARTEMISIA. by Vreeland, Susan.
    Vreeland, Susan.
    THE PASSION OF ARTEMISIA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's second novel - the story of Artemisia Gentileschi(1593-1653), a painter in post-Renaissance Italy and the first women elected to the Accadamia dell'Arte. SIGNED by author on title page. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-670-894494.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58776
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