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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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  • ITALO SVEVO. by [Svevo, Italo, pseudonym of Ettore Schmitz 1861-1928] Lebowitz, Naomi.
    [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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  • MOTHER TONGUE: An American Life in Italy. by Wilde-Menozzi, Wallis
    Wilde-Menozzi, Wallis
    MOTHER TONGUE: An American Life in Italy.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - An American woman tells of her changed life after moving to Parma, Italy with her husband and daughter. Illustrations and photographs in black and white. Bibliography. x, 374 pp. ISBN: 0-865475016.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good+ dustjacket (gift inscription on front end page, creasing to back of dustjacket).

    Book ID: 54503
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  • Yerby, Frank.
    THE SARACEN BLADE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, 1952. dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel set in the worlds of heretic and fanatic, Christian and Sarecen, Jew and Catholic, Sicilian and German, in early 13th century Europe - a time of the excitement of the Crusades and of the poverty of the serfs. Map endpapers. Historical notes, 405 pp. Dust jacket by Julian Paul.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some crinkling from dampness to the rear cover of the dj, tear along rear fold, now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 38329
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