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1 (Dante Alighieri). Daniello, Bernardino L'ESPOSITIONE DI BERNARDINO DANIELLO DA LUCCA SOPRA LA COMEDIA DI DANTE
Hanover and London: University Press of New England, (1989). 0874513480 / 9780874513486 First edition thus. Edited by Robert Hollander and Jeffrey Schnapp; with Kevin Brownlee and Nancy Vickers. In Italian. Hardcover. Fine, in red cloth lettered and ruled in gilt to the spine; no dust jacket, as issued. Works cited; abbreviations; biblical citation index; non-biblical citation index. 
First published posthumously in 1568, this detailed humanist commentary on Dante's trilogy by Renaissance man of letters Bernardino Daniello has never been reprinted in its entirety until this edition. In the original Italian. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 (Dante Alighieri). Quinones, Ricardo J. FOUNDATION SACRIFICE IN DANTE'S COMMEDIA
University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, (1994). 0271013095 / 9780271013091 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in full blue cloth with gilt spine titling; in a fine dust jacket. 
"An engaging, provocative, and insightful study...a rich and valuable reading that allows us to grasp the wonderful web of allusions and references that Dante has woven into his textual fabric."--C. Kleinhenz. 138 pages, including index. 
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3 (Pirandello, Luigi). Bassnett-McGuire, Susan LUIGI PIRANDELLO
New York: Grove Press Inc., (1983). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
A volume from the Grove Press Modern Dramatists series. "This thorough and perceptive study...makes a strong claim for Pirandello's importance in the history of twentieth-century theater."--Lynne Truss, Times Educational Supplement. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Bettini, Maurizio THE PORTRAIT OF THE LOVER
Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, (1999). 0520208501 / 9780520208506 First edition in English. Hardcover. Very light bumping to the upper edge, else a very nearly fine copy in red cloth over yellow boards; in an illustrated dust jacket with a very mild crease to upper front flap. Jacket illustration detail of ''Pygmalion and Galatea'' by Jean Leon Gerome. 
Translated from the Italian by Laura Gibbs. A study of tales of lovers separated, where one of the lonely lovers retains an image, statue, or portrait, of the other, becoming the focus of the story. Six pages of illustrations, notes, works cited, index. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Boccaccio, Giovanni THE DECAMERON
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, (1981). Heirloom Library edition. Bookplate to the front pastedown endpaper, minor wear to the gilt page edges, else near fine in quarter black leather binding with gilt lettering and decoration over grey decorative cloth boards; hubbed spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. 749 pp. 
The ribald, picaresque medieval masterpiece, smartly produced by Franklin, in the translation by G.H. McWilliam and decorated with the woodcuts of Jose Narro, which originally appeared in an edition published in Barcelona by Ediciones Nauta in 1966. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Hart, Thomas R. CERVANTES AND ARIOSTO: Renewing Fiction
(Princeton, New Jersey): Princeton University Press, (1989). 0691067694 / 9780691067698 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in olive cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Octavo. 150 pages, bibliography, index. 
A comparison of Cervantes' DON QUIXOTE and Ariosto's ORLANDO FURIOSO, and how both books are transitional milestones from the Medieval to the Renaissance, deal with chivalric romance, and comically examine how life cannot match the literary romances. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Moravia, Albert BOUGHT AND SOLD
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1973). 0374115559 / 9780374115555 First U.S. edition, first printing. Translation by Angus Davidson. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full black cloth with gilt spine titles, green upper page-edge tint; in an age-toned, otherwise fine, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket by the great Milton Glaser. 
Thirty-four stories, each narrated by a woman. "Moravia is the Maupassant of our day, a special Italian sort of Maupassant...the best collection of short fiction read by me during the last two years."--Derek Stanford. 
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8 Pirandello, Luigi MASCHERE NUDE Volume Primo; Volume Secundo
(Verona, Italy): Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, (1967). Two-volume slipcased play collection, constituting Volumes 4 and 5 of OPERE DI LUIGI PIRANDELLO, the six-volume edition of his collected works. Hardcover. Fine: beautifully produced duo, each volume bound in sky-blue cloth with gilt lettering, blue top-edge coloring, ribbon-markers; illustrated dust jackets that show some age-toning, a hint of creasing; housed in near fine, matching illustrated slipcases. 
Massive, chunky, yet elegant two-volume set of the pioneering Italian playwright's works for the stage: V1, 1223 pages; V2, 1376 pages--in Italian; mounted to rear pastedown of V2 is a envelope with a folded sheet with facsimile manuscript pages. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 Pontiggia, Giuseppe BORN TWICE
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. 0375413103 / 9780375413100 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in brown over chestnut-red boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
This Strega Award-winner, translated from the Italian by Oonagh, is the first major work by the well-established and highly-praised Italian novelist/essayist to be published in English. A novel exploring fatherhood, family and love. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Svevo, Italo CONFESSIONS OF ZENO
London & New York: Putnam, (1930). First U.K. edition, first printing. Translation from the Italian by Beryl de Zoete from LA CONSCIENZA DI ZENO (1923). Very good: spine slightly slanted, foxing to page edges and scattered within, darkening to spine and extremities, wear to edges, offsetting to endsheets, tiny bump to upper front edge; lacking endpapers. 
The Italian novelist and playwright's most celebrated work, "dealing with the self-revelations of a nicotine addict, is considered one of the greatest examples of European experimental modernist writing."--kirjasto. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Wu Ming 54
Orlando/Austin/New York/San Diego/Toronto/London: Harcourt, Inc., (2002). 0151013802 / 9780151013807 First U.S. edition, first printing. Translated from the Italian by Shaun Whiteside. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
"Diverting post-modernist entertainment--about narcotics, the cheap potency of Hollywood, the coming of television, the balance of political power, and how the effects knock on down the line--is skilled in teasing fact and fiction."--The Guardian. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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