Italian Art Journal 1909 L'Arte scholarly illustrated monumental book vellumBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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L'Arte: Rivista di Storia Dell'Arte Mediovale e Moderna e D'Arte Decorative, by Adolfo Venturi.
Published 1909, Rome by Casa Editrice de L'Arte.
480 pages. Text in Italian. Profusely illustrated throughout, several plates tipped in.
Period 1/2 vellum binding, smooth spine, gilt title lettering on contrasting leather labels, marbled covers and end papers. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding lightly rubbed and age worn, vellum soiled, 3" split at base of front joint (covers still strongly and firmly attached), yet still remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is clean, internally well preserved, little staining or soiling, any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book measures: 13" H X 9 1/4" W.