Italy 1820 Italian Carbonari Revolution 1822 fine rare leather 4 vol. setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Leather Sets, Italian Revolution of 1820, Carbonari Revolution).
Della Rivoluzioni D'Italia Libri Ventiquattro, by Carlo Denina.
Published 1822, Padua by Tipografia Della Minerva.
4 volumes, each c. 475. Text in Italian. Stamped bindings from Proudfoot bindery, London.
With an 1849 gift inscription from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's grandson Herbert Coleridge to his sister (S.T. Coleridge's grand daughter), Edith Coleridge.
Period 1/2 leather bindings, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather labels.
Set is almost 200 years old and shows some mostly light minor signs of handling and time. Books are not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently rubbed and edge worn, leather still supple, gilt bright, set remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a most pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this wonderful scarce early 19th century set survives.
Book Measures c. 7 1/4" H x 4 1/2" W.