Webster and Stockley, 1872, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
loosely inserted printed paper slip states: "Trenta Novelle or Thirty Interesting Tales - Written in simple Italian expressly for the perusal of young English Ladies commencing the Study of Italian. By Professor Guerini. - A Copy of this Work has been graciously accepted by Her Majesty The Queen. - To be had of Messrs. Webster & Larkin, 60, Picadilly. - March,1872. - 54, South Molton Street, Grosvenor Square." The phrase: 'young English Ladies' has been underlined in ink & the name: 'Muriel Witham' written beneath. Also a line has been put through 'of Messrs. Webster & Larkin, 60, Picadilly.' and the words: 'only at Prof. Guerini's Residence' written above the Grosvenor Square address. Onde rendere le mie lezioni piu piacevoli ed utili raccontai a miei Allievi molte Novelle, e alle loro reiterate istanze acconsentii di pubblicarne trenta. Siccome le scrissi tali quali le ho narrate, prego quindi il cortese lettore di considerare questa mia operetta come un semplice racconto di una persona che parla, e non come un libro scritto con I studiata dicitura. (In order to make my lessons more enjoyable and useful I told to 'my students many Novelle, and their repeated instances I agreed to publish thirty. Since I wrote those such as I told, I please the gentle reader to consider this my operetta as a simple tale of a person speaking, and not as a book written with the studied words.) Errata (5 entries) written in the authors hand inside fep. Yellow end-papers; all pages have single line red border blocked at corners; covers in green pebble-grain cloth with beveled edges; gilt titles front with gilt outer borders decorated at corners & mid-lines; similar design blind-stamped to rear cover. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 191 pages. Text is in Italian. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. a few translated words written to margins, faintly visible but only present on six pages. All edges gilt - bright, rich condition. Gilt titles spine. Light wear to outer corners. Includes index to stories. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Short Stories; Italian Short Stories; Italian Text; Italian Language; Language & Linguistics. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3073.