Presentation copy

Schiaparelli, Luigi. L'Italia descritta nel libro del re ruggero compilato da Edrisi [...] Relazione preceduta da un quadro degli studi geografici in Occidente dal principio dell'impero romano al secolo XIII [...].

Turin, Hermann Löscher, 1883.

4to. 30 pp., final blank leaf. Original printed wrappers.

 500,00

First and only edition: a rare treatise on the description of the Italian peninsula in the famous geography of Al-Idrisi, issued as a supplement to the 1883 partial edition prepared by Michele Amari and Celestino Schiaparelli, Luigi Schiaparelli's brother. Presentation copy, inscribed on the flyleaf by the author to the mayor of Turin, the historian and collector Leone Fontana (1836-1905).

Front flyleaf included in pagination. Occasional light brownstaining. Only a handful of copies in Italian libraries. Never seen at auction.

OCLC 1255379889.

Art.-Nr.: BN#55312 Schlagwörter: ,