A Beautiful Relief Binding
BINDING. Almanacco perl'anno 1835. Versi d'amore e Prose di romanzi. Milan: Fratelli Ubicini , 1835.
A Beautiful anthology of verses and prose in Italian, along with a calendar for the year 1835. Twelevemo (5 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches; 147 x 95 mm). [4], [1]-250, [2] pp. With a frontispiece portrait, vignette title page, engraved calendar and six engraved plates.

A beautiful contemporary relief binding. Full black morocco. Front and back boards embossed with a thick gilt border, and floral decorations. red and yellow onlaid morocco floral devices surrounding border. The center panel decoration on front and back board contains a paper relief of two colorful birds sitting on floral branches. Spine is ornately stamped in gilt with red and yellow morocco onlay. All edges gilt. Green watered endpapers. Some minor rubbing to board edges and top corners of the spine. Central decoration with some rubbing. Two previous owner's old ink names on front free endpaper. Some minor restoration to inner hinges. Housed in a dark blue straight-grain morocco slipcase, with gilt rule and corner device. Overall a beautiful book.

HBS # 68519 $1,500