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EUROPEAN TRAVEL GUIDE FOR YOUNG READERS


Passeggiata in Europa ovvero Storia Viaggi e Costumi. Alla Gioventii. Con Figure. Torino, Fratelli Reycend, [ca. 1850].

Very rare first and only edition of this travel guide to Europe, written, as the title suggests, for young readers in a pocket 12mo format. The guide moves from tours of Italy and Switzerland all the way to Poland, Lithuania, and Turkey, as well as Great Britain, providing 8 engraved plates of national costumes along the way.
$1,450


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The Second Japanese Embassy to Europe


AMATI, Scipione. Historia del regno di Voxu del Giapone, dell, antichita, nobilta, e valore del suo re Idate Masamune... Rome, Giacomo Mascardi, 1615.

Very rare FIRST EDITION of this critical source for THE SECOND JAPANESE MISSION TO EUROPE of 1614, a Franciscan public relations event that sought to repeat the success of the first mission of 1585, which had been brilliantly engineered by their rivals the Jesuits and to inspire financial and political support.
$28,500


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PRISONER EXCHANGE DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION


[AMERICAN REVOLUTION / LOUIS XVI] Anonymous. Cartel pour l’échange général de tous les prisonniers pris en mer, entre la France & la Grande-Bretagne, & amenés en Europe. Paris, L’Impremerie Royale, 1780.

First edition of this list of maritime prisoners exchanged between France and England during the American Revolution.
$1,250


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The Mines and Mores of Eastern Europe


BROWN[E], Edward. Relation de plusieurs Voyages faits en Hongrie, Servie, Bulgarie, Macedoine, Thesalie, Austriche, Styrie, Carinthie, Carniole & Friuli. . . Paris, Gervais Clouzier, 1674.

Scarce first French edition (expanded from the 1673 English original) of an early illustrated British travelogue to southeastern Europe and Greece
$4,500


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PIETRO FEA’S PAINTINGS
AT TURIN’S PALAZZO CIVICO
WITH 4 ETCHINGS BY THE ARTIST


FEA, Pietro. Ragione ed intagli a contorno del dipinto eseguito ad ornamento dello scalone nel Palazzo della Città di Torino. Torino, Dalla Tipografia di Giuseppe Favale, 1824.

Rare first and only edition of a presentation work by the painter Pietro Fea da Casale (1771-1842) commemorating his designs for the ‘Scalone d’Onore’ in Turin’s Palazzo di Città (now know as the Palazzo Civico). The volume includes 4 fine full-page reproductive etchings executed by the artist himself and an essay in which he explains his aesthetic and iconographic program, providing a fascinating glimpse into the intellectual background of an important civic commission in early 19th-century Piedmont.
$1,450


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