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image of La Città Nuova. Quindicinale di Arte-Vita Diretto da Fillia (Later subtitles: Quindicinale di Architettura and Quindicinale di Architettura e Arte)

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Thirteen issues in twelve fascicules (Year I, Nos. 2-4 and 6; Year III, Nos. 1-9) of the important Italian Futurist architecture journal, under the direction of Fillia, a leader in the Futurist movement, with editorial assistance and contributions from other noted Futurist artists and figures including Alberto Sartoris, Nicolay Diulgheroff, Gino Levi-Montalcini, Mino Rosso, Gerardo Dottori, Filippo Marinetti, Walter… Read more
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$6,500.00
image of La Terra dei Vivi: Nuova Estetica del Paesaggio Italiano. Quindicinale di Turismo - Arte - Architettura.  No. 2 (25 Giugno 1933) through No. 7 (Ottobre 1933)

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6 out of a total of 7 issues published (lacking the first issue, each issue 8 pp.) of the short-lived Futurist journal dedicated to the new aesthetic of the Italian landscape and exploring art, architecture, and tourism, under the editorial direction of important Futurist figure Fillia, covering varied topics including modern architecture within Italy and abroad, the machinery aesthetic,… Read more
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$4,500.00
image of Machinae novae Fausti Verantii siceni: cum declaratione Latina, Italica, Hispanica, Gallica et Germanica [New machines of Fausto Veranzio: with Latin, Italian, Spanish, French and German text]

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Venice: self-published, [ca. 1616]. Folio (37.3 × 25 cm). Contemporary full vellum; engraved title within architectural element; forty-nine large numbered copper engravings on facing pages, followed by letterpress-printed text in Italian, German, French, Spanish, and Latin, each with a vignette headpiece at the head of the section. Binding with repairs; occasional light soil and foxing; small paper repairs to… Read more
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$65,000.00
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Fotografie di Fantasmi [Photographs of phantasms]

by Imoda, Enrico and G. Simoni, photographer

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$19,500.00

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Turin: Fratelli Bocca, 1912. Large octavo (25.7 × 17.8 cm). Original printed cream wrappers in translucent calque; recent cloth-backed card folder and slipcase by Devauchelle with printed title to spine. With 48 tipped-in gelatin silver prints and one halftone by G. Simoni of Rome, ranging in size from approx. 7.5 × 7.6 to 16.5 × 11.6 cm. This copy… Read more
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$19,500.00
image of Le Gioie della Mensa. Manuale di Economia Domestica e di Cucina per le Famiglie

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356 pp. volume on home economics and cooking for families in 1930's Italy, compiled by Ada Bonfiglio Krassich, the first section focused on topics related to domestic economy such as home organization, family administration, nutrition, laundry and how to remove types of stains, cleaning various types of surfaces and objects, cleaning and peeling fruits and vegetables, and conserving certain… Read more
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$650.00
image of Enciclopedia Casalinga Ultra-Moderna. Consigli sul modo di tenere la casa e sul modo di diventare massaia economica. Traduzione dal tedesco della professoressa Frieda Rossi, direttrice della Scuola di lingue estere "Erfolg" a Roma in collaborazione al pubblicista Pietro Guerrieri

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783 pp. volume in Italian, translated from the German, on how to be an "ultra-modern" housewife, covering topics such as the kitchen and its furnishings, vitamins, how to set a table, electricity in the house, cooking as medicine, nutrition and diet, laundry, natural beauty, kitchen gardens, conserving and canning, plus many sections of recipes including broths, pasta, hot and… Read more
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$1,350.00
image of La Cucina Vegetariana. Libro dedicato agli amici di un regime di vita conforme a natura

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xvi, 181, (iv) pp. volume on vegetarian cooking at the turn of the 20th century, with introduction by Carlo Lentze, and indices of chapters and recipes, covering specific topics and types of food such as soups, potatoes, mushrooms, egg dishes, salads, fruit tarts, bread, beverages, vegetables, dishes for holidays and special occasions like Easter, Christmas, weddings, and baptisms, and… Read more
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$550.00
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5 Cuts

by Oursler, Stephanie

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$950.00

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Artist's book, unpaginated, published in conjunction with Oursler's 1975 exhibition of the same name, held at Rome's Galleria's Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, with foreword by Italo Mussa in Italian and English, the exhibition catalogue comprised of reproductions of appropriated black and white photographs, each accompanied by a reproduced handwritten caption in English which when put together make up the text… Read more
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Il corpo il suo d'intorno, anche [The body is also around]

by Simonetti, Gianni-Emilio

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$275.00

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Unpaginated (16 pp.) exhibition catalogue, with an introduction by Tommaso Trini and an essay titled "Flux-us/ing Xmutica or the anti-productive activity of Gianni-Emilio Simonetti" by Daniela Palazzoli, with texts in Italian, French, English, and Portuguese, together with a brief biography of Simonetti and a short prose piece by Simonetti titled "(Exquire Game of INspiraction! I allways addored yOur hend!)".… Read more
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image of Re Nudo. Mensile di Contracultura e Contrainformazione. Later subtitles: Mensile di Controcultura; and Mensile di cultura alternativa, nuova coscienza e musica. No. 0 (n.d., November 1970) through No. 92 (November 1980) (all published)

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A rare complete run (issue no. 23 actually a double issue, 22/23) of the Italian counterculture journal, founded in 1970 by a group of intellectuals and artists, including Andrea Valcarenghi, edited at times by Valcarenghi, Guido Vivi, and Marina Valcarenghi, most issues approx. 16-24 pp., covering topics related to underground culture and political issues, such as LSD, marijuana, and… Read more
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$12,500.00
image of Il Cantastorie di Campari. Quinta Raccolta

Il Cantastorie di Campari. Quinta Raccolta

by Simoni, Renato & Bruno Munari (illus.)

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$7,500.00

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Unpaginated collection (61 pp.) of 27 love poems by Simoni, each poem accompanied by a bright and colorful Futurist-inspired illustration by Futurist artist Bruno Munari, the volume as a whole published as a promotional book for the liqueur and aperitif producer, Campari. 4to. Original illustrated cardstock wrrps., metal spiral binding. Some very minor foxing and dust-staining, overall very fine.… Read more
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$7,500.00
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Il Tatuaggio dei Domiciliati Coatti in Favignana

by Mirabella, Emanuele

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$1,750.00

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103 pp. report on the tattoos found amound the resident convicts at the penal colony of Favignana, off the coast of Sicily, with brief preface by Cesare Lombroso, highlighting various types of tattoos found within the population, including religious tattoos, revenge tattoos, political tattoos, erotic and obscene tattoos, tattoos dedicated to people they love, superstitious tattoos for luck and… Read more
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image of Descrittione di diversi ponti esistenti sopra li fiumi Nera, e Tevere con un discorso particolare della Nauigatione da Perugia a Roma

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Important 17th century work on the Tiber River and its main tributary, the Nera, comprised of 58 pp. of text with inscriptions, engraved frontispiece featuring a portrait of Pope Innocent XI, engraved illustration at the back of putti, and 21 engraved plates (19 of which are folding), primarily views of different types of bridges along the rivers, together with… Read more
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$9,500.00
image of Movimento Studentesco: Milano Università Statale. No. 1 (March 1971) through No. 34 (July 1974) (all published)

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A complete run in 34 issues of the journal of the Italian student movement of the Università Statale di Milano, most issues 16-24 pp., under the editorial direction of Giorgio Colorni followed by Fabio Guzzini, focused on issues related and important to the student movement. Illustrated throughout from photographs and cartoons. Folio. Red cloth boards, original folio and tabloid-size… Read more
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$5,500.00
image of Schizzo. Foglio Irregolar. (Later subtitle: Foglio Irregolable, Foglio Esotico, Foglio Irregolare). No. 0 (n.d., 1977) through No. 6 (8 June 1980) (all published)

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A complete run in 7 issues, each issue approx. 8 pages, of the anarchist Italian journal, containing alternative history stories which allude to real-life events, provocative stories, and essays on topics such as eroticism, homosexuality, and Dadaism. Illustrated profusely throughout. Some minor scattered toning, edgewear, minor chipping, marginal dampstaining to final issue. Tabloid. Original self-wrpps., some tearing and splitting… Read more
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$2,250.00
image of De Sanctis Martyribus Johanne et Paulo, Eorumque Basilica In Urbe Roma Vetera Monimenta. Monasterii Sanctae Mariae et Sanctorum Johannis et Pauli de Casaemario Brevis Historia

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Two parts in one volume, xxiv, 264, xxiv, 166 pp. volume in Latin on the ancient Roman Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo al Celio and the Casamari Abbey, including the history and architecture of the buildings, indices. Illustrated with two engraved folding plates in Part I, including the façade of the basilica and floor plan, and four engraved… Read more
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$3,500.00
image of I Tesori Nascosti nell'Alma Città di Roma. Raccolti, e Posti in Luce per Opera

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954 pp. volume on the "hidden treasures" of Rome, including a brief treatise on the 1600 Jubliee, its origins, and ceremonies, as well as chapters on the catacombs, the titles, deaconships, and bishoprics of cardinals, relics, and the stations, with a focus on the churches of Rome, indices. Not illustrated. Some very minor scattered staining and foxing, small loss… Read more
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image of Ammaestramento Utile, e Curioso, di Pittura, Scoltura et Architettura nelle Chiese di Roma, Palazzi Vaticano, di Monte Cavallo, & altri, che s'incontrano nel cammino facile, che si fa per ritrovarte. O vero nuovo studio per sapere l'Opera de' Professori delle Virtù sudette, che si vedono nelle medeme Chiese, ò Palazzi, le loro fondationi, ò ristoramenti, e chi ne ha la Cura, ò tiene il possesso. Con l'indice delle Chiese, e de' Virtuosi, che si nominano. Et in fine un' Aggiunta, dove è descritto il Duomo di Città di Castello

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1686. (24), 456, (36) pp. detailed text on artworks in hundreds of Roman churches and palazzi, each building getting its own entry ranging from a paragraph or two to several pages, and including works by Caracci, Mantegna, Gozzoli, Carlo Fontana, Cortese, Domenichino, Borromini, Guido Reni, da Vinci, Lorenzo Lotti, Michelangelo, Gentileschi, Giotto, da Cortona, Luca della Robbia, Masaccio, Raphael,… Read more
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image of Le Cose Maravigliose dell'Alma Citta di Roma, Anfiteatro del Mondo. Con le Chiese, et Antichita rapresentate in disegno da Girolamo Francino. Con l'Aggiunta del Dottor Prospero Parisio Patrizio Romano

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(v), 364 pp. volume comprising two parts in one volume, the first part containing brief descriptions of the churches of Rome, many accompanied by a small woodcut illustration of the church façade, with seven highlighted as the most important, a list of stations held at the churches throughout the year, a list of Popes throughout history, and a list… Read more
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$2,500.00
image of Comunità. Rivista Mensile del Movimento Comunità. Year I, No. 5 (September 1946) through Year XX, No. 139/140 (November/December 1966)

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Altogether 147 issues, comprised of 7 early issues (Year I, Nos. 5 and 6, and Year II, Nos. 2, 3, 8, 21, and 23) and a large sequential run of 140 issues (Year III, No. 1 through Year XX, No. 139/140, lacking nos. 66 through 69) of the long-running Italian social, political, and cultural journal affiliated with the Movimento… Read more
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$6,000.00