Here are the 57 books about or related to Italy that are on our shelves on July 27, 2011  And, as you know, it is always very easy to place an order with Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, NH.

1. THE HAWLEY COLLECTION OF VIOLINS, Lyon & Healy, Chicago, 1904, 34 tipped in color plates, 105pp, good+, spine rebacked in red cloth (hardcover) light edgewear, Introduction by Theodore Thomas. Sketch of Royal De Forest Hawley by Albert H. Pitkin. Subtitle: "With a history of their makers and a brief review of the evolution and decline of the art of violin making in Italy 1540-1800." Copy 1131 of an edition of 2,000. Desireable book on violins., (Order No: 7642 ), $125.00

2. ITALY AND ROTARY, Istituto Italiano D'Arti, Bergamo, 1930, sepia toned illustrations, 207pp, good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 60968 ), $10.00

3. Adorni, Bruno; Battisti, Eugenio; Lavagetto, Paoloa Ceschi; Coliva, Anna; Schianchi, Lucia Fornari; Marocchi, Arnaldo; et al, SANTA MARIA DELLA STECCATAA PARMA, Cassa di Risparmio di Parma, Parma, Italy, 1982, B&W and color illustrations, 276pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 48258 ), $75.00

4. Allanbrook, Douglas, SEE NAPLES - A MEMOIR OF LOVE, PEACE, AND WAR IN ITALY, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1995 1st ptg, 269pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0395745853, (Order No: 58724 ), $4.00

5. Baily, Samuel L., IMMIGRANTS IN THE LANDS OF PROMISE: ITALIANS IN BUENOS AIRES AND NEW YORK CITY, 1870-1914, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, (1999) 1st ptg, B&W maps,figures,tables,ill., 308pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0801435625 Baily examines the adjustment of Italians in the two cities, comparing such factors as employment opportunities, skill levels, pace of migration, degree of prejudice encountered, and development of the Italian community., (Order No: 32626 ), $55.00

6. Brea, Luigi Bernabo, MUSEI E MONUMENTI IN SICILIA, Istituto Geograpfico Agostin, Novara, (1958), B&W illustrations, 157pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) SEE NOTE, In original publishers slipcase -- two pages had been a tad stuck., (Order No: 47747 ), $15.00

7. Brinton, Selwyn, THE GONZAGA - LORDS OF MANTUA, Brentano's, New York, [1927], B&W illustrations, 273pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), The story of the great dynasty who for three centudries identified themselves with Mantua - Mantua the key of Northern Italy, that bore the brunt of foreign invasion from Gaul and Goth, Green and Hun, Lombard, to medieval German Emperors, and later, French and Austrian, and yet survived as one of the great art centers of all Italy, a gleaming jewel in the crown of cities of ancient fame., (Order No: 55970 ), $50.00

8. Calabrese, Omar (edited by), MODERN ITALY: FROM EXPANSION TO THE SECOND WORLD WAR - VOLUME TWO 1900-1939, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Milan, Italy, (1983), B&W and color illustrations, 555pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) in worn slipcase, ISBN 8843510509 Text in English., (Order No: 38647 ), $60.00

9. Chubb, Thomas Caldecot, THE VENETIANS: MERCHANT PRINCES, The Viking Press, New York, (1968), 5 color ill.,B&W ill.,2 maps, 162pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), When the site that became Venice was only a miserable hamlet built on timber piles driven into the mud flats of the lagoon, these people of the marshes were traders. More specifically, they were water-borne traders, carrying waterfowl and fish and salt to inland villages on their crude river craft. Soon their boats coasted the length of Italy, and by the time Byzantium replaced Rome as their over-lord, Venetian sailors and Venetian boats dominated Mediterranean trade., (Order No: 15758 ), $5.00

10. Coates, Robert M., BEYOND THE ALPS: A SUMMER IN THE ITALIAN HILL TOWNS, William Sloane Associates, New York, 1961, ill. by Astrid Peters Coates, 159pp, good+, (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 28097 ), $4.00

11. Cocchiara, Giuseppe (Introduzione di); Chiodi, Cesare (Presidente del Touring Club Italiano), SICILIA - ATTRAVERSO L'ITALIA NUOVA SERIE, Touring Club Italiano, Milano, Italy, 1961, 518 B&W and 34 color ill., 304pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), Great photographs of the area. In publishers original mailing slipcase., (Order No: 47748 ), $25.00

12. Cochrane, Eric, HISTORIANS AND HISTORIOGRAPHY IN THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, (1985) 2nd ptg, 649pp, very good, tan cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), ISBN 0226111520 Contents include: Book I--The Birth of Humanist Historiography; Book II--The Diffusion of Humanist Historiography from Communes to Principalities; Book III--La Calamita D'Italia; Book IV--The Revival of Municial Historiography; Book V--From Municipal History to World History; Book VI--The Lateral Disciplines., (Order No: 42059 ), $175.00

13. Coppini, Gianna; Nacci, Duccio (photographs by), SAN GIMIGNANO: A MEDIEVAL DREAM, Edizioni Il Furetto, San Gimignano, Italy, (2000), color illustrations, 136pp, fine, wraps (softcover), A fascinating look and tour of this medieval Italian city., (Order No: 59618 ), $12.50

14. Cornelisen, Ann, TORREGRECA: LIFE, DEATH, MIRACLES, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA, (1969) 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 335pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), For years, Ann Cornelisen lived south of Naples in the medieval town she calls Torregreca. In this vivid, humane, and unvarnished account, she tells of her experiences setting up a nursery there while depicting the town and its strange, vital people., (Order No: 39282 ), $10.00

15. Culbertson, Judi and Randall, Tom, PERMANENT ITALIANS: AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO THE CEMETERIES OF ITALY, Walker and Company, New York, (1996) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 240pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0802774318, (Order No: 57733 ), $9.50

16. Domenico, Roy Palmer, REMAKING ITALY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY - CRITICAL ISSUES IN HISTORY SERIES, Rowman & Littlefield Publ., Lanham, MD, (2002), 181pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0847696375 "...perhaps the best general introduction to Italy in the twentieth century that we have in English.", (Order No: 56903 ), $20.00

17. Fioratti, Helen Costantino; Fossi, Gloria, IL MOBILE ITALIANO - DALL'ANTICHITA ALLO STILE IMPERO -- FURNITURE FROM ITALY: ANTIQUES IN THE IMPERIUM STYLE, Giunti Editore, Milano, Italy, (2004), B&W and color illustrations, 336pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 8809034260 Text in Italian., (Order No: 53624 ), $60.00

18. FitzRoy, Charles, ITALY: A GRAND TOUR FOR THE MODERN TRAVELLER, Macmillan, London, (1991), 313pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0333553500 An invaluable companion for anyone travelling to or planning a trip to Italy., (Order No: 58598 ), $10.00

19. Franzoi, Umberto, PALACES AND CHURCHES ON THE GRAND CANAL IN VENICE, Storti Edizioni, Venice, (1999), color illustrations, 208pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 8876663185, (Order No: 58241 ), $35.00

20. Gambaro, Giancarlo (introduction by), ASPECTS OF VENETO, assessorato reg. al turismo, Venice, Italy, (1980), color ill., unpaginated, very good, pictorial boards (hardcover), The collection of pamphlets that was published in 1977 to illustrate the most important tourist attractions in the Veneto, has now been enriched by the addition of five further publications. Thus, this volume contains the whole publicity series including: The Spirit of the Veneto Civilisation; Art in the Veneto; Art Galleries and Museums; Music in the Veneto; the Villas of the Veneto; Artistic Craftsmanship; Gastronomy; The Dolomites and the Mountains; The Thermal Springs; Lake Garda; The Veneto: the Lagoons and the Po Delta and, finally, The Seaside Resorts., (Order No: 31192 ), $20.00

21. Goy, Richard, VENICE - THE CITY AND ITS ARCHITECTURE, Phaidon Press Limited, London, (1997), B&W and color illustrations, 320pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0714830054 "The first truly comprehensive history of Venetian architecture.", (Order No: 61121 ), $35.00

22. Hearder, H. and Waley, D. P. (edited by), A SHORT HISTORY OF ITALY: FROM CLASSICAL TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY, Cambridge University Press, London, 1963, 15 B&W maps, 263pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The history of Italy runs from pre-Roman times down to the political crisis of 1960. This book is based on the history sections of the Handbook first issued by the Naval Intelligence Division of the Admiralty during the war and is a companion volume to the successful SHORT HISTORIES of France and Germany already published., (Order No: 22715 ), $15.00

23. Hertzberg, H. T. E.; Churchill, Edmund; Dupertuis, C. Wesley; White, Robert M.; and, Damon, Albert, ANTHROPOMETRIC SURVEY OF TURKEY, GREECE AND ITALY, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1963, B&W illustrations, 302pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover), This report describes the planning and organization of the NATO Anthropometric Survey of 1960-61, and presents the tabulated data for 150 body dimensions taken on 3356 military personel; 915 Turks, 1084 Greeks, and 1357 Italians., (Order No: 52231 ), $30.00

24. Hildebrand, George H., GROWTH AND STRUCTURE IN THE ECONOMY OF MODERN ITALY, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1965, B&W tables, 475pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), The amazing story of Italy's economic revival after World War II., (Order No: 38128 ), $10.00

25. Howe, Maud, ROMA BEATA: LETTERS FROM THE ETERNAL CITY, Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1905, 12 B&W ill., 362pp, good+, bright red cloth w/gilt stampings (hardcover), (Order No: 12793 ), $14.50

26. Hudon, William V., MARCELLO CERVINI AND ECCLESIASTICAL GOVERNMENT IN TRIDENTINE ITALY, Northern Illinois Univ. Pr., DeKalb, IL, 1992, 1 B&W ill., 261pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0875801692 In this biography of Cervini, the author offers a revisionist portrait that reveals the reformer and his works. He shows how Cervini, long regarded as one of the most important ecclesiastical figures in the Tridentine reformation, profoundly influenced reform before, during, and after the Council of Trent., (Order No: 13034 ), $12.50

27. Huse, Norbert & Wolters, Wolfgang, THE ART OF RENAISSANCE VENICE: ARCHITECTURE, SCULPTURE, AND PAINTING, 1460-1590, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, (1990), 303 B&W, 33 color ill., 382pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0226361071 A full overview of the Venetian contribution to Renaissance culture., (Order No: 6328 ), $40.00

28. Hutton, Edward, COUNTRY WALKS ABOUT FLORENCE, Methuen and Co. Ltd., London, (1923) 3rd ed, ill. by Adelaide Marchi, 324pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover) SEE NOTE, "If you give me your company you will linger in the vineyards, you will hear songs, you will see the olives silver in the wind, you will stoop to the flowers, you will make haste slowly because of the beauty of the day, and you will not think of hurry because of the beauty of the night." The book is concerned with the byways, village churches, wayside shrines, villas and gardens of the country in the vicinity of Florence, within a radius of ten miles or so. CONDITION NOTE - A Faint Dampstain on the Foredge of a few pages., (Order No: 53396 ), $25.00

29. Jones, P. J., THE MALATESTA OF RIMINI AND THE PAPAL STATE: A POLITICAL HISTORY, Cambridge University Press, New York, (1974), B&W map, 372pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0521200423 A detailed history, from the mid-thirteenth to the early sixteenth century, of an Italian state, Rimini, and its ruling family, the Malatesta., (Order No: 47286 ), $75.00

30. Kleinpaul, Rudolf, NEAPEL UND SEINE UMGEBUNG, Heinrich Schmidt & Gunther, Leipzig, 1884, 142 B&W illustrations, 184pp, very good, pictorial boards (hardcover) light edgwear, Nice clean and tight copy of this look at and history of Napels. Light wear to the corners and the top and bottom of the spine. Great color stamped illustration on the front board., (Order No: 56026 ), $300.00

31. Lane, Frederic C., VENICE: A MARITIME REPUBLIC, The John Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore, MD, (1973), B&W illustrations, 505pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0801814456, (Order No: 58206 ), $15.00

32. Lewis, R. W. B., THE CITY OF FLORENCE: HISTORICAL VISTAS AND PERSONAL SIGHTINGS, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, (1995) 3rd ptg, B&W illustrations, 351pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0374124043 R.W.B. Lewis provides a new look at the glories of Florence, the smallish Tuscan city which has been a prime source for modern Western Culture and which has also been his second home for the past fifty years., (Order No: 53148 ), $10.00

33. Macaulay, David, CITY: A STORY OF ROMAN PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, (1974) 9th ptg, ill. by David Macaulay, 112pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author, ISBN 039519492X In the creation of Verbonia, Macaulay displays the kind of city planning that is the basis of any truly successful city. A look back in history at the skills used in the building of Roman cities can give another perspective on the city of today. Presentation bookplate on front free endpaper, signed by the author on the half-title page., (Order No: 35803 ), $25.00

34. MacGregor-Hastie, Roy, THE DAY OF THE LION - THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A FASCIST ITALY 1922-1945, Coward-McCann, Inc., New York, (1964) 1st Amer, 395pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) SOME RED MARKS & UNDERLINING, (Order No: 41022 ), $4.50

35. Marqusee, Michael (compiled by) (introduction by Anthony Burgess), VENICE: AN ILLUSTRATED ANTHOLOGY, Salem House Publishers, Topsfield, MA, (1989), B&W and color ill., 192pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0881623865 Capturing the full experience of Venice, this book reveals political and romantic intrigues; extracts by Proust, Mann, and DuMaurier, among others, recalling that Venice is a city peculiarly associated with death, as well as love., (Order No: 31812 ), $5.00

36. Martines, Lauro (edited by), VIOLENCE AND CIVIL DISORDER IN ITALIAN CITIES, 1200-1500, University of California Pr., Berkeley, CA, 1972, 353pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) owner's name, ISBN 0520019067 Lawlessness, poverty, political disorder, and the tenor of violence in the leading cities of late medieval and renaissance Italy are the focus for this collection of essays put together by a team of leading historians., (Order No: 47290 ), $125.00

37. Martines, Lauro, THE SOCIAL WORLD OF THE FLORENTINE HUMANISTS, 1390-1460, Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd, London, (1963), 419pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) owner's name, This is a study of the Florentine humanists and their social position during the period 1390 to 1460., (Order No: 48230 ), $100.00

38. Mazzini, Franco, I MATTONI E LE PIETRE DI URBINO, Argalia Editore, Urbino, (1982), B&W and color ill., 611pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 33661 ), $35.00

39. Molho, Anthony and Tedeschi, John A., RENAISSANCE: STUDIES IN HONOR OF HANS BARON, Northern Illinois Univ. Pr., Dekalb, IL, (1971), B&W illustrations, 876pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) owner's name, ISBN 087580022X In this book a group of younger students of early modern Europe offer their tribute to Hans Baron, a scholar whose work they esteem and a man whose friendship they value., (Order No: 48231 ), $85.00

40. Moore, Frank Gardner, THE ROMAN'S WORLD, Columbia University Press, New York, 1936 1st ed, B&W ill., maps, plans, 502pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 9823 ), $10.00

41. Mrs. Oliphant, THE MAKERS OF MODERN ROME - IN FOUR BOOKS - LARGE PAPER LIMITED EDITION, Macmillan and Co., New York, 1895, B&W illustrations, 618pp, very good, green cloth, teg (hardcover) some light foxing, In four books: I. Honourable Women Not a Few, II. The Popes Who Made the Papacy, III. Lo Popolo: And the Tribune of the People, and IV. The Popes who Made the City. With illustrations by Henry P. Riviere and Joseph Pennell. Nice clean, tight and bright copy with the lightest of edgewear and some occasional light foxing. This copy is of the limited edition of "One Hundred Copies of the Large Paper Edition printed November, 1895.", (Order No: 43158 ), $65.00

42. Noether, Emiliana Pasca, SEEDS OF ITALIAN NATIONALISM 1700-1815, Columbia University Press, New York, 1951, 202pp, good, green cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket inscribed by author, "Italian nationalism as a sentiment which aimed to see Italy united into a national state did nodt appear as a moving force until the nineteenth century.", (Order No: 50380 ), $20.00

43. Norwich, John Julius, PARADISE OF CITIES: VENICE IN THE 19TH CENTURY, Doubleday, New York, (2003) 1st ed, 336pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0385509049, (Order No: 57835 ), $6.00

44. Pernicone, Nunzio, ITALIAN ANARCHISM, 1864-1892, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1993) 1st ptg, 326pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0691056927 "This is the first comprehensive study of Italian anarchism in English, covering the first three decades of its history.", (Order No: 57108 ), $135.00

45. Pool, Mary Jane (text by); photographs by Alessandro Albrizzi (introduction by Ileana Chiappini di Sorio), THE GARDENS OF VENICE, Rizzoli, New York, (1989), B&W and color ill., 240pp, very good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0847811212 The intoxicating mood of Venice is captured in this book of gardens, offering a rare look into the private enclosures of the founding families of the Venetian Republic--the Contarinis, the Giustinianis, and the Mocenigos among them., (Order No: 35877 ), $40.00

46. Powers, H. H., VENICE AND ITS ART, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1930, B&W illustrations, 382pp, good w/lightly chipped & soiled dustjacket (hardcover), Venice and the treasures of her great art., (Order No: 31892 ), $8.50

47. Robertson, Alexander, VENETIAN SERMONS DRAWN FROM THE HISTORY, ART & CUSTOMS OF VENICE, Scribners / George Allen, New York / London, [1905], B&W illustrations, 308pp, good, red cloth (hardcover) light wear top/bottom of spine, A mixed issue with no title page, and no evidence of their ever having been one. Scribners on the spine, George Allen on verso of half-title page. Spine stamping reads - DISCOURSES ON THE HISTORY, ART & CUSTOMS OF VENICE. Clean and tight, but old hinge repairs., (Order No: 43159 ), $16.50

48. Robertson, Alexander, THE BIBLE OF ST. MARK: ST. MARK'S CHURCH, THE ALTAR & THRONE OF VENICE, Dodd Mead & Company, New York, 1898, B&W illustrations, 376pp, very good, decorated red cloth (hardcover) light fade to spine, Contents include: Part I--The Title-Page, Inscribed On The Facade; Part II--The Old Testament, Inscribed In The Atrium; Part III--The New Testament, Inscribed In The Interior; Appendix., (Order No: 53340 ), $35.00

49. Ruskin, John, ST. MARK'S REST: THE HISTORY OF VENICE, WRITTEN FOR THE HELP OF THE FEW TRAVELLERS WHO STILL CARE FOR HER MONUMENTS, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1884 1st ed, 236pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover) light edgewear, Contents include: The Burden Of Tyre; Latrator Anubis; St. James Of The Deep Stream; St. Theodore The Chair- Seller; The Shadow On The Dial; Red And White Clouds; Divine Right; The Requiem; Note On The Mosaics Of St. Mark's; The Shrine Of The Slaves; The Place Of Dragons; Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus., (Order No: 53339 ), $45.00

50. Showerman, Grant, ETERNAL ROME: THE CITY AND ITS PEOPLE FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1925, B&W ill., color and B&W maps, 650pp, good+, blue cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 19122 ), $5.00

51. Smart, Alastair, THE RENAISSANCE AND MANNERISM IN ITALY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, London, (1971), B&W and color ill., 252pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0151768250 Professor Smart, in this cogent and sensitive new study, has found that in order to represent Renaissance art faithfully he has had to emphasize its religious inspiration and the tragic tone of many of its masterpieces., (Order No: 35004 ), $3.00

52. Symonds, Margaret, DAYS SPENT ON A DOGE'S FARM, T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1893 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 254pp, ads, very good, decorated brown cloth, teg (hardcover), An exceptionally nice clean and tight copy., (Order No: 47380 ), $100.00

53. Tacconi, Mario and Serra, Patrick, BERGAMO NELLE STAMPE DAL 1400 AL 1800, Edizioni Kerfi, Bergamo, (1975), B&W illustrations, 181pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) owner inscription, Il Territorio - Piante E Vedute Della Citta' - Piante E Vedute Della Provincia., (Order No: 46948 ), $75.00

54. Tenenti, Alberto, PIRACY AND THE DECLINE OF VENICE 1580-1615, Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1967, 210pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), Pirate warfare played a prominent part in Mediterranean life during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Its influence was significant both in the decline of Venice and the shift of the economic hegemony of Europe., (Order No: 54847 ), $20.00

55. Trexler, Richard C., THE SPIRITUAL POWER: REPUBLICAN FLORENCE UNDER INTERDICT, E. J. Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, 1974, 208pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) owner's name, ISBN 9004036997 This study is more than a contribution to Florentine history. It increases our knowledge of the position of the papacy on the eve of the Great Schism., (Order No: 47963 ), $75.00

56. Weir, Jean (introduction by), ARMED STRUGGLE IN ITALY 1976-78: A CHRONOLOGY, Elephant Editions, London, (1990), 109pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1870133536, (Order No: 58914 ), $12.50

57. Winspeare, Massimo, THE MEDICI: THE GOLDEN AGE OF COLLECTING, Sillabe S.R.L., Livorno, (2000), color illustrations, 127pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 8883470532 The history of the Medici, told through word-portraits of the family members; and, the history of Florence, as shaped by the destinies of its leaders., (Order No: 58396 ), $7.50

Ray Boas, Bookseller