SALVE-VENETIA. Gleanings from Venetian History

(New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905).

A FINE AND PLEASING FIRST EDITION. Quite a good history of Venice and pleasing for the reader with many finely executed illustrations throughout the text. The illustrations by Pennell are accomplished in his best style and add to the text in a sympathetic way. Venice's history is discussed from its beginnings, the early Republic, its place in the time of the Crusades, the late Middle-Ages and the Renaissance, the growth of the aristocracy, the scholars, the architects and painters, the Napoleonic Wars and the sale by treaty of Venice and the whole Venetian territory to the Emperor of Austria, including Dalmatia and Istria, in exchange for the Ionian Islands, the Cisalpine Republic, the Duchy of Modena, and the provinces of Lombardy as far as the Adige and Mantua. For all time, Venice was as all of Italy, bound by its allies and adversaries to a constantly affected existence. Item #31310

2 volumes. First Edition of each volume. With 225 fine illustrations reproduced in gravure and black and white from pencil and ink and painted illustrations by Joseph Pennell. 8vo, publisher’s original sea-blue cloth, the spines gilt lettered and with elaborate gilt decorations on white on the upper covers bordered with a frame of double white fillet rules enclosing a large central ornamental device of gilt on white. xi, 517, 4 ads; x, 441, 4 ads pp. A lovely set, as fine, tight, clean, bright and very well preserved.

Price: $135.00