Firenze: Presso Gaspero Ricci, 1821.
Octavo. Hard Cover. Terza Editione. Eight 8vos,; quarter bound in the publisher’s green pebbled cloth over marbled board; there is a large folding plan of Florence with some edgewear and foxing; with a closed tear at the intersection of two folds; much of the back of the folding map has early reinforcing at the folds with paper; all volumes have 2 plates except volumes 3 and 8 which only have one plate; the text is largely clean and bright, but there are 2 or 3 signatures in volume 1 that are generally toned. ~~From the library of Renaissance art historian Sidney Alexander, who lived in Florence for many years. His name is on the front free endpaper of each volume. Mr. Alexander lived in Florence for many years, and penned 15 books on Renaissance history and art, as well as novels. ~~Prior to Sydney Alexander, the set belonged to Dorothy Neville Lees, with her signature also present. Dorothy Lees was born in Staffordshire, and moved to Florence in 1903 where she remained for until her death in 1966. She penned many articles about Tuscany, as well as a couple of books on the subject. She entered into a longterm relationship with Edward Gordon Craig, sharing his devotion to all things related to the art of the theater. ~~This history of Florence has two outstanding Florentine associations.~~.