World Authors

World authors, foreign-language titles, and works in translation

Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1869. Nouvelle Edition. Leather bound. Very good +. Beautifully bound partial set in green half leather over black and green marbled paper boards. Gilt title on spine. Four raised bands. Rubbing to edges and bumped corners of paper boards on some volumes. Mauprat showing rubbing to spine. Blue marbled end papers. Previous owner’s inscription and writing on some blank leaves. Binding is sturdy and strong. Foxing and toning to pages. Each volume about 300 pp. Sextodecimo, 4 1/2 x 7 inches tall. Text in French. Levy, Sand’s official publisher, released this New Edition in the author’s lifetime.


349Poesie edite in dialetto milanese di Carlo Porta. Ricorrette sul testo coll’aggiunta di due componimenti di Tommaso Grossi

Carlo Porta; Tommaso Grossi; Pietro Steppani

Italia, 1841. Reprint. Three-quarter leather. Very good +. A very good plus copy of Porta’s (1775-1821) poetry in the Milanese, with and appendix of poetry by Steppani. Brown and yellow marbled boards over 3/4 tan leather. All edges painted blue speckled. Cream endpapers showing offset. Foxing to pages. Binding is sturdy and square. 202 pp. plus an appendix of 14 pp. of poetry by Pietro Steppani in script from 1815. Followed by 30 blank pages, as if inviting notes or the reader’s own compositions. 18mo, 4 1/4 x 6 inches tall. Carlo Porta (June 15, 1775 – January 5, 1821) was an Italian poet, the most famous writer in Milanese (the central dialect of the Western Lombard language)…. Porta began to write poems in 1790, although few of them were published before 1810. In 1804-1805 he worked at a Milanese translation of the Divine Comedy, which he, however, left unfinished. In these years the progressive group that formed round him and called themselves the “Cameretta Portiana” included Giuseppe Bossi, who painted a group portrait of four Amici della Cameretta Portiana”.— wikipedia


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