By Giuseppe Campolieti
Milan   Camunia
9" by 5.5" 240pp. [5]
An excellent first edition copy of Campolieti's biography of the monarch Catherine Cornaro, inscribed by the author to Stephen Vizinczey.
By Giuseppe Campolieti

1987 Caterina Cornaro: Regina di Cipro, Signora di Asolo

Milan   Camunia
9" by 5.5" 240pp. [5]
An excellent first edition copy of Campolieti's biography of the monarch Catherine Cornaro, inscribed by the author to Stephen Vizinczey.
£49.00
: 0.5kgs / : 891M14

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Author's Presentation Copy, First Edition, Signed, With Dustwrapper

The first edition of this uncommon work in the publisher's original cloth binding, with the original unclipped dust wrapper.

Inscribed by the author to the front free end paper: "A Stephen e Gloria, con amicizia". From the library of Hungarian-Canadian author Stephen Vizinczey, best known for his 'In Praise of Older Women', and 'An Innocent Millionaire'. His writing was praised by the likes of Graham Greene and Anthony Burgess, describing his fiction as social epics which breathe hope in a corrupt world.

A biography of Catherine Cornaro or Caterina Cornaro (1454-1510) by the Italian author and journalist Giuseppe Campolieti (1933-2017). Catherine Cornaro was the last monarch of the Kingdom of Cyprus, also holding the titles of Queen of Jerusalem and Queen of Armenia. She became queen consort of Cyprus by marriage to James II of Cyprus, and then regent of Cyprus during the minority of her son James III of Cyprus in 1473-1474, and finally queen regnant of Cyprus upon his death.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth binding, with the original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, cloth is very bright and smart. Internally, firmly bound. Marginal age-toning to pages which are otherwise clean. Dust wrapper is very smart though slightly sunned.

Near Fine

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