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Italy in the Making 1815-1848

By G F H Berkeley; J Berkeley

1915-40

Cambridge University Press : Cambridge

9" by 6"

xxx, 292; xlvi, 374; xxvii, 489pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

Three volumes of this historical look at Italy during the nineteenth century, its political upheaval, and quest for unification. The first edition of this work.

Frontispiece portrait and folding map to volume I. Frontispiece portrait and map to volume II Volume I traces the years 1815-1846, volume II traces June 1846- January 1848 and volume III looks at the year 1848. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper of volume I, Robert E Hyde, February 1941. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper to volume II, Robert E Hyde, Xmas 1940. Bookplate to the front pastedown, 'From Nana and Jack'. Written by George Fitz-Hardinge Berkeley, an Anglo-Irish Soldier who emigrated to Italy with his wife. She passed away in 1933, and a year later he married his second wife, Joan, with whom he wrote this series. A fascinating historical series, which looks at the Italian unification, or the Risorgimento. The Berkeleys write about the key players, and events during this tumultuous forty year period.

CONDITION

In the original full cloth bindings. Externally, very smart. Minor shelfwear to the head and tail of spines. Spine to volume II is lightly faded. Occasional marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright. Occasional pencil underlining to the odd sentence by prior owner, not obstructing the text.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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