La Nostra Vecchia Trieste; Vedute di Amalia Glanzmann, 1951 Near Fine

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La Nostra Vecchia Trieste; Vedute di Amalia Glanzmann
Amalia Glanzmann, Arduino Berlam (Notes), and Silvio Benco (Introduction) Del Bianco, 1951


A Very Good copy in a Very Good dust wrapper and slipcase. Italian text. Book measures 15 ½” x 11 ¾.” Slipcase measures 16” x 11 ¾.” White ¾ leather binding with gray paper-covered boards in a plain, white dust wrapper. Comes in a brown cardboard slipcase. Front board has a gilt coat of arms decoration. Red label with gilt lettering on spine of book. Covers are clean and intact. Binding is tight with slight cocking 2" tear to front endpaper at top and 1" tear to bottom edge and a vertical center crease, some waffling to interior gutter. Pages clean and intact. Replete with tipped-in color plates protected by tissue guards. Dust wrapper slightly wrinkled and slipcase has some wear to the edges, 123 pp., including 50 full-color tipped-in plates. A beautiful book featuring the work of Italian artist, Amalia Glanzmann (1884-1976). Introduction by Silvio Benco. Arduino Berlam describes how Glanzmann's paintings feature historical architecture in the city of Trieste, Italy before they were demolished as part of a project to improve infrastructure. Many of these buildings dated back to ancient Rome and the Middle Ages, and Glanzmann's Impressionistic renditions of narrow alleyways, stair-stepped buildings, and open plazas offer a glance at parts of Trieste that have been significantly changed or exist no more. A lovely tome, scarce in the trade.