Very Good. Item #8452
Roma: Ermanno Loescher & Co., 1890. First Edition. Octavo (18.5cm.); contemporary half vellum over decorative textured boards, black gilt-lettered spine onlay, top edge stained red, decorative endpapers; 252pp.; illus. Light spotting to vellum, spine a bit toned, boards slightly bowed, endpapers and title page somewhat browned due to inferior paper quality, recent bookseller ticket to front pastedown, else Very Good and internally sound, in attractive binding.
The first of two volumes on popular Roman culture, opening with a chapter on the early 19th century puppeteer Gaetano Santangelo, and equally covering poetry, music, and secular holidays.