Memoirs of the Secret Societies of the South of Italy, Particularly the Carbonari

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    First Edition.

    22cm x 14cm. xv, 235 pages, 12 plates, 7 folding. Recently rebacked half leather, gilt lettering, carbon decoration.

    A history of the Carbonari of Naples and other secret societies in Southern Italy in the early 19th century. Translated from the unpublished French original attributed to Prussian diplomat Jakob Ludwig Salomon Bartholdy (1779-1825). Twelve lithograph plates by Charles Joseph Hullmandel, including three portraits, a meeting of the Carbonari (with key explaining personnel), six folding facsimiles of documents, and two plates of uniforms.

    Moderate rubbing and wear to boards. Minor to moderate foxing, mostly to preliminaries. 10cm closed tear to the gutter edge of the first folding plate. Good Condition.