8vo, pp. [iv], 128; some light spotting and staining; in the original blue printed wrappers, foot of spine chipped.
US $843 €684
First separate edition of Foscolo’s Pavia lectures, originally published in his Alcuni scritti e dettati inediti, Piacenza 1825.
Not in OCLC; RLIN and NUC record only a copy at Harvard.
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