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Contact information: The Owl at the Bridge
25 Berwick Lane, Cranston, Rhode Island, 02905-3708, United States
Phone: 401-467-7362    
Email: Owlbridge1@verizon.net
Website URL: http://www.owlatthebridge.com/


The Owl at the Bridge, in business since 1981, specializes in scholarly, rare, and unusual out-of-print books. We stock a wide range of titles in many subjects and supply printed lists on request. Our primary interests include Italian history & culture, particularly the Renaissance. We are now divesting ourselves of our reference collection in American industrial silver, especially Gorham.
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Balbuena, Bernardo de, -1627   El Bernardo. Poema Heroyco del Doctor Don Bernardo de Balbuena. Segunda Edición  Publisher: Madrid, En La Imprenta de Sancha, 1808. Three volumes: 1 leaf, xxii, 388 p.; 1 leaf, 493 p.; 1 leaf, 425 p. (a-b8, A-Z8, Aa8, Bb8; A-Z8, Aa-Hh8; A-Z8, Aa-Cc8, Dd). First published Madrid, 1664. Based on the Orlando epic, this poem of 40,000 lines is the best epic on the theme in Spanish. Bookplate of Luis and Clotilde Monti. Stock#OB996. Very good, bound in full contemporary leather.
Appr.:  |  AUD 400.00  |  CAD 394.74  |  EUR 272.73  |  GBP 229.01  |  JPY 30,000.00  |  MXN 5,000.00  |  ZAR 4,285.71  | 
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Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973. Aldunate Phillips, Arturo, 1902-1985, editor   Selección. Recopilación y notas de Arturo Aldunate  Publisher: Santiago de Chile, Nascimento [1943]. 352 p., illus., facsims.; 21.5 cm. "De esta edición se ha hecho una tirada de cincuenta ejemplares en papel pluma inglés, numerados de uno a cincuenta." Poems by the Nobel Prize winner. Paper yellowed, leather spine label chipped; very good. Stock#OB999.
Appr.:  |  AUD 266.67  |  CAD 263.16  |  EUR 181.82  |  GBP 152.67  |  JPY 20,000.00  |  MXN 3,333.33  |  ZAR 2,857.14  | 
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Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.   La Comedia del divino Dante Alighieri da Firenze con la esposizione di Giuseppe Landino Passerini da Cortona.  Publisher: In Firenze. Apresso L. S. Olschki, 1911. 3 p.l., [v]-xl, [1], 524 p., 1 l.; 43.5 cm. Reproduces 101 facsimiles of woodcuts in the Venice, 1491 edition. A magnificent effort of book production to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the Divine Comedy. Gabriele d'Annunzio was to have contributed a life of Dante. He never completed it, so his 'Vita' was replaced by an earlier, already published essay on Dante. Everything else is first-rate. The handmade paper was commissioned for this edition, which was printed in 300 copies. (this is number 41). The binding is leather over wooden boards with iron clasps, bosses, and a bust of Dante (in six copies, one of which is in the Pierpont Morgan Library, the clasps, bosses, etc. are of silver). In this copy the previous owner, a Dante scholar, began annotating on the title-page, the beautiful title-page. He made two notes, then came to his senses (or someone beat him senseless). The NUC (132: 646: ND0037108) records five copies: DLC, CU, FU, DCU, MH. We have had a clamshell box made for it by James DiMarcantonio, Hope Bindery & Box Company. The condition is generally excellent; there is some scuffing, a few of the nails for the ironwork have come out. We had the leather of the clasps replaced. One of the great editions of Dante. OB1000.
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