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The Owl at the Bridge  (Total items found: 11)
    Author: Iris Origo, 1902 1988

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   English born; educated in Florence; devoted herself to development of La Foce, her Tuscan farming estate which she and her husband, Marchese Antonio Origo, converted into a refuge for children from bombed cities of northern Italy and for escaped Allied prisoners of war.

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1.   Origo, Iris, 1902-1988, editor   The Vagabond Path. An Anthology Compiled by Iris Origo   Publisher: NY, Scribner's Sons, 1972.. xvi, 301 p., 23 cm. An anthology of poetry mostly in English but also Italian, French, German, Latin, Spanish. The 'vagabond path' refers to Origo's distinctively personal way of enjoying and selecting. Stock# 38,076. Vg/ dj vg. Literature; verse.

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2.   Origo, Iris, 1902-1988   The Last Attachment. The Story of Byron and Teresa Guiccioli   Publisher: N.Y., Scribner's, 1949.. 533 p., 8 plates, 22.5 cm. The last attachment is Byron's intense love affair with the Contessa Guiccioli. Based on 160 letters from the poet to her, and some of her replies, together with her previously unpublished manuscript account of his life in Italy. This is the issue in dark blue cloth with an orange dj with London, John Murray and Jonathan Cape on spine. Stock# 38,075. Vg/ dj vg. Byron, George Gordon, sixth baron, 1788-1824.

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3.   Origo, Iris, 1902-1988   A Measure of Love   Publisher: N.Y., Pantheon, [1958].. 256 p. 6 plates, 22.5 cm. Five studies of nineteenth-century people: Lord Byron's daughter Allegra; the Contessa Marina Benzon; Thomas Carlyle; Giuseppe Mazzini; and Marie Leneru. ”Each of these portraits is a work of art: the author has conveyed the vigour or the pathos of each character with insight, delicacy and truth.” Stock# 38,077x. Vg/vg. English literature; Culture; Italian biography, history, .

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4.   Origo, Iris, 1902-1988   War In Val D'Orcia. A Diary   Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape, ”First Published 1947.”. 239 p. 20.5 cm. The American-Irish Marchesa, married to an Italian and living, a refugee from Rome, at their country estate below Siena, tells in simple undramatic language what it was like to conduct domestic life from January 1943 to July 1944 when the tide of battle passed though the countryside. Stock# 38,079. Vg/ no dj. Italian history; World War II.

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5.   Origo, Iris, 1902-1988.   The Last Attachment. The Story of Byron and Teresa Guiccioli.   Publisher: N.Y., Scribner's, 1949. 533 p. , 8 plates, 22.5 cm. The last attachment is Byron's intense love affair with the Contessa Guiccioli. Based on 160 letters from the poet to her, and some of her replies, together with her previously unpublished manuscript account of his life in Italy. This is the issue in greenish-blue cloth with a red dj. Stock# 38,074. Vg/ dj vg.

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6.   Moorehead, Caroline. [Origo, Iris (Cutting), 1902-1988]   Iris Origo: Marchesa of Val d'Orcia   Picture
Publisher: Boston, David R. Godine, 2002. vii, 373 p., illus., index, 24 cm. Originally published London, John Murray, 2000. Iris Origo (1902-1988) wrote a series of wonderful books on Leopardi, Byron, The Merchant of Prato, and others, including two autobiograpical works. Stock#36767x. Fine/ dj fine.


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7.   Origo, Iris, 1902-1988   The Merchant of Prato, Francesco di Marco Datini, 1335-1410.   Publisher: New York, Knopf, 1957.. xxii, 415, vii p. illus. (part col.) facsims. 24 cm. Gino Corti did the research, the Marchesa Origo put together this study of Francesco Datini 1335-1410, a vivid portrayal of Tuscan life about 1400. Stock# 40,726. Vg/ no dj. Bibliography: p. 394-400.

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8.   Origo, Iris, 1902-1988.   A Need To Testify.   Publisher: Murray [London, 1984]. xiii, 274 p., index, plates, 22.5 cm. Portraits of Lauro de Bosis, Ruth Draper, Gaetano Salvemini, Ignazio Silone, heroes of the anti-fascist movement in Italy and people the marchesa knew. This is a sensitive and committed book; an essay on biography. Stock# 24,409x. Fine/ dj fine.

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9.   Origo, Iris, 1902-1988. [Giacomo Leopardi, 1798-1837]   Leopardi: A Study in Solitude   Picture
Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton [1953]. xv, 305 p., 10 illus., ports.; 23 cm. First published in 1935 under title: Leopardi: A Biography. Erratum slip mounted on p. 236. Bibliography: p. 262-265. Stock#45423. Vg /djgood+, slight wear.


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10.   Origo, Iris, 1902-1988. [Leopardi, Giacomo, 1798-1837]   Leopardi: A Study in Solitude   Picture
Publisher: London: Hamish Hamilton [1953]. xv, 305 p., 10 illus., ports.; 23 cm. First published 1935 under title: Leopardi: A Biography. Erratum slip mounted on p. 236. Bibliography: p. 262-265. Stock#46728. VG / no dj.


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11.   Moorehead, Caroline. [Origo, Iris (Cutting), 1902-1988]   Iris Origo: Marchesa of Val d'Orcia   Picture
Publisher: Boston, David R. Godine, 2002. vii, 373 p., illus., index, 24 cm. Originally published London, John Murray, 2000. Iris Origo (1902-1988) wrote a series of wonderful books on Leopardi, Byron, The Merchant of Prato, and others, including two autobiograpical works. Stock#46864, Looks fine but ink markings at a few places / dj fine.


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