Napoli [Naples]: Carlo Porpora, .
Second edition. Engraved title. [xx], 229,  pp. 4to. Mid-eighteenth century Italian polychrome enameled binding of full brown calf, covers with two gilt-rolled panells, central strap and scroll device built up from gouges, surrounded by pointellé flowers, with remnants of blue and red enamel, edges gilt, guaffered and painted with floral and hare design, front free endpaper removed, bookplate Graesse IV, p. 113. Item #254004
A history of ancient sport and games in Italy, first printed in 1641. This copy in an elaborate eighteenth-century Neopolitan enameled binding with all edges gilt, gauffered, and painted.
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