Lot 222 of 515:
Il Museo Mussolini Domenico Mustilli  

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Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
WITHDRAWN: Il Museo Mussolini

Author:
Mustilli, Domenico

Place:
Rome

Publisher:
La Libreria Dello Stato

Date:
1939

Description:

WITHDRAWN: xvi, 202, [8]. Illustrated with 123 plates of sculptures. (folio) 35x24.5 cm (13¾x9¾).  Modern full green buckram with original backstrip neatly laid down along the spine. Backstrip with titling and ruling in a golden-green resembling gilt. First Edition. 

The Mussolini Museum was created in 1925. The focus of this volume is on Graeco-Roman sculpture and reliefs from the museum's collection. This volume, from the library of Robin Symes, is an interesting association copy. The book label of Robin Symes was affixed to the lower left corner of the front pastedown, the label now deftly removed and preserved separately, laid in. With thanks to Wikipedia for the following: "Robin Symes (born 1940/1941) is a now-disgraced British antiquities dealer who was unmasked as a key player in an international criminal network that traded in looted archaeological treasures."


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Condition:
Spine ends gently bumped; wrinkled front flyleaf, small tears to rear flyleaf with light hand-soiling; near fine.


 
Item number:
295899c
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