Place Published: Roma
Publisher: E.N.I.T. (Italian National Tourist Board)
Date Published: 
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
First edition. 4-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches. (6)- (128pp.) [Eight 16pp sections, one for each region - Pistoia - Lucca - Volterra - San Gimignano - Arezzo - Perugia - Gubbio - Aquila]. Each region 16 page B&W section with a map and numbers photos. Previous owners bookplate on front endpaper, Villa Collina Ridente, E.M. May. Some spotting on covers otherwise, very good+ condition.
Rare copy of an Italy art centres guidebook circa 1930 with only 3 copies found in WorldCat.
E.M. May taught at Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and during the summers traveled in Europe. In 1904, she founded the Travel School for American Girls, based in Paris and Florence, which offered an eight-month educational program and which flourished until the outbreak of World War I. After the war, Edith May founded and directed the Villa Collina Ridente, Centre for European and International Studies, in Florence, Italy, which was unique for its time and eventually offered post-graduate courses. The property was destroyed during World War II and she sold it in 1951. May info quoted from Harvard University papers collection write-up.
Very Good+. Item #8951