Place Published: Leipzig
Publisher: Bernhard Tauchnitz
Date Published: 1883
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Copyright edition. 4-1/4 x 6-1/8 inches. (8),-312pp.
Sketches of Italy combines selections from two of Symonds' previous works, Sketches in Italy and Greece (1879) and Sketches and Studies in Italy (1879). This edition of Sketches in Italy was published as volume 2126 in Tauchnitz's Collection of British Authors series. Dark brown older leather spine and corner tips with 5 bands and gilt type on spine. Marbled outside cover papers with previous owners bookplate on front endpaper, including Villa Collina Ridente, E.M. May. Covers starting. Clean internally, overall, very good+ condition.
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 #8955