La bella Napoli.
Stuttgart, Berlin & Leipzig, Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, . 40 x 29 cm. Red cloth with illustration of a lady with her lapdog in colors. VIII, 212 p. with 11 leaves (1 double) illustrations in collotype ('Lichtdruck'), reproductions of the highly detailed naturalistic drawings by Allers, and many pictures in the text, some in colors. All edges gilt. First edition. Very good copy with only some minor wear and discoloring on the cover. The fine upper cover illustration with gilt lettering is in nice condition with only a little spotting. Almost unfoxed, an excellently preserved copy. Descriptions of places in and around Naples written by Allers himself, but also by Walter Trede and Alexander Olinda, extensively illustrated with detailed sketches and grand views by Allers, an exceptionally talented artist who exhibited a lot of joy in his work. Apart from Naples, Camaldoli is treated, next to Ischia, Baiae, Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi, Paestum and Castellammare. Fine sights of Pompeii and many portraits of worthy men and beautiful women, and loving depictions of Italian types.
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€ 175.00 [Appr.: US$ 203.38 | £UK 153.5 | JP¥ 22287]