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MACIAN [editor]. Marcello: the autobiography of a Roman patriot from A.D. 1786 to A.D. 1838...

Dumfries. J. Anderson & Son, 1891. First edition.
8vo. viii, 69pp, [3]. With a frontispiece and two plates. Original publisher's red cloth, gilt. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Presentation copy, inked inscription to half-title: 'To Lady Lothian with the author's best wishes. Feb. 1891'.
A rare survival of the sole edition of an autobiography of an Italian patriot, dictated in 1838 to a Scotsman, known only as MacIan, who provides a preface and an appendix from 1840 to 1890, documenting the unification of Italy, of which 'Marcello' was a champion.

OCLC records copies at four locations (Berlin State Library, BL, Harvard, and NLS); COPAC adds no further.
£ 50.00 Antiquates Ref: 24020