Amazing handwritten manuscript letter from famed Italian Historian, author and politician, Pasquale Villari. The letter spans 3 pp. And is folded in an envelope that is tipped into a book entitled Storia Di Firenze which loosely translates to Story of Florence. This book was penned by Villari and is an 1898 First edition from Villari printed in Italian in Florence. An amazing letter and book from this important figure from history. The letter is in Italian and has writing on outside of envelope from a previous owner which reads This envelope contains an autroraph letter from the famous author. Also, the title page boasts a purple ink stamp that shows this book was owned by a college professor in Florence originally. Letter in Very Good condition with only gentle signs of wear. Book in Good condition. Hardcover marbled boards and vellum spine show gentle wear. Some hinge separation to top 1 of front board where it meets the vellum spine. Paste downs free of hinge cracking. Binding is strong and tight and all pages are secured firmly. The text block is in Good condition. Writing and markings on title page. All in all quite sound. Letter spans 3 pp. Book measures 9 x 6 1/4 x 1 1/4 thick. A rare work to come by from Villari and even harder to find with a tipped in handwritten letter from him! A wonderful piece of history that is sure to please! (3 October 1827 11 December 1917) was an. Villari was born in Naples. And took part in the risings of 1848 there against the Bourbons. And subsequently fled to Florence. There he devoted himself to teaching and historical research in the public libraries with the object of collecting new materials on Girolamo Savonarola. He published the fruits of his researches in the. And in 1859 he published the first volume of his. Storia di Girolamo Savonarola e de’ suoi tempi. In consequence of which he was appointed professor of history at Pisa. A second volume appeared in 1861, and the work, which soon came to be recognized as an Italian classic, was translated into various foreign languages. It was followed by a work of even greater critical value. E i suoi tempi. In the meanwhile Villari had left Pisa and was transferred to the chair of philosophy of history at the Institute of Studii Superiori in Florence, and he was also appointed a member of the council of education (1862). He served as a juror at the international exhibition. Of that year in London. And contributed an important monograph on education in England. In 1869 he was appointed under-secretary of state for education, and shortly afterwards was elected member of parliament, a position which he held for several years. In 1884 he was appointed senator, and became vice-president of the senate in 1887. S first cabinet, and introduced valuable reforms into the curriculum of the schools. Le Invasioni Barbariche in Italia. A popular account in one volume of the events following the dissolution of the Roman empire. Among his other literary works may be mentioned. Arte, Storia, e Filosofia. (Bologna, 1894); another volume of. (Bologna, 1896); and a volume of. Discussioni critiche e discorsi. (Bologna, 1905), containing his speeches as president of the Dante Alighieri Society. His most important political and social essays are collected in his. Lettere Meridionali ed altri scritti sulla questione sociale in Italia. Scritti sulla questione sociale in Italia. Originally published in the newspaper. In 1875 produced a deep impression, as they were the first exposure of the real conditions of southern Italy. Many of his works were translated into English by his wife, Linda White Mazini Villari. His stepdaughter, Costanza, married the artist William Stokes Hulton. They had two daughters, Gioconda Mary Hulton and Edith Teresa Hulton. Edith Teresa Hulton became the 8th Lady Berwick of Attingham Park in Shropshire upon her marriage to Thomas Henry Noel-Hill, 8th Lord Berwick, in 1919. Please enjoy the photos for further item details and if you have any questions feel free to ask. This item ships a Worldwide. Thank you and be sure to check out our other listings! The item “Pasquale Villari Italian Historian Senator Handwritten Signed Autograph Letter +” is in sale since Monday, January 13, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “massachusettsantiques” and is located in Northfield, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: Pasquale Villari
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