The Betrothed - Alessandro ManzoniLondon/New York: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd/E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc., 1951, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ - in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper edge worn with several small tears, a little loss to the spine ends, top edges and corners. Blanks tanned. Previous owners' name to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
From the cover: “This new, complete translation of the most famous of Italian novels, I Promessi Sposi, is presented under the title of The Betrothed as the most appropriate English form. The novel lives as a straightforward historical tale which is both human and romantic, but it has great depth and breadth; the moral, religious, and political themes which are woven into it are as applicable to the controversial problems of the twentieth century as to those of the time of the Napoleonic wars, when it was written, or of the Thirty Years War, in which it was set.”
Size: 7¾" x 5". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 591 pages.