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FOSCOLO. Scritti politici.

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FOSCOLO, Ugo. Political Writings. Lugano, Tipografia della Svizzera Italiana, 1844. 4to; 230x140 mm. Modern full cloth binding with original lithographed editorial paperback pastedown by Veladini in Lugano. Occhietto, pp. XXXIX, 264. Steel-engraved portrait of Ugo Foscolo at the antiporta with subscribed: H. Robinson sculpt. (published in London by P. Rolandi, 1844; the original is with Mr. Murray). Steel plate depicting Chiswick Cemetery where the poet was buried. Widespread but faint foxing, good copy. First posthumous edition of these political writings by Foscolo, edited by Giuseppe Mazzini.The publisher dedicates the work "To Gino Capponi, Enrico Mayer and Pietro Bastogi." It contains the following writings: Apologetic Letter to the Paduan Publishers of the Divine Comedy, Letter to Count Verri President of the Regency, Letter to the Count of Ficquelmont, Proemial Discourse of the Servitude of Italy; and also some long letters to various people, the last of which to Silvio Pellico. Particularly important are the first two letters, in which Foscolo, even though he had been in England for years, shows that he had not forgotten personalities and especially facts that, following the Napoleonic fall, had deeply touched him.Catch 160: "this is the second Foscolian work edited by Giuseppe Mazzini"; Catalogue of the Foscoliana Collection, p. 51, no. 62. 4to; 230x140 mm. Modern cloth binding with the original publisher's binding by the lithograph of Veladini in Lugano glued on covers. Halftitle, pp. XXXIX, 264. Engraved steel portrait of Foscolo by Robinson. Steel plate depicting Chiswick's cemetery where there is the poet's grave. Spread foxing but slight; good copy. First posthumous edition of these political writings by Foscolo, edited by Giuseppe Mazzini.The publisher dedicates the work 'To Gino Capponi, Enrico Mayer and Pietro Bastogi'. It contains the following writings: Lettera apologetica agli editori padovani della Divina Commedia, Lettera al Conte Verri Presidente della Reggenza, Lettera al conte di Ficquelmont, Discorso proemiale della servitù dell'Italia; and also some long letters to various people, the last of which to Silvio Pellico. Particularly important are the first two letters, in which Foscolo, even though he had been in England for years, demonstrates that he had not forgotten personalities and above all facts that, following the fall of Napoleon, had deeply affected him. Catch 160; Catalogue of the Foscoliana Collection, p. 51, no. 62.