Hardcover. Oblong Quarto. 9 leaves, 7 plates with seven framed silver gelatin prints (4 3/4 x 6 1/2"). Original brown leather with gilt coat of arms of the City of Naples, lettering and decorative ruling on cover, protected by modern mylar. Gilt edges. Decorative floral silk endpapers.
Published on the occasion of the inauguration of the Museum of Carpology on the 31st of May 1914, given to Vittorio Cottafavi, State Secretary of Agriculture. With introduction by Enrico Vitale, director of the communal gardens. Carpology refers to the discipline of botany devoted to the study of seeds and fruits. The silver gelatin prints depict two general views of the museum and annexed nursery, two views of the exterior of the museum, and three views of the interior of the museum, featuring cupboards with fruit collections, tables with seedlings, and tables with cones, corn and seeds. All photographs are mounted with printed captions, and framed with heavy anthracite mats. Text in Italian. Some light wear of binding, lightly rubbed with some spotting and discoloration. Prints with some oxidation. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. Very good condition. Item #47248