The History of Rinaldo Rinaldini, Captain of Banditti [Two Volumes in One]

By: Vulpius, Christian August; I. Hinkley, trans.

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Published by John B. Perry, No 198 Market Street / New York: N.C. Nafis, No. 278 Pearl Street, 1845. Brown cloth with gilt spine titles and striking images of a bandit and skull and crossbones, 8.5 by 13 cm, 198, 214 pp. with two frontis images at the start of each volume. Wear at the corners and head and tail of the spine, and the front and rear joints are cracked but intact. Foxing on the endpapers and an owner’s name, dated 1848, on the ffep, and upside down on the rear fep. “Translated from the German of Vulvius [sic]” by Hinkley, these tales of the Robber Captain captivated German readers when Vulpius first translated them from the original Italian. “All Italy speaks of him. The Appenine mountains, and the Sicilian Vales resound with the name of Rinaldini. It lives in the songs of Florence and Calabria and the ballads of the Sicilians. From the summit of the Alps to the extremity of the Apenines, Men talk of his achievements: and when the garrulous villagers of Calabria assemble in the evening before their doors, everyone is ready to relate some adventure of the Valeroso Capitano Rinaldini.”

Title: The History of Rinaldo Rinaldini, Captain of Banditti [Two Volumes in One]

Author Name: Vulpius, Christian August; I. Hinkley, trans.

Categories: Literature, Folk Tales,

Publisher: Philadelphia/New York, Perry/Nafis: 1845

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 3048