Two Large Volumes OLIVE OIL & OLIVE TREES of TUSCANY w/ 15 LOVELY PLATES Carapelli Family
TWO LARGE, LAVISHLY PRODUCED VOLUMES in SLIPCASE. Published by Edizioni Riccardo Carapelli, Firenze / Florence, Italy, 1973. LIMITED EDITION of only 2000 copies, this being copy No. 1240.
Elephant Folios / Large Format, 13.5x19.5 inches. Yellow and olive colored cloth covered boards with embossed design on the front covers, in brown cloth covered slipcase.
VOLUME I: CARAPELLI Ottanta Anni di un'Azienda e di una Grande Famiglia (CARAPELLI Eighty Years of a Company and of a Great Family). 38 pages. Text in Italian, but with an English translation of the text at the rear. ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT with historic documents and photographs related to the Carapelli family and its agricultural business, primarily olive oil, over an eighty year period ending in 1973.
VOLUME II: Il Mito Dell'olivo e Delle Messi Nella Pittura Toscana (The Myth of the Olive and Crops in Tuscan Painting). Fold open covers / case containing a white paper folder that holds 19 LARGE LOOSE LEAVES consisting of 4 Introductory Leaves with Text in Italian, and 15 LEAVES each with a TIPPED ON COLOR PLATE reproducing ART from the Carapelli family collection. The ART PLATES depict TUSCANY, its OLIVE TREES, and other Tuscan AGRICULTURAL SCENES. The plates are lovely and suitable for framing.
NEAR FINE CONDITION: There is a slight bit of soiling to the bottom of the covers' spines and to the rear cover of Volume II, and a hint of shelf rubbing to the slipcase; overall the TWO VOLUMES, SLIPCASE and ALL THE PLATES are in beautiful condition. Solid, Bright, Clean, Clear and Unmarked. Lovely.
Scarce, Illustrated Books on the Carapelli Family of Tuscany and the luscious olives and olive oil that comes from the Italian Tuscan region.
About CARAPELLI (from Wikipedia):
******Carapelli (Carapelli Firenze SpA) is an Italian food company based in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, which is a small town in the Metropolitan City of Florence, most famous for its extra virgin olive oil. The company was started as a home business in 1893 by Cesira and Costantino Carapelli. Other members of the Carapelli family joined the business and the company rapidly grew in size and popularity. Today, Carapelli Firenze is the leading Italian extra virgin olive oil producer (with brands such as Carapelli, Sasso, Maya)******
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