London: William Innys, 1728. First Edition. Crown 8vo. 4.875 x 7.5 in. [xii], 416,  pp. Tastefully rebound to style in full dark chocolate calf, with five raised bands & leather spine label titled in gilt; all edges sprinkled red. Dedication to the honorable Mrs. BERKLEY, whose patronage, writes Mr. ALTIERI, 'will, in a great Measure, recommend [his book] to the candid Acceptance of the Ladies, for whose Improvement it was chiefly intended'. Includes also a note to the Reader. Just about fine.
Ferdinando Altieri was an Italian professor living in London. Two years earlier he had published his Dizionario, approved by Lowndes (though the present work is not there mentioned). Here we have a handsomely printed little work for e.g. English noblemen about to embark on their grand tour. ESTC T89754. A pristine copy of a very scarce volume.