Fortunato, Giustino. Il Mezzogiorno e lo Stato Italiano. Discorsi Politici (1880-1910). Vols. I. e II. Bari: Gius. Laterza & Figli, 1911. First Edition.
Two volumes, burgundy leather spines with maroon cloth boards, vol. ii. has an old dark stain to the bottom corner of the front, 470 + 517 clean pp., tight. Good. Hardcover.  Text in Italian.
Giustino Fortunato (1848-1932), Italian historian and politician. His family had a standing in politics, his uncle of the same name was prime minister of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies from 1849 to 1952.
"Fortunato studied at the Jesuit College and then studied law at the university in Naples. After the degree, he founded the journals Unità Nazionale and Patria. In May 1880, he was elected to the Italian Chamber of Deputies. Fortunato, along with other politician like Pasquale Villari, Francesco Saverio Nitti, Gaetano Salvemini formed a group of socio-political thinkers called “meridionalisti” (“southernists”), in order to solve the economic problems of southern Italy after the Italian unification. Fortunato and others made the strong claim that the economic policies of the central government of the new state discriminated against the interests of the south while favoring those of north." - wikipedia.