Foscolo, Ugo. Ultime Lettere di Jacopo Ortis. Piacenza: Constantino, 1921. 
Leather spine, title in gilt, maroon boards, 5 x 7 inches, 192 clean pp., tight. Italian text. Very good. Hardcover.
Ugo Foscolo (1778-1827), Italian poet. "Poet and patriot, now perceived as the major literary figure in Napoleonic Italy and generally rated as one of the greatest Italian authors since the Renaissance...In 1801-2 he completed Ultime lettere de Jacopo Ortis...The Ortis is a landmark in the emergence of romantic sensibility and the novel form in Italy, and reflects Foscolo's retreat from revolutionary idealism." - The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature.