Gioja, Melchiorre. Il primo e il nuovo galateo. Vol. I.-II. Nuova Edizione Corretta. Lugano: Svizzera, 1847. 
2 vols., black leather spines titled & ruled in gilt, purple blindstamped cloth, 5 3/4 x 8 1/2, minor rubbing/scuffs, 388 & 337 clean pp., tight. 1/2" lightened area (sunned) along the top and right edge of the front board of vol. ii. Good. Hardcover.
A study of the old and the new etiquette, or musings on the change of society by Melchiorre (1767-1829), an Italian economist and political writer.
Melchiorre Gioia (1767-1829), "economist and political writer from Piacenza. He was a follower of Locke and Condillac, and a supporter of the French Revolution until disillusioned by the Treaty of Campoformio. In Quale dei governi liberi meglio convenga alla felicita dell'aItalia? (1796) he argued that for religious and cultural reasons Italy should become a single republic. he founded, or co-founded, various short-lived papers criticizing Napoleonic rule." - The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature.