Venice: the collection, 1957. Hardcover. vii, 105p., plus appended plates (b&w, glazed inserted stock) and index. A softback cased into leather-backed boards, now coming apart and requiring repair, the repairer to have experience applying glue and (if desired) watercolor. Problems: front & rear covers were cased along with textblock, but spine panel appears to have been destroyed. Casing is functionally intact, and the textblock spine could be re-accomodated easily (with luck and expertise) or disasterously, purchaser to gamble. Lastly, the green leather backstrip was poorly prepared and both joints (and spots adjacent to spine-title) have lost their green surface and show bare calf, an eyesore a former owner left alone, but which would be amenable to a couple coats from a good watercolor kit. In sum, we are offering an "improvable" reading copy. Comune di Venezia Celebrazioni in Onore di Alvise da Mosto.