Il Cavatappi: Ingegno E Arte = the Corkscrew: a Thing of Beauty :: Paolo de Sanctis & Maurizio Fantoni soon to be presented for sale on the astounding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Milan: Marzorati Editore, 1990, Hardback in Slip Case in dust wrapper.
Includes: English & Italian language text; Colour photographs; Colour frontispiece; Photographic end papers & blanks; Title page vignette; 2-column text;
From the cover: This is a book of wonders, better still it is a book of wonderful objects which cause wonder. The fact that a tool in daily use has had so many variants in its three hundred years history would astonish anybody, in particular an antique collector.
From the end of the seventeenth century, following the diffusion of the bottle, the corkscrew, sometimes essential, sometimes precious and rich with decorations and figurations, and very often with ingenious mechanisms, has accompanied man in his daily life, recording the evolution of taste and technology.
Uncorking a bottle of wine has…
Introduction by: Richard Dennis
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slightly knocked at the bottom corner of both boards. Slip case a little rubbed. Text complete, clean and tight.
Red boards with White titling to the Spine. 243 pages. Bibliography. 12″ x 8¾”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I sweet-talk you into considering additional gorgeous books that are part of my Antiques & Collecting catalogue?