CHRISTALNIGG, Therese, Countess of (owner). ~ Kurtze Einleitung zur Italianischen Sprach. Presumably Klagenfurt, 1757.
Manuscript, small 4to (121 × 150 mm), pp. , plus initial and final blanks; ms ink on good-quality laid paper. Contemporary full calf, all edges gilt, a few marks/stains, nineteenth-century paper shelflabels; inscription ‘Therese Comtessa de Christalnig, 1757. 15 Mars de Carinthia’ to front pastedown. Stain from where a bookplate has been lifted to reveal part of the inscription, and the bookplates of Oskar Göschen, 1865.
An attractive beginner’s guide to learning Italian, carefully written out in a neat hand. We have been unable to trace a printed source. The Palais Christalnig in Klagenfurt, Carinthia (about 40 miles from the Italian border), still stands.