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A portrait of an eccentric city. Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine and vignette to front. B/w photos. Slight wear to top of spine. Text block is browned and has minor foxing. Contents generally clean. Price-cut blue dustwrapper is browned to spine, rubbed at corners and scuffed to rear panel.
MERCENARIES AND THEIR MASTERS: WARFARE IN RENAISSANCE ITALY
Written by Michael Mallett.
Stock no. 1822242
Published by The Bodley Head. 1st 1974. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Concentrating mainly on fifteenth century, a period when standing armies emerged in Italy and when the 'modern' trends were just as discernible here as elsewhere in Europe. Also looking back to the middle ages and the fourteenth century and then forward to the Italian Wars (1494-1530) when foreign armies disputed the European balance of power on Italian soil. Burgundy cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0370105028. Large bookplate to front pastedown. Top edge of text block lightly faded. Contents clean. Blue dustwrapper is browned to spine and top edge, slightly grubby.
JACOPO SANSOVINO: ARCHITECTURE AND PATRONAGE IN RENAISSANCE VENICE
Written by Deborah Howard.
Stock no. 1822227
Published by Yale University Press. 1st 1975. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Jacopo Sansovino was one of the major artists forced to flee the sack of Rome in 1527. This book represents an attempt to fill in the historical background to his remarkably varied range of architectural commissions and to allow a more perceptive assessment of his achievement. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0300018916. Light rubbing to top & tail of spine, light scuffing to rear board. Large bookplate to front pastedown. Text block browned with foxing to top edge. Front endpaper a little creased and grubby. Otherwise contents clean. Green dustwrapper is heavily faded to spine with small closed tear to top front edge.
15th century Italy had artists who were concerned above all else to make their paintings real. The author's aim here is to explain and illustrate the common interest of Italian painters between 1460 and 1500 in the clothes they painted and, here and there, to comment on their choice of particular garments for the clothing of particular characters. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w diagrams and illustrations. ISBN: 0719524237. Boards clean and bright. Large bookplate to front pastedown. Includes SIGNED letter. Green top edge faded to gutter edge. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine and rubbed at top & tail of spine.
A comprehensive account of painting in Venice from Bellini to Titian to Tintoretto. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0300062478. Possibly SIGNED by author with gift inscription (signed as Peter). Edges of boards rubbed. Large bookplate to front pastedown. ~Tiny tear across lower edge of gutter of front endpapers. Contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine.
Edited by E.F. Jacob. A cross-section of Italian civilization in the later fifteenth century. Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. Second impression. Large bookplate to front pastedown. Top edge of text block browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine , lightly browned at top rear edge, couple of minor stains to spine and top & tail of spine lightly chipped.
Burgundy cloth with gilt titles and decorations. Colour illustrations. Minimal bumping to spine else book is fine. Slipcase has a few brown spots to opening edges, a small patch of surface paper damage to one panel and splits at top and tail of spine.
THE GOLDEN CENTURY OF VENETIAN PAINTING
Written by Terisio Pignatti.
Stock no. 1822051
Published by Los Angeles County Museum Of Art. 1st 1979. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
The evolution of the Venetian Renaissance in painting traced from Bellini's subtle tonal gradations and Giorgione's chromatic poetry, through Titian's sensuous opulence and intense realism, to Tintoretto's dynamic light and visionary fantasy, and to the final glory of Veronese's joyous iridescence. An exhibition catalogue. Black cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0807609358. Slight discolouration to base of spine. Large bookplate to front pastedown. Pictorial dustwrapper is rubbed at top of spine and scuffed to rear panel.
Very large format. Red cloth boards, gilt crest to boards. Colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 9780789211453. Minor mark to front board. Contents fine. Front hinge pulled but binding tight. Light scuffing to title page. Contained in publisher's pictorial slipcase with very light scuffing.
Facsimile reprint. Originally published in the Archaeological Journal Volume XCV for 1938, and volume C for 1945. White cardwraps. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 1905074107.
LIONARDO SALVIATI: A CRITICAL BIOGRAPHY
Written by Peter M. Brown.
Stock no. 1818857
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1974. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Lionardo Salviati was a major figure in the culture of the late sixteenth century in Florence, and his career is a good indicator of the intellectual and political climate of the age of the Medici Grand Dukes. Dark grey cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w frontis. ISBN: 0198155239. Price-cut dustwrapper is faded to spine, lightly scuffed, and has a small closed tear to top front panel edge.
THE CULT OF THE DUCE: MUSSOLINI AND THE ITALIANS
Written by Stephen Gundle; Christopher Duggan; Giuliana Pieri.
Stock no. 1818767
Published by Manchester University Press. 1st 2013. Slightly better than very good condition.
Exploring systematically the personality cult of the Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. The factors which informed the cult and its many manifestations in the visual arts, architecture, political spectacle and the media. Matt pictorial boards. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 9780719088964. Boards lightly scuffed. Contents fine.