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Large format. Card wraps. B/w photos, diagrams and illustrations. ISBN: 0691002797. Spine is creased and faded, with a few nicks to top and tail. Some corner creases. Browning and marks to outer page edges.
Large format. Blue boards, gilt title to spine, blind publishers vignette to front cover. Stunning colour photography thoroughout. ISBN: 9780500342398. Wrapper is edge-creased with some browning; 1-2" tear to bottom edge of front panel.
Grey boards, orange title to spine. Large format. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 9781861893574. A few knocks along cover edges. Page edge browning. Wrapper is a little edge-creased.
JACOPO SANSOVINO: ARCHITECTURE AND PATRONAGE IN RENAISSANCE VENICE
Written by Deborah Howard.
Stock no. 2138926
Published by Yale University Press. 1987. Very good condition.
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. Card wraps. Large format. B/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0300038909. Spine is browned and creased. Browning to cover edges and to page edges. 2nd printing, with corrections.
Red pictorial cloth, gilt titles to spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. 80 tissue-guarded colour plates. A & C Black Colour Book 20 Shilling series. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; darkening to spine. Crease to bottom corner on rear cover. Joints are a little cracked. Some browning and foxing. Smal, patch surface paper damage to front endpaper. Stains to plate margins and lower textblock.
Grey pictorial cloth. Gilt title to spine. 32 colour plates. A. & C. Black Colour Book. Bumping to cover edges and corners. Some grubby marks. Large fox spots throughout. All plates present.
THE MILITARY LEADERSHIP OF MATILDA OF CANOSSA 1046-1115
Written by David J. Hay.
Stock no. 1823482
Published by Manchester University Press. 1st 2008. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Gender in History series. An account of the entire 40-year military career of one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages. Challenging the boundaries between military and gender history, it explains how one famous noblewoman rose to the defence of the reforming papacy, defeated the Holy Roman Emperor and turned the tide of the first great war between Church and state. Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 9780719073588.
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.
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.
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.
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.