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LOCUS AMOENUS: GARDENS AND HORTICULTURE IN THE RENAISSANCE
Written by Alexander Samson.
Stock no. 2135644
Published by Wiley-Blackwell. 2012. Slightly better than very good condition.
Card wraps. Colour and b/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 9781444361513.
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.
GIULIO ROMANO: MASTER DESIGNER
Written by Janet Cox-Rearick. Illustrated by Giulio Romano.
Stock no. 1822073
Published by The Bertha And Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery; Hunter College Of The City University Of New York. 1st 1999. Slightly better than very good condition.
Published in connection with the exhibition: Guilio Romano, Master Designer: An Exhibition of Drawings in Celebration of the Five Hundredth Anniversary of His Birth, 16 September - 27 November 1999. Large format. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 188599821X. Large 'Cloverdale' bookplate to inside front cover (hidden by flap). Covers lightly scuffed. Contents fine.
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.
MEDUSA'S GAZE: CASUISTRY AND CONSCIENCE IN THE RENAISSANCE
Written by Lowell Gallagher.
Stock no. 1819661
Published by Stanford University Press. 1st 1991. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Examining the central role of casuistry in Elizabethan religions, political, and literary culture. Black cloth boards, red title to spine. Colour frontis. ISBN: 0804718598. Some mottling to boards. Text block slightly grubby, contents clean. Black pictorial dustwrapper is scuffed to rear panel and some foxing to verso.
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 ART OF LORD LEIGHTON
Written by Christopher Newall. Illustrated by Lord Leighton.
Stock no. 2128101
Published by Phaidon Press Limited. 1st 1990. Almost very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Frederic Leighton is probably the greatest British painter of the brilliant artistic renaissance which occurred in Victorian England. With 103 illustrations, 42 in colour. ISBN: 0714825689. Couple of small indentation marks to front cover. One gathering to rear of book has come nearly completely unstitched. Wrapper has a couple of score marks; couple of small tears/nicks to corners.
Revised and enlarged edition. With 858 illustrations, including 87 colour plates. Large format. ISBN: 0500233039. Browning to cover edges. Foxing to outer page edges. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Wrapper is creased with a bit of fading to spine, one closed tear to corner.