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The Life of Lorenzo De Medici

Called The Magnificent

By William Roscoe

1796 - London - A Strahan, T Cadell et al.

11" by 9"; xxvi, 320pp, 136pp; 312pp, 48pp, 111pp, [1], 11pp


 

DETAILS

Two volumes of this biographical and historical work.

The second edition, published the same year as the first.

Volume I was bound without M1-4 and is therefore lacking pages 89-96 inclusive. This volume is also lacking the engraved frontispiece.

With headpieces to all chapters and vignettes to title pages. Tailpieces to the end of every volume. 

With the bookplate of Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton to the front pastedowns. Montgomerie was a Scottish peer, politician and composer. 

This work is a result of William Roscoe's Italian studies. His research formed this biographical work which earned him a reputation among contemporary historians. It was an incredibly popular work.

Lorenzo de'Medici was an Italian statesman and de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic. He is regarded as one of the most powerful and influential patrons of the Renaissance.

CONDITION

In full tree calf bindings. Externally, rubbed to the extremities and to the spines. Heavy rubbing to the spines and extremities. Small losses to the head and tail of spines. Front board is detached but present to volume I with the front endpaper disbound but present. Rear hinge to volume II is slightly strained but firm. Both joints and hinges to volume II are tender with cords showing. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown of both volumes, Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton. Tear to the bottom right of first leaf to preface resulting in a small loss. Library plate to the rear pastedown of both volumes. Library stamp to front pastedown of both volumes, College of Librarianship Wales. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with the odd spot throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to binding.


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