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The Life of Lorenzo de' Medici, Called The Magnificent By William Roscoe The Third Edition, Corrected Vol I [II]
London: Printed For A. Strahan, T. Cabell... 1797. Hard Cover. Two quarto volumes: 2 p. l., xxvi p., 1 leaf, 320, 136 pages, portrait frontispiece (signatures: a-d4, A-3L4); 2 p. l., 312, 48, 111, [112], 11 p. (2 leaves, B-3P4, 3Q2). Engraved illustrations throughout. The Appendix to Volume I (136 p.) contains 42 documents; the Appendix to Volume II (111 p.) contains 85 documents. "Poesie del Magnifico Lorenzo de Medici; tratte da testi a penna della Libreria Mediceo-Laurenziana", 48 p. in Vol. II. "Description of plates", Vol. II, p. [112]. First published London, 1795. "One of the few historians of the early nineteenth century to attempt a Kulturgeschichte of the Renaissance period was that strangely erudite Liverpool attorney, William Roscoe. His work deserves mention in any history of Renaissance historiography, not only for the immense stimulus it gave to Italian studies, but also for the direction it gave to many later interpretations. Roscoe conceived the whole cultural revival of the Renaissance in Italy as centering about the Medici family, as indeed largely the product of that family's intelligent direction and liberal patronage" (Ferguson, The Renaissance in Historical Thought, p. 164). Bound in original panelled leather, rebacked by Dragonfly. Stock#OB322.
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