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The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti: Based on Studies in the Archives of the Buonarroti family at Florence
Strand: John C. Nimmo. Very Good Plus. 1893. Second Edition. Full Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Finely bound in full green leather with five raised bands to spines and elaborate gilt decoration and titling; gilt borders and decorative devices to boards; gilt dentelles. All edges bright gilt. Marbled endpapers. An attractive and presentable set with a little patchy fading to boards; slight rubbing to edges, joints, bands and corners; a little nibbling to spine head of Vol. II . Contents clean and tightly bound. Vol. I has a piece of paper with a 1924 gift inscription pasted onto verso of fep, possibly covering up an earlier inscription; there is also a small bookseller's label for G.G.Walmsley of Liverpool but no other inscriptions or markings to either volume. Vol I: xxxii, 469 pp; 34 ills. inc. tissue-guarded portrait frontis., and fold-out 'Outline Chart of the Sistine Chapel'. Vol II: viii,449 pp; 17 ills. inc. tissue-guarded frontis., and four fold-out family trees. A delightful set of the second edition of Symonds's standard biography of Michelangelo. .
      [Bookseller: Bath and West Books, PBFA]
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