Title Memoirs of Benvenuto Cellini, a Florentine Artist; Written By Himself. Containing a Variety of Information Respecting the Arts and the History of the Sixteenth Century. With the Notes and Observations of G.P. Carpani
Book Condition Very Good Plus
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Thus.
Publisher New York Wiley & Putnam 1845
Seller ID 003078
New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1845. "Cellini was one of the most extraordinary men in an extraordinary age; his life, written by himself, is more amusing than any novel I know." (Quotation from Horace Walpole on the Title Page.) This is a nice mid-Victorian edition, with two volumes bound together in a fine binding. The translation is by Thomas Roscoe. Marbled paper-covered boards, with dark gray leather spine and tips. There are four raised bands and three rulings on the spine, in gilt with the title. Clean text, still quite bright; 256 pages. Minor spotting, mostly confined to the endpapers, and some rubbing to the margins. It remains a very attractive small volume of this classic of Western civilization. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First Thus.. Half-Leather. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition.