The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, Folio Society book translated by George Bull, hardback with slip cover
The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini is an interesting account of 16th century Italy and the manners and morals of its people. Cellini was a 16th century Renaissance writer and leading figure in the art style of Mannerism. He was also a sculptor, draftsman and silversmith among other things.
This is a Folio Society hardback book in a slip cover comprising 351 pages of text including an introduction by the translator, George Bull. There is also a photographic gallery of his work at the back. The book covers are in deep red faux leather with a gilt-tooled pattern. The slip cover is in a grey-coloured marble-effect strong card. This is the second impression of the Folio edition dating to 1967.
This would be a fascinating insight into the Renaissance period and the social history of that period, whether for the art or the history student. Whatever, the look and feel of a nicely bound illustrated book like this makes a read a little bit more special.
Condition is good, with no serious marks or scuffs to the book. At the time of writing I have more than one on sale, and one has a pencil price marking (£13) and an inked name (GLMorris) to the fly leaf. The slip cover is also in good condition with just slight fading with age.
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