664 pages. Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. BIOGRAPHY. A biographical novel documented by several years of living and researching in the source materials of Florence, Rome, Carrara and Bologna. It is based on the entire body of Michelangelo's 495 letters as well as his records and art contracts. (Key Words: Fiction, Irving Stone, Michelangelo, Biography, Novels, Sculptors, Italian Artists).
Fair. 664 pages. Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. BIOGRAPHY. A biographical novel documented by several years of living and researching in the source materials of Florence, Rome, Carrara and Bologna. It is based on the entire body of Michelangelo's 495 letters as well as his records and art contracts. (Key Words: Fiction, Irving Stone, Michelangelo, Biography, Novels, Sculptors, Italian Artists ).
Very Good with no dust jacket. Full beige cloth, gilt lettering on two black panels on spine, gilt decoration on spine, black lettering on front cover, fore-edge deckle. Volume shows light shelf-wear, boards lightly soiled, former owner's name written on ffep, smal tear in fep, else near fine. VERY GOOD. Large 8vo 9"-10" tall. (i), 664 pp.
Very good. No dust jacket. Signed by author. Pages are clean and unmarked throughout, binding is good. Cover is slightly soiled and shows moderate wear. Signed by "Irving Stone" and by the owner. 664 p. 25 cm. Includes bibliography.
Fair in fair dust jacket. 1961. 664 pages. Orange dust jacket with black lettering over cream cloth. Clean pages with firm binding. Moderate tanning to endpapers and page edges. Front endpaper missing. Pages are rough cut. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Mild scuffing and soiling to boards. Clipped dust jacket. Mild wear and tear to edges and corners. Mild soiling to DJ. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1462892900AL (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
Having been to Florence and seen many of Michelangelo's masterpieces, I loved Irving Stone's writing style that brought Michelangelo's personality and thought process into his works, especially that of David. It was an entertaining semi-history lesson on what was happening around the late 1400's and early 1500's that spurred and squashed some of the world's greatest artists.
However, the book binding was not in good condition and fell apart throughout my reading process which was annoying and disappointing as I can not pass the book along to anyone else.
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