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. No dust jacket. 664 p. 25 cm. 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, else excellent. VERY GOOD. 664 pp. Includes bibliography.
Good with no dust jacket. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible.; Stone, Irving The Agony and the Ecstasy Signet. First paperback printing, 1963. Good condition; 0.
Near Fine in Good to Very Good jacket. 1st Printing. Stated first edition. 664 page hardcover in an attractive/durable full-cloth binding. " Very nice copy and I have a theory about how the book got like it is: I'm thinking that back in the day a previous owner put one of those old protectors on the dj and it led to some problems: the book's spine is square, the front board has one VERY thin/VERY faint line of glue close to the lower edge/the back has the same thing at its lower edge and its upper edge (though the latter is almost invisible), the front fixed endpaper has one small line of glue stain at lower edge, front free endpaper has a bookplate with one small line of glue stain next to it, the rear fixed endpaper has the same thing as the front, the rear free endpaper has a slightly longer/wider horizontal strip of glue staining near its center and a VERY narrow strip at its lower edge. Please note that this is NOT an ex-library so the glue doesn't come from that. Anyway, my theory is that the old-style protector apparently LEAKED glue onto the book. I've seen it before. Otherwise the book is in excellent condition with NO markings throughout. The protector was also apparently put on the dj too tightly, which led to the dj being somewhat wrinkled (at least it didn't leak any glue on it). Also, the dj's spine is lightly faded with some bumping and tearing at head, and the upper edge of the front has light to medium chipping. I'm hoping that the dj will flatten-out over time or that a new dj protector will flatten it. In the meantime it looks pretty good. NOT an ex-library, NOT a book club, NOT a remainder, dj NOT price-clipped ("$5.95"). Near Fine in Good to Very Good dj.
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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