Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact, may not include dust jacket. Pages may include considerable notes in pen or have highlighting. Possible ex library copy. May not contain accessories.
Good. HB, International Collectors Library, American Headquarters, Garden City, NY, c1961, 689 pages with index, glossary, bibliography, and acknowledgments with introduction page laid in. Maroon paper on boards with gilt like decoration, (A Rafael Palacios Binding), with ribbon place marker is showing wear to head and foot of backstrip, bumped corners, a spot to pg. 141, contents are otherwise, clean and very tight. Good.
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.
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 with dustjacket. reading copy. Dustjacket has tears in the front. 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).
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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