Very good in Very good jacket. First published in 1947 by the Warburg Institute. xiv, 376 p. 25 cm. Frontispiece and 28 b&w plates. Blue cloth hardcover in yellow dustjacket. Some fading to dustjacket. Ink signature on front free endpaper, a little soiling to text block edge. Topics include: the external history of the 16th-century French academies; the measured poetry and music; natural philosophy; moral philosophy; poetry and painting; the religious institutions at Vincennes; the funeral of Ronsard; the religious policy; the academies and court entertainments; the Ballet Comique de la Reine; etc. Appendices and index.
Very good. First Edition. Very lightly soiled. Binding is tight, text clean. Very lightly read. Inked inscription on front free page: 'To Francis with kind regards from his old friends of the Warburg'. Light foxing to front page edges. A study of the artistic and literary activities. Yates represented scholarship in the Warburg tradition. She studied all aspects of a cultural event, preferring to envision it as cultural phenomenon rather than simply isolated objects. No DJ. 376pp.
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