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THE LIFE OF BENVENUTO CELLINI (2 VOL. SET - COMPLETE) Newly Translated into English [by Symonds] by John Addington Symonds - Hardcover - Limited ed - 1888 - from Andre Strong Bookseller and Biblio.com

THE LIFE OF BENVENUTO CELLINI (2 VOL. SET - COMPLETE) Newly Translated into English [by Symonds]

by John Addington Symonds

Condition: Good +


London: John C. Nimmo, 1888. Limited ed. Hardcover. Good +. 2 volumes. Vol 1 –lxxxviii, plus 321 pages. Vol 2 – vi, plus 455 pages, plus 23 advert pages. 7 x 9 in. Limited edition, 500 in England, 250 in US. Printed in Edinburgh. Quarter calf spine with red cloth, gilt top text block. Gilt lettering and designs on spine and covers. Tissue-protected frontispiece in vol. 1. Numerous illustrations. Condition is GOOD+. Wear to both spines, vol. 1 has a tear, worn at ends. Cloth covers have some wear, slight spots. Owner’s large bookplate on front paste-downs.
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