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Cellini, Benvenuto & John Addington Symonds.
The Life of Benvenuto Cellini, written by himself...

New York Brentano's: 1929. 11th prtg.

First published in 1906, this popular edition of the classic was translated by John Addington Symonds and also includes a biographical sketch of Cellini by Symonds and an original introduction by Royal Cortissoz. The work itself, in almost any edition, is a classic, much more than the simple memoir of a 16th century Florentine goldsmith. Cellini was observant, shrewd, witty, bawdy, and vain, and his work continues to shine and entertain centuries after he put pen to paper.

2 volumes. Hardcover. 6"x9.5", xx + 360 pages, vii + 387 pages 40 b/w plates original red cloth with elaborate gilt scrollwork decorations on the spines and covers a little wear, but a fine, bright, handsome set.

Inventory #: 6390
Price: $ 85.00      

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