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The bookseller of Florence Book
Book | Bond Street Books, Toronto : 2021.

  • 0 of 2 Copies Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (Show)
  • 0 of 1 Copy Available at Grimsby Public Library System
  • 19 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Grimsby 381.45002 Kin Non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out
About

"Award-winning and bestselling author Ross King is back with another rich, gripping history--a story of rivalry, new technology and the finest illuminated manuscripts known to history, all set against a Renaissance Florence backdrop. Against the endlessly rich and fascinating backdrop of Renaissance Florence, The Bookseller of Florence brings to light an extraordinary story about the city and its culture--that of Vespasiano da Bisticci, the "king of the world's booksellers," Florence's most indispensable and prolific merchant of knowledge. His bookshop in the heart of Florence was a gathering place for the city's most prominent poets and philosophers, and it was there that Vespasiano and his team of scribes created beautiful illuminated manuscripts for their clients, a cast of powerful popes and wealthy European princes. But in 1476, as Vespasiano began working on one of his most famed and gorgeous works, the Urbino Bible, the printing press came to Florence and threatened his life's work. The Bookseller of Florence tells the story of the people at the forefront of the world's greatest cultural and technological revolution. It explores the clash between old and new and the way it can produce an explosion of fresh ideas, and is the definitive tome on one of the world's most transformative moments in time."--
Details

  • ISBN: 0385692978
  • ISBN: 9780385692977
  • Physical Description: 496 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto : Bond Street Books, 2021.
  • Bibliography, etc. Note:
    Includes bibliographical references and index.

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