Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; 290 pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.
A lovely first edition/first printing in Fine condition with lightly soiled edges, bumped lower front corner, and previous owner's signature to front flyleaf in alike dust-jacket with trivial edgewear.
The history and culture of the great Italian city-states, through the five centuries of their emergence, magnificent flowering, and twilight is brilliantly explored ; B & W Illustrations.