Italian Cities Rome Florence Venice Christopher Hibbert Folio Society 1997

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Italian Cities by Christopher Hibbert

Rome, Florence, and Venice Originally published as three independent volumes between 1985 and 1993. Complete in three volumes.

Rome : this beautifully written, informative study is a portrait, a history and a superb guide book, capturing fully the seductive beauty and the many layered past of the Eternal City. It covers 3,000 years of history from the city’s quasi-mythical origins, through the Etruscan kings, the opulent glory of classical Rome, the decadence and decay of the Middle Ages and the beauty and corruption of the Renaissance, to its time at the heart of Mussolini’s fascist Italy. Exploring the city’s streets and buildings, peopled with popes, gladiators, emperors, noblemen and peasants, this volume details the turbulent and dramatic history of Rome in all its depravity and grandeur.

Venice: this novel guidebook to the famous Italian city combines a personal narrative with historical and social information, and includes a comprehensive gazeteer of every building mentioned in the text and every monument and work of art of importance in Venice.

Florence:- this book is as captivating as the city itself. Hibbert’s gift is weaving political, social and art history into an elegantly readable and marvellously lively whole. The author’s book on Florence will also be at once a history and a guide book and is enhanced by splendid photographs and illustrations and line drawings which describe all the buildings and treasures of the city.

Features;

  • Folio Society First Impression No. 899
  • Publisher Folio Society, London; 1997
  • Artificial Silk Hardback
  • Superbly Illustrated Throughout
  • Size 260 x 200mm, 5kg

Condition: Fine – Superb Unmarked Copy

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Weight 5 kg

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