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Life of Benvenuto Cellini, 1771  

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The Life of Benvenuto Cellini: A Florentine Artist... Written by Himself in the Tuscan Language

Cellini, Benvenuto


T. Davies



2 volumes. x, 512; [ii], 403, [45] pp. Translated from the original Italian by Thomas Nugent. Engraved portrait frontispiece in Volume I. (8vo) 21.5x12.5 cm (8½x5"), period speckled calf, spines ruled and stamped in gilt. morocco lettering pieces. First Edition in English.

Cellini's autobiographical memoirs give a detailed account of his singular career, as well as his loves, hatreds, passions, and delights, written in an energetic, direct, and racy style. It has been considered a classic, and is commonly regarded as the most important autobiography from the Renaissance. Armorial bookplates of John Wild.

Lot Amendments

Bindings worn, joints cracked, boards nearly detached, corners bumped; front free endpaper nearly detached in Vol. I., a bit of toning with mild ripple to leaves, a few spots; about very good.

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