Rare mixed early editions of the lives of Michelangelo and Saint Francis of Assisi
Rime e Lettere di Michelagnolo Bounarroti e I Fioretti di San Francesco.
G. Barbera, Editore.$450.00
Item Number: 89000
Firenze: G. Barbera, Editore, 1902-1903.
Mixed early editions of two biographies of Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni and Saint Francis of Assisi. Text in Italian. Two volumes, 12mo, bound in full period vellum, gilt titles and tooling to the spines, red spine labels, gilt ruled, top edges gilt, ribbons bound in. Frontispiece portrait of Michelangelo with tissue guard present. Bound by Rolandi. In near fine condition. A beautiful set.
Born in 1181, Italian Catholic friar and preacher Saint Francis of Assisi remains one of the most venerated religious figures in history. According to Christian tradition, Saint Francis received the stigmata in a religious ecstasy, making him the first recorded person in Christian history to bear the wounds of Christ's Passion. Italian High Renaissance sculptor, painter and architect Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. A number of Michelangelo's works of painting, sculpture and architecture rank among the most famous in existence, including his scenes from Genesis on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome and design of the Laurentian Library in Florence.