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ROSCOE, William. The life of lorenzo de' medici, called the magnificent.

London. Printed for T. Cadell, 1825. Sixth edition, corrected.
8vo. In two volumes. [3], vi-xxvi, 469, [1]; [2], 499pp, [1]. Without half-titles. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary Trinity College Dublin prize binding, navy calf richly tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. A trifle rubbed and sunned. Prize-plates to both FEPs, foxed.
A handsomely bound copy of William Roscoe's (1753-1831) celebrated life of Italian statesman and arts patron Lorenzo de' Medici. Upon publication the work found immediate success, establishing its author as a scholar of international renown, and winning Roscoe the praise of his contemporaries including man of letters Horace Walpole who commented; 'Mr. Roscoe is by far the best of our historians, both for beauty, style and deep reflexions'. Seven editions would appear in Roscoe's lifetime, with a further six following his death.
£ 300.00 Antiquates Ref: 17440