Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini 1906 Renaissance Artist 2 vol leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Autobiography, Benvenuto Cellini, Artwork, Goldsmithing, Sculpture, Leather Books).
The Life of Benvenuto Cellini, Written by Himself.
Published 1906, New York by Bretano's.
2 volumes, 359 , 386  pages. Text in English. Profusion of 40 full page plates/ illustrations protected by original tissue guards.
Stamped bindings by MacDonald.
Period 1/2 leather bindings, raised bands, gilt ruled compartments, gilt title lettering, marbled end papers.
Set remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf, joints slightly scuffed with some surface cracking, the leather at the corners is scuffed and worn. Overall it still displays a pleasing and unique age patina and in nice antiquarian condition, covers firmly attached, bindings clean, tight and sound, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9 1/4" H x 6 1/4" W.