The Bookseller of Florence

The Bookseller of Florence

The Story of the Manuscripts That Illuminated the Renaissance

Book - 2021 | First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
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"The bestselling author of Brunelleschi's dome and Michelangelo and the Pope's ceiling captures the excitement and spirit of the Renaissance in this chronicle of the life and work of 'the king of the world's booksellers" and the technological disruption that forever changed the ways knowledge spread."--Inside front flap of dust jacket.
Publisher: New York :, Atlantic Monthly Press, 2021.
Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9780802158529
Characteristics: 481 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Summary: "The bestselling author of Brunelleschi's dome and Michelangelo and the Pope's ceiling captures the excitement and spirit of the Renaissance in this chronicle of the life and work of 'the king of the world's booksellers" and the technological disruption that forever changed the ways knowledge spread."--Inside front flap of dust jacket.

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May 02, 2021

"The Governor-General's and Charles Taylor Prize-winner, Ross King, paints a rich portrait of Renaissance Florence at the height of its splendour through the story of manuscript dealer and 'merchant of knowledge' Vespasiano da Bisticci, who, after entering the book trade at the age of 11, produced hundreds of exquisite manuscripts for Europe's most famous and powerful personalities just as the printing press was set to disrupt book-making forever." - Emily Donaldson, The Globe & Mail, May 1, 2021.

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