The Medici (Modern Library #179.1)

By: YOUNG, G. F.

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The powerful House of Medici rose to prominence in Florence and Tuscany in the 14th century. Their power stemmed from their banking and political connections as they produced four Catholic Popes, financed the invention of the piano and opera, and paid for the building of Saint Peter's Basilica. They were patrons of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galileo before their empire collapsed in the 18th century. This Modern Library edition details the history of the family as a whole. With a preface by the author. Jacket features an eye-catching illustration by E. McKnight Kauffer to front cover. --- In Toledano spine 8 / green cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h, verso advertises 362 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1952 (1930 date appears in book). ML #179.1. --- A sound, tightly-bound but with slight tanning to leaves. Price-clipped dust jacket with a couple of lengthy tears and other chips, tears & rubbing, otherwise bright, intact and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; 12mo - 7 to 7-1/2 in. tall; xxi, 824 pages

Title: The Medici (Modern Library #179.1)

Author Name: YOUNG, G. F.

Categories: >>Modern Library Editions, >>Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, >>European History,

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1952]

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket

Stock No.: 83872