Sunset And Twilight From The Diaries Of 1947-1958.
Hamish Hamilton. Printed in the USA.
Edited and with an epilogue by nicky mariano. introduction by iris origo.
Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. xxv +  + 547 pp. Bound in original red cloth, gilt, with facsimile signature; spine with contrasting black title label, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has missing sections at head and tail of spine. A little wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 20 pages of photographic plates. Decorated by publisher's device on title page. Selections from the diaries of Bernard Berenson (1865-1959), born in what is now Lithuania but immigrated to the US, and graduated from Harvard. In 1900 he acquired I Tatti, his villa near Florence. Art historian and connoisseur, specialising in Renaissance art, Berenson 'discerned neglected masterpieces, created reputations, and exerted a dominant influence in the formation of American art collections; a dazzlingly brilliant host and conversationalist.'
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