The Scholar In His Study. Ownership And Experience In Renaissance Italy.
Yale University Press.
New Haven and London
4to. 9 x 11.25 inches. xi + [i] + 214 pp. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has minor edge wear; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by colour frontispiece, 118 numbered text figures in black and white and colour, including whole page and by facsimile. A well researched and copiously illustrated account of the Italian Renaissance scholar, including the evidence of inventories. It throws light on the environment of study, learning and scholarship and the domestic architecture which supported it. Dora Thornton is curator of Renaissance Europe and the Waddesdon Bequest at the Department of Medieval and Later Antiquities at the British Museum.
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