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THE VATICAN AND HOLY YEAR., Fenichell, Stephen S. and Andrews, Phillip.
1 Fenichell, Stephen S. and Andrews, Phillip. THE VATICAN AND HOLY YEAR.
Halcyon House, Garden City, New York, 1950, first edition. 
115 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "....the history and glories of the Vatican and the highlights of the pilgrim's visit to Rome are dramatically presented. Since the proc lamation of the first Jubilee in 1300, Holy Years have called thousands of faithful to the Eternal City; the pilgrims of 1950 follow an ancient religious tradition. Vatican City, the smallest independent state in the world, is fully descr i b e d - i t s wealth of art treasures, its colorful guards' corps, and its architectural masterpieces. The ancient and modern glories of the Basilica of St. Peter are inspiring examples of faith and religious veneration. In the historical acc ou nt o f t he Po pe s, nearly two thousand years of Papal sovereignty unfolds, with strands intimately affecting the nations and peoples of the world. This volume contains photographs of the 1950 Holy Year ceremonies and the opening of the Holy Do or of St . Pet e r's by Po pe Pius XII on Christmas Eve, 1949. It is a book for all those who are interested in Holy Year - for those who participate in the ceremonies at home as well as for those who are making the pilgrimage to Rome." A fe w ti ny fox ing m arks o n ed ges of b oards, book is cocked. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning to edges, fading to spine and light fading on parts of front panel, a few tiny scuffs on spine. Very G ood/G ood + 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
2 Gregorovius, Ferdinand. LUCREZIA BORGIA: A CHAPTER FROM THE MORALS OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE.
Phaidon Press, London, 1948. 
362 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 112 b&w illustrations. "Against the background of the rich and creative period of the Renaissance, (Gregorovius) portrays one of its most notorious and elusive characters - Lucrezia Borgia. Surrounding her are shown the Borgia Pope himself, his son Cesare, his mistresses Vanozza and Giulia Farnese, the Duke Alfonso of Ferrara and many of the artists and writers of the time; all are etched in vividly against the colourful background... .(the) illustrations not only provide pictorial comment to the text, but also (give) a varied view of Renaissance civilization, especially of life in Rome and Ferrara." Light edge wear to boards, light browning to edges og textblock. Dus t j a c k e t has light edge wear, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning to spine and flap-folds, light soiling - tiny stain on spine, one small and two tiny edge tears. Very Good/Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
GIROLAMO SAVONAROLA., Horsburgh, E.L.S.
3 Horsburgh, E.L.S. GIROLAMO SAVONAROLA.
Methuen, London, (1909), 4th edition. 
219 pp, 6 7/8" H, hard cover (blue boards with gold lettering and decoration on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. 16 b&w plates. Contents: Introductory - State of Italy, 1450-1500; Early Years; Florence, Lorenzo, and Savonarola; Prophet and Reformer; Charles VIII and the Fall of the Medici; Savonarola and Alexander VI; The Excommunication and its Consequences; The Ordeal and Arrest; The Trial and Execution; Savonarola and the Renaissance. Interior - free end papers browning, a few scattered foxing marks on some pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - fore-edge and bottom of textblock browned and foxed, light edge wear, very small bump to rear bottom corner, very light rubbing. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BAROQUE IN ITALY., Lees-Milne, James.
4 Lees-Milne, James. BAROQUE IN ITALY.
B.T. Batsford, London, 1959, first edition. 
216 pp, large 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, floor plans. "(Lees-Milne writes about) the development of building in Italy from the Mannerist period, that is, the later sixteenth century, to the emergence of Rococo in the early eighteenth century. (He) believes that Baroque in Italy was a religious manifestation, Latin, Catholic and primarily Roman and his book deals largely with ecclesiastical architecture in Rome itself. Piedmont was the next most i mportant influence in the style, and so, after introducting the colossal personalities of Bernini, Borromini and their disciples, he concentrates upon the work of Guarini, Juvara and their followers. But he is not conerned exclusively with ar c h i t e c ture; he discusses the Baroque style as it manifested itself in the work of the painters, such as Caravaggio and Pietro da Cortona and the sculptors, above all Bernini. In reading the book the reader has the grateful impression, not so mu ch o f be in g instructed, as of sharing in the author's own pleasures and discoveries, for Mr. Lees-Milne has a winning and persuasive style exceptional in a work of learning." Small label from bookstore on front pastedown, foxing marks on fro nt fre e e nd pap er, one small foxing mark on rear free endpaper, light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine. dust jacket has light edge wear wrinkling - mostly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small tears (with crease between) on re ar pane l, l igh t fo xing marks on flaps and on flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS.  VOLUME I and VOLUME II.  2 VOLUME SET., Macaulay, Lord.  (Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1800-1859.)
5 Macaulay, Lord. (Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1800-1859.) MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS. VOLUME I and VOLUME II. 2 VOLUME SET.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
457 pp, 440pp - 2 volume set, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spines - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone frontispieces, decorated title pages. **No dustjackets or slipcases.** A collection of essays & reviews by the British author, historian & politician, Lord Macaulay. Contents: Volume I - Machiavelli; Southey's Colloquies; Mr. Robert Montgomery's Poems; Civil Disabilities of the Jews; Moore's Life of Lord Byron; Boswell's Life of Johnson; The Pilgrim's Progress with a Life of John Bunyan; War of the Succession in Spain; Lord Bacon. Volume II - Gladstone on Church and State; Ranke's History of the Popes; Leigh Hunt - Dramatists of the Restoration; Frederic the Great; Madame D'Arblay; The Life and Writings of Addison. Both volumes have slight fading to spine colour and minor edge wear. Volume I has a small bump to bottom corner of approx. pages 225 to end of book. Volume II has a corner crease on front pastedwon endpaper, small soft crease at fore-edge of pages 1 to 42, small soft crease at top corner of preliminary pages, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE HIDDEN ENCYCLICAL OF PIUS XI., Passelecq, Georges and Suchecky, Bernard.  Translated by Steven Rendall.  Introduction by Garry Wills.
6 Passelecq, Georges and Suchecky, Bernard. Translated by Steven Rendall. Introduction by Garry Wills. THE HIDDEN ENCYCLICAL OF PIUS XI.
Harcourt Brace, New York, 1997, first American edition. 
319 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 01510024444 "In June 1938, after his attempts at diplomacy with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy had failed, Pope Pius XI ordered an American Jesuit, Father John LaFarge, to compose an en cyclical denouncing racism and anti-Semitism. The result was a draft called 'Humani Generis Unitas' (The Unity of the Human Race), which LaFarge produced with the help of two other priests. But after Pope Pius XI died early in 1939, his succ e s s o r , Pius XII, stood by in silence as Nazi Germany began to carry out its Final Solution. The unpublished encyclical was buried in a secret archive, its three authors bound by a vow of silence. For decades Vatican scholars either minimized t he i mp or ta nce of 'Humani Generis Unitas' or questioned the document's very existence - until Thomas Breslin, a Jesuit seminarian, uncovered the manuscript in the late sixties. In a disturbing tale of archival intrigue and historical investi gat ion , ( the au tho rs) describe their quest to recover the draft of the encyclical. Undaunted by interminable delays - evasions that only deepened suspicions of Church complicity thirty years after Vatican II - (they) steadfastly pursued their inq uiri es. Her e, p ubli shed for the first time in English, is the document the Vatican kept hidden for half a century. By examining the circumstances of its creation and the consequences of its suppression, (this book) casts new light on the relat ions betw een t he Va tican , state-sponsored anti-Semitism, and the Jews during World War II." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR: THE ENGLISH IN FRANCE, 1337-1453., Seward, Desmond.
7 Seward, Desmond. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR: THE ENGLISH IN FRANCE, 1337-1453.
Constable & Robinson, London, 2003, revised edition. 
296 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1841196789 B&w illustrations. "For over a hundred years England repeatedly invaded France on the pretext that her kings had a right to the French throne. France was a large, unwieldly kingdom; England was small and poor, but for the most part she dominated the war, sacking towns and castles and winning battles - including such glorious victories as Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt. The protagonists are among the most colourful in European history: fo r t h e E nglish, Edward III, the Black Prince and Henry V, later immortalized by Shakespeare; for the French, the splendid but inept John II, Charles V, and the enigmatic Charles VII, who did at last drive the English out. Desmond Stewart's crit ic a ll y- ac c la imed account traces the changes that led to France's final victory and brings to life all the intrigue and colour of the epic saga of medieval Europe." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clea n a nd br igh t. F ine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE MIRROR OF THE PAST.  2 VOLUME SET.  CONTAINS:  A DISTANT MIRROR:  THE CALAMITOUS FOURTEENTH CENTURY & THE MARCH OF FOLLY:  FROM TROY TO VIETNAM., Tuchman, Barbara W.
8 Tuchman, Barbara W. THE MIRROR OF THE PAST. 2 VOLUME SET. CONTAINS: A DISTANT MIRROR: THE CALAMITOUS FOURTEENTH CENTURY & THE MARCH OF FOLLY: FROM TROY TO VIETNAM.
London Folio Society 1997 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
673 pp, 419 pp, 10" H. Bound in full black cloth with gold lettering on spines, gold decorations on front boards. Gold slip case with black lettering on front panel. Colour plates. "The March of Folly" gas minor wrinkle at top of spine, "A Distant Mirror" has tiny soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. Slipcase has dome light edge wear and some light rubbing, a few tiny scuffs, two large faint rub marks across rear panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
A CRIMINAL HISTORY OF MANKIND., Wilson, Colin.
9 Wilson, Colin. A CRIMINAL HISTORY OF MANKIND.
London Granada 1984 0246116366 / 9780246116369 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
702 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(T)ells the story of human violence from Peking Man to the Mafia, taking into account the calculated sadism of the Assyrians, the opportunism of the Greek pirates, the brutality that made Rome the 'razor king of the Mediterranean', the mindless destruction of the Vandals, the mass slaughter of Genghis Khan, Tamurlane, Ivan the Terrible, Vlad the Impaler - - . Each age has its own characteristic pattern of crime. In the past three centuries crime has changed and evolved until the sex killer and the mass murderer have become symbols of all that is worst about our civilization. But this is not just a study of human depravity: it is an attempt to place crime in perspective against human discovery, exploration and invention. The result is a completely new approach to the history and psychology of human violence." Light toning to top edge and fore-edge of text block, book is slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, light browning at top edge of flaps and top inside edge of jacket, light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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