The Bookseller Of Florence

April 13, 2021|
The Bookseller Of Florence by Ross King
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Award-winning and bestselling author Ross King is back with another rich, gripping history--a story of rivalry, new technology and the finest illuminated manuscripts known to history, all set against a Renaissance Florence backdrop.

Against the endlessly rich and fascinating backdrop of Renaissance Florence, The Bookseller of Florence brings to light an extraordinary story about the city and its culture--that of Vespasiano da Bisticci, the "king of the world''s booksellers," Florence''s most indispensable and prolific merchant of knowledge. His bookshop in the heart of Florence was a gathering place for the city''s most prominent poets and philosophers, and it was there that Vespasiano and his team of scribes created beautiful illuminated manuscripts for their clients, a cast of powerful popes and wealthy European princes.

But in 1476, as Vespasiano began working on one of his most famed and gorgeous works, the Urbino Bible, the printing press came to Florence and threatened his life''s work. The Bookseller of Florence tells the story of the people at the forefront of the world''s greatest cultural and technological revolution. It explores the clash between old and new and the way it can produce an explosion of fresh ideas, and is the definitive tome on one of the world''s most transformative moments in time.
ROSS KING is the highly praised author of Mad Enchantment, The Judgment of Paris, Brunelleschi''s Dome, Michelangelo and the Pope''s Ceiling, Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven and Leonardo and the Last Supper. He has twice won the Governor General''s Award for Non-Fiction (for The Judgment of Paris and Leo...
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Title:The Bookseller Of Florence
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:496 pages, 9.53 X 6.45 X 1.47 in
Shipping dimensions:496 pages, 9.53 X 6.45 X 1.47 in
Published:April 13, 2021
Publisher:Doubleday Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780385692977
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