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|作者/ 插画家:||William Roscoe|
|书名:||The life of Lorenzo de' Medici called the magnificent|
|出版商:||Bronson & Chauncey.|
Philadelphia, Bronson & Chauncey, 1803 - 3 octavo volumes of [XXXII] - 426pp, 427pp, 435- pp., bindings in full marbled tan calf of the time, smooth spine adorned with golden vases, fillets and small golden garlands, title label in burgundy morocco underlined and highlighted by a triple golden fillet, golden stick diagonally on cuts, cuts and corners very lightly rubbed, scattered foxing, margins of the first pages burnished, handwritten bookplate on the top outside corner of each first flyleaf, on four lines in black ink on behalf of Mary E. Hauley dated 1886, small rectangular engravings or inset at the top of each first page of chapter representing characters, scenes, palaces or the Florentines, frontispiece with coat of arms in volume I adorned with a portrait of Laurent of Medici, title page of volume I decorated with an engraving representing the Medici with weapons, musical instruments, title page of volume II. decorated with an engraving with a ring in front of three ostrich feather and "Semper" inscribed on a scroll, title page of volume III. decorated with an engraving representing the Medici coat of arms placed on a Laurel "Stassi lauro lieto" inscribed on a scroll, good copy
William Roscoe, born in 1753 in Liverpool and died in the same city in 1832 was a banker, writer, historian, and botanist. He was a pioneer in his country in the study of Italian culture, particularly by translating the works of Luigi Tansillo. In 1802 he founded the Botanical Garden of his city. Among his main works remind: "Thoughts on the causes of the present failures" (1793), ''The life and pontificate of Leo the tenth" (1805), "Observations on penal jurisprudence and the reformation of criminal" (1819), ''Monandrian plants of the order Scitaminae chiefly drawn in the botanic garden at Liverpool" (1824-1828).
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