Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1970, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First, Illustrated By: Gilbert Stone -- Jacket
Orange coloured boards with black coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound) by Gilbert Stone, with yellow coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. Set in the luxurious, grotesque and turbulent world of 17th-century Renaissance Italy and of Bomarzo the hunchback, contemporary of Michelangelo and friend of Cellini and " ... was linked by blood or friendship to the great Renaissance families. His life was inextricably bound up with the whole paging of marital feasts, papal orgies, murders, sackings, intrigues, alliances ... Hate, viciousness and jealousy abounded in a society where most people were either illegitimate or upstart, on the downgrade or aiming for a cardinal's hat." -- from the front fold over panel. The novel was translated from the original Spanish-language edition by Gregory Rabassa. Bumping to the top left and lower left corners of the backstrip and to the lower book corners. Faint fading to the top edge of the book boards. Dustiness to the top text block edge along with some stains. Light browning to the other text block edges. Rubbing to the dustwrapper corners and to the other dustwrapper edges. There is a small tear to the top edge of the dustwrapper panel and a faint hint of fading to the dustwrapper itself. First English Translation. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XII, 576 pages, last 3 pages blank. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Gilbert Stone -- Jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 0106207.