Tuscany: An Anthology (Laura Raison) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Travel Italy section. priced at £6.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…
London: Cadogan Books, 1983, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Chronological tables ; Colour plates; Black & white plates; Maps ; Colour frontispiece;
From the cover: Tuscany is the most fascinating and beautiful region of central Italy. Her hilltop medieval towns are rich in culture and history, her palaces and churches contain marvellous sculptures and paintings of the Renaissance of which Florence, her capital, was the focus. The surrounding countryside is a paradise of terraced hill farms, olive groves and cypresses, bathed in clear Tuscan light.
Tuscany has been the home of a remarkable amount of talented people, producing such brilliance as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo and, of course, Dante. Her cultural heritage and natural beauty has brought her, particularly in the last 200 years, a stream of travellers, many of whom have made Tuscany their home. Shelley, The Brownings, Mark Twain, Berenson, Gorki, Dylan Thomas and Robert Lowell are just a few who stayed and wrote in the region.
This illustrated anthology includes letters, poems, prose extracts, short stories and recipes everything that evokes Tuscany. It helps create a detailed picture of the region through the eyes of her inhabitants and guests, and covers such topics as Art, love, history and of course, the landscape.
Introduction by: John Julius Norwich
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 262 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10″ x 7″.