Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane :: Andrew Graham-Dixon soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Allen Lane, 2010, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd impression, first edition 2010. Contains: Colour photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) lived the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. The worlds of Milan, Rome and Naples through which Caravaggio moved, and which Andrew Graham-Dixon describes brilliantly in this book, are those of cardinals and whores, prayer and violence. The patrons of the church competed to have the leading artists of the day in their households, and the artists jostled for their favour. On the streets surrounding the churches and palaces, brawls and swordfights were regular occurrences. In one such fight Caravaggio, a particularly violent man, killed Ranuccio Tomassoni, a pimp, and fled afterwards to Naples and then Malta, home to the Knights of St John, where…
Very Good+ in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a nick to the top corner of the lower panel. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight.
Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XXVIII] 514 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I draw your attention to more books in my Biography catalogue?