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  • THE BIRTH OF VENUS. by Dunant, Sarah.
    Dunant, Sarah.
    THE BIRTH OF VENUS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Random House, (2004.) dj. Highly praised historical novel set in Renaisance Florence - in the early 16th century, when the Medici state was for a while under the spell of the monk Savonarola - "A beautiful serpent of a novel, seductive and dangerous . . full of wise guile, the most brilliant novel yet from a writer of powerful historical imagination and wicked literary gifts. Dunant's snaky tale of art, sex and Florentine hysteria consumes utterly - but the experience is all pleasure." (Simon Schama.) Historical notes. Questions for discussion. 403 pp. plus an excerpt from "In the Company of Courtesans.". ISBN: 0-812968972.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 76180
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  • THE BIRTH OF VENUS. by Dunant, Sarah.
    Dunant, Sarah.
    THE BIRTH OF VENUS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised historical novel set in Renaisance Florence - in the early 16th century, when the Medici state was for a while under the spell of the monk Savonarola - "A beautiful serpent of a novel, seductive and dangerous . . full of wise guile, the most brilliant novel yet from a writer of powerful historical imagination and wicked literary gifts. Dunant's snaky tale of art, sex and Florentine hysteria consumes utterly---but the experience is all pleasure." (Simon Schama.) Historical notes. 397 pp. ISBN: 1400060737.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 50090
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  • THE BIRTH OF VENUS: Love and Death in Florence. by Dunant, Sarah.
    Dunant, Sarah.
    THE BIRTH OF VENUS: Love and Death in Florence.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2004.). First edition - Highly praised historical novel set in Renaisance Florence - in the early 16th century, when the Medici state was for a while under the spell of the monk Savonarola - "A beautiful serpent of a novel, seductive and dangerous . . full of wise guile, the most brilliant novel yet from a writer of powerful historical imagination and wicked literary gifts. Dunant's snaky tale of art, sex and Florentine hysteria consumes utterly---but the experience is all pleasure." (Simon Schama.) Historical notes. 346 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 65494
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  • THE BIRTH OF VENUS. by Dunant, Sarah.
    Dunant, Sarah.
    THE BIRTH OF VENUS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised historical novel set in Renaisance Florence - in the early 16th century, when the Medici state was for a while under the spell of the monk Savonarola - "A beautiful serpent of a novel, seductive and dangerous . . full of wise guile, the most brilliant novel yet from a writer of powerful historical imagination and wicked literary gifts. Dunant's snaky tale of art, sex and Florentine hysteria consumes utterly---but the experience is all pleasure." (Simon Schama.) Historical notes. 397 pp. ISBN: 1400060737.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (creasing to the margin of 1 page, a publishing flaw.)

    Book ID: 43494
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  • THE LAST CASTRATO. by Hill, John Spencer.
    Hill, John Spencer.
    THE LAST CASTRATO.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Constable & Co., Ltd. (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel in the Mystery of Florence series, introducing Detective Inspector Carli Arbatl. SIGNED by the author on the title page. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-094739900.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 77126
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  • THE DANTE GAME. by Langton, Jane.
    Langton, Jane.
    THE DANTE GAME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Homer Kelly mystery set in Florence and illustrated with line drawings by the author. SIGNED on the front endpaper with an original drawing of Dante. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-670834394.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71342
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  • THE MOSAIC CRIMES. by Leoni, Giulio.
    Leoni, Giulio.
    THE MOSAIC CRIMES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Dante Alighieri Mystery, translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel. "Florence, June 1300. The body of an artist, his face covered in quicklime, is discovered next to the mosaic he had almost completed. Dante Alighieri, the newly appointed prior of the city of Florence is on the case. It is his first official investigation." Includes a cast of characters, sources and references. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1012466.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55440
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  • Masters, Roger D.
    FORTUNE IS A RIVER: Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli's Magnificent Dream to Change the Course of Florentine History.

    New York: The Free Press, 1998. dj. Hardcover - The story of the mysterious friendship between Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli that changed history and almost accomplished one of the most ambitious plans of the city-state of Florence (Leonardo's concept to build a system of canals that would make the Arno River navigable from Florence to the sea, a project begun in 1504.). Roger Masters, a distinguished historical scholar, reconstructs this project and its failure, fills in many details of the relationship between the two giants of the Renaissance, and raises tantalizing questions on how history might have taken a different course had the project succeeded. Masters's reconstruction is both fascinating and plausible. Illustrated. Extensive notes, sources, index. 278 pages. ISBN: 0-684-844524.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 22134
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  • DEATH OF AN ENGLISHMAN. by Nabb, Magdalen.
    Nabb, Magdalen.
    DEATH OF AN ENGLISHMAN.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2001.). The first mystery featuring Marshal Guarnaccia of the Florence police force, originally published in 1981. 185 pp plus an excerpt from 'Death of a Dutchman.'. ISBN: 1-56947-2548.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 62549
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  • Nabb, Magdalen.
    PROPERTY OF BLOOD.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Heinemann, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 11th mystery featuring Marshal Guarnaccia of the Florence police force - Nabb has lived in Florence, Italy since 1975. 248 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-434-010529.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 34622
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  • DEATH OF A DUTCHMAN. by Nabb, Magdalen.
    Nabb, Magdalen.
    DEATH OF A DUTCHMAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The uncommon second mystery in the highly praised series featuring Marshal Guarnaccia of the Florence police force - Nabb had lived in Florence, Italy since 1975, and knew the area well. 216 pp. ISBN: 0-684-178478.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (crease to dj flap.)

    Book ID: 65785
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  • DEATH OF A DUTCHMAN. by Nabb, Magdalen.
    Nabb, Magdalen.
    DEATH OF A DUTCHMAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The uncommon second mystery in the highly praised series featuring Marshal Guarnaccia of the Florence police force - Nabb had lived in Florence, Italy since 1975, and knew the area well. Review copy with "not for resale" stamped on title page. 216 pp. ISBN: 0-684-178478.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (crease to dj flap.)

    Book ID: 50191
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  • PROPERTY OF BLOOD. by Nabb, Magdalen.
    Nabb, Magdalen.
    PROPERTY OF BLOOD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 11th mystery featuring Marshal Guarnaccia of the Florence police force - Nabb has lived in Florence, Italy since 1975. Small format, 252 pp. ISBN: 0-434-010529.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 81906
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  • THE MARSHAL'S OWN CASE. by Nabb, Magdalen.
    Nabb, Magdalen.
    THE MARSHAL'S OWN CASE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 7th mystery in the highly praised series featuring Marshal Guarnaccia of the Florence police force - Nabb has lived in Florence, Italy since 1975, and knows the area well. 175 pp. ISBN: 0-684-192012.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48364
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  • DEATH IN SPRINGTIME: A Florentine Mystery. by Nabb, Magdalen (introduction by Georges Simenon)
    Nabb, Magdalen (introduction by Georges Simenon)
    DEATH IN SPRINGTIME: A Florentine Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins / Crime Club, (1983.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third book in the highly praised series featuring Marshal Guarnaccia of the Florence police force - Nabb had lived in Florence, Italy since 1975, and knew the area well. Introduction by Georges Simenon who says "never a false note!' 165 pp. ISBN: 0-00-2313278.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (hint of spine slant)

    Book ID: 66061
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  • THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS. by Rose, M. J.
    Rose, M. J.
    THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria / Simon & Schuster, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which moves back and forth between the 16th century Florence and Paris of Catherine Medici, where a young orphan has been trained to be her perfumer - and poisoner - and modern France where a young woman is attempting to uncover the secrets of his work. INSCRIBED on the title page. 368 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 9781451621532.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (very short tear to top of dj spine)

    Book ID: 70274
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  • THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS. by Rose, M. J.
    Rose, M. J.
    THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria / Simon & Schuster, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which moves back and forth between the 16th century Florence and Paris of Catherine Medici, where a young orphan has been trained to be her perfumer - and poisoner - and modern France where a young woman is attempting to uncover the secrets of his work. 368 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 9781451621532.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 60072
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  • THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS. by Rose, M. J.
    Rose, M. J.
    THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria / Simon & Schuster, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which moves back and forth between the 16th century Florence and Paris of Catherine Medici, where a young orphan has been trained to be her perfumer - and poisoner - and modern France where a young woman is attempting to uncover the secrets of his work. SIGNED by the author. 368 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 978-1451621532.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 60073
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  • GALILEO'S DAUGHTER: A HISTORICAL MEMOIR OF SCIENCE, FAITH AND LOVE. by Sobel, Dava.
    Sobel, Dava.
    GALILEO'S DAUGHTER: A HISTORICAL MEMOIR OF SCIENCE, FAITH AND LOVE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Walker, (1999.). SIGNED first edition - A look at Galileo's life, his discoveries, and his clash with Catholic doctrine, based on the letters of Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun and the daughter and confidant of Galileo, which the author translated them from the original Italian. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated. Chronology, bibliography, notes and index. 420 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 51674
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  • GALILEO'S DAUGHTER: A HISTORICAL MEMOIR OF SCIENCE, FAITH AND LOVE. by Sobel, Dava.
    Sobel, Dava.
    GALILEO'S DAUGHTER: A HISTORICAL MEMOIR OF SCIENCE, FAITH AND LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at Galileo's life, his discoveries, and his clash with Catholic doctrine, based on the letters of Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun and the daughter and confidant of Galileo, which the author translated them from the original Italian. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated. Chronology, bibliography, notes and index. 420 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-13432.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket. (some spine slant.)

    Book ID: 45207
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  • THE PASSION OF ARTEMISIA. by Vreeland, Susan.
    Vreeland, Susan.
    THE PASSION OF ARTEMISIA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second novel - the story of Artemisia Gentileschi(1593-1653), a painter in post-Renaissance Italy and the first women elected to the Accadamia dell'Arte. . 288 pp. ISBN: 0-670-894494.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 59087
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  • THE PASSION OF ARTEMISIA. by Vreeland, Susan.
    Vreeland, Susan.
    THE PASSION OF ARTEMISIA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's second novel - the story of Artemisia Gentileschi(1593-1653), a painter in post-Renaissance Italy and the first women elected to the Accadamia dell'Arte. SIGNED by author on title page. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-670-894494.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58776
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  • Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn
    THE PALACE: An historical horror novel, Second in the Count St. Germain series.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: St Martin's, 1978. SIGNED hardcover - Set in Florence during the time of Lorenzo the magnificent. SIGNED and dated on the title page.

    Condition: Near fine in very good-dust jacket (chip to top of spine, some other edgewear.)

    Book ID: 22381
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  • Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn
    THE PALACE: An historical horror novel, Second in the Count St. Germain series.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: St Martin's, 1978. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Set in Florence during the time of Lorenzo the magnificent. SIGNED and dated on the title page. 376 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket (tear to front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 32550
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