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  • Brown, Judith C.
    IMMODEST ACTS : The Life of Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - An historical study based on original documents about the investigation in 1619 to 1623 and the subsequent trial of "Sister Benedetta Carlini of Vellano, abbess of the Theatine nuns of Pescia [near Florence, Italy], who pretended to be a mystic but was discovered to be a woman on ill repute." A title in the Studies in the History of Sexuality series. Includes an appendix with translations of the original documents, notes, index. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-195036751.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (gift inscription, price-clipped dj.)

    Book ID: 32458
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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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  • IN THE COMPANY OF THE COURTESAN. by Dunant, Sarah.
    Dunant, Sarah.
    IN THE COMPANY OF THE COURTESAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An epic novel of life in Renaissance Italy - this begins in 1527 when the courtesan Fiammetta and her dwarf companion, Bucino, escape from the sacking of Rome and head for Venice. Author's note, bibliography. 371 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 140063817.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41158
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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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  • Dunnett, Dorothy.
    TO LIE WITH LIONS: The House of Niccolo.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1999.). The 6th book in this excellent series of historical novels, set in 15th century Renaissance Europe and feauturing Nicholas de Fleury (formerly vander Poele) of Bruges, a good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the head of a mercantile empire. 626 pp. Map of the Levant in 1471 and of Iceland. ISBN: 0-375-704825.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 33221
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  • Dunnett, Dorothy.
    CAPRICE AND RONDO: The House of Niccolo.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1999.). The 7th book in this gripping and highly praised series of historical novels, set in 15th century Renaissance Europe and feauturing Nicholas de Fleury (formerly vander Poele) of Bruges, a good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the head of a mercantile empire. 539 pp. Map of Europe and the Near East ca 1474. ISBN: 0-375-706127.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 33222
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  • CURTAINS FOR THE CARDINAL. by Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    CURTAINS FOR THE CARDINAL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second mystery set in Renaissance Italy, featuring Sigismondo, courtier, mercenary and sleuth. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-151236828.

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

    Book ID: 40555
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  • POISON FOR THE PRINCE, an Italian Renaissance Mystery. by Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    POISON FOR THE PRINCE, an Italian Renaissance Mystery.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third mystery set in Renaissance Italy, featuring Sigismondo, courtier, mercenary and sleuth. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-151725403.

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

    Book ID: 40181
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  • AXE FOR AN ABBOTT. by Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    AXE FOR AN ABBOTT.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "An Italian Renaissance whodunnit." Fifth mystery set in Renaissance Italy, featuring Sigismondo, courtier, mercenary and sleuth. 339 pp. ISBN: 0-74721560X.

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

    Book ID: 68559
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  • BRAVO FOR THE BRIDE. by Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    BRAVO FOR THE BRIDE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "An Italian Renaissance whodunnit." Fourth mystery set in Renaissance Italy, featuring Sigismondo, courtier, mercenary and sleuth. 339 pp. ISBN: 0-7472-10284.

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

    Book ID: 68560
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  • DIRGE FOR A DOGE. by Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    DIRGE FOR A DOGE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - "An Italian Renaissance whodunnit." Sixth mystery set in Renaissance Italy, featuring Sigismondo, courtier, mercenary and sleuth. 344 pp. ISBN: 0-312-151098.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68561
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  • POISON FOR THE PRINCE. by Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    POISON FOR THE PRINCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third mystery set in Renaissance Italy, featuring Sigismondo, courtier, mercenary and sleuth. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-7472-08409.

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

    Book ID: 61875
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  • THE SHADOW OF THE LION. by Flint, Eric; Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer.
    Flint, Eric; Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer.
    THE SHADOW OF THE LION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Baen Books, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in 1537 in an 'other-worldly, new-age' Venice, a city where magic thrives, a bastion of independence and toleration, and riddled with corruption and intrigue. SIGNED on the title page by Eric Flint. Maps, family tree, list of characters, glossary. 825 pp. Dust jacket art by Larry Dixon. ISBN: 0-7434-35230.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64432
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  • THIS ROUGH MAGIC. by Flint, Eric; Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer.
    Flint, Eric; Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer.
    THIS ROUGH MAGIC.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Baen Books, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in this series, set on Corfu in the sixteenth century. SIGNED on the title page by Eric Flint. Maps, list of characters, glossary. 822 pp. Dust jacket art by Larry Dixon. ISBN: 0-7434-71490.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (crease to upper corner of a few pages).

    Book ID: 64433
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  • SUBJECT TO CHANGE. by Gould, Lois
    Gould, Lois
    SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her sixth novel, a fantastical work set in an imaginary Renaissance. 202 pp. ISBN: 0-374-271542.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47006
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  • SUBJECT TO CHANGE. by Gould, Lois
    Gould, Lois
    SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her sixth novel, a fantastical work set in an imaginary Renaissance. 202 pp. ISBN: 0-374-271542.

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

    Book ID: 51851
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  • THE TIME IS NOW. by Maltz, Maxwell.
    Maltz, Maxwell.
    THE TIME IS NOW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1975.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel set in post-Renaissance Italy and centered on a young surgeon Gasparo Tagliacozzi, who 'dreams of repairing the defects of birth and the ravages of accident and war.' The author is himself a plastic surgeon, and perhaps best known as the author of the best-selling book 'Psycho-Cybernetics' 415 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Richard Clifton-Dey. ISBN: 0-671-21859X.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43813
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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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  • PASQUALE'S ANGEL. by McAuley, Paul J.
    McAuley, Paul J.
    PASQUALE'S ANGEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in Florence in 1518, this is a novel about the Renaissance as it might have been - part thriller, part historical novel, and part speculative fiction. 286 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Jim Burns. ISBN: 0-575-054891.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48716
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  • CARAVAGGIO: Painter on the Run. by Moss, Marisa.
    Moss, Marisa.
    CARAVAGGIO: Painter on the Run.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Creston Books, (2016). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Young adult historical novel set during the late Renaissance - and the time of the Inquisition -based on the life of Caravaggio, who dared to rebel against the rules for painting. SIGNED on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. 345 pp plus an author's note, timeline and bibliography. ISBN: 978-1939547293.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards (a new copy).

    Book ID: 68485
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