- Paris: Institut de France, 1879.
- later cloth with original stiff paper wrappers bound in; leather spine label; uncut fore edge, deckled tail edge
- vi, 221 pages
Price: $250.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 76899
Limited edition of 300 copies. The subject of this volume is Girolamo Savonarola, the radical reforming Dominican who caused the expulsion of Pietro de' Medici, instituted of the Bonfires of the Vanities in Florence's public squares, and was eventually hanged and burned publicly. The text of this volume is divided into two sections. The first covers the illustrated editions of the writings of Girolamo Savonarola published in Italy during the fifteenth- and sixteenth-centuries. Some subjects, like the Crucifixion, are familiar, while others seem more particular to the works of Savonarola. The second section covers Savonarola's writings on art, culled from his larger oeuvre and collated together for interpretive discussion in this essay. The tables at the end of the volume provide lists of editions of Savonarola's works illustrated and printed in Italy, grouped by city of publication. Foreign works (cited in the book) with engravings as illustrations, are listed by city of publication. With black-and-white plates. A detailed table of contents also appears. With a memorial bookplate indicating that this book came from the reference library and stock of H.P. Kraus. Some foxing.