Condition: Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use. See images for the condition of this book. Red cloth hardcover boards with gilt designs and gilt lettering. Top pages gilt edge. Spine ends and corners show wear. Gorgeous illustrations. With mezzotint portrait, and reproductions of Cellini's works. Printed in Great Britain.
Blurb: An autobiography of the Florentine artist, fully illustrated with 28 pen and ink drawings and many contemporary portraits. Cellini was more of a craftsman than an artist, yet, apart from the Perseus, Nymph of Fountainebleau, Escurial Crucifix and the Viennese Salt Cellar, there are very few authentic pieces of Cellini's craftsmanship. This translation is Cellini's own account of his life.