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The Resource The bookseller of Florence : Vespasiano da Bisticci and the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissance, Ross King

The bookseller of Florence : Vespasiano da Bisticci and the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissance, Ross King

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The bookseller of Florence : Vespasiano da Bisticci and the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissance
Title
The bookseller of Florence
Title remainder
Vespasiano da Bisticci and the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Ross King
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A gripping story of ancient wisdom, new technology and 'the king of the world's booksellers', set in Renaissance Florence In the mid-1400s, Vespasiano da Bisticci's bookshop in Florence was said to contain all the wisdom of the world. Vespasiano and his team of scribes and illuminators produced exquisite manuscripts for popes and princes across Europe, rediscovering and disseminating some of the most significant texts from classical antiquity. At his shop, the most formidable minds of the city would gather to debate these old ideas of revolutionary power. But in 1476 a new technology arrived in Florence. The convent of San Jacopo di Ripoli, a community of Dominican nuns on the other side of the city, acquired a printing press from a bankrupt German printer. Before long, with the enterprising nuns working tirelessly as typesetters, the Ripoli Press began printing a series of books and pamphlets that triggered an explosion of ideas in politics, philosophy and religion. In The Bookseller of Florence Ross King, the internationally bestselling author of Brunelleschi's Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, uncovers the story of a local battle that would have far-reaching consequences. The wave of radical thinking unleashed by printed books would alter the course of history, fuelling the Renaissance and the Reformation, and paving the way for the Enlightenment - and modernity as we know it today
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AU@
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King, Ross
Dewey number
945.51
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Vespasiano
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Renaissance
  • Social history
  • Books and reading
  • Technological innovations
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
Target audience
adult
Label
The bookseller of Florence : Vespasiano da Bisticci and the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissance, Ross King
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [407]-452) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000068883771
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
481 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781784742669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1237664565
Label
The bookseller of Florence : Vespasiano da Bisticci and the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissance, Ross King
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [407]-452) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000068883771
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
481 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781784742669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1237664565

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