At the Court of the Borgia
2004 Folio Edition. IIth Printing FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1963.
Publisher – The Folio Society, London.
Cover is hard bound in burnt orange cloth with light metallic touches blocked with a circular decorative design by Philip Smith. Excellent condition.
Slip Cover is present. Black cloth covered card. Excellent condition.
End Papers are intact. Inside front and back covers have maps of the Papal State and Central Italy under Alexander VI.
Preliminaries – Frontispiece of Pope Alexander VI, List of contents, List of Illustrations. The portraits are all details of frescoes by Pinturicchio in the Borgia Apartments in the Vatican, Introduction.
Main Text Body - 226 Pages. Fine and Clear. Edited and translated by Geoffrey Parker. Illustrations throughout.
End Matters - Epilogue, Source References of Passages in Text, Recommendaions for Further Reading, Biographical Index.
Edges are even and unworn.
Spine is tight with no gutter damage. Gilt lettering and decorative designs..
Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.
This volume by Johann Bouchard is a intricate account of the Reign of Pope Alexander VI. The pontificate of Alexander VI stands out with a reputation notorious and unique in the history of the papacy and the name of Borgia is symbollic of all that is reckoned corrupt and criminal in the church of the fifteenth century.
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