|Publisher||JOHN C. NIMMO|
John C. Nimmo, London, 1893. SECOND EDITION stated. VOLUME II of 2 only. Buckram Covers. Very good condition, very clean, tight bound. Green buckram covers with gilt titles on spine; decorative end papers; top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Beautifully illustrated with 17 reproductions of works by Michelangelo, each with tissue guard; several fold-out pages showing Michelangelo's family tree with pedigrees and the Medici's family tree. "Michelangelo, instinctively and on principle, reacted against the decorative methods of the fifteenth century. If he had to paint a biblical or mythological subject, he avoided landscapes, trees, flowers, birds, beasts, and subordinate groups of figures." 449 pages.