Hardcover, Boston: Dana Estes & Company, 1898. Good with no dust jacket.
Sound binding and hinges. Clean, tanned pages, which are rough cut. Cloth over boards is edge rubbed with overall light shelf wear and darkened spine. Paper label at top of spine on each volume is rubbed, tanned, scuffed but lettering is visible. ; Historical novel set in fifteenth century Florence amidst actual historical events during the Italian Renaissance, and includes in its plot several notable figures from Florentine history. Originally published in 1862-63, serialized in Cornhill Magazine. Illustrated with many photographic plates of scenes in Florence. ; 8.5" (18.5 cm) tall; 822 pages.