FLORENCE AND SOME TUSCAN CITIES PAINTED BY COLONEL R. C. GOFF

FLORENCE AND SOME TUSCAN CITIES PAINTED BY COLONEL R. C. GOFF

(London: A. & C. Black, [1905]).

FIRST EDITION BEAUTIFULLY PAINTED AND DESCRIBED AND A DELIGHTFUL TRAVEL BOOK ABOUT THE FAIR CITIES OF TUSCANY. Written in a warm and readable style, Mrs. Goff succeeds in describing Florence and her environs in an engaging manner. Filled to the brim with excellent water-colour scenes of Florentine architecture and scenery, the reader is drawn into a turn-of-the-century tour of the cathedrals, bridges, churches and city squares. Legends and historical stories are interwoven throughout to create a thoroughly satisfying armchair experience of Florence.
“Florence is one of the few places that seem to belong not to any particular people or country, but to all mankind. The beauty of her situation on the banks of the river Arno, in a green bed of vineyards and cornfields, surrounded by smiling hills and far-away, snowy mountain-tops, has awakened the admiration and roused the enthusiasm of poets and painters in every age and of every nationality. So also have her picturesque streets and great palaces, her wonderful churches, the marvel of her many towers, and the countless treasures of art which generations of her sons have bequeathed to her.”. Item #29601

First edition. With 75 striking full page watercolours by Colonel R. C. Goff. 8vo, publisher's original red cloth, highly decorated with white, orange and black architectural and elaborately designed embellishments and pictorial decorations to the spine and upper cover, the spine and upper cover additionally lettered in gilt. xii, 253 pp,index, [4 ads] pp. An especially bright and attractive copy of this lovely and beautifully illustrated travel journal, the text and plates essentially pristine, the decorated cloth is in very fine condition as well.

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