Boston: Little, Brown, 1896. Hardcover. 2 volumes. 8vo (8 in, 20.3 cm).  i-xvi, 1-558 ;  i-x , 1-536 ; frontis. New edition with additions.
Lovely set on the life of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) considered the greatest sculptor, painter, and architect of the Renaissance; Michelangelo's iconic works include the sculpture of David and the painted ceiling of the Sistine chapel.
Publisher's gilt burgundy cloth. Top edge gilt. Frontispieces and thirty-nine fine photogravure plates from Michelangelo's works of art with tissue guards captioned in red. Burgundy endpapers. Graceful name to first blank recto. Vol I with chip to caption sheet over frontispiece and minor page folds at rear, Vol II rear bottom middle edge with narrow dent, tails lightly creased, lower tips lightly rubbed. Well-preserved with tight, clean bindings and pristine text pages. Near fine with no dust jackets. Item #803