New York: Metro Books, 2005. Early printing of the Metro Books. Hardcover. 399pp. Quarto [29.5 cm] Gray paper covered boards. Near fine. The edges of the covers are very subtly bumped and rubbed. The dust jacket is in near fine condition as well. Item #21011
From the jacket- "This book offers a highly condensed overview, if that is the right choice of words, of the art that flourished in Italy between the end of the thirteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth: five centuries during which, in the various states into which the peninsula was divided prior to its unification (1861, followed by the taking of Rome in 1870), great master followed after great master, producing masterpiece upon masterpiece."