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Author Name:    OKEY, Thomas Dent Medieval / Mediaeval Towns Series ERICHSEN, Nelly

Title:   Story of Venice. Dent Medieval / Mediaeval Towns Series

Publisher:    J.M. Dent & Co., London, 1905, 

Seller ID:   99342

OKEY, Thomas. The Story of Venice. Dent Medieval / Mediaeval Towns Series. Illustrated by Nelly Erichsen. London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1905. First Edition. Pp. (6),vii-xix,(1),1-[446],(2), frontispiece, + 6 leaves of plates and 1folding map, including numerous illustrations to text. Small 8vo, pale blu e cloth with elaborate gilt decoration and lettering to front and spine, top edge gilt. A volume in the Dent Medieval / Mediaeval Towns series. Contents: Part I: The Story: 1. The Foundation at Rialto; 2. St Mark the Patron of Venice -- The Brides of St Mark -- Conquest of Dalmatia -- Limitations ofthe Doge's Power; 3. Expansion in the East -- Reconciliation of Pope Alexa nder III and the Emperor Barbarossa -- The Wedding of the Adriatic; 4. Enrico Dandolo and the Capture of Constantinople; 5. Peace and War -- The Holy Inquisition -- Conflict with the Genoese -- Loss of Constantinople; 6. The Duel with Genoa -- The Closing of the Great Council; 7. The Oligarchy -- Commercial Supremacy -- The Bajamonte Conspiracy -- The Council of the Ten --The Prisons; 8. Conquests on the Mainland -- Execution of Marin Faliero -- The Fall of Genoa; 9. Aggression on the Mainland -- Arrest and Execution o f Carmagnola -- The Two Foscari; 10. The Turkish Terror -- Acquisition of Cyprus -- Discovery of the Cape Route to India -- The French Invasions -- The League of Cambrai -- Decline of Venice; 11. Loss of Cyprus -- Lepanto -- Paolo Sarpi -- Attack on the Ten -- Loss of Crete -- Temporary Reconquest of the Morea -- Decadence -- The End; 12. The Fine Arts at Venice: Masons --Mosaicists -- Painters -- Glass-workers -- Printers. Part II: The City: i. Arrival -- The Piazza; ii. The Basilica of St. Mark; iii. The Ducal Palace -- The Royal Palace; iv. The Accademia; v. The Grand Canal and S. Giorgio Maggiore; vi. S. Zulian -- S. Maria Formosa -- S. Zanipolo (Ss. Giovanni e Paolo) -- The Colleoni Statue -- The Scuola di S. Marco -- S. Maria dei Miracoli; vii. The Frari -- The Scuola and Church of S. Rocco; viii. S. Zaccaria -- S. Giorgio degli Schiavoni -- S. Francesco della Vigna; ix. The Riva degli Schiavoni -- S. Maria della Pieta -- Petrarch's House -- S. Giovanni in Bragora -- S. Martino -- The Arsenal -- The Public Gardens -- S. Pietro in Castello; x. S. Salvatore -- Corte del Milione -- S. Giovanni Grisostomo; xi. S. Moise -- S. Stefano -- Site of the Aldine Press -- Il Bovolo -- S.Vitale -- S. Vio -- The Salute -- The Seminario; xii. Ss. Apostoli -- Pala zzo Falier -- I Gesuiti -- I Crociferi -- S. Caterina -- S. Maria dell' Orto -- S. Marziale -- Palazzo Giovanelli; xiii. The Rialto -- S. Giacomo di Rialto -- S. Giovanni Elemosinario -- S. Cassiano -- S. Maria Mater Domini -- Museo Civico -- S. Giacomo dall' Orio; xiv. S. Sebastiano -- S. Maria delCarmine -- S. Pantaleone -- The Cobbler's Guildhall -- S. Polo; xv. Giudec ca -- The Redentore -- The Zattere -- The Gesuati -- Lo Spirito Santo -- S.Trovaso; xvi. Palazzo Labia -- S. Giobbe -- The Ghetti -- Gli Scalzi; xvii . Titian's House -- S. Michele in Isola -- Murano; xviii. Torcello -- S. Francesco del Deserto -- Burano; xix. S. Nicolo del Lido; xx. Chioggia. Spineslightly browned, else very good. 38.00


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