Titian, Charles Hope, Harper & Row, 1980 FN, HC

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Hope, Charles. New York. Harper & Row, 1980

English, Icons Edition, Near Fine hardcover, 4to, L 11 ½”x W 9 ¼’, 170pp.

ISBN: 0064333752

Near Fine quarto, red cloth over board, gilt title to spine. Covers near perfect with tape ghost on pastedown. Stamp of red star on bottom textblock otherwise in perfect shape, binding tight, sharp tips, and no markings throughout. Pages pristine and intake. Replete with 32 full-color plates and over 80 black-and-white reproductions; including aristocratic paintings, erotic mythologies, and large-scale religious compositions, many full page. 170 pp. Near Fine red dust jacket with a full-color detail of Tarquin and Lucretia and black titling to front and spine, some soiling on back. Protected in a paper-backed Mylar-sleeve. Text in English. Contents include preface by the author.  This Icons Edition features Charles Hope’s scholarly study of the last great painter of the High Renaissance and presents an authoritative new account of the remarkable rise to fame and challenges many accepted ideas about the painter based on unpublished information.