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I Leonardo

£30.99

Product description

Quote : " The book tells the story of the great Leonardo's life from cradle to grave accompanied by the atmospheric and often very funny illustrations of Ralph Steadman. I am not sure how accurate the text is - if it is da Vinci's actual words or not from the Italian - but the text holds a veracity, almost childlike, that makes me think it is. Ralph Steadman's observational style serves very well to put the words in context, sometimes in a very revealing way. All the pictures are wonderfully executed but my favourite page is the description of da Vinci's despair at (we suppose they are cats) "small domestic animals" refusing to stay outside the door but preferring to keep near the fire and the illustration (definitely not PC) of the catapult he uses to ensure their absence is lengthier. I bought this book back in the eighties and still thumb through it regularly. One of my top 50 books. "

Rare book in good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound. Printed in 1988.

Item details

Author(s):
Ralph Steadman
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
29.5 x 26.2 x 0.9 cm
Edition:
2nd
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0330305697
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
Picador edition by Pan Books Ltd.,

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Quote : " The book tells the story of the great Leonardo's life from cradle to grave accompanied by the atmospheric and often very funny illustrations of Ralph Steadman. I am not sure how accurate the text is - if it is da Vinci's actual words or not from the Italian - but the text holds a veracity, almost childlike, that makes me think it is. Ralph Steadman's observational style serves very well to put the words in context, sometimes in a very revealing way. All the pictures are wonderfully executed but my favourite page is the description of da Vinci's despair at (we suppose they are cats) "small domestic animals" refusing to stay outside the door but preferring to keep near the fire and the illustration (definitely not PC) of the catapult he uses to ensure their absence is lengthier. I bought this book back in the eighties and still thumb through it regularly. One of my top 50 books. "

Rare book in good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound. Printed in 1988.

Author(s):
Ralph Steadman
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
29.5 x 26.2 x 0.9 cm
Edition:
2nd
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0330305697
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
Picador edition by Pan Books Ltd.,

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