Hardback with maroon cloth boards, published by Hambledon Press. First edition, 1993.
Produced as a tribute to the historian Sir John Rigby Hale (1923-1999) to mark his seventieth birthday.
Contributors: Nicolai Rubinstein, John E. Law, Simon Pepper, Michael E. Mallett, Trevor Dean, Cecil H. Clough, David S. Chambers, Ian Robertson, Richard J. Goy, Terisio Pignatti, Anna Laura Lepschy, Brian Pullan.
While the majority of these essays are about wars fought against Venice's enemies or on the building and defence of Venetian and other fortifications, there are also essays on other aspects of Venetian life and art: on Giorgione's earliest work; on the career of a Venetian pope; on the building of the Ca' d'Oro; and on the Diarii of Marino Sanuto.
Hardback, no dust jacket. Some lettering on spine rubbed off.