First Edition. 1915. 8vo. 373pp 31pp catalogue dated 1914. Red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Spine and cover faded. Some browning to page edges otherwise very good.
A Dominican Italian friar, Girolamo Savonarola was a preacher active in Renaissance Florence – and is often deemed one of the most tragic figures in modern history. Through her celebrated blend of history and fiction, Bowen brings this unfortunate figure to life in this biographical novel. Set in fifteenth-century Italy, The Carnival of Florence is a gripping tale of a remarkable man who led a life of tragedy that met a fiery end…(Stock ref 25)