Published by Constable of London in 1913, this rare second volume by Henry Dwight Sedgwick continues the author's exploration of Italian poets (with some stanzas reproduced in both Italian and English translation), historical forces such as the French Conquest and Charles the Conqueror, Thomas Aquinas, manners and customs, and the arts in Italy during the 1200s.
The hardcover book is bound in red fabric with faded gold lettering on the spine. While Volume I is readily available, the antiquarian Volume II is quite difficult to find. This copy is in very good condition, with only minor foxing on some pages and a bit of fading to the red fabric of the spine (where it was exposed to light). There are numerous black-and-white illustrations.
Item ID: 02191306