Savonarola: A Tragedy - Alfred AustinLondon & New York: Macmillan & Co., 1891, Hardback.
Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with mottling to both boards. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Heavy tanning to first and last blanks facing the pastedowns. Text complete, clean and tight.
2nd edition, first 1881.
From the cover: “A play based on the activities of Girolamo Savonarola. Savonarola was an Italian Dominican friar and an influential contributor to the politics of Florence from 1494 until his execution in 1498. He was known for his book burning, destruction of what he considered immoral art, and his perception of what he thought the Renaissance — which began in his Florence and was at its beginning — ought to become. He vehemently preached against the moral corruption of much of the clergy at the time, and his main opponent was Rodrigo Borgia, who was Pope Alexander VI from 1492, through Savonarola’s death, to 1498.”