Washington, New Haven, & Vatican City: Library of Congress, Yale University Press, & Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1993. Item #1104
Folio. 300 x 220 mm., [12 x 9 inches]. xxvi, 323,  pp. Illustrated throughout with color images. Bound in white linen cloth, dust jacket. Near fine copy.
"This extraordinarily beautiful book, which contains over 200 color illustrations, introduces the reader to the Vatican Library and examines in particular its development during the Renaissance. Distinguished scholars discuss the Library's holdings and the historical circumstances of its growth, presenting a fascinating cast of characters -- popes, artists, collectors, scholars, and scientists -- who influenced how the Library evolved" (dust jacket blurb).