Item #1472 The Story of Ravenna. Edward Hutton.
The Story of Ravenna
The Story of Ravenna
The Story of Ravenna
The Story of Ravenna
The Story of Ravenna

The Story of Ravenna

London: J.M Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1926. Original heather-blue cloth (6 3/4 inches tall), gilt decorated spine and front board, uncut, blue top edge, original dust jacket. Very faint bumping to lower corners, gentle puckering to cloth, mild edge-wear and toning to dust jacket spine. A near-fine copy. Item #1472

"THE UNIQUE IMPORTANCE OF RAVENNA IN THE HISTORY OF ITALY"

Early edition of the story of "Ravenna Felix" by the English historian and Catholic convert. This copy is complete as published with the original dust jacket and the folding map bound at the end of the text.

Enamored of all things Italian, Hutton was one of the founders of the British Institute in Florence (1917). His history of Ravenna—by turns Roman, Barbarian, Byzantine, and Papal—demonstrates "the unique importance of Ravenna in the history of Italy." Hutton's brief Preface: "I have tried to show in as clear a manner as was at my political command, what Ravenna really was in the political geography of the empire." Locating Ravenna in Cisalpine Gaul rather than Italy proper, its geography lends Ravenna "the unique and fabulous position she holds in the history of Europe." First published in 1913, this edition (revised for "The Medieval Town Series") was issued with a title page printed in red-and-black and illustrated with a frontispiece, photographic plates, seven maps, and additional illustrations in the text by Harald Sand. Concludes with an Index. Hutton converted to Catholicism in 1928 and he is buried at Buckfast Abbey.

Price: $65.00

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