The Literary Works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Vol. 1 of 2

The Literary Works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Vol. 1 of 2 : Compiled and Edited from the Original Manuscripts (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Literary Works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Vol. 1 of 2: Compiled and Edited From the Original Manuscripts Vasari says, and rightly, in his Life of Leonardo, that he laooured much more oy his word than in fact or oy deed, and Me oiographer evidently had in his mind the numerous worhs in Manuscript which have heen freserved to this day. To us, now, it seems almost inexflicaéle that these valuaole and interesting original texts should have remained so long unpuolished, and indeed forgotten. I t is certain that during the X V I t and X V [l f centuries their eoccefitional value was highly appreciated. This is proved not merely oy the prices which they commanded, out also oy the exceptional interest which has oeen attached to the change of ownership of merely a few Jcages of Manuscript. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 27mm | 708g
  • English
  • 426 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243273371
  • 9780243273379