Aubrey, John - Aubrey's Brief Lives - ( Item 117929 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2016. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Quarter-bound in buckram with Modigliani paper sides, printed with a design by the artist. Set in Columbus. 456 pages with a black & white illustrated title-page spread. 13 black & white illustrations; 4 colour illustrations. 9½" x 6¼". Introduced by Peter Conrad. Illustrated by Joe Ciardiello. Witty, tantalising and illuminating, John Aubrey’s great classic of biography allows a glimpse into a fascinating era, while humanising great figures of history such as Shakespeare, Francis Bacon and Thomas Hobbes. With vignettes of figures such as John Milton, Christopher Wren, John Dryden, Shakespeare, Andrew Marvell, Francis Bacon and more, Brief Lives is a uniquely entertaining glimpse at a fascinating time. These men and women, flawed, vulnerable, vain and ambitious, are more alive here than in any formal history; through Aubrey's eyes, these giants of an age are revealed on a more human scale. This Folio edition uses the definitive edition edited by Oliver Lawson Dick, which includes Lawson Dick’s own superb biographical portrait of Aubrey. In his introduction Peter Conrad writes with affection about a true English eccentric who had a deep and abiding interest in other people. Joe Ciardiello's exuberant illustrations include many witty portraits, scribbled with incidental detail and revealing context.
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