Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cosimo I de' Medici began ruling dynasty

It is the birthday of Italian Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici (1519), who is credited with doubling the size of Florence and its Tuscan territories and his lavish support of the arts. His idea of uniting the public offices into a single building, the Uffizi (“Offices”), was well ahead of its time. Today the Uffizi Gallery is home to one of the most important art collections in the world. Cosimo became Duke at the age of 17 after his distant cousin was assassinated. With the help of emperor Charles V, he managed to stabilize a rocky political crisis and establish a ruling dynasty that lasted for 200 years. His son, Fracesco de’ Medici, succeeded him.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Our specialties

Our specialties include Floridiana (Florida History, Florida Authors, Florida Related Ephemera), American History, Literature of the South, Military History (including, but not limited to, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korean War), Children’s Literature, Maps, Leather Bindings and Rare & Unusual items.

We also have a wide variety of general stock, including a large Landscape/Gardening section, a great selection of Christian/Church History/Bible Study titles, Beat Literature, and much more. Please browse our extensive category list.

Appraisal service

Michael F. Slicker, is one of about 450 qualified members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, Inc., and its affiliate the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.

Condition of the book, demand for it and history of comparable sales are among the factors considered in evaluating the value of a book. Other factors may apply as well.

Please contact us for more information regarding our certified appraisal services. We encourage you to visit our website, Lighthouse Books, ABAA

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

Michael Slicker was the founding president of the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association and has served as chairman of its annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair since its inception.

The 36th annual book fair is set for April 21-23, 2017 at The Coliseum in St. Petersburg.

The fair is the oldest and largest antiquarian book fair in the Southeast. Learn more about the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair and the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association.

  © Blogger templates Newspaper II by 2008

Back to TOP