Welcome to the blog for Lighthouse Books, ABAA. My name is Michael Slicker. We are a family-owned and operated antiquarian bookstore that has been open 40 years, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Please have a look around the blog. Bookmark us or subscribe to an RSS feed so that you will be alerted when we make updates. Please follow the links to our spot on AbeBooks and our online bookstore for listings of some of what we have available. Thank you for visiting us online. You can visit us in person at 1735 First Avenue N in downtown St. Petersburg. We specialize in rare books, unusual books, antique maps, vintage photographs and more.
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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.
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.
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