11" x 7.75" x 2.5"D
Bound in full velvet w/ metal Frontis and housed in clamshell box in Venetian brocade fabric
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An inside view of Venice from bon vivant, art historian, author, musician, and world traveler Alexis Gregory, evoking the great palaces of Venice, legendary friends including Peggy Guggenheim, Lily Volpi, and Arrigo Cipriani, and great Venetian figures of the past such as the mad Marchesa Casati, the Sapphic muse Princess Winnaretta de Polignac, and the spoiled Charles de Besteigui. In this illustrated book, the city's emblematic characters, places, and events come alive.