Title: The Life of Cesare Borgia
Publisher: Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd., London
Publication Date: 1926
Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good
Edition: 10th Edition "New and Revised"
Sangorski and Sutcliffe binding, red with gold gilt lettering and decoration. Slightly rubbed at top of spine Gilt edges. Full title, "The life of Cesare Borgia of France, Duke of Valentinois and Romagna, Prince of Andria and Venafri, Count of Dyois, Lord of Piombino, Camerino, and Urbino, Gonfalonier and Captain-General of Holy Church : a History and Some Criticisms" 2 illustrations and 18 plates, complete. 480 pages including index. Advertisement for author's other work "Torquemada and the Spanish Inquisition" on back of title-leaf. Cesare Borgia (1475 or 1476 - 1507) was the son of Pope Alexander VI. He was originally intended for the Church, and became Cardinal at the age of 18. When his brother died in 1498, Cesare became the first person in history to resign as cardinal. He then pursued a political and military career under the patronage of his father. His career waned upon the death of his father in 1503, and he died in battle in 1507. He was used as an example by Nicolo Machiavelli in his work, "The Prince". Cesare Borgia was at one time the patron of Leonardo da Vinci. The author of this work is better known as a novelist, and was very popular in the early 20th century with works such as "Captain Blood" and "Scaramouche". Bookseller Inventory # 15060
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