First british and true 1st edition, first printing of the authors second book. Ross king is the author of books on italian, french and canadian art and history. I have read many books involving english history, still, i feel exlibris painted a picture more vividly of life in the mid1600s. Shop the latest titles by ross king at alibris including hardcovers, paperbacks, 1st editions, and audiobooks from thousands of sellers worldwide. Ex libris has 5 available editions to buy at half price books marketplace. He has twice won the governor generals award for nonfiction for the judgment of paris and leonardo and the last supper. It is remarkable to discover how actions and prejudices and capabilities and habits have changed in civilization since then. Inchbolds adventure is compelling from beginning to end as ross king vividly. Add more books to your order and receive discounted and free postage. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
Exlibris by ross king meet your next favorite book. Our hero is, as usual in the genre, a nerd this time, a lame and widowed bookseller summoned by a lovely and scholarly lady to pursue a rare, even earthshaking manuscript. He has also published two novels domino and exlibris, a biography of. Yeah, reading compulsion will not abandoned create you have any favourite activity. Buy ex libris by king, ross from amazons fiction books store. Summary the setting is 17th century england, and our unlikely protagonist is the improbably named isaac inchbold, a dickensian moniker given his club foot and disinclination to speak out unless entirely improperly.
Ross king is the highly praised author of, among other books, brunelleschis dome and michelangelo and the popes ceiling, as well as the judgment of paris and leonardo and the last supper, both of which won the governor generals award for nonfic. Among his books are brunelleschis dome 2000, michelangelo and the popes ceiling 2002, the judgment of paris governor generals award, 2006, and leonardo and the last supper governor generals award, 2012. The second novel, by the author of brunelleschis dome, and. These books have some common themes, so may be enjoyed by the same people, but where ex libris is more of a bibliomystery, the island of the day before is more of a general novel. Ross king is the highly praised author of mad enchantment, leonardo and the last supper, brunelleschis dome the book sense nonfiction book of the year in 2000, michelangelo and the popes ceiling, the judgment of paris, machiavelli. It took over a century to build santa maria del fiore, the cathedral of florence. Reviewed by margaret donsbach exlibris by ross king, book cover exlibris is an atmospheric novel about books and seafaring, set partly in. Ross king is the bestselling author of books on italian, french and canadian art and history. The revolutionary decade that gave the world impressionism 2006 machiavelli. Exlibris by king, ross and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Exlibris by ross king is set in england in 1660, with a parallel plot line in 1620. How a renaissance genius reinvented architecture by ross king and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. As one of the premier rare book sites on the internet, alibris has thousands of rare books, first editions, and signed books available. How a renaissance genius reinvented architecture, and michelangelo and the popes ceiling, and more on.
Both books focus to a certain degree on the age of discovery, in the 17th century, and the longitude problem. Set in london and prague, it chronicles how a london booksellers search in the 1660s for a missing manuscript leads him unwittingly into a world of deception and murder. Once this delicious premise is established, king alternates isaacs tale of his. Ross king author biography, age, books, career and net. Isbn 9781856195997 9781856195997 hardcover, chatto and windus, 1998. The second novel, by the author of brunelleschis dome, and michelangelo and the popes ceiling is an elaborate historical mystery. Ross king responding to a cryptic summons to a remote country house, london bookseller isaac inchbold finds himself responsible for restoring a magnificent library pillaged during the english civil war, and in the process slipping from the surface of 1660s london into an underworld of spies and smugglers, ciphers and forgeries. Ex libris by ross king overdrive rakuten overdrive. Exlibris was a satisfying, and rewarding read for at least 300 of its 392 pages paperback edition. In 1418, builders realized that constructing the cathedrals dome was a bit of a challenge, and they asked for proposals. A cryptic summons to a remote country house launches isaac inchbold, a l. He does for the group what in his muchacclaimed books he does for michelangelo, brunelleschi, and meissonier.
The story of the great cathedral in florence 2000 michelangelo and the popes ceiling 2002 the judgment of paris. Ecclesiastical works could be bought from the booksellers in st pauls churchyard, while the shops and stalls of little britain specialised in greek and latin volumes, and those on the western edge. Ex libris by king, ross and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. In 1998, king published exlibris, his second work of historical fiction. He has also written two novels, domino and ex libris. Exlibris is a must for anyone who enjoyed iain pears monumental an instance. Philosopher of power, and two novels, ex libris and domino. Ex libris book by ross king half price books marketplace. Born and raised in canada, king holds degrees from the university of regina, york university, and university college, london. Ross king is the author of the judgment of paris, brunelleschis dome, and michelangelo and the popes ceiling. You can see this baleful influence in books like ross kings exlibris, a curious novel that manages to be both energetic and fustian at once. Ross king is the highly praised author of brunelleschis dome the book sense nonfiction book of the year in 2000, michelangelo and the popes ceiling on the new york times extended bestseller list, the judgment of paris, machiavelli. Ross king ross king used books, rare books and new books.
Ross king is the bestselling author of nonfiction books on italian, french and canadian art and history, and two novels. Ross king born july 16, 1962 is a canadian novelist and nonfiction writer. Anyone wishing to purchase a book in london in the year 1660 had a choice of four areas. Isaac inchbold, middleaged proprietor of nonsuch books, has never traveled more than 24 leagues from london, where by 1660 he has made his home above his bookshop for 25 years. See all books authored by ross king, including brunelleschis dome. Bookseller isaac inchbold owns nonsuch books on london bridge. Exlibris wears its considerable learning lightly, and its climactic succession of surprises. So when i happened across ross kings ex libris, which promised to be very bookish indeed, i snapped it up, and im rather glad i did. Ross king author of michelangelo and the popes ceiling.
A satisfyingly lush and lavish adventure in the world of rare books that will remind readers of the name of the rose detroit free press an ingenious intellectual puzzle newsday. I love historical fiction, particularly when, as in ross kings case, a mystery is involved. Ross king is the author of the highly praised michelangelo and the popes ceiling and brunelleschis dome, a celebrated account of how the renaissance architect brunelleschi constructed the dome of santa maria del fiore in florence. I have read many books involving english history, still, i feel exlibris painted a. Ex libris by ross king and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The novel ex libris by ross king is a very exciting historian novel which takes us back into the 17. Reading the first third or so of the book to gain that experience is worth doing. Ross king is the bestselling author of nonfiction books on italian, french and.592 505 1088 325 605 1007 1016 710 1190 1447 429 438 1325 434 1562 322 966 409 685 666 1570 904 533 1060 626 817 852 180 21 7 648 706 764