Florence & Some Tuscan Cities

Florence & Some Tuscan Cities

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Florence & Some Tuscan Cities

Florence & Some Tuscan Cities

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To presume to contribute, however modest an addition, to the immense wealth of literature devoted to Florence, her history, and her art, from the days of Villani and of Muratori down to the present time, appears indeed to be beyond the powers of an inexperienced pen. In undertaking these slight descriptions, my aim has been a simple one -- to write an accompaniment, if such a term is applicable to letters, to the sketches with which this book is illustrated, and to touch superficially only, such debatable subjects as Tuscan architecture, painting, and sculpture. I have, therefore, attempted nothing more ambitious than to record certain impressions and facts, and with some information to weave in a few legends and stories, not always within reach of the hurried traveller or the non-traveller, who sees foreign countries . . .

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