The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci by Dmitry Merezhkovsky [ANTIQUE HARDCOVER] 1928 • The Modern Library
The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci by Dmitry Merezhkovsky
HARDCOVER COLLECTOR'S EDITION  THE MODERN LIBRARY
Beautiful small antique hardcover in very good condition.
Dust jacket has some surface tearing to spine; general shelf and edge wear / tanning.
Book itself is excellent. Clean, tight and reads good as new.
At the turn of the 20th century, a brilliant Russian writer, Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky (1865-1941), wrote this novel, "The Romance of Leonardo Da Vinci", a profound meditation on art and religion. Merezhkovsky portrays Leonardo as a man of many facets, some of which may be grouped as pagan, some of which are Christian. Leonardo was filled with conflict and doubts. This book is filled with historical and semi-historical information. It is a historical novel. This book provided much of the inspiration for the current best selling book and block-buster movie "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown. It is clear that this book provided much of the inspiration for the current best selling book and block-buster movie "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown. Like The Da Vinci Code, The Romance of Leonardo Da Vinci finds clues hidden in various places, including in painted over areas of The Last Supper.