New York: Viking, 2004. Photos; paintings, B&W images. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. Tall thick 8vo, gold quarter cloth with gold lettering on spine and "CN" stamped in gold on white (front) of boards, illustrated with 14 full color glossy paintings on 8 pages plus many B&W in-text Leonardo-related images, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) depicting detail from Da Vinci's "Adoration of the Magi," xiv + 6622,  pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #4861
Charles Nicholl (born 1950) is an English author specializing in works of history, biography, literary detection, travel and documentaries. His subjects have included Christopher Marlowe, Arthur Rimbaud, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Nashe and William Shakespeare.
One of the finer scholarly books on Leonardo Da Vinci (that I have read). Nicholl has an astonishing command of clarfyng detal.
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION: tight, bright, clean in comparable dust jacket.