Light shelfwear to edges and boards. DJ not clipped, and covered with mylar. Library discard with usual attachments/markings. Pages tight and clean. First Edition. 253 pages.ISBN 0090875400.Lucrezia Borgia. True child of the Renaissance, she was impetuous of heart and strong in her lust for life and love-but the meshes of the golden hair which so enchanted the men who desired her were symbolic of the tangled treachery and scheming in which she herself was caught. Like her three brothers, she was the illegitimate child of Pope Alexander VI, whose plans for political dominion in Italy required that she be used in the marriage market to further his ambition. Betrothed at twelve, to a young Spanish nobleman, she found herself at fourteen-when the political wind had changed-married instead to Giovanni Sforza, Lord of Pesaro. But this time her brother Cesare, far more ruthless than her father, was the dominant figure in her life: her marriage was broken mercilessly and another wedding followed to Alfonso of Aragon, nephew of the King of Naples. Yet once again politics called for dissolution of the marriage, this time with the shedding of blood…Only in her third marriage, to the future Duke of Ferrara, most powerful man in the Italy of her time, did she find escape and lasting happiness.Visit my eCRATER Store for other great books and save on shipping! Most books have shelfwear and cover scuffing. Binding is tight unless otherwise noted. Actual covers may be different than stock photos. If condition is important, please ask for a more detailed description. All prices are in US dollars.DOMESTIC SHIPPING: Most shipping is by Media Mail with delivery confirmation. Discounts available for multiple books that are paid for in one transaction. Priority and Express mail available. Email for details.INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: We ship worldwide for actual postage plus $1.75 handling per order. International buyers must contact me for final costs before making payment.We only accept PayPal for International orders.Pay me securely with any major credit card through PayPal!