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Old Master Paintings

The Ultimate Sistine Chapel Book

In a feature story published earlier this year, Vanity Fair dubbed Heywood Hill “London’s most beloved bookstore.” More recently, the 80-year-old shop in Mayfair, owned by the Duke of Devonshire, received an endorsement from an even higher authority.

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HEYWOOD HILL BOOKSTORE, LONDON

The Vatican Museum and Scripta Maneant chose Heywood Hill to be the exclusive seller in the US & UK for La Cappella Sistina, a limited-edition, three-folio-volume, 870-page publication that is the ultimate representation of Michelangelo’s masterpiece. To realize the project, every inch of the chapel was digitally photographed over a series of 65 nights, while the Sistine Chapel was closed to visitors. The result, covered widely in the press, is simply spectacular. Fittingly, copy number 1 of the edition of 1,999 has been given to the Pope. The other 1,998 are certain to be treasured by devotees of the Renaissance, the Vatican and Michelangelo. Priced at £10,000, La Cappella Sistina would make a beautiful acquisition whether for personal pleasure, as a gift or even as a donation to a scholarly library of your choice.

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THE TEAM INSIDE THE SISTINE CHAPEL

Beyond the years of pleasure La Cappella Sistina will bring, the books also come with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With every purchase, Heywood Hill and the publishers can arrange a private afterhours tour of the Sistine Chapel, among the rarest privileges for art lovers the world over.

Please contact Lottie Cole lottie@heywoodhill.com to find out more.

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THE LIMITED-EDITION LA CAPPELLA SISTINA.

 

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