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Historire de L’Art dans L’Antiquite – Tome IV: Judee, Sardaigne, Syrie, Cappadoce, by Geroges Perrot and Charles Chipiez.
Issued c. 1887, Paris by Hachett.
833 pages. Text in French. Profusely illustrated throughout with 395 line drawings, including 2 large folding plates, plus numerous full page engravings.
Originally issued as part of a monumental history of the ancient world series, this volume like all the others covers a specific region or spot and stand alone, complete unto itself.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, elaborate gilt floral compartment decorations, gilt title lettering, marbled covers and end papers. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Contains original owner’s personal library plate.
Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Interior contents display a uniform age patina, with occasional light to moderate age spotting. Overall, a wonderful and monumental volume that retains a handsome shelf appearance.
Book measures: 11 1/4″ H X 8″ W.