Ancient Art Greek sculpture history 1903 Perrot fine illustrated Leather BookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Historire de L'Art dans L'Antiquite - Tome VIII: La Grece Archaique. La Sculpture, by Geoges Perrot & C. Chipiez.
Issued 1903, Paris by Hachett.
756 pages. Text in French. Profusely illustrated throughout with 352 in-text line drawings, plus 14 full or double page engravings, some with tissue guards. Splendid detailed scholarly work with a fine range of well printed images, some color lithographs, others original etchings, etc.
Handsome period French 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, elaborate gilt floral compartment decorations, gilt title lettering, marbled covers and end papers, top edge gilt, deckled edges, hand marbled end papers.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Contains original owner's personal library plate.
Originally issued as part of a monumental history of the ancient world series, this volume (like all the others) covers a specific region, era or style and stands alone, complete unto itself as written and intended.
Item is physically old and shows some light signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, joint leather a bit scuffed with some thin flaking, covers firm and strong, gilt remains bright and clean, slight scratching or rubbing to covers, overall very attractive as a 19th century art book.
Text block paper is uniformly age toned but clean and fresh, internally very well preserved, only trivial scattered spotting, any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention.
Still very attractive on the shelf. Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in very nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 11" H x 8" W.
A monumental and very heavy book.