Cyprus Phoenicia Ancient Art History 1885 Perrot Illustrated Leather book FrenchBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Historire de L'Art dans L'Antiquite - Tome III: Phenicie - Cypre, by Geroges Perrot and Charles Chipiez.
Published 1885, Paris by Hachette.
918 pages. Text in French. Profusely illustrated throughout with 644 illustrations, including many full page including several color lithographs.
Binding stamped at base of spine "Magnier" bindery.
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 early owner's paper 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.