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The Roman inscriptions of Britain. Vol.2 Instrumentum domesticum (Personal belongings and the like). Fascicule 1-8, Plus Epigraphic Index Volume  [ 9 Volumes All in Matching Dust Jackets ]
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The Roman inscriptions of Britain. Vol.2 Instrumentum domesticum (Personal belongings and the like). Fascicule 1-8, Plus Epigraphic Index Volume [ 9 Volumes All in Matching Dust Jackets ]

By Collingwood, R. G. (Robin George) 1889-1943.

Gloucester: Published for the Administrators of the Haverfield Bequest by Alan Sutton, 1990. These texts are part of a series of volumes covering objects inscribed in the province of Britain during the Roman period. Together, the volumes aim to cover all materials on which it is possible to inscribe or carve, such as stone, ceramics, wood, gems and base and precious metals. This particular volume is devoted to inscriptions on metal ingots, tesserae, dies, labels, lead sealings and military diplomata. The text provides transcriptions, descriptions, bibliography and notes for each entry. Vol 1: xiv,126, viii p of plates : ill ; Bibliography: pxiii-xiv. - Includes index. Contents: Military diplomata; silver ingots; copper ingots; lead pigs; tin ingots; pewter ingots; brass ingots; tesserae; dies; labels; lead sealings - imperial, provincial, taxation office, civic, legions, alae, equites and pedites singulares, auxiliary cohorts, miscellaneous, alienum. Vol 2: pub1991: xii, 146p : illus., 8pls ; Contents: Inscribed steelyards, scale-pans and weights; gold vessels; silver vessels; bronze vessels; lead vessels; pewter vessels; shale vessels; glass vessels; spoons.Vol 3: Pub 1991: x, 176 p., 16 p. of plates : ill. ;Contents: Brooches; finger rings; gemstones, amulets and cameos; bracelets; helmets; shields and armour; weapons and other military equipment; iron tools; bronze baldric- and belt-fittings; votive objects and an amulet in gold; votive objects in silver; votive objects in bronze; miscellaneous objects in bronze; lead water pipes; lead roundels; lead sheets (except defixiones); miscellaneous lead objects; stone roundels; pottery roundels; miscellaneous objects in bone, horn or ivory.Vol 4: Pub 1994: xiii, 210 p., 8 p. of plates : ill.; Contents: Wooden barrels; wooden stilus-tablets; miscellaneous objects of wood; leather objects; oculists' stamps; wallplaster; mosaics; handmills; rectangular stone tablets; stone balls; stone pebbles; small stone votives; miscellaneous objects of stone; figurine of jet; figurines of baked clay; objects of fired clay; terracotta antefixes; legionary stamped tiles - introduction; tile stamps of Legion II Augusta; tile stamps of Legion VI Victrix; tile stamps of Legion VI Victrix or Hispana IX; tile stamps of Legion IX Hispana; tile stamps of Legion XX Valeria Victrix; tile stamps of Legion XXII Primigenia (alienum); tile stamps of the auxilia. Vol 5: Pub 1993: xiii, 162p : illus + 8pls, Contents: Tile stamps of the Classis Britannica; imperial tile stamps; procuratorial tile stamps; civic tile stamps - introduction; civic tile stamps - RPG; civic tile stamps with Duoviri; civic tile stamps with Quinquernnales; stamps of private tile-makers; relief-patterned tiles; graffiti on tiles. Vol 6: Pub 1994: xiii, 102p : illus + 8pls; Contents: Amphorae - painted inscriptions; amphorae - graffiti cut before firing; amphorae - graffiti cut after firing; mortaria - inscriptions other than graffiti; mortaria - graffiti cut before firing; mortaria - graffiti cut after firing; inscriptions painted in white barbotine; painted or moulded inscriptions on coarseware; samian barbotine or mouled inscriptions.Vol 7: Pub 1995: xi, 152p : illus; Contents: This text is part of a series of volumes covering objects inscribed in the province of Britain during the Roman period. Together, the volumes aim to cover all materials on which it is possible to inscribe or carve, such as stone, ceramics, wood, gems and base and precious metals. This particular volume is devoted to graffiti on samian ware (terra sigilatta), and provides transcriptions, descriptions, bibliography and notes for each entry. Vol 8: pub 1995: xiii,165p, plates : ill; Graffiti on coarse pottery cut before firing; graffiti on coarse pottery cut after firing; stamp on coarse pottery; addenda to RIB ii Fascicules 1-8; corrigenda to RIB ii, Fascicules 1-8.; Vol 9: Pub 1995: The Epigraphic Indexes: x, 93 p. ; 30 cm. A very nice set indeed. Apart from a tiny nudge to base of two volumes, virtually pristine, in very similar Jackets. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$148.39

A catalogue of letters and other historical documents exhibited in the library at Welbeck [ IN THE VERY GOOD DUST JACKET ].
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A catalogue of letters and other historical documents exhibited in the library at Welbeck [ IN THE VERY GOOD DUST JACKET ].

By Strong, Sandford Arthur.

London: John Murray, 1903. This copy can be set apart by way of the inclusion of the Rare dust Jacket. A selection of documents from the Portland collection, transcribed and annotated, with index. Compiled by S. Arthur Strong , with portraits and numerous facsimiles. xvi, 316 p : 3 port. (incl. front.), 25 facsim ; 28 x 22 cm. In Quarter bound morrocco leather, light bumps t corners, but a very clean and tight example, together with a complete near Fine Dust Jacket, with the price £2.2.0 Net Cash to spine as called for. [ Location: FP2 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$168.63

Eton college portraits.

By Cust, Lionel Henry Sir 1859-1929.

London: Spottiswoode & Co., 1910. One of a Limited Edition of only 550 copies. xiv,81,[1]p., 40 plates : ill.., portraits/tissue guards Index to portraits at rear. Lionel Cust was the surveyor of the King's pictures and works of art. [ On leaf before half-title (p.[ii]): This edition is limited to five hundred and fifty copies, of which twenty-five are printed upon hand-made Japanese vellum. ] Whilst this is a firm and square copy, the boards are somewhat rubbed, with some marking. Binding tight and secure and contents remian very good. Inscription of David Cecil { a few of that name were educated at Eton ]. Hard Cover. Very Good (See Comnts/ Images). Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

$67.45

The Lost Prince : the life & death of Henry Stuart
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The Lost Prince : the life & death of Henry Stuart

By MacLeod, Catharine.; National Portrait Gallery (London, England); [ Catharine MacLeod with Timothy Wilks, Malcolm Smuts and Rab MacGibbon.

London: National Portrait Gallery Publications, 2004. Catalogue of the exhibition held at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 18 October 2012 - 13 January 2013. This exploration of Henry's life and image, and the extraordinary reaction to his death, transforms our understanding of this exceptional prince and the time in which he lived. In November 1612, shortly before his nineteenth birthday, Henry, the eldest son of James I and Anne of Denmark, died of typhoid fever after a short illness. The nation was struck by grief at the loss of this most promising prince who, it was believed, would become a king to transform Britain. Unlike his father, Henry was seen as militaristic, ardently Protestant and fiercely moral; he was also a precocious patron of the arts, collecting paintings, sculpture and books, commissioning ambitious garden designs and architecture, and performing in elaborate court festivities. Furthermore, Henry took an active interest in the navy and exploration, sponsoring an expedition to find the North-West Passage and giving his name to new settlements in Virginia. Authors Catharine MacLeod, Malcolm Smuts and Timothy Wilks examine Henry's upbringing and education, his court and patronage, his collecting, and finally his illness, death and legacy, and question traditional assumptions about the prince. The book showcases some of the most important works of art and culture produced in the Jacobean period, including masque designs by Inigo Jones, portraiture by Robert Peake and Isaac Oliver, poetry by Ben Jonson and music by Thomas Tompkins and William Byrd. Also featured are exquisite inlaid armour made for Henry, garden designs, renaissance bronzes, old master paintings from his collection, books from his library, and a selection of manuscript letters and writing exercises in Henry's hand. This exploration of Henry's life and image, and the extraordinary reaction to his death, transforms our understanding of this exceptional prince and the time in which he lived. In November 1612, shortly before his nineteenth birthday, Henry, the eldest son of James I and Anne of Denmark, died of typhoid fever after a short illness. The nation was struck by grief at the loss of this most promising prince who, it was believed, would become a king to transform Britain. Unlike his father, Henry was seen as militaristic, ardently Protestant and fiercely moral; he was also a precocious patron of the arts, collecting paintings, sculpture and books, commissioning ambitious garden designs and architecture, and performing in elaborate court festivities. Furthermore, Henry took an active interest in the navy and exploration, sponsoring an expedition to find the North-West Passage and giving his name to new settlements in Virginia. Authors Catharine MacLeod, Malcolm Smuts and Timothy Wilks examine Henry's upbringing and education, his court and patronage, his collecting, and finally his illness, death and legacy, and question traditional assumptions about the prince. The book showcases some of the most important works of art and culture produced in the Jacobean period, including masque designs by Inigo Jones, portraiture by Robert Peake and Isaac Oliver, poetry by Ben Jonson and music by Thomas Tompkins and William Byrd. Also featured are exquisite inlaid armour made for Henry, garden designs, renaissance bronzes, old master paintings from his collection, books from his library, and a selection of manuscript letters and writing exercises in Henry's hand. 192 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), fascims., plans, ports ; 29 cm. Very nice copy indeed in a like dust Jacket. [ Loaction: Fp2 ] . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$47.22

Complete illustrated catalogue, National Portrait Gallery
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Complete illustrated catalogue, National Portrait Gallery

By Saywell, David.; Simon, Jacob.; National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)

London: National Portrait Gallery, 2004. Housing one of the world's foremost collections of portraiture, the National Portrait Gallery receives hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world each year. This catalogue collection, which includes over 8,000 illustrations, is the first volume to cover the entire collection since 1979, making use of the NPG's integrated database, Multi Mimsy. Each work is illustrated in black white, and accompanied by a succinct entry making, listing history, provenance, attribution, inscriptions and dimensions. In addition a 32-page colour section will present stunning colour plates of the most important works in the collection. As such this title will be an invaluable source of reference and an attractive souvenir. Biography - Jacob Simon is Curator of Eighteenth-Century Portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery, London. David Saywell is Head of IT at the National Portrait Gallery, London. xvii, 802 p. : ill., ports. ; 29 cm. A Fine copy in a like Dust Jacket.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$53.96

The Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Miniatures in the Collection of the Queen
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The Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Miniatures in the Collection of the Queen

By Reynolds, Graham.; Royal Collections. (Priv.)

London: The Royal Collection, 1999. 319 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports., geneal. tables ; 32 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 31-36) and index. A fabulous book, displaying a wonderful collection. Lovely copy in like dust jacket. [ Br/2]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine +/Fine +. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$53.96

England's thousand best Houses
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England's thousand best Houses

By Jenkins, Simon.

London: Allen Lane, 2003. 'A hymn to good architecture, an ode to authentic domestic interiors ...buy, beg, borrow or steal a copy to keep in the car. No other book (apart from his "1,000 Churches") will prompt so many joyous detours' -Christopher Hudson, "Daily Mail". England's houses are a treasure trove of riches and a unique, living record of the nation's history. Simon Jenkins' magnificent guide selects the finest palaces, mansions, halls, castles and cottages throughout the land, from the stately to the humble, in a glorious celebration of English life. A nice clean copy, just light handling. No inscriptions whatsoever. xl, 950 p. : col. ill., maps ; 25 cm. Bibliography: pxxx-xxxi. [ Loaction: Landing Case ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$23.61

Houses and people of Japan
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Houses and people of Japan

By TAUT, Bruno.

London: John Gifford Ltd, 1938. Bruno Taut (1880-1938) was not a Japanologist nor an art historian specialising on East Asia; he was a successful modern architect of housing developments in Berlin in the 1920's. When Taut emigrated to Japan in 1933, he had expected to experience the celebrated eminent culture of the country; he also hoped to work as an advisor to architects or institutions dealing with city planning and housing development. As a well reputed modern German architect who was invited to give public lectures that received much publicity, Taut, after his arrival in Japan in May 1933, was asked to write about his first impressions of the country, no matter whether they were positive or negative. His book Nippon mit europäischen Augen gesehen, compiled in July 1933 and published in Spring 1934 soon became a big success. In all, he finished four books, two published in Japanese, Nippon Seen with European Eyes (1934), Japanese Arts Seen with European Eyes, translated as Nippon bunka shi kan, A Personal View on Japanese Culture (1936), Fundamentals of Japanese Architecture in German and English (1936), and Houses and People of Japan (1937) in English. Buckram, lettering stamped in silver on spine xiii, 318 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. With b/w illustrations in text, as well as tipped-on illustrations in b/w and color, demonstrating a variety of illustration techniques. Includes bibliographical references and index. A very clean, tight copy. [ Representative images will follow }. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. Tall 8vo.

$215.84

The Architects Compendium and Catalogue [ The 16th Annual Issue ]

By SEARS, John Edward. [ Edited By

London (16, New Bridge St., E.C.): Compendium Publishing , 1902. A wondrrful period catalogue. Full of features and examples for the Trade of the period. Encyclopaedic in its content. One for the Collector and Historian. A very Heavy detailed Volume.John Edward Sears (28 November 1857 - 20 January 1941) was a British architect and politician. He was the son of the Reverend James Sears, a Baptist minister in Camberwell in south London, and quickly became involved in the activities of the church as a teacher and librarian. Sears was educated privately before being articled to C G Searle and S C Searle, architects in 1872. At the same time he studied architecture at University College London and the Royal Academy Schools. He became a qualified architect in 1880 and was made a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1889..For several years he acted as editor of the annual Architect’s Compendium and Catalogue. Retains the original Green embossed boards, with some trace marking, sound and secure. p.936, illustrated throughout. . Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$303.53

The art of Beatrix Potter
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The art of Beatrix Potter

By Potter, Beatrix 1866-1943.

London: Frederick Warne & Co, 1972. Revised Edition: With an appreciation by Anne Carroll Moore and notes to each section by Enid and Leslie Linder; direct reproductions of Beatrix Potter's preliminary studies and finished drawings, selected and arranged by L. Linder and W.A. Herring. A beautiful copy, in an equally nice dust jacket. This copy also has the Ornate Slip Box which sets this copy apart. The Beatrix Potter books: pp. 401-406. xxvi, 406 p. : plate, port. ; 24 cm. [ FP1 ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$53.96

English pastels 1750-1830 [ One of a Ltd Edition of Only 750 Copies ]

By See, Robert Rene.

London: G. Bell, 1911. This is an Unnumbered copy of a Limited Edition of only 750 copies. In association with this latter fact, we have an intriguing dedication to ffep { image to follow } from an initial FLT [ possibly meaning Mentor to one Harriet Sewa[r]? on her coming of age? The Author? One, Robert René Meyer-Sée who was a French art dealer and critic who was instrumental in organising the exhibition of Futurist painting at The Sackville Gallery in London in 1912. He ran the Marlborough Gallery where he organised an exhibition by the Italian Futurist Gino Severini, and was involved in a court case with an implication of fraud. Later, he moved to the United States. This is an extremely nice copy, preserved well. p.375, portrait illustrations by way of Plates are numerous.. See Text Description. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$101.18

Londons Immortals: The Complete Outdoor Commemorative Statues.

By Blackwood, John

London: Savoy Press, 1989. A clean, fine copy in a like dust jacket. 380 pages, 314 illustrations, 37 in colour. [ Loaction: BR2 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$20.24

The British Institution : 1806-1867 : a complete dictionary of Contributors
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The British Institution : 1806-1867 : a complete dictionary of Contributors

By Graves, Algernon.

Bath: Kingsmead Reprints, 1969. Facsimile of 1875 edition. 617 p. ; 28 cm. A firm tight copy, free of inscriptions, in a complete Jacket, with minor internal repair to head & tail of spine. { representative images to follow ] [ Loaction: F. P.2. / Base ]. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good - See Comm. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$17.54

The Oxford dictionary of art
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The Oxford dictionary of art

By Chilvers, Ian.; Osborne, Harold 1905-; Farr, Dennis 1929-2006

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. NEW EDITION: edited by Ian Chilvers and Harold Osborne ; consultant editor, Dennis Farr. Partial contents: Chronology - Index of galleries and museums - A selection of Christian and classical themes in painting and sculpture. This revised edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Art reaffirms the unrivalled position held by this authoritative one-volume guide to the art of the western world. Ranging across painting, sculpture, drawing, and the applied arts, from classical times to the contemporary scene, over 3,000 entries provide the reader with instant information in succinct and readable form about styles, techniques, collections, artists, and historians. With a practical reference section comprising a contextual chronology of major works and an invaluable directory of museums and galleries around the world, this represents the most handy and readable volume available. * Over 3,000 entries on painting, sculpture, the graphic and applied arts * New material on twentieth-century art including entries on graffiti art, David Hockney, Tamara de Lempicka, Richard Long, Neo-Expressionism, New Realism, Pompidou Centre, Turner Prize * Entries enlivened with quotations from artists and critics * Invaluable chronology of major works in historical context * Practical directory of museums and galleries listing main works and complete contact details including fax, email, and websites * Select list of classical and biblical themes with major examples. About the Editors: Ian Chilvers is an art historian and freelance editor and writer. The late Harold Osborne edited The Oxford Companion to Art. Dennis Farr was Director of the Courtauld Institute Galleries, London, from 1980 to 1993. He is the author of English Art 1870-1940 and General Editor of the Clarendon Studies in the History of Art. xi, 647 p. ; 24 cm. { representative images to follow } [ Loaction: BR1 /4 /3 ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.80

Giles Daily Express and Sunday Express Cartoons  No 1 & [ 4  Volumes - No 4, No 6, No 7.; 50 Year Celebration Volume ]
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Giles Daily Express and Sunday Express Cartoons No 1 & [ 4 Volumes - No 4, No 6, No 7.; 50 Year Celebration Volume ]

By Giles;. Express Newspapers Ltd.

London: Lane Publications, 1946. 5 Volumes - Main description for the First series but not designated on the volume. [ 1946 ] - Publication date taken from latest cartoon date (March 1946). A firm and square copy, some rubs to the extremities, not price clipped, retaining the 3/6d section to half-title. Pages very good, binding secure. Possibly a very near Very good overall copy. 160 unnumbered pages : black and white illustrations ; 20 x 26 cm. All 4 are Good or Better copies. The 5th Volume is As New : Giles A celebration: 50 years of Work for Express Newspapers. { Images to follow }. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good+. Landscape.

$67.45

Sketchbook from Southern France
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Sketchbook from Southern France

By Midda, Sara.

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1990. Sara Midda's first book, "In and Out of the Garden", was an evocation of the pleasures of an English garden, and now she turns to another passion - the landscape and life of the South of France. She captures facades of houses, landscapes, piles of fruit, signs in a shop, bunches of herbs, trees in a line, views from a window, a paid of worn espadrilles, the different colours of the sky and much more of the exquisite, exotic or commonplace. Her work is characterized by delicate colours, an eye for detail and the ability to convey atmosphere. She describes her work as an interpretation of the everyday. [144]p : chiefly col.ill ; 14x19cm. A very nice copy in a like dust jacket. No inscriptions. [ Loaction: BR2/1 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 12mo.

$11.13

The Lord's Supper : Christ and his twelve Desciples
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The Lord's Supper : Christ and his twelve Desciples

By Niessen, Johann Joseph b. 1821.; Sighart, Joachim 1824-1867.

London: F. Bruckmann, 1868. From the original crayon-drawings of Leonardo da Vinci in the possession of Her Royal Highness the Grand Dutchess of Saxe-Weimar, by John Niessen. With explanatory text by J. Sighart. Translation of Das Abendmahl des Herrn. [6] p. : 12 plates. ; 35 cm. In the original burgundy bevelled boards, with elaborate gilt decoration to upper cover. It would appear that the leather covering to the boards was laid down quite tightly and has for that reason been more prone to chipping. There is sporadic chipping to covers as my illustrations will recognise. Internally a very tight copy, as published, the illustrations do have some fox spotting to margin areas, again I will provide a representative image. Nevertheless, this remains an attractive book and one which is proving quite difficult to find. [ Loaction: Landing Case ]. Hard Cover. Good+ { See Below & Images }. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$64.75

My Hunting Sketch Book
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My Hunting Sketch Book

By Edwards, Lionel 1878-1966.

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1928. .REPRINT: published November of 1928. Originally published October 1928. Written and illustrated by Lionel Edwards. Includes 15 colour halftone-photoengravings of hunting scenes by Lionel Edwards. Text on left, plates on right; unumbered interleaving blank pages. Light sage green cloth, with paper title label to right side of the front cover as called for. A clean and tight copy, quite heavy foxing to the half -title, thereafter only evident along page edge spine. The Dust Jacket has been reinforced where necessary, there is small loss, but a welcome clean addition to this item. xiii, 28 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm. [ Loaction: F. P.1. / Base ]. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good - Repaired. Illus. by Includes 15 colour halftone-photoengravings of hunting scenes by Lionel Edwards.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$47.22

The adoration of the Lamb
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The adoration of the Lamb

By Schmidt, Peter 1945-

Leuven: Davidsfonds, 1995. Translation of: Lam Gods.The most well-known work of the painter brothers Hubrecht (Hubert) and Jan van Eyck is undoubtedly the altar piece in the Vyd Chapel in St. Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent. The official name is The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, after the lower middle panel, where a lamb is worshiped by groups of angels, martyrs, prophets and apostles. The work in 1432 was one of the first painted altar pieces in North and West Europe - until then these works would be wood-cuts. 79 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 77). A fine copy in a like dust jacket. [ Location: FP1/base ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by photographs by Paul Maeyaert.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$16.19

Venetian Villas
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Venetian Villas

By Muraro, Michelangelo.; Marton, Paolo.

Koln: Konemann, 1986. First "English language translation by Peter Lauritzen, John Harper and Stephen Sartarelli" -- t.p. verso. 495p : ill. (chiefly col.), 1 col. map, plans ; 32cm. A stunning Book and in Stunning condition. [ Location: BR2 ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to { heavy }.

$29.68

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