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History of Art in Sardinia, Judaea, Syria and Asia Minor

By Georges Perrot; Charles Chipiez; Gonio

1890

Chapman and Hall : London

10.5" by 7"

x, 294pp; xiv, 370pp

 

 

 

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A comprehensive work of Art History by two renowned French archaeological and artistic scholars, Georges Perrot and Charles Chipiez. First thus, the first English language edition of this work.

Complete in two volumes, this work is an English translation of the third volume of Georges Perrot and Charles Chipiez' 'Histoire de L'Art dans L'Antiquite' series. Illustrated, with all plates accounted for according to contents. Being seven plates to volume I and one plate to volume II. Both volumes are comprehensively illustrated with four hundred and six in-text illustrations. The title page notes that this work contains 'eight steel and coloured plates'. All eight plates are present, but are not coloured as the title page would suggest. The illustrations detail architectural layouts, plans, archaeological figures and more. These two volumes discuss Sardinia, Judaea and the Hittites. Translated into English and edited by 'Gonino'. To the preface the translator discusses the authors of this work and believes that 'a joint production of theirs cannot fail to excite the curiosity of the public, taught by experience to look for good solid work at their hands. I venture to predict that the hopes thus raised will be more than satisfied, both in point of interest and in the wide range of the subject-matter contained in the present work, which maintains in full the high level of preceding volumes.' Georges Perrot was a French archaeologist who taught at the Sorbonne and was the director of the Ecole Normale Superieure. His expedition to Asia Minor lead to his discovery of a Greek translation of 'The Political Testament of the Emperor Augustus'. He also wrote 'Souvenirs d'un Voyage en Asie Mineur'. Charles Chipiez was an important French architect, Egyptologist, Iranologist and historian of the ancient world's architecture. He and Perrot wrote some of the most detailed studies on the architecture of the ancient world. Gift inscription to the recto of front endpaper, Seth, P Remmington from J P Jan 1894. A beautifully bound work, which is an in depth exploration of art history by two individuals who are experts in their field.

CONDITION

In half morocco bindings with marbled paper boards. Externally, very smart. Light rubbing to the joints and raised bands in addition to the head and tail of spines.Front hinge to volume I is strained bur firm. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper dated 1894. Internally, firmly bound. Large plan to page 200 of volume I has a neat closed tear to the fold and to the gutter. Pages are bright and clean.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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