Good in good dust jacket. Ex library with usual markings. Tight. Serious shelfwear. Corners bumped. All edges of pages seem discolored. Stain on bottom edges of pages. 275 p. Plus 80 plates in back of book.
Fair jacket. Good in Fair dust jacket. Board front joint split at top with gilt title and decoration on spine. Spine ends bumped. Dust jacket rubbed, color stained and soiled with chips along edges. Top left of front panel torn and has been repaired with clear tape. Clear tape at top and bottom of rear panel as well, rear flap has been clipped. Tipped in plates throughout. Fold out diagram in rear pocket. Binding is tight. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore.
Hardcover, folio, xxii + 276 + [lxxx] pp, 12 colour tipped-in plates, large fold-out colour plate in pocket at rear, b/w plates, b/w text ills, patterned eps, appendices, index. A collection of essays on the artistry, history and architecture of the Haghia Sophia, "one of the most interesting monuments of Byzantine architecture and sculpture and painting that time has spared, " by various members of the team of experts who undertook an intensive examination and restoration the the church and its artworks between 1957 and 1964. Bookplate on first blank, light shelfwear to bottom edge of boards else near Fine in near-Fine dust jacket (merest hint of edge wear, with large but neat price-clip excision from front fold-in).
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