New York: Odyssey, 1967. With 465 illustrations, including 128 in color; several folding plates and plans. 440 pages. Short thick 4to, red cloth, d.w. New York: Odyssey Press, (1967). First American edition. A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Arts of Mankind series, volume 9. This volume is a companion to Early Christian Art, covering the Byzantine period of Christian art, East and West, in the 5th and 6th centuries.
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New York: Minton Beach, 1926. Many sepia illustrations. Slim folio, tan cloth-backed red decorative boards (well-rubbed along all edges, spine darkened, interior is clean but for light foxing at top edge of first and last several pages). New York: Minton Beach, 1926. First Edition. A very good(-) copy.
Paris: Francois Lienard, 1876. Print. Etching. Image measures 11 5/8" x 9 5/8" Stunning portrait of Pierre-Louis Laideguive, published in 1876 in "L'Art: Revue Hebdomadaire Illustree", a French illustrated periodical of fine art and literature. Engraved after the ca. 1761 pastel by Maurice Quentin de la Tour, Laideguive is depicted in luxurious silks, holding an apparently well-read book - a sign of wealth and prestige in 18th century France. Beautiful, dark impression. This print is in very good condition with.....
Rome: Stefano de Luca, 1969. 18 full page color illustrations by Gaetano Pompa. Slim 4to, stiff printed plain wrappers with pictorial enveloping dust wrapper, lightly worn at edges. Rome: Stefano de Luca, 1969. A fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. Presentation by the artist on the flyleaf. Number 94 of 500 copies.
New York: A.S. Barnes, 1965. 6 color plates and many black & white illustrations. Short 4to, pictorial white cloth, worn at the extremes of spine; d.w. (worn at the extremes and slightly toned). New York: A.S. Barnes, (1965). First Edition. A very good(+) copy in a very good dust wrapper Authors presentation on the flyleaf.
Philadelphia: Carey, Matthew. Map. Engraving with outline hand coloring. Images measures 17.25 x 13.75 inches. Page measures 21.5 x 17.25 inches. This elegant map of Brazil emphasizes the region's terrain and rivers as they fill the space encompassed by the eastern coast. A simple, hand-colored yellow line highlights the point where land meets sea, creating a visual rhythm that complements the stylized hachures indicating elevation. Important rivers, ports, cities, and surrounding states are labeled. The map appeared in Carey's "General.....
New York: Rizzoli, 2013. Foreword by Paige Rense. Profusely illustrated in color. 431 pages, large thick 4to, pictorial and decorative boards, blue leatherette spine with gilt stamping, slightly cocked. New York: Rizzoli, (2013). First edition. A near fine. Long inscription with a blue marker on the title page.
Chicago: Rand McNally & Co., 1895. Map. Lithograph. Image measures 26 x 19 inches. Page measures 29 x 21.75 inches. This map of Brazil demonstrates the technological advances achieved in cartography by the late 19th century. By pairing large scale and small detail, it is able to provide a wealth of information about the country's political and topographical landscape. Rivers are drawn with every tributary, marshes are distinguished with texture, and the relief of mountains is shown with intricate hachures.....
Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1826. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 11 5/8" x 11 1/4". Image and text measure 16 5/8" x 20 3/4" Includes information pertaining to history, climate and culture. From "A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas..." of 1826.