Paris; Bruxelles: Librairie Nationale d'Art et d'Histoire G. Van Oest, Editeur, 1925. First edition. Hardcover. Folio (14 1/4 x 10 3/4"). , 128, pp (Text), XCIII (93) leaves (Plates). Contemporary 3/4 morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Raised bands. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Original wrappers bound in. Front cover in red and black lettering.
In his "La Miniature Italienne du Xe au XVIe Siècle," Italian art historian Paolo d'Ancona traces the roots of Italian miniature painting in Byzantine, Carolingian, Irish, and French illumination.
This work is splendidly illustrated throughout with 97 plates (4 tissue-guarded heliochromes and 93 heliotypes) reproducing some of the best examples of Italian miniatures from the 10th to the 16th century.
Age wear on binding with spine sunned and rubbing along edges. A 2 1/2" closed tear at lower front joint. Ex-Library bookplate on inside of front cover (Occidental College Library). Text in French. Binding in overall good- to good, interior in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #41156