Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Art of the Ancient Near East

New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1980. First American edition. Hardcover. Small Folio. 618pp. Original photo illustrated dust jacket with white lettering on front cover, black lettering on spine. White cloth boards with photo illustrated plate pasted on front cover with gilt lettering on spine. Photo illustrated front end papers.

"The story of the ancient near east is told here in an art-historical framework: the movements of peoples, their technological inventions, economic advances, political triumphs, and cultural refinements are all reflected in the monumental art and architecture in which they vaunted their prowess (inside flap)." Profusely illustrated with 1,076 extraordinary illustrations, including 158 (many tipped-in) plates in full color, numerous b/w photographs, 115 ground plans and elevations, 41 line drawings, 6 reconstructions, and 1 map.

Binding with minor staining and minor creasing to back cover. Minor staining on front and back covers. Creasing to spine, front and back covers. Light rubbing to binding corners. Cover plate lightly scratched. Dust jacket with some light creasing to the head of the spine. Dj and binding in very good+, interior in near fine condition overall. Item #44509
ISBN: 0810906384

Price: $65.00

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