Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1923. First edition Ex-Library. Hardcover. Octavo. cxxi (i), 351pp., 73 plates. Original red cloth, reinforced with brown library tape at spine, with gilt framed illustration on cover, gilt lettering to cutout on original spine. Volume two of two.
"The object of this work is to put into the hands of those who are interested in the "Spiritual romance" of Barlaam and Iôasaph, as it is commonly called, (the complete Ethiopic text of the Christianized version of this remarkable work, Vol. 1), together with an English translation of the same." Illustrated with seventy-three plates, nine of them b/w photographs of drawings, artifacts and Piprava, and sixty-four line drawings from the Augsburg edition of the German version of the Book of Barlaam. Contains index at rear.
Binding with light wear along edges and reinforced with brown library tape with cutout for gilt lettering on spine. Usual library markings, sticker on spine, stamps at top and bottom edges, verso of title page and end of text. Library bookplate on inside front cover, index card on inside back cover. Previous owner's name penciled to front free endpaper and bibliographical notes penciled to title page. Block lightly age-toned. Binding in overall good-, interior in good condition. g- to g. Item #46390