The Church of Haghia Sophia at Trebizond
RICE, David Talbot (ed)
Price: 125.00 USD
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press for The Russell Trust, 1968. 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). First Edition.