Small folio, pp. vi, 216, , with 48 plates; numerous plans in the text; occasional very light spotting, but a good copy in the original purple printed wrappers; small white mark on upper cover, spine faded; from the library of Robert Byron, with his ownership inscription in pencil on half-title.
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First edition. Published, posthumously, in the series Histoire de l’art byzantin under the direction of Charles Diehl.
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