BYRON, Robert & RICE, David

BYRON, Robert and RICE, David Talbot. The Birth of Western Painting. A History of Colour, Form, and Iconography, illustrated from the Paintings of Mistra and Mount Athos, of Giotto and Duccio, and of El Greco.

London, George Routledge & Sons, 1930.




£ 350


4to. xvi, 236 p., with 94 final plates, including frontispiece. Half-title. Limited edition of 650 copies (No. 524). Plates clean and bright, margins of printed leaves slightly spotted throughout; very light age browning. Quarter cream buckram, cloth over boards with blind-stamped centrepiece on front cover, gilt title to spine. Hand-cut gatherings. Spine lightly darkened with a few negligible stains of blue ink. Binding edges and corner occasionally bumped, without serious damage. U.e.r. A very good copy.