Title The Cathedral City of Constantinople. Vol. 1: Constantinople - The Patriarchal Cathedrals. Vol. 2: Chalcedon - The Historic Bishopric of Bithynia.
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Edition
Size Folio - over 12" - 15" tall
Publisher Alimos, Greece Militos 1996
Seller ID 007531
This is a bilingual publication in Greek and in English. Complete in two volumes. One of an unstated limitation, probably not exceeding 1,000 copies. Printed and bound in Greece. Folio, 13.25 x 9.75 inches. As to each volume, handsome royal blue buckram binding, with image to the front board and crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Unbumped spine heads and tails, and with sharp corners. Text blocks firmly bound in. Lovely patterned pastedowns and FEPs. Vol. I with 63 numbered text pages, followed by numerous unnumbered pages of plates. Vol. I with 43 numbered text pages, followed by numerous unnumbered pages of plates. All plates in vivid color, with many full-page, and all on heavy, semi-glossy stock. Immensely clean inside and out, and quite tight. Either unread or very gently read. No dust jackets, as issued. In the original custom box. The lidded box with royal blue paper over hardboards. The bottom corner of the box, formerly loose where the fore-edge meets the bottom-edge, has been deftly repaired with color-matched bindery cloth tape. The box remains quite serviceable and in any event has done an excellent job of preventing any harm to the two volumes. A Near Fine set of volumes in a Very Good box.