Berlin: Ullstein & Co, 1907-1910. Hardcover. Six volumes (complete), quarto size, in German. Good +. Item #17061702
German historian Julius von Pflugk-Harttung (1848-1919), best known as an authority on Papal and mediaeval history, wrote this expansive six-volume set on the history of art around the world, copiously illustrated with photographs, maps, and facsimiles, some in colour and some in black-and-white, throughout each volume; a gorgeous set expounding the author's interpretations of significant world events, art, and architecture.
The set includes: "Altertum" (ca. 1909), "Mittelalter" (1909), "Der Orient" (1910), "Neuzeit 1500-1650" (ca. 1909), "Neuzeit, Das Politische Zerialter 1650-1815" (ca. 1908), "Neusiz seit 1815" (ca. 1908).
___DESCRIPTION: Full white cloth, illustration in black with gilt lettering, ruled borders, and stars on the front board, gilt lettering on the spine, all edges stained black, dark blue endpapers with all-over star pattern in gilt, title page in orange and black, all volumes with copious illustrations, maps, facsimiles, and photographs in black-and-white and colour, with some tipped-in colour illustrations, some with tissue guards, throughout; quarto size (11.5" by 8.5"). Please note the text is in German.
___CONDITION: Set is a bit better than good overall, with strong, square text blocks with solid hinges (other than the rear hinge in "Orient" which is cracked), the interiors are clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; all volumes with some soiling to the boards, overall light rubbing, corners are gently bumped, some wear to most of the heads and tails of the spines, a few with closed tears to the front endpapers, some tissue guards with creases.
___POSTAGE: Please note that this is an extremely large and heavy set, and therefore additional postage will apply; please inquire for details.
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