first edition Hardcover
1959 · New York
by Viollet-Le-Duc, Eugène Emmanuel; Benjamin Bucknall (transl.)
New York: Grove Press, Inc, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. g to near fine. Large Quarto. viii, 487, viii, 468pp., 37 engravings, 200 woodcuts. Original orange cloth with gilt lettering on black label of spine, housed in black paper-covered cardboard slipcase with black lettering on orange label. "The author has a profound knowledge of his subject, and discusses it from a strictly philosophical point of view; but he elucidates it so ably that any person of average mental culture can comprehend him." (Translator). Slipcase with some wear along edges, small chips and light scuffing and closed tear and creasing of covering paper at back board. Previous owner's stamps on front free endpapers. Bindings and interior with minor wear and some pages unopened. Slipcase in overall good, binding and interior in near fine condition.
(Inventory #: 45872)