London: Warburg Institute, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes, text (339 pp. including bibliography and index) and plates (26 pp list of illustrations + 241 plates). 8 x 10.25 inches, in original blue cloth with gilt lettering. Some soiling and general wear to boards. Previous owner's signature on each front endpaper, internals otherwise clean and sound. Collects lectures delivered by Saxl during the last 15 years of his life, when he lived in England (1933-48). Topics include: Mithras--The History of an Indo-European Divinity; Pagan and Jewish Elements in Early Christian Sculpture; The Revival of Late Antique Astrology; Illuminated Science Manuscripts in England; the Troy Romance in French and Italian Art; Titian and Pietro Aretino; the Villa Farnesina; Illustrated Medieval Encyclopedias; Illustrated Pamphlets of the Reformation; Durer; Holbein; Velasquez, and more. (Inventory #: 17381)
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