London: Thames and Hudson, 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 400 pp + 71 b/w plates. Indexed. Slight bowing to boards, bookplate on front pastedown; contents clean and sound. Dust jacket shows light shelf wear with one short (less than 1/2 inch) tear. "Praz relates the history of the neoclassical style to its literary and social background, from its seventeenth-century precursors to the writings of Winckelmann (the movement's chief prophet), the milieu of Madame Recamier, the poetry of Ugo Foscolo, and on its continuing influence (fostered by the zeal of such collectors as Marmottan and Knoblock) from the late nineteenth century onwards" (dust jacket). Due to size, shipping charges may be more than standard for priority or international orders. (Inventory #: 1671)
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