First UK edition, first printing. Two volumes. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. With over 500 illustrations in each volume. Both are fine copies, the binding square and tight, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very near fine dustwrapper with mild rubbing at the extremities but entirely without fading, loss or tears. Not price-clipped (63s net to the front flap).
Expanded and profusely illustrated from the influential Swiss historian and critic's 1957 Mellon Lectures at the National Gallery in Washington, D. C.
Stock code: 19272