Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1925. First edition. Quarto (11 5/8 inches tall), original gilt navy cloth, original dust jacket. Very faint toning to original boards, bumped lower corners, complete dust jacket chipped and torn along the spine folds but intact and sheathed in plastic. Very good indeed. Item #387
"WHEN WE SPEAK OF EAST CHRISTIAN PAINTING, AS OPPOSED TO PAINTING IN THE CHRISTIAN EAST, WE MEAN THE RELIGIOUS ART WHICH BEGAN AFTER THE FOURTH CENTURY"
First edition of one of the last books by O. M. Dalton, the British curator and archaeologist best known for his most important work, Byzantine Art and Archaeology (1911). Dalton's earlier work largely omitted architecture so this detailed and scholarly archaeological survey of the Near East was meant to rectify the omission. The focus here expands beyond painting to encompass East Christian and Byzantine architecture, sculpture, and minor arts. The text is heavily illustrated with a color frontispiece and 69 monochrome plates from photographs.