New York: Macmillan & Co, 1894. 8vo. Very Good. Item #15242
A handsome 1894 scarce 1st Edition of this important history of one of the most important churches ever built, dating to 532 and the reign of Justinian I, the eastern Roman Emproer.
Red cloth with paper title label to spine. Profusely illustrated with in-text drawings. An exhaustive architectural study and historical description of Sancta Sophia, the first church built in Constantinople.
Square tight binding. Printed on laid rag paper. Clean interior, save for small p/o signature to front pastedown. A few pages with offsetting toward the gutters, presumably from previous articles or bookmarks placed there. Mild edge wear to binding. Deckled edges, Sporadic foxing throughout, more so at outer pages.
Overall a lovely 19th-century edition on one of the most important buildings to survive antiquity.