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The Vatican Its History Its Treasures 1914 1st edition (Edit)

Begni, Ernesto; James C. Grey; Thomas J. Kennedy, editors. The Vatican: Its History -- Its Treasures. New York: Published by Letters and Arts Publishing Co., 1914, first edition. A large heavy book about 6 pounds. 562 pages, 4to (about 12" tall.) Edges worn, corners and spine ends starting to fray, some foxing, near very good in chipped, worn jacket, missing small pieces on edges and along back of spine. Jacket is in protector. Illustrated in black and white. A standard work on the Vatican in Rome, the center of the Roman Catholic Church and the great center of ancient and modern culture. The book covers architecture, art history, and religious history and includes floor plans and many photographs of the buildings and the art treasures. Chapters include: History and General Description of the Vatican Palaces and Gardens The State Apartments and Chapels The Vatican Museums and Collections of the Mosaic Factory The Vatican Administration.

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