Very Good / Very Good. Item #8929
Zurich: Artibus Asiae Publishers, Museum Rietberg, 1999. First Edition. Quarto (30.5x24x3cm); 344pp, including appendices, bibliography, glossary, and index. Illustrated with 222 photographic images in color and B&W. Note that this is the true first edition, in hardcover, not the 2008 reprint from Paul Holberton Publishing, which bears the same ISBN. Lord Vishnu knows why.
Illustrated dust jacket. Bound in gray linen with silver stamping on spine and front panel. Silver-gray marker ribbon bound in. Nearly as new; some slight signs of chafing against former shelf-fellows on dust jacket front and back; a chip of color loss to lower front flap fold. Textblock unmarred and unmarked.
Seyller's study of the 16th century illustrated manuscript now in the Freer Gallery in Washington, D.C. covers not only the document itself but also the historical, technical, and sociological issues of its creation and transmission.