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PRESENTATION COPY

BERENSON, Bernard. Aesthetics and history in the visual arts.

New York. Pantheon, 1948. First edition.
8vo. 260pp. With 24 monochrome photographic illustrations, publisher's advertisement leaflet loosely inserted. Original publisher's grey cloth, pictorial dustwrapper. Minor wear to extremities, slight marking and some chipping and tearing to dustwrapper. Internally immaculate. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'Mason Hammond / from Bernard Berenson / October, 1948'.
A presentation copy of the first edition of American art historian Bernard Berenson's (1865-1959) treatise on the development of aesthetics.

Mason Hammond (1903-2002), classical scholar at Harvard University. A dedicated antiquary and authority on Latin and the Roman Empire, Hammond published numerous historical monographs and served with the MFAA or 'Monuments Men' during The Second World War.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 14539