Art Treasures of the Louvre, 1951
The priceless art treasures of great civilizations from the most celebrated museum in the world. Oversized hardcover book with dust jacket. Published Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1951. 178 pages.
Beautifully illustrated with 100 superb color plates of the Louvre's holdings, plus others in blue tone. (The color plates of this printing were under the supervision of Walter Neurath of Thames & London, Inc.).
Text translated and adapted from the French of Rene Huyghe, Commentary by Mme. Rene Huyghe with a brief history of the Louvre by Milton S. Fox. "As you open this book you virtually step inside The Louvre," stated Rene de Messieres, who was Cultural Counselor to the French Embassy, when this book first appeared.
Great vintage condition. Dust jacket has wear and is now protected in a Mylar cover. Binding on opening page has torn away.
Really lovely vintage book!