Boulder: Westview Press, Inc., 1976. First Edition. Hardback (25 x 19cm); pp. 320 including 48 pages of black and white plates; richly illustrated with 150 photographs and 66 line drawings; beige cloth covered boards; lettering in gilt on the spine; plain endpapers; pictorial dust wrapper with sky blue spine.
Head and tail gently pushed; head of spine, hinges and edges very gently nibbled; faint marking to boards; edges of text block very lightly foxed and slightly yellowed with age, top edge dust toned; endpapers and outer margins a shade toned. Dust wrapper is unclipped with very light edgewear. Item #1333
First edition simultaneously published by Thames and Hudson in London. A comprehensive analysis of the art of Palmyra, Colledge divides his study into two main parts. "In the first he describes the religious, funerary and domestic art forms in the context of the beliefs which inspired them and the architectural locations for which they were intended. In the second, he analyzes the artists' techniques, and the nature and affinities of their ideas, revealing a fascinating interplay between Greek, Roman, 'Parthian' and local Syrian styles."