Switzerland: Habsburg Fine Art Auctioneers, Circa 1991. Hardcover. 479pp. Quarto [27.5 cm] Dark green cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Good only. The spine is rolled. The bottom third of the front board is moisture stained. The covers are slightly concave. Small notation has been blacked out on the front free endsheet. The edges of the pages are very subtly yellowed, and the bottom edges of the pages at the beginning are a little moisture rippled. The dust jacket is in good condition only as well. The lower portion of the front panel is damp stained. The jacket is also lightly rubbed, scratched and soiled. The edges are bumped, slightly chipped, and have a couple of small closed tears. The longest closed tear measures 3/4 of an inch long. Small nick in the paper of the spine. Item #31331
From p. 6- "The theme auction sale, created by Habsburg, brings a final refinement and dimension to the traditional auction sale process. By focussing exclusively on one personage, on one historic period or on one marque, by promoting and developing a theme surrounding its central idea, such a sale enhances the artistic and historic qualities of the chosen subject."