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LE TEMPLE D'ANGKOR VAT: Tome I: L'Architecture - FINOT, Louis. et al - 1929. 
Paris 1929, Van Oest. Blue cloth, very good, folio 27.5 x 36. cm., plate numbers 1-72; + 73-150. Tome II: PREMIERE PARTIE:. L'ARCHITECTURE DU MONUMENT, 2 volume set, complete in itself. this is volume 1 of the 3 volume series, clean bright copy.. A MOST VALUABLE & COPIOUS EARLY RESOURCE ON ANKOR TEMPLES Published under the auspicies of the: Memoires Archaeologi- ques, Publies par L'Ecole Francaise D'extreme-Orient. Vol. I: L'ARCHITECTURE DU MONUMENT shows 150 superb b.w. photos of the temple in Angkor Vat; temple architecture, large wide angle photo views of the temples, stone sculptures, Khmer statues & sculptures architectural "massif" from the first & second stages, many galeries and other structures of the third stage &c. A highly useful and early photographic look at the grand temples. Any parts of this set are always rare and highly desirable as primary references. They are seldom found on the market. With text contributions by co-authors & celebrated French experts: George Coedes & Victor Goloubew. An important early photographic record of the temple prior to its mass destruction and removal of the majority of the sculptures. By and large, a major resource on all aspects of the ornament on the temple and sculpture found at this great creation of the Khmer culture. ALWAYS R A R E ! . *** Color scans of this and most other items are posted to our website. Book description text protected by Copyright. .
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