This book was originally published in 1926....this is the 2003 reprint.
It is a biggie...over 1000 pages....I don't take this book with me to Venice.
I do use it as a reference book when I'm home. It is extremely detailed and has quit a few photos...but the grainy photos are of another era...which make them interesting from an historical viewpoint...not necessarily an esthetic treat.
Bert...this one is for you!
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