Lot 248: CHARLES, Prince of Wales (b. 1948) - Helen C. EVANS & William D. WIXOM (editors).  The Glory of Byzantium. Art and Culture of the Middle Byzantium Era A.D. 843 - 1261. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997. 4to. Half title, coloured illustrations. Original burgundy cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket. FIRST EDITION of a work which "explores four interrelated themes: the religious and secular culture of the Second Golden Age of the Byzantine Empire; the empire's interaction with its Christian neighbors and rivals; its relations with the Islamic East; and its contact with the Latin West" (from the turn-in). INSCRIBED BY PRINCE CHARLES on the half title, "For dear old Derek, With affection and best wishes from Charles, 1997." Derek Hill CBE (1916-2000) was a renowned Anglo-Irish painter, Director of the British School in Rome, and an expert on Islamic art and architecture. He tutored Prince Charles in art when he was a young man and went on to paint his portrait twice.

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Description: CHARLES, Prince of Wales (b. 1948) - Helen C. EVANS & William D. WIXOM (editors).  The Glory of Byzantium. Art and Culture of the Middle Byzantium Era A.D. 843 - 1261. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997. 4to. Half title, coloured illustrations. Original burgundy cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket. FIRST EDITION of a work which "explores four interrelated themes: the religious and secular culture of the Second Golden Age of the Byzantine Empire; the empire's interaction with its Christian neighbors and rivals; its relations with the Islamic East; and its contact with the Latin West" (from the turn-in). INSCRIBED BY PRINCE CHARLES on the half title, "For dear old Derek, With affection and best wishes from Charles, 1997." Derek Hill CBE (1916-2000) was a renowned Anglo-Irish painter, Director of the British School in Rome, and an expert on Islamic art and architecture. He tutored Prince Charles in art when he was a young man and went on to paint his portrait twice.
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