Seller: cadmium24 (1,054) 100%, Location: Pitman, New Jersey, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 321987797790 Condition: Book is in USED, imperfect condition. Flaws may include: waviness, tattered pages, discoloration or yellowing, writing in pencil or pen, wrinkles, folds or creases, scuffing, scrapes or dents, damaged or worn corners / edges, wear, indents, malformations from being stacked with other books, stains, old stickers or remnants of, possible odors from smoke or basements depending on the estate source, etc. Expect that your book will just be reading or reader’s grade book, not in mint condition., Color: Multi-Color, Maker: Abrams, Material: Book, Details: Villas Of The Veneto - Still Sealed In Shrink Wrap! Item: Large, hardcover book with dustjacket, sealed in shrink wrap, Villas Of The Veneto. Italian villas! Text by Peter Lauritzen. While I'm not going to open the plastic wrap, I found on the net that the book is from circa 1988. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS, LISTED IN VARIOUS CATEGORIES IN THE COMING DAYS, FOR A NICE SELECTION OF BOOKS! Attention International Buyers: Please contact me for a shipping quote before bidding. Item ships via USPS Express Mail Int'l only & With your purchase price declared on Customs Forms. Your signature is required for proof of receipt -- Thanks for understanding. Markings: None other than the printed material. Age: circa 1988. Condition: Please see photos posted above. Book is in USED, imperfect condition. Flaws may include: waviness, tattered pages, discoloration or yellowing, writing in pencil or pen, wrinkles, folds or creases, scuffing, scrapes or dents, damaged or worn corners / edges, wear, indents, malformations from being stacked with other books, stains, old stickers or remnants of, possible odors from smoke or basements depending on the estate source, etc. Expect that your book will just be reading or reader’s grade book, not in mint condition. Dimensions: Approx. 13 3/4 x 1 x 10 3/4 inches. Origin: Discovered in NJ. Features: Photographs by Reinhart Wolf, and an Introduction by Sir Harold Acton. Background: From the net: Book collecting is the collecting of books, including seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever books are of interest to a given individual collector. The love of books is bibliophilia, and someone who loves to read, admire, and collect books is a bibliophile. Bibliophile book collecting is distinct from casual book ownership and the accumulation of books for reading. It can probably be said to have begun with the collections of illuminated manuscripts, both commissioned and second-hand, by the elites of Burgundy and France in particular, which became common in the 15th century. Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy appears to have had the largest private collection of his day, with about six hundred volumes. With the advent of printing with movable type books became considerably cheaper, and book collecting received a particular impetus in England and elsewhere during the Reformation when many monastic libraries were broken up, and their contents often destroyed. There was an English antiquarian reaction to Henry VIII's dissolution of the Monasteries. The commissioners of Edward VI plundered and stripped university, college, and monastic libraries, so to save books from being destroyed, those who could began to collect them. Book collecting can be easy and inexpensive: there are millions of new and used books, and thousands of bookstores, including online booksellers like Abebooks, Alibris, Amazon, and Biblio.com. Only the wealthiest book collectors pursue the great rarities: the Gutenberg Bible and Shakespeare's First Folio are, for example, both famous and extremely valuable. Collectors of average means may collect works by a favorite author, first editions of modern authors, or books on a given subject. Book prices generally depend on the demand for a given book, the number of copies available, and the book's condition. There are associations that collectors may join. The Fine Press Book Association is aimed at collectors of modern fine printing, and produces its journal, Parenthesis, twice a year. The Private Libraries Association covers modern fine printing too, but is much more general in its outlook and produces a quarterly journal, the Private Library. PLEASE SEE MY EBAY STORE FOR A NICE SELECTION OF ART, ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES. CUSTOMER SERVICE Most of the items I offer here on eBay are from estates in the Philadelphia / NYC area, and are fresh to the market. If you have any questions, need more info, or want to set up a Preview appointment, please feel welcome to message me and I'll respond in a timely manner. Thanks for your interest, ~Chris Terms Of Sale: Winning bidder to pay for item(s) in full, in U.S. dollars within 7 days of sale date. If Local pick-up, no online payment methods due to lack of tracking & payment must clear my bank beforehand. All Items are sold “AS-IS”, and offered for final sale. Before bidding: Please ask all questions and Previews for in-person item inspections are welcome & encouraged! Attention International Buyers: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included here or paid to / by me and are the buyer’s responsibility. Arrival time & Customs issues are out of my control (although I'd gladly file an Inquiry with the USPS if delivery is really delayed), and I cannot misstate value on the forms.