István Rácz, Early Finnish Art: From Prehistory to the Middle Ages, 1967, VG

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Rácz, István. New York, Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, 1967. 
English translated from Finnish, Very Good, Hard Cover, Folio, 9 ¾” x 12 ¼,” 176 pp.

Woven tan cloth over boards, green stamped illustration to front, green stamped titling to spine, black coating to fore-edge of pages, in publisher’s dust jacket and translucent plastic jacket, full-color image of sword hilt and cross to front of jacket, white text to black spine, black back, white text to white flaps, white text to front of plastic jacket. Mild age toning, sticker to front endpaper, writing on front and back endpapers, otherwise tightly bound, clean throughout, and excellent. In a Very Good dust jacket, protected in publisher’s plastic sleeve. ¼” chip to top edge of dust jacket at back, mild edgewear to dust jacket, minor sunning to top edge of dust jacket, minor shelf wear and scratching to plastic sleeve, otherwise excellent. 176 pp. Replete with full-color and black-and-white photographs throughout. Photographs by István Rácz, Introduction by C. F. Meinander, Notes on Illustrations by Pirkko-Liisa Lehtosalo, Translated from Finnish to English by Diana Tullberg. Signed at front endpaper, “Lucile Phillips Morrison 1969.” Photographs of ancient Finnish art, including jewelry, pots, tools, and weapons, with an accompanying discussion of the neighboring cultures that influenced Finnish arts through trade. István Rácz’s “magnificent photographs, which present these important relics in chronological order, trace the course of Finnish prehistory from the end of the Ice Age to the Christian Era” (from the dust jacket). A visual guide to the development of Finnish arts from the very beginning to the twelfth century through close-up photographs that capture the intricacies of the items.