Washington DC: The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, 1961. First printing. Hardcover. Fine / Near Fine. Large quarto publication, bound in original blue buckram with lettering and designs in gilt. Volume VII of the Dumbarton Oaks Studies. In a very nice example of the scarce dust jacket, showing only minor wear at the spine ends. "This is the first comprehensive study of the control stamps that appear on a large number of Byzantine silver objects from the fifth to the seventh century." 283pp. Illustrated with photographs and drawings and with a pocket on the rear board with inserted sheets of Tables plus two folding sheets, one a Table the other a map. An extraordinary copy. International shipping will be an adventure.