Washington DC: The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1961. First edition. Hardcover. Fine / Fine. Quarto volume bound in blue cloth and lettered in gilt to the spine. In a near perfect example of the dust jacket. Essays included are: Cornelius C. Vermeule III - A Graeco-Roman Portrait of the Third Century A.D. and the Graeco-Asiatic Tradition in Imperial Portraiture from Gallienus to Diocletian; Massey H. Shepherd Jr. - The Formation and Influence of the Antiochene Liturgy; Richard Stillwell - Houses of Antioch; Gyula Moravcsik - Sagen und Legended uber Kaiser Basileios I; Hugo Buchthal - A Byzantine Miniature of the Fourth Evangelist and Its Relatives; George C. Soulis - The Gypsies in the Byzantine Empire and the Balkans in the Late Middle Ages; Ihor Sevcenko - The Decline of Byzantium Seen Through the Eyes of Its Intellectuals; Paul A. Underwood and Ernest J.W. Hawkins - The Mosaics of Hagia Sophia at Instanbul. The Portrait of the Emperor Alexander. A Report on Work Done by the Byzantine Institute in 1959-1960. Then followed by a Notes section: Philip Grierson - The Date of the Dumbarton Oaks Epiphany Medallion; Romilly J.H. Jenkins and Cyril Mango - A Synodicon of Antioch and Lacedaemonia; Cyril Mango and Ihor Sevcenko - Remains of the Church of St. Polyeuktos at Constantinople; finally Anitoch-on-the-Orontos in the Byzantine Period. Report on the Dumbarton Oaks Symposium of 1959. A very lovely copy of this scarce volume.