Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1873-1874. Hardcover. Two elephant folios, 3/4 black leather and green cloth boards, gilt lettering and ruling, tan illustrated end papers . First portfolio contains title page in Dutch and French, followed by lithographed plates numbered I-CC (several on multiple sheets). Second portfolio contains lithographed plates CCI-CCCXCIII. Several plates are folded. Each plate is captioned in French and Dutch. Accompanying text volume bound in 3/4 black leather,4 raised bands and gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt, gilt and brown silky end papers; LXIII, 696 pp, divided into three parts: Premiere Partie, Description de Boro-Boudour. Deuxieme Partie, Description des Bas-Reliefs Sur les Differentes Galeries. Troisieme Partie, A. Du Caractere et de la Destination de Boro-Boudoir, a Propos D'une Comparaison de ce Temple Avec d'Autres Edifices Sacres sur le Continent et a Java. B. Les Statues du Bouddha sur les Murs d'Euceinte et Sur les Terrasses. Good- (rare and complete set of the 393 plates, heavy shelfwear and tears to portfolios, front cover loose for the first volume, light foxing and age toning throughout, double plate I has damp staining along corners into illustration, plates are otherwise clear. Text volume has shelfwear to covers, leather spine torn, pages expected age toning but otherwise very clear.). Item #190008
Text is in Dutch and French. Depicted by and under the supervision of F.C. Wilsen, with explanatory and explanatory text, after the written and printed treatises of F.C. Wilsen, J.F.G. Brumund and other records, edited and published by order of His Excellency the Colonial Secretary, by Dr. C. Leemans . This is a monumental publication on the Borobudur (the entire process took over 17 years).
OCLC: 2864537 and 6496650 (text volume