Hardcover is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards have light shelfwear and rubbing to edges. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Retired library edition with usual distinctions. Pocket removed. 230 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1972. ISBN: 0. The painting was just as mysterious as the New York art dealer had promised. The work of an obscure German artist, the scene showed Christ leaving the palace of Pointius Pilate under a guard of Roman soldiers forcing their way through a stone-throwing mob. There was no doubt that it was a true masterpiece of renaissance art.