The Islamic Book: A Contribution to Its Art and History from the VII-XVIII Century

Pegasus Press, 1929. First. Hardbound. Beige cloth boards with gilt titling and spine design, [xxiii] 131pp, 10 tipped in color plates and 94 BW plates, several BW figures; some also tipped in. VG, ex-lib. with ID tags on spine, bookplate inside each cover, soiling on covers, some wear to edges. Item #127327

One of 375 copies, copy unnumbered. Mostly plates, this is a fascinating and beautiful text on Islamic art from the 7th to 18th centuries. Each plate is accompanied by an annotated cover sheet. Contents: Preface List of Plates List of Illustrations in the Text Part I: The Early Islamic Period frome the VII-XII Century by Professor A. Grohmann I: Miniatures II:Decoration and Ornamentation III: Bindings Part II: The Period from the XIII-XVIII Century by Sir Thomas W. Arnold I: Survivals in Persian Painting II: The Mongol and Timurid Periods III: Bihzad and his School IV: Riza Abbasi and the Decline of Persian Painting V. Islamic Painting in India VI: Islamic Painting in Turkey VII: Islamic Bookcraft Notes and References; Bibliographies; Table of Papyri, Manuscripts and Other Pieces Discussed in the Text; Abbreviations; Index of Subjects, Persons and Places.

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