Treasures of Asia. Arab Painting.
First edition, first printing, of this handsomely illustrated history of Islamic art up to the 15th century, covering mosaics, wall painting and book illustration. This copy is from the collection of noted Iranian bibliophile Cyrus Ghani, with his ownership inscription dated March 1983 to the front free endpaper.
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Large quarto. Original tan buckram, spine and covers lettered in brown. With the dust jacket. 89 tipped-in plates mostly in colour, many heightened with gilt. Publisher’s review slip laid in. An excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket with a small chip to the head of the spine.