San'â': An Arabian Islamic City.London: The World of Islam Festival Trust, 1983 Stock Code: 136295
First edition, number 1,911 of 2,000 copies only. The work of a team of internationally respected experts in a wide range of disciplines, this is a case-study of major scholastic importance in which the society - along with the complex religious, legal and mercantile setting - long history, crafts, arts, and religious and vernacular architecture of this traditional Islamic city of north Yemen are exhaustively described and analysed. A model study, both in the breadth and depth of its approach and in terms of production.
Quarto. Original green boards, title gilt to the spine. With the dust jacket and matching green slipcase, gilt.
42 colour plates, one double-page, double-page coloured plan, profusely illustrated in black and white.
Short closed-tear at foot of spine (old tape repair to verso), minor creasing. An excellent copy.
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