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, gilt-lettered 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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