Saracenic Heraldry. A Survey.Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1933 Stock Code: 111051
First and only edition. An important study, never superseded, in fact "remains the only authoritative work on the subject" (Obituary, Rice & Hirschberg, Ars Orientalis, IV, 1961). Mayer was born in Galicia in 1895, studied in Vienna, Lausanne and Berlin, and emigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1921 where he was employed in Department of Antiquities. He rose to become Director of Archives, before leaving to become the first Sir David Sassoon Professor of Near Eastern Art and Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1932. From 1943-5 Mayer served as rector of the university, and from 1940 to 1950, he was president of the Israel Exploration Society and was honorary president of the Israel Oriental Society. Mayer died in 1959.
Quarto. Original green cloth, title gilt to the spine. With price-clipped dust jacket.
71 plates from photographs, illustrations to the text, some full-page.
Very good in slightly rubbed jacket with a few minor chips and edge-splits.
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