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127302
MAYER, Leo Aryeh.

Saracenic Heraldry. A Survey.

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Published: Oxford At the Clarendon Press, 1933

Stock Code: 127302

£450
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Notes

First and only edition, with the bookplate of Comte François Chandon de Briailles, member of the famous Champagne family and gentleman scholar of numismatics and heraldry. An important study, never superseded, in fact "remains the only authoritative work on the subject" (Obituary, Rice & Hirschberg, Ars Orientalis, IV, 1961).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.

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Description

Quarto. Original green cloth, title gilt to the spine.

Illustrations

71 plates from photographs, illustrations to the text, some full-page.

Condition

Signs of shelf wear to spine and tips, slight browning to endpapers, half-title and edges. A very good copy.

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