Lot 23: Oriental Carpets 1892-96
Author: N/A; Title: Tapis d'Orient: Publiés sous les Auspices du Ministére des Cultes et de l'Instruction Publique par le Musée Commercial Imp. Roy. Autrichien; Place Published: Vienna; Publisher: K.K. Österreichischen Handels-Museum; Date Published: 1892-96; Description: 2 volumes bound from the original parts. iv, xxxxiii, 20,  pp. 149 plates, some containing multiple illustrations, comprising: 48 plates each in a black & white and a colored state (96 plates); 41 black & white plates with mounted color key piece; 5 color plates; 5 black & white plates; and 2 plates with both black & white and colored illustrations. (Folio) 64.5x50 cm (25½x19¾") green half calf and cloth, lettered in gilt on spines and front covers. No. 345 of 400 copies and one of only 70 with text in French. First Edition.Also published in German (200 copies) and English (130 copies) language editions. A cornerstone works on Oriental carpets, with writings by Caspar Clarke, Wilhelm Bode, Vincent Joseph Robinson, Sidney J.A. Churchill, George C.M. Birdwood, Alois Riegl, and Arthur von Scala. Spines faded, light wear to bindings; plates and text clean and bright; very good.
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