2 vols. I. iv, xxxxiii, 14, pp. text incl. foreword, annotated scholarly essays on ancient and modern carpets from Persia, India, Turkey, and Asia, and a descriptive listing of the first 50 plates, text richly illus. with photographic reproductions and figures, 50 plates comprised of 26 collotypes doubled with a chromolithograph, 22 collotypes mounted with chromolithographed key pieces, 1 chromolithograph, and 1 collotype. With; II. (5), (2), pp. descriptive list of plates and table of contents followed by 51 plates comprised of 24 collotypes doubled with a chromolithograph, 24 collotypes mounted with chromolithographed key pieces, and 2 present in chromolithograph only. Toning and marginal smudges, plates good, some mounts with closed tears or nicks. Large folio. New cloth-covered boards, professionally rebound, original marbled endpapers. Vienna (Österreichisches Handelsmuseum) 1892.
A monumental publication on oriental carpets, it was offered in German, French and English editions.
Book ID: 48069