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Early adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia: including a residence among the Bakhtiyari and other wild tribes before the discovery of Nineveh

Title: Early adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia: including a residence among the Bakhtiyari and other wild tribes before the discovery of Nineveh. Author:  Sir Henry Layard. Place of publication/Publisher: London: John Murray. Year: 1887 Subject: i) History – Middle. ii) Iran — Description and travel. Description: Two volumes, half-titles, one chromolithographed frontispiece, three wood-engraved […]

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Aisha’s cushion: religious art, perception, and practice in Islam

 Title: Aisha’s cushion: religious art, perception, and practice in Islam. Author: Jamal J. Elias. Place of publication/Publisher: Harvard: Harvard University Press. Year: c. 2012 Subject: i) Islam and art. Description: Aisha’s Cushion emphasizes Islam’s perceptual and intellectual modes and in so doing offers the reader both insight into Islamic visual culture and a unique way […]

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Odalisques & arabesques: orientalist photography 1839-1925

Title: Odalisques & arabesques: orientalist photography 1839-1925. Author: Ken Jacobson. Place of publication/Publisher: . Year: c. 2007 Subject: i) Photography — History — Africa, North century. ii) Photography — History — Middle East. Description: This book represents the most comprehensive survey to date of nineteenth and early twentieth-century photography of both North Africa and the […]

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Between the Black Desert and the Red: Turkmen carpets from the Wiedersperg collection

Title: Between the Black Desert and the Red: Turkmen carpets from the Wiedersperg collection. Author:  Robert Pinner, Murray L. Eiland, Jr. Place of publication/Publisher: San Francisco, CA: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Year: c. 1999 Subject: i) Rugs, Turkmen. ii) Rugs — California — San Francisco. Description: A rare look at one of the […]

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Forms of representation in Alois Riegl’s theory of art

 Title: Forms of representation in Alois Riegl’s theory of art. Author:  Margaret Olin. Place of publication/Publisher: Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press. Year: c. 1992 Subject: i) Formalism (Art) — Austria. ii) Art criticism — History — 19th century – Austria. Description: Alois Riegl (1858–1905) made pioneering contributions to the history of late Roman, seventeenth-century Dutch, […]

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An unknown orientalist: The Eastern ceramics collection of Miklos Zsolnay

Title: An unknown orientalist: The Eastern ceramics collection of Miklos Zsolnay. Author:  Ibolya Gerelyes, Orsolya Kovacs. Place of publication/Publisher: Pecs, Hungary: Pecs-Budapest. Year: c. 1999 Subject: i) Ceramics — Collectors and collecting — Hungary. ii) Hungary — Ceramics — Collectors and collecting. Description: Catalogue sponsored by Foundation Max van Berchem Geneve, Ministry of National Cultural […]

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L’art arabe d’apres les monuments du Kaire: depuis le VIIe siecle jusqua la fin du XVIII

 Title: L’art arabe d’apres les monuments du Kaire: depuis le VIIe siecle jusqua la fin du XVIII. Author:  Prisse d’Avennes. Place of publication/Publisher: Paris: Ve A. Morel et cie. Year: 1877 Subject: i) Art – Egypt. Ii) Cairo — Islamic art. Description: Published in parts, 1869-1877 (3 volumes). Oversize book with 63 cm height. Text […]

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Algeria and Tunis

Title:  Algeria and Tunis. Author:  Painted & described by Frances E. Nesbitt. Place of publication/Publisher: London: A. and C. Black. Year: 1906 Subject:  i) History — Africa – Tunisia — Algeria — Description and travel Description: Plates protected by guard sheets with descriptive letterpress. Illustrations in this volume engraved and printed in England by the […]

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Princess Badoura: a tale from the Arabian nights

Title:  Princess Badoura: a tale from the Arabian nights. Author: Laurence Housman; illustrated by Edmund Dulac. Place of publication/Publisher: London: Hodder & Stoughton. Year: [1913] Subject:  i) Fairy tales — Arab countries. Description: Frontispiece and each plate accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress. No. 295 of 750 copies, signed by the artist.

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Stories from the Arabian Nights

Title:  Stories from the Arabian Nights. Author: Laurence Housman; with drawings by Edmund Dulac. Place of publication/Publisher: Nottingham: Hodder & Stoughton’s Limited. Year: 1923 Subject:  i) Fairy tales — Arab countries. Description: “With illustrated by Edmund Dulac.”–Cover page.

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