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K.K. Österreichisches Handels-Museum (ed.) / A. Von Scala (foreword) / J. M. Stöckel , Wilhelm Bode, Vincent J. Robinson, von Gerspach, Sidney J.A. Churchill, George Birdwood , C. Purdon-Clarke, Alois Riegl (text contributions)

Orientalische Teppiche (The "Vienna Work")

      Wien . London . Paris 1892 - 1892 - 1896; elephant folio, pps.: 3 unnumbered leaves (= title, preface, contents), xxxxiv (= essays by Stöckel, Bode, Robinson, Gerspach, Churchill, Birdwood, Purdon-Clarke), 22 (= description (by Alois Riegl) of all carpets depicted); 101 numbered plates (in b/w, or in b/w with chromolithographed overlays (of different sizes), or in full color chromolithography); ACCORDING to the LIST OF PLATES, 48 of the full-colored plates have ADDITIONAL b/w "counterpart" plates - i.e, together, a complete copy should have 149 plates in all (together, there are 54 fully colored plates, 6 of which have no b/w counterpart); our copy is 100% complete (with one b/w "counterpart" plate coming from another copy); condition: text and plates loose in a sturdy contemporary (plain) portfolio; two plates with a small (unobtrusive, expertly closed) marginal tear; else text and plates very clean with only slightest signs of use; paper white, colors bright and vibrant; an overwhelming attractive copy of an exceedingly rare book, of which 400 copies have been printed (200 in German, 100 in English, 100 in French); according to a Hiersemann catalogue of 1907 the work has been already then completey out of print and very hard to find on the antiquarian market; very rare thus; (we are also offering "Vieux Tapis D'Orient , Complement De L'Ouvrage Tapis D'Orient" which was thought to be a supplement to ORIENTAL CARPETS /Orientalische Teppiche); please inquire before ordering

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