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SERJEANT, R. B., & Ronald Lewcock (eds.)
San'â': An Arabian Islamic City.
London: The World of Islam Festival Trust, , 1983. Quarto. Original green boards, title gilt to the spine. With the dust jacket and matching green slipcase, gilt. 42 colour plates, one double-page, double-page coloured plan, profusely illustrated in black and white. Short closed-tear at foot of spine (old tape repair to verso), minor creasing. An excellent copy. First edition, number 1,911 of 2,000 copies only. The work of a team of internationally respected experts in a wide range of disciplines, this is a case-study of major scholastic importance in which the society - along with the complex religious, legal and mercantile setting - long history, crafts, arts, and religious and vernacular architecture of this traditional Islamic city of north Yemen are exhaustively described and analysed. A model study, both in the breadth and depth of its approach and in terms of production.[Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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