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Kovrovoe proizvodstvo v Maloi Azii [Carpet manufacture in Asia Minor] With one map and nineteen leaves of plates.
Tiflis: Izdanie Otdela Sel'skoi Ekonomii i Sel'skokhoziaistvennoi statistiki; Tipografiia K. P. Kozlovskago, 1902. Tiflis: Izdanie Otdela Sel'skoi Ekonomii i Sel'skokhoziaistvennoi statistiki; Tipografiia K. P. Kozlovskago, 1902. Small quarto (26.5 x 17 cm). Later maroon buckram boards, with most of original front wrapper affixed; [5], 6-47 pp., one map and nineteen leaves of plates. Front board lightly soiled; loss to corner of front flyleaf; faint stamp of Berlin publisher and bookseller R. Friedlander & Sohn; else very good and apparently unread. Rare essay on the history, geographical specifics, and types of carpets produced in the region, which details everything from the process of production (design, weaving, coloring) to their cost and distribution (including export statistics). The included photographs, with one exception, were taken by the editor himself, the well-regarded naturalist Nikolai N. Shavrov, a member of the Moscow Agricultural Imperial Society and the director of the Caucasian Silk Station, which had been founded in 1887 in Tbilisi. They depict carpet weavers at work as well as a variety of designs. KVK, OCLC show copies at Harvard, NYPL, Bibliotheque de l"Inst de France, Chicago, and Texas.
      [Bookseller: Rossica Berlin Rare Books]
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