14 November 2007
ISLAMIC ART -- SARRE, Friedrich (1865-1945) and Fredrik Robert MARTIN. Die Ausstellung von Meisterwerken Muhammedanischer Kunst in Muenchen, 1910. Munich: F. Bruckmann, 1911-1912.
3 volumes, 2° (490 x 390). 257 plates, some in colour and tipped-in as issued, with the original guards with printed descriptive text. (Occasional light soiling and wear to margins.) Loose in later green cloth portfolios preserving the lettering of the original binding on spines (text of vol.I disbound). Provenance: H.J. Spink (label). LIMITED TO 430 COPIES. Superb catalogue for this landmark exhibition. One of the first in Europe on the subject it marked a turning point for the appreciation of Islamic art in the West. (3)
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