London, South Kensington
19 March 2008
SLIMAN BEN IBRAHIM BAMER. Mirages. Scènes de la Vie Arabe. Paris: L' Edition d' Art, [c. 1906]. Small 4° (228 x 165mm). Titles printed in colours and gold within an onramental border, coloured plates, illustrations and decorations by Etienne Dinet. Finely-bound in red crushed morocco gilt, spine gilt in compartments, original wrappers bound in, top edges gilt, others uncut, slipcase. NUMBER 185 OF AN UNSPECIFIED LIMITATION.
With 3 other books, Maurice Barres's Un Jardin sur l' Oronte (Paris, 1926, illustrated by Othon Friesz, in an attractive coloured textile binding), George Duhamel's Le Prince Jaffar (Paris, 1926, illustrated by Picart le Doux, ONE OF 50 COPIES ON JAPON) and Histoire d' Aboulhassan Ali Ebn Becar et de Schemselnihar (Harlem, 1929, illustrated by M. A. J. Bauer, ONE OF 250 COPIES). (4)
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