ACHILLE CONSTANT T. EMILE PRISSE D'AVENNES
L'Art Arabe, d'après les Monuments de Kaire. Paris: A. Quantin for Veuve A. Morel et Cie., -1877. 4 volumes (comprising one volume text), 4° (31.8 x 24.2cm.) and three plate volumes 2° (63.4 x 49.5cm). Half-titles, titles in red and black. Text: 34 plates (some spotted), illustrations, plate vols.: 200 plates, 21 on india paper mounted, 136 printed in three or more colours. (Marginal spotting or light soiling, some small marginal tears, ownership stamps somewhat crudely erased from half-titles.) Text: contemporary green morocco-backed boards, t.e.g., plate vols.: contemporary brown morocco-backed boards,t.e.g. (scuffed, extremities worn).
An exhaustive description of the applied arts in Cairo. The work is divide into various sections, including architecture (religious, secular and military), both exterior and interior (woodwork, mosaics, flooring), furniture, textiles, ceramics and glass. The chromolithographed plates are particularly fine. (4)