2 June 2004
COSTUME--ARIF, Pasha Muchir. Les anciens costumes de l'Empire Ottoman, depuis l'origine de la monarchie jusqu'a la reforme du Sultan Mahmoud. Paris: Lemercier, .
2° (535 x 390mm). Lithographic title, mounted lithographic portrait of Arif Pasha, 16 lithographic plates printed in colours after Arif. (Title cropped at lower margin, soiled and re-hinged, portrait leaf with corner cut away and repair at lower margin, text leaves lightly browned and with occasional marginal repairs, some thumb-soiling to plate margins.) 20th-century green cloth, morocco spine label (extremities rubbed).
Eighty forms of costume worn by Ottoman functionaries are portrayed in this work which was published in both French and Turkish. Although the lithographic title states 'Tome 1er', no further volume was published in either language. A cheaper edition with uncoloured plates was also issued. Atabey 30; Blackmer 43; Colas 148; Lipperheide 1440m.
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