7 June 2006
THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEWOMAN
CRESWELL, Sir Keppel Archibald Cameron (1879-1974). Early Muslim Architecture. Oxford: John Johnson at the University Press Oxford for The Clarendon Press, 1932-1940.
2 parts in 2 volumes, 2° (442 x 331). Half-titles, titles and dedications printed in green and black. Half-tone plates and illustrations, some folding. Original green cloth, upper cover of pt I lettered in gilt, that of pt II in blind, spines lettered in gilt, dustwrappers (dustwrappers with some partial fading, tears causing small losses, adhesive tape repairs on one spine).
FIRST EDITION, PT I NO. 490 OF 500 COPIES. An authoritative account by Creswell, a renowned authority and author of various bibliographies and accounts of Muslim architecture; the work was reprinted in 1969. Creswell Architecture, Arts and Crafts of Islam p.3. (2)
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately