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Title: ASIAN CARPETS XVI and XVII Century Designs from the Jaipur Palaces,FROM MATERIAL, SUPPLIED WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE MAHARAJA OF JAIPUR AND FROM OTHER SOURCES, WITH TEXT BY COLONEL T.H HENDLEY, C.I.ELONDON: W.GRIGGS, CHROMO-LITHOGRAPHER TO THE KING
Description: London & Boston, Kegan Paul, Trench Trubner & Co. 1905, First and Only. Half-Leather, Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Ill.: Griggs, W. Book, 20 PP. explanatory text [with finely chromo-lithographed borders] title in red and black, one map, [Asia] a bibliography, and 150 full page plates (of which are 12 double plates, each numbered as two plates) and 1 monochrome plus 7 "key plans" (plates 1a, 22a, 58a, 72a, 76a, 80a, 82a); Contemporary 1/2 calf with gilt lettering, A.E.G.The finest ever printed book on Asian carpets printed with the utmost care, giving almost every detail...in the finest possible colour printing. INCOMPLETE COPY!!!!! 4 (four) plates missing!!!! In spite of the fine overall condition, there are some plates lacking; Plates: 101 & 102 misbound, wanting the double page plates; 112-13 & 114-15 &124-25 as well as the single plate: 88. This book was published in installments, propably one went asray before binding the lot..Margins slightly browned, right-hand side of upper cover with some unobstrusive, damp damage and a number of rubber stamps by the former owner at verso of plates. In spite of the mentioned defects, a monumental work on antique Asian carpets of the greatest rarity and value. Fair.

Keywords: Griggs, W. Carpets. Asian Carpets. Jaipur Carpets.

Price: EUR 2650.00 = appr. US$ 2880.14 Seller: Quist - Antiquaar
- Book number: 3245

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