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Oriental Rugs & Carpets - Stanley Reed

Octopus, 1972, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Errata slip pasted to the first blank.

First in this edition. [First: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1967] Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “This book traces the development of Oriental rug and carpet manufacture both historically and geographically. The author discusses in detail the particular qualities of rugs made in the towns and districts of Persia, Asia Minor, the Caucasus and Turkestan, with special emphasis on such celebrated rug-producing towns as Isfahan, Tabriz and Heriz. The famous carpets — the Ardebil, the Trinitarias, the “Garden Carpet” — are of course here, but we are also introduced to many beautiful varieties which are less well-known. A chapter is devoted to prayer rugs and includes discussion of methods of dating and of identifying their place of origin. The author, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, is a Director of Perez (London) Ltd., one of the best known carpet dealers in London, and many of the magnificent pieces illustrated have passed through his expert hands.”
Size: 9¾" x 8¼"
Number of Pages: 96
ISBN: 0706400402