New York: H. P. Kraus, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. 234/750. Folio. 291 (2)pp., 55 plates, incl. frontispiece. Original green cloth with gilt illustrated in gilt-framed debossed black label of cover, gilt lettering on spine. Color frontispiece. The collection of H. P. Kraus in New York is among the rare collections in private hand that not only increases ones knowledge of the astonishing variety and complexity of Islamic painting but adds significantly in terms of the various known schools of painting. In addition it offers a good deal of new, and in some cases unique material.
This volume is illustrated with fifty-five color offset reproductions of Islamic painting at rear and numerous b/w in-text reproductions, some of them foldouts. It contains the early Islamic period, 10th to 14th century, the Mongol period of the 13th to 14th century, the Timurid period in Persia, 14th and 15th century, the Safavid period in Persia, 16th to 18th century, the Ottoman period in Turkey, 16th to 17th century, and the Mughal period in India, 16th to 18th century, with extensive bibliography. Binding with light wear along edges. Binding lightly sunned along edges and spine. Small stamps in Arabic script on inside covers and previous owner's name inked to front free endpaper. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. Previous owner's name stamped to front free endpaer. g to vg. Item #47565