Description des Monumens Musulmans du Cabinet de M. Le Duc de Blacas. TWO VOLUMES.

Reinaud, Joseph-Toussaint.

Book ID: 3316

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8vo. Volume I: Notions Préliminaires sur les Pierres Gravées Arabes, Persanes et Turques, Les Vases, Coupes, Miroirs &c: xv, 400 pp., Volume II: Description Particulière des Pierres Gravées Arabes, Persanes et Turques, Les Vases, Coupes, Miroirs &c.: 488 pp., 10 engraved plates of which 2 are folding, contemporary half-calf with marbled boards, slightly rubbed, title gilt, marbled endpapers & outer edges, light foxing throughout, few pencil markings in margins, Imprimerie Royale, Paris, first edition, first issue, 1828.

Synopsis

Joseph-Toussaint Reinaud (1795-1867), studied Arabic with the help of the famous Orientalist Silvester de Sacy. He worked on Islamic monuments and translated into French what the Arabs wrote on the Crusades wars. After the death of de Sacy, Reinaud started teaching Arabic, and later in 1847 was elected Head of the Société Asiatique.
This work is considered his most famous. It is an extensive study on the exquisite collection of Duke of Blacas and other French collectors. It is divided into four parts that cover Islamic works of art in coral, jade, glass, gold, metals, and carpets.
Bibliographic references: Fück 153; Not in Sinkankas; Brunet IV-1198. Querard VII, 513; Ibrahim Hilmy II, 159; Gay 3592 (variant title).

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