Les Enluminures des Manuscrits Orientaux, Turcs, Arabe, Persans de la Bibliothéque Nationale.

Blochet, Edgard. 1870-1937.

Book ID: 6964


Folio, 163 pp + 120 sepia colour plates hors text, half-title, title printed in blue & black, blue vignette on title page, original half-calf, professionally rebacked with new endpaper, light foxing at preliminary pages, Limited edition of 500 copies, of which this copy is numbered 166, Editions de La Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Paris, first edition, 1926.


Edgar Blochet a leading French specialist in Islamic manuscripts. He contributed numerous studies and bibliographies of the Arabic, Persian, and Turkish manuscripts kept at the Bibliothéque Nationale de Paris. He also translated several works from Arabic into French, such as History of Aleppo by Ibn al-Nadim, and History of Egypt by al-Makrizi. This is a study of Islamic paintings as depicted in manuscripts in Arabic, Persian, and Chinese.
Bibliographic reference: Creswell 609.

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