Some Early Bindings from Egypt in The Chester Beatty Library.

Van Regemorter, Berthe.

Book ID: 6788


4to. 26 pp., frontispiece, 12 b/w plates, publisher’s original wrappers, lightly rubbed round edges, otherwise copy clean inside & in very good condition, Hodges Figgis & Co Ltd, Dublin, first edition, 1958.


“The collection of Islamic bindings in Chester Beatty library is so rich, and all different kinds of Islamic bindings are well represented in this book. The early bound Qur’ans are there, and the fine covers with interlacing so clever that the look natural and easy. Admiring these bindings one but can wonder at the power and the charm of Islamic art. Although based on geometric forms, it is full of poetry” ( Introduction). [Creswell Supplement II, 200].

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