Some Oriental Bindings in The Chester Beatty Library.

Van Regemorter, Berthe.

Book ID: 18635


4to. 29 pp., colour frontispiece, 70 plates of which 21 in colour, original cream cloth, title gilt on spine and upper cover, title page printed in red & black, light foxing to endpapers, otherwise copy clean & in very good condition, Hodges Figgis & Co. Ltd, Dublin, 1961.


“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 geometrical; forms, it is full of poetry” ( Introduction). [Creswell Supplement I, 200].

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