Title Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of Early Oriental Carpets from Persia, Asia Minor, the Caucasus, Egypt and Spain
Book Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Size 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Publisher Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. The Art Club of Chicago 1926
Seller ID 007650
Issued January 1926. Presumed printed and bound in the USA. 12 x 9 inches. Plain paper wrappers, a brownish-beige color. Attractive dark brown-stamped lettering and design to the front. The wrappers with lightly bumped spine head and tail, with virtually unbumped corners. The text block consists of stapled signature sheets. 122 numbered pages. The text provides substantial scholarly commentary and elucidation. 55 rugs and carpets are studied in this work. With color frontispiece [apparently a chromolithograph], three color plates and two half tones, and numerous monochrome plates, all full-page on lightly coated stock. A few of the plates have a note in pencil at the page bottom, such as "End of the 16th century." The rear wrapper with extensive carpet notes in a light pencil hand. Else an exceptionally clean copy. A very gently read book. A Very Good copy. With thanks to Wikipedia for the following: "Arthur Upham Pope [1881-1969] is best known as a pioneering American expert on Persian/Iranian art and the editor of the authoritative Survey of Persian Art. He was also a university professor of philosophy and aesthetics, archaeologist, photographer, political activist, museum director and planner, pianist, interior designer, and founder of an international scholarly organization... [H]e soon gave up teaching philosophy and pursued his passion for Persian art, which had begun with an early interest in Oriental rugs. He had organized his first museum exhibition of Middle Eastern carpets while still an undergraduate at Brown."