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Lot 210

A collection of 45 reference books List of Islamic Art Books and Reference Works comprising

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Lot 210

A collection of 45 reference books List of Islamic Art Books and Reference Works comprising

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Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

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Lot 210


A collection of 45 reference books List of Islamic Art Books and Reference Works comprising

  1. Lings, M., The Quranic Art of Calligraphy and Illumination (World of Islam Festival Trust, 1976)
  2. James, D., Qurans of the Mamluks (Thames and Hudson, 1988)
  3. James, D., Qurans and Bindings from the Chester Beatty Library, A Facsimile Exhibition (World of Islam Festival Trust, 1980)
  4. Haldane D., Islamic Bookbindings (World of Islam Festival Trust, 1983)
  5. Gray B., The World History of Rashid al-Din, a Study of the Royal Asiatic Society Manuscript (London, 1978)
  6. Talbot Rice, D. & Gray, B., The Illustrations to the World History of Rashid al-Din (Edinburgh, 1976)
  7. Erdmann K., The Oriental Carpet (English translation of Der Orientalische Knüpfteppich), (The Crosby Press, 1976)
  8. Ford, P.R.J., Oriental Carpet Design (Thames and Hudson, 1993)
  9. Lane, A., Early Islamic Pottery (London, 1947)
  10. Lane, A., Later Islamic Pottery (London, 1971)
  11. Ettinghausen, R., Arab Painting (Geneva, 1977)
  12. Atil, E., Art of the Arab World (Washington D.C, 1975)
  13. Ed. Komaroff, L. & Carboni, S., The Legacy of Genghis Khan, Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256 1535 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2003)
  14. À lombre dAvincenne, La médecine au temps des califes (Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, 1996
  15. Islamic Art & Patronage, Treasures from Kuwait (The al-Sabah Collection, 1990)
  16. Nasr, S.H., Islamic Science, an illustrated study, (World of Islam Festival Trust, 1976)
  17. Safwat, N.F., A Collectors Eye, Islamic Calligraphy in Qurans and other Manuscripts (London, 2010)
  18. Ed. Drake Boehm, B. & Holcomb, M., Jerusalem 1000-1400, Every People Under Heaven (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2016)
  19. Art of Islam, Heavenly Art, Earthly Beauty (Amsterdam, 2000)
  20. Lart du livre arabe du manuscrit au livre dartiste, (Bibliothèque nationale de France, 2001)
  21. Ed. Harley, J.B. & Woodward, D., Cartography in the Traditional Islamic and South Asian Societies (The University of Chicago Press, 1992)
  22. Schmitz, B., Islamic Manuscripts in the New York Public Library (Oxford and New York, 1992)
  23. Nerssesian, V., Treasures form the Ark (British Library, 2001)
  24. Jones, P. M., Medieval Medicine in Illuminated Manuscripts (British Library, 1998)
  25. Massoudy, H., Calligraphie Arabe Vivante (Paris, 1981)
  26. Kumar, A., Illuminations, The Writing Traditions of Indonesia (Jakarta, 1996)
  27. Blair, S., Islamic Calligraphy (Edinburgh, 2006)
  28. Splendeur et Majesté, Corans de la Bibliothèque nationale (Paris, 1987)
  29. Livres de Parole, Torah, Bible, Coran (Bibliothèque nationale de France, 2005)
  30. Arts de LIslam des Origines à 1700 dans les collections publiques françaises (Paris, 1971)
  31. Lings, M. & Safadi, Y., The Quran (British Library, World of Islam Festival, 1976)
  32. Von Karabacek, J., Arab Paper (London, 2001)
  33. Prachtkorane aus tausend Jahren, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (1998)
  34. The Message & The Monsoon, Islamic Art of Southeast Asia (Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, 2005)
  35. Mightier than the Sword, Arabic Script: beauty and meaning (Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, 2004)
  36. Six Centuries of Islamic Art in China (Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, 2001)
  37. Al-Kalima, (Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, 2003)
  38. Ed. Porter, V., Hajj, Journey to the heart of Islam (British Museum, 2012)
  39. Losty, J.P., The Art of the Book in India (British Library, 1982)
  40. Raby, J., Qajar Portraits (London, 1999)
  41. Avrin,L., Scribes, Scripts & Books (Chicago, London, 1991)
  42. Afghanistan Observed 1830-1920 (British Library 2010)
  43. Rogers, J.M., Mughal Miniatures (British Museum, 1993)
  44. Farès, B., Le Livre de la Thériaque (Cairo, 1953)
  45. Déroche, F., Manuel de codicologie des manuscrits en écriture arabe (Bibliothèque nationale de France, 2000)


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