edition de luxe, 9 volumes text and plates, 4to (379 x 278mm.), 1486 plates, some coloured, illustrations in text, original black half morocco, ink scrawl on p.16 of volume 1, p. xi of volume 3 lightly creased, corners of some volumes slightly bumped; [with:] index volume (published 1958), 8vo (214 x 133mm.), original cloth, dust-jacket, mark on verso of final endpaper, spotting to boards, dust-jacket rubbed
a fine de luxe copy of the most important and extensive work on persia art, with the index volume compiled by theodore besterman.
Pope began to gather material and contributors for this monumental work in 1926. It was published under the auspices of the American Institute for Iranian Art and Archaeology.
In this de luxe edition volumes 1-3 volumes are text and volumes 4-9 are plates. The plates are housed in half morocco boxes to match the text volumes.
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