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Antonio Alisi (Leiss)
MAJOLICHE E VETRI ARABI. CAIRO, 1916
MANUSCRIPT in French, folio (325 x 240mm.), 108 leaves (numbered 1-108), comprising: hand-painted title in watercolours heightened with gold, and 107 leaves of manuscript illustrated with watercolour illustrations by Alisi of vases, lamps, figurines, plates, glass etc., with additional leaves of manuscript and photographs tipped-in together with some correspondence, newspaper cuttings and manuscript notes loosely inserted, contemporary patterned blue cloth, upper cover with label in Italian and Arabic, some repairs and wear to spine
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Antonio Alisi (Leiss), bookplates (Alisi de Castelvarco and A. Leiss), and ownership stamp on various leaves

Catalogue Note

A FINE ILLUSTRATED ACCOUNT OF ISLAMIC CERAMICS AND GLASS, written and illustrated following the author's visit to Egypt in 1916. This work documents Islamic ceramics of all kinds, mostly from archaeological excavations in Fostat near Cairo. Antonio Alisi or Leiss (1876-1954) was a renowned expert on Islamic art, director of the Capodistria Museum, and later head of the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza.

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