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Coste, Pascal-Xavier
MONUMENTS MODERNES DE LA PERSE. PARIS: A. MOREL, 1867
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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103
Coste, Pascal-Xavier
MONUMENTS MODERNES DE LA PERSE. PARIS: A. MOREL, 1867
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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Coste, Pascal-Xavier
MONUMENTS MODERNES DE LA PERSE. PARIS: A. MOREL, 1867
FIRST EDITION, large folio (566 x 444mm.), half-title, 71 numbered plates and plans on 56 sheets (8 coloured), 7 double-page, other illustrations in the text, contemporary red half morocco, marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments, some light spotting, expert repairs to spine
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Provenance

Mark Dineley, armorial bookplate

Literature

Ghani, p. 630; Wilson p. 49

Catalogue Note

A VERY GOOD COPY OF THIS IMPORTANT AND FINELY ILLUSTRATED SURVEY OF PERSIAN ARCHITECTURE. "Probably the single most attractive book on Persia and one of the rarest" (Ghani). Coste (1787-1879) was appointed architect to Mehmet Ali of Egypt in 1818. He spent ten years in Egypt, completing, among other projects, the reconstruction of the defences at Abukir; this resulted in his work Architecture arabe (1837-1839). The present work, together with Voyage en Perse (1842) and Monuments anciens de la Perse (1844), grew out of the French diplomatic mission to Persia in 1839-1841.

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