London / New York: Oxford University Press, 1977. Second edition. Hardcover. G+ (Ex-art library, with labels on spines, i.d. marks on book block edges, incl. rear pockets; white faux leather is flaking off along many spine edges, as these vols. are wont to do; pages have average aging with clear text and BW plates; missing vols. XIII and XVI.). 14 vols. Dark teal cloth boards with white faux-leather spines; gilt letters on spines; gilt letters and decoration on front board; various paginations, 1400+ BW plates, many within-text BW illus. All but two volumes of the 16-volume set, representing a second edition of this Middle Eastern art resource first published in the late 1930s. Artwork included are samples of architecture, architectural ornamentation, the ceramic arts, calligraphy, epigraphy, the art of the book, textiles, carpets, metalwork, minor arts, pottery and faience. Volumes I-VI contain the majority of the text, with supplemental illustrations. Volumes VII-XII contain 1482 BW plates. Volume XIII is MISSING and is facsimile of proceedings of the IVth International Congress of Iranian Art and Archaeology, April 24-May 3, 1960. Volume XIV contains additional material about the 1960 Congress. Volume XV contains a bibliography of Pre-Islamic persian art to 1938. Volume XVI is MISSING and contains a bibliography of Islamic persian art to 1938. Quite a detailed and illustrative resource on the subject, even with this set's particular miscues. (Inventory #: 159238)
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