1189. [Persia]

ALLEMAGNE, Henry-René d'

Du Khorassan au pays des Backhtiaris. Trois mois de voyage en Perse [...]. Ouvrage contenant 960 clichés dans le texte et 255 planches hors texte dont 47 en couleur.

Paris, Hachette, 1911

4 vol., large (and heavy!) 4to (some marg. tears).

Sewn, identical decorated covers (boards and jointss strongly rubbed with sm. loss of paper, original cardboard boxes missing).

First edition, limited to 510 copies (this one not numb., on wove paper) of this significant travel report on the Near East (and the 4th of the author in these countries). Illustrated (photographs, drawings, reproductions of documents) with 960 b/w in-text clichés and with 255 plates of which 47 in colour (costumes, miniatures, carpets... some mounted on hard, coloured paper and protected with captioned tissue guards), 2 maps and 39 pl. each with 2 subjects. Concentrating on modern-day Iran, the ill. show agriculture, society (princes, rich and poor people, merchants, beggars...), various tribes, commerce and industry (opium, tapestry), major cities, art, arms, instruments... D'Allemagne (France 1863-1950) is more known for his books on games (cards) and applied arts.

€ 1.500 / 2.000

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