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1 Buchkunst des Morgenlandes
Wien 1953.  Soft cover in wrapper. Good/Good, some wear.  Octavo 
72 pp 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Palms and Pomegranates
2 Palms and Pomegranates
US Committee for Saudi Arabian Heritage 1989 Softcover Fair, some rippling Octavo 
33 pp 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Anand, Mulk Raj Kama Kala : Some Notes on the Philosophical Basis of Hindu Erotic Sculpture.
Nagel Pub. 1962. Hardcover in DJ in slipcase. Good Good, some wear and tears Fair, some splitting along the Quarto 
45 pp text, 59 plates, most black and white, some in color and tipped in. 2 fold-out.

"The union of male and female is seen as the symbol of the union of all forces. The concept of original sin and sexual secretiveness never formed any part of the intense phases of Indian culture." 
Price: 25.00 USD

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Colours of the Indus : Costume and Textiles of Pakistan., Askari,  Nasreen  and Romemary Crill.
4 Askari, Nasreen and Romemary Crill. Colours of the Indus : Costume and Textiles of Pakistan.
London Victoria and Albert Museum : 1997 1858940451 / 9781858940458 Hardcover in DJ. Good Good Quarto 
144 pp 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Gardens of Paradise : The History and Design of the Great Islamic Gardens., Brookes, John
5 Brookes, John Gardens of Paradise : The History and Design of the Great Islamic Gardens.
New Amsterdam Books. 1987. 0941533077 / 9780941533072 Hardcover. Good, owner inscription on flyleaf. Quarto 
240 pp "The author traces the origins of the Islamic garden through the image of Paradise in the Quran, to ancient irrigation methods, and to its spread into India, Persia, Turkey, Egypt, Sicily, North Africa, and Spain. Includes photographs, miniatures, engravings, and instructions for designing and maintaining a backyard Islamic garden." 
Price: 60.00 USD
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The Story of Kalaka in text, history, legends and miniature paintings of the Svetambara jain, Brown, Norman
6 Brown, Norman The Story of Kalaka in text, history, legends and miniature paintings of the Svetambara jain
Washington, Hagiographical Work : 1933 Bound in maroon cloth, gold lettering, Some wear to head and foot, bumping of corners, water damage along spine Quarto 
149 pp Contains many color illuminated plates as well as black and white. 
Price: 42.00 USD
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Indian Temples, Bruhl,  Odette
7 Bruhl, Odette Indian Temples
Oxford University Press 1937.  Half leather with batik boards. leather cracking Quarto 
136 photographs + 8 pp of text by Sylvain Fascinating study of the monuments and relief art of the temples of the Indian empire. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Book of  Bustem Pasa Tiles., Cimok, Fatih
8 Cimok, Fatih The Book of Bustem Pasa Tiles.
A Turim Yayinlan 1999 9757528811 / 9789757528814 Hardcover in DJ Good Good Octavo 
63 pp This volume contains fifty underglaze polychrome tiles from the Mosque of Rustem Pasa in Istanbul from the riegn of Suleymann the Magnificent. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Islamic Art in Cairo., d'Avennes. Emile Prisse
9 d'Avennes. Emile Prisse Islamic Art in Cairo.
American University in Cairo Press 1999. 4774245151 / 9784774245157 Hardcover in DJ Good Good Octavo 
228 pp Reprint of the plates done by Prisse d'Avennes on Arabian art and the art of Cairo done in the late 1800's. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Byzantine Mosaic Decoration. Aspects of Monumental Art in Byzantium., Demus, Otto
10 Demus, Otto Byzantine Mosaic Decoration. Aspects of Monumental Art in Byzantium.
Caratzas Brothers 1976. Hardcover in DJ. Some highlighting in pink on a few pages wear and tears to dj. Octavo 
97 pp text, 64 black and white photographs 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Doughty, Charles Wanderings in Arabia.
New York Seltzer: 1924 Hardcover. Good, some soiling to spine and wear to boards. Octavo 
2 vols. 309 pp 297 pp Fold out map 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Saracens : Their History and The Rise and Fall of Their Empire., Gibbon, Edward and Simon Ockley.
12 Gibbon, Edward and Simon Ockley. The Saracens : Their History and The Rise and Fall of Their Empire.
London The Chandos Classics. Frederick Warne and Co. No date @ 1870's. Blue cloth hardcover with gilt lettering and black Good, sl waterstain to top corner of text block and corner of front cover. Octavo 
450 Pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Art of India. Art of the World series., Goetz, Hermann
13 Goetz, Hermann The Art of India. Art of the World series.
Greystone Press 1964. Hardcover in DJ. Good/Good Octavo 
281 pp

"This handsome book traces Indian art -- including architecture, painting, sculpture, and handicrafts -- from its origin in the late Stone Age to its most recent developments in our own time." 
Price: 15.00 USD

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Ancient Egyptian Assyrian & Persian Costume., Houston, Mary G
14 Houston, Mary G Ancient Egyptian Assyrian & Persian Costume.
London Black. 1920 Hardcover. Sl shaken, some wear to cover. Octavo 
80 pp 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Ancient Egyptian Mesopotamian and Persian Costume., Houston, Mary G
15 Houston, Mary G Ancient Egyptian Mesopotamian and Persian Costume.
London Adams and Black. 1954 Hardcover. Good Poor dj, some wear and tears and scotch tape to dj Octavo 
190 pp 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Heirs to the Silk Road :  Uzbekistan., Kalter, Johannes and Magareta Pavaloi.
16 Kalter, Johannes and Magareta Pavaloi. Heirs to the Silk Road : Uzbekistan.
Thames and Hudson 1997. 0500974519 / 9780500974513 Hardcover in DJ. Former ex-lib book, endpapers replaced by professional bookbinder. Lib markings on copyright page, fore edge and dj Quarto 
360 pp "The artistic and cultural history of the region, through more than two millennia, is clearly explained here, together with analyses of the architecture, the art of the book, Islamic arts and crafts, and the rich variety of textiles of the region. The wealth of illustrations is drawn from objects in European and Uzbek museums and private collections, many published for the first time." 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The Muslim Discovery of Europe., Lewis, Bernard
17 Lewis, Bernard The Muslim Discovery of Europe.
NY Norton : 1982 0393015297 / 9780393015294 Hardcover in DJ Good Good Octavo 
350 pp "The Muslim world of the 11th century was a great civilization, a center of art and science stretching from Spain to the Middle East, while Europe lay slumbering in the Dark Ages. The two worlds knew little of one another." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Quranic Art of Calligraphy and Illumination., Lings, Martin
18 Lings, Martin The Quranic Art of Calligraphy and Illumination.
World of Islam Festival Trust 1976. 0905035011 / 9780905035017 Hardcover in DJ Good Good Quarto 
241 pp Interesting study of the evolution of the Quranic calligraphy over the centuries and the influences on it by different cultures and the distinction between the scripts. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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The Jenghiz Khan Miniatures from the Court of Akbar the Great ., Marek, J. and H. Knizkova.
19 Marek, J. and H. Knizkova. The Jenghiz Khan Miniatures from the Court of Akbar the Great .
Spring Books 1963. B0007IVBWG Hardcover in DJ Good Good Quarto 
@ 100 pp " From the time of the devastation of Iran by Jenghiz Khan in the 13th century, until the reign of the Muslim conquerors, Indian art was subjected to the influences of Persian art and influence. In the sixties of the sixteenth century, a court studio was erected by Akbar the Great, the third ruler of the Great Mughal dynasty." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Techniques of Indian Embroidery., Morrell, Anne
20 Morrell, Anne The Techniques of Indian Embroidery.
London Batsford : 1994 0713464100 / 9780713464108 Hardcover in DJ Good/ Good Quarto 
144 pp "Morrel discusses the many different stitches and techniques used to create Indian textiles, including quilting, pattern-darning, counted-thread work, white-work, the embellishment of embroidery with mirrors, gold, silver, and other metals, and applique and patchwork. The final section includes 20 individual stitches and the methods of working them." 
Price: 60.00 USD
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