New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995-2001. First Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes (covering 650 CE to 1250 CE), quarto size, 723 pp., second volume in slipcase. Fine / fine. Item #CNJL2226
The symmetry and beauty of Islamic art and architecture has been admired for centuries; these two volumes, while published separately, are being offered as a set. It does not appear as though the Press has (at least, not yet) published a third volume, so as of this date, these two volumes constitute a complete set.
Published by the Yale University Press with their attention to quality and detail, the first volume (650 to 1250) is first edition by the Yale University Press, the first printing, published in 2001; the second volume (1250 to 1800) is the first printing of the 1995 corrected edition (first published in 1994). Both volumes out of print in hardcover, per the web site of the Press.
___DESCRIPTION: First volume (650 to 1250) bound in full blue cloth over boards, gilt lettering, publisher's device, and ruled border on the spine, blue endpapers, illustrated double-spread title page, volume replete with illustrations, both coloured and black and white, maps and diagrams on almost every page; quarto size (11 1/2" by 8 3/4"), pagination: [i-vii] viii-xiv, [1-3] 4-345. Pictorial dust jacket is not clipped (although without a printed price), with summary of the book on the front flap and author bios on the back flap. Second volume (1250 to 1800) bound in full black cloth over boards, gilt lettering, publisher's device, and ruled border on the spine, green endpapers, illustrated double-spread title page, and as with the first volume, the second volume is replete with illustrations, both coloured and black and white, maps and diagrams on almost every page; quarto size (11 1/2" by 8 3/4"), pagination: [i-v] vi-xvi,  2-348. Pictorial dust jacket is not clipped (again, without a printed price), with summary of the book on the front flap and author bios on the back flap. The second volume (only) in the publisher's thin white cardstock slipcase.
___CONDITION: Volumes are both fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, strong, square text blocks with solid hinges, the interiors are clean and bright, and both volumes are entirely free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, as new. The unclipped dust jackets also fine, clean, the colours bright, without any wear; the slipcase encasing the second volume near fine, sturdy and complete, without tears, but with a few spots with very light soil and light wear.
___POSTAGE: Please note that these lovely books are unusually heavy and therefore additional postage will apply; please inquire for details.
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