Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1879. First Edition. Large quarto in 3/4 brown marble with burgundy leather; VG; 6 band embossed spine with gold gilt; boards show some amount of shelf wear around corners and spine and slight soiling; small sticker inside front board; previous owner's signatures on ffep; strong binding; paper slightly faded and plates clean; contains 190 lithographs of patterns and 10 color lithographs (1 with gold lining); Jules Bourgoin traveled to Damascus in 1875 and came upon 150 plates which he could not acquire but reproduced and elaborated upon; 47 pages of text in French.
Middle Eastern Art [Dupont Only]
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Casablanca: Edition Lak International, 1995. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 185 pages; VG/VG; spine ecru and multi-colored, without text; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and scuffing; profusely illustrated with full color photos; all text in French; pages clean; shelved Front Table.