Monuments Modernes de la Perse

Monuments Modernes de la Perse

Pascal-Xavier Coste; Charles-Marie-Napoleon Beaufort d'Hautpoul, Marquis; Claude Sauvageot; Louis Comfort Tiffany

Paris : A. Morel, 1867

[Gorgeous Illustrated Survey of Persian Architecture]   Atlas folio, 22 1/2 x 17 in.  Plates held in large custom leather-backed solandar case.  Case backed in leather over marbled boards. Illustrated with seventy-one plates on fifty-six sheets.  Eight hand colored plates, seven double-page.  Additional wood cut engravings.  Sheets loose, as issued.  Foxing, especially to text pages.  Some chipping, marginal wear which has been professionally restored.   57 pages, LXXI planches. Interesting Provenance: From the library of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933), the renowned American artist and designer, with his stamps.   "Probably the single most attractive book on Persia and one of the rarest" - Ghani.  Coste served as architect to Mehmet Ali of Egypt for 10 years.  This work arose from the French diplomatic mission to Persia in 1839-1841.  Refs: Blackmer 415n; Ghani, p 630; Wilson, p 49.

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