- Chicago: The Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago, 1981.
- small 4to.
- sewn, stiff paper wrappers.
- xii, 235 pages.
Price: $250.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 52218
The German orientalist and Arabic scholar Bernard Moritz acquired a large number of Islamic manuscripts, books and other items, many of which he sold to the Univ. of Chicago Oriental Institute in the late 1920's. This exhibition catalogue of Moritz Islamic bindings, mostly resident in the Oriental Inst. collection, lists 95 bindings and 5 manuscript items. Each binding is illustrated, often with additional illustrations of details, and extensively described, often with references. A few illustrations are in color, most are black-and-white. Extensive introductory matter discusses history, materials, techniques and structures of Islamic bindings, with notes, references. Minor shelf-wear, else fine.