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Persia Dieulafoy, Marcel L'art antique de la Perse. Achéménides, Parthes, Sassanides. Five volumes. With 2 maps and 101 on 91 (2 coloured, 4 folded) plates, mostly in heliogravure and numerous text ills. Paris, Libr. Centrale d'Architecture u. Libr. des Imprimeries reunies (vol. 5), 1884-(89). Fol. Lots in marble. HLwd. folders currently with binding bands (rubbed, bumped, spine partly reinforced). First edition. - The maps as well as 32 plates (i.a. all 20 from Tl. 4 and 1 folded) missing and replaced by photographs of the same size. - Important publication on Dieulafoy's archaeological research in Persia, volumes 2 and 3 are exclusively dedicated to Persepolis. The photographic originals for many of the plates were made by Dieulafoy's wife and travel companion Jane and many of them show antiquities that are destroyed or damaged today. - Jew. with engraving. Exlibris by Alexandre Hoquet, somewhat browned and foxed, tls. with small marginal glazes, title and plates with library stamp on verso, plates in w. margin tls. with dampness margin. First edition. 5 vols. with 2 maps, 101 on 91 (2 col., 4 fold.) plates and numerous text illustrations. The 2 maps and 32 plates are missing, and have been replaced by photographs in the same size. - Loose leaves in contemp. half cloth folders (rubbed, bumped, spines partially reinforced). - Each vol. with engraved bookplate of Alexandre Hoquet, some browning and foxing, partially with small marginal defects, titles and plates on verso stamped, some plates waterstained in the white margin.

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