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Carpets - Jaipur Hendley, Thomas H Asian Carpets: XVI and XVII Century Designs from the Jaipur Palaces. Illustrated pre-title, title and text part with elaborate, gold heightened chromolithographed borders, one map, 150 chromolithographed plates (some double-sided, mostly on textured paper) and 7 b/w introductory plates. London, W. Griggs, 1905. 20 p. (text), CL Bl. (plates). folio. Black OHalbmaroquine with wine-red cover, gilt embossed RTitel and marbled endpapers (outer joints and lower edges more rubbed and scraped, cover rubbed and slightly stained). First edition. - The 150 plates are arranged in six parts with 25 plates each. The first four parts of the work are dedicated to Jaipur carpets, the fifth to the famous Ardebil carpet. The last part contains Persian carpets as well as some examples from Turkey. The 7 b/w plates explain the pattern and origin of the carpet style. As indicated on the title page verso, many of these patterns were taken from the original carpets by draughtsmen in Jaipur with the permission of H. H. Maharaja Sewai Madho Singh and under the supervision of Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob. All plates except one (plate CI, which is a collotype plate) are chromolithographs. The impressive chromolithographs are from the Chromo-Lithograph of King W. Griggs. - Inner joints reinforced with professional adhesive tape. Rubbed off spot on the inside of the back cover by removing the ex-libris of the previous owner. Taf. XXXIII and CI minially torn. Irregularly trimmed. Decorative half title, title with chromolithographed border, text with elaborate chromolithographed borders heightened with gold, 150 chromolithographed plates (some double-page), mostly on textured paper, a plain map and 7 b/w key plates. - First edition. - Original 3/4 black morocco over burgundy cloth with gold lettering on spine and marbled endpapers (joints rubbed with slight abrasion to morocco, edges rubbed and shaved, covers rubbed and sl

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