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(1907-1909), vol I, 20 loose color pl in a portfolio; 48 x 32 cm.
Used, fair; defective: missing pl 21, but with an extra pl 16 & 21, probably from vol III & IV; folder spine separated; edges of sheets chipped but not affecting text or illustrations.
A survey of kilims which starts slowly: what a kilim is, who makes them, how to buy (and sell), and then works up to a fairly detailed description of current, and sometimes former production for both major and minor (Albania, Algeria, Iraq) kilim producing areas. LE TAPIS/THE RUG UN ART FONDAMENTAL LE TAPIS PRCD DE NOTES ETHNOGRAPHIQUES PAR ARNOLD VAN GENNEP / A FUNDAMENTAL ART. Exhibition brochure, for an exhibition of Indonesian textiles, which describe, in a general fashion, these textiles. Also, another version, typed, with the text, but without the illustration. General guide for a beginner; on modern rugs; the range of coverage is extensive, from Bulgaria and Egypt to the traditional areas, so depth is sometimes lacking, but the print is small and the author packs in a lot - thus 3 paragraphs on gold, sun and luster washes; there is forthright advice on value and resale possibilities of specific rug types. 1988, 136 p., 40 color illus., fig, 4 maps, 25.5 x 18 cm.