"A milestone publication on oriental carpets"

Sarre, Friedrich / Trenkwald, Hermann. Alt-Orientalische Teppiche. Herausgegeben vom österreichischen Museum für Kunst und Industrie.

Vienna & Leipzig, Anton Schroll & Karl W. Hiersemann, 1926.

Imperial folio (600 x 450 mm). 2 vols. 21, 43 pp. With 120 plates (67 of which in full colour). Original half calf with marbled boards and gilt title to spine.


First edition. "A milestone publication based on the earlier pioneer works published by the Museum [...] Documentation and technical notes on each carpet. Magnificent illustrations" (Arntzen/Rainwater). Includes a bibliography on oriental carpets and additional examples of oriental rugmaking previously unknown and not published in Martin's 1908 monograph.

A nicely bound copy, interior clean and spotless throughout.

Arntzen/Rainwater P629. Enay/Azadi 517.