An introduction to Chinese and Tibetan rugs focused mostly on new rugs; the text includes some history of China and border areas, symbolism, as well as the usual description of weaving, dyes, etc and advice on purchasing a rug; there is a one page chart showing price comparisons for modern rugs as a function of issue of lines, materials used, and the type of design. 1993, 144 p., 42 color illus., drawings, 3 maps, 26 x 19 cm. Catalogue of 47 carpets, 16th - 19th century, most of them large; the descriptions tend to be flowery; the rugs include classic carpets: Oushak, Medallion, Dragun, etc. 1923, 57 p., 12 illus., 6 in color, 31.5 x 23.5 cm. Used, insides are very good, but the cover is worn on the corners and the top and bottom of spine. Prices include shipping to customers in the United States by regular mail. Credit card orders can be processed via paypal (under "The Rug Book Shop" and "[email protected]"). A survey of Turkish flatweaves; the illustrations are of flatweaves and details showing designs & construction; there is a good 4 page bibliography. A picture book of rugs, mostly l6th to l8th centuries, by a French dealer, reflecting European tastes; examples include the traditional Caucasian, Persian, Turkish carpets, and also European tapestry, Spanish rugs, Coptic fragments, and Eastern European rugs. This copy is a hardcover, bound probably by Librairie Orientale H.
1988, 136 p., 40 color illus., fig, 4 maps, 25.5 x 18 cm. Used, good condition: scattered foxing; spine missing, back hinge starting to crack. Benguiat) from Turkey, Cairo, Spain, the Caucasus, and Persia. A picture book which has gleaned through photograph archives to find photographs, postcards, rug dealer's cards etc. Pictures include rugs underfoot during the welcoming of Emperor Wilhelm II in 1917, rugs in front and under the supervisors who restored the Grand Bazar after the 1984 earthquake, rugs inside a mosque in Nide, rugs in front of the class of an Istanbul Armenian school in 1932, rugs in front and in back of families, brides and grooms and on and on. 2015, 99 p., 182 illus., nearly all in black and white, 30 x 23 cm. As might be expected, the focus is often on people, showing them standing on, or in front of rugs. The text includes selections from a diary of Daniel Häberlin on his travels through Turkey in 1646, and on radiocarbon dating of some of these kilims.