Les Mosquées de Samarcande. Fascicule I. Gour-Emir.


Les Mosquées de Samarcande. Fascicule I. Gour-Emir.
Mecheti Samarkanda. Vypusk I. Gur-Emir [all published].
St. Petersbourg, Exped. pour la confection des papiers d’Etat, 1905

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An important, large-scale and ambitious undertaking by the Russian Archaeological Commission, whose work in the area prepared the ground for subsequent Western studies. This fascicle in French and Russian is devoted to the celebrated early fifteenth century mausoleum of Tamerlane (Timur) and his family, showing plans, cuts and coloured details. It remains to this day unparalleled in scale and significance.


Part 1 only (all published), large folio (76 x 53 cm.), [10] pp. including title, dedication, text and plate list, 18 plates after nature by Shchusev, Pokryshkin and Minenko including 12 fully or partly in colour, 3 folding or double-page, 3 illustrations in text, text in Russian and French; first few leaves including title with closed tears and some staining, plate VIII with large marginal closed tear, inner gutters with smudging due to binding process, outer corners a bit shaved. Twentieth-century half calf retaining the original wrappers mounted on boards; stained and a bit rubbed.



Stock ID: 93866