Costumes of Morocco, Jean Besancenot, 1990, 1st English Ed., Near Fine w/DJ

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Besancenot, Jean, James Bynon (Preface), and Caroline Stone (Translator). Costume of Morocco (London: Kegan Paul International, 1990).
English, First English-language Edition, a Near Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket, HC, 4to or fo, 14 1/2" x 10 1/2," 204 pp., including plates and illustrations.
ISBN: 0710303599

Beige cloth-covered boards in a black paper dust jacket. Color illustration on front panel. White lettering on front panel and dust jacket spine. Covers have several small brown spots on front, back, and bottom edges and a small bump to bottom edge on back, else clean and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Dust jacket has light rubbing, a few small surface stains on back panel, and slight wear to extremities, else clean and intact. Pages pristine and intact. Replete with full-page color plates of Moroccan dress and a few black-and-white illustrations. 60 color plates in total. A beautiful catalogue of plates showing the paintings of Jean Besancenot (1902-1992), a French painter, photographer, and ethnographer. He was most active during the 1930s and 1940s in the French protectorate of Morocco. Besancenot's paintings depicted herein feature various Moroccan residents from different cultures and social classes in the 1930s. These paintings were the result of his trip to Morocco from 1934-1939. An invaluable documentation of traditional Moroccan fashion and excellent showcase of Besancenot's artistry.