Splendours of an Islamic World: Mamluk Art in Cairo 1250-1517, Henri and Anne Stierlin, 1997, HC, VG

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Stierlin, Henri and Anne Stierlin. London, New York: Taurus Parke Books, 1997
English, Very Good hardcover, folio, 12 ½ “ x 9 ⅞”, 219 pp.

Very Good folio, dark burgundy cloth over boards, stamped gilt lettering to front and spine, brown endpapers, loose binding, minimal spots soiling to bottom edge and bottom edge textblock, small dents to bottom edge, minimal bumping to head and tail, soiling and three dents to back panel, bumping to back panel top tip, minimal waffling to text block, pencil marking to page 7 top right corner, otherwise clean throughout. Very Good dark brown dust jacket with image of mosaic in mother-of-pearl and colored stones decorating the mihrab zone, in the mosque of Sultan Mohammed el-Nastir (1294-1341) to front, white lettering to front and spine, minimal edgewear, minimal bumping to head and tail, minimal rubbing to tips, protected by Mylar sleeve. Text in English, Chronology, Maps, replete with full-color and black-and-white photographs of Islamic architecture, motifs, illustrations, and floor plans, a beautiful volume on Islamic art and architecture from the city of Cairo under the Mamluk Sultan reign (1250-1517). The Islamic architecture features intricate brickwork, finely sculpted stone masonry, glorious polychrome marble, and subtle geometric mosaics.