Le Tissage aux Cartons et son Utilisation Decorative dans l’Egypte Ancienne
A. Van Gennep et G. Jéquier
With text in French ‘Le Tissage aux Cartons et son Utilisation Decorative dans l’Egypte Ancienne’ is an investigation into the costumes and textiles of Ancient Egypt and the possibility that the Egypians used the technique of tablet (or card) weaving. Although this has subsequently been proved not to be the case, it is, nevertheless, an exciting publication.
Published in 1916 by Neuchatel: Delachaux & Niestle S. A., Editeurs, edited by A. van GENNEP and G. Jequier and signed by both authors, ‘Le Tissage aux Cartons et son Utilisation Decorative dans l’Egypte Ancienne’ is a very rare book, limited to 150 copies, 125 of which are numbered, with a further 25 copies lettered A – Z (not for sale). This copy bares the letter S.
The book includes 12 plates, comprising 5 mounted colour plates, 6 black and white collotype plates, and 1 plate mounted with 5 pleated silk ribbons in imitation of the original textiles. There are also 135 illustrations within the 131 pages of text, printed on handmade, untrimmed paper.
The linen covered decoated boards are clean, bright and in fine condition.
The binding is secure and tight.
Inside, there is a short, neat annotation to the top corner of the first and second front free end-papers. Otherwise, the interior is clean, fresh and in fine condition.
An absolutely stunning copy.
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