28 half-tone black and white plates. 8vo. Arabic text. Original light blue printed wrappers (front wrapper in Arabic, back wrapper in English), stapled; some loss to spine and corners of back wrapper, extremities sunned, pages clean. A good copy of a fragile guide. pp.[iv], 1-14, , 15-29, blank, 30-31, English title-page. Baghdad.
A beautifully illustrated history and guide to the Arab Museum based in the Khan Murjan of Baghdad. The Khan Murjan was built in the fourteenth century by Aminuddin Murjan, who also funded the Murjan Mosque - one of the oldest mosques in Baghdad. The building was originally used as a caravanserai, a crucial rest place for travellers. Scarce. No copies in Jisc. Worldcat locates ten holdings: five in Europe, four in North America and one at the Bibliothèque Al Saoud in Morocco.
Publisher Government Press
Offered by Peffers Rare Books Ltd.