Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover 28.5 x 17 cm : pp. [vi] viii [xii] 192 : illustrated throughout including 147 plates with descriptions to opposite page : colour microfiche in pocket to front board : grey cloth boards : black spine label with argent : grey jacket illustrated.
Gentle press to lower board tail corner; faint marks to upper board; verso of jacket spine marked. Near fine / near fine. Item #4345
"This book makes available, after 670 years, a world masterpiece. The History of Rashid al-Din was compiled in Tabriz in 706H (AD 1306). The manuscript, a treasure of Edinburgh University Library, has 70 illustrations. These are now for the first time reproduced in their entirety, to their exact sizes, in finest monochrome offset, printed by Meriden Gravure Company. Additionally, the entire series is reproduced in colour microfiche, contained in a pocket in the book...The Introduction and descriptive catalogue, drafted by the late David Talbot Rice, has been edited and revised by Mr Basil Gray, former Keeper of Oriental Antiques, British Museum." - Part of jacket sleeve description.