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First edition of this imposing work, here with the text volume in French and Russian also, bound together to form one large volume, with the plates in bright condition.
For 20 years Bogoliubov (1841-1909) served as a governor of the Transcaspian Province of the Russian empire (nowadays parts of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan). He gathered there a significant collection of paintings and regional carpets and rugs. Back in St. Petersburg he exhibited 40 from his 139-piece collection, later given to the Alexander III museum. Based on this rich material Bogoliubov published here the first systematic study of carpets and rugs from Central Asia, an important and large work richly illustrated with the help of K. Mishin and showing rare items of the beginning of the 19th century. The book was produced by one of the most modern and most equipped press in the country, the State printing house in charge of the official publications, which also produced some of the most impressive Russian books at the turn of the 20th century.
The text gives for the first time historical descriptions as well as ethnographic and technical details. Bogoliubov’s pioneering work was reprinted in 1973 and published again in 1976.
Central Asia, asie centrale, zentralasien,Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, kovri, carpets, Samarkand, Ouzbekistan, Uzbek, Samarkandiia.