Saracenic Art, The Art of The Saracens In Egypt by Stanley Lane-Poole


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London: Chapman And Hall Limited, 1888. Second edition, first published 1886. Hardcover. 109 woodcut illustrations. 312pp plus adverts to the rear. Publishers olive-green cloth with gilt tiles, light wear to edges, corners rubbed, some internal foxing, text and illustrations clean. A very good copy. 

The art of the Saracens in Egypt, South Kensington Museum Art Handbook.
'Saracenic art possesses an unmistakable style from the Alcazar of Seville to the mosques of Samarkand, and the ruins of Gaur in Bengal. With centres in Syria, Turkey, Morocco, Persia and India. The Egyptian expresses its own remarkable style in architecture, mural sculpture, calligraphy, mosaic, wood and ivory carving, metalwork, glassware and pottery.'

Stanley Lane-Poole (1854-1931), archaeologist and historian, worked for many years at the British Museum. In 1883 he conducted an archaeological expedition to Egypt. A prolific writer, he produced classic pieces on Turkey, Spain, the Barbary Corsairs, medieval Egypt, India, and a biography of Saladin.