The Ballard Collection of Oriental Rugs in the City Art Museum of St. Louis
Price: 108.00 USD
St. Louis: 1935. Red cloth; gilt letters on spine, gilt top edges, Unpaginated. 13 color tipped in plates, 56 bw plates. Showcases this collection of oriental rugs amassed by entrepreneur and art collector James F. Ballard (1851-1931). The annotated and illustrated catalogue addresses 69 pieces, featuring rugs from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Includes Persian, Indian, Spanish, Holbein, Ushak, Bergama, Ghiordes, Kula, Ladik, Egyptian, Caucasian, and Chinese rugs. With a forward by Ballard, and an xtensive introduction. #476 of 1000 copies. VG- (Ex-art library, with spine label and few interior marks; Ballard's obituary is pasted inside front cover; binding has moderate fading and scuffs; pages are clear and 13 color plates are vibrant.).