Exhibition of the faience of Persia and the nearer East

Collection History

The digital collection draws upon the Library's exhibition, "Victorian Ornament: Excerpts from Design History," Dec. 9, 1989 - March 10, 1990, Edna Barnes Salomon Room, and supplements it with additional works through the 1920s. Holdings from the Victorian period, 1839-1900, are particularly strong covering America and Western Europe; these are often pattern or illustrated advice books. Other movements with representative, and often rare, titles include: Neoclassicism, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, and Art Deco.


The Art & Architecture Collection has long been a repository of unusual plate books, with a core antiquarian collection dating to the initial creation of the Art Division. Many came from the private library of the architect Thomas Hastings, of the partnership, Carrere and Hastings, responsible for the Library's landmark classical revival building on Fifth Avenue. In the second half of the twentieth century, the department acquired additional significant titles retrospectively in response to growing recognition of the collection's depth and rarity.

Collection Data

Burlington Fine Arts Club (Author)
Read, Charles Hercules, Sir, 1857-1929 (Author of introduction, etc.)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1908
Place: London
Publisher: Printed for the Burlington fine arts club
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection
Shelf locator: MPF++ (Burlington fine arts club, London. Exhibition of the faience of Persia and the nearer East)
Pottery -- Middle East
Content: The plates are printed by Messrs. André and Sleigh, on a pure rag paper.
Ownership: The New York Public Library 99877A Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. RL, 1923.
Content: On cover: Illustrated catalogue of the faience of Persia and the nearer East.
Physical Description
Extent: Xxiv, 78 p. xxvii pl. (part col.) 42 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 4625387
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13982517
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e05bc840-c6be-012f-8b79-58d385a7bc34
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