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Near East Collection: Islamic Book and Bookbinding

Exhibits from the Near East Collection at Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library & Yale University Library

Exhibit "Islamic Book and Bookbinding"

A post-Mongol book cover from Iran

First published in 1923 by Friederich Sarre in his Islamische Bucheinbande (First English translation published in 1924 as Islamic bookbindings). This illustrated book cover reflects Mongol influence on Persian miniatures and bookbinding.