Oriental Rugs and Carpets: A Comprehensive Study by Arthur Urbane Dilley. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. Unstated first edition. Hardcover with deckled edges. 304 pp. Color photos. A beautifully bound and preserved tome detailing the rich history and artistic relevance of rugs and carpet-making from the elegant rugs of kings, caliphs, and shahs, Dilley navigates the seven continents and their different - but equally gorgeous - artisanal pasts with the weaving of rugs.
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