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Decorative Patterns of the Ancient World by Flinders Petrie. Published by Bernard Quaritch, London, 1930. Hardcover. 1st Ed. 16 page essay by Petrie w/88 pages of b/w plates. Interior clean and tight. From the author, the book "stands as a first outline of an index to all the decorative imaginings of man." Divided by subject, (ie: Animals, Foliage, Shields, etc) the book illustrates decorative patterns from ancient cultures all over the world. Great resource for designers. Scarce.
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For more than 20 years, MCME’s The Sophisticated Reader partners have collected and sold books on art, design and popular culture in antique stores, vintage markets and at rare book auctions. MCME specializes in sought-after antique and vintage hardcovers, paperbacks and magazines. We also curate private library installations. Experienced as interior designers and writers, we have been widely published in the entertainment and news media, and have appeared on Bravo's "Million Dollar Decorator."
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