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BABAKHANOV, Ziyautdin (intro)
Athar al-Islam w al-tarikhiya fi al-Ithiad al-Sufiyati. [Historical Monuments Of Islam in the U.S.S.R.]

Published
Tashkent: Moslem Religious Board of Central Asia and Kazakhstan, 1970
Plates
89
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
0-5000
Published
Tashkent: Moslem Religious Board of Central Asia and Kazakhstan, 1970
Ref
1183

Folio (400 x 300 mm). Original green cloth, title in white to spine and in black to upper board, green top-stain. In the original decorative card slip-case. 135 plates, 89 of them in colour, 48 pages of text in Arabic, Persian and Urdu, loosely inserted 55-page pamphlet with text translated into Russian, English and French. Spine a touch sunned, the slip-case somewhat rubbed and split, but an exceptionally well-preserved copy. FIRST EDITION. Superb photographic record of Islamic buildings of the former Soviet Union in Central Asia - Samarkand, Shah-i-Zindah Mausoleum, Bibi Khanum Mosque, Gur Amir Mausoleum, Ullug Beg madrasah &c.; Bokhara, Mir-i-Arab madrasah, Khoja Zaineddin mosque, Kalan minaret &c.; also Khiva, Baku, Makhichevan. A nice copy, with the integral slip-case. Coloured plates in order: 1. [ # 117 ] Khiva. Khoja Islam minaret, 1910. 2. [ # 116 ] Namangan Mavlevi mausoleum, 19th cent. 3. [ # 115 ] Khiva. Amin Khan madrasah, 1852. 4. [ # 114 ] Khiva. Pahlavan Mahmud madrasah, 1810-35. Fragment of the interior. 5. [ # 113 ] Khiva. Pahlavan Mahmud madrasah, 1810-35. 6. [ # 109 ] Namangan. Khojamny Qabry mausoleum, 18th cent. Detail of the portal. 7. [ # 106 ] Samarkand. Tilla Kari madrasah, 1646-60. Court. 8. [ # 105 ] Samarkand. Tilla Kari madrasah, 1646-60. Fragment of the main façade. 9. [ # 104 ] Samrakand. Tilla Kari madrasah, 1646-60. 10. [ # 103 ] Samarkand. Shir Dor madrasah, 1619-36. Corner tower. 11. [ # 102 ] Samarkand. Shir Dor madrasah, 1619-36. Detail of court façade. 12. [ # 101 ] Samarkand. Shir Dor madrasah, 1619-36. Detail of court façade. 13. [ # 97 ] Bokhara. Abdul Aziz Khan madrasah, Carving on ganch in one of the 'hujras'. 14. [ # 96 ] Bokhara. Abdul Aziz Khan madrasah, Carving on ganch in one of the 'hujras'. 15. [ # 95 ] Bokhara. Abdul Aziz Khan madrasah, Dome of the winter mosque. 16. [ # 94 ] Bokhara. Abdul Aziz Khan madrasah, Painting on the dome of the summer mosque. 17. [ # 93 ] Bokhara. Abdul Aziz Khan madrasah, Panel on the main facade. 18. [ # 91 ] Bokhara. Labi Hauz ensemble. Nadir Divan Begi mosque. 1620. 19. [ # 89 ] Bokhara. Kosh madrasah ensemble. Abdullah Khan madrasah. Dome of the passageway. 1588-90. 20. [ # 88 ] Bokhara. Kosh madrasah ensemble. Abdullah Khan madrasah, 1588-90. Court. 21. [ # 87 ] Bokhara. Kosh madrasah ensemble. Modari-Abdullah Khan madrasah. 1566-67. 22. [ # 86 ] Bokhara. Baland mosque, 16th cent. Mihrab. 23. [ # 84 ] Bokhara. Khoja Zaineddin mosque, Mosaic panel. 24. [ # 83 ] Bokhara. Khoja Zaineddin mosque. Dome in the interior. 25. [ # 82 ] Bokhara. Khoja Zaineddin mosque. 16th cent. Niche in the interior. 26. [ # 81 ] Bokhara. Namaazgoh mosque. 16th cent. General view. 27. [ # 78 ] Bokhara. Mir-I-Arab madrasah, 1535-36. Mosaic panel in the tomb. 28. [ # 77 ] Bokhara. Mir-I-Arab madrasah, 1535-36. Dome of the south iwan. 29. [ # 76 ] Bokhara. Mir-I-Arab madrasah, 1535-36. Dome of the tomb. 30. [ # 75 ] Bokhara. Mir-I-Arab madrasah, 1535-36. 31. [ # 74 ] Bokhara. Kalan mosque, 1514. Detail of the facing of a gateway column. 32. [ # 73 ] Bokhara. Kalan mosque, 1514. 33. [ # 72 ] Bokhara. Kalan mosque, 1514. 34. [ # 70 ] Tashkent. Kukeldash madrasah, 16th cent. 35. [ # 68 ] Tashkent. Barak Khan madrasah, 16th cent. Court. 36. [ # 67 ] Tashkent. Barak Khan madrasah, 16th cent. 37. [ # 66 ] Samarkand. Khoja Abdi Darun mausoleum, 15th cent. Summer mosque. 38. [ # 65 ] Samarkand. Ulug Beg madrasah, 1420. Top of the minaret in the N.E. corner. 39. [ # 64 ] Samarkand. Ulug Beg madrasah, 1420. Fragment of the portal. 40. [ # 63 ] Samarkand. Ulug Beg madrasah, 1420. Fragment of the portal. 41. [ # 62 ] Samarkand. Ulug Beg madrasah, 1420. Fragment of the portal. 42. [ # 61 ] Samarkand. Ulug Beg madrasah, 1420. Fragment of the portal. 43. [ # 60 ] Samarkand. Ulug Beg madrasah, 1420. General view. 44. [ # 59 ] Bokhara. Ulug Beg madrasah, 1417. Court. 45. [ # 58 ] Bokhara. Ulug Beg madrasah, 1417. Portal. 46. [ # 57 ] Bokhara. Ulug Beg madrasah, 1417.General view. 47. [ # 54 ] Samarkand. Gur Amir mausoleum, 1404. Fragment of the drum. 48. [ # 53 ] Samarkand. Gur Amir mausoleum, 1404. Fragment of the dome. 49. [ # 52 ] Samarkand. Gur Amir mausoleum, 1404. Dome and drum. 50. [ # 51 ] Samarkand. Gur Amir mausoleum, 1404. Portal. 51. [ # 50 ] Samarkand. Gur Amir mausoleum, 1404. General view. 52. [ # 49 ] Samarkand. Bibi Khanum mosque, 1399-1404. Corner minaret. 53. [ # 47 ] Samarkand. Bibi Khanum mosque, 1399-1404. Detail of the portal of the main mosque. 54. [ # 46 ] Samarkand. Bibi Khanum mosque, 1399-1404. North minaret. 55. [ # 45 ] Samarkand. Bibi Khanum mosque, 1399-1404. Detail of the main entrance. 56. [ # 44 ] Samarkand. Bibi Khanum mosque, 1399-1404. Portal. 57. [ # 43 ] Samarkand. Bibi Khanum mosque, 1399-1404. Portal of the main entrance. 58. [ # 42 ] Turkestan. Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yaseve, 14th cent. Detail of a wall. 59. [ # 41 ] Turkestan. Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yaseve, 14th cent. Detail of a corner of the portal. 60. [ # 40 ] Turkestan. Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yaseve, 14th cent. 61. [ # 39 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah. Octagonal mausoleum, 15th cent. 62. [ # 38 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah, 14th-15th cent. General view, looking west. 63. [ # 37 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah, 14th-15th cent. General view, looking east. 64. [ # 36 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah, Kazi Zadah Rumi mausoleum, 15th cent. Domes. 65. [ # 35 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah, Kazi Zadah Rumi mausoleum, 15th cent. 66. [ # 34 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah. Upper court. Tuman Aqa mosque and mausoleum, early 15th cent. 67. [ # 33 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah, 14th-15th cent. Exit from the upper court to the upper path. 68. [ # 32 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah. Emir Zadah mausoleum, 1386. Interior. 69. [ # 31 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah. Emir Zadah mausoleum,1386. Detail of the portal. 70. [ # 30 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah. Emir Zadah mausoleum,1386. 71. [ # 29 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah. Mausoleum of Shirin Bika Aqa, 1386. 72. [ # 28 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah. Mausoleum of Tughlu Tekin, 1375. Fragment of portal. 73. [ # 27 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah. Mausoleum of Turkan Aqa. 1371-72. Detail of the portal. 74. [ # 26 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah. Mausoleum of Turkan Aqa. 1371-72. Detail of the portal. 75. [ # 25 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah. Mausoleum of Turkan Aqa. 1371-72. Fragment of the facade. 76. [ # 24 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah, 14th-15th cent. Group of mausoleums on the upper path. 77. [ # 23 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah. Mausoleum, 1360-61. Portal. Details of stalactites. 77. [ # 22 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah. Mausoleum, 1360-61. 78. [ # 21 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah. Mausoleum of Kusam ibn-Abbas, 1334-35. Tombstone. 79. [ # 20 ] Samarkand. Shah-I-Zindah, 14th-15th cent. 80. [ # 18 ] Kunya Urgench. Mausoleum of Turabek Khanum. Fragment of the interior, 13th cent. 81. [ # 16 ] Termez. Hakim al-Termezi ensemble, 12th-15th cent. Court. 82. [ # 15 ] Bokhara. Mausoleum of Buyan Quli Khan, 1359. Fragment of the portal. 83. [ # 14 ] Bokhara. Mausoleum of Chashma Ayub, 14th-16th cent. 84. [ # 6 ] Vabkent, Uzbek Republic. Minaret, 1196-97. 85. [ # 5 ] Bokhara. Kalan minaret, 1127. Upper section. 86. [ # 4 ] Bokhara. Kalan minaret, 1127. 87. [ # 3 ] Jar Kurgan, Uzbek Republic. Minaret, 1108-09. 88. [ # 1 ] Bokhara. Mausoleum of Ismail Samani, 9th-10th cent. 89. Title page.