[New York]: [The H.B. Claflin Company], n.d. [circa 1903]. Edition not stated. Octavo (23cm); dark green diagonal rib cloth, stamped in gilt; 111pp. Somewhat flexible boards; moderate soiling and rubbing to extremities; rear board scratched. Preliminaries patterned, with toning and foxing, gift and ownership inscriptions; small loss to lower corner of ffep; general handling wear, soiling, dampstains; binding slightly shaken. Overall Very Good.
This monograph by Lawrence Winters is intended to introduce the casual reader (and potential customer) to the history, production, and characteristics of "Oriental" (meaning primarily Persian, Turkish, and Caucasian) rugs. Includes many b/w photo-illustrations of rugs, textile workers, and other relevant scenes. No publisher is stated but it was offered "with the Compliments of" The H.B. Claflin Company, a wholesaler based in Manhattan that conducted business (incorporated) from 1890 to 1914. Likewise, this book is not dated but a gift inscription dates this copy to May 13, 1903.