Tapis de l'Asie Centrale.
Large folio (680 x 500 mm). 43 plates (36 of which are in colour), 2 double-page coloured maps. XXVI, (2) pp. Original wrappers. German text in wrappers and loose plates in original grey cloth portfolio with giltstamped titles.
First edition of "the first great book on turkoman rugs" (Arntzen/Rainwater). The magnificent plates in full colour are printed on special paper, each sheet bearing the label of the St. Petersburg "Manufacture des Papiers de l'État".
Title page of the text volume shows a closed tear, otherwise fine.
Cf. Arntzen/Rainwater P618 (the 1973 reprint only).