Mirages, Scenes de la Vie Arabe. Commentées par Sliman ben Ibrahim.

Paris: H. Piaza, 1906. First edition, 1/400 copies. 8vo. 222, (4) pp. Color illustrations from Dinet paintings, color plates, color vignettes and initials. Dinet (1861-1929), a French orientalist painter, was born in Paris, the son of a prominent judge. After studying at the Lycée Henry IV through the 1870s, he enrolled in the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 1881, punctuating his studies with a series of trips to Algeria where he found abundant subjects for his paintings, including nudes in the rural areas; in 1908 Dinet converted to Islam and later lived for most of each year in Algeria. Sliman ben Ibrahim served as Dinet's guide on his visits in the 1880s and later. Fine. Contemporary brown morocco, gilt, gilt dentelles, red water-silk doublures, a.e.g., original color illustrated wrappers bound in, by M. Lortic (corners a little bumped, scratch on rear cover). (#7774). Item #60550

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