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Hong Kong: Arts of Asia Publications. Many Color and Black and White Illus. January-February 1996. Volume 26 Number 1. Focus on the Textile Museum.
Germany: . 41 pages of color plates showing many examples. Advice for interior design showing a large sampling of machine made and a few handmade carpets. Also includes wallcoverings and drapes.
London: Harrods, [1920?]. 20 color plates. Early full color Harrods sales catalog of handmade oriental rugs. Includes beautiful orientalist drawings.
Washington: The Textile Museum, 1965. Unillustrated exhibition pamphlet of the McMullan collection at the Textile Museum.
(Paris): Bon March, 1910. 9 color plates 31 black and white. French department store catalog of antique and contemporary Oriental carpets and works of Islamic art interspersed with Orientalist paintings by Gerome. The color plates are of rugs.
Paris: Librairie d'Art Decoratif / Armand Guerinet, [1900?]. 112 black and white plates. GWO 2441. Number 19 of this series on the museum collection. About half of the plates are of rugs and textiles with the remainder being Islamic tile work and ceramics. Complete.
Meredith, NH: Oriental Rug Review, 1984. Black and white illustrations. The fourth volume bound in red hardcover, this publication was essential in the formation of American rug collectors. The focus was on the U.S. auction market, original publications of rug scholarship and the reprintings and translations of earlier scarce literature.
Meredith: Oriental Rug Review, 1983-1987. Black and white illustrations. A compilation of 16 Oriental Rug Review articles specially rebound in red cloth.
Philadelphia: Sanitary Manufacturing Co., 1902. 17 pages in color of rugs 8 in black and white of lace. Manufacturer's sales catalog of rugs, or "Art Squares" and how they are destined to replace wall-to-wall in American homes and offices.
(Lebanon?): [No Date - 1950s?]. 76 black and white. Tribal, village and urban antique Oriental carpets. Captions in French and Arabic. Former owner's neat bookplate.
[Athens?]: American Rug Co., [1896?]. Dealer souvenir brochure for an American audience at the first modern Olympics which was held in Athens in 1896. Illustrated by 15 heliotypes showing 5 rugs and 10 classical Athenian scenes. [GWO 25. SORB G-30].
Lisboa: Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, 1978. 8 color plates 62 black and white. Exhibition catalog of the Gulbenkian collection of mostly Islamic textiles. Color illustrations are duplicated in black and white. Portuguese text.
Granada: Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife, 1997. 106 color figures and plates 13 black and white figures. The textile and carpet collection of the Alhambra Palace. Chapters on Coptic, Egyptian, Moorish, and Spanish textiles and Spanish carpets.
New York: Rugs as Art, 1972. 48 black and white. Sale #2.
Paris: Editions Self, 1949. 23 Color Plates, 190 Black and White. GWO 3. English/French text. Dealer's introductory book. Includes a few European rugs.
Paris: Albert Achdjian, 1979. 11 color plates 33 black and white. GWO 5. Dealer exhibition and sales catalog. French text.
Paris: Editions Self, 1949. 23 color plates, 190 black and white. Deluxe edition of this dealer's introductory book. Includes a few European rugs. English/French text. [CSROT 7071].
Indianapolis / Los Angeles: ACOR6/RugBooks, 2003, 2014. 39+63 color plates 129 color images. Two hardcover books and one CD-ROM of the exhibition of the exhibitions of the 6th American Conference on Oriental Rugs, Indianapolis 2002.
Stockholm: Medelhavsmuseet, 1998. 45 color plates 3 black and white. Museum exhibition catalog highlighting the place of Oriental rugs in Sweden with descriptive text and technical analysis by by Anette Granlund. Swedish text.
Wien: Adil Besim, (1980). 18 color plates. Dealer promotional catalog. German text.
Dortmund: Frank Martin Diehr Publishing, 2002. 20 color plates. Oriental rug dealer exhibition and sales catalog of antique tribal rugs. Signed by the author. Ten examples are from author's collection and ten are for sale with prices.
Stockholm: J.P. Willborg, 1992. 112 color plates. Noted dealer's exhibition and sales catalog of antique flatweaves from all major weaving areas, mainly Anatolian, Caucasian and Persian and with Northern European examples as well. The selection reflects the author's good taste. English-Swedish text. [GWO 1126, SORB G-1541].
Plauen: Christian Stoll, (1907-1909). GWO 9. Three of four series in this set bound in a single portfolio. This copy comprises: series I.  p., hand-colored collotypes 1-20; series II. Hand-colored collotypes 21-35; series III.  p., tipped-on chromolithographs 41-66. Wanting are 1 text p. in Series I, 2 text...
Toronto: The Museum for Textiles, 1981. 11 color plates, 110 black and white. GWO 2395. Many Eastern European and Central Asian textiles.