House of Wisdom

New York, NY: DK Publishing, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. Thin Quarto (oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of di and boards. A beautifully illustrated story about the bayt al-hikmah in Baghdad, a place of learning in 9th c. Iraq that was a library, a university, a palace, a center for translation, and more, where hundreds of scholars worked under Caliph al-Ma'mun. Illustred by the woman who also illustrated Harry Potter, with her flowing, bright style. Very good / very good. Item #17054

Price: $60.00