The House of Wisdom.
Heide, Florence Parry, and Judith Heide Gilliland. Illustrated by Mary GrandPre.

New York: DK Publishing, 1999. First edition. Very good quarto-sized (oversized) hardcover in very good price clipped dust jacket. Light wear to the edges of the boards with minor bumping to the heel of the spine. The dj has minor wear along the edges and slight scuffing to the covers. There is a small white spit to upper corner of first endpaper. A nice children's book on Ishaq's travels to gather rare items for the Caliph's library in Baghdad. One of the early works of illustrator Mary GrandPre (of Harry Potter fame). (Item ID: 13438)

$30.00

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