House of Wisdom
Heide, Florence Parry and Judith Heide Gilliland. illustrated by Mary Grandpré

New York, NY DK Publishing 1999 First edition 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 Hardcover (Item ID: 17054)


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