London: Thames & Hudson, 2011. First UK edition. Hardcover. 240pp. Folio [32.5 cm] Black cloth-effect paper over boards, with a gilt stamped title on the backstrip, and an embossed design on the front cover. Orange and red pictorial endpapers. With 223 colour illustrations. Near fine. The top fore edge corner of the front cover is gently bumped, and there is a minor lean to the spine. In a very good dust jacket, with light scratching on the rear panel. Item #43071
From the dust jacket- "Readers can travel from the splendour of the Royal Pavilion in Brighton to the Mughal-style villa of Monserrate in Portugal, via the Chinese pavilions and Turkish salons of the Russian imperial residences and the Arabian-inspired home of French writer and collector Pierre Loti. This book explores the enduring allure of Orientalist decor and introduces the princes and aristocrats, artists and poets who commissioned these opulent interiors, which still possess the power to transport us to another time and place."