This classic, historical book provides instruction on the facts necessary to enable the reader to identify any typical specimen of the better known classes of Oriental rugs. It gives diverse direction on classification with regard to their type, their age and their value. Despite its age this book contains much information that is still practical and useful today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.