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Photographic survey of Persian bindings
Persian bookbindings of the fifteenth century.
A contribution from the research seminary in Islamic art. Ann Arbor University of Michigan Press 1935
First edition, 4to (29 x 23.5 cm), pp.ix, [1, blank], 23, 22 plates, each with descriptive leaf, 13 text illustrations. University of Michigan Publications, Fine Arts, Volume I. A very good copy in original cloth, spine slightly faded. Ink ownership inscription of Margaret L. Hayes.
with Teheran, Port Arthur, and Peking. Handbook for Travellers. Leipzig Karl Baedeker 1914
First edition in English, pp.lxiv, 590, 40 maps and 78 plans. A very good copy in original cloth. Large general map carelessly opened and torn at edge, light stain to edge of title and following few pages. Spine faded.
1734: 18th century study of Manicheism
Histoire critique de Manichee et du Manicheisme
Amsterdam J. Frederic Bernard 1734-39
First edition, two volumes, 4to, pp.[iv], lxxvi, 594; viii, xxxiv, 806 and final blank leaf. Volume 1 with title printed in red and black with engraved vignette, and 2 engraved headpieces by B. Picart. A superb set bound in contemporary calf, triple fillet round covers, spines gilt in compartments with maroon and brown lettering pieces. Minor repair to heads of spines. Light marginal waterstain on a few leaves in second volume.
Brunet 1, 723
The Pozzi collection of Persian miniatures
Miniatures Persanes et Indo-Persanes. Collection Jean Pozzi.
First edition Folio, pp.177, 65 plates, 9 in colour. A very good copy in original suede portfolio.
1. Band. Mit einem Beitrage von Max van Berchem. [All published] Berlin 1918
First edition Folio, pp.xi, 116, 41 plates, 5 in colour, folding map. Arbeiten des Kunsthistorischen Instituts der K.K. Universitat Wien (Lehrkanzel Strzygowski) Band VII. A very good copy bound in full contemporary calf, a little rubbed.
Scarce sale catalogue of Islamic art
Exhibition of Persian art & curios.
The collection formed by J.R. Preece, Esq., C.M.G., Late H.B.M.'s Consul General at Ispahan, Persia. At the Vincent Robinson Galleries, 34, Wigmore Street, London, W. May, 1913. London Vincent Robinson Galleries 1913
First edition, 4to (33 x 26 cm), ff.[55, single-sided], 16 photographic plates, 3 in colour, 1 folding. Bound in original printed boards, gilt device to upper board, manuscript title to spine. Spine worn and chipped, but sound. All edges untrimmed. Plates and text clean and fresh. Duplicate stamps of the Library of Congress to front free endpaper.
Practical Philosophy of the Muhammadan People,
exhibited in its professed connexion with the European, so as to render either an introduction to the other; being a translation of the Akhlak-i-Jalaly, the most esteemed ethical work of middle Asia, from the Persian of Fakir Jany Muhammad Asaad: (with references and notes) by W.F.Thompson, Esq. of the Bengal Civil Service. London Oriental Translation Fund 1839
First edition pp.lxiv, 496. A very good copy bound in recent half calf, marbled boards. Blind stamp of Wigan Public Library on title page.
Afghanistan in prize bindings
Caravan Journeys and Wanderings in Persia, Afghanistan, Turkistan, and Beloochistan;
with Historical Notices of the Countries lying between Russia and India. Translated from the original unpublished manuscript by Capt. W. Jesse. Edited by H.D. Seymour. [With] History of the Afghans. Translated from the original unpublished manuscript by Captain William Jesse. London John Murray 1857; 1858
Second edition pp.xxii, 534, 3 plates, folding map; First edition, pp.xxi, 491, 2 engraved maps, 1 folding. A near fine pair in contemporary full calf, gilt decoration to spine and boards, red morocco lettering piece, gilt and blind rolls to board edges and turn-ins, end-papers and all page edges marbled. Very slight rubbing to boards, light spotting to first couple of leaves in each volume. Both with an inscription to "Lea Priestley Edwards... On his leaving Eton Xmas 1864", the first signed by Charles G. A. Brayhem, the second by George W. Swiming
Fraser's Persian provinces
Travels and adventures in the Persian provinces on the southern banks of the Caspian sea.
With an appendix, containing short notices on the geology and commerce of Persia. London Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1826
First edition 4to, pp. viii, 384. A very good copy rebound in recent half calf. Minor spotting to first few leaves.
Veterum Persarum et Parthorum et Medorum Religionis Historia.
Oxford Typographeo Clarendoniano 1760
Second edition 4to, pp.(38), 580, 20 plates, 6 folding. An attractive complete copy rebound in twentieth century half calf, marbled boards. First few pages lightly soiled. Some scattered off-setting and spotting.
Ibn Khallikan's Biographical Dictionary.
Translated from the Arabic by B[aro]n Mac Guckin de Slane. Paris Oriental Translation Fund 1842-45
First edition Three volumes, folio, pp.xl, 688; xvi, 695; 384. Original cloth, paper label on spine. Some minor spotting, but a very good set. Printed subscriber leaf to The Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone. Carberry Tower Library bookplate.
Reise durch Armenien und Persien, in den Jahren 1805 und 1806.
Nebst einer Nachricht uber Ghilan und Masenderan, von dem Obristen Trezel. Weimar: Verlage des Landes-Industrie Comptoirs 1822
pp.viii, 270. Text in German. Neue Bibliothek der wichtigsten Reisebeschreibungen A very good copy bound in 20th century marbled boards. Burrell bookplate. Some minor spotting and pencil underlining.
The History of the Life of Nader Shah, King of Persia.
Extracted from an Eastern Manuscript, which was translated into French by Order of His Majesty the King of Denmark. With an Introduction, containing, I. A Description of Asia, according to the Oriental Geographers. II. A Short History of Persia from the earliest times to the present century: and an Appendix, consisting of an Essay on Asiatick Poetry, and the History of the Persian Language. To which are added, Pieces relative to the French translation. London Printed by J. Richardson, for T. Cadell 1773
First edition pp., lxxii, 196. A very good copy bound in contemporary calf. Spine beginning to split. Contents fine. Early 20th century ownership signature stamp on end paper.
The History of Persia,
from the most early period to the present time: containing an account of the religion, government, usages, and character of the inhabitants of that kingdom. London John Murray 1815
First edition Two volumes, folio, pp. xxii, [i, errata], [i, directions for plates], 644; with 1 folding map and 11 plates; vii, [i, blank], 715, [1, errata]; with 11 plates. A very good set bound in full contemporary calf, raised bands, spines decorated gilt in compartments. Hinges cracked. Ownership bookplates of E.P. Shirley, author of The Sherley Brothers, on front pastedowns, some minor foxing at the end of each volume.
Ghani, p. 236
Mohammedis filii Chavendschahi vvlgo Mirchondi Historia Samanidarvm Persice.
E codice Bibliothecae Gottingensis nunc primum edidit, interpretatione Latina, annotationibus historicis et indicibus illustravit Fridericus Wilken. Goettingen Henrici Dieterich 1808
First edition, 4to, pp.viii, 222. Parallel Persian and Latin text. Rebound in half calf, cloth boards. Occasional scattered light spotting, rather heavier to a few pages. A very good copy.