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"an ornament of the age"
The Ayin Akbary,
or the institutes of the Emperor Akbar. Translated from the original Persian. London William Richardson 1777
First edition. 4to (25 x 19 cm), pp.[ii], iv, 81, ; with a portrait frontispiece, 1 folding printed table, and 4 engraved tables. With some text printed in naskh. A very good copy rebound in contemporary style calf, gilt filleting on boards, raised bands, spine decorated in gilt. Offsetting to title from frontispiece, small tear on folding table (not affecting text).
For the Calcutta edition, see Shaw 22, 30, & 61.
History of Muhammad's Campaigns.
[bound with] The Footoh Al-Sham; being an account of the Moslem conquests in Syria. By Aboo Ismaail Mohammad bin Abd Allah, Al-Azdi Bacri. Edited by Ensign W.N. Lees. Calcutta printed by J. Thomas, Baptist Mission Press. 1856-54
First edition, pp.12, 40, 439; viii, 43, 257, 58. Text in Arabic. Bibliotheca Indica; Nos 110, 112, 113, 121 and 139. A handsome set bound in contemporary half calf, marbled boards, neatly rebacked preserving original spine.
See Hammer-Purgstall's Literaturgeschichte III. p. 403.
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.
Makamat or Rhetorical Anecdotes of Al Hariri of Basra.
Translated from the original Arabic with annotations, by Theodore Preston. London James Madden, John W. Parker, and J. Deighton 1850
First edition pp.xv, [1, contents], 504, [1, corrigenda; 1, blank]. A very good copy recently bound in half calf, marbled boards. Blind stamp of Wigan public library.
L'Histoire Mahometane, ou les Quarante-Neuf Chalifes du Macine.
Divisez en trois livres, contenant un abrege chronologique de l'histoire Mussulmane en general, depuis Mahomet iusques au regne des Francois en la Terre-Saincte, nouvellement traduit d'Arabe en Francois; avec un sommaire de l'histoire des Mussulmans ou Sarrazins en Espagne, extraict de Rodrigue Ximines Archevesque de Tolede, et verifie sur la Macine. [bound with] L'histoire du grand Tamerlan, divisee en sept livres, [and] Portrait du Grand Tamerlan, avec la suite de son histoire iusques a l'etablissement de l'empire du Mogol, nouvellement traduit de l'Arabe du fils de Guerapse. Paris Chez Remy Soubret and [Portrait] Chex l'auteur. 1657-58
First edition Three titles bound in one, 4to, pp.44, 332; [xxiv], 248; [viii], 146, . Woodcut head- and tail-pieces, initial letters and title page decoration. Bound in contemporary (or slightly later) calf, neatly re-backed in morocco. All edges gilt. A very good copy.
Histoire des Sultans Mamlouks de L'Egypte.
Ecrite en Arabe par Taki-Eddin-Ahmed-Makrizi, traduite en Francais, et accompagnée de notes philologiques, historiques, géographiques, par M. Quatremère. Paris Oriental Translation Fund 1837-45
First edition. Four volumes bound in two, 4to, pp.[ii], xix, [i, blank], 253, [1, errata]; [iv], 278; [iv], 288; [iv], 324. Arabic characters in the text. A very good complete set bound in recent half calf over cloth boards, raised bands. Occasional minor foxing and very light marginal damp stains. Library blind stamps on titles.
Meidanii Proverbiorum Arabicorum
pars Latine vertit et notis illustravit henricus Albertus Schultens, opus posthumum. Lugduni Batavorum [i.e. Leiden] Sumptibus Auctoris 1795
First edition 4to, pp. viii, [8, list of subscribers], ix-xvi, 314, [2, errata and colophon]; Arabic characters in the text. A very good copy, rebound in half calf over cloth boards, raised bands. Light spotting to title.
Historia dos Soberanos Mohametanos das primeiras quatro dyastias,
e de parte da quinta, que reinarao na Mauritania, escripta em Arabe por Abu-Mohammed Assaleh, e traduiza, e annotada por Fr. Joze de Santo Antonio Moura. Lisbon Typografia da Mesma Academia 1828
First edition, 4to, pp. [iv], 454, [iv (advertisements)]. Text in Portuguese. A very good copy rebound in modern half calf over cloth boards; minor damp-staining along the lower fore-edge.
COPAC lists 3 copies (BL, Cambridge and Oxford)
addito Samaritano et Rabbinico, cum Oratione Dominicali, Salutatione Angelica, & Symbolo Apostolico. Rome Sacra Congregatione de Propaganda Fide 1771
First edition. Small 8vo, pp. 16; Hebrew characters the text. A very good copy, rebound in half calf over marbled boards.
Smitskamp PO 204
De Medicina Aegyptiorum.
Libri quatuor. De Medicina Indorum. Editio ultima. Paris Nicolaum Redelichuysen 1645
4to, pp. [xxii], 150 leaves, [51, index], , 39 leaves, [2, index]. Title printed in red and black. A very good copy re-bound in half calf, marbled boards. Title page soiled at edge. Light marginal damp stain to last few pages.
Bound for Sultan Abdulaziz
Memoir on the Euphrates Valley route to India; with official correspondence and maps.
[with:] Report on the Euphrates Valley Railway. [and:] European Interests in the Euphrates Valley Route. A Compilation. [and:] From London to Lahore. [and:] The Highways to the East. [and:] Opening of the Meerut and Umballa section of the Delhi Railway. [and:] Remarks of the press on works on Indian railways by W. P. Andrews, Esq. London Wm. H. Allen & Co., et al 1857-69
First editions, 8vo, seven works bound in one volume; pp. xvi, 249, [1, blank], 2 folding maps, coloured in outline; 20, 7, [1, blank]; 36; 32, 1 folding map; 12; 46, ; 7. Bound in contemporary red morocco, boards elaborately gilt, spine with raised bands, gilt compartments, and title; white moire endpapers; all edges gilt; small area of discolouration to lower board. Gilt tughra of Sultan Abdulaziz (1830-1876) to upper board.
Arrian's Voyage round the Euxine Sea
translated; and accompanied with a geographical dissertation, and maps. To which are added three discourses, I. On the Trade to the East Indies by means of the Euxine Sea. II. On the Distance which the Ships of Antiquity usually sailed in twenty-four Hours. III. On the Measure of the Olympic Stadium. Oxford Sold by J. Cooke; and by Messrs. Cadell and Davies. 1805
First edition 4to, pp.212, frontis, 2 folding maps. A very good copy bound in recent old style quarter calf. Blind stamp of Essex Institute on title. Light spotting to maps and frontis.
Secret history of Akbar's reign
The Muntakhab al-tawárikh of Abd al-Qádir bin-i-Malúk Sháh al Badáoni.
Edited by Maulavi Ahmad Ali. Calcutta published as part of the Bibliotheca Indica series of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, and printed at the College Press 1865-69
First edition. Three volumes, 8vo (23 x 15 cm), pp.[ii], 492, [ii]; [ii], [1, blank], 457, [ii]; [ii], [1, blank], 411, [ii]. Printed Persian text, with Persian and English titles. Bibliotheca Indica: nos. 131, 135, 136, 139, and 140. Bound in contemporary red morocco backed marbled boards. Spines lightly worn, joints rubbed. Some foxing to title pages, but otherwise a very good set. Bookplate of Charles-Henri-August Schefer, distinguished 19th-century French diplomat, orientalist, and renowned collector of Islamic manuscripts.