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The most important Turkmen historical record of the 19th century
Kniga razskazov o bitvakh tekintsev [The Book of Tales about the battles of the Teke]:
Turkmenskaia istoricheskaia poema XIX vieka. Izdal, perevel, primiechaniiami i vvedeniem snabdil A.N. Samoilovich. [Turkmen Historical Poem of the 19th Century. Published and translated with a foreword and notes by A.N. Samoilovich.] Saint Petersburg Imperial Academy of Sciences 1914
First edition, small 4to (28 x 19.5 cm), pp.xx, 157, [1, blank], 82, , [55, Turkmen text in Arabic characters], one plate. Printed Russian and Turkmen text. Bound in modern half calf over cloth. Original wrappers printed in Russian and Turkmen bound in. A very good unopened copy.
Historical Memoirs of the Amir Sabaktagin, and the Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna, early conquerors of Hindustan, and founders of the Ghaznavide Dynasty. Translated from the Persian Version of the contemporary Arabic chronicle of Al Utbi, by the Rev. James Reynolds, B.A. London Oriental Translation Fund. 1858
First edition, pp.xxxvi, 511, [1, errata]. A near fine copy in original cloth, spine label torn at edges.
Magnificent lithograph of Afghanistan
The third descent of the Koojah Pass.
London Henry Graves & Co., and J.W. Allen; lithographed by Louis and Charles Haghe 1842
Coloured lithograph mounted on card, 24 x 36 cm. Plate 14 from Sketches in Afghaunistan. Fine example, framed by Academy Framers.
see Abbey 508
The Pictorial Epic in Oriental Art. With contributions by A.M. Belenitskii, B.I. Marshak, and Mark J. Dresden. Berkeley: University of California Press 1981
First edition 4to, pp.xxii, 217, 30 colour plates, 64 illustrations. A very good copy in original cloth. Without dust wrapper.
The tribes of Afghanistan
The races of Afghanistan,
being a brief account of the principal nations inhabiting that country. Calcutta Thacker, Spink, and Co. 1880
First edition pp.124, 38 (publishers adverts). A very good copy in original cloth, gilt. Rear free end-paper partially seperated. Ownership signature of Jack Scorgie, Kabul, 1926.
Medieval Researches from Eastern Asiatic Sources.
Fragments towards the Knowledge of the Geography and History of Central and Western Asia from the 13th to the 17th Century. London Kegan Paul 1910
Reprint Two volumes, pp.xii, 334; x, 352, two folding maps. Trubners Oriental Series. Original tan cloth; very lightly soiled, but an excellent copy.
Centenary account of the Himalayas
A sketch of the geography and geology of the Himalaya mountains and Tibet.
Part I: The high peaks of Asia. Part II: The Principal Mountain Ranges of Asia. Part III: The Rivers of the Himalaya and Tibet. Part IV: The Geology of the Himalayas Delhi Government of India 1907-08
First edition, four parts bound in one with preface, 4to, pp.[ii], vi; [ii], 46; [ii], (47)-117, [1, blank]; [ii], (120)-206; [ii], (207)-308, , [1, blank]; with 2 photogravure plates, 52 plates of charts and maps (with 1 duplicate), 3 folding and 1 double-page, and large folding map at rear. A very good copy bound in contemporary green calf, gilt, by Mohammed Umar of Ambala City. A few small scuffs to boards.
Marshall 99; Yakushi B637
An attractive association copy on large paper
Voyage en Siberie,
fait par Ordre du Roi en 1761; contenant les Moeurs, les Usages des Russes, et l'Etat actuel de cette Puissance; la Description geographique et le Nivellement de la Route de Paris a Tobolsk; l'Histoire naturelle de la meme route; des Observations astronomiques, & des Experiences sur l'Electricite naturelle; [Contenant la Description du Kamtchatka... par M. Kracheninnikov... traduit du Russe. Paris Debure 1768
First edition Two volumes of text in three, and atlas, quarto, large paper copy, pp., xxxii, 347, , 348-767 + [iii]-xvi, 628, and 53 engraved plates after Le Prince, 3 double-page, engraved table in vol. 1, atlas with engraved title and 30 engraved maps and profiles, 27 folding (three bound in vol.2), a few hand-coloured in outline. Contemporary tree calf with treble gilt fillet with small floral cornerpieces on covers, rebacked preserving original gilt spines in compartments with minor loss, maroon and dark green lettering pieces, rubbed with minor loss. Slightly spotted and dust-soiled. Bound without the half-titles. Engraved armorial bookplate of Baron Dimsdale.
Brunet 1, 1728; Hill 277; Cox I p.352
Gruzinskoe chekannoe iskusstvo
[Georgian embossed Art; Researches into the History of Georgian Mediaeval Art]. Tbilisi 1959
First edition Two volumes, folio, pp.xxxv, 690; xvii, 600 plates, text in Russian, titles in Georgian and Russian. A fine set in original cloth, in rather worn original slip-case
Chinese Turkestan with Caravan and Rifle.
London Rivingtons 1901
First edition pp.xi, [i], 207; folding map, 16 plates. A very good copy in original cloth. Small owners name card pasted to front end-paper and his rubber stamp on rear end-paper. Relevant leaf of ephemera tipped in.
Cordier BS 2863; Morrison I p. 171
Beitrage zur Geschichte der Kaukasischen Lander und Volker aus morgenlandischen Quellen, III: Erster Beitrag zur Geschichte der Georgier.
[Bound with] IV: Tabary's Nachrichten uber die Chasaren, nebst Auszugen aus Hafis Abru, Ibn Aasem-el-Kufy. St. Petersbourg Academie Imperiale des Sciences 1844
First edition 4to, pp.(325)-443; (445)-601. Bound in later cloth. Scattered light spotting, first two pages browned, but a very good copy.
The History of Vartan, and of the Battle of the Armenians:
containing an account of the religious wars between the Persians and Armenians; translated from the Armenian. London printed for the Oriental Translation Fund 1830
First edition 4to, pp.xxiv, 111. A very good copy bound in recent half calf, cloth boards. Faint blind stamp of Wigan Public Library on title.