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1855: Scarce pamphlet on chess
Observations on the origin and progress of Chess,
containing a brief account of the theory and practice of the Chaturanga, the primaeval game of the Hindus, also of the Shatranj, the mediaeval game of the Persians and Arabs. London: Sercombe and Jack 1855
First edition pp.50. Disbound from a volume of pamphlets. Title page waterstained. Otherwise a very good copy. Presentation inscription "Major Goldsmid, with best wishes, from the author".
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.
The Persian Moonshee.
London, Oriental Press for J. Debrett and J. Sewell, the Persian types cast by Vincent Figgins 1801
First London edition. Three parts in one volume. 4to, 30 x 23 cm; pp.[vi], 106, 74 [but 147], [1, blank], 82, [2, publisher's advertisements]; 32 engraved plates. With Persian text in naskh and nasta'liq. Modern half calf over cloth; lightly foxed, title-page with an early paper repair, a few marginal damp stains at rear.
See Shaw 279 and 357.
Persian Lyrics, or scattered poems, from the Diwan-I-Hafiz:
With paraphrases in verse and prose, a Catalogue of the Gazels as arranged in a Manuscript of the works of Hafiz in the Cheetham Library at Manchester, and other illustrations. London Printed, at the Oriental Press, by Wilson & Co. Wild Court, 1800
First edition 4to, pp.98, ix, 54. A good copy rebound in modern marbled boards. Title page slightly frayed at edges.
COPAC shows one copy only.
Avesta. Livre Sacre du Zoroastrisme.
Traduit du texte Zend. Accompagne de notes explicatives et precede d'une introduction a l'etude de l'Avesta et de la religion Mazdeenne. Paris: Maisonneuve et Cie 1881
First edition pp.ccxlviii, 670, . A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf, spine rather scuffed. Cancelled college library bookplate, but otherwise without markings.
Persia at sea
A History of Persian navigation.
With a foreword by Sir Muhammad Iqbal. London Methuen & Co 1928
First edition. 4to (27 x 21.5 cm), pp.xiv, 176, 12 plates, 2 in colour. One of 250 copies printed on handmade paper. A fine copy in publisher's blue cloth, gilt, with dust-jacket. Partly unopened. Limitation number cancelled by the author, with his signature and presentation inscription to F. Muller.
Eine Routenaufnahme durch Ostpersien.
First edition Two text volumes, 4to, pp.xii, 139, vii, 548, 96 plates, 29 folding panoramas, 15 in colour, 12 maps, 3 folding, text illustrations, tables. Plus a portfolio containing one colour map in 8 sections. German text. A very good set bound in half morocco, spines slightly faded.
Overland to India.
London: MacMillan and Co. 1910
First edition Two volumes, pp.xix, 416; xiv, 357, 2 coloured frontis, 201 plates, 4 in colour, 5 folding, 2 colour folding maps. A very good bright set in original cloth, top edges gilt. Some light foxing to edges and first and last few pages of both volumes. Cover of Volume I lightly creased.
Am Tor von Asien. Felsdenkmale aus Irans heldenzeit.
Berlin Dietrcih Reimer & Ernst Vohsen 1920
First edition Folio, pp. xi, [i, blank], 164; with 65 plates (some with colour and tipped-in). A very good copy in the original quarter morocco over paper boards, gilt decoration and lettering on spine. Spine rubbed, and beginning to split at foot; ownership signature on verso of second endpaper, some plates with light browning to edges.
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.
Veterum Persarum et Parthorum et Medorum Religionis Historia.
Oxford Clarendon Press 1760
Second edition 4to, pp., 580, 20 (of 21) plates, 4 folding. A very good copy bound in recent half calf, cloth boards. Small hole through first four leaves, not affecting text. Title page lightly soiled. Marginal damp stain to pages 470 ff. Ownership signature. Otherwise a very clean copy. Lacking plate 1, and the normally folding plates 2 & 3 cut and separately bound.
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.
Telegraph engineer and collector 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
4to (33 x 26 cm), ff.[55, single-sided], 16 photographic plates, 3 coloured, 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.
A Voyage from England to India, in the Year MDCCLIV.
And an Historical Narrative of the Operations of the Squadron and Army in India, under the Command of Vice-Admiral Watson and Colonel Clive, in the years 1755, 1756, 1757; including a correspondence between the Admiral and the Nabob Serajah Dowlah. Interspersed with some intersting passages relating to the manners, customs, &c. of several nations in Indostan. Also a Journey from Persia to England, by an unusual route. London Edward and Charles Dilly 1773
First edition, 4to, pp.xii, 506, 13 plates, 1 folding (of a hookah), 2 folding maps. A very good copy bound in contemporary speckled calf, neatly re-backed to style. A little off-setting of plates. A few preliminary pages spotted.