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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.
Miscellaneous Translations from Oriental Languages.
London Oriental Translation Fund 1831
First edition Eleven titles bound in one volume, 8vo, pp , iv, 31; 68; 75; 90; 36; iv, 94; 42; 28; 30; 3; 9. A very good copy bound in recent half calf, marbled boards. Blind stamp of Wigan Public Library on title page.
The Conquest of Syria, Persia and Aegypt, by the Saracens:
containing the lives of Abubeker, Omar and Othman, the immediate successors of Mahomet. Giving an account of the most remarkable battles, sieges, &c. particularly those of Aleppo, Antioch, Damascus, Alexandria and Jerusalem. Illustrating the religion, rites, customs and manner of living of that warlike people. Collected from the most authentick Arabick authors, especially manuscripts, not hitherto publish'd in any European language. London R. Knaplock, J. Sprint, R. Smith, B. Lintott, and J. Round. 1708
First edition pp.xxiv, , 391, [1, blank], [19, index], . A very good copy bound in contemporary panelled calf, new leather spine. Edges a little rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Godfrey Bosville, and three signatures on front free end paper of different generations of Bosvilles.
Europe and the Arab World, 37
Biographical notices of Persian poets;
With critical and explanatory remarks. To which is prefixed A memoir of the late Right Hon. Sir Gore Ouseley, Bart., sometime Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary at the Court of Persia. By the Rev. James Reynolds. London Printed for the Oriental Translation Fund. 1846
First edition, 8vo, pp. ccxxvi, 387, [ii (errata)]; with Persian characters in the text. A very good copy bound in recent half calf, marbled boards. Blind stamp of Wigan Public Library on title.
sive Medici Abu Mansur Muwaffak bin Ali Heratensis Liber Fundamentorum Pharmacologiae. Linguae ac scripturae Persicae specimen antiquissimum. Pars I: Prolegomena et textum continens. Vindobonae [Vienna] Ex Officina Caesarae 1859
First edition, pp.lv, 272, 6 plates. Text in Persian, preface in Latin. A very good copy in original cloth. Jews College library stamp.
Bulletin of The School of Oriental Studies, London Institution. Volumes I-V.
University of London. London The School of Oriental Studies 1917-1930
First edition Five volumes, in all some 4,400 pages, occasional illustrations. Bound in contemporary half cloth, continental marbled boards, original wrappers bound in. A very good set.
praecepta ac regulae quas lexico persico Ferhengi Reschidi praefixas e duobus codicibus uno Roedigeri, altero bibliothecae Reg. Berolinensis. Scripsit et editit... Halle Lippert & Schmidt 1846
Lithographed Persian text, pp.51. An interleaved copy, heavily annotated in both Latin and Persian in a contemporary hand. Bound in half calf, cloth boards. Title page foxed. Occasional spots elsewhere. A very good copy.
Archaeological Reconnaissances in North-Western India and South-Eastern Iran.
Carried out and recorded with the support of Harvard University and the British Museum. Antiques examined and described with the assistance of Fred H. Andrews and analysed in an appendix by R.L. Hobson. London Macmillan 1937
First edition, second issue, folio, pp.xix, 267, 34 plates, 6 in colour, 88 illustrations, 2 maps, 1 folding, 18 plans. Without the two large folding maps, Baluchistan and Kerman, and Kerman and Gulf Coast. Fine copy in original cloth, top edge gilt. But without the two large folding maps. It appears that when the publisher ran out of these maps he issued a number of copies without them. These copies can be distinguished as they are also without rear pocket.
Pasargadae. A Report on the Excavations conducted by the British Institute of Persian Studies From 1961 to 1963.
First edition 4to, pp.xii, 326, 192 plates, folding tables and plans. A very good copy in original cloth, dust jacket. With presentation inscription from the author to Margaret.
Privately printed catalogue of a fine collection
Collection of Islamic Art.
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. Chateau de Bellerive, Geneva [privately printed] 1972-78
Four volumes 4to (30.8 x 24 cm), pp. 224, ; 224, ; 218, ; 220, ; with 5 maps (4 coloured) and 372 mounted photographs (145 in colour). A fine set in original green morocco, spines gilt, all edges gilt.
Album de l'Exposition d'Art Persan.
Janvier-Fevrier 1935. [with] Exposition d'Art Persan. Cairo Societe des Amis de l'Art 1935
First edition Two volumes, 4to, pp.(iv), 72 plates, erratum slip; viii, 97, . Number 13 of 300 copies only issued. The plates are in very good condition; the original board portfolio a little worn. The original wrappers of text volume are worn, and partially detached, but text in good condition. Signed by Gaston Wiet on title page.
Early collection of Persian folklore & music
Obraztsy persidskago narodnago tvorchestva.
Pesni pevtsov-muzykantov, pesni svadebnye, pesni kolybel'nye, zagadki, obraztsy raznogo soderzhaniya. [Specimens of Persian Folk Creativity. Songs of Singers-Musicians, Wedding Songs, Lullabies, Riddles, samples of various content.] St. Petersburg I. Boraganskago 1902
First edition. Small 4to (29.5 x 19.5 cm), pp.[iv], ix, [1, blank], 279, , [1, blank], 10 colour illustrations on 5 plates, 1 black-and-white portrait, with 9-page addenda loosely inserted. A very good copy bound in modern blue cloth, all edges untrimmed, mostly unopened.