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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.
1734: 18thC 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
Travels from St. Petersburg in Russia, to diverse parts of Asia.
Containing, I. A journey to Ispahan in Persia, in the years 1715, 1716, 1717, and 1718. II: A journey to Pekin in China, through Siberia, in the years 1719, 1720, 1721. With a map of the author's two routes between Mosco and Pekin:... III. A journey from Mosco to derbent in Persia, in the year 1722. IV. A journey from St. Petersburg to Constantinople, in the years 1737 and 1738. Dublin Robert Bell 1764
Two volumes, pp.ix, , 387, large folding map; 499. A very good set bound in contemporary speckled calf. Spines a little rubbed. Foot of spine of second volume starting.
see Lowendahl 528 for first edition; Cordier BS 3, 2093 & 4, 2470; Spence, The Chan's Great Continent, pp.44-51
A Grammar of the Pukkhto or Pukshto Language
On A New And Improved System, Combining Brevity With Practical Utility, And Including Exercises And Dialogues, Intended To Facilitate The Acquisition Of Colloquial London Thacker & Co. 1867
First edition pp.156 A very good copy bound in later (but not recent) half calf.
Catalogus Centuriae Librorum Rarissimorum Manuscript. & partim Impressorum, Arabicorum, Persicorum, Turcicorum, Graecorum, Latinorum, &c.
Qua anno 1705 Bibliothecam Publicam Academiae Upsalensis auxit & exornavit vir illustris & generosissimus Iaon. Gabr. Sparvenfeldius. Uppsala Joh. Henr. Werneri 1706
First edition Small 4to, pp. [vi], 74. A very good copy bound in modern half calf and marbled boards, all edges uncut
British dissenter's Syriac studies
De linguarum Orientalium praesertim Hebraicae, Chaldaicae, Syriacae, Arabicae, & Samaritanae
praestantia necessitate, & utilitate quam & theologis praestant & philosophus. Per G.B. [bound with:] [Syriac title] Id est, grammatica linguæ domini nostri Jesu Christi, sive grammatica Syriaca tribus libris tradita, quorum primus vocum singularum proprietatem, secundus syntaxin, tertius figuras grammaticas & praxin continet. Omnibus adeo breviter & dilucide explicatis ut menstruo spatio (uti præfatione ad lectorem docetur) ipsa linguæ medulla exugatur. Opera & studio Gulielmi Beveridgii e Col. S. Johan. Cantabr. philolottou. In usum bibliorum Waltoniensiu. London Thomas Roycroft 1658
First edition. Two works bound in one volume; 8vo (18.5 x 12 cm); pp.[viii], 38 [mispaginated 26]; 144-1, [viii]. With Syriac and Hebrew text and a few words printed in Arabic. A very good copy bound in modern half calf over marbled boards; one faint, marginal dampstain. Later ownership inscription of Stephen Freeman, dated 1787; with a page of his notes to one of the initial blanks and a number of marginal annotations in ink.
[Hebrew title] Paraphrasis Chaldaica in librum priorem et posteriorem Chronicorum.
Auctore Rabbi Josepho, rectore academiae in Syria ; nunc demum e MSto. Cantabrigiensi descripta, ac cum versione Latina in lucem missa a Davide Wilkins. Amsterdam Johannes Boom 1715
First edition 4to, pp., 415, . Aramaic and Latin parallel text A very good copy bound in half calf over cloth boards.
[Novum Testamentum Syriace.]
(London) (British & Foreign Bible Society) (1816)
Small folio 25 x 19 cm; pp. [iv, Syriac title and half-title], [ii, Syriac errata], 552 (Syriac and Roman pagination), text printed in two columns in Syriac. In later half calf, spine gilt with morocco lettering-piece and raised bands. Without the Latin title and tipped-in slip. A few quires spotted. Contemporary printed slips of asterisks pasted over single phrases throughout. Intermittent but extensive English glosses in pencil.
Darlow & Moule 8979
Persian miniature painting.
Including a critical and descriptive catalogue of the miniatures exhibited at Burlington House, January-March, 1931. London Oxford University Press 1933
First edition. Folio, pp. xiv, 212; colour frontispiece, 15 colour plates, 100 plates. A fine copy in the original tan cloth, lettering and decoration on spine and upper board in gilt.
"The Light of Inspiration and Secret of Interpretation"
Being a Translation of the Chapter of Joseph (Surat Yusuf) with the Commentary of Nasir Id-Din Al-Baidawi. Glasgow Jackson, Son & Co. 1957
First edition pp.60. Chrestomathia Baidawiana A very good copy in original cloth. Presentation inscription from Kaddal to Spencer Trimingham tipped in. Occasional annotation, presumably by Trimingham.
Studien zur Laut- und Formenlehre der Mehri-Sprache in Sudarabien.
I: Zum nomen im engeren Sinne. II: Zum verbum. III: Zum pronomen und zum numerale. IV: Zu den partikeln. V: 1-3. (Anhang) Zu ausgewahlten texten. VI: Vienna In Kommission bei Alfred Holder 1909-15
First edition Seven parts bound in one, each with their own title page, pp.133; 152; 100; 81; 85; 82; 61, . A very good copy bound in contemporary cloth, 12 cm tear to edge of spine.
Les Enluminures des Manuscrits Orientaux - turcs, arabes, persans - de la Bibliotheque Nationale.
Paris Editions de la Gazette des Beaux-Arts 1926
First edition, folio, pp.163, 127 plates, 4 in colour, original wrappers. No.207 of 500 copies only. A very good copy bound in contemporary cloth, red morocco spine label. Minor wear to spine.
A Jesuit at Istanbul
Journal d'un voyage de Constantinople en Pologne,
fait a la suite de Son Excellence Mr Jaq. Porter, Ambassadeur d'Angleterre... en MDCCLXXII. Lausanne Francois Grasset et Comp. 1772
First edition. 12mo (16.5 x 10 cm), pp.viii, 323 [1, blank]. A very good copy bound in contemporary speckled sheep, spine with raised bands, gilt compartments, morocco label. Corners a bit worn and joints slightly rubbed, but a handsome copy. With morocco book label of G.J. Arvanitidi, and his stamp to p.9.
Atabey 137, Koc 141. Not Blackmer or Weber. Sommervogel I 1844 records a ghost 1772 Italian edition.
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, Trench, Trubner & Co. 1888
First edition Two volumes, pp.xii, 334, x, 352, two folding maps. A very good set in original cloth.