1221 results (displaying results 41 - 60)
The Arts of Central Asia: The Pelliot Collection in the Musee Guimet.
General Editor Jacques Gies. Translated by Hero Friesen in collaboration with Roderick Whitfield. Paris: London Reunion des Musees Nationaux; Serindia 1996
First edition, two volumes, folio, pp.372, 446, 767 illustrations, 481 in colour, 7 plans, with English translation in 4to, pp.235. 600 sets were issued, but only 250 copies of the English text. Fine set in original cloth as issued. This set is heavy and may incur additional postage.
1788: First and finest scholarly journal devoted to Asia
or, Transactions of the Society, instituted in Bengal, for inquiring into the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia. Volumes 1-12. Calcutta Manuel Cantopher (I-II); T. Watley (III); the Honorable Company's Press (IV-VI, VIII); the Hircarrah Press, by Thomas Hollingbery (VII); Thomas Hubbard, at the Hindoostanee Press (IX-XI); Calcutta Gazette Office (XII) 1788-1816
First edition, twelve volumes, 4to, in total 6,230 pages, 153 plates and maps. A very good set uniformly bound in full contemporary calf, neatly rebacked. Volumes 2-12 bear the bookplate of William van Mildert, last Prince-Bishop of Durham and one of the founders of the University of Durham; Volume 1 has the bookplate of Milton [Hall], Peterborough, seat of the Earls Fitzwilliam.
Printing and the Mind of Man, 235
The tombs and history of Calcutta described
Asiaticus: in two parts.
Part the first. Ecclesiatical, chronological, and historical sketches respecting Bengal. Part the second. The Epitaphs in the different burial grounds in and about Calcutta. [Calcutta] [printed at the Telegraph Press] 
8vo (19.5 x 12.5 cm), pp.[2, dedication], [2, contents], [2, subscribers] 58; , 1-2, 5-6, 9-80, [4, index], 81-82, folding chart. With printed Greek and Persian text. A very good copy bound in early 20th-century blue morocco, spine gilt with raised bands. Edges rubbed. Bound without title and M2 (i.e. pp.69-70) from the first part, and A2 (pp.3-4) and A4 (pp.7-8) from the second part. Engraved bookplate of G. R. Clarke, his ownership inscription and ICS [Indian Civil Service] to initial blank.
COPAC records copies at the British Library (second part only), Glasgow, and Oxford (lacking the index and pp.81-82). WorldCat adds one copy, at the Bibliothèque Municipale, Lyon.
A Siam Miscellany by "Asvabahu", a travelled Siamese.
Bangkok "Siam Observer," Printing Office 1912
First edition in book form pp.76, original wrappers. [A reprint of Articles written by "ASVABAHU" to the "Siam Observer" and appearing in its columns during the period August 5, to Decemeber 31, 1912.] A good copy in original wrappers. Wrappers worn, stain to front wrapper and title page.
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
Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor and the Russian Acquisitions on the confines of India and China.
With adventures among the Mountain Kirghis; and the Manjours, Manyargs, Toungouz, Touzemtz, Goldi, and Gelyaks: the Hunting and Pastoral Tribes. London Hurst and Blackett 1860
First edition pp.xiii, 570, chromolithographic frontis, 71 illustrations, folding map. A very good copy bound in a contemporary gilt tooled half calf, edges and spine lightly rubbed. A little foxing to title, frontis, and map.
I: Le Royaume Actuel. II: Les Provinces Siamoises. III: Le Groupe d'Angkor et l'Histoire. Paris Ernest Leroux 1900-04
First edition Three volumes, pp.xxiii, , 478, 88 illustrations, 14 maps; 481, , errata leaf, 84 illustrations, 10 maps; 818, frontispiece, 59 illustrations, map. A very good set bound in later buckram, leather title labels on spine. Minor spotting to prelims.
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.
Translated from Rev. Dr. Barth's work, for The Agra Tract Society. Agra printed at the Secundra Orphan Press for The Agra Tract Society 1849
First edition. 8vo, 21 x 13 cm; pp.[ii], 6, 240. Text in Hindi. A very good copy bound in contemporary Indian tree calf, spine gilt. Inner joints discreetly restored.
No copies outside Germany: Greifswald, Munich, Stuttgart, and Tübingen only.
[Durga, in her aspect as Chamundi]
[1970's - 80's]
Polychrome gouache with narrow white border, on paper laid on to card. Original design for poster, 60 x 43.5 cm. Worn with paper loss on the edges and corners, not substantially affecting image. Signed in the image by the artist, V.A. Chandran. Holograph annotations in Tamil on verso.
["Our Lord has ordered our sins forgiven and veiled us from the Father of Fire"].
Polychrome gouache on textured card, Arabic titles in red in the sky. 2.5 cm strip on lower edge in white. Original design for poster, 59.7 x 60.5 cm. Edges and corners bumped, the tip lacking on upper right corner, and scraped on the upper left. Image scored once on lower portion, with an area of scuffing, an area around the edges with paper traces from old window mount. Colours bright and fresh. Holograph annotations, rubber stamp and a printed, annotated label on verso. Signed by the artist in the image, Nellai, Mohideen.
Fouilles d'al Foustât. (Album de photographies) [Cairo] Matba'at Dar al-Kutub al-Misriyah 1928
First edition. Folio, 38 x 28 cm; ff. [iv, title and index], 32 photographic plates on 33 folios. Text in French and Arabic. A very good copy in original printed boards, backed with green buckram. Corners a little bumped. Ink ownership inscription "Norman Daniel / Cairo 18.ii.45" to front free endpaper.
Urdu fairytale for British students
or the Gooli Bukawulee; written in the Oordo dialect by Moonshee Nihal Chund, a native of Dihlee, and afterwards revised by Meer Sheer Ulee Ufsos, late head moonshee in the Hindoostanee Department; formerly published for the use of the students of the College of Fort William, by John Borthwick Gilchrist, LL. D. Late of the Bengal Medical Establishment... Calcutta printed by R. Pereira, at the Hindoostanee Press 1815
Second edition. Revised and corrected by T. Roebuck, Captain in the Madras Native Infantry... 8vo, 24 x 15 cm; pp.[iv], xviii, 354 [Urdu text], [ii, Urdu title]. Printed on Indian paper. Original paper-backed blue wrappers, manuscript title to spine; edges chipped, spine cracked but firm; partly unopened, margins spotted, English title-page with discreet paper repairs, affecting one line; but a crisp copy.
COPAC gives Cambridge and Queen's University (Belfast) only.