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Inscribed to the future German Emperor
Lives of Maha Raja Apurva Krishna Bahadur,
Poet Laureat to His Imperial Majesty of Delhi, and Member of the Hamburg Academy, &c. &c. &c. his father and grandfather. Calcutta printed at the Catholic Orphan Press under the superintendence of J. F. Bellamy 1847
First edition. 8vo, 22 x 14 cm; pp.[ii], 14; 32 (Persian text); portrait frontispiece at rear, 3 engraved plates. Text in English and Persian. Contemporary Indian speckled morocco, gilt; spine a little worn; initial leaves with a worm-track, scant affect to text. Front free endpaper inscribed "To His Royal Highness Prince William of Prussia, &c &c. With profound respect and deep submission of Raja Apurva Krishna Bahadur. Calcutta, Sobha Bazar. The 13th August 1858."
Die Englander in Indien.
Nach Orme. Leipzig: Im Verlage der Dykischen Buchhandlung 1786-88
First edition Three volumes bound in one, pp.[vi], 460, ; 419; 258, , folding engraved map. A very good set bound in contemporary or slightly later half calf, marbled boards. Some light browning throughout.
Say "Open up!" in Kurdish
[Kurdish-Persian vocabulary.] [Tehran] [no printer] 1303 AH [1885 CE]
8vo (21.5 x 15.8 cm); pp. [1, blank], -43, [1, blank]; interleaved. Lithographed Persian and Kurdish text. A handsome copy bound in later half morocco over cloth, spine gilt. Ownership inscription of W. St. Clair-Tisdall.
No copies recorded by COPAC; WorldCat records a copy at Columbia only.
The Islamic Book.
A Contribution to its Art and History from the VII-XVIII Century. Leipzig The Pegasus Press 1929
First edition 4to, pp.xxi, , 130, , 104 plates, some in colour, illustrations. Number 2 of 375 copies only issued. Original cloth, gilt, spine faded. Minor wear to head and tail of spine, otherwise a very good copy. With the ownership signature of Theron Johnson Damon, who taught at Robert College in Constantinople from 1906-1909 and continued to live in Constantinople as a correspondent for the Associated Press. He befriended Bernard Berenson, whom he accompanied on many buying expeditions throughout the Middle East. In 1929 Damon opened an antiquities shop in New York City, called Old and Near Eastern Art and Craft Work.
Arrian's Voyage round the Euxine Sea
translated; and accompanied with a geographical dissertation, and maps. To which are added three discourses, I. On the Trade to the East Indies by means of the Euxine Sea. II. On the Distance which the Ships of Antiquity usually sailed in twenty-four Hours. III. On the Measure of the Olympic Stadium. Oxford Sold by J. Cooke; and by Messrs. Cadell and Davies. 1805
First edition 4to, pp.212, frontis, 2 folding maps. A very good copy bound in recent old style quarter calf. Blind stamp of Essex Institute on title. Light spotting to maps and frontis.
China as Renaissance model state
Il Magno Vitei di Lodovico Arrivabene Mantoano
in questo libro, oltre al piacere, che porge la narratione delle alte cauallerie del glorioso vitei primo Re della China & del varioso Iolao... Verona Girolamo Discepolo 1597
First edition. Small 4to (21 x 15 cm), pp.[xxiv], 576 (mis-numbered '526'), [20, index], [2, blank]. A very good copy bound in 19th-century polished calf by Bedford, neatly rebacked. A few marks to calf. All edges gilt. Text washed.
Cordier BS 17; Lach II, 2, pp.219-222; Lach & Foss, p.18; Löwendahl 35. COPAC records copies at the British Library, Manchester, and Oxford (two copies) only.
Ars Islamica. Volume IV.
The Research Seminary in Islamic Art. Institute of Fine Arts. University of Michigan. Commemorating the Centenary of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, 1837 - 1937. Ann Arbor University of Michigan Press 1937
First edition 4to, pp.498, many illustrations, original wrappers. A very good copy in slightly stained original wrappers.
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.
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.