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Bound for Sultan Abdulaziz
Memoir on the Euphrates Valley route to India; with official correspondence and maps.
[with:] Report on the Euphrates Valley Railway. [and:] European Interests in the Euphrates Valley Route. A Compilation. [and:] From London to Lahore. [and:] The Highways to the East. [and:] Opening of the Meerut and Umballa section of the Delhi Railway. [and:] Remarks of the press on works on Indian railways by W. P. Andrews, Esq. London Wm. H. Allen & Co., et al 1857-69
First editions, 8vo, seven works bound in one volume; pp. xvi, 249, [1, blank], 2 folding maps, coloured in outline; 20, 7, [1, blank]; 36; 32, 1 folding map; 12; 46, ; 7. Bound in contemporary red morocco, boards elaborately gilt, spine with raised bands, gilt compartments, and title; white moire endpapers; all edges gilt; small area of discolouration to lower board. Gilt tughra of Sultan Abdulaziz (1830-1876) to upper board.
The Dutch in Ceylon.
An account of their early visits to the island, their conquests, and their rule over the maritime regions during a century and a half. Volume I. Early visits and settlement in the island. (All published) Colombo 1929
First edition pp.[iv], 2, iv, ii, [ii], 198, 12 plates, 1 folding, folding map, 21 illustrations. A very good copy in original cloth. With the signature of Sir Charles Collins, senior Ceylon civil servant and former President of the Royal Asiatic Society of Hong Kong.
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.
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
1852: A guide for the tax collector
The Assistant's Kutcherree Companion
and help to the revenue examinations. Calcutta Thacker, Spink, & Co. 1852
First edition, pp.iv, , 160. With additional page 12½ tipped in. A very good copy bound in contemporary limp leather. Occasional light foxing. Added page frayed at edge.
COPAC record only an 1853 edition at the BL
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