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1829: History of the Afghans
History of the Afghans:
Translated from the Persian of Neamat Ullah, by Bernhard Dorn, Professor of Oriental Literature in the Imperial Russian University of Kharkov. Parts I & II. London Oriental Translation Committee 1829-1836
First edition, two volumes bound in one, folio, pp.xv, [1, errata], 184; viii, 131. A very good set bound in recent half calf, marbled boards. Light foxing to first few leaves.
History of the Afghans:
Translated from the Persian of Neamat Ullah, by Bernhard Dorn, Professor of Oriental Literature in the Imperial Russian University of Kharkov. Part I. London Oriental Translation Fund 1829
First edition, folio, pp.xv, 184, [2, Oriental Translation Fund leaflet] A very good copy in the original cloth, edges speckled red, light foxing to endpapers and first and last few leaves affecting margins only. From the Library of the Royal Society of Edinburgh with their discreet stamp on title page.
Memoirs and Correspondence of Major-General Sir William Nott,
G.C.B. Commander of the Army of Candahar, and Envoy at the Court of the King of Oude. London Hurst and Blackett 1854
First edition Two volumes, pp.viii, 488, frontis portrait; [iv], 450. A very good set bound in 20th century half calf, marbled boards. A few pages lightly age-toned.
"diplomatist, traveller, and mystic"
The Russian Shores of the Black Sea
in the autumn of 1852. With a voyage down the Volga and a tour through the country of the Don Cossacks. Edindurgh and London William Blackwood and Sons 1853
First edition. 8vo (22 x 15 cm), pp.xii, , [1, blank], 366, tinted lithographic frontispiece, 2 maps, 1 folding, and 33 illustrations to text. A very good copy in contemporary diced plum calf, spine gilt with raised bands. Contemporary bookplate with G and coronet.
First western scholar to gain a deep understanding of Tibetan language and culture
Relacion publicada en Roma del principio, y estado presente de la Mission del dilatado Reyno del Gran Tibet,
y otros dos Reynos confinantes, recomendada a la vigilancia, y zelo de los Padres Capuchinos de la Provincia de la Marca, en el Estado Eclesiastico. Cervera En la Imprenta de Thomas Senant, vive a la Plaza Mayor. 1743
4to, 19.5 x 14.5 cm., pp.12. Text in Spanish. A very good disbound copy.
Undated Madrid edition at Cordier, BS 2906
Colour plates of southern Russia
Travels through the southern provinces of the Russian Empire, in the years 1793 and 1794.
Translated from the German. London printed for John Stockdale 1812
Second edition Two volumes folio, pp.xxiii, 550, 25 plates, of which 21 coloured by hand, 7 folding, 14 vignettes, 13 coloured; xxxii, 523, 27 plates, 18 folding, 24 coloured, 14 vignettes, 10 coloured, 3 folding maps. A very good unsophisticated largely uncut set in original boards, neatly recased, rebacked in paper with new label. Occasional minor spotting.
Taranchinskiie Pesni [Songs of Taranchi].
[collected and translated by N.N. Pantusov]. Saint Petersburg Imperial Academy of Sciences 1890
First edition Octavo, pp.[ii], xvii, [i], 154, 3 lithographic plates and 3 leaves of music, 2 folding. Volume 17, part one of the Transactions of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society, Ethnographic section. Original light blue printed wrappers, very mildly foxed. A very good, uncut and unopened copy.
Histoires monastiques géorgiennes.
(Vie de SS. Jean et Euthyme. Vie de S. Georges l'Hagiorite. Vie de S. Sérapion de Zarzma. Vie de S. Grégoire de Khandztha). Bruxelles Societe des Bollandistes 1922
First edition pp.317, [3, errate, contents, blank] Analecta Bollandiana, Tomus XXXVI-XXXVII A very good un-opened copy bound in modern boards. Light age-toning of text.
I Missionari Italiani nel Tibet e nel Nepal.
I - IV: I Cappuccini Marchigiani. (1707-1769); Volumes V - VII: Ippolito Desideri S.I. (1715-1721) Rome La Libreria dello Stato 1952-1956
First edition Seven volumes, 4to, in total 2,266 pages, 7 plates, 12 maps. Text in Italian. Il Nuovo Ramusio II. Each volume limited to 900 numbered copies only. A very good set in original wrappers, still individually wrapped in publishers brown paper. This set weighs 9 kg and may incur additional shipping charges.
Precious Deposits. Historical relics of Tibet, China.
Volume 1: Prehistoric age and Tubo period; Volume 2: The period of seperatist regimes; Volume 3: Yuan dynasty and Ming dynasty; Volume 4; Volume 5: Beijing Morning Glory Publishers 2000
First English language edition, five volumes, 4to, pp.225; 327; 317; colour illustrations throughout. A very good set in original cloth, slightly faded dust jackets.
The Gulshan -i -Roh:
being selections, prose and poetical, in the Pushto, or Afghan language. London Williams and Norgate 1867
First edition, 4to, pp.vi, , 212. Text in Pushto in Arabic script. Preface in English. A very good copy in original cloth, neatly re-backed preserving original spine. Title page and dedication leaf rather spotted.
The Land of the Lamas.
Notes of a Journey through China, Mongolia and Tibet. London Longmans, Green, and Co. 1891
First English edition pp.viii, 399, 61 illustrations, 2 maps. A very good copy of the scarce London edition in original cloth. Leather title label on spine. Minor shelf wear to foot of spine and corners. Inner hinges strained.
The Afghan Campaigns of 1878-1880.
Compiled from Official and Private Sources. Comprising historical and biographical divisions, and containing a rapid sketch of the war, maps illustrating the operations and the movement of the forces, one hundred and forty permanent photographs of officers who lost their lives in the campaigns and of recipients of the Victoria Cross, with memoirs prepared from materials furnished by their relations and surviving comrades, summaries of the movements in the field of the various regiments which were engaged, and separate records of the services of every British officer who was employed in the war. London Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington 1882
First edition Two volumes, 4to, pp.352, 274, frontispiece, 140 mounted woodburytype portraits on twenty plates, 6 maps, 1 folding. A very good bright set in original cloth, all edges gilt. A little minor spotting, worst on title page of second volume (see photos).
Western Tibet and the British Borderland.
The Sacred Country of Hindus and Buddhists. With an Account of the Government, Religion and Customs of the People. With a Chapter by T.G. Longstaff describing an attempt to climb Gurla Mandhata. London Edward Arnold 1906
First edition Tall 8vo, pp. xv, [i, blank], 376; frontispiece, 5 maps (2 folding); numerous illustrations, some full-page. An exceptionally fine copy in the original blue cloth.
Cordier BS 2927; Morrison I, p. 674; Yakushi S203