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From the library of Wingate of the Sudan
La Nouvelle Egypte:
Ce qu'on dit, ce qu'on voit du Caire a Fashoda. Paris Librairie Universelle 1905
First edition 4to, pp.420, numerous half-tone illustrations in the text. Number 183 (of 500) of the de luxe edition, signed by the editor. Bound in contemporary half black morocco with cloth boards, the leather scuffed and worn. Light foxing to the half-title and title pages, otherwise clean. Armorial bookplate of Sir Francis Reginald Wingate.
1628: Ludovicus de Dieu at Leiden
Id est grammatica linguarum orientalium, Hebræorum, Chaldeaorum et Syrorum,
inter se collatarum. Leiden Elzevier 1628
First edition 4to, pp.[xvi], 423, title printed in red and black, Hebrew, Chaldean and Syriac characters in text. A very good copy bound in recent half calf.
Smitskamp PO 304; Brunet II, 707
1. Band. Mit einem Beitrage von Max van Berchem. [All published] Berlin 1918
First edition Folio, pp.xi, 116, 41 plates, 5 in colour, folding map. Arbeiten des Kunsthistorischen Instituts der K.K. Universitat Wien (Lehrkanzel Strzygowski) Band VII. A very good copy bound in full contemporary calf, a little rubbed.
Beitrage zur Geschichte der Kaukasischen Lander und Volker aus morgenlandischen Quellen, III: Erster Beitrag zur Geschichte der Georgier.
[Bound with] IV: Tabary's Nachrichten uber die Chasaren, nebst Auszugen aus Hafis Abru, Ibn Aasem-el-Kufy. St. Petersbourg Academie Imperiale des Sciences 1844
First edition 4to, pp.(325)-443; (445)-601. Bound in later cloth. Scattered light spotting, first two pages browned, but a very good copy.
Travels through different Cities of Germany, Italy, Greece, and several parts of Asia, as far as the banks of the Euphrates:
In a Series of Letters. Containing an account of what is most remarkable in their present state, as well as in their monuments of antiquity. London Printed by W. Strahan, for the author. 1754
Folio, pp.[iv, title, Greek alphabet], 184, (189)-192, (185)-188, (193)-311, [1, blank]. With 34 plates and maps, including a large engraved folding frontispiece, large folding plate of Aleppo, and large folding maps of Cyprus, part of Syria, and Aleppo to the Euphrates. Bound in contemporary calf, somewhat scuffed. Boards starting to separate from spine. Slight watermarking to margin of a few pages. Some maps and plates torn on folds. Overall a very good complete copy with one section slightly mis-bound, and needing attention to spine. With bookplate of Philip Lyttleton Gell.
Histoire de la Guerre Saincte
faite par les Francois & autres Chrestiens, pour le delivrance de la Judee, & du S. Sepulchre. Paris Jean Petit-Pas 1620
First edition, 8vo, pp., 516, . A very good copy bound in contemporary red morocco, raised bands, spines decorated gilt in compartments. Spine a little rubbed. Renard bookplate on front pastedown, old book sellers description pasted on front free endpaper.
Purge of the Janissaries
Uss-i zafer. 1241.
[The foundation of victory.] [Istanbul] Ibrahim Sa'ib 1243 AH (1828 CE)
First edition. 8vo (22 x 16 cm), pp.[1, blank], 3, [1, blank], 4, [2, blank], 259, [1, blank]. Printed Ottoman Turkish, with printed text frames, marginalia, and ornamental headpiece. A very good copy bound in late 19th-century Ottoman cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, a little rubbed. Bookseller's stamp of Kohler Freres, Librairie Pera, and ownership inscription of A.G. Ellis, British Museum curator and Honorary Librarian of the Royal Asiatic Society.
Scarce sale catalogue of Islamic art
Exhibition of Persian art & curios.
The collection formed by J.R. Preece, Esq., C.M.G., Late H.B.M.'s Consul General at Ispahan, Persia. At the Vincent Robinson Galleries, 34, Wigmore Street, London, W. May, 1913. London Vincent Robinson Galleries 1913
First edition, 4to (33 x 26 cm), ff.[55, single-sided], 16 photographic plates, 3 in colour, 1 folding. Bound in original printed boards, gilt device to upper board, manuscript title to spine. Spine worn and chipped, but sound. All edges untrimmed. Plates and text clean and fresh. Duplicate stamps of the Library of Congress to front free endpaper.
An Archaeological Journey to Yemen
(March-May, 1947) [with] Part II: Epigraphical Texts [and] Part III: plates (1951) Cairo Government Press 1952-1951
First edition Three volumes 4to, pp.xv, 188; xii, 95; x, 92 plates. Service des Antiquites dl l'Egypte. Limited to 500 copies. A very good set bound in cloth.
Practical Philosophy of the Muhammadan People,
exhibited in its professed connexion with the European, so as to render either an introduction to the other; being a translation of the Akhlak-i-Jalaly, the most esteemed ethical work of middle Asia, from the Persian of Fakir Jany Muhammad Asaad: (with references and notes) by W.F.Thompson, Esq. of the Bengal Civil Service. London Oriental Translation Fund 1839
First edition pp.lxiv, 496. A very good copy bound in recent half calf, marbled boards. Blind stamp of Wigan Public Library on title page.
Being selections from a Journal kept in India, Egypt, and Syria. London Hurst and Blackett 1857
First edition Two volumes, pp.ix, , 326; vii, , 287, , ix, , 2 colour frontispieces (Moollah of the Booras, and Walkeshwur). Original cloth, rubbed, and faded by damp to edge of second volume. Occasional light foxing, more severe to frontispiece of vol.1. Inner hinges strained. Overall a good set that could become very good with a little attention.
A survey, with observations astronomical, geographical, botanical, etc., of a route through Mekran, Bashkurd, Persia, Kurdistan, and Turkey. London Griffith & Farran 1882
First edition pp.xvii, 507, mounted woodburytype frontis of author, 10 plates, folding map. A very good slightly cocked copy in rather dull original cloth, neatly re-backed and re-cased preserving original spine. Ex-Northampton, Mass. public library with stamps on title and first text page, shelf number on spine.
1855: Scarce pamphlet on chess
Observations on the origin and progress of Chess,
containing a brief account of the theory and practice of the Chaturanga, the primaeval game of the Hindus, also of the Shatranj, the mediaeval game of the Persians and Arabs. London Sercombe and Jack 1855
First edition pp.50. Disbound from a volume of pamphlets. Title page waterstained. Otherwise a very good copy. Presentation inscription "Major Goldsmid, with best wishes, from the author".
Fraser's Persian provinces
Travels and adventures in the Persian provinces on the southern banks of the Caspian sea.
With an appendix, containing short notices on the geology and commerce of Persia. London Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1826
First edition 4to, pp. viii, 384. A very good copy rebound in recent half calf. Minor spotting to first few leaves.
The History of Nadir Shah,
formerly called Thamas Kuli Khan, the present Emperor of Persia. To which is prefix'd A short History of the Moghol Emperors. At the end is inserted, A Catalogue of about two hundred manuscripts in the Persic and other Oriental languages, collected in the east. London Printed for A. Millar 1742
Second edition, 8vo, pp. vi, 234, [6, index]; 40; folding portrait frontispiece, folding map. A exceptionally clean fresh copy bound in contemporary speckled calf. Spine rubbed and a little worn at head.