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First comprehensive account of the Maldives
The Maldive Islands.
An Account of the physical features, climate, history, inhabitants, productions, and trade. Colombo Frank Luker, Acting Government Printer, Ceylon 1883
First edition. Folio (33.5 x 21 cm), pp.[iv], 133, [1, blank] 3 folding maps, 1 folding table. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf, gilt. Cloth a little worn, short tear to bottom of spine. With a letter from Bell to a Mr Ravenscroft loosely inserted, presenting this copy in thanks for the loan of a copy of Pyrard de Laval during the preparation of the work, signed, and dated November 30th, 1883, Colombo. Later pencil ownership initials of C.H.B. Reynolds.
Journal of a residence in Circassia during the years 1837, 1838 and 1839.
London Edward Moxon 1840
First edition. Two volumes. 8vo; pp. [iii]-xxiii, [i, list of plates], 453, [1, blank]; [iii]-viii, [i, blank], 488; with coloured frontispieces, 10 plates, 1 coloured, and folding map. Bound without half-titles and list of plates for volume two. A very good, tight copy bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards; slightly rubbed, with a few inoffensive scuffs. Bookplate of Robert George Bailey.
Atabey 91; not in Blackmer.
Travels from St. Petersburg in Russia, to diverse parts of Asia.
Containing, I. A journey to Ispahan in Persia, in the years 1715, 1716, 1717, and 1718. II: A journey to Pekin in China, through Siberia, in the years 1719, 1720, 1721. With a map of the author's two routes between Mosco and Pekin:... III. A journey from Mosco to derbent in Persia, in the year 1722. IV. A journey from St. Petersburg to Constantinople, in the years 1737 and 1738. Dublin Robert Bell 1764
Two volumes, pp.ix, , 387, large folding map; 499. A very good set bound in contemporary speckled calf. Spines a little rubbed. Foot of spine of second volume starting.
see Lowendahl 528 for first edition; Cordier BS 3, 2093 & 4, 2470; Spence, The Chan's Great Continent, pp.44-51
A Grammar of the Pukkhto or Pukshto Language
On A New And Improved System, Combining Brevity With Practical Utility, And Including Exercises And Dialogues, Intended To Facilitate The Acquisition Of Colloquial London Thacker & Co. 1867
First edition pp.156 A very good copy bound in later (but not recent) half calf.
Catalogus Centuriae Librorum Rarissimorum Manuscript. & partim Impressorum, Arabicorum, Persicorum, Turcicorum, Graecorum, Latinorum, &c.
Qua anno 1705 Bibliothecam Publicam Academiae Upsalensis auxit & exornavit vir illustris & generosissimus Iaon. Gabr. Sparvenfeldius. Uppsala Joh. Henr. Werneri 1706
First edition Small 4to, pp. [vi], 74. A very good copy bound in modern half calf and marbled boards, all edges uncut
Voyage de Benjamin Bergmann, chez les Kalmuks.
Traduit de l'Allemand par M. Moris. Chatillon-sur-Seine 1825
First French edition pp.xxviii, 361, frontis, 11 plates of Kalmuk script. A very good copy from the Signet Library with their gilt coat of arms on front and rear boards. Bound in full contemporary calf, edges a little rubbed, neatly rebacked. Half title foxed, but otherwise clean throughout apart from occasional spots in margin.
1822: "published in very small numbers and are rare or impossible to find"
A grammar of the high dialect of the Tamil language, termed Shen-Tamil: to which is added, an introduction to Tamil poetry.
By the Reverend Father C. J. Beschi, Jesuit missionary in the kingdom of Madura. Translated from the original Latin by Benjamin Guy Babington, of the Madras Civil Service. Madras printed at the College Press 1822
First English edition. 4to, 30 x 23 cm; pp.[ii], xii, v, [1, blank], 117, [1, blank]. Contemporary Indian half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt; rebacked, retaining original spine, boards somewhat rubbed; but a crisp copy with wide margins. A number of sheets with manuscript notes in Tamil and a letter, also in Tamil, addressed "To the Revd Mr Mowat / Negapatam", loose at front; bookplate of the British and Foreign Bible Society to front pastedown, recording presentation by Miss Mowat on 4 June 1907; their shelfmark in white ink to spine.
British dissenter's Syriac studies
De linguarum Orientalium praesertim Hebraicae, Chaldaicae, Syriacae, Arabicae, & Samaritanae
praestantia necessitate, & utilitate quam & theologis praestant & philosophus. Per G.B. [bound with:] [Syriac title] Id est, grammatica linguæ domini nostri Jesu Christi, sive grammatica Syriaca tribus libris tradita, quorum primus vocum singularum proprietatem, secundus syntaxin, tertius figuras grammaticas & praxin continet. Omnibus adeo breviter & dilucide explicatis ut menstruo spatio (uti præfatione ad lectorem docetur) ipsa linguæ medulla exugatur. Opera & studio Gulielmi Beveridgii e Col. S. Johan. Cantabr. philolottou. In usum bibliorum Waltoniensiu. London Thomas Roycroft 1658
First edition. Two works bound in one volume; 8vo (18.5 x 12 cm); pp.[viii], 38 [mispaginated 26]; 144-1, [viii]. With Syriac and Hebrew text and a few words printed in Arabic. A very good copy bound in modern half calf over marbled boards; one faint, marginal dampstain. Later ownership inscription of Stephen Freeman, dated 1787; with a page of his notes to one of the initial blanks and a number of marginal annotations in ink.
Early Jawi New Testament
Novum Testamentum Malaice:
cura et sumtibus societatis, quae bibliis per omnes gentes pervulgandis operam dat, emendatius editum. Harlem Johannis Enschedé & Sons 1820
8vo, pp.(vi), 423, [1, blank]. A very good copy internally, bound in full contemporary panelled calf, rather worn, with a handful of worm tracks to upper board's leather. Short tear at bottom of spine repaired, leather gently refurbished. Société Asiatique stamp to Malay title-page, their paper labels to spine.
Darlow & Moule 6500
[Hebrew title] Paraphrasis Chaldaica in librum priorem et posteriorem Chronicorum.
Auctore Rabbi Josepho, rectore academiae in Syria ; nunc demum e MSto. Cantabrigiensi descripta, ac cum versione Latina in lucem missa a Davide Wilkins. Amsterdam Johannes Boom 1715
First edition 4to, pp., 415, . Aramaic and Latin parallel text A very good copy bound in half calf over cloth boards.
[Novum Testamentum Syriace.]
(London) (British & Foreign Bible Society) (1816)
Small folio 25 x 19 cm; pp. [iv, Syriac title and half-title], [ii, Syriac errata], 552 (Syriac and Roman pagination), text printed in two columns in Syriac. In later half calf, spine gilt with morocco lettering-piece and raised bands. Without the Latin title and tipped-in slip. A few quires spotted. Contemporary printed slips of asterisks pasted over single phrases throughout. Intermittent but extensive English glosses in pencil.
Darlow & Moule 8979
Faits divers illustrés, ou Le Japon en 1897.
Tokyo [The author?] 1897
Oblong 4to, pictorial title, 18 leaves, 16 of which are illustration, 2 text. A very good copy stitched in the Japanese style in original pictorial wrappers. Stain to edge of front wrapper.
Héléne Conevin, De la gravure à la caricature: Le Japon de Meiji vu par G. Bigot, 1990; Worldcat shows one copy only at the National Diet Library
Persian miniature painting.
Including a critical and descriptive catalogue of the miniatures exhibited at Burlington House, January-March, 1931. London Oxford University Press 1933
First edition. Folio, pp. xiv, 212; colour frontispiece, 15 colour plates, 100 plates. A fine copy in the original tan cloth, lettering and decoration on spine and upper board in gilt.