71 results (displaying results 1 - 20)
Nuevo Descubrimiento del Gran Cathayo,
o Reynos de Tibet, por el Padre Antonio de Andrade, de la Compania de Jesus, Portugues, en el año 1624. Madrid Luis Sanchez 1627
Second Spanish edition, 20 x 15 cm., pp.. Disbound from a larger volume. Some minor staining, but overall a very good copy.
Cordier 2899; Streit V. 279; Lach Asia in the Making of Europe III, pp.338-339.
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
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.
The tribes of Afghanistan
The races of Afghanistan,
being a brief account of the principal nations inhabiting that country. Calcutta Thacker, Spink, and Co. 1880
First edition pp.124, 38 (publishers adverts). A very good copy in original cloth, gilt. Rear free end-paper partially seperated. Ownership signature of Jack Scorgie, Kabul, 1926.
Medieval Researches from Eastern Asiatic Sources.
Fragments towards the Knowledge of the Geography and History of Central and Western Asia from the 13th to the 17th Century. London Kegan Paul 1910
Reprint Two volumes, pp.xii, 334; x, 352, two folding maps. Trubners Oriental Series. Original tan cloth; very lightly soiled, but an excellent copy.
Centenary account of the Himalayas
A sketch of the geography and geology of the Himalaya mountains and Tibet.
Part I: The high peaks of Asia. Part II: The Principal Mountain Ranges of Asia. Part III: The Rivers of the Himalaya and Tibet. Part IV: The Geology of the Himalayas Delhi Government of India 1907-08
First edition, four parts bound in one with preface, 4to, pp.[ii], vi; [ii], 46; [ii], (47)-117, [1, blank]; [ii], (120)-206; [ii], (207)-308, , [1, blank]; with 2 photogravure plates, 52 plates of charts and maps (with 1 duplicate), 3 folding and 1 double-page, and large folding map at rear. A very good copy bound in contemporary green calf, gilt, by Mohammed Umar of Ambala City. A few small scuffs to boards.
Marshall 99; Yakushi B637
Gruzinskoe chekannoe iskusstvo
[Georgian embossed Art; Researches into the History of Georgian Mediaeval Art]. Tbilisi 1959
First edition Two volumes, folio, pp.xxxv, 690; xvii, 600 plates, text in Russian, titles in Georgian and Russian. A fine set in original cloth, in rather worn original slip-case
Chinese Turkestan with Caravan and Rifle.
London Rivingtons 1901
First edition pp.xi, [i], 207; folding map, 16 plates. A very good copy in original cloth. Small owners name card pasted to front end-paper and his rubber stamp on rear end-paper. Relevant leaf of ephemera tipped in.
Cordier BS 2863; Morrison I p. 171
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.
The History of Vartan, and of the Battle of the Armenians:
containing an account of the religious wars between the Persians and Armenians; translated from the Armenian. London printed for the Oriental Translation Fund 1830
First edition 4to, pp.xxiv, 111. A very good copy bound in recent half calf, cloth boards. Faint blind stamp of Wigan Public Library on title.
Caravan Journeys and Wanderings in Persia, Afghanistan, Turkistan, and Beloochistan;
with historical notices of the countries lying between Russia and India. Translated from the original unpublished manuscript by Capt. W. Jesse. Edited by H.D. Seymour. London John Murray 1856
First edition pp.xxii, 534, 3 plates, folding map. A very good copy bound in contemporary calf, spine richly gilt, all edges marbled. Minor spotting to title and frontispiece. Previous ownership inscription on reverse of front free end-paper.
Rgya Tch'er Rol Pa,
ou Developpment des Jeux, contenant l'Histoire du Bouddha Cakya-Mouni. Traduit sur la version Tibetaine du Bkahhgyour, et revu sur l'original Sanscrit (Lalitavistara). Deuxieme Partie - Traduction Francaise. Paris A L'Imprimerie Nationale 1848
First edition 4to, pp.lxv, 425, 6 plates. A very good copy bound in half calf, neatly rebacked preserving original spine. Withdrawn from the Athenaeum Library with small blind stamp on title, cancellation on verso, gilt motif on front board and spine.
Briefe uber den Kaukasus und Georgien,
nebst angehangtem reisebericht uber Persien vom jahre 1812. Hamburg Perthes und Besser 1817
First German edition pp., vi, , 329, , 4 engravings in text, 2 folding maps, 1 partially hand coloured. A very good copy bound in recent half calf, cloth boards. Some light foxing throughout.
COPAC shows BL only
First detailed study of Tibetan language
Alphabetum Tibetanum missionum apostolicarum commodo editum.
Rome Typis Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide 1759 [but 1763]
First edition. 4to, 31 x 23 cm; pp.208; illustrations to text; printed Tibetan characters to text. Modern half calf; untrimmed and unopened; a crisp copy with wide margins. Propaganda Fide stamp to margin of p.80, defaced stamps to title-page and p.208.