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Photographic survey of Persian bindings
Persian bookbindings of the fifteenth century.
A contribution from the research seminary in Islamic art. Ann Arbor University of Michigan Press 1935
First edition, 4to (29 x 23.5 cm), pp.ix, [1, blank], 23, 22 plates, each with descriptive leaf, 13 text illustrations. University of Michigan Publications, Fine Arts, Volume I. A very good copy in original cloth, spine slightly faded. Ink ownership inscription of Margaret L. Hayes.
The St. Petersburg Muraqqa'.
Album of Indian and Persian Miniatures from the 16th through the 18th Century and Specimens of Persian Calligraphy by 'Imad Al-Hasani. Milan Leonardo Arte 1996
Two volumes, 4to, pp.154, 243 colour plates. One of 1000 copies only issued. A fine set in original slip-case, text in wrappers, plate volume in boards, as issued.
with Teheran, Port Arthur, and Peking. Handbook for Travellers. Leipzig Karl Baedeker 1914
First edition in English, pp.lxiv, 590, 40 maps and 78 plans. A very good copy in original cloth. Large general map carelessly opened and torn at edge, light stain to edge of title and following few pages. Spine faded.
1734: 18thC century study of Manicheism
Histoire critique de Manichee et du Manicheisme
Amsterdam J. Frederic Bernard 1734-39
First edition Two volumes, 4to, pp.[iv], lxxvi, 594; viii, xxxiv, 806 and final blank leaf. Volume 1 with title printed in red and black with engraved vignette, and 2 engraved headpieces by B. Picart. A superb set bound in contemporary calf, triple fillet round covers, spines gilt in compartments with maroon and brown lettering pieces. Minor repair to heads of spines. Light marginal waterstain on a few leaves in second volume.
Brunet 1, 723
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.
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, Trench, Trubner & Co. 1888
First edition Two volumes, pp.xii, 334, x, 352, two folding maps. A very good set in original cloth.
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.
A Literary History of Persia.
Volume 1: From the Earliest Times to Firdawsi; Volume 2: From Firdawsi to Sa'di; Volume 3: The Tartar Dominion (1265-1502); Volume 4: Modern Times (1500-1924). Cambridge At the University Press 1928-29
Reissue, four volumes, pp.xiv, 521, xiv, 568, xi, 586, xvi, 530, illustrations. A handsome set in original cloth, top edge gilt.
Histoire de Thamas Kouli-Kan Roi de Perse.
Nouvelle edition. Paris Briasson 1743
Second edition 8vo, pp. [iii], 476, [iv (privilege)]; portrait frontispiece, folding engraved map. A very good copy bound in contemporary calf, triple gilt fillet round covers, spine gilt in compartments. Spine rubbed, and lightly worn at foot.
Atabey 257 (first edition)
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.
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.
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.
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 20th century half calf, marbled boards. Blindstamp of Army and Navy Club on corner of title page and frontis.
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.