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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.
Say "Open up!" in Kurdish
[Kurdish-Persian vocabulary.] [Tehran] [no printer] 1303 AH [1885 CE]
8vo (21.5 x 15.8 cm); pp. [1, blank], -43, [1, blank]; interleaved. Lithographed Persian and Kurdish text. A handsome copy bound in later half morocco over cloth, spine gilt. Ownership inscription of W. St. Clair-Tisdall.
No copies recorded by COPAC; WorldCat records a copy at Columbia only.
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
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
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.
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.
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 copy in 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".