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Bound for Sultan Abdulaziz
Memoir on the Euphrates Valley route to India; with official correspondence and maps.
[with:] Report on the Euphrates Valley Railway. [and:] European Interests in the Euphrates Valley Route. A Compilation. [and:] From London to Lahore. [and:] The Highways to the East. [and:] Opening of the Meerut and Umballa section of the Delhi Railway. [and:] Remarks of the press on works on Indian railways by W. P. Andrews, Esq. London Wm. H. Allen & Co., et al 1857-69
First editions, 8vo, seven works bound in one volume; pp. xvi, 249, [1, blank], 2 folding maps, coloured in outline; 20, 7, [1, blank]; 36; 32, 1 folding map; 12; 46, ; 7. Bound in contemporary red morocco, boards elaborately gilt, spine with raised bands, gilt compartments, and title; white moire endpapers; all edges gilt; small area of discolouration to lower board. Gilt tughra of Sultan Abdulaziz (1830-1876) to upper board.
Arrian's Voyage round the Euxine Sea
translated; and accompanied with a geographical dissertation, and maps. To which are added three discourses, I. On the Trade to the East Indies by means of the Euxine Sea. II. On the Distance which the Ships of Antiquity usually sailed in twenty-four Hours. III. On the Measure of the Olympic Stadium. Oxford Sold by J. Cooke; and by Messrs. Cadell and Davies. 1805
First edition 4to, pp.212, frontis, 2 folding maps. A very good copy bound in recent old style quarter calf. Blind stamp of Essex Institute on title. Light spotting to maps and frontis.
A Jesuit at Istanbul
Journal d'un voyage de Constantinople en Pologne,
fait a la suite de Son Excellence Mr Jaq. Porter, Ambassadeur d'Angleterre... en MDCCLXXII. Lausanne Francois Grasset et Comp. 1772
First edition. 12mo (16.5 x 10 cm), pp.viii, 323 [1, blank]. A very good copy bound in contemporary speckled sheep, spine with raised bands, gilt compartments, morocco label. Corners a bit worn and joints slightly rubbed, but a handsome copy. With morocco book label of G.J. Arvanitidi, and his stamp to p.9.
Atabey 137, Koc 141. Not Blackmer or Weber. Sommervogel I 1844 records a ghost 1772 Italian edition.
With autograph letter
Salaminia (Cyprus); the History, Treasures and Antiquities of Salamis in the Island of Cyprus.
With an Introduction by Samuel Birch. London Trubner & Co. 1882
First edition pp.xlviii, 329, coloured frontispiece, many illustrations on 20 plates, 326 text figures, 4 additional illustrations in the Appendix, map. A very good copy in the original red cloth, very minor soiling, and with a little edge rubbing. Inner hinges tender. Armorial bookplate of Hellier R.H. Gosselin on front endpaper, and with his inscription on the front free endpaper.
Antiquitates Asiaticae Christianam Aeram antecedentes;
ex primariis Monumentis Graecis descriptae, Latine versae, nitisque & commentariis illustratae. Accedit Monumentum Latinum Ancyranum. London Guil. Bowyer 1728
First edition Folio, 35 x 22 cm, pp.[xii], 207, [1, errata], 8, 2 plates, numerous engravings in text. Handsomely rebound in half calf, marbled boards. Edge stains to top of title and first few pages. Two plates faintly browned. Overall a very good clean copy with large margins.
Commentarii Hieronymi comitis Alexandrini de Acerrimo, ac omnium difficillimo Turcarum bello, in Insulam Melitam gesto, Anno MDLXV.
[Second edition] 12mo, ff. [xvi], 71, [i (blank)]. Nineteenth-century blue boards, rubbed at extremities. Title and first leaf of preface torn with loss to ten lines lower right, replaced in manuscript. Contemporary annotations and underscoring on most pages. Two old stamps on reverse of title. A rather better copy than preceding description suggests.
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.
Ottoman traveller inspired by the Prophet
Narrative of travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa,
in the seventeenth century. Translated from the Turkish by The Ritter Joseph von Hammer. [First part of the first volume only.] London Oriental Translation Fund 1834
First edition, folio, pp.[ii], xviii, 186. A very good copy in original silk cloth. Largely unopened. Slight wear to top of spine.
Pioneering survey of Turcoman coins
Meskukati Turkmaniye qataloghi.
[Catalogue of Turcoman coinage.] Istanbul Mihran Matbaasi 1311 AH (1894 CE)
First edition. 8vo (25 x 17 cm), pp.[xxxii], 183, [1, blank], with printed genealogical tables to text, and 8 photographic plates depicting 75 coins at 1:1 scale. With printed Arabic and Ottoman Turkish text. A very good copy bound in contemporary pebbled cloth, title gilt to upper board and spine. Almost entirely unopened. Final and initial leaves price-clipped. Small scuff to first plate, just touching one coin, light spotting to plates. With contemporary ticket of an Istanbul printer and bookbinder.
The Old and the New; or the Changes of Thirty Years in the East, with some Allusions to Oriental Customs as Elucidating Scripture.
With an Introduction by Rev. William Adams. New York M.W. Dodd, Publisher 1853
First edition pp.xx, 240, 7 coloured plates, 1 folding. A very good copy in original cloth, spine faded. Frontis spotted, one plate loose.
With maps after Ortelius
Asia, sive historia universalis Asiaticarum
gentium et rerum domi forisque gestarum, a cuisque origine ad haec tempora mixti passim sacri profanique ritus... Antwerp Bellerus 1604
First edition. 8vo (20.5 x 16 cm), pp.(1)-424, 423-431, 434-(440), 449-99, 502-3, 502-722, [4, errata], 7 engraved maps. Erratically paginated but complete. A very good copy bound in 18th-century vellum. Manuscript title to fore edge. Some wear to spine. Much of text block browned. Faint traces of a contemporary manuscript ex libris to title, washed.
Not in Alai or Blackmer.
Voyage en Retour de L'Inde, par Terre, et par une route en partie inconnue jusqu'ici. Par Thomas Howell; suivi d'Observations sur le passage dans l'Inde par l'Egypte et le grand désert, par James Capper.
Paris Imprimerie de la Republique 1797 (An V)
First French edition 4to, pp.xvi, 385, 2 folding maps. A very good copy bound in recent half calf.
Makedonia; Arkheologicheskoe puteshestvie [Macedonia; an archeaological Journey].
St Petersburg 1909
First edition Large 8vo, pp. [vi], 304, 13 plates, one in colour, 194 illustrations in the text. Published by the Department of Russian Language and Literature of the Imperial Academy of Sciences. A good copy bound in later blue cloth, brown lettering piece on spine.