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James Bruce's Arabic manuscripts sold by auction at Christie's
A list of the very rare and valuable Aethiopic and other Oriental Manuscripts,
collected by the celebrated traveller, James Bruce, Esq., of Kinnaird, taken from the catalogue of them made by the late Alexander Murray, edotor of The Travels by Mr. Bruce in Abyssinia. The manuscripts may be examined by the public, at Mr. Christie's, No.8, King Street, St. James's Square, previous to the Sale of the Collection in its undivided state, which will be made by him early in May, 1827. London [James Christie] 1827
First edition, 4to, pp.16. A very good copy, stitched as issued. A few minor creases and spots.
COPAC records one copy only, at BL
The most important Turkmen historical record of the 19th century
Kniga razskazov o bitvakh tekintsev [The Book of Tales about the battles of the Teke]:
Turkmenskaia istoricheskaia poema XIX vieka. Izdal, perevel, primiechaniiami i vvedeniem snabdil A.N. Samoilovich. [Turkmen Historical Poem of the 19th Century. Published and translated with a foreword and notes by A.N. Samoilovich.] Saint Petersburg Imperial Academy of Sciences 1914
First edition, small 4to (28 x 19.5 cm), pp.xx, 157, [1, blank], 82, , [55, Turkmen text in Arabic characters], one plate. Printed Russian and Turkmen text. Bound in modern half calf over cloth. Original wrappers printed in Russian and Turkmen bound in. A very good unopened copy.
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.
Historia dos Soberanos Mohametanos das primeiras quatro dyastias,
e de parte da quinta, que reinarao na Mauritania, escripta em Arabe por Abu-Mohammed Assaleh, e traduiza, e annotada por Fr. Joze de Santo Antonio Moura. Lisbon Typografia da Mesma Academia 1828
First edition, 4to, pp. [iv], 454, [iv (advertisements)]. Text in Portuguese. A very good copy rebound in modern half calf over cloth boards; minor damp-staining along the lower fore-edge.
COPAC lists 3 copies (BL, Cambridge and Oxford)
Makamat or Rhetorical Anecdotes of Al Hariri of Basra.
Translated from the original Arabic with annotations, by Theodore Preston. London James Madden, John W. Parker, and J. Deighton 1850
First edition pp.xv, [1, contents], 504, [1, corrigenda; 1, blank]. A very good copy recently bound in half calf, marbled boards. Blind stamp of Wigan public library.
Histoire des Sultans Mamlouks de L'Egypte.
Ecrite en Arabe par Taki-Eddin-Ahmed-Makrizi, traduite en Francais, et accompagnée de notes philologiques, historiques, géographiques, par M. Quatremère. Paris Oriental Translation Fund 1837-45
First edition. Four volumes bound in two, 4to, pp.[ii], xix, [i, blank], 253, [1, errata]; [iv], 278; [iv], 288; [iv], 324. Arabic characters in the text. A very good complete set bound in recent half calf over cloth boards, raised bands. Occasional minor foxing and very light marginal damp stains. Library blind stamps on titles.
Meidanii Proverbiorum Arabicorum
pars Latine vertit et notis illustravit henricus Albertus Schultens, opus posthumum. Lugduni Batavorum [i.e. Leiden] Sumptibus Auctoris 1795
First edition 4to, pp. viii, [8, list of subscribers], ix-xvi, 314, [2, errata and colophon]; Arabic characters in the text. A very good copy, rebound in half calf over cloth boards, raised bands. Light spotting to title.
De Medicina Aegyptiorum.
Libri quatuor. De Medicina Indorum. Editio ultima. Paris Nicolaum Redelichuysen 1645
4to, pp. [xxii], 150 leaves, [51, index], , 39 leaves, [2, index]. Title printed in red and black. A very good copy re-bound in half calf, marbled boards. Title page soiled at edge. Light marginal damp stain to last few pages.
Dil ve Tarih-Cografya Fakultesi Dergisi.
iki ayda bir cikar. Birinci Yil. [Journal of the Ankara University Faculty for Language and History/Geography] A run from Volume I, Number 1, 1942 to Volume XXVIII, Number 2, 1970. Ankara 1942-70
First edition Twenty-eight volumes, bound in buckram. A very good set in original cloth.
A justification of genocide?
Ermeni komitelerinin amal ve harekat-i ihtilaliyesi.
[Armenian nationalist aspirations and revolutionary movements.] [Istanbul?] Matba'a Orhaniyye 1332 Rumi (1916/17 CE)
8vo (23 x 16 cm), pp.323, [1, blank], [146, illustrations, maps]. Printed Ottoman Turkish text, small sections in English, German, and French. A very good copy bound in later buckram. English title gilt to spine. Paper toned, some marginal spotting to illustrations.
Özege 5033. We locate copies at Harvard, Leiden, Minnesota, Oxford, Sakarya University, and UCLA.
Secret history of Akbar's reign
The Muntakhab al-tawárikh of Abd al-Qádir bin-i-Malúk Sháh al Badáoni.
Edited by Maulavi Ahmad Ali. Calcutta published as part of the Bibliotheca Indica series of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, and printed at the College Press 1865-69
First edition. Three volumes, 8vo (23 x 15 cm), pp.[ii], 492, [ii]; [ii], [1, blank], 457, [ii]; [ii], [1, blank], 411, [ii]. Printed Persian text, with Persian and English titles. Bibliotheca Indica: nos. 131, 135, 136, 139, and 140. Bound in contemporary red morocco backed marbled boards. Spines lightly worn, joints rubbed. Some foxing to title pages, but otherwise a very good set. Bookplate of Charles-Henri-August Schefer, distinguished 19th-century French diplomat, orientalist, and renowned collector of Islamic manuscripts.
1734: 18th 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
The Pozzi collection of Persian miniatures
Miniatures Persanes et Indo-Persanes. Collection Jean Pozzi.
First edition Folio, pp.177, 65 plates, 9 in colour. A very good copy in original suede portfolio.
Juxta methodum Schickardi Grammatica Ebraea
cui accessit Accentuatio Prosaica cum Metrica Copenhagen 1727
First edition (?) 4to in twos, pp. [vi], 135. Contemporary half vellum and marbled boards, rubbed. Some leaves cropped close with occasional loss to text at foot. Ownership inscription of Lars Gumalius 15 March 1743 on endpaper