Derbend-Nameh, or a History of Derbend;
translated from a select Turkish version and published with the texts and with notes, illustrative of the history, geography, antiquities &c &c. St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Sciences 1851
First edition 4to, pp. [xviii], [iii]-xxiii, -245; Turkish characters in the text. Bound in modern blue half calf over cloth, gilt ornaments with purple lettering piece in compartments on spine, edges uncut; minor spotting, original wrappers bound in after last leaf. A very good copy.
A history of the city of Derbend, or Derbent, in Daghestan. Strategically located between the Caucasus and the Caspian, the historically Iranian city controlled the trade routes between Eurasia and the Middle East.