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Kniga Razskazov o Bitvakh Tekintsev [The Book of Tales about the Battles of the Tekei: 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, Academy of Sciences 1914
First edition Octavo, pp.xx, 157, 82, [55, Arabic numbering] one plate. Text in Russian and Turkmen. Bound in later brown gilt tooled half calf with cloth boards and black gilt label. Original printed wrappers bound in. A very good unopened copy.
Dil ve Tarih-Cografya Fakultesi Dergisi. [Journal of the Ankara University Faculty for Language and History/Geography]
iki ayda bir cikar. Birinci Yil. 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.
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.
Historia Osrhoena et Edessena ex Numis illustrata
in qua, Edessae urbis, Osrhoëni regni, Abgarorunis regum, praefectorum Graecorum, Arabum, Persarum, Comitum Francorum, successiones, fata, res aliae memorabiles, a prima origine urbis ad extrema fere tempora explicatur. St. Petersburg Ex Typographia Academiae 1734
First edition 4to, pp. [xxii], 362, [10, index]; with 7 plates. Arabic, Greek and Syriac characters in the text. A very good copy bound in modern half calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments with green lettering piece. Scattered light foxing.
Svodnyi Katalog 279; Brunet I, 710
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
Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asia, Iudee, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges
redigees en trois livres, Reveuz de nouveau & augmentez de Figures. Paris Hierosme de Marnef & la Veufue Guillaume Cavellar 1588
Third Paris edition 4to, pp. [xxiv], 468, [ii (imprint leaf)], woodcut device on title, portrait of the author on p.xxiv, 43 woodcut illustrations in the text, including a map of the Hellespont (p.173) and of Alexandria (p.206), woodcut tailpieces. Lacking the folding map, and the plate of St Catherine's monastery. Nineteenth-century French calf-backed marbled boards, spine decorated in gilt and blind with black lettering piece, hinges cracked. Light waterstain on some leaves towards the end. A very good copy.
Nissen ZBI 304; Atabey 94; Brunet I, 762
compilato dal M.R.P.F. Bernardo da Parigi, Predicatore Capuccino, Missionario Apostolico, gia custode della missione dei PP. Capuccini nel Leuante, per l'utilità non solamente di quelli che bramaranno d'imparar la lingua turchesca, mà ancora di quelli, che sapendola, voranno tradurre le scritture turchesche; tradotto dal francese nell'italiano con la fatica dal P.F. Pietro d'Abbauilla. Rome Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide 1665
First edition Three volumes bound in two, 4to, pp.[xvi], 73six, 735-1282; 1283-1330, 1333-1832, 1841-1848, 1833-1840, 1849-2064, 2061-2212, 2211-2458, . Lacks pages 1841-48 (q), but otherwise text is continuous. Ottoman Turkish characters in the text. Title page within ornamental border, woodcut initials, head- and tail pieces. Half title present. A very good set bound in modern half calf over marbled boards, raised bands. Margins of first three pages crudely repaired, half-title laid down. Stamps of Propaganda Fide on first pages of text, light spotting scattered throughout, occasional browning.
see PO 227d
Memoirs of the Bashaw Count Bonneval, from his birth to his death:
shewing the motives which induced him to quit the service and dominions of France; his entrance into and sudden rise in the imperial armies; his exploits in Italy, Hungary, &c., his quarrel with the Marquis de Prie and its consequences; the true cause of his disgrace at the court of Vienna; and the reasons which occasioned him to seek an azylum amongst the Turks; with his various fortunes while in the service of the Porte; interspersed throughout with an entertaining diversity of secret intrigues, amorous adventures, military and political achievements; being in effect the secret history of Europe for the best part of the current century. Written by himself, and collected from his papers. London E.Withers, et al. 1750
First edition pp.x, 326, portrait frontis. A very good copy bound in contemporary calf, neatly re-backed.
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, pp.viii (including half-title), 323. A very good copy bound in full contemporary mottled sheep, raised bands, spine decorated gilt in compartments. Spine & corners rubbed. Ownership bookplate of G. J. Arvanitidi on front pastedown, his library stamp on page 9.
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.
The history of the grand Visiers, Mahomet and Achmet Coprogli,
of the three last grand Signiors, their Sultana's and chief favourites; with the most secret intrigues of the Seraglio. Besides several other particulars of the wars of Dalmatia, Transylvania, Hungary, Candia, and Poland. Englished by John Evelyn, junior. London for H. Brome 1677
First edition in English 8vo, pp.[xiii (including first licence leaf)], 277, 3, blank]. A good copy bound in modern half calf, cloth, gilt ornaments and black lettering piece in compartments on spine. Text leaves are slightly browned throughout, title neatly repaired affecting a few letters, a few marginal tears. Lacking engraved frontispiece.
Wing C-3728; Keynes 183; Blackmer 327; Atabey 224
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.
Papers relative to the Consulate-General of Constantinople [with] Consulate of Morocco [and] Papers relating to the British Consular Establishments at the Prussian Baltic Ports.
May 1856 to September 1857. London 1857
First edition pp.123; 15; 54. A very good set bound in contemporary half calf, spine rubbed and worn.