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The Epic of Kings.
Stories retold from Firdusi by Helen Zimmern. With two etchings by L. Alma Tadema, R.A., and a prefatory note by Edmund W. Gosse. London T. Fisher Unwin 1882
First edition Folio, pp.xlvii, , 339, 2 engraved plates. Original pictorial cloth rather faded and dull. Light spotting to frontis. Occasional light marks to margin. A very good copy.
Episodes from the Shah Nameh; or annals of the Persian Kings;
by Ferdoosee. Translated into English verse, with notes and authorities, a verbal index, Persian and English, and some account of the contents of the whole poem. London: printed for the author. 1815
First edition. 8vo, pp. [ii], 125, [1, blank], [2, advertisements]; lithograph frontispiece. Original cloth, spine neatly repaired; occasional light foxing.
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".
Fraser's Persian provinces
Travels and adventures in the Persian provinces on the southern banks of the Caspian sea.
With an appendix, containing short notices on the geology and commerce of Persia. London Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1826
First edition 4to, pp. viii, 384. A very good copy rebound in recent half calf. Minor spotting to first few leaves.
Unheard-of Curiosities concerning the Talismanical Sculpture of the Persians;
The Horoscope of the Patriarkes; and the reading of the Stars. Written in French by James Gaffarel, and Englished by Edmund Chilmead. London Printed by G.D. for Humphrey Moseley 1650
First English edition pp.4, 1-24 [but bound out of order], 433, large folding chart [The first table ..], . Hebrew characters and astrological signs in text. A very good copy bound in 20th century half calf, cloth boards. Prelims bound out of order. Some mis-numbering of pages, but text complete. Page 114 torn without loss. Page 375-76 has two small pieces missing from margin, with minor loss of text of marginal note only. First folding chart professionally repaired, second chart lacking.
Persian Lyrics, or scattered poems, from the Diwan-I-Hafiz:
With paraphrases in verse and prose, a Catalogue of the Gazels as arranged in a Manuscript of the works of Hafiz in the Cheetham Library at Manchester, and other illustrations. London Printed, at the Oriental Press, by Wilson & Co. Wild Court, 1800
First edition 4to, pp.98, ix, 54. A good copy rebound in modern marbled boards. Title page slightly frayed at edges.
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1818: An inspiration to Goethe and Emerson
Geschichte der schonen Redekünste Persiens,
mit einer Blüthenlese aus zweyhundert persischen Dichtern. Vienna Heubner & Volke 1818
First edition. 4to, pp. xii, [iv], 432; with portrait frontispiece and 1 leaf of music; text in gothic type. A very good copy bound in contemporary tree calf, spine decorated in gilt with red lettering piece. Minor wear to extremities.
Brunet III, 33
Avesta. Livre Sacre du Zoroastrisme.
Traduit du texte Zend. Accompagne de notes explicatives et precede d'une introduction a l'etude de l'Avesta et de la religion Mazdeenne. Paris: Maisonneuve et Cie 1881
First edition pp.ccxlviii, 670, . A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf, spine rather scuffed. Cancelled college library bookplate, but otherwise without markings.
Eine Routenaufnahme durch Ostpersien.
First edition Two text volumes, 4to, pp.xii, 139, vii, 548, 96 plates, 29 folding panoramas, 15 in colour, 12 maps, 3 folding, text illustrations, tables. Plus a portfolio containing one colour map in 8 sections. German text. A very good set bound in half morocco, spines slightly faded.
Eine Routenaufnahme durch Ostpersien. Three volumes complete.
First edition Two text volumes, 4to, pp.xii, 139, vii, 548, 96 plates, 29 folding panoramas, 15 in colour, 12 maps, 3 folding, text illustrations, tables. With portfolio containing colour map in 8 sections. German text. A very good set in original wrappers.
Overland to India.
London: MacMillan and Co. 1910
First edition Two volumes, pp.xix, 416; xiv, 357, 2 coloured frontis, 201 plates, 4 in colour, 5 folding, 2 colour folding maps. A very good bright set in original cloth, top edges gilt. Some light foxing to edges and first and last few pages of both volumes. Cover of Volume I lightly creased.
Am Tor von Asien. Felsdenkmale aus Irans heldenzeit.
Berlin Dietrcih Reimer & Ernst Vohsen 1920
First edition Folio, pp. xi, [i, blank], 164; with 65 plates (some with colour and tipped-in). A very good copy in the original quarter morocco over paper boards, gilt decoration and lettering on spine. Spine rubbed, and beginning to split at foot; ownership signature on verso of second endpaper, some plates with light browning to edges.
Veterum Persarum et Parthorum et Medorum Religionis Historia.
Oxford Typographeo Clarendoniano 1760
Second edition 4to, pp.(38), 580, 20 plates, 6 folding. An attractive complete copy rebound in twentieth century half calf, marbled boards. First few pages lightly soiled. Some scattered off-setting and spotting.
Veterum Persarum et Parthorum et Medorum Religionis Historia.
Oxford Clarendon Press 1760
Second edition 4to, pp., 580, 20 (of 21) plates, 4 folding. A very good copy bound in recent half calf, cloth boards. Small hole through first four leaves, not affecting text. Title page lightly soiled. Marginal damp stain to pages 470 ff. Ownership signature. Otherwise a very clean copy. Lacking plate 1, and the normally folding plates 2 & 3 cut and separately bound.
Ibn Khallikan's Biographical Dictionary.
Translated from the Arabic by B[aro]n Mac Guckin de Slane. Paris Oriental Translation Fund 1842-45
First edition Three volumes, folio, pp.xl, 688; xvi, 695; 384. Original cloth, paper label on spine. Some minor spotting, but a very good set. Printed subscriber leaf to The Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone. Carberry Tower Library bookplate.