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The Islamic Book.
A Contribution to its Art and History from the VII-XVIII Century. Leipzig The Pegasus Press 1929
First edition 4to, pp.xxi, , 130, , 104 plates, some in colour, illustrations. Number 2 of 375 copies only issued. Original cloth, gilt, spine faded. Minor wear to head and tail of spine, otherwise a very good copy. With the ownership signature of Theron Johnson Damon, who taught at Robert College in Constantinople from 1906-1909 and continued to live in Constantinople as a correspondent for the Associated Press. He befriended Bernard Berenson, whom he accompanied on many buying expeditions throughout the Middle East. In 1929 Damon opened an antiquities shop in New York City, called Old and Near Eastern Art and Craft Work.
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.
Ars Islamica. Volume IV.
The Research Seminary in Islamic Art. Institute of Fine Arts. University of Michigan. Commemorating the Centenary of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, 1837 - 1937. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press 1937
First edition 4to, pp.498, many illustrations, original wrappers. A very good copy in slightly stained original wrappers.
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
De Linguarum Orientalium praesertim Hebraicae, Chaldaicae, Syriacae, Arabicae, & Samaritanae
praestantia necessitate, & utilitate quam & theologis praestant & philosophus. Per G.B. [bound with] [Syric title] Id est, grammatica linguæ domini nostri Jesu Christi, sive grammatica Syriaca tribus libris tradita, Quorum primus vocum singularum proprietatem, secundus syntaxin, tertius figuras grammaticas & praxin continet. Omnibus adeo breviter & dilucide explicatis ut menstruo spatio (uti præfatione ad lectorem docetur) ipsa linguæ medulla exugatur. Opera & studio Gulielmi Beveridgii e Col. S. Johan. Cantabr. philolottou. In usum Bibliorum [polyglottuton] Waltoniensiu. London Thomas Roycroft 1658
First edition Two volumes bound in one, pp.[viii], 26; [viii], 144. Syriac characters in text. A very good copy bound in modern half calf, marbled boards. Occasional light damp staining to margin.
1734: 18thC 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
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
A Grammar of the Pukkhto or Pukshto Language
On A New And Improved System, Combining Brevity With Practical Utility, And Including Exercises And Dialogues, Intended To Facilitate The Acquisition Of Colloquial London Thacker & Co. 1867
First edition pp.156 A very good copy bound in later (but not recent) half calf.
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
Narrative of the operations and recent discoveries within the Pyramids, Temples, Tombs, and Excavations, in Egypt and Nubia;
and of a journey to the coast of the Red Sea, in search of the ancient Berenice; and another to the Oasis of Jupiter Ammon. London John Murray 1821
Second edition 4to, pp.viii, (v)-xi, [2, blank, contents], (xii)-xix, [1, blank], 533; with an engraved portrait frontispiece, 1 folding map (1 small tear on hinge, without loss) and 2 plates. Bound in contemporary calf, gilt and blind panel. Neatly rebacked with navy lettering piece, all edges gilt. Occasional light foxing. A very good copy. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown, contemporary signature on title-page.
Atabey 95; Blackmer 116 (1820 edition)
Catalogus Centuriae Librorum Rarissimorum Manuscript. & partim Impressorum, Arabicorum, Persicorum, Turcicorum, Graecorum, Latinorum, &c.
Qua anno 1705 Bibliothecam Publicam Academiae Upsalensis auxit & exornavit vir illustris & generosissimus Iaon. Gabr. Sparvenfeldius. Uppsala Joh. Henr. Werneri 1706
First edition Small 4to, pp. [vi], 74. A very good copy bound in modern half calf and marbled boards, all edges uncut
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
The Travels of Bertrandon de la Brocquiere, to Palestine, and his return from Jerusalem overland to France, during the Years 1432 & 1433.
Extracted and put into modern French from a Manuscript in the National Library at Paris. Translated by Thomas Johnes, Esq. Hafod At the Haford Press by James Henderson 1807
First English Edition 8vo, [v], , 336, folding engraved map. Bound in modern brown half calf, cloth boards, spine in compartments with red lettering piece. Minor spotting to first few leaves. A very good copy.
[Hebrew title] Paraphrasis Chaldaica in librum priorem et posteriorem Chronicorum.
Auctore Rabbi Josepho, rectore academiae in Syria ; nunc demum e MSto. Cantabrigiensi descripta, ac cum versione Latina in lucem missa a Davide Wilkins. Amsterdam: Johannes Boom 1715
First edition 4to, pp., 415, . Aramaic and Latin parallel text