Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB): Central Asia
found: 8 books

 
[SCHNITZKER (SCHNITSCHER), JOHAN CHRISTOPHER]:
Berättelse om Ajuckiniska Calmuckiet, eller om detta folkets ursprung, huru de kommit under ryssarnas lydno, deras gudar, gudsdyrkan och prester, huru de stiftas uti 4 uluffer eller folkhopar, deras politique och philosophie, med flera deras lefwernes sätt och seder så wid bröllop som begrafningar. Stockholm, Lars Salvius, 1744.
Small 8vo. Pp. (x), 68. Modern half vellum on marbled paper boards, title label on upper cover. Rare first edition. Contains the first printed ethnographical description of the land of the Kalmucks. Schnitzker, a Swedish born captain in the Russian Army, accompanied a Chinese embassy to the Kalmyk Aiuk Khan in 1714. His comprehensive account of the Kalmyks comprises information about the life, customs, and beleifs of the people, as well as on the Russo-Kalmyk and Russo-Chinese relations at the time. Includes notes by Johan Gustaf Renat, an officer who lived in this area for 17 years. Printed by Lars Salvius and includes a preface by him. A German translation was issued in 1760 and an abridged Russian edition appeared in 1764. Cordier BS 637. Jarring (1981) pp 69-70. L√
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Book number: 24042
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1408.8 | £UK 1095.25 | JP• 155846]
Keywords: Central Asia & India, asia, asie, asien, orient, east, asiatica, india, central asia, east india, south asia, indien, kalmyk, kalmucks

 
HEDIN, SVEN:
Asien. Tusen mil på okända vägar. Two volumes. Stockholm 1903.
Pp. (xii), 696, (8); (iv), 672, (8). With 4 maps, 164 plates and many more illustrations in the text. Publisher's green cloth printed in black and gilt. Old ownership signature. First edition. A very good copy of Hedin's narrative of his expedition to Central Asia and Tibet during the years 1899 to 1902. Hess p. 21.
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Book number: 100263
€  200.00 [Appr.: US$ 234.8 | £UK 182.75 | JP• 25974]
Keywords: Central Asia & India, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, voyage, tibet, tibetan, india, inde, indian,

 
JARRING, GUNNAR:
On the Distribution of Turk Tribes in Afghanistan. An Attempt at a Preliminary Classification. Lund 1939.
Tall 8vo. Pp. 104. Unopened in original printed wrappers. Dedication by the author on front wrapper. "The purpose of the present work is to give a picture of the distributions of the Turkish peoples in Afghanistan on the basis of the knowledge obtainable from all the scattered sources about the country and from material collected by myself in the country in 1935" (Introduction).
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Book number: 120033
€  180.00 [Appr.: US$ 211.32 | £UK 164.5 | JP• 23377]
Keywords: Central Asia & India, afghanistan, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, turkish, turks,

 
JARRING, GUNNAR:
The Uzbek Dialect of Qilich (Russian Turkestan) with Texts and Glossary. Lund & Leipzig 1937.
Pp. 56, (1). Original printed wrappers. With dedication by the author. Gunnar Jarring (1907-2002), renowned Swedish diplomat and linguist, compiled this work during a stay in Srinagar, Kashmir in 1935 with the help of Ahmad Jan, an Uzbek refugee living there at the time. (Lunds Universitets årsskrift. N.F. Avd. 1. Bd 33. Nr. 3.).
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Book number: 100474
€  150.00 [Appr.: US$ 176.1 | £UK 137 | JP• 19481]
Keywords: Central Asia & India, russai, russian, kashmir, turkestan, language, linguist, langue, uzbek, uzbec,

 
[QUR'AN]. KASIMIRSKI, ALBIN (TRANSLATOR):
Mahomet. Le Koran traduction nouvelle faite sur le texte arabe. Nouvelle édition. Two volumes. Paris (about 1933).
Pp. (iv), xxxiv, 278; (iv), 255. As issued in original printed wrappers, spine to volume one slightly chipped. Cf Zenker BO i, 1404 (first edition 1840).
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Book number: 99258
€  160.00 [Appr.: US$ 187.84 | £UK 146.25 | JP• 20779]
Keywords: Central Asia & India, koran, mahomet, islam,

 
NORBERG, MATTHIAS / FISCHERSTRÃĖM, MAGNUS (RESP.):
Dissertatio academica, de aqua indianis sacra. Lund, Berlingianis, 1798.
4to. Pp. 10. Disbound.
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Book number: 120329
€  50.00 [Appr.: US$ 58.7 | £UK 45.75 | JP• 6494]
Keywords: Central Asia & India, india, indian, inde, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, religion, religious

 
PAQUIER, JEAN BAPTISTE:
PAQUIER, JEAN BAPTISTE: Le Pamir. ̇tude de g̩ographie physique et historique sur l'Asie Centrale. Paris 1876.
Pp. viii, 218, (1) errata. With five folding maps. As issued in original printed wrappers, faded, frayed along edges. Some minor staining throughout. First edition of this historical account of Central Asia from the explorations of the first Buddhist pilgrims and Marco Polo until the time of the conquest. The maps depict: 1. the ancient Pamir; 2. the travels of Hiuen-Tsang and Marco Polo from the 8th to 13th century; 3. the travels of Benedict de Goes 1603, John Wood 1838 and the Mirza 1868-69; 4. the British and Russian discoveries between 1860-75 and; 5. and again up to 1878.
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Book number: 100526
€  400.00 [Appr.: US$ 469.6 | £UK 365.25 | JP• 51949]
Keywords: Central Asia & India, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, afghanistan, kirgistan, pakistan, china, chine, pakistane, tagikistan, tajikistan, persian, russia, travel, exploration, pamir,

 
VINCENT, WILLIAM (ED.):
The Voyage of Nearchus from the Indus to the Euphrates, Collected from the Original Journal Preserved by Arrian, and Illustrated by Authorities Ancient and Modern; Containing an Account of the First Navigation Attempted by Europeans in the Indian Ocean. London, printed for T. Cadell, jun, and W. Davies, 1797.
4to. Pp. xv, 530, errata (2). With engraved frontispiece (small marginal loss of outer front corner) and 6 engraved maps and charts (4 large folding). A few illustrations in the text. Contemporary full calf, covers ruled in gilt, flat spine gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers with matching edges, worn and spine restored. One leaf with clean tear without loss. Some offsetting from maps to text, otherwise a clean and fresh copy with wide margins. First edition. This work comprises an English version of Arrian's account of the celebrated voyage of Nearchus of Crete from Indus to the Tigris in 325 B.C. Nearchus, a commander of Alexander the Great's fleet who undertook several independant expeditions during Alexander's campaigns across Asia. Arrian, a Greek historian and statesman during the Roman period, wrote about events that had occurred several hundred of years before his time. "My purpose was not to translate Arrian, but to make him intelligible to an English reader, and to investigate a variety of subjects, historical, geographical and commercial" (preface). Howgego N10.
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Book number: 100584
€  1800.00 [Appr.: US$ 2113.2 | £UK 1642.75 | JP• 233768]
Keywords: Central Asia & India, india, inde, persia, persian, arabia, arabien, saud arabia, iran, babylon, assyria, history, historical, geography,

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