James Hurley, Books: Persia
found: 6 books

 
ALI, SYED AMEER
Persian Culture
London, The Persia Society/John Hogg. 1913. Soft cover. Book, N.d. (ca 1913). 32 pages. 8vo/22cm. Dark green wrappers, light wear and soil, internally fine. The Right Honorable Syed Ameer Ali (1849-1928) was descended from noted Persians but made his career in India and England. as a judge, lecturer and British official. He was one of the first leaders to recognize that Muslims should organize themselves if they were to have an honored place in Indian national life. He retired to Britain in 1904 where he became the Law Lord of the Privy Council. Copies of this lecture are scarce. Fine.
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Book number: 002407
USD 43.01 [Appr.: EURO 36.5 | £UK 32.5 | JP¥ 4813]
Catalogue: Persia
Keywords: Persia Iran Persian Culture Links with India and Arabs History Sasanians Mongol Incursions Islam Shiahism Kajars Pahlevis

 
F.L. BIRD
Modern Persia and Its Capital and an Account of an Ascent of Mount Devavend, the Persian Olympus
Wash DC, National Geographic Society. 1921. Soft cover. Book, Entire issue of National Geographic Magazine, Vol XXXIX, No 4 (April 1921), pp353-416, 47 photo illustrations. The issue is entirely devoted to Persia. The only other article, Persian Caravan Sketches: The Land of the Lion and the Sun as Seen on a Summer Caravan Trip, is by Harold F. Weston on pp417-468, and includes a map and 63 illustrations of which 16 are in color (some colored by the author). Tall 8vo/25.5cm. F.L. Bird had been an instructor at an American college in Teheran for five years. Harold F. Weston had been employed by the YMCA in Mesopotamia since 1916. Both articles present views of a Persia (called Iran since the 1930s) very different from the present. Good.
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Book number: 002425
USD 18.57 [Appr.: EURO 15.75 | £UK 14 | JP¥ 2078]
Catalogue: Persia
Keywords: Persia in 1920s Iran Teheran Travel and Description Middle East

 
BROWNE, EDWARD GRANVILLE
Account of A Rare Manuscript History of the Seljuqs
Hertford, Stephen Austin and Sons Limited. 1906. Soft cover. Book, Reprinted from the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, July 1902 (pp 567-610) and October 1902 (pp 840-887). 82pp, 2 text illustrations. 8vo/21.5cm. Printed grey wrappers, light soil, small almost unreadable round stamp of Lahore publisher, almost no wear and internally fine. An abstract of a manuscript in the Charles Schefer collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale by the distinguished early Persianist, Edward Granville Browne (1862-1925). The author of the manuscript was, Najmu'd-Din Abu Bakr Muhammad b. ali b. Sulayman..ar-Rawandi. It was composed about 1202-02 and is essentially a history of the Seljuqs from the beginning of their dynasty to the author's own time, (A.D.1027-1197). Rare copy printed by Stephen Austin, one of the first printers in England to have fonts of oriental scripts. Fine.
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Book number: 001680
USD 92.86 [Appr.: EURO 78.75 | £UK 70 | JP¥ 10391]
Catalogue: Persia
Keywords: Persia History Middle East Seljuq Period Iraq Turks History Eleventh-Twelfth Century Alp Arslan Arabs Bibliotheque Nationale Charles Schefer Collection Stephen Austin Persian Manuscripts Malikshah Tughril Beg Minuchiri Abstract E.G. Browne

 
MITCHELL, S. AUGUSTUS, JR.
Map of Persia, Turkey in Asia, Afghanistan, Beloochistan
Philadelphia, S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. 1860. No Binding. Book, 12 3/4" x 15 1/2" (image including 3/4" decorative floral border is 10 1/2" by 13 1/4") with 3 1/2" x 3" inset map of Palestine or the Hold Land. Scale appears to be 1"= ca.220 miles. Hand colored. Borders lightly browning but otherwise in very good condition. S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. took over the map publishing firm of his father, Samuel Augustus Mitchell, in 1860 and parlayed it into one of the most prolific American map publishing firms in the country. Very Good.
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Book number: 002498
USD 48.88 [Appr.: EURO 41.5 | £UK 37 | JP¥ 5469]
Catalogue: Persia
Keywords: Maps Cartography Persia Afghanistan Beloochistan Asiatic Turkey Middle East S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. American Map Makers Publishers

 
WILBER, DONALD N.
Persepolis: The Archaeology of Parsa, Seat of the Persian Kings
New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company. 1969. Hardcover. Book, Second Printing. xiii, [v], 120pp, illustrated endpapers, frontispiece and more than eighty photo illustrations, 2 maps and plans, bibliography, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Black cloth gilt, minor spotting front board, internally fine. Donald Newton Wilber (1908-1997) spent a number of years in Iran and has written extensively about its architecture, gardens and history. Ghani p 705; Navabpour 91. Fine.
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Book number: 002360
USD 14.66 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1640]
Catalogue: Persia
Keywords: Persia Iran Persepolis Parsa Archaeology Achaemenids Reliefs Darius Xerxes

 
WILLS, C.J.
In the Land of the Lion and Sun, or Modern Persia. Being Experiences of Life in Persia from 1866 to 1881
London, New York and Melbourne, Ward, Lock and Co. 1891. Hardcover. Book, New [Second] Edition (1883). xix, 446 + [xiv publisher's list] pp, frontis and 14 full page plates from photographs and native drawings, glossary, 4 appendices, index. 12mo/19cm. Blue-green cloth gilt, spine lettering faded with small closed split at head, light rubbing at extremities, in mylar protector, internally clean, tight and entirely unopened. Charles James Wills (1842-1912) was one the Medical Officers in Her Majesty's Telegraph Department in Persia. He came to South Persia with the Godsmid Mission and travelled widely. Ghani (Iran and the West) states that his work was superior as a travel book to some of its contemporaries" (p399). Very Good.
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Book number: 002426
USD 43.99 [Appr.: EURO 37.5 | £UK 33.25 | JP¥ 4922]
Catalogue: Persia
Keywords: Persia Travel and Description Nineteenth Century People Customs Iran

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