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[FREYGANG, FREDERIKA & WILHELM VON]:
Bref om Caucasus och Georgien, jemte beskrifning öfwer en resa till Persien år 1812. Stockholm 1818.
. Pp. (vi), 288. Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, spine gilt, slightly rubbed. Neat old hand-written notes on front endpaper. Scarce Swedish version of "Lettres sur le Caucase et la Géorgie" (1816). Frederika Afanasyevna von Freygang (1790-1863) was born in Vienna and in 1808 married Wilhelm von Freygang, Russian diplomat and linguist. This work contains Frederika's letters to a friend in St. Petersburg written during her journey to Moscow, Caucasia and Georgia. Followed by Wilhelm von Freygang's account of his journey from Georgia to Tauris in Persia in 1812 and an Appendix with an abridgement of the history of Persia from the time of Nadir-Schack. Cat Russica F761. Cf Atabey 464. Cf Diba p. 32 (Danish ed.).
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Keywords: Near East, persia, perse, persien, caucasia, russia, russian, georgien, georgia, asi, asie, asie, asiatic, travel, exploration, lady traveller

 
[PERSIA & JAPAN].
Persian literature. Comprising the Shâh Nâhem, the Rubâi'yât, the Divan and the Gulistan. With a special introduction by Richard J.H. Gottheil, Ph.d. AND: Japanese literature. Including selections from Genji monogatari and classical poetry and drama of Japan. With critical and biographical sketches by Epiphanius Wilson. Revised ed. Two volumes. London & New York, The Colonial Press, 1900.
. Pp. xvi, 410; (ii),125 + iv, 296 pp. First querie of volume one starting to loosen. With 4 plates of fac-similes from interesting rare works. Uncut, crisp copy in publisher's cloth.
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Book number: 15044
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Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, persia, japan, persian, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, literature, language, langue

 
[SCHORBING, C.M.]:
Samling af de aeldsta folkslagens religions-urkunder oefver deras religionsbegrepp och mysterier. 2 volumes. Stockholm 1820.
. Pp. (xii), 693, (3) + 3-730. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettering on spines, (different bindings). Some staining. A Swedish translation of this collection treating different ancient concept of religion. The first part deals mainly with the old Persian religions a/o mysticism and the second part with the Egyptian, the Chinese, the Hindoos and the Brahmins, the Scandinavian, the Jewish, Islam, etc.
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Book number: 14257
€  280.00 [Appr.: US$ 304.7 | £UK 240 | JP¥ 47447]
Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, near east, middle east, arabia, arabic, asia, asie, asiatica, asien, east, orient, arab, persia, egypt, religion, china, hindu, islam, naher osten

 
ANQUETIL-DUPERRON, ABRAHAM HYACINTHE:
Législation Orientale, ouvrage dans lequel, en montrant quels sont en Turquie, en Perse, et dans l'Indoustan les principles fondamentaux du gouvernement, on prouve, .... Amsterdam, Marc-Michel Rey, 1778.
. 4to. Pp. (xvi), vi, 312, (38) table. Contemporary calf, spine gilt with five raised bands and red title label, extremities worn, spine ends chipped. Small marginal hole to half title and some very light staining to lower right corner of first thirteen leaves. First edition. Devoted to Muslim law, politics and government in Turkey, Persia and India. The author argues that Montesqieu's view of oriental despotism was wrong. Anquetil-Duperron, French scholar and linguist who travelled to India to search for ancient Zoroastrian texts. He acquired and translated almost 200 such manuscripts.
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Book number: 121382
€  1500.00 [Appr.: US$ 1632.35 | £UK 1284.5 | JP¥ 254183]
Catalogue: Central Asia
Keywords: Central Asia, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, turkish, turkey, persia, persian, india, inde, indian, oriental, exploration, legislation, islam,

 AVRIL, PHILIPPE:, Voyage en divers etats d'Europe et d'Asie, entrepris pour découvrir un nouveau chemin à la Chine. Contenant plusiers remarques curieuses de physique, de geographie, d'hydrographie & d'histoire. Avec une description de la grande Tartarie, & les differens peuples qui l'habitent. Paris, Claude Barbin, Jean Boudot, George & Louis Josse, 1692.
AVRIL, PHILIPPE:
Voyage en divers etats d'Europe et d'Asie, entrepris pour découvrir un nouveau chemin à la Chine. Contenant plusiers remarques curieuses de physique, de geographie, d'hydrographie & d'histoire. Avec une description de la grande Tartarie, & les differens peuples qui l'habitent. Paris, Claude Barbin, Jean Boudot, George & Louis Josse, 1692.
. 4to. Pp. (xx), 406, (ii), (24) table. With engraved portrait of Gen. Stanislas Jablonowski, one folding engraved map, three engraved plates and five large engraved vignettes. Contemporary calf, covers ruled in gilt, flat spine with elaborate gilt decoration and red title label, r.e. Bookplate on front paste down. First edition of Avril's narrative of his two journeys through Central Asia aiming to discover new overland routes to China. Philippe Avril, Jesuit professor of philosophy and mathematics at Paris, was summoned by Father Ferdinand Verbiest in Peking to join the mission there. For eight years, from 1682 to 1690, Avril travelled overland as far as North and Northwest China but ultimately failing to reach Peking. This narrative covers both journeys; the first by caravan through Syria, Kurdistan, Armenia, Persia and across the Caspian to Astrakan where he had to turn back, and the second about his attempt to cross Siberia from Moscow to China, with his return to the West through Constantinople, Moldavia, Poland and Lithuania. Avril's narrative is based on earlier Jeusit reports but also on new information given to him by caravan travellers and rulers he met en route, in particular the king of Syria. Cordier BS 2088. Cf Walravens (1987) 55.
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Book number: 100546
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Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, china, chine, kina, chinese, syria, persia, turkey, levant, ottoman, travel, exploration, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, central asia, kurdistan, siberia, russia, russian,

 
BINDER, HENRY:
Au Kurdistan en Mésopotamie et en Perse (Mission scientifique du Ministère de l'Instruction publique). Paris, Maison Quantin, 1887.
. Tall 8vo. Pp. 453. With one large folding coloured map, one front portrait of the author and 200 textual illustrations made from photographs and drawings by the author. As issued, uncut in orginal wrappers, rebacked. Front cover slightly chipped along edges. Binder's successful mission to Kurdistan in 1885 was mainly focused on the geography and archeology in the area. Wilson, p.22.
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Book number: 35137
€  500.00 [Appr.: US$ 544.12 | £UK 428.25 | JP¥ 84728]
Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, persia, persian, kurdistan, persia, mesopotamia, travel, voyage, exploration, asia, asie, asiatic, asien, east

 BIRD, ISABELLA LUCY (Mrs. Bishop):, Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan. Including a Summer in the Upper Karun Region and a Visit to the Nestorian Rayahs. Two volumes. London, John Murray, 1891.
BIRD, ISABELLA LUCY (Mrs. Bishop):
Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan. Including a Summer in the Upper Karun Region and a Visit to the Nestorian Rayahs. Two volumes. London, John Murray, 1891.
. Pp. xiv, 381; (vi), 409. With two fronts, two folding maps and 34 illustrations, of which eleven full-page. Publisher's blue decorated cloth, stamped in gilt, lightly discoloured. Bookplates. First edition. Isabella Bird (1831-1904), probably the most loved Victorian lady traveller, became the first woman inducted into the Royal Geographical Society (1892). This account covers Bird's two-year journey through little-known parts of Persia and eastern Asia Minor. She joined Major Herbert Sawyer of the Indian Army on a rough journey from Baghdad to Tehran. After visiting the Bakhtiari tribes of south-west Persia, she continued her journey north through Kurdistan, Azerbaijan, to Trebizond (Trabzon) on the Black Sea coast of north-eastern Turkey. One map depicts her journey and the other the Bakhtiari country. Robinson pp. 81-3.
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Book number: 120587
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Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, persia, perse, kurdistan, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, armenia, azerbaijan, kurds, kurdistan, lady traveller

 
BIZZARRI, PIETRO:
Rerum persicarum historia, initia gentis, mores, instituta, resquegestas ad haec usque tempora complectens. Francofurti, typis Wechelianis apud Caludium Marnium & heredes Ioannis Aubrii, 1601.
. Folio. Pp. (viii), 644, (32) index. With woodcut devices on title and the last page. Several woodcut initials and headpieces. Some browning to the text. Contemporary calf, gilt spine with five raised bands and title label, rubbed, the boards nicely restored. Dedicated to Augustus I, Elector of Saxony. Second enlarged edition (first 1583) of Bizzari's classical work on Persia together with tracts, relating to Persia and the Turks by Callimachus, Tommaso Minadoi, Josaphat Barbaro and Ambrose Contarini. Pietro Bizzari (1525-86) studied at Venice but converted to protestanism at an early age and lived most of his life in England and Germany. His classical work covers the Persian history from the antiquity up to 1580's. Diba p. 177. Schwab i, 47. Wilson p. 23.
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Keywords: Near East, persia, perse, persian, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, history, exploration,

 BRENNER, HENRICH:, Epitome commentariorum Moysis Armeni, de origine & regibus armenorum et pathorum, item series principum Iberiae et Georgiae, cum notis & observationibus. Accessit ejusdem epistola ad plur. reverend. & celeberrim. Doct. Ericum Benzelium de praesenti statu quarundam gentium orientalium. Stockholm, J. L. Horrn, 1723.
BRENNER, HENRICH:
Epitome commentariorum Moysis Armeni, de origine & regibus armenorum et pathorum, item series principum Iberiae et Georgiae, cum notis & observationibus. Accessit ejusdem epistola ad plur. reverend. & celeberrim. Doct. Ericum Benzelium de praesenti statu quarundam gentium orientalium. Stockholm, J. L. Horrn, 1723.
. 4to. Pp. (iv), 108. Modern brown-speckled paper boards, new endpapers. Some browning to the text. Outer corners of first few leaves lightly chipped. First edition which was compiled in Isfahan in 1699 with the assistance of an Italian Dominican monk Johannes Bartholomaeus.Comprises two parts, of which the first titled "Breve comment. de origine nationis Armenorum" is based on the writings of Movses Khorenatzi, known as the father of Armenian literature, believed to have lived in the 5th century. The second part "Series regum sive principum" is mainly based on Georgian manuscripts. Henrich Brenner, Finnish-born philosopher and diplomat who accompanied the Swedish envoy Ludvig Fabricius to Persia in 1697. The aim of the embassy was to establish trade relations between Persia and Sweden. Three years later on Brenner's return journey he was imprisoned in Russia.Due to the war between Charles XII and Peter I the Czar suspected that Brenner's mission might have secret political purposes and therefore had Brenner arrested at Moscow. He was imprisoned for twenty-one years until the conclusion of the Peace of Nystad. During his journey and the long imprisonment in Russia he had opportunity to study the languages and cultures of Armenia, Dagestan, Georgia and Circassia. Brenner's extensive commentary of the "Epitome com. Moysis Armeni" indicates his broad knowledge of classical and oriental literature. At end a letter to Erik Benzelius, Archbishop of Upsala at the time. Scarce. Zenker, BO ii, 2289. Svenskt Biografiskt Lexicon, 6.
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Keywords: Near East, near east, middle east, arabia, arabic, asia, asie, asiatica, asien, east, orient, arab, armenia, georgia, georgien, persia, russia, russian, persian,

 
BRISSON, BARNABÉ:
De regio Persarum principatu libri tres. Heidelberg, Hieronymus Commelius, 1595.
. Pp. (xii), 378, one blank leaf. Printer's woodcut device on title page. Extensively indexed. Contemporary vellum, manuscript title on spine. Some old scholarly annotations in the margins. Second, improved edition. Provenance: Hammer Library (Bookplate); Baron Germund Carl Cederhielm with his signature GCC on front endpaper; John Schander (1872-1937), Elleholm. Barnabé Brisson (1531-91), a distinguished French magistrate and politician whose talents won him great reputation. His principal work was a dictionary of Justinian legal terminology "De Verborum quae ad jus civile pertinent significatione" (1559) and he also compiled the first French codification of legislation "le code Henri III". This work was first published in 1590 from the author's notes. The first part deals with the Persian rulers and their history, the second is devoted to religion and social life. The last part describes with military organisation, both ancient and modern. A great copy of a significant work on the Persian empire. Adams B 2851. F.Diba 189. VD 16, B8335.
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Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, persia, persian, perse, travel, exploration, asia asian, asiatic, history, religion, military, persien, iran,

 DE BRUJN (BRUYN), CORNELIS:, Voyages par la Moscovie, en Perse et aux Indes Orientales; ... on y a ajouté la route qu'a suivie M. Isbrants, ambassadeur de Moscovie, en traversant la Russie et la Tartarie pour se rendre à la Chine et quelques remarques contre M. Chardin et Kaempfer.      Two volumes in one. Amsterdam, chez les Frères Wetstein, 1718.
DE BRUJN (BRUYN), CORNELIS:
Voyages par la Moscovie, en Perse et aux Indes Orientales; ... on y a ajouté la route qu'a suivie M. Isbrants, ambassadeur de Moscovie, en traversant la Russie et la Tartarie pour se rendre à la Chine et quelques remarques contre M. Chardin et Kaempfer. Two volumes in one. Amsterdam, chez les Frères Wetstein, 1718.
. Folio. Pp. (viii), 252; (ii), 253-469. With titles printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece, three folding engraved maps, 273 engravings (numbered 1-262 and eleven unnumbered) and 44 engravings in the text. The beautiful illustrations depict impressive costumes, grand views (including two folding panoramas of Moscow and Isfahan), interesting flora and fauna, animals, monuments, antiquities, etc. Contemporary full calf, expertly restored, original spine preserved, covers ruled in gilt and spine richly decorated and lettered in gilt, marbled edges. First French edition, translated from the original Dutch published in 1714.Cornelis De Brujn born at the Hague in 1652 was a Dutch painter and traveller. He made his first journey in 1674 to the Levant where he stayed for seven years. This work is devoted to his second journey which took him to Russia, Persia, India, Ceylon and Indonesia. His account is devoted to the countries visited, their peoples and customs, culture and natural history. It is mainly recognised for the lovely illustrations made after his drawings. He visited the Samoyedic country, Moscow, Astrakhan, Siberia, Isfahan, Persepolis, Garmeroon, Cochin in India, and Batavia and Bantam in Indonesia. Of particular interest is De Brujn's description of the Samoyedic people, one of the earliest, and the account with illustrations of Persepolis. In addition he describes the journey by Everand Ysbrants Ides to China. A magnificent copy with excellent impression of the attractive engravings. Chadenat ii, 5085. Cohen-De Ricci p. 610. Lipperheide Kaa 6. Howgego B177.
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Catalogue: Travel general
Keywords: Travel general, persia, persien, perse, india, russia, russian, russe, travel, exploration, near east, ceylon, indonesia, levant, samoyedic, samodeic, siberia,

 [UGGLA, ALLAN] - O'CONNOR, FREDERICK:, On the Frontier and Beyond: A Record of Thirty Years' Service. [Together with hand written letters to and from Allan Uggla]. London, John Murray, 1931.
[UGGLA, ALLAN] - O'CONNOR, FREDERICK:
On the Frontier and Beyond: A Record of Thirty Years' Service. [Together with hand written letters to and from Allan Uggla]. London, John Murray, 1931.
. Pp. xii, 355, (3). With one map and 22 illustrations made from photographs. Publisher's blue cloth. Copy of Allan Uggla with his signature and bookplate (Ida and Allan Uggla). With some annotations in pencil by Allan Uggla. First edition. O'Connor spent thirty years in the service under the Government of India. After a few years in India he served in Tibet (was the first military attaché to Lhasa), and later on in Persia and Nepal. Enclosed to this work: 1. Letter to Allan Uggla from Sven Hedin dated 1922; 2. Letter from Ida to Allan Uggla dated Karakorum 1914; 3. The newspaper "Fars" in Persian dated 1914 with a poem by al-Molk (about the Swedes and Allan Uggla); 4. Postcard adressed to A. Uggla in Shiraz; 5. Letter in French to Ida Uggla (appeal for help of a person being in prison); 6. Thank you letter from Alf Åberg to Claes Uggla. Captain Allan Uggla was in charge of the Swedish gendarmerie in Persia. According to O'Connor: "Captain Uggla, who took over the command during the summer in 1913 made an admirable Commandant - tactful, suave, a good linguist, and a good organiser. He was the man for this difficult post." (pp. 200-01).
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Book number: 44005
€  580.00 [Appr.: US$ 631.17 | £UK 496.75 | JP¥ 98284]
Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, india, persia, nepal, tibet, indian, asia, asie asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, explore, voyage, himalaya

 
DELLA VALLE, PIETRO:
Les fameux voyages de Pietro Della Valle, gentil homme Romain, surnommé l'illustre voyageur, avec un denombrement tres-exact des choses les plus curieuses, & les plus remarquables qu'il a veuës dans la Turquie, l'Egypte, la Palestine, la Perse, & les Indes Orientales, & queles autheurs qui en ont oy deuant écrit, n'ont iamis obseruées, le tout ecrit en forme de lettres, addresses au Sieur Schipano son plus intime amy. Four volumes. Paris, Gervais Clovzier, 1664.
. 4to. Pp. (xxiv) including one blank leaf, 404, (ii), 97, 80-84, (29) table, (1); (x), 622, (49) table, (1); (xiv), 460, 553-649, (18) table, (1); (xii), 597, (12) table. With two engraved frontispieces, one engraved plate and four woodcut plates in the text (vol. iv). Numerous engraved initials and head-and-tail pieces. Partly some browning due to paper quality. Title pages and plates are narrowly cut. Title to second part of volume one with some minor loss at outer margin. Contemporary full mottled calf, spines with five raised bands richly decorated in gilt, title labels, rubbed and hinges cracked, spine ends worn. Volume one in a late issue of the first edition or maybe the second edition (?), the other volumes in first edition.French edition of one of the most famous and influential early European travel account to the Middle East, first published in Italian in 1650-63. In 1614 della Valle set out for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. On his long journey he visited Turkey, Egypt, the Holy Land, Syria, Persia and India before he returned home to Rome in 1626. His account is based on letters sent to his friend the Neapolitan physician Mario Schipano. Volume one contains letters from Constantinople where he spent 18 months, the second and third are devoted to Persia where he stayed for four years, and the fourth to India and his return journey via Basra, Aleppo, Cyprus, Sicily, Corsica and Malta. Della Valle spoke proficient Arabic, Persian and Turkish which ennabled him to understand more of the foreign cultures he visited than many of the other Western travellers at this time. "One of the finest works of travel literature" (Howgego). Atabey 1269. Cf Blackmer 1712. Röhricht 946.
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Book number: 99407
€  4000.00 [Appr.: US$ 4352.92 | £UK 3425.25 | JP¥ 677821]
Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, palestine, holy land, turkey, turkish, egypt, egyptian, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, voyage, exploration, persia, persian,

 
DE DIEU, LUDOVIC:
Rudimenta linguae persicae. Accedunt duo priora capita Geneseos, ex Persica translatione Iac. Tawusi. Lugd. Bat., Ex officina Elzeviriana, 1639.
. Small 4to. Pp. (viii), 95. Title printed in red and black. Title page stained and with small marginal repair. Marbled paper wrappers. First Persian grammar to be published, based on the work of Raymundus which only existed in manuscript form. According to different bibliographical sources it seems uncertain if Ludovic de Dieu was the real author. (Jean Eichmann has sometimes been suggested as the author). Berghman 694. Schwab ii,727. Smitskamp PO 310. Willems 447.
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Book number: 34059
€  850.00 [Appr.: US$ 925 | £UK 728 | JP¥ 144037]
Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, persian, persia, language, langue, linguistic, asia, asien, asie, asiatic, east, eastern

 
DIEULAFOY, JANE:
A Suse Journal des Fouilles 1884-1886. Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1888.
. Large 4to. (34.5 x 26 cm). Pp. (vi), 366. Beautifully illustrated with many woodcut illustrations and one map. Occasionally some minor staining. Original decorated cloth with gilt printing, g.e., marbled endpapers. Some staining to covers. First edition of this important account of the excavations in the Susa region. This was the second mission to Persia led by Jane and her husband Marcel. They found numerous artefacts and friezes, some of which were shipped back to France. Several of the artefacts are housed at the Louvre. Jane was awarded the Legion of Honour for her explorations at Susa and her artefact contributions. The interesting illustrations are made after photographs taken during the expedition. An impressive work.
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Book number: 121188
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Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, persia, persian, iran, travel, exploration, archaeology, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, lady traveller

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