Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB): central asia
found: 15 books

 
[RUSSO - TURKISH WARS]
Breve relazione di due vittorie riportate daa Moscoviti contro i Tartari per mare, e per terra, con la conquista dell'importante Piazza d'Assach. Napoli, per Dom. Ant. Patrino e per Cavalloi, Michele Luigi Mutio, 1696.
. 4to. Pp. (4). Woodcut illustration on title, large woodcut initial and two woodcut ornaments. Modern paper boards, title label on spine. Rare, small work on the two Azov campaigns 1695-6. The Russians managed to capture the Azov fort in July 1696. Not in Cat. Russica.
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Book number: 121404
€  800.00 [Appr.: US$ 861.96 | £UK 687 | JP• 124905]
Catalogue: Central Asia
Keywords: Central Asia, tartary, russia, ryssland, russian, war, history, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, turkish, turc, avoz campaigns, military, ottoman

 
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$ 1616.18 | £UK 1288 | JP• 234198]
Catalogue: Central Asia
Keywords: Central Asia, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, turkish, turkey, persia, persian, india, inde, indian, oriental, exploration, legislation, islam,

 
CHURCH, PERCY W.:
Chinese Turkestan with Caravan and Rifle. London, Rivingstones, 1901.
. Pp. xii, 207. With engraved frontispiece, one folding map and 24 photographic illustrations. The photos of the Yarkand country were taken by Captain Deasy. Publisher's decorated cloth, light wear to extremities. A narrative of Church's travels through Turkestan in 1899-90 together with his friend J.V. Phelps. The aim of the journey was to try and shoot the Altai Wapiti, the great stag of the Tian Shan, ibex and roe deer. The route taken included Leh, Yarkand, Aksu, Shatta, Kuldja, and Khotan. Cordier BS 2863. Yakushi (1984) C115.
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Book number: 20010
€  700.00 [Appr.: US$ 754.22 | £UK 601.25 | JP• 109292]
Catalogue: Central Asia
Keywords: Central Asia, asia, asiatica, asien, asie, orient, east, Central Asia & India, india, indian, travels, voyages, explore, exploration, china, chine, kina, turkestan, travel, exploration, turkistan,

 
DICKSON, VIOLET:
The Wild Flowers of Kuwait and Bahrain. London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1955.
. Pp. 144. With six maps (two in the text), two coloured plates, five half-tone plates and many textual illustrations. Errata slip enclosed. Original red cloth, faded at spine ends. Original red dust jacket lettered in white, chipped along edges, small loss to spine ends. First edition of an important book on the local flora. Violet Dickson first came to the Middle East in 1920 as the wife of British colonial administrator Harold Dickson. Before settling in Kuwait, she and her husband lived in Bahrain, Iran and Iraq. In 1929 they moved to Kuwait where Violet remained for 61 years and acquired the honorific titles Umm Kuwait (Mother of Kuwait) and Umm Saud (Mother of Saud). She was a keen botanist and had a desert plant, Horwoodia dicksoniae, named in her honour. She regularly sent wildflowers to Kew Gardens in London, and mammal specimens to the British Museum.
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Book number: 121358
€  950.00 [Appr.: US$ 1023.58 | £UK 815.75 | JP• 148325]
Catalogue: Central Asia
Keywords: Central Asia, kuwait, bahrain, middle east, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, flowers, botanical, plants, exploration, travel, ladytraveller

 
FOUCAUX, PHILPPE-ÉDOUARD:
Grammaire de la langue tibétaine. Paris, Imprimerie Impériale, 1858.
. Pp. xxxii, 231. Modern half calf, original wrappers with bound. Wrappers glued together with first and last leaves at inner margin. (Half title and last text leaf). One small hole in margin of last leaf. Some light staining throughout. Provenance: Staffan Rosťn, professor of Korean at Upsala (Bookplate). Previously owned by Olov Bertil Andersson, Swedish sinologist, with his signature.First edition of the first Tibetan grammar in French. Foucaux (1811-1894) was a leading authority on Tibetan language and culture in Paris. He published a large number of Tibetan and Sanskrit works. Cordier BS 2933. Not in Vater or ZaunmŁller.
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Book number: 121367
€  950.00 [Appr.: US$ 1023.58 | £UK 815.75 | JP• 148325]
Keywords: Central Asia & India, tibet, tibetan, language, langue, lingustic, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, east asia, china

 
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$ 215.49 | £UK 171.75 | JP• 31226]
Catalogue: Central Asia
Keywords: Central Asia, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, voyage, tibet, tibetan, india, inde, indian,

 
HUNTER, GEORGE W.:
Examples of the Various Turki Dialects. Turki Text with English Translation. Four parts in one volume. [Sianking, China Inland Mission, 1918].
. Small 4to. Pp. Title + pp. preface (ii) + pp. (i), 70; (i), 19; (i), 23; 8. With text on one side only, as issued sewn in Chinese fashion, in original wrappers. The general title is written in manuscript on recto of first blank leaf as issued. Damp stained throughout. A wormhole to back cover and last blank leaf. Comprises four parts: i. Qazaq Turki Text with English translation. ii. Tartar Turki Text with English translation. iii. Uz Bek Turki Text with English translation. iv. An Example of Stanbul Turkish [Head title]. George Hunter was one of the last great pioneer missionaries. He got to know Turkestan as no other Westerner at that time. He translated the Scriptures into dialects of remote tribes. We believe this work was only issued in a small number. "The coarse paper was made from local material, often from leaves of the desert iris, and the format was the usual style of Chinese book, with each sheet written on one side only and folded back to back ... George Hunter had succeeded in buying a second- or third- hand duplicating machine, and a skilled writer transcribed the Turki text on the waxed stencil sheet while Hunter wrote out the English translation below." (Cable & French, George Hunter, Apostle of Turkestan (1948) pp. 58-9). Cordier BS 4272.
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Book number: 32131
€  2200.00 [Appr.: US$ 2370.4 | £UK 1889.25 | JP• 343490]
Catalogue: Central Asia
Keywords: Central Asia, turkestan, sianking, mongolia, turkey, turkish, turki, language, langue, linguistic

 
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$ 193.94 | £UK 154.75 | JP• 28104]
Catalogue: Central Asia
Keywords: Central Asia, 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 Śrsskrift. N.F. Avd. 1. Bd 33. Nr. 3.).
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Book number: 100474
€  150.00 [Appr.: US$ 161.62 | £UK 129 | JP• 23420]
Catalogue: Central Asia
Keywords: Central Asia, russai, russian, kashmir, turkestan, language, linguist, langue, uzbek, uzbec,

 
MAILLART, ELLA K.:
Forbidden Journey. From Peking to Kashmir. London 1937.
. Pp. xvi, 312. With frontispiece (a few small tears at rear), three maps and 35 pages with multiple illustrations made from photographs. Publisher's red cloth, rubbed, endpapers toned. Old ownership signature. First English edition, later printing, published in the same year as the original French edition "Oasis interdites". Ella Maillart (1903-97) was born in Switzerland and loved to travel to find "the truth" within herself. n 1934 commissioned as a special correspondent for the French newspaper "Petit Parisien" she went to Manchuria. From there, together with the British explorer Peter Fleming, she made a tough journey home through the Gobi and Takla Makan deserts to the Hindu Kush ravines. Robinson p. 52. Yakushi (1984) M42b.
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Book number: 121281
€  240.00 [Appr.: US$ 258.59 | £UK 206.25 | JP• 37472]
Keywords: Central Asia & India, central asia, asia, asiatic, asien, asie, travel, exploration, travels, explore, manchuria, india, china, chine, afghanistan, mongolia, lady traveller

 
MANNERHEIM, CARL GUSTAF EMIL:
Across Asia from West to East in 1906 - 1908. Two volumes. Helsinki 1940.
. 4to. Pp. 741; iv, 54; 16; 48; 36; 36; 12; 6; 30; 12; and one blank leaf. With one portrait, fifteen maps, one folding plate (map index) and numerous illustrations in the text. A printed list of donors loosely inserted. Original cloth with title labels on spine, lightly soiled. First edition, limited to 500 copies (of which 100 were signed).Mannerheim, Finnish-born officer in the Russian army, covered approximately 14,000 km on horseback during his two-year journey along the Silk Road. He travelled from Russian Turkestan, through Chinese Turkestan and Western China via Gansu and Shaanxi to Peking. The initial mission of the expedition was to study conditions in northern China and "other military objectives" but was later expanded to also collect archaeological and ethnological material. The first part of this work contains Mannerheim's diary and the second contains scientific descriptions of the collections of many famous scientists. "The edition ... was regrettably too small and the work has remained almost unknown" (Aalto p.117). Aalto, Oriental Studies in Finland, pp. 113-118 & 136. Yakushi M74a.
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Book number: 100306
€  1800.00 [Appr.: US$ 1939.42 | £UK 1545.75 | JP• 281037]
Catalogue: Central Asia
Keywords: Central Asia, asia, asie, asien, orient, east, asiatica, central asia, china, chine, kina, chinese, russia, russian, turkestan, travel, exploration,

 MARTIN, FREDRIK ROBERT:, The Miniature Painting and Painters of Persia India and Turkey from the 8th to the 18th century. Two volumes. London, Bernard Quaritch, 1912.
MARTIN, FREDRIK ROBERT:
The Miniature Painting and Painters of Persia India and Turkey from the 8th to the 18th century. Two volumes. London, Bernard Quaritch, 1912.
. Folio. Text volume: pp. xii, 156 with five coloured plates highlighted with gold and many illustrations in the text. Plate volume: pp. (6), 14 and 271 b/w plates. Uncut copy in original blue cloth, printed in gilt, spines faded and lightly rubbed. First edition of a significant work on oriental miniature paintings.Fredrik Martin, a renowned Swedish orientalist known for his foremost collections of oriental art that he gathered during his travels to Russia, the Caucasus and throughout the near and middle East. Between the years 1902 and 1908 he served as interpreter at the Swedish legation in Constantinople. Arne, Svenskarna och ÷sterlandet, pp. 307-8.
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Book number: 121356
€  4600.00 [Appr.: US$ 4956.29 | £UK 3950 | JP• 718206]
Catalogue: Central Asia
Keywords: Central Asia, persia, turkey, persian, turkish, levant, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, painting, illustrated, miniatures, oriental, east, near east, middle east

 
PAQUIER, JEAN BAPTISTE:
PAQUIER, JEAN BAPTISTE: Le Pamir. Étude de géographie 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$ 430.98 | £UK 343.5 | JP• 62453]
Catalogue: Central Asia
Keywords: Central Asia, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, afghanistan, kirgistan, pakistan, china, chine, pakistane, tagikistan, tajikistan, persian, russia, travel, exploration, pamir,

 
SCOTT-STEVENSON, ESMÉ:
Our Ride through Asia Minor. London, Chapman and Hall, 1881.
. Pp. xix, (i), 400, adv. pp. 32. With one double-page lithographic coloured map. Publisher's green cloth, printed in gold and black. Lower hinge strengthened. Bookplate (Joseph Laycock). First edition, very rare.Esmť Scott-Stevensson (1853 ? - 1925) and her husband were British residents in Cyprus between 1878 and 1882. They were keen amateur explorers, proudly eschewing the normal tourist routes wherever they went. Esmť's vivid account covers their journey to Beirut, Tripoli, Aleppo, Adana and ending in Central Anatolia. "I went to sleep ... very happy. I felt that I had accomplished a feat that few ladies would undertake; that I had travelled a country that was almost unknown ". Robinson p. 223.
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Book number: 121478
€  1250.00 [Appr.: US$ 1346.82 | £UK 1073.5 | JP• 195165]
Catalogue: Central Asia
Keywords: Central Asia, lebanon, syria, turley, anatolia, ottoman, levant, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, lady traveller

 TOMMASEO, NICCOLñ:, Storia de Mosé Corenese illustrata dai Monaci Armeni Mechitaristi. Venezia, typografia Armena di San Lazzaro, 1841.
TOMMASEO, NICCOLñ:
Storia de Mosé Corenese illustrata dai Monaci Armeni Mechitaristi. Venezia, typografia Armena di San Lazzaro, 1841.
. Pp. xxii, 403, index (15). With one engraved plate. Contemporary half calf, flat spine decorated and lettered in gilt, g.e. A few leaves with some light staining but overall a beautiful copy. First edition. Mose of Correne, Armenian historian who wrote the important "History of Armenia" in the 5th century. Tommaseo (1802-74) was a Dalmatian linguist, journalist and essayist. Printed at the Armenian monastery on the island of St Lazare outside Venice. ("Collana degli storici Armeni" volume 1").
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Book number: 121452
€  450.00 [Appr.: US$ 484.85 | £UK 386.5 | JP• 70259]
Catalogue: Central Asia
Keywords: Central Asia, armenia, armenian, history, literature, caucasia, asia, asie, asien, asiatic,

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