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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. Old annotations on endpaper concerning Contemporary half calf, spine gilt, slightly rubbed. Scarce Swedish version of "Lettres sur le Caucase et la Georgie" (1816). Comprises: Frederika von Freygang's letters to a friend in St. Petersburg written during her journey to Moscow, Caucasia and Georgia; Wilhelm von Freygang's narrative of his journey from Georgia to Tauris in Persia in 1812 and; an Appendix containing an abridgement of the History of Persia as from Nadir-Schacks time. Cf Atabey 464. Cf Diba p. 32 (Danish ed.).
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[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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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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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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 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. Contemporary half calf, renewed paper covered boards, spien rubbed, new title label on spine. First edition. Comprises two parts, of which the first titled "Breve comment. de origine nationis Armenorum" is based on the writings of Movses Khoernatzi, known as the father of Armenian literature and believed to have lived in the 5th century. The second part "Series regum sive principum" is mainly based on Georgian manuscripts. Henrich Brenner (1669-1732), a Swedish philosopher and diplomat 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 until 1721. Due to the war between Charles XII and Peter I, the czar suspected that Brenner's mission might be connected with political secrets and therefore had Brenner arrested at Moscow. He was imprisoned for 21 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 the 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 by Erik Benzelius, Archbishop in Uppsala at the time. Scarce. Zenker, BO ii, 2289. Svenskt Biografiskt Lexicon, 6.
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 [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 attachť 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 Ňberg 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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 DARMESTETER, JAMES:,  Études iraniennes. Two volumes. Paris 1883.
DARMESTETER, JAMES:
Études iraniennes. Two volumes. Paris 1883.
Pp. xii, 336; vi, 380. Unopened copy in original printed wrappers. Occasionally some minor staining. First edition. Contains: "…tudes sur la grammaire historique de la langue persane"; ťtudes sur la langue, la littťrature, les croyances de la perse ancienne". Diba p. 62.
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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. RŲhricht 946.
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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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FRANKLIN, WILLIAM:
Resa ifrån Bengalen til Persien åren 1786 och 1787 samt en korrt historia om Persien sedan år 1747. Götheborg, Samuel Norberg, 1798.
Pp. iv, 172. Uncut copy in modern half calf, spine lettered in gilt. Bookplate. A scarce Swedish edition translated from the German version edited by J.R. Forster. William Franklin (1763-1839) was an English captain in the service of the East India company. He travelled to Persia in 1786 and stayed for eight months at Shiraz as an inmate of a Persian family. Cf Diba p. 150 (First English edition 1790). Cf Schwab no.193.
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FRASER, JAMES BAILLIE:
Narrative of a Journey into Khorasan, in the Years 1821 and 1822. Including some Account of the Countries to the North-East of Persia; with Remarks upon the National Character, Government, and Resources of that Kingdom. London, A. & R. Spottiswoode, 1825.
4to. Pp. xxvi, errata, 624, appendix 148. With one large folding map. The map and a few leaves with minor staining. Contemporary calf, nicely restored and rebacked, somewhat rubbed. Bookplate. First edition. The first part of the narrative deals with Fraser's voyage up the Persian Gulf and the latter, and most considerable part, is occupied by the journey from Tehran to Mushed, and thence to Astrabad, visiting areas where no Europeans have been before. This vivid account includes accurate descriptions of the countries and the inhabitants. Schwab 196.
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GAFFAREL, JACQUES:
Curiositez inouyes, sur la sculpture talismanique des Persans. Horoscope des Patriarches, et lecture des estoilles. No place 1637.
Small 8vo. Pp. (xvi), 315. With two folding plates with Hebrew characters (the first plate with tears and the second with tears repaired at the back with some loss). Contemporary limp vellum, stained. Internally with some insignificant stain. A scholarly treatise on ancient talismanic magic and Jewish mysticism (Kabbala). Gaffarel (1601-1681), theolog, was the librarian to Cardinal Richelieu. Around 1623 Gaffarel travelled to Italy where he acquired a.o. the Kabbala manuscripts of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. This work comprises four parts; the first part defends "the Oriental men", part two treats the use of talismans or amulets in ancient times; the third part deals with the ancient Hebrew astrology and the last part is about reading messages in the stars. Gaffarel then describes the "celestial writing" or arrangement of stars into Hebrew characters. This is illustrated in the two plates. First published in 1629, reprinted many times and translated into English in 1650. This work was critized and condemned by the Theology Faculty in Paris but defended by Gassendi and studied by Descartes. Brunet ii, 1433. Caillet ii, 4293. Thorndike vii, pp. 304-306.
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GEITLIN, GABRIEL (EDITOR):
Carminis epici Schahnameh. Fragmentum de Dario et Alexandro hexametris suethicics redditum. Dissertations. Four parts in two. Helsingfors, Ex typographica Frenckelliana, 1839.
Pp. (ii), 16; (ii), 17-32; (ii), 37-48; (ii), 49-62. Uncut, sewn as issued. Some minor foxing. Geitlin (1804-71) was professor of Oriental languages at Helsinki University. Henriksson-Puupponen p. 28 (states wrongly six parts). Marklin 19.
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GEITLIN, GABRIEL:
Principia grammatices neo-persicae dissertatio academica. Four parts in thirteen. Helsingfors, ex officina typographica Frenckelliana, 1839-1846.
Pp. 352, contents (8) + (iv). Comprises 20 different dissertations, 2 appendixes and "cujus particulam ultimam". Sewn as issued, uncut in thirteen parts. This is the original version of the first Persian grammar published in Finland. Printed with the nice Jena Arabic types. It appeared in bookform in 1845 (Helsingfors). Geitlin (1804-71) was professor of oriental languages at Helsinki University. See Schwab ii, 791 (1845 ed). See Zenker BO ii, 246.
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GEITLIN, GABRIEL:
Principia grammatices neo-persicae cum metrorum doctrina et dialogis persicis. Helsingfors, Frenckelliana, 1845.
Pp. (ii), 10, (8), 11-352. With one folding table. Partly some minor staining. Contemporary or slightly later red papercovered boards. First querie partly loose. Early Persian grammar, the first one to be published in Finland. It was originally published as dissertations (in 20 parts and 2 appendixes) defended by Geitlin's pupils at the Helsinki University between 1839 and 1845. See Marklin 20. It is printed with the nice Jena Arabic types. Schwab ii, 791. Zenker BO ii, 246.
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GEITLIN, GABRIEL:
Specimen academicum Pendnámeh sive librum consiliorum Scheich Musliheddin Saadi Schirasiensis persice, interpretatione latina notisque illustratum sistens. Two parts in one. Helsingfors, Ex typographia Frenckelliana, 1835.
Pp. (ii), 28; (ii), 29-56 + pp. 24 with Persian text. Uncut, sewn as issued. Getlin's dissertation for the professorship in Oriental languages at Helsinki. Henriksson-Puupponen p. 28 does not mention the part with Persian text. Marklin 19. Zenker BOi, 519.
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VON HALLER, ALBRECHT:
Usong, histoire orientale. Paris & Frankfurt, Jean Georg Esslinger, 1772.
Pp. (xii), 346. Later marbled boards, silk cloth spine lettered in gilt. A French edition translated from the German (Bern 1771). Baron Haller (1708-77) was a famous Swiss scientist and poet who published three philosophical romances, of which this is one. It is an utopian story taking place in a fictional Persia and Haller constructs an ideal system of political values based on eastern theories rather than typical western values. Diba p. 231 (another issue Lausanne 1772).
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HEDIN, SVEN:
Konung Oscars beskickning till Schahen af Persien år 1890. Stockholm 1891.
Pp. xvi, 479. With front portrait of King Oscar II, 39 full page plates and many textual illustrations. Publisher's decorated cloth, stamped in gilt, g.e., lightly rubbed, stamp on endpaper. Old ownership signature on title. Sven Hedin made the design of the binding himself, clearly inspired by Persian carpets. First edition of Hedin's narrative of his second journey to Persia in 1890 when he participated in a diplomatic mission to the Shah of Persia. Hess p.19.
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[OXENSTIERNA, BENGT BENGTSSON] / HEDIN, SVEN:
Resare-Bengt. En lefnadsteckning. Stockholm, Albert Bonnier, 1921.
Pp. xvi, 544, (1) + (2). With one large folding coloured map and one accompanied leaf with list of names in pocket at rear, and many illustrations throughout the text including two coloured and some after drawings by Hedin. Original blue cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt, with medaillon in silver on front cover. First edition of a biography of Hedin's predecessor Beng Gengtsson Oxenstierna (1591-1643). A mint copy. Hess p.42, no. 3.
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HEDIN, SVEN:
Eine Routenaufnahme durch Ostpersien. Three volumes. Stockholm, Generalstabens Lit. Anstalt, 1918 & 1927.
Atlas in folio and two text volumes in 4to, all in original printed wrappers. Pp. xii, 139; x, 548. With 11 coloured maps, mostly folded, 15 coloured folding panoramas, 66 plates made from photographs, another 43 folding plates and two plates with diagrams. The atlas folder contains 8 loose folding maps. As issued, entirely uncut. Volume one slightly shaken, small tear at foot of spine. First edition. During Sven Hedin's third expedition he travelled across Persia for some months at the end of 1905 and the beginning of 1906. The results of his cartographic work of Eastern Persia are to be found in this work. The text is richly illustrated with photographs, water colour panoramas, and maps. The maps in the folder were compiled from Hedin's sketches and summarized in eight sheets. The second volume includes " A Route Survey across Eastern Persia", a section on Persian place names giving their meaning in German. Hess pp. 51-2. Kish, To the Heart of Asia, pp. 79-80.
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MOHAMMAD B. 'ALË B. M. AL-HOSEINË:
[Qu'ran studied in Persian].Tadjwîd - i - Qorán. Téhéran 1289H (1872).
Folio. Lvs (8). Lithographed text. Contemporary Persian binding in full calf, rubbed, blue end papers. Binding shaken. BOUND TOGETHER WITH: 1. Mehdi SafawÓ: ZyŠ 'Oyouno'n-NŠzirÓn (LumiŤres des yeux qui voient) Talismans coraniques. Lvs (5). 2. Alcoran, with text in Arabic and Persian translation. Lvs 221. 3. Glossary of the Koran. Lvs. 68. Alphabetical index systematically comparing all words with references to the sacred text. 4. Mohammad- 'Ali da SabzavŠr: ChadjarŠ - i- Tayyiba. Lvs. 10.
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IBRAHEEM (IBRAHIM), MEERZA MOHAMMAD:
A Grammar of the Persian Language. To which are Subjoined Several Dialogues; with an Alphabetical List of the English and Persian Terms of Grammar; and an Appendix, on the Use of Arabic Words. London, W.H. Allen & Co., 1841.
Tall 8vo. Pp. (vi), 10, 268 + errata slip. Text in Persian and English. Contemporary half calf, rubbed, spine ends chipped. Some staining to endpapers. Mohammad Ibraheem (c.1800-57) came to Britain in 1828 and was appointed professor of Arabic and Persian languages at the college of East-India Company in Haileybury. After his return to Persia in 1844 he became tutor to the future Shah. Schwab ii, 860 (London 1843). Zenker BO i, 264 (1843 edition).
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JAUBERT, PIERRE AMÉDÉE EMILIEN PROBE:
Voyage en Arménie et en Perse. Précédé d'une notice sur l'auteur par M. Sédillot. Paris (ca 1860).
Pp. (iv), xxviii, 368. With one engraved portrait. Contemporary red morocco, spine gilt. French premium binding ("Universitť de France Lycee Fontanes"). Partly some minor staining. Second edition (first Paris 1821). Jaubert (1779-1847), French interpreter and diplomat, was sent on a mission to Persia and Armenia in 1805 to negotiate with the Shah. Cf. Atabey 613. Diba p. 312. Cf Schwab 287.
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 IGNATIUS Ë SANCTO JESUS [LEONELLI, CARLO]:, Grammatica linguae persicae. Rome, Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1661.
IGNATIUS Ë SANCTO JESUS [LEONELLI, CARLO]:
Grammatica linguae persicae. Rome, Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1661.
4to. Pp. (ii), 60. With large engraved vignette on title. Some age browning. Later half calf (about 1790). First edition of this scarce, early grammar of the Persian language. Carlo Leonelli (1596-1667) was an Italian Carmelite missionary who compiled this work during his extensive travels in the Near East, Armenia and Persia. Contains four pages with the Persian alphabet which is printed with the ta'liq types, a cursive form of the common naskhi type, first published in 1633. "It might be one of the four Persian founts which Raimondi is said to have had available at the Medicean Press" (Smitskamp) See PO 196. Diba p. 76. Schwab 863. Vater p. 280. Zenker BO i, 268.
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 [LABROSSE, JOSEPH]. ANGELO (ANGELUS) Ë S. JOSEPH:, ... Gazophylacium linguae Persarum, triplici linguarum clavi italicae, latinae, gallicae, nec non specialibus praeceptis ejusdem linguae reseratum. Amsterdam, Ex Officina Janson-Waesberg, 1684.
[LABROSSE, JOSEPH]. ANGELO (ANGELUS) Ë S. JOSEPH:
... Gazophylacium linguae Persarum, triplici linguarum clavi italicae, latinae, gallicae, nec non specialibus praeceptis ejusdem linguae reseratum. Amsterdam, Ex Officina Janson-Waesberg, 1684.
Folio. Pp. (xviii), 18, 473, (1), index (38). With engraved front or extra title, title printed in red and black. Some minor staining. Uncut copy in contemporary boards, red calf spine. worn. Preserved in a modern blue cloth box. The first proper Persian dictionary to be published. Only preceded by Ravius' Specimen lexici arabico-persico-latini (Lugd. Bat. 1645) and the Persian section by Golius in Castell's Lexicon heptaglotton (London 1669). Includes an introduction mainly based on De Dieu. The dictionary entries are in Italian followed by translations into Latin, French and Persian respectively. Labrosse composed this work during a stay in the Levant between 1664 and 1679. He tried to have his work published in Paris without success but a few years later he arranged the printing himself in Amsterdam. Labrosse bought the small Arabic types used in this work at the Elzevier sale in 1681. The large Arabic types found on the title page and eight times within the text were cut by Guillaume Le Bť in Paris 1599. These types were used only occasionally in Paris until the end of the 18th century and it seems that this is the only time they were used outside France (Smitskamp). Schwab 672. Smitskamp PO 345. Vater 279.
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