James Hurley, Books: Iran
found: 16 books

 
ANTHONY, EVELYN
The Persian Price
New York, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc. 1975. Hardcover. Book, [vii], 213pp. 8vo/22cm. Green cloth, light wear in lightly chipped and edgeworn dj, internally clean, tight and very good. VG+/G-. A novel of intrigue set in the period of the Shahs. Evelyn Anthony (1928- ) is a popular British writer who has specialized in thriller and spy novels with some earlier historical novels. Very Good.
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Book number: 004057
USD 9.78 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1110]
Catalogue: Iran
Keywords: Fiction Persia Novel International Intrigue Adventure Romance Suspense

 
BARTH, FREDRIK
Nomads of South Persia: The Basseri Tribe of the Khamseh Confederacy
Oslo, Universitetsforlaget. 1965. Hardcover. Book, Second Printing (1964). [x],159pp, 10 figures, appendix, bibliography, index. 8vo/23cm. Hardcover, shelf wear only in lightly foxed and edgeworn dj. VG+/G. "A major contribution to the meager scientific literature on nomads." Harold Amos in Ethnohistory. The Khamseh consist of five tribes and are Arab in origin. Fredrik Barth (1928- ), Norwegian born, is now Professor of Anthropology at Boston University and has published widely on his field work in the North-West Frontier of Pakistan and Iraqi Kurdistan. Ghani, page 31.
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Book number: 003488
USD 16.62 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 | £UK 12.5 | JP¥ 1887]
Catalogue: Iran
Keywords: Persia Ethnology Anthropology Khamseh Confederacy Basseri Tribe Travel & Description

 
BOULANGER, ROBERT
Iran
Paris, Librairie Hachette. 1956. Hardcover. Ill.: Photographs by the Author. Book, First Edition. Text in French. 127pp, 8 color plates, 60 black & white plates, map. 8vo/21.5cm. Blue cloth gilt, light wear in edgeworn and slightly soiled dj, gift inscription on ffep, some foxing of end matter, small dampstain at head of gutter but otherwise clean and tight. Good +. Robert Boulanger (1926- ), a talented photographer, has written a number of guidebooks on European and Asian countries and cities. Ghani p. 627 notes the interesting photographs. Good.
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Book number: 002351
USD 13.69 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 | £UK 10.25 | JP¥ 1554]
Catalogue: Iran
Keywords: Photographs By the Authoriran Guidebooks in French Les Albums Des Guides Bleus Persia History Civilization

 
MIRDREKVANDI, ALI. EDITED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOHN HEMMING
No Heaven for Gunga Din Consisting of the British and American Officers' Book. Foreword By Professor R.C. Zaehner
New York, E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc. 1965. Hardcover. Book, First American Edition. 128pp. 8vo/21cm. Quarter bound purple cloth gilt with patterned yellow boards, shelf wear only, internally fine. A fable by a poor unlettered Persian peasant determined to learn English by consorting with American and British troops during World War II. The editor and introducer, John Hemming, was one of the British officers for whom Ali Mirdrekvandi, surnamed Gunga Din by the officers, worked. Robert Charles Zaehner (1913-1974) who was acting Counselor of the British Embassy in Teheran about 1950 and shortly later appointed Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics at Oxford, for whom he also worked briefly, describes him in the Foreword as, "one of the most extraordinary human beings I have ever met..". Fine.
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Book number: 003312
USD 12.71 [Appr.: EURO 11 | £UK 9.5 | JP¥ 1443]
Catalogue: Iran
Keywords: Iran Persia Social Life Biography R.C. Zaehner John Hemming

 
FRYE, RICHARD N.
Iran
New York, Henry Holt and Company. 1953. Soft cover. Book, Berkshire Studies in European History. vi, [iv], 126pp, 2 maps, bibliographical note, 3 appendices, index. 12mo/18.5cm. Blue printed card-stock wrappers, A short and straightforward text by an acknowleged authority designed for introductory college reading on a subject connected with European history. Richard N. Frye (1920- ) is the Aga Khan Professor of Iranian Emeritus at Harvard University and one of the world's leading authorities on Iran. Very Good.
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Book number: 003204
USD 9.78 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1110]
Catalogue: Iran
Keywords: Iran Persia History Travel and Description Politics and Government Oil and the West Teheran Declaration College Texts

 
HATAMI, AZIZ. DESIGNER
Map of Isfahan with Index.
Unknown, Unknown. 0. Soft cover. Book, N.d. [1950s?]. Single sheet in color 26 7/8 x 19 inches with previously folded to 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches. Alphabetical index along left side keyed to alpha-numberic spots on the map. The index includes more than one hundred places with four subject areas printed in red: Filling Stateions, Imformation Dept, Khiaban (Streets), Mosques and Minarets. There are five inset boxes with instructions in English relating to Restrictions, Transportation, Hotels and general. Light soil on back of two fold sides, a 1-line ink title on one of those sides; otherwise very good condition. Good.
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Book number: 004715
USD 17.60 [Appr.: EURO 15 | £UK 13.25 | JP¥ 1998]
Catalogue: Maps-Iran
Keywords: Isfahan Iran Street Plan Maps Travel and Description Index of Places Guides Tourism Aziz Hatami

 
LOCKHART, LAURENCE
Famous Cities of Iran. With a Foreword by Lord Cadman of Silverdale
Brentford, Middlesex, Walter Pearce & Co. 1939. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. 115pp, end paper and text maps, 65 illustrations (mainly photographic), bibliography, index. Small 4to/25.5cm. Green cloth gilt, rubbed at extremities-especially at spine ends, foreedge and end papers slightly foxed, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. Laurence Lockhart (1890-1975) worked for the Foreign Office and both the Anglo-Persian and Anglo-Iranian Oil Companies in Iran. He was one of the leading British authorities on Iran and co-edited Volume 6 of The Cambridge History of Iran with Peter Jackson. A talented photographer he took many photographs of Iran from the 1920s to the 1950s. Navabpour lists some twenty five works by him in his 1988 Clio bibliography on Iran. Very Good.
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Book number: 002880
USD 37.15 [Appr.: EURO 31.75 | £UK 27.75 | JP¥ 4218]
Catalogue: Iran
Keywords: Iran Persia Persian Cities Urban Town History Teheran Isfahan Tabriz Meshed Shiraz Lord Cadman Qazvin Nishapur Hamadan Kermanshah Yezd Kashan Qum Ardabil Bandar 'abbas

 
MAHFOUZ, IMZA
En Asie
Paris, Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner. 1937. Soft cover. Book, Extrait de la Revue des Etudes Islamiques, Annee 1937, Cahier 4, pp 391-414, Iran, Afghanistan, Musulmans d'Extreme Orient. Tall 8vo/24cm. Printed tan wrappers, light soil, short closed tear at head of spine, light browning of text, otherwise very good. Text in French. Much on the abandonment of the veil and chador in Iran. Very Good.
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Book number: 002424
USD 19.55 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | £UK 14.75 | JP¥ 2220]
Catalogue: Iran
Keywords: Iran Persia Afghanistan Far East Mongolia Iranian Women's Emancipation Islam Muslims

 
MARTIN, HAROLD H.
Iran's Good King: A Report from the imperial Realm of "our staunchest ally in the Middle East" in, The Saturday Evening Post, Apr 14, 1962 (Vol 235/No 15), pp 17-25
Philadelphia, Curtis Publishing Co. 1962. Soft cover. Ill.: Photographs by John Bryson. Book, Entire issue. 9 pages, map, 9 b/w photo illustrations (some full page) plus cover color photo. Folio/34cm. Small stain top of front cover, otherwise internally fine. A fairly analytic article about the then King of Kings, His Imperial Majesty Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980), and his family. The author, an experienced writer, asks good questions and gives some indications of what was to come by 1979, the return of the Ayatollah Khomeini from France and the advent of the 'Iranian revolution' when he had to flee. Other articles on the Nuclear dilemma, reading, the artist Bill Shelly, the Menningers of Kansas, Bergdorf-Goodman's, deposit boxes, etc. Fine.
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Book number: 002799
USD 11.73 [Appr.: EURO 10 | £UK 8.75 | JP¥ 1332]
Catalogue: Iran
Keywords: Photographs By John Brysoniran Persia Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlevi Queen Farah History Travel and Description Government and Politics Foreign Relations

 
RAJPUT, A.B.
Iran Today. Introduction by Dr. Ishtiaq Husain Qureshi
Lahore, Lion Press. 1953. Hardcover. Book, Third Edition (1945). xvi, 351, x pp, frontis portrait, many photo illustrations, index. 8vo/22.5cm. Blind-stamp decorated red cloth gilt, shelf wear only in protected lightly soiled dj, small stamp of London Book Co. Rawalpindi on ffep, round stamp of Sh. Mohammad Ashraf, (the original publisher) on title page, otherwise internally fine. An account of the land, resources, industrial development, trade and the oil industry in Iran. Contains a full account of the 1933 Oil Agreement and a discussion of the negotiations that preceded it. Updated and extensively revised from its 1945 first edition. Ghani (p.310) says it is "a surprisingly good book for its time." Allah Bakhsh Rajput was a prolific writer who wrote a number of books including an especially well reviewed one on the Muslim League in 1948. Ghani commented that from the contest of this book he obviously considered Iran as his "spiritual home". Rajput received an award, the Nishan-e-Sipas or 'Order of Merit', from the Iranian Government in 1951 for writing this and a History of Persian Literature in Persian. Fine.
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Book number: 003200
USD 15.64 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 11.75 | JP¥ 1776]
Catalogue: Iran
Keywords: Iran Persia History Travel and Description 1933 Oil Agreement the Shah Persia Politics and Government Horow

 
SAHAB, A.
Map/Street Plan: Teheran with the Comments of A.H. Fuller, Ltd
Teheran, Geographical and Drafting Institute. 1960. Soft cover. Book, June 1960. Single sheet, colored. 13 1/4 x 18 5/8 inches. Numbered key to map along left side listing Ministries, Governments, Embassies and Legations, Hotels, Museums, Points of Interest and Banks. Previously folded to ca. 4 1/2 by 6 3/4 inches with few fold splits and wear plus English language ink notations in upper left corner. Ink notations in English and Farsi also on back of one fold section. Fair. Good.
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Book number: 004714
USD 14.66 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1664]
Catalogue: Maps-Iran
Keywords: Iran Teheran Street Plan 1960 Maps Guides Map Keys Ministries Embassies Hotels Museum Tourist Attractions Banks

 
SAIKAL, AMIN
The Rise and Fall of the Shah
Princeton, Princeton University Press. 1980. (ISBN: 0691031185) Hardcover. Book, xiv, 279pp, 15 photo illustrations, 3 maps, bibliography, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Black cloth gilt, lightly rubbed at extremities, in price clipped dj, light edgewear, one short closed split back panel, internally fine. A critical study of the rule of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980), Shah of Iran, from the fall of Mossadeq in 1953 to 1979 (though he was Shah from 1941). Dr. Amin Saikal (1951- ), of Afghan origin, is Director of Arab and Islamic Studies and Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University. Navabpour 358 seems relatively favorable to the book but Ghani (p. 329) pans it badly. Fine.
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Book number: 003182
USD 11.73 [Appr.: EURO 10 | £UK 8.75 | JP¥ 1332]
Catalogue: Iran
Keywords: 0691031185 Iran Persia Shah Muhammad Reza Pahlevi Biography History Politics and Government Dependence of U.S. Oil Middle East

 
SANGHVI, RAMESH
The Shah of Iran. Aryamehr: The Shah of Iran. A Political Biography
New York, Stein and Day. 1969. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. xxvi, 390pp, end-paper map and 2 others, 14 photo illustrations, 2 appendices, 5 documents, bibliographical notes, index. 8vo/22.5cm. Blue cloth silver, lightly rubbed at tail edges in protected lightly edgeworn dj, personal gift inscription on title page, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. Ramesh Sanghvi is a left-wing Indian journalist but one who apparently had the full cooperation of the Shah in writing this biography. Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980) ruled as Shah from 1941 to 1979. Very Good.
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Book number: 003205
USD 13.69 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 | £UK 10.25 | JP¥ 1554]
Catalogue: Iran
Keywords: Iran Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Biography History Oil Tripartite Treaty of 1942 and Anglo-Persain-Treaty of 1919

 
SHAWCROSS, WILLIAM
The Shah's Last Ride: The Fate of An Ally
New York, Simon & Schuster. 1988. (ISBN: 0671552317) Hardcover. Book, First Edition.463pp, nearly fifty photo illustrations, notes, index. Tall 8vo/ 24.5cm. Blue cloth backed boards gilt, shelf wear only, small remainder symbol on bottom edge. VG+/VG. The story of a king's journey into exile and death. Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980) served as Shah of Iran from 1941 until his overthrow in 1979. William Shawcross (1946- ) is a British writer, broadcaster and commentator with a number of books to his credit, often on controversial figures or subjects.
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Book number: 003184
USD 9.78 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1110]
Catalogue: Iran
Keywords: 0671552317 Iran Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi Biography International Politics and U.S. Ally Oil Boom White Revolution Savak

 
SACKVILLE-WEST. V.
Passenger To Teheran with a new Introduction by Nigel Nicolson
London and New York, Moyer Bell Limited. 1990. (ISBN: 1559210435) Hardcover. Book, Second edition of 1926 original with new introduction by the author's son. 155pp, frontis portrait, 2 maps (1 double-paged), nearly one hundred photo illustrations. 4to/26cm. Textured brown cloth gilt in protected dj. NF/NF. Chapter headings include: To Egypt, To Iraq, Into Persia, Round Teheran, To Isfahan, Kum, The Coronation of Reza Khan and Russia. Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962), distinguised British novelist, poet, biographer and critic, took this trip to Persia in 1926 to meet her husband, Harold Nicolson (1886-1968), then serving in the British Legation, and to attend the Coronation of Reza Shah. Originally published by Hogarth Press in 1926, this edition has been supplemented by her younger son, the noted author Nigel Nicolson (1917-2004),with many previously unpublished photographs as well as personal details of the journey omitted from the original. "A characteristically idiosyncratic account" (Ghani, p. 326). NF.
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Book number: 002716
USD 46.92 [Appr.: EURO 40 | £UK 35 | JP¥ 5327]
Catalogue: Iran
Keywords: 1559210435 Iran Description and Travel Literary Traveller Harold Nicolson Virginia Wolff Nigel Nicolson Reza Khan Coronation Egypt Iraq Russia

 
WILBER, DONALD N.
The Architecture of Islamic Iran: The Il Khanid Period
Westport, CT, Greenwood Press. 1969. Hardcover. Book, Reprint of 1955 Princeton Monographs in Art and Architecture XXIX/ in Oriental Studies XVII. xiii, 208pp,, 217 plates, 60 figures. Part I Iran under the Mongol Il Khans, Part II The Style of the Architectural Monuments, Catalogue of Architectural Monuments, Supplementary Catalogue of Architectural Monuments known only through Literary Reference, bibliography, index. 4to/26cm. Yellow cloth, black titling. As new, Donald Newton Wilber (c1908-1997) carred out the research for this work with the Iranian Institute in the mid-thirties and during continuous residence in Iran from Sept 1942 until June 1946. Scarce in both original and reprint editions. Very Good.
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Book number: 004874
USD 562.06 [Appr.: EURO 477.25 | £UK 419.25 | JP¥ 63814]
Catalogue: Iran
Keywords: Islamic Iran Persia Architecture Mongol Il Khanid Period 13th-14th Centuries History Princeton Oriental Studies Hulagu Ghazan Khan Oljeitu Abu Sa'id

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