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CRAVEN, Elizabeth, Lady [later Margravine of ANSPACH] [1750-1828].
A Journey Through The Crimea To Constantinople. In A Series Of Letters From The Right Honourable Elizabeth Lady Craven, To His Serene Highness The Margrave Of Brandebourg, Anspach, And Bareith. Written In The Year M CDD LXXXVI.
London: Printed for G.G.J. And J.Robinson, 1789..
4to. pp. 4 p.l., 327, [1]directions to the binder. with half-title. folding engraved map of the Crimea (frontis.) & 6 engraved plates (1 folding). 19th century half roan (some moderate soiling & wear to binding, endpapers replaced, plates offset, foxing to plates & last few leaves). Second Edition. A vivid account of travels through France, Austria, Poland, Russia, Turkey and Greece, written in the form of letters addressed from Lady Craven to her future husband, the Margrave of Anspach. In Constantinople she stayed with Choiseul-Gouffier, and letter forty-five contains comments on his activities as a collector. "Lady Craven is said to have been the first woman that descended into the grotto of Antiparos." (Cox) She was also a noted dramatist and was greatly admired by Horace Walpole, who printed her comedy 'The Sleepwalker' at the Strawberry Hill Press in 1778. The plates depict the source of the River Kaarasou in the Crimea, a Turkish boat, a Turkish burial ground, the Grotto of the Antiparos, Siphanto, and the Convent of Panacrado from the Bay of Gabrio. Cox I pp. 197-98. NCBEL II 832. cfBlackmer 424. cfRobinson, Wayward Women, pp. 87-88.
$1249 USD                          Book Number: MAVJoCRA93                         Order / Enquire

CREASY, Sir E[dward] S[hepherd] [1812-1878].
History Of The Ottoman Turks: From The Beginning Of Their Empire To The Present Time. Chiefly Founded On Van Hammer.
London: Richard Bentley, 1854-56..
2 Volumes. 8vo. xi, [1], 413; vii, [1], 548. 6 lithographed map & plans (4 folding, 2 with partial colour) & 1 lithographed view of Malta. contemporary half chagrin (extremities rubbed, short split in 1 joint, short split in 1 map fold - no loss). First Edition. Creasy's history is largely based on the great work of Joseph Von Hammer which was unavailable in English translation. In his preface Creasy lauds Von Hammer's work as one of the best productions of the first half of [the nineteenth] century, being based on numerous authorities and writers on Ottoman history, rich sources found in the archives of Venice, Austria, and other warring or friendly states, coupled with Von Hammer's long residence in the East and familiarity with Turkish customs and literature. "I have not made a mere abridgment of Von Hammer, but I have sought to write an independent work, for which his volumes have supplied me with the largest store of materials."
$1499 USD                          Book Number: elala3629                         Order / Enquire

DANIEL, Rabbi Mooshie G.
Modern Persia.
Toronto: Henderson & Company, 1898..
12mo. pp. 221. 12 plates. original gilt-stamped cloth (edges of covers stained). First Canadian Edition.
$103 USD                          Book Number: MNIdeDAN38                         Order / Enquire

DE AMICIS, Edmondo.
Philadelphia: Henry T.Coates & Co., 1896..
2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 303; 309. folding colour map & 50 photogravures. tissue guards with legends. original elaborately gilt-stamped cloth, t.e.g. (spine ends frayed). First Edition of this English Translation by Maria Hornor Lansdale.
$200 USD                          Book Number: elala3757                         Order / Enquire

A Handbook Of Mohammedan Decorative Arts.
New York: The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, 1930..
8vo. pp. xxxii, 287, [1]. 169 illus. & 4 colour plates. biblio. cloth. First Edition, Limited to 2000 copies.
$77 USD                          Book Number: MMAHaDIM53                         Order / Enquire

DOUGHTY, Charles M[ontagu] [1843-1926].
Travels In Arabia Deserta.
London: Jonathan Cape Ltd. & The Medici Society Limited, [1926]..
8vo. pp. l, [2], 690. frontis. portrait, large folding coloured map & numerous plates (some folding) & text illus. original cloth (spine ends chipped). Fourth Edition, Third Impression (in one volume edition on thin paper complete and unabridged).
$200 USD                          Book Number: elala3760                         Order / Enquire

EGERTON, [Harriet Catherine], Lady Francis [1800-1866].
Journal Of A Tour In The Holy Land, In May And June, 1840.
London: Printed By Harrison And Co. 1841..
8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 141, [1 leaf]. with half-title. 4 tinted lithographed plates. several wood-engraved text illus. modern quarter calf (3 plates washed - 1 with light stain, light staining to outer margin of title & half-title). First Edition, Printed for Private Circulation, for the benefit of the Ladies' Hibernian Female School Society. The plates were drawn on stone by T.Allom after sketches by the author's husband, Lord Francis Egerton. Abbey, Travel, 384. Blackmer 536. Tobler p. 164.
$359 USD                          Book Number: MERurEGE13                         Order / Enquire

Arab Painting [At Head Of Title:] Treasures Of Asia.
np: [Editions d'Art Albert Skira, 1962]..
4to. pp. 208, [2 leaves]. 88 tipped-in illus. (81 colour). 1 map. biblio. index. cloth. dw. First Edition.
$103 USD                          Book Number: MTIabETT74                         Order / Enquire

EVANS, Helen C. (Editor).
Armenia Art, Religion, And Trade In The Middle Ages.
New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2018]..
4to. pp. 351, [1]. profusely illus. in colour. map & illus. on endpapers. biblio. index. cloth. dw. Fine copy. First Edition. Published in conjunction with an exhibition.
$250 USD                          Book Number: dola2398                         Order / Enquire

FATTAHI, Muhammed Yahya Sibak [d. 1448].
[Persian Characters]. Husn Oo Dil. Or, Beauty And Heart. A Pleasing Allegory In Eleven Chapters. Composed By Alfettah Of Nishapoor.Translated By William Price.
London: Parbury, Allen, And Co., Booksellers To The Honorable East India Company, 1828..
4to. ff. [5], 42. text in English & Persian on alternating pages. Uncut in original bds., rebacked (creasing to lower outer corner of some leaves, some light foxing & soiling to outer leaves & margins). First Edition of this English Translation by William Price [1780-1830], dedicated to the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Price had served as assistant secretary and interpreter to the embassy of Sir Gore Ouseley to Persia in 1811-12. The present work was printed by Price on his private press at Worcester. Another English translation, by Arthur Browne, was published at Dublin in 1801.
$577 USD                          Book Number: MTTerFAT3                         Order / Enquire

FEHER, Géza.
Türkische Miniaturen Aus Den Chroniken Der Ungarischen Feldzüge.
Weisbaden: Emil Vollmer Verlag, [1978]..
folio. pp. 30, [114]. 59 colour illus. (most full- & several double-page). 9 b/w illus. cloth. dw. First Edition in German.
$61 USD                          Book Number: MHErkFEH76                         Order / Enquire

FEHÉRVÁRI, Géza & Ralph PINDER-WILSON (foreword).
Islamic Metalwork of the Eighth to the Fifteenth Century in the Keir Collection.
London: Faber and Faber Limited, [1976]..
4to. pp. 143, 60 (illus). 60 b/w illus. & many double-sided colour plates. biblio. cloth. dw. (tear to top edge of back cover).
$350 USD                          Book Number: stela1157                         Order / Enquire

FRASER, James [1713-1754].
The History Of Nadir Shah, Formerly called Thamas Kuli Khan, The Present Emperor of Persia. To which is prefix'd A short History of the Moghol Emperors.
London: Printed by W.Strahan, for the Author; And sold by G.Strahan, and J.Brotherton, J.Oswald., 1742.
8vo. pp. 1 p.l., vi, 234, [6]index & errata, 40. folding engraved frontis. & folding engraved map. woodcut ornaments & initials. later half calf, rebacked & recornered, endpapers preserved (map browned, occasional light foxing). First Edition of "the first book in English treating of Nãdir Shãh, 'the scourge of God'. It is important not only as a first-hand contribution to the history of contemporary events [Nãdir Shãh invaded India in 1737-38], but also for the number of original documents which it alone has preserved." (DNB) Fraser collected materials for his account during his first stay in India, 1730-40 (he returned as a factor for the East India Company, 1743-49). He managed to acquire some 200 manuscripts in the Persian, Arabic, and Sanskrit languages, a catalogue of which is appended here, with separate title (pp. 40). His collection of Sanskrit manuscripts was the first of that kind ever brought to Europe, although individual manuscripts had reached England and France even earlier. The entire collection eventually came to reside in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.
$1399 USD    Book Number: elala554         Order / Enquire

My Wanderings. Being Travels In The East In 1846-47, 1850-51, 1852-53.Stereotype Edition.
London: John Gadsby, George Yard, 1855..
12mo. pp. 594, [18]index. folding engraved map with outline hand-colour & numerous wood-engravings in the text. contemporary calf, gilt back (bit rubbed). Gadsby mainly describes Egypt and Palestine, but also comments on Malta, Greece, Smyrna and Constantinople. cfBlackmer 641. Not in Tobler or Ibrahim-Hilmy.
$300 USD                          Book Number: elala239                         Order / Enquire

The Arts of Ancient Iran From its Origins to the Time of Alexander the Great Translated by Stuart Gilbert and James Emmons [The Arts Of Mankind].
New York: Golden Press, [1964]..
4to. pp. xxi, [1 leaf], 439, [1]. 590 illus. (some colour, several maps, several fold-outs). biblio. index. cloth (front hinge cracked). dw. (spine soiled, extremities chipped).
$103 USD                          Book Number: MIReGHIR62                         Order / Enquire

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