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Explore the captivating history and exotic landscapes of Central Asia through our rare travel books which that showcase the region's rich cultural heritage, from the Silk Road to the Pamir Mountains. Browse the currently available items now.
  • Cabool:

    BURNES, Sir Alexander.
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    Account of Burnes' British commercial mission to the Court of the Emir of Kabul in 1837-38. The Mission was a failure and in 1839 Burnes re-entere...

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  • An account of the kingdom of Caubul,

    ELPHINSTONE, Mountstuart.
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    the first detailed account of Afghanistan by a western observer. Elphinstone collected important information on the geography, government, languag...

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  • Two years in Kurdistan.

    HAY, W.R.
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    An important work written while Hay was serving in the Civil Administration of Mesopotamia 'always in more or less remote parts of the country'.Fi...

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  • Travels in Central Asia,

    VAMBERY, Arminius.
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    Vambery's important Silk Road narrative of a journey through the Caspian to Khiva, Bokhara, and Samarkand.In 1861, with a grant of 1,000 florins f...

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  • On a raft, and through the desert:

    ELLIS, Tristram.
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    In 1879 Tristram Ellis (1844-1922), a successful watercolour artist, boarded a steamship for Alexandria with the aim of visiting Syria, Asia Minor...

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  • Sand-buried ruins of Khotan.

    STEIN, Sir Marc Aurel.
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    The general narrative of Stein's first exploration of Central Asia, 1900-01. Crossing the Karakoram and the Pamirs he entered Chinese Turkestan an...

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  • The history of Nadir Shah,

    FRASER, James
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    Blackmer copy. Fraser was Resident at Surat from 1730-40 and then returned as Factor for the East India company, 1743-9. This work is important for...

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  • Flights over the ancient cities of Iran.

    SCHMIDT, Erich F.
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    Special publication of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. A fine record of some the great archaeological sites of Iran as seen f...

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  • Amurath to Amurath.

    BELL, Gertrude Lowthian
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    Bell's account of her five-month journey along the Euphrates. Scarce.Second edition, 8vo. xvii, 370 pp., frontispiece and 235 illustrations, large...

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  • Salman and Absal:

    JAMI.; FITZGERALD, Edward (translator).
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    First english translation. The first English translation of this poem by Jami and first translation from Persian by Edward Fitzgerald. Salámán and ...

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  • The Military Operations at Cabul

    EYRE, Lt. Vincent.
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    Eyre's record of part of the debacle of the First Afghan War of 1839-42. Following the murder of Alexander Burnes in 1841 the British force was be...

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  • Nepal.

    LANDON, Perceval.
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    Landon's work is the leading reference book on Nepal. Includes an account of the work of B. H. Hodgson in Nepal, and also the part played by Mahar...

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  • Russia and England from 1876 to 1880

    [NOVIKOFF, Olga].
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    At a time when England and Russia were vying for supremacy in Central Asia, the author of this book attempts to show that Russia's aims were peace...

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  • Tarikh-e vaqaye' va savaneh-e Afghanistan, History of Events and Incidents in Afghanistan,

    PRINCE IHTIZAD AL-SULTANEH [ALI QULI KHAN].
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    An intriguing historical treatise on Afghanistan compiled during the reign of Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar which includes a dedication to the Prime min...

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  • The Sikandar Nama, e Bara,

    NIZAMI; CLARKE, Captain H. Wilberforce (translator).
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    A fine copy of Clarke's translation of the first part of Nizami's history of Alexander the Great containing Alexander's life and accomplishments. ...

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  • Climbing and Exploration in The Karakoram-Himalayas.

    CONWAY, William Martin.
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    Rare limited edition. A fine set of the deluxe edition of a Himalayan classic, complete with all four volumes.Conway (1856–1937) developed a taste ...

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