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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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  • Historical Account of Discoveries and Travels in Asia,

    MURRAY, Hugh.
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    Hugh Murray was a well known geographer and major contributor to the Encyclopaedia of Geography. These volumes cover India, China, Persia and Cent...

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  • Voyages tres-curieux & tres-renommez faits en Moscovie, Tartarie et Perse.

    OLEARIUS, Adam & MANDELSLO, John Albert de.
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    Richly illustrated edition. A fine set, attractively bound in polished calf, of this richly illustrated edition of the important accounts of Oleari...

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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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  • Narrative of a journey from Heraut to Khiva, Moscow, and St. Petersburgh, during the late Russian invasion of Khiva;

    ABBOTT, Capt. James.
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    Inscribed presentation copy. Abbott was an officer in the Bengal Artillery and was sent on a political mission by the British envoy in Harat to the...

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  • The Arab of Mesopotamia.

    [BELL, Gertrude].
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    A tribal geography. Described in Bell's own words as a 'tribal geography', and published anonymously, Bell was annoyed by the general assumption th...

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  • Britain and Tibet, 1765-1947.

    MARSHALL, Julie G.
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    The background to the India-China border dispute. A select annotated bibliography of printed material in European languages.First edition. 8vo, xx...

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  • Kashgariia. Istoriko-geograficheskiy ocherk strany, eia voennayia sila, promyshlennost' i torgovlia.

    KUROPATKIN, Aleksei Nikolaevich.
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    First edition of this important monograph on Kashgar, in the original wrappers. Kuropatkin (1848 - 1925), a Russian military commander, compiled t...

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  • Captivity of two Russian Princesses in the Caucasus:

    [VERDEREVSKY, Evgeny Aleksandrovich]; EDWARDS, H. Sutherland (translator).
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    Rare. The princesses were Varvara Orbebiani and Anna Chavchavadzey and their families and followers. Members of the Georgian royal family, they ha...

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  • The Oil Fields of Russia.

    BEEBY-THOMPSON, Arthur.
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    A richly illustrated work on the oil fields of present day Azerbaijan written by Arthur Beeby-Thompson, a pioneer in the early development of the ...

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  • Iz Zaisana cherez Khami v Tibet i na verkhoviia Zheltoi reki.

    PRZHEVALSKY, Nikolai.
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    In the spring of 1879 Przhevalsky embarked on his first Tibetan expedition, which lasted until the late autumn of 1880. Setting off on foot across...

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  • The six voyages of John Baptista Tavernier,

    TAVERNIER, Jean-Baptiste.
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    Attractive copy of Tavernier's account of his travels to the East. One of the most popular works of its time and translated into several European ...

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  • An Unexplored Pass.

    FEATHERSTONE, B[alford] K[inchant].
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    This scarce volume narrates an attempt to cross the Muztagh Pass in 1922. Capt. Featherstone was the only European member of the expedition which...

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  • The Glory of the Shia World.

    SYKES, Major Percy Molesworth.
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    A fictional tale which the author intended to be 'a second Hajji Baba, which would serve as a true picture of Persia some ten years ago, before co...

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  • The Heart of a Continent.

    YOUNGHUSBAND, Capt. Frank E.
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    The title that established Younghusband as a serious Central Asian explorer. Starting in Manchuria, he continued to the Gobi Desert, to Kashmir an...

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  • Description de L'Arabie [WITH] Voyage en Arabie & en d'autres pays circonvoisins.

    NIEBUHR, Carsten.
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    The famous account of the Royal Danish Expedition (1761-1767) to the Middle East, Egypt, Persia and India, and the return journey. the first scien...

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  • Across Coveted Lands,

    LANDOR, A. Henry Savage.
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    The account of a journey across Persia to Calcutta. Much information on Persia, also Afghanistan and Baluchistan.First edition. 2 vols, 8vo, vii,...

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