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In the Land of the Lion and Sun, or Modern Persia. Being Experiences of Life in Persia from 1866 to 1881

By Wills, C.J.

London, New York and Melbourne: Ward, Lock and Co., 1891. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. New [Second] Edition (1883). xix, 446 + [xiv publisher's list] pp, frontis and 14 full page plates from photographs and native drawings, glossary, 4 appendices, index. 12mo/19cm. Blue-green cloth gilt, spine lettering faded with small closed split at head, light rubbing at extremities, in mylar protector, internally clean, tight and entirely unopened. Charles James Wills (1842-1912) was one the Medical Officers in Her Majesty's Telegraph Department in Persia. He came to South Persia with the Godsmid Mission and travelled widely. Ghani (Iran and the West) states that his work was superior as a travel book to some of its contemporaries" (p399)..


Persian Culture

By ALI, Syed Ameer

London: The Persia Society/John Hogg, 1913. Book. Fine. Soft cover. N.d. (ca 1913). 32 pages. 8vo/22cm. Dark green wrappers, light wear and soil, internally fine. The Right Honorable Syed Ameer Ali (1849-1928) was descended from noted Persians but made his career in India and England. as a judge, lecturer and British official. He was one of the first leaders to recognize that Muslims should organize themselves if they were to have an honored place in Indian national life. He retired to Britain in 1904 where he became the Law Lord of the Privy Council. Copies of this lecture are scarce..


Persepolis: The Archaeology of Parsa, Seat of the Persian Kings

By Wilber, Donald N.

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1969. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Second Printing. xiii, [v], 120pp, illustrated endpapers, frontispiece and more than eighty photo illustrations, 2 maps and plans, bibliography, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Black cloth gilt, minor spotting front board, internally fine. Donald Newton Wilber (1908-1997) spent a number of years in Iran and has written extensively about its architecture, gardens and history. Ghani p 705; Navabpour 91..


Map of Persia, Turkey in Asia, Afghanistan, Beloochistan

By Mitchell, S. Augustus, Jr.

Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr., 1860. Book. Very Good. No Binding. 12 3/4" x 15 1/2" (image including 3/4" decorative floral border is 10 1/2" by 13 1/4") with 3 1/2" x 3" inset map of Palestine or the Hold Land. Scale appears to be 1"= ca.220 miles. Hand colored. Borders lightly browning but otherwise in very good condition. S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. took over the map publishing firm of his father, Samuel Augustus Mitchell, in 1860 and parlayed it into one of the most prolific American map publishing firms in the country..


Account of A Rare Manuscript History of the Seljuqs

By Browne, Edward Granville

Hertford: Stephen Austin and Sons Limited, 1906. Book. Fine. Soft cover. Reprinted from the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, July 1902 (pp 567-610) and October 1902 (pp 840-887). 82pp, 2 text illustrations. 8vo/21.5cm. Printed grey wrappers, light soil, small almost unreadable round stamp of Lahore publisher, almost no wear and internally fine. An abstract of a manuscript in the Charles Schefer collection of the Bibliotheque Nationale by the distinguished early Persianist, Edward Granville Browne (1862-1925). The author of the manuscript was, Najmu'd-Din Abu Bakr Muhammad b. ali b. It was composed about 1202-02 and is essentially a history of the Seljuqs from the beginning of their dynasty to the author's own time, (A.D.1027-1197). Rare copy printed by Stephen Austin, one of the first printers in England to have fonts of oriental scripts..


Modern Persia and Its Capital and an Account of an Ascent of Mount Devavend, the Persian Olympus

By F.L. Bird

Wash DC: National Geographic Society, 1921. Book. Good. Soft cover. Entire issue of National Geographic Magazine, Vol XXXIX, No 4 (April 1921), pp353-416, 47 photo illustrations. The issue is entirely devoted to Persia. The only other article, Persian Caravan Sketches: The Land of the Lion and the Sun as Seen on a Summer Caravan Trip, is by Harold F. Weston on pp417-468, and includes a map and 63 illustrations of which 16 are in color (some colored by the author). Tall 8vo/25.5cm. F.L. Bird had been an instructor at an American college in Teheran for five years. Harold F. Weston had been employed by the YMCA in Mesopotamia since 1916. Both articles present views of a Persia (called Iran since the 1930s) very different from the present..