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Epitome Thesauri Linguae Sanctae Fr. Raphelengius compluribus locis auxit, emendauit, & appendicem dictionum Chaldaicarum addidit. Accessis hac editione index dictionum Latinarum, siue lexicon Latino-Hebraicum. by [Pagnino, Sancte]

[Leiden] : Ex Officina Plantiniana, apud Christophorum Raphelengium, 1599. pp.[xvi], 495, [3, blank]; [62, index]. Contemporary calf, re-backed. Blind stamp of British and Foreign Bible Society. End-papers soiled, but overall a very good copy. An early ...

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Ajanta. The colour and monochrome reproductions of the Ajanta frescoes based on photography. With an explanatory text by G. Yazdani, M.A., and an introduction by Laurence Binyon. Volumes 1-3. by Yazdani, Ghulam

London: published under the Special Authority of His Exalted Highness the Nizam, 1930-1946. First edition. Three portfolios, atlas folio, containing 163 plates in total, 51 in colour, with the three corresponding text volumes, 4to, pp.xix, 55, folding ma...

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Memorials of Protestant Missionaries to the Chinese: Giving a list of their publications, and obituary notices of the deceased, with copious indexes. by Wylie, Alexander

Shanghai: American Presbytarian Mission Press, 1867. First edition,, 331. A very good copy in original cloth. A few faded spots on cloth. Occasional light spotting. A key reference work on missionary publications on China. ...

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A Relation of a Journey begun An. Dom. 1610. Four Bookes containing a description of the Turkish Empire, of Egypt, of the Holy Land, of the remote Parts of Italy and Ilands adioyning. by Sandys, George

London: printed for W. Barrett, 1621. Second edition Folio, pp.[iv, including engraved title], 309, [i, errata], double-page engraved map of the eastern Mediterranean, folding view of the Seraglio, 47 engraved illustrations in the text. A very good copy...

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The Pictorial Arts of Japan. With a brief historical sketch of the associated arts, and some remarks upon the pictorial art of the Chinese and Koreans. by Anderson, William

London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886. First edition, folio, pp.xix, 276, 80 plates, 146 text illustrations. A very good copy in original decorated cloth, morocco spine, all edges gilt. Minor rubbing to spine. Occasional light foxi...

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L'Afrique de Marmol, de la Traduction de Nicolas Perrot sieur d'Ablancourt. Divisee en trois volumes, et enrichie des Cartes Geographiques de M. Sanson, Geographe ordinaire du Roy. Avec l'Histoire des Chérifs, traduite de l'Espagnol de Diego Torres, par le Duc d'Angoulesme le Pere. Reveue & retouchée par P.R.A. by [Marmol Caravajal, Luis del]

Paris: Chez Louis Billaine, en la grand' Salle du Palais, a la Palme, 1667. First French edition Three volumes, pp.[xxii, ii (blank), viii], 532, [32]; [xvi], 578, [50]; [10], 304, [38], [2, blank]; [xiv], 226, [8], [1, Privilege du Roy]; 28 folding ...

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Ptolemaeus parvus In genethliacis junctus Arabibus. by Argoli, Andrea

Leiden: Ludovici Bilein, 1680. pp.[8], 247, device on title page, diagrams in text. Latin text. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf, gilt. Small tear to head of spine. Andrea Argoli, 1570–1657, was an Italian scholar, astronomer and ...

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Wunderliche und merkwürdige Reisen Ferdinandi Mendez Pinto. by Pinto, Fernão Mendes

Amsterdam: Heinrich & Dietrich Boom, 1671. First edition in German. Small 4to, pp.[ii, engraved title], [vi], 392, [1, colophon], [1, blank], 11 plates. Bound in 18th-century quarter vellum over boards. Lower hinge split, lower board still attached ...

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Litterae Societas Iesu e Regno Sinarum annorum MDCX. & XI. by [Jesuit] Trigault, Nicolas

Augsburg: Christoph Mang, 1615. First Latin edition. Small 8vo, pp.[viii], 294, folding plan of the villa in Peking converted into a church with Ricci's tomb. A very good copy bound in modern red morocco. The Jesuit missionary Nicolas Trigault's...

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.. dharmma pustaka taher anta bhaga taha amarader prabhu o trankakartta mangal samachara grik bhasha haite tarjjama haila. by [Bible. New Testament. Bengali.]

Shrirampure chapa haila [Serampore],: Serampore Mission Press, 1803 [but 1806]. Second edition, 21.5 x 14 cm., pp.[868]. A remarkably clean and fresh copy in contemporary calf binding. Spine professionally restored. The second, substantially revised, ed...

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Uss-i zafer. 1241. [The foundation of victory.] by Es'ad Efendi, Mehmed

[Istanbul]: Ibrahim Sa'ib, 1243 AH (1828 CE). First edition. 8vo (22 x 16 cm), pp.[1, blank], 3, [1, blank], 4, [2, blank], 259, [1, blank]. Printed Ottoman Turkish, with printed text frames, marginalia, and ornamental headpiece. A very good copy bo...

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A History of Early Chinese Art. III: Sculpture. by Siren, Osvald

London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1930. First edition xv, 75, 128 plates. A very good copy in original cloth. ...

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Tibetan Painted Scrolls. An artistic and symbolic illustration of 172 Tibetan paintings preceeded by a survey of the historical, artistic, literary and religious development of Tibetan culture. With an article of P. Pelliot on a Mongol edict, the translation of historical documents and an appendix on prebuddhistic ideas of Tibet. by Tucci, Giuseppe

Kyoto: Rinsen Book Co., 1980. Reprint, two volumes, pp.xv, 327, viii, (329)-798, large folding chart, dust wrappers; 26 colour and 231 monochrome transparencies preserved in plastic case. A very good set in original box. A reprint of the classic work on...

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Beschreibung der Reyss Leonhardi Rauwolffen... so er vor dieser Zeit gegen Auffgang in die Morgenländer, fürnemlich Syriam, Judeam, Arabiam, Mesopotamiam, Babyloniam, Assyriam, Armeniam, &c... by Rauwolf, Leonhard

Frankfurt: Christoff Raben, 1582. Second edition. Three parts in one, small 4to (19.5 x 14.5 cm), pp.[xvi], 123, [1, blank], [ii], 161, [3, blank], 176, [6], [2, blank], each part with separate title, first title printed in red and black, all three with ...

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