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A Visit to the Philippine Islands. by Bowring, Sir John

London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1859. First edition, 8vo (21.5 x 14.5 cm), pp.[viii], 434, [4, music], 8 plates, illustrations. Bound in contemporary calf, gilt, spine rubbed. Gilt monogram of W. Lee to upper board. Some plates rather foxed, offsetting …

From John Randall (Books of Asia)

£1,100.00


Storia do Mogor, or Mogul India, 1653-1708. Translated with introduction and notes by William Irvine. Edited under the supervision of the Royal Asiatic Society and published for the Government of India. by Manucci, Niccolao

London: John Murray, for the Government of India, 1907-1908. First edition. Four volumes, 8vo (23.5 x 16.6 cm), pp.lxxxix, [1], 386, 13 plates; x, [2], 471, 14 plates; xiv, 509, [1, blank], 17 plates, 3 in colour; xiv, 605, [1, blank], [4, advertisements…

From John Randall (Books of Asia)

£1,375.00


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 …

From John Randall (Books of Asia)

£385.00


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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£3,850.00


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…

From John Randall (Books of Asia)

£715.00


Mediaeval Sinhalese Art. Being a monograph on mediaeval Sinhalese arts and crafts, mainly as surviving in the eighteenth century, with an account of the structure of society and the status of the craftsmen. by Coomaraswamy, Ananda K

Broad Campden : Essex House Press, 1908. First edition. Folio (35.5 x 27.5 cm), pp.xvi, 340, [2], 53 plates, 8 in colour, 153 text illustrations, 1 printed in red. No.327 of 425 copies printed at the Essex House Press. A very good copy in the original cl…

From John Randall (Books of Asia)

£5,500.00


A History of the Sikhs, from the origin of the nation to the battles of the Sutlej. by Cunningham, Joseph Davey

London: John Murray, 1853. Second edition, with the author's last corrections and additions, pp.xliii, 473, 2 maps, 1 partially hand coloured and folding, the other coloured in outline, genealogical chart. A very good copy in original cloth, spine t…

From John Randall (Books of Asia)

£5,500.00


The Art of Central Asia. The Stein Collection in the British Museum. by Whitfield, Roderick

Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1982-1985. First edition in English, three volumes, folio, pp.344; 358; 362, 270 colour plates, 438 illustrations. One of 550 sets in English. A fine set in original silk slip-cases. A magnificently illustrated set depictin…

From John Randall (Books of Asia)

£8,250.00


Sariputra et les Six Maitres d'Erreur. Fac-Simile du Manuscrit Chinois 4524 de la Bibliotheque Nationale. Avec Traduction et Commentaire du Texte. by Vandier-Nicolas, Nicole

Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1954. First edition, 4to, pp.32, text in wrappers, with facsimile of manuscript. Mission Pelliot en Asie Centrale, Serie in-Quarto, V. A very good copy in original linen-backed portfolio as issued. An attractive facsimile (o…

From John Randall (Books of Asia)

£495.00


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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£935.00


£825.00


The Arts of the Ming Dynasty. An Exhibition organised by the Arts Council of Great Britain and the Oriental Ceramic Society. November 14th to December 15th, 1957. by Garner, Sir Harry, & others

London: Oriental Ceramic Society, 1958. First edition 4to, pp.80, 104 plates. 850 copies only printed. A very good copy bound in contemporary blue morocco, cloth boards. The full catalogue with 104 plates. …

From John Randall (Books of Asia)

£412.50


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 …

From John Randall (Books of Asia)

£385.00


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…

From John Randall (Books of Asia)

£2,200.00


The Arabs. by Thomas, Bertram

London: Thornton Butterworth, 1937. First edition pp.372, illustrations, 4 maps, 1 folding. A very good copy in original cloth, slightly stained and chipped dust wrapper. Sir Arthur Keith was President of the Royal Anthropological Institute during the F…

From John Randall (Books of Asia)

£1,375.00


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