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Veterum Persarum et Parthorum et Medorum Religionis Historia. by Hyde, Thomas

Oxford: Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1760. Second edition 4to, pp.[40], 580, 21 plates, 5 folding. A superb copy bound in contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt. Thomas Hyde, Oxford Orientalist and divine, was the first westerner to make a serious study o...

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£1,260.00


Wall Paintings from Ancient Shrines in Central Asia. Recovered by Sir Aurel Stein. Described by Fred H. Andrews. Published under the orders of the Government of India. by [Stein, Marc Aurel]; Andrews, Fred H

London: Oxford University Press, Geoffrey Cumberlege; colour plates by Henry Stone & Son of Banbury., 1948. First edition, two volumes, text in folio, pp.xxxiv, 128, 3 plans, folding map. Plates in large folio, 32 plates, 13 in colour, 3 folding. A ...

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£2,100.00


King of Siam speaks. by Pramoj, Kukrit & Seni, editors & translators

[Bangkok]: [for private circulation], [Circa 1946]. Mimeographed typescript, folio (34 x 22 cm), single-sided, pp.[v], 250. A handsome copy bound in patterned local cloth. A privately produced selection of the letters and documents of King Mongkut of Th...

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£787.50


Faits divers illustrés, ou Le Japon en 1897. by Bigot, Georges Ferdinand

Tokyo: [The author?], 1897. Oblong 4to, pictorial title, 18 leaves, 16 of which are illustration, 2 text. A very good copy stitched in the Japanese style in original pictorial wrappers. Stain to edge of front wrapper. Cartoons in Bigot's inimitable ...

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£1,890.00


The kingdom and people of Siam; with a narrative of the mission to that country in 1855. by Bowring, John, Sir

London: John W. Parker and Son, 1857. First edition. Two volumes, 8vo (22 x 15 cm), pp.x, [1], [1, blank], 482; vi, [1], [1, blank], 446. With 18 plates, 8 in colour, 3 folding facsimiles, and large folding map. Titles printed in red and black. Tightly...

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£1,575.00


Journal d'un voyage de Constantinople en Pologne, fait a la suite de Son Excellence Mr Jaq. Porter, Ambassadeur d'Angleterre... en MDCCLXXII. by Boscovich, Ruggiero Giuseppe

Lausanne: Francois Grasset et Comp., 1772. First edition. 12mo (16.5 x 10 cm), pp.viii, 323 [1, blank]. A very good copy bound in contemporary speckled sheep, spine with raised bands, gilt compartments, morocco label. Corners a bit worn and joints sligh...

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£1,890.00


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...

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£472.50


Asia, sive historia universalis Asiaticarum gentium et rerum domi forisque gestarum, a cuisque origine ad haec tempora mixti passim sacri profanique ritus... by Gramaye, Jean-Baptiste

Antwerp: Bellerus, 1604. First edition. 8vo (20.5 x 16 cm), pp.(1)-424, 423-431, 434-(440), 449-99, 502-3, 502-722, [4, errata], 7 engraved maps. Erratically paginated but complete. A very good copy bound in 18th-century vellum. Manuscript title to fore...

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£3,675.00


[The Japanese Surrender at Singapore] I: Admiral Mountbatten inspecting the naval guard of honour outside the Municipal Building. II: Admiral Mountbatten leading the cheers for His Majesty the King. by [Mountbatten]

[1945, 12th September.]. Two original photographs, each 18 x 25 cm. Two contemporary photographs depicting Lord Mountbatten, in his capacity as Supreme Allied Commander, Southeast Asia, immediately before and after the signing of the Instrument of Surr...

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£1,575.00


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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£892.50


History of the Mongols. From the 9th to the 19th Century. Part I: The Mongols Proper and the Kalmuks. Part II: The So-called Tartars of Russia and Central Asia. Part III: The Mongols of Persia. by Howorth, Henry H

London, 1876-88. Three volumes in four, pp.xxviii, 743, xxxiv, 1087, x, 776, 378, 2 folding maps by E.G. Ravenstein. A very good set in original cloth, Part III cloth faded. Part I has a presentation inscription from the author to the Duke of Westminste...

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£1,260.00


Ein newe Reyssbeschreibung aus Teutschland nach Constantinopel und Jerusalem. by Schweigger, Salomon

Nuremberg: Caspar Fulden, 1619. Small 4to, pp. [xliv], 340 [p. 340 mispaginated '240']; with 8 [of 9] plates, 7 folding, numerous woodcuts in the text. Title printed in red and black. Bound in later vellum over boards. Leaf Aa4 (p.191-2) torn a...

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£1,575.00


List of inscriptions on tombstones and monuments in Ceylon, of historical or local interest, with an obituary of persons uncommemorated. by Lewis, John Penry

Colombo: printed by H. C. Cottle, Government Printer, 1913. First edition. Folio (34 x 22 cm), pp.x, 462, frontispiece. A very good copy in the original cloth-backed boards. Boards a little grubby, edges worn. Contents clean. John Penry Lewis (1854-1923...

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£787.50


W.O. Oldman. The Remarkable Collector. William Ockleford Oldman's Personal Archive. by Hales, Robert, and Kevin Conru

[Brussels]: Published by the authors., 2016. Folio, pp.253, illustrated throughout. No.18 of 300 copies. New copy in original pictorial boards, cloth slip-case. ...

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£1,837.50


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