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UZBEKISTAN. Uzbekskaia SSR na vsesoiuznoy selskohoziaistvennoy vystavke 1939 goda. [i.e. Uzbek Soviet Republic on the All-Union Agrarian Exhibition of 1939].
Moscow : 1940First and only edition, one of 4000 copies, but fragile. Uncommon, just 6 copies traced on WorldCat, all in the United States. A celebration of the Uzbek contribution to the Agrarian Exhibition that opened in 1939 at the VDNKh - The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy - in Moscow and ran till 1941. It had originally been intended as a three-month... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 119917
ZINSERLING, Vladimir. Oroshenie na Amu-Darie [Irrigation on the Amu Darya].
Moscow : 1927First and only edition, just 2000 copies, rare, no copies traced on WorldCat. Immensely detailed logistical study towards large-scale irrigation schemes for the agricultural exploitation of the extensive steppes of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. This copy a superb association copy inscribed in purple ink on the title page by the author: "To Academician... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 121726
POLUPANOV, Stefan Nikolaevich. Arkhitekturnie pamiatniki Samarkanda [i.e. The Architectural Monuments of Samarkand]
Moscow : 1948First edition. "Official" study of the ancient mosques of Samarkand, suggestive of then current developments in Soviet architectural doctrine. The author Stefan Polupanov (1904-1957) was a leading Tashkent-based architect; "A graduate of the Kharkov Artistic-Construction Institute, Polupanov enjoyed a long career in Tashkent city planning " (Stronski,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133933
MARTIN, Robert Montgomery. Our Indian Empire and the adjacent countries of Afghanistan, Beloochistan, Persia, etc. Depicted and described by Pen and Pencil.
London : 1879-81First edition thus, based on Martin's The Indian Empire (1858-61), but with a new introduction taking in recent developments in the Great Game, volume III closing with the conclusion of the Second Afghan War (1878-80) and General Roberts's entry into Kandahar.
The Dublin-born writer and civil servant Robert Montgomery Martin (c.1802-1868), wrote... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 137592
KHANYKOV, Nikolay Vladimirovich. Opisanie Bukharskogo Khanstva [Description of the Khanate of Bukhara].
St Petersburg : 1843First and only edition, decidedly uncommon, A classic of the literature of the Great Game, essentially an intelligence report towards Russia's strategic ambitions in present day Uzbekistan, it is considered the first attempt at a scientific description of the Khanate of Bukhara.
The author was the noted Russian orientalist, historian and diplomat... Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 117824
DU HALDE, Jean Baptiste. A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese-Tartary, Together with the Kingdoms of Korea, and Tibet:
London : 1738-41Second and most complete English edition of Du Halde's encyclopaedic survey, "the first definitive European work on the Chinese empire" (Hill) and a cornerstone of any collection of books on China. It was first published in French in 1735; the first English edition published the following year contained just 19 plates and 4 maps.
Du Halde (1674-1743)... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 143967
CENTRAL ASIA. Russian Missions into the Interior of Asia.
London : 1823First edition of these rather scarce English versions of three important early Central Asian narratives, published as part of Sir Richard Phillips's New Voyages and Travels series, and including that of "intrepid Murav'ev", described by Peter Hopkirk as the first Russian player of the Great Game, published his report on what is now Uzbekistan in 1822.
"The... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 106587
CHIZHEVSKII, Aleksandr Leonidovich. Strukturnyi analiz dvizhushcheisia krovi (The Structural Analysis of Moving Blood).
Moscow : 1959First edition, inscribed by the author on the front endpaper verso, "To big Misha for good memory. Prof. A.L. Chizhevskii. May 8, 1960". This was one of the last publications of Alexander Chizhevskii (1897-1964), the eminent Soviet interdisciplinary scientist and the founder of heliobiology and aero-ionization, and widely considered to be his magnum... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 137282
WATERMELONS IN UZBEKISTAN. 60 Velikogo Oktyarya (60 Years of the Great October.)
Tashkent : 1977First edition, no other copy traced. "In the spirit of socialist emulation inspired by the 60th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution, a specialised engineering office and a pilot plant have successfully completed the key stages of a development plan for melon production. The issues of complex mechanisation of melon cultivation were... Learn More£1,950.00
Stock Code: 120082
GRIGORYEV, Vasily Vasilyevich. Rossiya i Aziya: Sbornik Issledovaniy i Statey po Istorii, Etnografii i Geografii, Napisannykh v Raznoye Vremya …
St Petersburg : 1876First and only edition, WorldCat locates a single copy at the University of Aberdeen. Collection of ten articles by leading Russian Orientalist and Central Asia specialist Vasily Grigoryev (1816-81). A compilation with much material on the early history of Kazakhstan, one of Grigoryev's key research interests being the Khazars and the Golden Horde,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 121738
GAVRILOV, Mikhail Filippovic. Kukol'nyj teatr Uzbekistana.
Tashkent : 1928First and only edition, one of 500 copies, of an early study of Uzbek puppet theatre, including the text of two key plays in the canon, Sarkardalar and Kachal Palvan, the Uzbek Punch. A contemporary original photograph of the puppet cast of Kachal Palvan from the Tashkent Museum is loosely inserted.
Puppet theatre in the region was a rich tradition... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 112595
GLINKA, Grigoriy Vyacheslavovich. Aziatskaya Rossiya Atlas.
St Petersburg : 1914First edition of this atlas considered "one of the finest achievements of pre-revolutionary Russian cartography" (National Library of Russia, Cartography Department on-line catalogue). Covering present day Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Siberia, it was designed to accompany Glinka's three-volume work of the same title,... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 114845
UREKLYAN, Gabriel' Arkadyevich as El-Registan & Lazar Brontman. Moskva - Kara-Kum - Moskva [Moscow - Karakum - Moscow].
Moscow : 1934First and only edition. Uncommon, WorldCat locates just 4 copies - BL, Princeton University, Indiana University and Yale University - and a single copy of a Yiddish edition at the Center for Jewish History. "The Kara Kum (or Black Sand) desert of central Turkmenistan became, briefly, a Soviet cultural obsession when, in July 1933, a team of 23 cars... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 130555
(KAZAKHSTAN.) KULITOV, Dzhek Galiakparovich) (ed.) Dvadsat' let Kazakhstana.
Leningrad : 1940First edition of just 4,100 copies, extremely uncommon, WorldCat locates copies at the universities of Kansas and Hawaii only. Edited by the then first secretary of the Kazakh Communist Party, this is a spectacular, if fragile, visual celebration of the establishment of Soviet Kazakhstan, originally founded as the Kirghiz Autonomous Socialist Soviet... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 133938
DIVANOV, Khudaibergen. Eighteen original photographs of Khiva and its people.
Khiva : c.1920Eloquent and atmospheric sequence of images showing the ancient Silk Road city of Khiva during a period of rapid transition, the work of Khudaibergen Divanov, Uzbekistan's first photographer whose life and fate mirrored his times. Proscribed and executed in Stalin's Great Purge, vintage prints from Divanov's studio are exceptionally scarce.
All... Learn More£29,250.00
Stock Code: 113773
VESELOVSKY, Nikolay Ivanovich. Ocherk Istoriko-Geograficheskikh Svedeniy o Khivinskom Khanstve ot Drevneyshikh Vremen do Nastoyashchego
St Petersburg : 1877First and only edition, uncommon, with just seven locations on WorldCat. A detailed, but lucid, historical overview of the Khanate of Khiva, part of present-day Uzbekistan, written by the renowned Russian orientalist and archaeologist Nikolay Veselovsky (1848-1918), perhaps best known for his early excavations of Afrasiab, ancient Samarkand. The present... Learn More£7,250.00
Stock Code: 117826
BOBRINSKOI, Aleksiei Aleksieevich, count. Ornament gornykh tadzhikov Darvaza (Nagornaia Bukhara)
Moscow : 1900First and only edition of this excellent visual record of the traditional designs of the Darvaz Pamiris, an ethnic Tajik group settled in that region on the Panj river, a tributary of the Amu Darya or Oxus in the south eastern part of Bukhara, now part of the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Superb quality "phototype" plates of textiles, the... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 144207
LEVSHIN, Aleksey Iraklievich. Opisaniye Kirgiz-Kazach'ikh, ili Kirgiz-Kaysatskikh ord i stepey
Saint Petersburg : 1832Rare and important. The first account of Kazakhstan as a geographic entity and of the Kazakhs as a people, containing the most accurate map of the region to date. Print run of just 400 copies; 10 copies traced institutionally world-wide, genuinely scarce on the market. A complete and extremely pretty copy of this highly desirable Kazakh cornerstone.
Kazakh... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 143194
MEDOVSHCHIKOV, Nikolai Nikolaevich. Bakhchysaray. Avtolithografii.
Simferopol : 1927First and only edition of this locally produced, high quality pictorial souvenir of Bakhchysarai, the ancient capital of the Crimean Khanate. A sequence of evocative lithographs drawn direct to the stone by the noted theatrical designer N. N. Medovshchikov (1898-1988). This copy warmly inscribed by the author "to my kinsperson for the good memory"verso... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 143791
PASHINO, Petr Ivanovich. Turkestanskii krai v 1866 [Travel Notes, Turkestan 1866]
St Petersburg : 1868First and only edition, decidedly uncommon, an online search of institutional libraries showing only 9 locations worldwide, and just a single copy at auction in the last 50 years. A keenly observed and highly desirable insider's account of the early days of Russian Turkestan, with a focus on Tashkent - capital of Russian Turkestan and now of Uzbekistan... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 117849
KAZAKHSTAN. Chasovnik - Kazakh Old Believer Book of Hours.
Uralsk [Oral], Kazakhstan : 1907First edition, uncommon, no copy traced on WorldCat. A superb example in the elaborate provincial publisher's binding. Following the enactment of Nicholas II's ukase On Tolerance Development in 1905, which lightened strictures on the observances of the Old Believers, Uralsk merchant Andrey Vasillievich Simakov established the first publishing house... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 124800
VIGNE, Godfrey Thomas. A Personal Narrative of a Visit to Ghuzni, Kabul, and Afghanistan,
London : 1840First edition, a second followed in 1843. This is an attractively illustrated and entertaining narrative of travels in Afghanistan that was keenly read by the players of the Great Game, and includes a brief vocabulary "from the language of Kaffiristan".
Vigne (1801-1863) was from a line of London Huguenot merchants whose wealth derived from... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 131821
UZBEKISTAN - VVEDENSKII, I. View of Samarkand - Greater Eid, Registan during morning prayer.
?Moscow : 1894-7This wonderfully lively view, numbered 74 in VVedenskii's series of Samarkand scenes, shows crowds gathering before the Ulugh Beg Madrasah, food-sellers under improvised canopies thronged by celebrants in picturesque bekasab chapans, with part of the facade of the Tilya Kori Madrasah visible in the background. VVedensky "worked in Samarkand in the 1890s.... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 128897