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JACQUEMONT, Victor. Correspondance de Victor Jacquemont avec sa famille et plusieurs de ses amis, pendant son voyage dans l'Inde (1828-1832).
Paris : 1833First edition. Jacquemont travelled to India in 1828 as a plant-collector on behalf of the Jardin de Plantes, he visited Amber in Rajputana, met with the Ranjit Singh at his capital of Lahore, and visited the kingdom of Ladakh in the Himalayas, "travelling for three and a half years he encountered difficulties and privations in his arduous labours,... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 112745
(RUSSIA; Moscow.) A'lbom zdaniy, prinadlezhavschih Moskovskomy gorodskomu upravleniyu. (Album of the municipal buildings of Moscow.)
Moscow : [1912-13]Superb and extremely scarce photographic record of pre-Revolution Moscow, captured in a series of quite stunning images by one of the foremost Russian photographers of the period, P. P. Pavlov. Among the many subjects featured here are schools, hospitals, orphanages, public housing, gasworks, tram depots, abbatoirs, and administrative buildings, focusing... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 131502
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
LAL, Mohan. Life of the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan of Kabul:
London : 1846First edition of perhaps the key source for political and diplomatic background to the first Afghan War. Mohan Lal was "Bokhara" Burnes's most important intelligence operative, travelling extensively in Persia and Afghanistan and running a string of agents for the British. In 1841, as the situation in Kabul became critical, Lal tried to warn Burnes... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 71629
(AZERBAIJAN/DAGESTAN.) BEREZIN, Ilya Nikolaevich. Puteshestvie po Dagestanu i Zakavkazyu [Travel to Dagestan and the Transcaucasia].
Kazan : 1849First edition. Extremely uncommon Russian imprint, just two copies traced on OCLC, Leiden and Warsaw Universities. Historically important, well-written, and highly engaging account of travels through Dagestan and the territory of modern Azerbaijan by Ilya Berezin (1818-1896), a noted Russian Orientalist, Turkologist, later professor of Kazan University... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 121874
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, OCLC 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, interpreted... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 121738
PASHINO, Petr Ivanovich. Turkestanskii krai v 1866 [Travel Notes, Turkestan 1866]
St Petersburg : 1868First and only edition, decidedly uncommon with OCLC showing only 9 locations worldwide, and just a single copy at auction in the last 50 years. Highly desirable account of Tashkent - capital of Russian Turkestan and now of Uzbekistan - and its surrounding area at the time of the Russian annexation. On the establishment of the new Russian Governor-generalship... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 117849
(JAPAN.) Daimyō scroll.
Japan : c. 1870Highly attractive and distinctly uncommon early Meiji-period scroll showing the flags of 29 daimyōs (feudal lordships) and giving details of annual revenue (recorded in kokus of rice, approximately 280 litres, originally defined as enough to feed one person for one year), provinces, capitals of their respective territories (or han), and the cadet branch... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 127747
DAVIS, Sir John Francis. Hien Wun Shoo. Chinese Moral Maxims,
London : 1823First edition of the Chinese scholar's collection of proverbs, "one of the first British titles to use Chinese type in innovative ways" (Keighren, Withers, & Bell, p. 135) and an excellent example of Murray's experimentation with printing developments of the time. Printed by Peter Perring Thoms at the East India Company's press in Macao due to the lack... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 133538
STENT, George Carter. Scraps from my Sabretasche.
London : 1882First edition of this scarce and colourful memoir, "full of material that would sound familiar to any reader of Kipling's stories set in India" and teeming with detail. This copy skilfully restored in the attractive original cloth.
Stent's book includes a description of "an elephant who plays jokes on his keeper, to Stent's dressing up as a woman... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140276