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Image for Hindu Philosophy. The Bhagavad Gita or Sacred Lay, a Sanscrit  Philosophical Poem.  Amelie Rives' copy.

Hindu Philosophy. The Bhagavad Gita or Sacred Lay, a Sanscrit Philosophical Poem. Amelie Rives' copy.

By: John Davies (translator)

Price: $260.00

Publisher: London, Trubner: 1889

Seller ID: 2350

Condition: Very Good


A handsome copy from the collection of Sanscritologist Royal Weiler (with his name to Trubner's catalogue) & previously the young American novelist, poet & playwright Amelie Rives [Troubetzkoy] with her autograph to the title page & her early (maiden) bookplate to the front pastedown. Blind ruled ochre boards with bright gilt Trubner's Oriental Series gilt seal to front & blind stamped floral cartouche to rear.; 8vo ; [20],vi,216 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. View more info

Image for The History of Persia: From the Most Early Period to the Present Time  Containing an Account of the Religion, Government, Usages, and Character  of the Inhabitants of That Kingdom

The History of Persia: From the Most Early Period to the Present Time Containing an Account of the Religion, Government, Usages, and Character of the Inhabitants of That Kingdom

By: John Malcolm

Price: $3,850.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1815

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1779

Condition: Very Good


London: John Murray. Very Good. 1815. First Edition. Professionally recased; half calf; marbled boards. Twenty four copper engravings on twenty-three plates. A handsome and sturdy set. Volume 1. xxii, errata, list of plates, 644; Volume 2. vii, 715, errata. Foxing especially to plates. Discrete bookplate to pastedown. ; 4to; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . First Edition. View more info

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Shakti and Shakta. Essays and addresses on the Shakta Tantrashastra.

By: John Woodroffe

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Madras, Ganesh & Co.: 1951

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 3977

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1951. Fourth Edition. Red cloth with particulars printed to front cover and spine in black. Burgundy paper dust jacket with particulars printed to front cover and spine; decorations and advertisement to rear cover. Foxing to fore edges. Hinges cracked. Some occasional foxing throughout. Otherwise, a very nice clean copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; Large 8vo ; xviii, 734, [ii] pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . Dust jacket present. View more info

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Nazo to Kotonawa (Riddles & Proverbs)

By: Kunio Yanagita

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Chikuma: 1952

Seller ID: 4405

Condition: Very Good


In Japanese only. Extensive explanation. A compilation for students. Presented to VdeG by the Folklore Institut of Japan. Slipcase in good condition. Very nice, clean copy without previous owners' names or other markings. pp. 269, 2. Dust jacket present. View more info

Image for Lhasa and its Mysteries. With a record of the expedition of 1903-1904.  With 200 illustrations and maps.

Lhasa and its Mysteries. With a record of the expedition of 1903-1904. With 200 illustrations and maps.

By: L. Austine Waddell

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton and Company: 1905

Seller ID: 3663

Condition: Very Good


Tan cloth with title and gilt embellished decorations printed in red to front cover. "Lahssa" stamp to front cover affecting gilt lettering. Red label with gilt title and author to spine which is sunned; decorations to spine. Yellow endpapers. Previous owner's name inked to blank front fly. Folding map of "Route to Lhasa" towards rear of book. Some gatherings towards rear of book cracked. Nevertheless, a nice and serviceable copy. ; 8vo; xxii, 530 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

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Palestine; An Authoritative Survey

By: League Against Imperialism and For National Independence

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, League Against Imperialism and For National Independence: 1936

Seller ID: 2810

Condition: Very Good


Stapled wraps. A fine copy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 27 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. View more info

Image for Dictionary of Idioms and Proverbs (Zeng xiu gùshì chéngyu dà cídian)

Dictionary of Idioms and Proverbs (Zeng xiu gùshì chéngyu dà cídian)

By: Michiaki Kino

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Fukuoka, Japan, Meiji Shoin:

Seller ID: 3303

Condition: Very Good


Fukuoka, Japan: Meiji Shoin. Very Good. Blue cloth with decoration blind stamped to front cover and gilt title and decoration to cover. Significant fading to covers. Decorative endpapers. Bookplate of noted proverb collector de Guinzbourg to front pastedown. Japanese stamps to rear fly. Otherwise, a clean copy without further markings.; Thick Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 1851, 134 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

Image for Affaires du Tonkin.  Expose de la Situation.  Octobre 1883. Together with  Documents Diplomatiques.  Affaires du Tonkin.  Convention de Tien-Tsin du  11 Mai 1884. Incident de Lang-Son. Together with Documents Diplomatiques.   Affaires du Tonkin. Premiere Partie 1874-Decembre 1882 & Deuxieme Partie.  Decembre 1882-1883

Affaires du Tonkin. Expose de la Situation. Octobre 1883. Together with Documents Diplomatiques. Affaires du Tonkin. Convention de Tien-Tsin du 11 Mai 1884. Incident de Lang-Son. Together with Documents Diplomatiques. Affaires du Tonkin. Premiere Partie 1874-Decembre 1882 & Deuxieme Partie. Decembre 1882-1883

By: Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres, Jules Ferry, Marquis Tseng, Ly-Hung-Tchang, Li-Hong-Tchang, Ma-Kin-Tchong, Le Myre de Vilers, C de Freycinet, Tsong-li-Yamen, Viscomte de Semalle et al.

Price: $1,800.00

Publisher: Paris, Imprimerie Nationale: 1883, 1884

Seller ID: 1973

Condition: Very Good


Paris: Imprimerie Nationale. Very Good. 1883, 1884. Hardcover. Four folio works on Tonkin in one volume: 1. Expose de la Situation, 2. Convention de Tien-Tsin du 11 Mai 1884. Incident de Lang-Son, 3.& 4. Documents Diplomatiques. Affaires du Tonkin parts 1 & 2. The last two being a collection of the correspondance between the protagonists and diplomats. Sturdily bound in cream cloth with red morocco label. Book plate removed from front pastedown; Folio ; 31,76,vii,327,vii, 268 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

Image for The Ameer Namah. A Persian Work Compiled by Moonshee Ameer Ali Khan  Bahadoor, with an Abstract Translation in English.

The Ameer Namah. A Persian Work Compiled by Moonshee Ameer Ali Khan Bahadoor, with an Abstract Translation in English.

By: Moonshee Ameer Ali Khan Bahadoor (Ameer alli Khan Bahadur)

Price: $8,400.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Muzhurool-Ajauyeb Press: 1870

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1553

Condition: Very Good


Calcutta: Muzhurool-Ajauyeb Press. Very Good. 1870. First Edition; First Printing. Brown cloth with blindstamped decorations to covers and gilt particulars to spine, which has been professionally rebacked. Light foxing throughout. Inscribed to "[Judge Elphinstone] Jackson with the author's best compliments-" at rear of book. Jackson was born in Calcutta, India, the son of a leading judge. Following his studies in England, he returned to India, and together with others founded the Indian Football Association in 1893. Photographic plates (each affixed to blank leaves contemporary... View more info

Image for An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul and its Dependencies in Persia,  Tartary, and India; Comprising a View of the Afghaun Nation, and a History  of the Dooraunee Monarchy

An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul and its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India; Comprising a View of the Afghaun Nation, and a History of the Dooraunee Monarchy

By: Mountstuart Elphinstone

Price: $3,850.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme: 1815

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3167

Condition: Very Good


London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme. Very Good. 1815. First Edition. Full Calf. Thirteen handsome full-page hand-colored ethnological aquatints, one uncolored archaeological plate, one map colored in outline. Nicely rebacked in c. 1930 calf. Foxing & hand-soiling; lacking large folding map. Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates, 209. Elphinstone was appointed British ambassador to the Afghan court in 1808. His accounts influenced British policy well until the 1840s. Abbey Travel 504. (Christie's 2328.235) ; 4to; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . First Editio... View more info

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Coins of Japan

By: Neil Gordon Munro

Price: $550.00

Publisher: Yokohama, 1904

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 4055

Condition: Very Good


Yokohama. Very Good. 1904. First Edition. Nicely recased green cloth with gilt title, characters and coin decoration to front cover. Gilt title and coin decoration to spine. Decorative endpapers. Subun-so Book Store stamp to front pastedown. Inscription by author to club on half title page. Red ownership stamps to front fly, half title over inscription (please see image), page 1 and rear fly. ; Large 12mo ; xx, 281, [i], [i] pages; Signed by Author; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . First Edition. View more info

Image for Costume of Turkey, illustrated by a series of engravings ; with  descriptions in English and French. Cotume de la Turquie; représenté en  soixante gravures, avec des explications en anglois et en françois.

Costume of Turkey, illustrated by a series of engravings ; with descriptions in English and French. Cotume de la Turquie; représenté en soixante gravures, avec des explications en anglois et en françois.

By: Octavien Dalvimart & William Alexander

Price: $2,250.00

Publisher: London, W. Miller: 1802

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3165

Condition: Very Good


London: W. Miller. Very Good. 1802. First Edition. Half verdant Morocco; ruled hubs; marbled boards. Deaccessioned from Summit County, Ohio non-circulating library, with minimal markings; none external & none of which affect the vibrantly colored plates or their margins. Hand colored title plus 60 hand-colored plates. Plate 21 "An Albanian" excised but present without loss. Light offset from plates to text. First issue with text watermarked "W Elgar 1796"; Additional images and further information provided upon request. ; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Ma... View more info

Contribution a l'étude des Armes Orientales inde et archipel malais. Précédée d'une notice de M. Raymond Koechlin Président du Conseil des Musées Nationaux. Two volume set. Tome Premier--Etudes; Tome Second--Catalogue

By: P. Holstein

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Albert Levy: 1931

Seller ID: 3866

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Albert Levy. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1931. Wraps. Large quartos; xxiii,317,36pl; 290,84pl pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

Image for Tuti-Nama Tales of a Parrot- Das Papageienbuch. Complete Colour Facsimile  Edition in Originial Size of the Manuscript in Possesion of the Cleveland  Museum of Art.

Tuti-Nama Tales of a Parrot- Das Papageienbuch. Complete Colour Facsimile Edition in Originial Size of the Manuscript in Possesion of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

By: Pramod Chandra

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Austria, Akademische Druck- und Verlags-Anstalt: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1671

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Austria: Akademische Druck- und Verlags-Anstalt. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1976. First Edition. Cloth. Ivory silk with gilts title to spine. 120 plates on coated stock. Light foxing to page ends and title page. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; [ii], 223, 120pl pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

Histoire de la Dynastie des Ming

By: Qianlong (Khian-Loung), Emperor of China (translated by M. l'Abbe Delamarre)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Paris, Benjamin Duprat: 1865

Seller ID: 2948

Condition: Very Good


Paris: Benjamin Duprat. Very Good. 1865. Hardcover. Recently bound in full brown morocco with blind tooling to front cover and gilt particulars and raised bands to spine. Gilt embellished foliated endpapers. Foxing throughout. Without previous owners' names or other markings. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; iv,448 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

Buddhist Cave Temples of India

By: R. S. Wauchope

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Calcutta General Print Co.: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3849

Condition: Very Good


Calcutta: Calcutta General Print Co.. Very Good. 1933. First Edition. Quarter red cloth over red paper. Some pages uncut. Fifty-one plates. A nice serviceable copy. ; Small 4to ; ix, 121 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . First Edition. View more info

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The Irrigation Works of India

By: Robert Burton Buckley

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London & New York, Bradbury, Agnew, & Co.: 1905

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2200

Condition: Very Good


London & New York: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co.. Very Good. 1905. Second Edition. With 5 pull-out maps, 5 pull-out illustrated diagrams & numerous other illustrations. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; xviii, 336, [iv] pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

Image for The Karunapundarika: Chapters I & II. A Dissertation in Oriental Studies.

The Karunapundarika: Chapters I & II. A Dissertation in Oriental Studies.

By: Royal W. Weiler

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Self-published: 1956

Seller ID: 3785

Condition: Very Good


Philadelphia: Self-published. Very Good. 1956. Black faux morocco cloth with original wraps bound in. With penciled decorations by Marjorie Weiler. Some occasional foxing. Corrections, editions and notations in red ink and pencil throughout. "Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy." ; 4to ; xc, 356, 6, 2, 4 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . View more info

Image for Illustrations of Japanese Life described by S Takashima. First edition  with 100 hand colored collotype plates in folio.

Illustrations of Japanese Life described by S Takashima. First edition with 100 hand colored collotype plates in folio.

By: S. Takashima, G. Ogawa

Price: $2,880.00

Publisher: Yokahoma, Hongkong, etc., Kelly & Walsh: 1896

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 3471

Condition: Fine


. Inset silk front & back pictorial panels with gilt filets. All edges gilt. 100 hand colored collotype plates. Not to be confused inaccurately described "circa" editions with less plates, nor the smaller format edition. Fine & crisp, as new copy without fading or wear, in publisher's disarticulated chitsu case.; Callotype; Folio 10.3x14.5 in; Please note this book will require additional postage.; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. First Edition. View more info

A Dictionary of Hindustani Proverbs: Including Many Marwari, Panjabi, Maggah, Bhojpuri and Tirhuti Proverbs, Sayings, Emblems, Aphorisms, Maxims and Similes

By: S. W. Fallon, Ph. D. Halle.

Price: $105.00

Publisher: Banaras, Medical Hall Press: 1886

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1821

Condition: Very Good


Banaras: Medical Hall Press. Very Good. 1886. First. Hardcover. Edited and revised by R.C. Temple, assisted by Lala Faqir Chand. Bookplate of De Guinzbourg [Victor De Guinzbourg], noted book collector and American military attaché to the UN. Original cloth, faded and rubbed. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. . First Edition. View more info