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1 Ad Din Awliya, Shaykh Nizam and Lawrence, Bruce B Morals for the Heart Conversations of Shaykh Nizam Ad-din Awliya Recorded By Amir Hasan Sijzi
Paulist Press 1992 080913280X / 9780809132805 Soft Cover Very Good 
Translated and annotated by Bruce B Lawrence, with an Introduction by Khaliq Ahmad Nizami and a Preface by Simon Digby. 404pp, illustrated softback covers, a very little rubbed to the edges of the spine. Internally clean and tight. The conversations of an Indian Muslim saint who died in 1325, recording his quest for God. Part of the Classics of Western Spirituality series. 
Price: 26.50 GBP
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2 Al Ghazali and Watt, W Montgomery The Faith and Practice of Al Ghazali
Oneworld 2000 1851680624 / 9781851680627 Soft Cover As New 
Translated and with an Introduction by W Montgomery Watt. 176pp, illustrated softback covers. A very clean, tight, copy. The spiritual autobiography, and thoughts on the right conduct of life, of one of Islam's most influential early theologians and Sufi mystic who lived fron 1058 - 1111. 
Price: 4.50 GBP
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3 Arberry, A J Classical Persian Literature
George Allen & Unwin 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
464pp, dustjacket with loss to the edges. One small mark to Contents page, otherwise internally clean. Classical Persian literature from Firdausi circa 1000 to the death of Jami in 1492, including Hafiz, Sa'di, Nizami and Rumi. 
Price: 28.50 GBP
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4 Aryanpour, Amiraschraf and Sang, Asa and Mortazawi, Hadi and Aryanpour, Semira Deutsch Persisches Worterbuch
Kamangir Verlag 1992 Hard Cover Fair Fair 
A German- Persian dictionary. A very heavy book of 1244pp, so heavy that the spine has cracked in two places and been repaired with tape. Dustjacket with a little wear to the edges. One page corner has been miscut by the printer, leading to a little loss, but othewise the book is complete and internally clean. Includes the loose leaf supplement. A suitable 'working copy' only of a rare book. 
Price: 18.50 GBP
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5 Bashiri, Iraj Persian for Beginners Third Edition Pronunciation and Writing
Burgess Publishing Company 1972 0808740563 / 9780808740568 Soft Cover Very Good 
Large format. 111pp, soft covers with a little wear to the spine. Internally clean and tight. Pronuncing and writing Persian - the sounds, the writing system, the alphabet etc. 
Price: 14.50 GBP
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6 Boyce, Mary A Persian Stronghold of Zoroastrianism Based on the Ratanbai Katrak Lectures 1975
Oxford 1977 019826531X / 9780198265313 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
284pp, complete illustrated dustjacket with a very little wear to the top corners. B + w photographs. A clean copy. An account of a year spent by the author in the Zoroastrian village of Sharifabad in Iran. A unique study of Zoroastrian life. 
Price: 138.50 GBP
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7 Boyle, John Andrew Grammar of Modern Persian
Otto Harrassowitz 1966 Soft Cover Poor 
111pp, buff soft covers with a couple of marks. Some notes and highlighting to the text and the vocabulary, and one section of the binding loose, though complete - sold as a suitable 'working copy' only. Part of the Porta Linguarum Orientalum series. 
Price: 4.50 GBP
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8 Christensen, Arthur Contes Persanes En Langue Populaire Publies Avec Un Traduction et Des Notes
Copenhagen Bianco Lunos Bogtrykkeri 1918 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
130pp, bound in blue paper covered boards with cloth spine with paper title label. Previous owner's name to lower corner of title page, a light mark to one margin, not affecting the text, otherwise internally very clean. Text in French and Persian script. 53 stories, mainly told to the author by Sayyid Mu'allim circa 1914 . 
Price: 27.50 GBP
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9 Curzon, George Nathaniel Curzon's Persia
Sidgwick & Jackson 1986 0283997427 / 9780283997426 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
Full size book of 192pp, with illustrated softback covers with a little rubbing to the edges. Previous owner's address label to a corner of the flyleaf, otherwise internally clean and tight. A selection of chapters from Curzon's 1892 classic Persia and the Persian Question, concentrating on the travel rather than the politics, illustrated with Curzon's own photographs, editied and with an Introduction by Peter King. Comes with a separate article by Derek Linstrum on Curzon and the Indian Monuments. 
Price: 5.50 GBP
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10 Dresden, Mark J et al A Reader in Modern Persian
American Council of Learned Societies 1958 Hard Cover Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
A heavy book of 399pp with blue boards in a laminated library cover. Introduction in English, and the text in latin and persian script with an English translation. Ex library reserve stock - a couple of stamps, some pencil notes. Units prepared originally as teaching materials for the US Air Force Institute of Technology and Foreign Service Institute. A suitable 'working copy' of a rare book. 
Price: 24.50 GBP
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11 Farahani, Mirza Mohammad Hosayn and Farmayan, Hafez and Elton, Daniel L A Shi'ite Pilgrimage to Mecca 1885 - 1886 The Safaarnameh of Mirza Mohammad Hosayn Farahani
University of Texas 1990 0292776225 / 9780292776227 Soft Cover Very Good 
A large, heavy book of 380pp with illustrated softback covers, a little rubbed to the corners.B + w illustrations and maps. Internally clean and tight. A memoir of the pilgrimage to Mecca with a wealth of social and economic observation by a well educated observant Iranian gentleman, edited translated and annotated by Hafez Farmayan and Elton L Daniel. 
Price: 18.50 GBP
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12 Farid al-Din Attar and Arberry, A J Muslim Saints and Mystics Episodes from the Tadhkirat al-Auliya Memorial of the Saints By Farid al Din Attar
Malaysia Thinker's Library 1996 9676900966 / 9789676900968 Hard Cover As New 
Translated by A J Arberry. 287pp, laminated hard covers. A very clean copy. The Tahkirat al-Auliya tells the life stories of 96 Sufi Masters, illustrating their wisdom and teaching. 
Price: 46.50 GBP
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13 Fekete, L Einfuhrung in Die Persische Palaographie 101 Persiche Dokumente Aus Dem Nachlass Des Verfassers Herausgegeben Von G Hazai
Budapest Akademiai Kiado 1977 9630501236 / 9789630501231 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Text in German. A large, heavy book of 594pp plus 242 b + w photographs of the documents. Red cloth covered boards. Dustjacket with a little wear to the top edge, which has clear tape strengthening. Internally very clean. 
Price: 124.50 GBP
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14 Frye, Richard N The Golden Age of Persia The Arabs in the East
Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1988 0297793802 / 9780297793809 Soft Cover Good 
290pp, including Index. Illustrated softback covers. A couple of chapters have pencil marking, otherwise clean and tight. After the conquest of Persia in the mid 7th century, the mutually enriching fusion of the traditions of Iran and the culture of Islam during the seventh to the tenth centuries, and the continuity of Iranian culture in all its aspects. 
Price: 3.50 GBP
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15 Hafez Selected Sonnets from the Divan of Hafez
Tehran Eghbal 1985 0934211043 / 9780934211048 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Ali Nasajpor and Ustad Khosh Nevis Zadeh 
Laminated illustrated boards, a little rubbed to the corners of the spine. Preface by Farshid Eghbal. Text of the sonnets in Persian and in the 1897 English translation of Gertrude Bell. Cover miniature and illustrations by Ustad Khosh-nevis-zadeh and inside minaitures by Ali Nasajpor. Calligraphy by Hosein Khosravi. A clean copy of an attractive edition from Tehran. 
Price: 14.50 GBP
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16 Hafez and Boylan, Michael and Clarke, Wilberforce Hafez Dance of Life
Mage 1988 0934211043 / 9780934211048 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Hossein Zenderoudi 
Square format. 107pp, beige cloth covered boards. Illustrated dustjacket with some wear to the edges. Colour illustrations. Internally clean. The verse translations are by Michael Boylan and the prose translations by H W Clarke. Newly calligraphed Qazvini/Ghani text by Amir Hossein Tabnak. 
Price: 34.50 GBP
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17 Hafiz and Ahmad, Nazir and Na'ini, S M Reza Jalali Diwan E Hafiz Divan
Teheran 1983 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
The Divan of Hafiz, edited by Nazir Ahmad and S M Reza Jalali Na'ini. Text entirely in Persian. A very large, heavy book in yellow cloth covered boards. Internally very clean. Said on a card found in the book to be based on a manuscript of AD 1421, containing 435 ghazals. A rare book. 
Price: 46.50 GBP
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18 Hourani, Albert A History of the Arab Peoples
Faber 1991 0571133789 / 9780571133789 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
551pp, the paper browning a little with age, complete illustrated dustjacket, a very little rubbed to the corners. Maps, Tables, Notes etc. A clean copy. Comes with a newspaper obituary of the author, and reviews of the book. The history of the arab peoples from the seventh century to recent times. 
Price: 15.50 GBP
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19 Ibn 'Ata'illah and Kwaja Abdullah Ansari The Book of Wisdom Intimate Conversations
Paulist Press 1978 0809121824 / 9780809121823 Soft Cover Fine 
Part of the Classics of Western Spirituality series, with a Preface by Annemarie Schimmel. Introduction, translation and Notes of the Book of Wisdom by Victor Danner and of Intimate Conversations by Wheeler M Thackston. 233pp, illustrated softback covers with one crease to the back corner. A clean, tight copy. The author of the Book of Wisdom was a Sufi saint of 13th century Egypt. Ansari is one of the major writers of Persian mystical literature. 
Price: 15.50 GBP
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20 Iqbal, Sir Muhammad and Arberry, A J Javid Nama
George Allen & Unwin 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Translated from the Persian with Introduction and Notes by A J Arberry. 151pp, priceclipped dustjacket with a couple of closed tears to the edges. A small scrape mark to the corner of the flyleaf where a sticker or name has been removed, otherwise internally very clean. The author's greatest poem, of a heavenly journey, in an English translation requested by UNESCO. 
Price: 26.50 GBP
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