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1 Bird, Isabella Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan II
Virago 1989 185381055X / 9781853810558 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
Introduction by Shusha Guppy. 399p, the edges browning a little with age. Illustrated softback covers. B + w illustrations. Internally clean and tight. The second part of the author's challenging journey to Trebizond, first published in 1891 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 Curtis, Vesta Sarkhosh and Stewart, Sarah (eds) Birth of the Persian Empire Volume I
I B Tauris 2005 1845110625 / 9781845110628 First Edition Hard Cover As New Fine 
147pp, complete illustrated dustjacket,` with a very rubbing little to the front top corner. B + w illustrations. A very clean copy. 6 essays by scholars on the formation of the Persian empire under Cyrus, Avestan Geography, Achmaenids and the Avesta, the contribution of the Magi, the history of the idea of Iran, Iron age Iran and the transition to the Achaemenid Period etc. Vol I of the Idea of Iran series. 
Price: 34.50 GBP
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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 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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11 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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12 Keddie, Nikki R An Islamic Response to Imperialism Political and Religious Writings of Sayyid Jamal Ad Din Al Afghani
University of California 1983 0520047745 / 9780520047747 Soft Cover Very Good 
Revised edition. 212pp, laminated soft covers, a little rubbed to the corners. Internally clean and tight. Jamal ad Din's life, and translations of his works, including the Refutation of the Materialists, translated from the Persian. 
Price: 18.50 GBP
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13 Kelly, Laurence Diplomacy and Murder in Tehran Alexander Griboyedov and Imperial Russia's Mission to the Shah of Persia
I B Tauris 2002 186064869X / 9781860648694 Soft Cover Very Good 
A large paperback of 314pp. Illustrated softback covers, lightly creased to the top corners. Colour and b + w illustrations. Maps. Internally clean and tight. Biography - the dramatic life of the talented diplomat Alexander Griboyedov, murdered in Tehran in 1829, and the social and literary life of St Petersburg and Moscow. 
Price: 4.50 GBP
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14 Kitab Adab al Muridin and Milson, Menahem (ed) A Sufi Rule for Novices An Abridged Translation
Harvard 1975 0674854004 / 9780674854000 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
An abridged translation with an Introduction by Menahem Milson. 93pp, complete dustacket, a little worn to the corners and faded to the spine. Small college ownership stamp to verso of title page, otherwise internally clean. The first translation of a 12th century guide to the Sufi way of life. 
Price: 18.50 GBP
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15 Lambton, Ann K S Persian Vocabulary
Cambridge 1985 0521091543 / 9780521091541 Soft Cover Very Good 
394pp, the paper browning a little with age, soft covers with clear tape strengthening to the front bottom corner. Internally clean and tight. Persian-English and English-Persian sections with a wide range of the more common words and phrases. 
Price: 18.50 GBP
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16 Levy, Reuben The Persian Language
Hutchinson 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
125pp, Including Index. Grey dustjacket with wear to the front edge and tape strengthening. Endpaper map. Internally clean. The structure of modern Persian, how it conveys meaning and its special characteristics, introduced by a brief account of Persia and its people. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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17 Lindholm, Charles The Islamic Middle East an Historical Anthropology
Blackwell 1996 1557864209 / 9781557864208 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
A heavy book of 324pp. Complete dustjacket. B + w illustrations. A clean copy.The origins and evolution of Islam, and its relationship with the cultures and customs of the Middle East and Arab, Persian and Turkish society. 
Price: 28.50 GBP
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18 Madani, Mir Hamid Elementarbuch Der Persischen Sprache Band II
Ebermannstadt 1992 3980156516 / 9783980156516 Soft Cover Very Good 
A large softback 377pp. Green soft covers, a little curled to the corners, with a couple of light marks. Internally clean and tight. The second part of the Persian grammar course, written in German. 
Price: 36.50 GBP
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19 Massignon, Louis The Passion of Al Hallaj Mystic and Martyr of Islam
Princeton 1982 0691019193 / 9780691019192 Soft Cover Fine 
Part of the Bollingen Series. Abridged edition, translated and edited by Herbert Mason, with a new Preface. 292pp, illustrated softback covers. A clean, tight copy. The life and teaching of the tenth century Sufi mystic and martyr, in the milieu of early Islamic civilization 
Price: 15.50 GBP
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20 Matheson, Sylvia A Persia An Archaeological Guide
Faber 1976 0571048889 / 9780571048885 Soft Cover Very Good 
Revised second edition. 358pp, including Index, illustrated softback covers, a little rubbed to the edges. B + w illustrations. Previous owner's address sticker to the flyleaf, a couple of handwritten notes to the Index, otherwise internally clean and tight. A guide to the most significant of Iran's many archaeological and historic sites. 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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