Category: Persia


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The Faith and Practice of Al Ghazali

By: Al Ghazali and Watt, W Montgomery

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Oneworld: 2000

Seller ID: 16634

ISBN: 1851680624

Condition: 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. View more info

Persian Poems An Anthology of Verse Translations

By: Arberry, A J (ed)

Price: £16.50

Publisher: Dent: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17038

Condition: Very Good

First Everyman edition, edited by A J Arberry. 239pp, complete dustjacket, a little rubbed to the top of the spine. A couple of very small spots of foxing to the foredge, otherwise internally very clean. Includes Omar Khayyam, lyrics, odes, epics etc. View more info

Deutsch Persisches Worterbuch

By: Aryanpour, Amiraschraf and Sang, Asa and Mortazawi, Hadi and Aryanpour, Semira

Price: £18.50

Publisher: Kamangir Verlag: 1992

Seller ID: 16659

Condition: 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. View more info

Persian for Beginners Third Edition Pronunciation and Writing

By: Bashiri, Iraj

Price: £14.50

Publisher: Burgess Publishing Company: 1972

Seller ID: 16636

ISBN: 0808740563

Condition: 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. View more info

A Persian Stronghold of Zoroastrianism Based on the Ratanbai Katrak Lectures 1975

By: Boyce, Mary

Price: £138.50

Publisher: Oxford: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16572

ISBN: 019826531X

Condition: Fine

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. View more info

The Cambridge History of Iran Vol 5 The Saljuq and Mongol Periods

By: Boyle, J A (ed)

Price: £72.00

Publisher: Cambridge: 1968

Seller ID: 16685

ISBN: 052106936X

Condition: Fine

A heavy book of 763p. Complete dustjacket, a little worn to the edges of the spine. B + w illustrations. Internally very clean. This volume studies the period between the 11th and thirteenth centuries, the rise and decline of the Saljuqs, the Mongol invasion and the establishment of the Mongol regime. View more info

Contes Persanes En Langue Populaire Publies Avec Un Traduction et Des Notes

By: Christensen, Arthur

Price: £27.50

Publisher: Copenhagen, Bianco Lunos Bogtrykkeri: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16577

Condition: 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 . View more info

The Tragedy of Sohrab and Rostam from the Persian National Epic the Shahname of Abol-Qasem Ferdowsi

By: Clinton, Jerome W

Price: £12.50

Publisher: University of Washington Press: 1987

Seller ID: 16688

ISBN: 0295965827

Condition: Very Good

4190pp, illustrated soft covers, a very little rubbed to the corners. Introduction in English, and English verse translation and Persian text on facing pages. Internally clean and tight. View more info

Curzon's Persia

By: Curzon, George Nathaniel

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16627

ISBN: 0283997427

Condition: 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. View more info

Epic and Sedition The Case of Ferdowsi's Shahnameh

By: Davis, Dick

Price: £26.50

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16690

ISBN: 155728251X

Condition: Fine

222pp, complete illustrated dustjacket with acrease to the front turnover flap. Traces of a paperclip indent to the flyleaf, otherwsie internally very clean. The author argues that the great Persian epic poem Shahnameh is far more than a patrotic record of kingly deeds. Text and Notes in English, Appendix in Persian. View more info

Persian Sufi Poetry An Introduction to the Mystical Use of Classical Poems

By: De Bruijn, J T P

Price: £19.50

Publisher: Curzon: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16691

ISBN: 0700703128

Condition: Very Good

142pp, illustrated softback covers with a light crease to the spine. Internally clean and tight. A readable introduction to Persian Islamic Sufi poetry, including the development of of the tradition, the relation of Sufism and literature, and the four main genres - the epigram, the homiletic poem, love poetry and symbolic narrative. View more info

A Shi'ite Pilgrimage to Mecca 1885 - 1886 The Safaarnameh of Mirza Mohammad Hosayn Farahani

By: Farahani, Mirza Mohammad Hosayn and Farmayan, Hafez and Elton, Daniel L

Price: £18.50

Publisher: University of Texas: 1990

Seller ID: 16579

ISBN: 0292776225

Condition: 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. View more info

Muslim Saints and Mystics Episodes from the Tadhkirat al-Auliya Memorial of the Saints By Farid al Din Attar

By: Farid al-Din Attar and Arberry, A J

Price: £46.50

Publisher: Malaysia, Thinker's Library: 1996

Seller ID: 16583

ISBN: 9676900966

Condition: 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. View more info

Einfuhrung in Die Persische Palaographie 101 Persiche Dokumente Aus Dem Nachlass Des Verfassers Herausgegeben Von G Hazai

By: Fekete, L

Price: £124.50

Publisher: Budapest, Akademiai Kiado: 1977

Seller ID: 16639

ISBN: 9630501236

Condition: 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. View more info

The Cambridge History of Iran Vol 1 The Land of Iran

By: Fisher, W B

Price: £72.00

Publisher: Cambridge: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16683

ISBN: 0521069351

Condition: Fine

A heavy book of 784p. Complete dustjacket, a little rubbed to the corners.Fold out map, b + w photographs, and illustrations in the text. Internally very clean. The first volume of eight, this volume sets the scene - the geography, geology, anthropology, economic life, flora and fauna of Persia, shaping human activity. View more info

The Cambridge History of Iran Vol 4 From The Arab Invasion to the Saljuqs

By: Frye, R N (ed)

Price: £72.00

Publisher: Cambridge: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16684

ISBN: 0521200938

Condition: Very Good

A heavy book of 734p. Priceclipped dustjacket has been strengthened with clear tape to the top of the spine. Colour and b + w photographs, and illustrations in the text. An initial stamped on the title page, otherwise internally very clean. This volume studies the period from the Arab conquests to the Saljuq expansion, in particular the transition from Zoroastrianism to Islam, the uniting under one rule and the flowering of the Persian language and the arts. View more info

The Golden Age of Persia The Arabs in the East

By: Frye, Richard N

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1988

Seller ID: 16546

ISBN: 0297793802

Condition: 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. View more info

Selected Sonnets from the Divan of Hafez

By: Hafez

Price: £14.50

Publisher: Tehran, Eghbal: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16668

ISBN: 0934211043

Condition: Fine

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. View more info

Hafez Dance of Life

By: Hafez and Boylan, Michael and Clarke, Wilberforce

Price: £34.50

Publisher: Mage: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16539

ISBN: 0934211043

Condition: Very Good

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. View more info

Diwan E Hafiz Divan

By: Hafiz and Ahmad, Nazir and Na'ini, S M Reza Jalali

Price: £46.50

Publisher: Teheran, 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16662

Condition: Very Good

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. View more info