Category: Persia


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Morals for the Heart Conversations of Shaykh Nizam Ad-din Awliya Recorded By Amir Hasan Sijzi

By: Ad Din Awliya, Shaykh Nizam and Lawrence, Bruce B

Price: £26.50

Publisher: Paulist Press: 1992

Seller ID: 16648

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. View more info

The Faith and Practice of Al Ghazali

By: Al Ghazali and Watt, W Montgomery

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Oneworld: 2000

Seller ID: 16634

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

Classical Persian Literature

By: Arberry, A J

Price: £28.50

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16647

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. 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

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

Spoken Urdu A Course in Urdu Volume Three

By: Barker, Muhammad Abd al Rahman and Hamdani, Hasan Jahangir and Dihlavi, Khwaja and Rahman, Shafiqur

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Spoken Language Services Inc: 1976

Seller ID: 16692

221pp, soft covers, a little rubbed to the edges. Map. A light damp mark to the foredge, otherwise internally clean and tight. The third volume of the Urdu course, containing Urdu-English vocabularies and Finder lists and the general Index to the course. 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

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

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

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

Grammar of Modern Persian

By: Boyle, John Andrew

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz: 1966

Seller ID: 16575

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. View more info

The Sufi Path of Love The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi

By: Chittick, William C

Price: £14.50

Publisher: State University of New York Press: 1983

Seller ID: 16686

433pp, green soft covers with calligraphic ornament, with a light crease to one corner. Internally clean and tight. An accessible study of the poems of Rumi, including a survey of the basic Islamic and Sufi doctines concerning God and the world, and man's role in the cosmos. 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

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

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

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 Cur... 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

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

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 Reader in Modern Persian

By: Dresden, Mark J et al

Price: £24.50

Publisher: American Council of Learned Societies: 1958

Seller ID: 16660

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. 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

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

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

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

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