New York: Sept 16, 1939. Read More about Portrait photograph of Lin Yutang
Rome: Typis. Sac. Congreg. de Prop. Fide, 1789. Read More about Alphabetum Aethiopicum sive Gheez et Amhharicum, cum Oratione dominicali, Salutatione angelica,...
Rome: Typis. Sac. Congreg. de Prop. Fide, 1797. Read More about Alphabetum Arabicum una cum Oratione Dominicali, Salutatione Angelica et Symbolo fidei
Rome: Typis. Sac. Congreg. de Prop. Fide, 1787. Second, revised edition, following the 1776 first edition. Text rewritten, plate enlarged. Read More about Alphabetum Barmanorum seu regni Avensis. Editio altera emendatior
Rome: Typis. Sac. Congreg. de Prop. Fide, 1771. First edition. Read More about Alphabetum Brammhanicum seu Indostanum Universitatis Kasi
[Rome: Typis. Sac. Congreg. de Prop. Fide, n.d., 1809]. The last in the series of elegant type specimens of exotic languages issued by the Propaganda Press from the 1770s onward. Uncommon. Read More about Alphabetum Cophtum sive Aegyptiacum [Caption title
Rome: Typis. Sac. Congreg. de Prop. Fide, 1771. Read More about Alphabetum Graecum cum Oratione Dominicali, Salutatione Angelica, Symbolo Fidei, & Praeceptis...
Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1886. First Edition. On Aramaic loan words and phrases in classical Arabic.With the ownership signature of linguist and scholar of Jewish history, Max L. Margolis. Read More about Die aramäischen Fremdwörter im Arabischen … Eine von het Provinciaal Utrechtsch Genootschap...
Leipzig: Hinrich'sche Buchhandlung, 1896. First Edition. Read More about Assyrisches Handwörterbuch
Leipzig: F. C. W. Vogel, 1884. First Edition. Read More about Grammatik des Biblisch-Aramäischen. Mit einer kritischen Erörterung der aramäischen Wörter im...
London: John Murray, 1911. First edition thus. John Quinn’s Copy. The first three sections of this book were first published in 1880, and this edition adds a fourth section on "Basho and the Epigram." This was collector and patron John Quinn’s copy. Read More about Japanese Poetry
Parma: Dalla stamperia imperiale, 1807. From Abdalkader to Zoheir. Succinct biographical dictionary of classical Arabic authors in all fields, with notes of manuscripts in European libraries and printed editions. A standard work, widely cited by Schnurrer, who also notes de Rossi’s work, De Corano arabico (Parma, 1805); de Rossi also... Read More about Dizionario Storico degli Autori Arabi più celebri e delle principali loro 0pere
[Ethiopia: late 19th century]. A representative manuscript collection of miracles, including a selection of miracles of the Virgin Mary, and miracles of the saints George, Gabra Manfas Qeddus, and the archangel Michael; the sections record several names of those commissioning the manuscript, Walda Śellāsē, Ḫāyla Śellāsē, and Walda Tenśā'ē. The..... Read More about Ethiopic Manuscript Prayer Book on Vellum. [Miracles of the Virgin Mary and the Saints
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1917. First American edition. From Pound to a Friend by Way of John Quinn. INSCRIBED from collector and patron John Quinn to sculptor Gwen Baxter on the front free endpaper, “To Miss G. Baxter from John Quinn at the suggestion of Ezra Pound. June 29... Read More about ‘Noh’ or Accomplishment: A Study of the Classical Stage of Japan
Tokyo: Printed and Published by T. Hasegawa, Ca. 1896. Illustrated Japanese Crepe Book. Consists of 100 Japanese-folder pages of doubled crepe silk, each of the poems illuminated in colors with Japanese classic motifs after, or in the style of, famous artists, who are listed at the back. A lovely (and instructive) work. Read More about Poetical Greetings from the Far East: Japanese Poems from the German Adaption of Dr. Karl...
London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1961. One of 500 copies printed on Millbourn paper. Read More about Folk Tales and Fairy Stories from India
Rome: Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, 1967. Photomechanical reprint of the 1965 edition. Read More about Ugaritic Textbook. Analecta Orientalia 38. I. Grammar. II. Texts in Transliteration, Cuneiform...
Calcutta. From the library of Lafcadio Hearn. Signed on the diagonal by Hearn on ffep "Lafadio Hearn/ New Orleans 1885." With a long note signed by Mitchell McDonald, executor of Hearn's estate, indicating that this was one of 597 books from Hearn’s library surrendered to the estate by George M.... Read More about The Katha Spirit Sagara ... Translated from the Original Sanskrit
[Ottoman Empire: n.d., 19th century]. Handsome manscript theological and philosophical treatise in Turkish. Read More about Islamic Manuscript in Turkish
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1987. No. 800 of 800 copies, signed by the artist. Read More about In the Penal Colony. Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir
N. P: n.d. Eminent Harvard Professor of Sanscrit and Oriental scholar. From the autograph collection of Harry P. Kuhn Jr. Read More about Card signed "Charles R. Lanman"
London: Reeves and Turner, 1892. First edition. First edition of this noted translation of an Arabic verse romance.A.W. Lawrence’s “probably complete” inventory, Books at Clouds Hill, lists only a copy of the Gregynog Press edition of 1930 given him by Edward Garnett, but Lawrence clearly knew the work long before..... Read More about The Celebrated Romance of the Stealing of the Mare. Translated from the Original Arabic by Lady...
[Persia: 17th-18th century C.E.]. Attractive manuscript page, the central text in two horizontal panels and additional text filling the surrounding margins on the diagonal. Read More about Manuscript leaf from a Persian Anthology of Verse
London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. First UK edition. Read More about After the Banquet. Translated by Doanld Keene
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1957. First edition. With Advance Review slip laid in. Read More about Five Modern No Plays. Translated, with an Introduction, by Doanld Keene
New York: Alfred Knopf, 1957. First edition in English. Read More about Five Modern No Plays. Translated, with an Introduction, by Donald Keene