Books on Central Asia at Archway Books


Azimov, Iskander.  Decorative Painting of Uzbekistan  Tashkent: Gafur Gulyam Literature and Art Publishing House, 1987.  Cloth quarto;144 pages; 142 color photos; full text and captions in Uzbek, Russian, and English; fine condition, dust jacket slightly bumped at spine extremities. Survey of decorative painting in Uzbekistan from the 6th century to the present, primarily on buildings. Fortunately there is almost none from the Soviet period.        $22.50

Bossert, Helmuth.  Peasant Art of Europe and Asia  New York: Praeger, 1966.  Cloth folio; 16 text pages; 44 plates including 28 in color; very good condition in lightly soiled and worn jacket. Last of the four parts of Bossert's monumental work on European and Asian folk art to be published in English. Textile, ceramic, and other practical folk art, primarily from eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union        $25.00

Brough, John.  The Gandhari Dharmapada  Motilal Banarsidass: Delhi, 2001.  Cloth quarto; 19 pages, 24 b&w photo plates; very good condition with dust jacket. Detailed exposition of the oldest known Indian text, discovered near Khotan in 1892        $35.00

Caroe, Olaf.  Soviet Empire: The Turks of Central Asia and Stalinism  London: Macmillan, 1953.  Cloth octavo, 300 pages; very good condition in price-clipped jacket that has light wear along botom edge. Informative and detailed account of Central Asia at mid-century.        $30.00

Caroe, Olaf.  Soviet Empire: The Turks of Central Asia and Stalinism  London: Macmillan, 1953.  Cloth octavo, 300 pages; very good condition excpet for some chipping and closed tears to dust jacket. Informative and detailed account of Central Asia at mid-century.        $30.00

Dames, M. Longworth.  Popular Poetry of the Baloches  London: Folk-Lore Society, 1907.  Cloth octavo, original binding, two volumes in one; xxxix, 204, 224; light foxing to first five leaves, otherwise fine condition. Collection of transliterated Baluchi texts with translations. Published in an edition of 1000, of which 700 were issued with title page of the Folk-Lore Society and 300 with title page of the Royal Asiatic Society        $125.00

Dubeux, Louis et al.  Tartarie, Beloutchistan, Boutan et Nˇpal; Afghanistan  Paris: Firmin Didot, 1848 .  Octavo, later half morocco; 388, 79 pages; 25 engraved plates , 1 folding map (lacks map of Turquestan); very good condition. From the "L'Univers" series.        $75.00

Huc, Evariste.  Travels in Tartary  New York: Knopf, 1927.  Cloth octavo; 229 pages; very good condition in chipped dust jacket. Abridged translation of the first volume of Huc's "Souvenirs d'un Voyage dans la Tartarie, le Thibet, et la Chine pendant les Annees 1844-1846." As such it covers only the Mongolian travels of Huc and his fellow priest Gabet.        $30.00

Husain, Asad.  British India's relations with the Kingdom of Nepal, 1857-1947  London: Allen and Unwin, 1970 .  Cloth octavo; 408 pages; fine condition with jacket; inscribed by the author.        $20.00

Mackenzie, David.  The Lion of Tashkent: The Career of General M.G. Cherniaev  Athens: University of Georgia, 1974.  Cloth octavo, 267 pages, maps, fine in lightly soiled jacket with a few tiny tape-reinforced tears. Thorough biography of the conqueror of Tashkent, governor of Turkestan, and controversial figure in the Pan-Slavic movement.        $40.00

Manchuria, Land of Opportunities  New York: South Manchuria Railway, 1922.  Cloth octavo; 113 pages;60 b&w photo plates; foldout map; light cover wear and soil, two plates formerly stuck together and roughly separated, occasional light foxing. Typical propaganda of the period: "The progress that has taken place since the railroad hsa been under the control of the Japanese has been phenomenal."        $12.50

Marshall, John.  A Guide to Taxila  Delhi: Government of India, 1936.  Cloth octavo; 154 pages; b&w photo plates, fold-out maps; very good condition. Archaeological guide to the ruins of Taxila, ancient city in present-day Pakistan that was conquered by Alexander and subsequently became a center of Buddhist monasteries and Gandharan culture until its destruction by the "White Huns" in 455.        $32.50

Mongait, Alexander.  Archaeology in the USSR  Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1959.  Cloth quarto; 429 pages; b&w photo plates and text illustrations; very good condition in lightly chipped jacket. Detailed survey of the subject, concentrating on Asia, with much on the Caucasus, Siberia, and Central Asia        $17.50

Pttinger, George.  The Afghan Connection: The Extraordinary Adventures of Major Eldred Pottinger  Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1983.  Cloth octavo; 239 pages; very good condition with dust jacket        $30.00

Sarkar, H..  Studies in Early Buddhist Architecture of India  Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 1966.  Cloth quarto; vi, 120 pages; 12 b&w photo plates, fold out plan; very good in lightly worn jacket.        $20.00

Ullah, Khwaja Neamet.  History of the Afghans  London: Susil Gupta, 1965 .  Cloth octavo; xv, 184, viii, 131 pages; fine condition with dust jacket. reprint of 1829-36 London edition. Written about 1610 CE, this was the first Afghan history translated into English.        $45.00

Vladimirtsov, B..  Le Regime Social des Mongols: Le Feodalisme Nomade  Paris: Adrien-Maisonneuve, 1948.  Quarto waps, 291 pages, foldout map; pages yellowing, waps slightly chipped, otherwise very good condition        $50.00

Waldschmidt, Ernst.  Gandhara, Kutscha, Turfan: eine Einfuhrung in die fruhmittelalterliche Kunst Zentralasiens  Leipzig: Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1925.  Cloth octavo; 115 pages; 66 b&w plates; light wear and cover soil. Introduction to art of Gandhara and Sogdia        $40.00

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