TomFolio.com Home Independent Dealers
For those who care about books!  
HOME CODE OF ETHICS BOOKDEALERS BROWSE BOOKS ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES DETAILED SEARCH VIEW CART
 Other Areas
Advanced Search
Browse Book Categories
Antiques Collectibles
Browse by Dealer
Author Autographs
Author Awards
Author Biographies
Author Pseudonyms
Collecting Information
Glossary of Terms
Publisher Information
Customer Account
Account Log-out
Help
Contact Us
About TomFolio
For Bookdealers
Code of Ethics
Secure Shopping
Privacy Statement
Legal Information
Become a Member
Members Only

 Search Items
By Author:

By Title:

By Keywords:

By ISBN:

Advanced Search
Tom
  
Books, Periodicals, Ephemera Categories
Category: All Categories: History: Asia: Iran (Persia)
29 items found.   List items by:   Author     Title     Publisher
1.
Amanat, Abbas:  
Pivot of the Universe : Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar and the Iranian Monarchy, 1831-1896

Publisher: London, I B Tauris Publishers, 1997. (1st Edition).
xxiv + 536pp with map, genealogical tables, and b/w illus. "When he was assassinated in 1896, Nasir al-Din Shah had sat on the Peacock Throne for nearly half a century. A colourful, complex figure, he is frequently portrayed as capricious and indulgent. Yet he was in many ways an effective ruler who displayed remarkable resilience during his long reign in the face of dilemmas and vulnerabilities shared by most monarchs of the Islamic world in the nineteenth century. In this book, the first in English about Nasir al-Din Shah, Abbas Amanat gives us both a biography of the man and an analysis of the institution of monarchy in modern Iran. Amanat poses a fundamental question : how did monarchy, the centrepiece of an ancient political order, withstand and adjust to the challneges of modern times, both at home and abroad ? Nasir al-Din Shah's life and career, his upbringing and personality, and his political conduct provide remarkable material for answering this question. By examining the way Nasir al-Din Shah was transformed from an insecure crown price and later an erratic boy-king in the 1840's and 50's into a ruler with substantial control over his government and foreign policy in the 1860's and beyond, Amanat explores a pattern in the consolidation of traditional monarchies as they accomodated themselves to the forces of modernity. Based on extensive archival research in both public and private collections, illustrated with drawings and photographs from the period, (this book) offers a fresh interpretation of the evolution of monarchy in modern times as it interacted with the institutions of government, the society at large, and Western powers. The social and cultural themes first evident in Nasir al-Din Shah's reign - especially Iran's position in the Islamic world and its encounter with Western powers - have shaped the course of Iranian history since his death." Fine (new) cond : fine (new) cond d/w. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches

Appr.: | AUD 14.79 CAD 15.00 EUR 10.33 GBP 9.00 JPY 1,395.00 MXN 174.38 ZAR 146.84 

Purchase direct from: Keeble Antiques. Item number: 4167.
    
US$13.95
Order From Dealer
2.
Benn, Edith Fraser  
An Overland Trek from India by Side-saddle, Camel, and Rail: the Record of a Journey from Baluchistan to Europe

Publisher: Mansfield Center, Conn., Martino, c2008.
xv, 343 p., front., 47 plates, index, 80 illustrations, large folding colored map of the route from Quetta to Queenboro. "This is an entirely personal narrative, not originally intended for publication. The greater part deals with residence and travel in Persia, and as the writer's husband, Major Benn, occupied an official position there, she had peculiar opportunities for gathering knowledge about the country and its people. The authoress was a most courageous traveler in her time." Travels in Baluchistan, Seistan, Persia, Baku and Constantinople. Facsimile reprint of London, Longmans: 1909 edition. Fine, new from publisher / no dj. Stock#1407x.

Appr.: | AUD 95.44 CAD 96.77 EUR 66.67 GBP 52.94 JPY 9,000.00 MXN 1,125.00 ZAR 947.37 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 1407.
    
US$90.00
Order From Dealer
3.
Bill, James A.  
The Eagle and the Lion, the Tragedy of American-Iranian Relations.

Publisher: New Haven, Yale UP [1988].
xiii, 520 p.; photos, index; 23.5 cm. From 1953 when the CIA engineered a coup, through years with the Shah, the Ayatollahs, the embassy taken hostage, and secret arms sales, it's a story out of fiction. Stock# 31,722. Vg/ paper.

Appr.: | AUD 15.91 CAD 16.13 EUR 11.11 GBP 8.82 JPY 1,500.00 MXN 187.50 ZAR 157.89 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 31722.
    
US$15.00
Order From Dealer
4.
Draper, Theodore, 1912-2006.  
A Very Thin Line : the Iran-Contra affairs / Theodore Draper.

Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, c1991..
xi, 690 p. : illus. ; index, 24 cm. In order to fund an illegal war in Nicaragua, the Reagan administration conducted sales of arms to Iran. Bibliography (p. 611-612). NEU063. Vg / dj vg. .

Appr.: | AUD 21.21 CAD 21.51 EUR 14.81 GBP 11.76 JPY 2,000.00 MXN 250.00 ZAR 210.53 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: NEU063.
    
US$20.00
Order From Dealer
5.
Edwards, Edward.  
A Catalogue of the Persian Printed Books in the British Museum.

Publisher: London, British Museum, 1922; reprint Martino 2003.
Describes 6000 printed items including books in the Persian language, translations of Persian books into European languages, and bibliographies and writings on Persian literature. Includes general and subject indexes. Besterman 4760. Oversize 8vo, viii, 968 columns; binder's cloth; new from the publisher. (1383x).

Appr.: | AUD 79.53 CAD 80.65 EUR 55.56 GBP 44.12 JPY 7,500.00 MXN 937.50 ZAR 789.47 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 1383.
    
US$75.00
Order From Dealer
6.
English, Barbara  
The War for a Persian Lady

Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971 1st ed..
192pp. violet cloth 8vo: near Fine in a Good+ dj [cover cloth is very faintly faded @ spine; else nrF; dj = chipped @ slightly torn @ spine ends; chipped @ corners; few other edge tears, incl. 1/2-in. notched loss @ tail edge of back cover panel; else G+]

Appr.: | AUD 5.29 CAD 5.37 EUR 3.70 GBP 2.94 JPY 499.00 MXN 62.38 ZAR 52.53 

Purchase direct from: Auldfarran Books, IOBA. Item number: 2139.
    
US$4.99
Order From Dealer
7.
Faramarz Ghani  
From Pasargadae to Darab (Archaeological sites in Fars (II))
 Picture
Publisher: Farhangsara (Yassavoli) 1997-01-01.
Condition: Very Good. Jacket condition: /Good+. Hardcover. ISBN: 9643060500. First Edition. VG/GOOD+. *Text in English and Farsi. Off-white photo-illustrated jacket, dust jacket in archival plastic protector. Approx. 9.5'' x 12'', closed tears to top of corners jacket, light shelf wear otherwise.

Once Read Books, cover scan available - just ask, OnceReadBooks com

Orders shipped via USPS.

Appr.: | AUD 37.12 CAD 37.63 EUR 25.93 GBP 20.59 JPY 3,500.00 MXN 437.50 ZAR 368.42 

Purchase direct from: Once Read Books. Item number: 314725.

    
US$35.00
Order From Dealer
8.
Frye, Richard N.  
The Heritage of Persia

Publisher: Cleveland, World [1963]..
xvii, 301 p., index, 4 maps, plates; (126 illus.) 24.5 cm. A history of Persia through the conquest by Islam in the 10th century. Stock #29,629. Good+/ no dj. Ancient Near Eastern history, culture.

Appr.: | AUD 21.21 CAD 21.51 EUR 14.81 GBP 11.76 JPY 2,000.00 MXN 250.00 ZAR 210.53 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 29629.
    
US$20.00
Order From Dealer
9.
Gvilava, Otar  
Iranis mt'avrobis c'entralizatoruli politika da momt'abare tomebis problema, XX saukunis 20-iani clebi/ Ot'ar Gvilava; Sak'art' velos SSR mec'nierebat a Akad. G. Ceret'lis sax.

Publisher: Tbilisi: Mec'niereba, 1981.
260 p. In Georgian language and characters with Russian summary (p.229-235). On Iranian politics and history in the 1920's and 30's and the trend towards central control. Stock #25977. Vg/no dj. Iran History Middle East

Appr.: | AUD 26.51 CAD 26.88 EUR 18.52 GBP 14.71 JPY 2,500.00 MXN 312.50 ZAR 263.16 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 25977.
    
US$25.00
Order From Dealer
10.
Hinckley, Helen (map by Ben Einhorn)  
*SIGNED* The Land and People of Iran
 Picture
Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Philadelphia and New York 1964.
Condition: Good. 6. Jacket condition: /Good. Hardcover. Signed. *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Helen Hinckley at the bottom of a hand-written note on the fly page. Not is not addressed. Blue photo-illustrated jacket, dust jacket in archival plastic protector. Small chips to corners and edges of jacket, price-clipped jacket flaps, faded, shelf wear, original book store sticker interior front cover.

Once Read Books, cover scan available - just ask, OnceReadBooks com

Orders shipped via USPS.

Appr.: | AUD 7.37 CAD 7.47 EUR 5.15 GBP 4.09 JPY 695.00 MXN 86.88 ZAR 73.16 

Purchase direct from: Once Read Books. Item number: 313856.

    
US$6.95
Order From Dealer
11.
Hoveyda, Fereydoun  
The Fall of the Shah

Publisher: N.Y., Wyndham, 1980.
221 p. 22 cm. An account of the fall of the Shah in 1979 by a former Iranian ambassador to the United Nations. Stock# 31,735. Vg/ dj vg.

Appr.: | AUD 10.60 CAD 10.75 EUR 7.41 GBP 5.88 JPY 1,000.00 MXN 125.00 ZAR 105.26 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 31735.
    
US$10.00
Order From Dealer
12.
Iran Teachers Association  
Mehregan: An Iranian Journal of Culture and Politics

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Iran Teachers Association, 1999..
389, 5 p., 23 cm.Volume 7, numbers 3 & 4, Fall 1998/ Winter 1999. In Arabic. There is a list of articles with brief biographies of authors in English. Stock# 36,307. Vg/ paper.

Appr.: | AUD 10.60 CAD 10.75 EUR 7.41 GBP 5.88 JPY 1,000.00 MXN 125.00 ZAR 105.26 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 36307.
    
US$10.00
Order From Dealer
13.
Isfandiyari, Halah (Haleh Esfandiari)  
Reconstructed Lives: Women and Iran's Islamic Revolution

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Woodrow Wilson Center Press; Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, c1997.
234 p., index, 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p.[223]-226). On how women in post-1979 Iran have worked to preserve their identities. Stock#36538 (s-b). Vg/ paper.

Appr.: | AUD 10.60 CAD 10.75 EUR 7.41 GBP 5.88 JPY 1,000.00 MXN 125.00 ZAR 105.26 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 36538.
    
US$10.00
Order From Dealer
14.
Jackson, A. V. Williams (Abraham Valentine), 1862-1937.  
Zoroaster, The Prophet of Ancient Iran / by A.V. Williams Jackson.

Publisher: Mansfield Centre, Conn. : Martino Pub., 2006..
xxiii, 312 p. illus., fold.col.map, index, " The work is divided in two sections. The first part is the story of Zoroaster’s life. The second part of the work is given up to seven critical appendixes entitled, respectively, as follows: Suggested Explanations of Zoroaster’s Name; On the Date of Zoroaster;, Dr. West’s Tables of Zoroastrian Chronology; Zoroaster’s Native Place and the Scene of his Ministry; Classical Passages mentioning Zoroaster’s Name; Allusions to Zoroaster in various other older Literatures; Notes on Sculptures supposed to represent Zoroaster." First published: New York : Macmillan,1899. (1447x)

Appr.: | AUD 63.63 CAD 64.52 EUR 44.44 GBP 35.29 JPY 6,000.00 MXN 750.00 ZAR 631.58 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 1447.
    
US$60.00
Order From Dealer
15.
Mehdevi, Anne Sinclair  
PERSIAN ADVENTURE

Publisher: Alfred A Knopf New York NY 1953.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edges bumped, worn and frayed. Spine edges frayed. Black mark on front endpaper. ; 272 pages

Appr.: | AUD 8.48 CAD 8.60 EUR 5.93 GBP 4.71 JPY 800.00 MXN 100.00 ZAR 84.21 

Purchase direct from: Gibson's Books. Item number: 43438.
    
US$8.00
Order From Dealer
16.
Pratt, Ida A./ New York Public Library  
List of Works in the New York Public Library Relating to Persia.

Publisher: NYPL, 1915; reprint Martino 2000.
Besterman 3170. A bibliography covering some 2750 printed works on archaeology, travel, geography, history, social life & culture, literature, religion, and history of the Jews in Persian; with index. 8vo, vi, 151 p.; binder's cloth; new from the publisher. (1015x)

Appr.: | AUD 53.02 CAD 53.76 EUR 37.04 GBP 29.41 JPY 5,000.00 MXN 625.00 ZAR 526.32 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 1015.
    
US$50.00
Order From Dealer
17.
Rafizadeh, Mansur  
WITNESS From the Shah to the Secret Arms Deal, an Insider's Account of U.S. Involvement in Iran

Publisher: William Morrow New York 1987.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; B&W Photographs; 396 pages

Appr.: | AUD 10.60 CAD 10.75 EUR 7.41 GBP 5.88 JPY 1,000.00 MXN 125.00 ZAR 105.26 

Purchase direct from: Gibson's Books. Item number: 25203.
    
US$10.00
Order From Dealer
18.
Ramazani, R. [Rouhollah] K., 1928-  
Revolutionary Iran : challenge and response in the Middle East / R. K. Ramazani.

Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1986..
xv, 311 p., maps, index, 23 cm. Ramazani provides the first comprehensive assessment of the continuing impact of Iranian foreign policy on the whole of the Middle East. Bibliography: p. 295-302. Neu 0137. Vg / dj vg.

Appr.: | AUD 26.51 CAD 26.88 EUR 18.52 GBP 14.71 JPY 2,500.00 MXN 312.50 ZAR 263.16 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: Neu137.
    
US$25.00
Order From Dealer
19.
Rubin, Barry  
Paved With Good Intentions: The American Experience in Iran

Publisher: N.Y., Oxford UP, 1980.
xii, 426p. 21.5 cm. Written while Iran held the U.S. embassy hostage as a consequence of our mistakes. Stock# 32,663. Good+, margins have vertical highlight lines

Appr.: | AUD 10.60 CAD 10.75 EUR 7.41 GBP 5.88 JPY 1,000.00 MXN 125.00 ZAR 105.26 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 32663.
    
US$10.00
Order From Dealer
20.
Schwab, Moïse / Moise.  
Bibliographie de la Perse [Bibliography of Persia].

Publisher: Paris, Ernest Leroux, 1875; reprint Martino 2002.
152 p., 8vo, In one of the first bibliographies on the Middle Eastern state of Persia (now Iran), Schwab describes 1332 printed works. Fine, binder's cloth, new from the publisher. Besterman 3170. Stock# 1198x.

Appr.: | AUD 53.02 CAD 53.76 EUR 37.04 GBP 29.41 JPY 5,000.00 MXN 625.00 ZAR 526.32 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 1198.
    
US$50.00
Order From Dealer
21.
Scott, Col. Charles W.  
Pieces of the Game: The Human Drama of Americans Held Hostage in Iran

Publisher: Atlanta: Peachtree, 1984 1st ed..
407pp. illus. hardback tall 8vo: near Very Good in a near Very Good dj in Brodart poly cover [blue spine cloth is mottled; ink initials & date on last p.; else a clean, complete & tight copy]

Appr.: | AUD 7.41 CAD 7.52 EUR 5.18 GBP 4.11 JPY 699.00 MXN 87.38 ZAR 73.58 

Purchase direct from: Auldfarran Books, IOBA. Item number: 19529.
    
US$6.99
Order From Dealer
22.
Smith, Ronald Bishop  
The First Age Of The Portuguese Embassies, Navigations and Peregrinations in Persia (1507-1524)

Publisher: Potomac, MD, Smith, 1970.
102 p., fold map, 23 cm. History of the early contacts between the eastward sailng Portuguese and the Persians. Stock# 31,731. Vg/ no dj.

Appr.: | AUD 15.91 CAD 16.13 EUR 11.11 GBP 8.82 JPY 1,500.00 MXN 187.50 ZAR 157.89 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 31731.
    
US$15.00
Order From Dealer
23.
Stark, Freya  
The Valleys of the Assassins and Other Persian Travels

Publisher: Los Angeles: Tarcher, 1983 1st ed. thus..
365pp. paperback 8vo: near Fine. A nice crisp copy of this travel classic by the indefatigable British explorer, traveler and writer Dame Freya Stark (1893-1993), originally published in 1934.

Appr.: | AUD 10.55 CAD 10.70 EUR 7.37 GBP 5.85 JPY 995.00 MXN 124.38 ZAR 104.74 

Purchase direct from: Auldfarran Books, IOBA. Item number: 17528.
    
US$9.95
Order From Dealer
24.
Stevens, Roger  
The Land of the Great Sophy [Persia Iran]

Publisher: London, Methuen, 1971.
xvii, 326 p. illus., maps, 22.5 cm. Second edition; first published, 1961. "Only the English talk about Persia." This book provides "a summary of Persian topography, history, religion and art, followed by a detailed account the the country's ancient cities and monuments." Stock# 30,637. Vg/ dj good, worn at edges.

Appr.: | AUD 21.21 CAD 21.51 EUR 14.81 GBP 11.76 JPY 2,000.00 MXN 250.00 ZAR 210.53 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 30637.
    
US$20.00
Order From Dealer
25.
Taheri, Amir.  
Nest of Spies, America's Journey to Disaster in Iran.

Publisher: NY, Pantheon [1988]..
3 p.l., 314 p.; photos; 24 cm. Four decades of American policy led to the seizure of our embassy. This shows how the seeds of Islamic revolution were sewn by the Shah's policy (largely with US support). An Iranian journalist, Taheri had access to documents seized at the embassy. Stock # 29,630. VG/ dj vg.

Appr.: | AUD 21.21 CAD 21.51 EUR 14.81 GBP 11.76 JPY 2,000.00 MXN 250.00 ZAR 210.53 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 29630.
    
US$20.00
Order From Dealer
26.
Wilber, Donald Newton  
Persepolis, The Archaeology of Parsa, Seat of the Persian Kings [by] Donald N. Wilber

Publisher: New York, Thomas Crowell [1969].
xiii, 120 p. illus., map, plan. 24 cm. Bibliography: p. 111-114. "Persepolis, or Parsa, built primarily by Darius I and his son, Xeres I, at the height of the Persian Empire, stands as one of the marvels of the ancient world" Stock# 36,756. Fine/ dj fine.

Appr.: | AUD 26.51 CAD 26.88 EUR 18.52 GBP 14.71 JPY 2,500.00 MXN 312.50 ZAR 263.16 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 36756.
    
US$25.00
Order From Dealer
27.
Wright, Robin  
IN THE NAME OF GOD The Khomeini Decade
 Picture
Publisher: Simon & Schuster New York 1989.
First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; DJ is worn at edges. ; The author chronicles the first ten years of the Iranian Revolution, employing an unprecedented access to Iran's major figures to outline the nation's importance to the rest of the world.; B&W Photographs; 284 pages

Appr.: | AUD 10.60 CAD 10.75 EUR 7.41 GBP 5.88 JPY 1,000.00 MXN 125.00 ZAR 105.26 

Purchase direct from: Gibson's Books. Item number: 59756.
    
US$10.00
Order From Dealer
28.
Yar-Shater, Ehsan, editor  
Iran Faces the Seventies. Foreword by John S. Badeau

Publisher: Praeger [1971].
xx, 391 p., index; typescript. Praeger Special Studies in International Economics & Development. Modern Middle East Series of the Middle East Institute, Columbia University, #4. Includes Lambton, Land Reform & the Rural Cooperative Societies; Issawi, Economy: An Assessment of Performance; Amuzegar, Capital Formation and Development Finance; Farmayan, Politics During the Sixties: A Historical Analysis; Hurewitz, Iran in World and Regional Affairs; Rassekh, Planning for Social Change; Spooner, Religion and Society Today: An Anthropological Perspective; Thaiss, Bazaar as a Case Study of Religion and Social Change; Zonis, Higher Education and Social Change: Problems and Prospects; Baldwin, Iranian 'Brain Drain'; Yar-Shater, Modern Literary Idiom; Banani, Role of the Mass Media; Ettinghausen, Introduction to Modern Persian Painting; Emami, Modern Persian Artists; Zonis, Classical Persian Music Today. Bound in blue cloth covers stamped in blue & silver; covers a bit worn with small stain on front; VG+. Copy of John Gulick with his ink signature & marginal pencil markings; UNC gift bookplate. Stock#26717.

Appr.: | AUD 26.51 CAD 26.88 EUR 18.52 GBP 14.71 JPY 2,500.00 MXN 312.50 ZAR 263.16 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 26717.
    
US$25.00
Order From Dealer
29.
Znelaze, G.  
Iranis Bibliographia (Istoria) [Russian: Bibliografiia Irana]

Publisher: Tbilisi, Mecniereba, 1981.
364 p., 20 cm. In Cyrillic Russian & Georgian; 2089 entries of books on Iran, in Georgian, Russian and Persian. Stock#33376. Vg/paperback.

Appr.: | AUD 15.91 CAD 16.13 EUR 11.11 GBP 8.82 JPY 1,500.00 MXN 187.50 ZAR 157.89 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 33376.
    
US$15.00
Order From Dealer

29 items found

Home   Contact Us   Bookdealers   Browse Books   Detailed Search   Antiques Collectibles   Privacy Statement   Shopping Cart

Copyright © 2000 - 2014 TomFolio.com. TomFolio is a registered
trademark of ABookCoOp, Inc. All rights reserved. Legal Information.