Art, Ethnographic, and Coin Books

From time to time, Anahita offers rare books for research and pleasure! Scroll down for special books on coins.









Housego, Jenny

Tribal Rugs

Scorpion Books, London 1978, 1978. 8 x 8.5 inches, 174pp, 144 Color & b/w Illus, Hardcover, Book: Very Good, Dust jacket: Very browning from sun, minor creasing 


McMullan, Joseph V.

Islamic Carpets

New York. Near Eastern Art Research Center, Inc. 1965., folio, 9.7 x 12.2 inches, 385 pages., with 123 color plates (8 folding), 29 black & white plates, biographical note, red cloth, gilt titles on the upper cover & spine, a near fine copy (n4). - An impressively illustrated selection of 152 Islamic rugs from the collection of the New York collector, Joseph V. McMullan. Includes detailed notes for each rug. With a foreword by Ernest J. Grube, Curator, Department of Islamic Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photographs by Otto E. Nelson.


Petsopoulos, Yanni


Rizzoli, New York, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Couple of very minor marks and creases on dust jacket, In original slipcase. First Edition. 10.2 X 9.8 X 1.8 inches; 394 pages.



Andrews, Mugul and Peter

Turkmen Needlework

Central Asian Research Centre, London, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: As New. 6 x 8 Paperback in As New condition; Illustrated by 6 black and white plates 19 figures; GWO 2353. A scarce scholarly study of Turkmen embroidery.

Bidder, Hans

Carpets from Eastern Turkestan

Washington International Associates 1979, London, 1964. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, 8 x 10; Illustrated by 20 color plates 50 black and white; GWO 1689.  Detailed study of Eastern Turkestan carpets from the 17th to 19th century


Bausback, Peter

Susani, Stickereien aud Mittelasien

Franz Bausback, Mannheim, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 8 x 11 Paperback in Very Good condition. Some rubbing to cover.; Illustrated by 60 color plates; GWO 2356. German dealer sales and exhibition catalog Central Asian Embroidery.  Text by Franz Besch. IN GERMAN


Centlivres, Pierre

Les Instruments De Musique De Perse Et D'Afghanistan

Bernischen Historischen Museum, 1971/1972. Offprint of a survey of musical instruments from Iran and Afghanistan, 16 pages with 26 black and white photo illustrations, Very Good condition, original copy condition. In French



Die Kirghisen des Afghanischen Pamir

Akadem Druck- u. Verlagsanst, Graz, Austria, 1978. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine Dust Jacket Condition: Poor with tears and areas missing at top and spine.. . Text in German. 124 p, plus 81 photographs, many in color. Bibliography: p. 117-[119].


Eiland, Murray

Oriental Rugs from Western Collections

University of California Art Museum, Berkeley, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: Cover soiled, otherwise Very Good, Wretched printing reminiscent of the worst type of Soviet publications. 8 x 11 Paperback in Very Good condition; Illustrated by 4 color plates, 79 black and white; GWO 1547. Exhibition catalog of mostly Turkmen carpets.;  56 Pages


Ermakova, Ekaterina

Ikats from Turkestan, Tair F. Tairov Collection

State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, 2002,  10 x 10 inches, 134 pages,  Paperback,  Very Good condition; Illustrated by 101 color plates; Pushkin State Museum exhibition catalog of ikats from Central Asia. , Russian/English text.


Fitz Gibbon, Kate  Hale, Andy

Ikats, Woven Silks from the Rau Collection

 Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1988. Pictorial Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 92 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout


Fitz Gibbon, Katherine and Hale, Andrew

Uzbek Embroidery, The Nomadic Tradition

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New, still sealed in wrap.  207 pages, 108 color plates detailing the 98 examples and 37 historical black and white photographs. New information on Central Asian embroidery. Signed by authors on request. 8.3" x 10.75" 


Fitz Gibbon, Kate  Hale, Andy

Ikat: Splendid Silks of Central Asia: The Goldman Collection

: Laurence King Publishing, London, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New, still sealed in plastic. 208 pages, 9.7 x 12 inches, Many color plates and illustrations Signed by authors on request.


Fitz Gibbon, Katherine and Hale, Andrew

Ikat: Splendid Silks of Central Asia: The Goldman Collection

1997 Original large deluxe edition with 372 color plates, new condition in slipcase. Not to be confused with smaller exhibition catalog. Signed by authors on request-otherwise shipped sealed 12" x 14" 1997


Franses, Jack

Tribal Rugs from Afghanistan and Turkestan

Franses of Piccadilly, London, 1973. Cloth. Very Good Condition. No Dust Jacket  30x21. Five color plates. Some of the 48 monochrome plates are derived from Soviet sales publications of the period.


Froemming, Bruce

What is Not Lakai?

Self Published Ringbound Paperback, 34 pages with B & W illustrations, 2004, interesting study of Lakai and related embroideries, Very Good with slight soiling on cover


Kalter, Johannes

Aus Steppe und Oase

Edition Hansjorg Mayer, Stuttgart, 1983. Paperback. Good Condition with wear on cover, Small quarto paperback. 167pp., col. and b/w. illus.


Kalter, Johannes and Pavaloi, Margareta

Uzbekistan, Heirs to the Silk Road

Thames and Hudson, 1997. , American issue, 360 pages; 712 illustrations, 12 x 10 inches,  437 in color; Book in Fine Condition, Dust Jacket in Very Good Condition, Essential work on Central Asian art from the ancient to 19th century.  Mostly textiles


Kazak Folk Art Design Board

A Collection of the Kazak Folk Art Designs

Xinjiang : The Xinjiang People's Publishing House, 1980. 1st Edition. Description: 184p. ;  180 full color plates, these are reproductions of paintings of Kazak felts, wood carving, embroidery, etc.; 9.2 x 11.2 inches, Very Good Condition, in original slipcase


Knorr, Thomas, et al

Textilkunst der Steppen-und Bergvolker Zentralasiens

Basel, Gewerbemuseum, 1974. Paperback Catalog for early museum show of Central Asian textiles, embroideries, carpets, ikats, etc, 28 pages, 8 x 8 inches. Very Good Condition with some rubbing on cover


Knorr, Thomas  Lindall, David


Zbinden, Lorrach, 1975. Paperback, Good. 8 x 9 inches,  In  Good condition. Wear to spine, marks, minor crease on cover, previous owner's stamp on title page.; Illustrated by 24 color plates, 74 B & W; GWO 1594.


Konieczny, M. G.

Textiles of Baluchistan

British Museum Publications, London, 1979. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good.  77 pages, with 48 plates, 10 in color 12 line drawings and a map.  Real Baluch weaving!


Krody, Belger Sumru  Makhkamova, Sayora  Fitz Gibbon, Kate  Hale, Andy, et al

Colors of the Oasis

The Textile Museum, Washington D.C., 2010. Hardback. Book Condition: New in sealed wrapper. 9.7 x 11 inches, 304 pages, 108 full pages of double page spread plates; 185 individual catalogue images; 90+ historic photographs, details of ikats, comparative material, and diagrams


Krody, Belger Sumru  Makhkamova, Sayora  Fitz Gibbon, Kate  Hale, Andy, et al

Colors of the Oasis

The Textile Museum, Washington D.C., 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New in sealed wrapper. 9.7 x 11 inches, 304 pages,  108 full pages of double page spread plates; 185 individual catalogue images; 90+ historic photographs, details of ikats, comparative material, and diagrams. 


Leix, Alfred

Turkestan and its Textile Crafts

The Crosby Press, England, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2. 56 page hardcover, w/illustrations. The work was first published in 1941 as issue forty of CIBA Review - revised and corrected here. Green cloth exterior with title and design in black. Essential


Loges, Werner

Turkmen Tribal Rugs

 Humanities Press, Atlantic Highlands, N.J., 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 9 1/2x11. 204 page hardcover with many illustrations (117 color and 40 line drawings). Near perfect copy of important work on Turkmen weaving.


Mannerheim, C. G.

Across Asia

Anthropological Publications,, Oosterhout, The Netherlands:, 1969. Two vols. 4to. 741, [1]; [246 pp (9 sections separately paginated)]. Photos, text illustrations, diagrams, 15 maps (14 large folding). Blue linen, gilt & blue spine labels, Very Good Condition,  Facsimile edition sponsored by the Fenno-Ugrian Society describing the extensive expedition on a 14,000 mile trek across 1906-1908 by the Finnish author through Russian Turkestan, Chinese Turkestan, Western China, the provinces of Kan Su, Shensi, and Shansi to Beijing. The initial objective had been to make military assessments by Mannerheim and his unit, but it quickly extended to an extensive archaeological, ethnological, and geographical study. The second volume includes descriptions of manuscripts from Eastern Turkestan, physical anthropology, Buddhist manuscript fragments in Sanskrit and Khotanese, Uigur documents, fragment of Mongolian script, Includes Mannerheim's collection of "Sart specimens."


May, Franka

Silberschmuck Aus Der Samlung Fraschina

Berischen Historischen Museum, 1961/1962. Offprint of an article on Turkmen jewelry, 10 pages, 7 illustrations, 6.5 x 9.4 inches Original copy. In German


Moshkova, Valentina

Carpets of the Peoples of Central Asia in the Late XIXth and Early XXth Centuries

FAN, 1970. Well known study of Central Asian weaving, 99 full page black and white drawings of designs, 78 smaller illustrations and photos, typical Soviet production… cover tattered and missing some small chunks, text clean, essential for serious collectors/researchers, otherwise buy the O'Bannon translation. In Russian.  256 pages,  10.5 x 13.5 inches. I paid $250 for this 20 years ago!


Museum of the Sinkiang-Uighur Autonomous Region in Chinese Held Eastern Turkestan

The Silk Road, Fabrics from the Han to the T'ang Dynasty

The Silk Road, Fabrics from the Han to the T'ang Dynasty


Parsons, R. D.

Oriental Rugs, Volume 3, The Carpets of Afghanistan

Oriental Textile Press, Suffolk, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good-Good condition. Dust Jacket Condition is good with some minor marks and creasing. 8 x 10 Ha; Illustrated by 113 color plates; GWO 1622. First edition and printing. Parsons was a resident rug buyer in Afghanistan so had a more intimate knowledge of weaving there than many writers on the subject.  Mostly 20th century examples but useful for research.


Pinner, Robert and Michael Frances

Turkmen Rug Studies I

Oguz Press, London, Hardcover. 288 pages, 10.7 x 8.6 inches, Book in Very Good condition but Dust Jacket is poor, with fading, tears and missing section,  profusely illustrated in black & white, colored plates and illustrations within the text; tables, diagrams, index; Collection of mostly useful articles on Turkmen history and craft.


Tzareva, Elena

Rugs and Carpets from Central Asia

Allen Lane / Penguin & Aurora Art Publishers, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 4to. 223 pp., 163 color & b/w plates.  Cut corner on interior dust jacket. Card slipcase has some red stains on one side


Westphal-Hellbusch, Sigrid/Ilse Bruns

Metallgefabe aus Buchara

Museum fur Volkerkunde, 1974. Major study of  19th century Bukharan metalwork. In German. Mostly black and white photographs with a few color.  288 pages text.  Good condition.  Cover has some scuffs, bottom right bumped which made  a small crease in cover and first 20 pages. 5.9 x 8.6 inches.  


Zeller, R

Fuhrer durch die Oientalische Sammlung H. Moser-Charlottenfels

Bernischen Historischen Museum, 1923.    Articles on the Moser collection with illustrations of Persian, Central Asian, Japanese, etc swords, weapons, armor, also notes and illustrations of Hawaiian and Native American material, 34  black and white photo illustrations, 72 pages text. In Very Good condition except for fading on cover. 6 x 9 inches.    $40.00



Ackerman, Phyllis  Pope, Arthur

Woven Treasures of Persian Art

Plantin Press, Los Angeles, 1959. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good with some sun browning to cover, . 7 x 10 Paperback in Very Good condition; Illustrated by 44 black and white; GWO 2683. Los Angeles County Museum exhibition catalog of 6th-19th century Persian textiles


Black, David

Islemeler: Ottoman Domestic Embroideries

David Black Oriental Carpets, London, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good with bowed cover. Dust Jacket Very Good . Text and 70pp. of plates. Original illustrated dust jacket over beige cloth with black lettering on cover and spine Book and exhibition on 18th and 19th century Turkish embroidery conceived and published by David Black and Clive Loveless. Illustrated with 70 full page color plates of various textiles, sash, scarf, handkerchief, trousers, napkin, towel, bolster, and cover, with additional full page color photographs of details for each object.


Bausback, Peter

Antike Orientteppiche

Klinkhardt & Biermann, Mannheim, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Almost as New, one tiny mark, In original slipcase, 8 x 11 Hardback in dust jacket in Illustrated by About 325 color plates; 544 pages,  GWO 86. Major dealer exhibition and sales catalog. German text. 544 pp


Bausback, Peter

Susani, Stickereien aus Mittelasien

Franz Bausback, Mannheim, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 8 x 11 inches   Very Good condition with some rubbing on cover.;60 Pages,  Many color plates and illustrations; GWO 2356. Text by Franz Besch. IN German.


Chenciner, Robert

Embroidered Flowers from Thrace to Tartary

David Black Oriental Carpets, London, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 8 x 12 Paperback in Very Good condition; Illustrated by 12 color plates 13 black and white illustrations; GWO 2413. Dealer exhibition and sales catalog of 25 silk embroideries including early Ottoman textiles, Central Asian suzani, and Caucasian covers. Includes historical background by Robert Chenciner and a discussion of stitching and techniques by Ksynia Marko.; 1; 64 pp


Herrmann, Eberhart

Von Ushchak Bis Yarkand

Eberhart Hermann, Munchen, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Dust Jacket (as issued) Some bowing on cover, . 8 1/2 x 12. 168 page hardcover with color and b/w illustrations - some foldout. Introduction by Dr. Jon Thompson shown in German and English. Captions also English and German (English part at rear). Printed board exterior with color carpet photo and title.


Lefevre, Jean Thompson, Jon

Caucasian Carpets

Lefevre & Partners, London, 1977, Hardback, 11. x 8.7 inches,  80 pages, color illus., Dust Jacket Good with some marks and scuffing, nothing too distracting, Book is Fine Publication of 17th to 19th Century Caucasian carpets with scholarly analysis.


Thompson, Jon

The Sarre Mamluk

Lefevre & Partners, London, 1980. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 8 1/2 x 11. 64 page softcover with dust jacket, and color photos of the rugs plus other illustrations in b/w. A catalogue prepared to provide background information for the sale of a private collection. The sale was 23 May, 1980. The card stock dust jacket is complete and crisp, but very lightly soiled - still very good condition.  Text by Dr. Thompson.  Color photos of the rugs - glossy stock, nicely printed


Ueda, Akira

Textile Art From the Silk Road

Gallery Ueda, Tokyo, 1984, Paperback, 36 pages, 8 x 11 inches, Brief English and Japanese Text, Good Condition with some minor marks, creases and soiling on cover,  Survey of 17th to 19th Century textiles from  Iran, India, etc.


Wheeler, Don

Textile Art

 Near Eastern Flat-Weaves, Coptic and Peruvian Textiles, Ikats and Embroideries from the collection of Hillary L Black with additions from the Birdshake Collection", Rare exhibition catalog from 1974, all b&w illustrations of suzani and various other worldwide textiles on the market at the time, Paperback, 18 pages, 10.8 x 8.3 inches  Inscribed "Good Luck to Scott from Don Wheeler"  Those were the days!




Dodds, Dennis  Opie, James,  Martin, D.W

South Persian Tribal Weaving

Hali Publications, London, 1983. Very Good, wraps, unpaged, [52] p., 8.5" x 11.75". Profusely Illustrated, Convenient reprint of various Hali articles, In Very Good condition, About 52 pages., 8.5" x 11.75". Profusely Illustrated.


Eder, Doris

Orientteppiche, Band 1 Kaukasische Teppiche

Battenberg Verlag, Munich, 1979. Publishers' Cloth. Book Condition: Still Sealed in sealed wrapping  As New, 10 x 8.5 inches, .  IN GERMAN THROUGHOUT, This work is based upon the rugs and carpets that passed through the hands of Nagel, Stuttgart's great auction house where the author had worked as the rug expert. It has been an invaluable guide to rug collectors all over Europe. The Nagel connection means that every item illustrated also has an estimate of the value (the price actually achieved at the relevant auction is never shown !). The work was enormously successful and the publishers were happy to reprint but, in view of the changing market conditions, they issued the book with a loose insert showing the then current prices/values. NOTE: When the English version of this book appeared Doris Eder's commentaries had been dropped and were replaced by entirely fresh ones by Ian Bennett. Also, the UK version showed no prices/values


Ellis, Charles Grant

Early Caucasian Rugs

Textile Museum. Book Condition: Very Good+. Fiftieth anniversary softcover exhibition catalog, 8" x 11", Very Good Condition with minor rubs and wear, 110 page text with 20 b/w figures followed by b/w and full page color illus with text opposite


Gluck, Jay  Gluck, Sumi Hiramoto

A Survey of Persian Handicraft

 Bank Melli Iran, Tehran, 1977. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. No  Dust Jacket. First Edition. 10 x 12 inches. Companion volume to Arthur Upham Pope's Survey of Persian Art. Frontispiece is a photo portrait of the Shah and family. Published in 1977 to commemorate fifty years of the Pahlavi Dynasty. Forward by Farah Pahlavi. A beautiful 416 page book w/ 640 plates, 404 of which are in color and over 100 of these are full page.  Map in English and Persian laid in. Extensive coverage of carpets and weaving of all kinds, also ceramics, metalwork, glassware and woodworking.


Lorentz, H. A.

A View of Chinese Rugs from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century

Routledge & Kegan Paul, London and Boston, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Near Fine but with interior corner cut,  11 x 8.7 inches. Hard cover,, 183pp. with index. . Profuse color and b/w photographs and illustrations. 


Saunders, Peter

Tribal Visions

Marin Cultural Center, California, 1980. Paperback. Very Good Condition,  160pp, illustrations mostly in color. Size: 10 x 8 inches


Schurmann, Ulrich

Caucasian Rugs

Crosby Press? , U.S.A., 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good: Small area missing on lower back, one repaired tear and other tears,  some marks and scuffing, "Analysis of Caucasian Rugs" insert has some minor soiling and mark, . 10&1/2" by 7". Blue cloth binding with gilt title and decoration, 359 pages, 142 color reproductions  Still one of the standard works on the subject


Tschebull, Raoul


Near Eastern Art Research, New York, 1971. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good, Cove: Good, has some rubbing, creases and marks, Introduction by Joseph V. McMullan. 40 plates, half in color. 104pp., 11 x 8 inches, printed stiff pictorial wrappers


Tsagareli,  N.

Georgian Decorative Thick Felt

Khelovneba Publishing House, Tbilisi, 1972. Paperback . Book Condition: Good. 6.7 x 10 inches 62 pages.  There is little text (5 pp in Georgian, 5 in Russian plus a one page synopsis in English). 56 mostly full page color plates   A must for Georgian thick felt collectors!



Colton, Mary-Russell Ferrell

Hopi Dyes

Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, 1965. Paperback,  Second Printing from 1970s, Near Fine condition 6 x 9 inches, 88 pages; color illustrations of baskets and weavings


Cooke, Lester H

Molas: Art of the Cuna Indians

Textile Museum of Washington, D. C., Washington DC, 1973. Paperback. 8.5 x 11 inches  Book Condition. Much scuffing to rear cover. Otherwise VERY GOOD. With 49 figures. . 27 pp with bibliography



Lavalle, Jose Antonio de  Werner Lang

Arte Precolombino Primera Parte Arte Textil y Adornos

Banco de Credito Del Peru, 1980. IN SPANISH, Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Good with some creases and scuffs, Cover slightly bowed,  176 pp., Hardcover,


Parrish, Rain

Woven Holy People

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, N.M, 1983. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, small chip on cover and spine, rubbings,  . Catalog for a retrospective exhibition at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, NM: June 12 - September 16, 1983



Radloff, V. V

South-Siberian Oral Literature

South-Siberian Oral Literature, Volumes I and II, Indiana University Publications, 1967. Rare reprint of Radloff's 1866 landmark Proben Der Volkslitteratur der Turkishen Stamme Sud-Sibiriens etc., in German and Russian (with the Turkic languages in Cyrillic script) with brief introduction in English by Denis Sinor, some fading on cover, otherwise Very Good condition


Radloff, Wilhelm

Aus Sibirien

Anthropological Publications, 1968. Photomechanical reprint of Radloff's 1898  account of his travels and work in Siberia, an important work. In German. Very Good condition apart from a few minor nicks on the hardcover and one tear on a illustration plate (not into image), no dust jacket, two volumes bound as one, 534 + 486 pages, 31 plates with illustrations, map, 5.5 x 7.75 inches


Shahrani, M Nazif Mohib

The Kirghiz and Wakhi of Afghanistan

University of Washington Press, Seattle and London, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket (As Issued?). 6" x 9 inches  Very interesting study by a native Afghan Uzbek anthropologist.


Various Authors

Jahrbuch des Bernischen Historischen Museums, XVI

Jahrgang 1936, Buchdruckerei K. J. Wyss Erben , 1937.  Sun fades on cover, slight creases, otherwise Very Good, has 21 page article on Persian axeheads from the Moser collection with many black and white illustrations, other articles on various subjects


Various Authors

Osterreichische Monatsschrift Fur Den Orient,

Osterreichischen Handelsmuseums in Wien, 1914-1916. Seven copies of this journal: 40 Jahrgang, Jan/Feb 1914, Number 1/2, 41 Jahrgang, Number 1-2, 1915, 41 Jahrgang Number 3-4, 1915, 41 Jahrgang, Number 5-8, 1915, 41 Jahrgang, Number 9-12, 1915 (complete for 1915), Jahrgang 42, Number 1-6, 1916, Jahrgang 42, Number 7-12, 1916 (complete for year) generally in good condition with minor wear and soiling on cover.  a few issues have some splitting and peeling on spine, sparingly illustrated with black and white photographs, 9 x 12 inches. In German


Various Authors

The Country of the Turkomans

Oguz Press and Royal Geographical Society, London, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 6 x 9 1/2. 312 page hardcover anthology, with 72 lithographs and maps including a fold-out map at rear. Many contributors - articles taken from Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society throughout the 19th century. Dust jacket is bright, crisp and clean. Essential work for those interested in Turkmen culture and history.



Chandra, Rai Govind

Indo-Greek Jewellery

Abhinav Publications, 1979. Dust jacket has many tears with some missing parts, book itself is in Very Good condition, 120 pages of text, many black and white illustrations of ancient Indian jewelry, printed in India.


Gobl, Robert

Die Drei Versionen Der Kanishka-Inschrift Von Surkh Kotal

Der Osterreichen Akademie Der Wissenschaften    1965. Minor creases and marks on cover, small sticker, 24 pages of text, 17 plates of black and white illustrations, 8.25 x 11.75 inches


Joel L Malter and Co.,

Auction catalogs and Collector's Journals

Malter Gallery, 1973-1993. Lot of 29 auction catalogs and 10 copies of the Malter published Collectors' Journal of Ancient Art. Not a complete run of either catalogs or journals but there is the first of each.  I am not sure if they actually published a catalog for every auction so I can't say what is missing.  In any case, they are useful as a reference especially for ancient coins and seals, Malter's strong points.  There is large range of material here, Near East, Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Islamic, Afghan, African, PreColumbian, Japanese, Chinese, etc.  Interesting collection of objects of all types.  Condition is generally good to excellent.  A few have stains and written notes. Mostly 8.5 x 11 inches.


Schlumberger, Daniel, et al

Surkh Kotal En Bactriane

 Two Volumes with plates and text, Diffusion De Boccard, 1983. Volumes 1: Les Temples: Architecture, Sculpture, Inscriptions has many black white photos, line drawing, fold out maps, etc. Second Volume is text only.  Soft cover with minor bumps and creases  Kushan period site  10.75 x 14.5 inches both volumes.


Stucky, Rolf,  et al

Sumer Assur Babylone, 7000 Ans de Culture   

Verlag Philipp Von Zabern    1979    Survey IN FRENCH of ancient  Mesopotamia. Prehistoric to early Islamic period.  209 objects photographed in color and black and white.  Cover good condition with minor nicks and scuffs, inside excellent, 8.25 x 9 inches.


Various Authors

Sumer, a Journal of Archaeology in Iraq

Directorate-General of Antiquities-Iraq, 1951/1952/1953, 3 copies of Sumer, Vol. VII. 1951. pages creased on one corner, No. 2, Vol. VIII, 1952, No. 2, Vol. IX. 1952, No 1.  All are in good useable condition but all have peeling spines and fading on the front cover.  There are small stickers on the spines with inventory numbers.   Text is clean with no fading or marks that I could see.  Two issues have an article on Abbasid coins.  Most articles are excavation reports on BC sites.  Mostly in English and Arabic with a few articles in French and German.

$100.00 for three

Woolley, C. L.   

Ur Excavations, The Royal Cemetery

Two Volumes, Joint Publication of the British Museum and the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, 1934. Hardcover,  Areas of cover edging split and peeling, text volume has soiling on cover, plates volume cover is cleaner  but has some scuffs and marks, also underlining on title page. Overall in Very Good condition,   Important report of wonderful finds, including ancient beads and jewelry, sculpture, etc, 273 plates of color and black and white illustrations, fold out maps,  over 600 pages of text.  An important reference work.  9.75 x 13 inches. 


Books on Coins                       


24.    Allan,  John, Catalogue of the Coins of the Gupta Dynasties    Trustees of the British Museum, 1967. Photolithographic reprint of original 1914 publication,  minor bumps to cover, slight crease on plates, otherwise excellent, hardbound, 184 pages text, 24 black and white plates of coins. $20.00   

27.    Allouche-Le Page, M.-Th., L'Art Monetaire Des Royaumes Bactriens, Didier, 1956. Minor fading on cover and a few tiny marks, otherwise excellent, paper covers , 6.5 x 10 inches,  235 pages, 15 plates with drawings of coins. In French. $45.00

28.    Balog, Paul, The Coinage of the Ayyubids, Royal Numismatic Society, 1980, Minor marks and tears on dust jacket. Book is in excellent condition. 50  black and white plates, 334 pages of text. $35.00

29.    Caley, Earle R., Chemical Composition of Parthian Coins, American Numismatic Society, 1955. Slight creases and marks in cover, otherwise excellent, soft cover, 104 pages, 6 x 9 inches. $15.00

30.    Dorn, B., Inventaire Des Monnaies Des Khalifes Orientaux, Celibus N. V., 1971. Excellent condition, no dust jacket (as issued),  reprint from Amsterdam of Dorn's 1877 study, originally printed in St Petersberg, Russia  still useful study of early Islamic Central Asian coins,  232 pages text, 10 plates with line drawings of coins. In French. $50.00

31.    Head, Barclay V., Notes on a Recent Find of Staers of Cyzicus, Nusimatic Chronicle, 1876. Original vintage off-print from the Numismatic Chronicle, in paper covers, front cover detached and torn, otherwise good condition, 22 pages text, one plate of coin. $15.00

32.    Hull, Donald B., Collectors' Guide to Muhmamadan Coins of India 1200 AD To 1860 AD, Self Published, 1972. Limited edition book, this is number 16 of 250 copies, useful book with a stupid title, excellent condition, 789 pages with separate price guide 9 x 11.25 inches. $200.00

33.    Jenkins, G. K., Ancient Greek Coins, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1972. Author was coin curator at the British Museum, large book (310 pages) with many photographs of Greek coins. Excellent condition, hardbound, dustjacket. $75.00

35.    Lang, David M., Studies in the Numismatic History of Georgia in Transcaucasia, American Numismatic Society, 1955. Name and minor marks on cover, otherwise excellent, very interesting coins, mostly Islamic. Soft cover, 138 pages.  $45.00

36.    Narain, A.K., The Coin Types of the Indo-Greek Kings, Ares, 1976. Excellent condition, small book with 58 pages of text, 14 plates with line drawings of coins, hardcover, no dust jacket, 5.5 x 8.5 inches.   $45.00
38.    Rapson, E. J., Coins of the Andhra Dynasty, Trustees of the British Museum, 1967. Photolithographic reprint of original 1908 publication, few stains to dust jacket, otherwise excellent condition, hardbound. $25.00

39.    Senturk, Sennur / Johnson, Brian, Eds., The Wind Blowing From Asia to Anatolia, Yapi Kredi Kultur Merkezi, 1994, Exhibition of Beylik Period Coins, beautifully photographed, many in color, paperback, 100 pages. $45.00

40.    Singh, Shatrughna Sharan, Early Coins of North India, Janaki Prakashan, 1984. Fade marks to dustjacket, otherwise excellent. 216 pages text, 37 black and white plates of coins, printed in India. $15.00

41.    Singhal, C.R., Catalogue of the Coins in the Prince of Wales Museum, The Sultans of Gujarat, Prince of Wales Museum, 1935. Minor dents and marks to cover, slight yellowing on pages and plates, otherwise excellent, no dust jacket, appears to be original copy-not reprint, 154 pages text, 11 plates in black and white of coins, 6.5 x 9.75 inches.  $25.00
42.    Sotheby's, Ancient, Islamic, English and Foreign  Coins, Bonds and Paper Money, Sotheby's London, November 15/16, 1984. Very slight bend upper left, 22 pages of plates $15.00   

43.    Sotheby's, Ancient and Islamic Coins, Sotheby's London, May 20/21, 1986. 15 pages of plates, excellent. $15.00

42.    Sutherland, C.H.V., Roman Coins, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1974. Slight yellowing on upper dust jacket, otherwise as new. 300 pages text, 20 color plates, 505 illustrations in black and white, 7.25 x 9.5 inches.  $75.00

44.    Thomas, Edward, Coins of the Patan Sultans of Hindustan, Numismatic Chronicle, 1852. Small pamphlet issued as a supplement to earlier work. 62 pages, no cover (as issued?), minor foxing otherwise excellent, original copy, not reprint. $12.00

45.    Whiting, P.D.    Byzantine Coins, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1973. Slight yellowing on dust jacket, minor marks and a few tiny tears on dust jacket, otherwise in excellent condition, in slipcase, 20 plates in color, 390 illustrations in black and white, 300 pages of text, 7.25 x 9.5 inches.    $75.00