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Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1995. xii, 375p., first edition bright green buckram boards gilt-titled and -ruled in the usual impressive Brill manner; a fine unblemished copy just out of publisher's original shrinkwrap. Epigraphical wisdom incised in the Syrian-Mesopotamian desert during first three centuries CE. Religions in the Graeco-Roman world, volume 128.
Beijing: Minzu chubanshe, 1982. 56, p., very good in pictorial wraps, 7x10 inches, text in Tibetan. Children's primer with color pictures of words containing various letters. Chinese title in the colophon is "Kan tu shi zi" (Look at pictures and recognize letters). From the collection of the noted Mongolist and...
Santiago Chile: Imprenta Elzeviriana, 1900. Paperback. 246p., softbound in plain printed 7.5x5.5 inch wraps; signatures largely unopened (and where opened, neatly so), paperstock toned and tending to the fragile. The grey cover wrap is cut short leaving a half-inch of text stock exposed and chipped, and more acidic than the...
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1944. Hardcover. xiv, 190p. [vii], 180p., hardbound in Harvard's series format, 10-x7 inch dark grey-blue buckram gilt with top edge gilded. A handlsome set; both volumes are first printings of this edition ("First Issue: 1,000 copies") on copyright page. Spine-titlings are a little dimmed with handling...
Buenos Aires: Instituto de Filología, 1946. Hardcover. 394p., bibliography, introduction, indexes, text in Spanish, very good first Spanish language edition custom-bound in red and black binder's cloth and gilt. Translated from the original English. Biblioteca de Dialectología Hispanoamericana Tomo II.
New York: Sutra Translation Committee, 2001. Paperback. 101p., brush and ink drawings (but not "calligraphy," per publisher's note), captioned by the artist in English, Vietnamese and French; paperbound in glossy photographic 8.5x5.5 inch wraps. Find bookseller's code on front free endsheet, otherwise free of markings and quite sound, a very...