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At Susa, the Ancient Capital of the Kings of Persia

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This English translation of Jane Dieulafoy’s account of her travels to Susa in Persia (modern-day Iran) describes in detail the many villages she saw and the artifacts she and her husband, Marcel Dieulafoy, collected. One of the famous artifacts sent to France from Susa is the Frise des Lions,...Read More
Atlas of the Philippine Islands folio book

Atlas of the Philippine Islands

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This atlas was drawn up in the late 1880s under the supervision of Jesuit Observatory director Fr Joséš Algue, S.J. At a time when no full surveys of the islands existed, the compilers painstakingly worked to collect and verify all available data from residents, travelers, explorers, and the like....Read More
Medieval Nepal: a History of the Three Kingdoms 1520 A.D. to 1768 A.D - Pt. 1. Cover

Medieval Nepal

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This book is Part 1 of an important four volume publication on the history of Nepal. The set was formerly in the private library of Dr. Mary Shepherd Slusser. This volume and one other in the set are in need of conservation treatment. Mary Shepherd Slusser (1918–2017) began as a...Read More
Medieval Nepal: a History of the Three Kingdoms 1520 A.D. to 1768 A.D Pt. 2

Medieval Nepal

Preserve for the Future - $400
This book is Part 2 of an important four volume publication on the history of Nepal. The set was formerly in the private library of Dr. Mary Shepherd Slusser. This volume and one other in the set are in need of conservation treatment. Mary Shepherd Slusser (1918–2017) began as a Freer...Read More
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La Perse, la Chaldee et la Susiane

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This gilded and richly illustrated volume describes the 19th-century travels of explorer Jane Dieulafoy. Dieulafoy documented her explorations through what is now Iraq and Iran. Dieulafoy uses the expressive language of her time to describe the weather, people, cultures, and treasures she...Read More
Shipwrecked! The true adventures of a Japanese boy

Shipwrecked!: The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy

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This is the remarkable true story of a poor Japanese fisher boy who, at fourteen years old, is stranded by a storm on a remote island in 1841 and rescued by an American whaling boat.  At the time, Japanese law condemned to death anyone who went to another country and returned.  But...Read More