Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

A History of Sharvan and Darband in the 10th – 11th centuries

Cambridge: W. Heifer & Sons, 1958. First edition Ex Library. Hardcover. Quarto. vii, 187, (1) 32pp. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine. "In the present volume the author follows the events in eastern Transcaucasia in the 10-11th centuries, when the direct grip of the caliphate had weakened and independent dynasties sprang up in Sharon (later Shriven) and Durban. Until recently this period formed a total blank which can now be filled in with the data of a local chronicle written in Arabic circa A.M. 1075, whose anonymous author witnessed the arrival of the new conquerors, the Sleek Turks." (Publisher). Illustrated with three b/w photographs of the towers, wall and gate of Durban, two area maps and one plan. Appendices at rear indicate five different sources. Includes reproduction of the 32 pages of the original chronicle in Arabic. "Additional note" tipped in before index at rear. Part of dustjacket inside flap pasted to front free endpaper. Small dealer sticker on inside back cover. Text in English and Arabic. Usual library markings, barcode, sticker, library bookplate and index card, and stamps. Spine sunned. good+ to near fine. Item #46992

Price: $200.00

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