Updated List of Duplicates for Sale

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From time to time the Ancient India & Iran Trust advertises duplicate books and periodicals for sale.  Many of these are rare and out of print. We view this as a useful way of helping researchers and also of creating revenue. We have no dedicated income for purchasing current publications so the proceeds from book sales make a direct contribution towards keeping our collections up to date.

We have just issued an updated list of over 800 titles which include many duplicates from the collections of Mary Boyce (1920-2006), Professor of Iranian Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Ralph Pinder-Wilson (1919-2008) and Josef Elfenbein, Professor of Iranian Philology at the University of Mainz. The collection is therefore particularly strong in Iranian and art historical studies. The list also includes over 200 titles on South and South East Asia.

The list has been arranged very approximately in broad categories: Central Asia, Tibet, South Asia, Buddhism, South East Asia, Arabic, Armenian, Aramaic, Georgian, Iran/Iranian Studies, Tocharian, Linguistics, Religions, Journals and Miscellaneous.

This is an updated list, but each item is double checked before a sale is agreed. Publications are not priced but prices usually reflect what is available on the current market. Priority is given to individuals.

Please contact us if you are interested in further details, preferably by email at library@indiran.org. Remember to quote the number at the beginning of each item that you’re interested in. We will remove sold titles from the list at regular intervals.

Follow the link below to access the list or visit our Duplicates Page to find out more

Nicholas Sims-Williams lectures at General Assembly of the Union Académique Internationale

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The General Assembly of the Union Académique Internationale (International Union of Academies), which took place in Paris on 25-29 November, was attended by no less than three of our trustees: Professor Almut Hintze and Professor Nicholas Sims-Williams, as the two representatives of the British Academy, and Professor Sam Lieu, the current President of the UAI. The UAI was founded in 1919 at the conclusion of World War I, with the aim of bringing together the academies of the world to collaborate on long-term projects. This centenary General Assembly concluded on …

Christine van Ruymbeke Delights Audience at Ninth European Conference of Iranian Studies

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By Almut Hintze On 10 September 2019, AIIT trustee Christine van Ruymbeke treated the participants of the Ninth European Conference of Iranian Studies, held in Berlin on 9–13 September 2019, to her keynote lecture: ‘Rediscovering a literary treasure. The Anvār-e Sohayli written by Vaʿez Kāshefi in 15th-century Herat’. And what a treat it was! It was a pure delight to listen to Christine as she spoke on the literary merits of Kāshefi’s work, and the many failures of scholars to see them. The richly illustrated lecture was spiced with wit, …

The House in Spring

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By James Cormick. Now that we have pruned back the huge cherry laurels that were not only invading the lawn but also blocking the view, we can take long distance shots of the house from the road and the drive. It is looking lovely this spring, particularly with the Himalayan indigo plant framing the porch in flower.                                    

Barry Ison

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Written by James Cormick Sad news. Nigel Ison, our trimestrial window cleaner, told us this morning that his father, Barry, died last month, on Sunday 10 February 2019, of heart complications. Even though he was 83, it came as a great surprise to me. I had thought he would live forever. Ever since he started working for us 20 years ago he had seemed in rude good health for someone in his third age. He was a roofer by profession and the way he climbed up the steep roofs of …