AL-HAKIM, Tawfiq. Journal d'un substitut de campagne.
Cairo : 1939First edition in any western language of the second novel, widely considered as one of his best, by a key figure in the development of modern Egyptian literature. A limited edition of 450 copies signed by the author, rare with just four locations identified world-wide: American Universities Beirut and Cairo, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and Bibliothèque... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 141116
BEDFORD, Francis, & W. M. Thompson. The Holy Land, Egypt, Constantinople, Athens, etc. etc.
London : [c.1866-7]First edition thus, notably scarce, comprising some superb views of Egypt (10), Palestine (23), Lebanon (8), Syria (1), Constantinople (3), and Athens (3). Francis Bedford (1815-1894), one of the most important photographers of the period, his work characterised by it "rich tonalities" (ODNB), was the first photographer to accompany a Royal Tour.
In... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 142282
BROWNE, William George. Travels in Africa, Egypt, and Syria, from the Year 1792 to 1798.
London : 1806Second edition, enlarged, first published in 1799. "This important work contains the earliest information in English about Darfur (Sudan). Browne, inspired by Bruce's travels, went to Egypt in 1792 hoping to explore the oases in the eastern Sahara and to journey to the source of the White Nile. He reached El Fashur in Darfur and was the first Englishman... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 97302
CAPPER, James. Observations on the Passage to India through Egypt,
London : 1783First edition. Capper was educated at Harrow and joined the army of the East India Company "in His Majesty's Train of Artillery in the East Indies, First as a soldier cadet and later as an officer. He was then for a while a free merchant in Bengal before becoming in 1768 a captain in the Madras army and in 1769 senior writer for the presidency of Bengal... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 88377
CAVILLA, Antonio - MOROCCO and TUNISIA. Photograph album of views in the Maghreb and Egypt.
[c.1900]Highly interesting album that includes an extensive series of scarce prints by Antonio Cavilla, whose pioneering studio in Tangier during the last two decades of the 19th century produced some of the finest images of the Maghreb; 19 of these carry his wet stamp on the print, and another 24 are unsigned but almost certainly from his atelier.
"'Nineteenth-century... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 143538
CHAMBERLAIN-ANDREWS, Victor William. Sketches in Egypt, 1930 - an album of original watercolours.
Egypt : 1930-2An extremely appealing collection of highly competent "officer quality" sketches. The subject matter is fairly typical - views on the Nile, in Cairo, the Ibrahim Agha mosque, in and around Damietta, Mansoura and Talkha, and a sequence of smaller "snap shots" of types, mat making, the forge, the vegetable shop - but the treatment and technique are... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 141303
CORVINUS PRESS: TILLERY, John. A Diary of the Travels.
[London] : 1938First and only edition, limited to 40 copies for personal distribution by Viscount Carlow, founder of the Corvinus Press, as a Christmas gift, this copy inscribed on the presentation leaf "For Eileen, from Carlow, 1938". The text was printed verbatim from the original manuscript, which is now in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. It is today... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122044
DU CAMP, Maxime. Égypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie:
Paris : 1852Extremely rare first edition complete, illustrated with 125 salt prints from wet paper negatives mounted one to a page. Du Camp's monumental work was the first archaeological survey to be extensively illustrated with photographs.
A young man of independent means, Du Camp took up photography in 1849 in preparation for his second journey to North... Learn More£300,000.00
Stock Code: 124632
EBERS, G. Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque.
London : c.1880First edition in English of this impressive work, originally published as Aegypten in Bild und Wort (1878-79), by the German Egyptologist Georg Ebers (1837-1898), who gave his name to the Ebers Papyrus, one of the world's oldest medical documents, acquired in Upper Egypt from a Coptic antiquarian during the winter of 1872-3. This English version is... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139417
EGYPT - BUDGE, E. A. Wallis. Egyptian Antiquities:
London : 1893First edition, limited issue of 200 copies, this copy out-of-series. Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities at the British Museum from 1894 to 1924.
One of the great popularisers of Egyptology around the turn of the 20th century, his translation of the Egyptian Book of the Dead (from the Papyrus... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 146069
EGYPTIAN CAMPAIGN 1882 - MAURICE, J. F. Military History of the Campaign of 1882 in Egypt.
London : 1887First edition, 1, 700 copies printed. Although well represented institutionally copies are seldom found with the letterpress and maps paired and presented in anything approaching an appealing contemporary binding, as here. With an attractive martial provenance: engraved armorial bookplates of Ernest N. Pedder and his ownership inscription to preliminary... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 141183
FITZCLARENCE, George Augustus Frederick. Journal of a Route Across India, Through Egypt, to England.
London : 1819First and only edition, "very scarce, copies having been bought up by the noble author" (Willis and Sotheran, cited after Abbey). As his surname indicates, FitzClarence (1794-1842) was the eldest of the ten children born to the Duke of Clarence, later King William IV, by the actress Dorothy Jordan; hence he was nephew to the Prince Regent, to whom this... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 120562
FORSTER, E. M. The Government of Egypt.
London : First edition of this pamphlet which outlines the historical, social, and political background of the relationship between Egypt and Great Britain. Forster served as a volunteer with the Red Cross between November 1915 and January 1919: while some of the material is "the result of personal experience his time in Egypt was generally not under conditions... Learn More£320.00
Stock Code: 21613
GADSBY, John. My Wanderings. Being Travels in the East in 1846-47, 1850-51, 1852-53.
London : 1869-68First published in 1855, this "interesting and informative travelogue" (Toledano, p. 121) went through a huge number of editions. John Gadsby (1809-1893), described by the General Baptist Magazine as "the celebrated Eastern Traveller", was co-founder with his father William Gadsby, Strict and Particular Baptist minister, of the Gospel Standard Magazine.... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 139382
GRANT, J. Augustus, John Oliver, & others. Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition.
London : 1872[-75]First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Grant to African explorer Sir John Kirk on a panel from the original wrappers bound to face the title page: "My dear Kirk, I avail myself of the oppty of Sir Bartle Frere to send you Part I of the Botany of the 'Speke & Grant Expedition' and hope that future travellers will will sic find some advantage... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 122070
IKBAL ALI SHAH, Sirdar. Fuad: King of Egypt.
London : 1936First edition, first impression, of this uncommon and timely biography of Fuad I (1922-1936), published in the year of the king's death and the signing of the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of 1936, which required the withdrawal of British troops from Egypt, conversations for which had opened in the last weeks of Fuad's life.
The Indian-Afghan author... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 143248
LAWRENCE, T. E. A Brief Record of The Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force
Cairo : 1919First edition, first impression, more commonly found in buff paper wrappers, O'Brien commenting that only "a few copies" were bound in cloth, scarce in this state. A "collaborator's copy" bearing the name of Corporal E. W. Grater on the official compliments slip pasted to the front free endpaper, which is signed by the editor Lieutenant-Colonel Harry... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 108776
LIGHT, Henry. Travels in Egypt, Nubia, Holy Land, Mount Libanon [sic], and Cyprus, in the Year 1814.
London : 1818First and sole edition. Sir Henry Light (1783-1870), later governor of British Guiana (1838-48), was a captain with the Royal Artillery stationed at Malta when, in 1814, he "obtained leave to travel in the countries he describes" (preface).
Continuing in the third person, Light remarks that "curiosity and amusement were his object: he kept a... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140585
LINDSAY, Alexander William Crawford, Lord. Letters on Egypt, Edom, and the Holy Land.
London : 1838First edition of this appealing epistolary narrative of an expedition conducted in 1836-7. Lindsay (1812-1880), book collector and writer on art, was the eldest son of James Lindsay, twenty-fourth earl of Crawford and seventh earl of Balcarres. He inherited a substantial legacy from a relative and this, "combined with his family's vast incomes derived... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139479
McPHERSON, Joseph Williams. The Moulids of Egypt.
Cairo : 1941First and only edition of this study of the popular Muslim and Coptic festivals of Cairo. Well represented institutionally, but distinctly uncommon on the market. Bimbashi McPherson began life in Cairo as mathematics teacher at the prestigious Khedival College, during WWI he was commissioned in the Camel Transport Corps and subsequently became head... Learn More£825.00
Stock Code: 147675
MOHAMMED ALI TEWFIK, HRH Prince. Breeding of Pure Bred Arab Horses.
Cairo : 1935-36 and 1948First editions. Superbly provenanced pairing of these rare and important monographs: the first work presented by the author, Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfik, to Brigadier Sir Eugene Gorman at the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Race Meeting at Gaza in 1940, in turn presented by him to his son Pierre in 1944; with Sir Eugene's lengthy explanatory inscription... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 141617
MOSELEY, Sydney A. Haunts of the Gay East.
London : 1921First and sole edition, scarce, of this lively book on the dissipated underworld of the early 20th-century Middle East. Moseley spent several years as a journalist in Cairo in the 1910s and he drew on his experiences there to compose this collection of stories about the night life of the East, infused with a fascination for picturesque vice and debauchery.... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140897
NAVAL PILOT. The Red Sea Pilot.
London : 1873Revised edition of this notably uncommon naval pilot, one of 1,250 copies. This edition was updated from the first edition of 1863 in order to include key information on the Suez canal, which opened in 1869. Two copies of this edition have been traced institutionally, held at the British Library and the New York Public Library.
This edition was... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 142878
PERREAU, Jean André. Mizrim, ou le Sage a la Cour, Histoire Egyptienne.
Neuchatel : 1782First edition of Perreau's fable, accounting for the life of Mizrim, a wise man in the service of the Egyptian pharaoh Ozymandias, who serves as a minister of the realm and is entrusted with the education of the pharaoh's son. Perreau (1749-1813), a physiocrat and protégé of Mirabeau, uses the tale as a discourse on good kingship and just politics.
The... Learn More£1,300.00
Stock Code: 127809
ROBERTS, David. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia.
London : 1842-5First edition, with the plates in the proof state, of "one of the most important and elaborate ventures of 19th-century publishing... the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey Travel); no publication before this astonishing work had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the region.
The... Learn More£57,500.00
Stock Code: 132530
ROBERTS, David. Egypt & Nubia,
London : 1846-49First edition, in the preferred deluxe coloured format, of "one of the most important and elaborate ventures of 19th-century publishing... the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey Travel). No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. Representing the completion... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 119585
ROBERTS, David. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia.
London : 1842-9First edition of "one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph... there is pleasure to be had from many of the individual plates, where Haghe's skillful and delicate lithography, and his faithful interpretation of Robert's draughtsmanship and dramatic sense, combine in... Learn More£65,000.00
Stock Code: 132004
ROBERTS, David. Egypt & Nubia,
London : 1846-49First edition, in the preferred deluxe coloured format, of "one of the most important and elaborate ventures of 19th-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey Travel). No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. Representing... Learn More£175,000.00
Stock Code: 67119
SHAW, Thomas. Travels, or Observations relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant.
Oxford : 1738First edition, large paper issue (42 cm in height, the regular issue 34 cm), of Shaw's account of his travels across North Africa and the Levant, a major travel account praised for the accuracy of its description, and the quality of the book's design and illustration.
Chaplain to the English factory at Algiers, Shaw travelled extensively in Egypt,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 146522
SIMONDS, Richard Hugh Napier. Two personal photograph albums of the Western Desert and Italian Campaigns.
North Africa and Italy : 1940-43An engrossing visual record of the Western Desert Campaign and Allied invasion of Sicily, compiled by Richard Simonds, "unofficial photographer" in the 4th Armoured Brigade, the major component of the 7th Armoured Division. There are over 200 high-quality photographs of military action, British and Axis armour, street scenes, various Allied officers,... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 43249
TYNDALE, Walter. Below the Cataracts.
London : 1907First and limited edition, number 62 of 150 copies signed by the artist. This is a lavishly produced and attractively illustrated work by one of the most popular and influential topographical watercolourists of the period, who holds a prominent place in the British school of orientalists; his work is known widely through the A. & C. Black series of... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141259
VERTRAY, Jean-Baptiste, & G. L. B. Killick. The French Army in Egypt, 1798-1801.
London : First and sole contemporary edition, remarkably uncommon, presented here in a handsome presentation binding. A fascinating and timely pairing of eye witness accounts of the two foreign military excursions in Egypt that framed the century: Napoleon's campaign of 1798-1801 and the Anglo-Egyptian War of 1882.
As Killick notes chauvinistically in... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 141561
WILSON, Charles Thomas, & Robert William Felkin. Uganda and the Egyptian Soudan.
London : 1882First edition, the Brooke-Hitching copy, with his pencilled initials to the initial blank of each volume.
This work "includes Mr Wilson's journey from Zanzibar to Rubaga. Wilson is the first European who has crossed the Victoria Nyanza, having made three voyages from Ntebbi to Kagei; and he has coasted its western shores twice" (Prince Ibrahim-Hilmy).
Dr... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 119292
WINKLER, Hans A. Rock-Drawings of Southern Upper Egypt II.
London : 1939First edition. A handsomely produced survey of sites found on the west bank of the Nile from Qena to Aswan, Jebel Uweinat and the road leading from the Nile Valley to Dakhla through the Kharga Oasis; volume I related the previous season's expedition, to the Eastern desert. "The recognition of Egyptian rock art as something that could be closely linked... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 99991
YATES, William Holt. The Modern History and Condition of Egypt, its Climate, Diseases, and Capabilities;
London : 1843First edition of this spirited and engaging account, illustrated with simple but appealing illustrations, lithographed by Hullmandel from Yates's own sketches. "A very interesting work by a medical man who travelled extensively in Egypt c. 1840 Yates also provides an extensive general commentary on political events in Syria, Crete and Egypt in addition... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 146193