ABBOTT, George Frederick. The Holy War in Tripoli.
London : 1912First edition, first impression, of this "fascinating contemporary account" of the Turco-Italian War of 1911-12 (Motadel, Islam and European Empires, p. 17). George Abbott, a British journalist, spent four months among the Turco-Arab forces fighting the Italian occupation of Cyrenaica, modern-day Libya. The resistance was led on the Arab side by Sufi... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 129757
CASTELLANE, Louis Charles Pierre, comte de. Military Life in Algeria.
London : 1853First edition in English, originally published as Souvenirs de la vie militaire en Afrique in Paris in 1852. The author, Louis Charles Pierre Castellane (1827-1884) was a French military officer and the second son of the Marshal of France Boniface de Castellane, appointed to Algeria in 1837.
According to a note from the "Globe" (printed on the... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 139287
CASTELLANE, Louis Charles Pierre, comte de. Souvenirs of Military Life in Algeria.
London : 1886Second edition in English, first published as Military Life in Algeria (Hurst and Blackett, 1853), and originally published as Souvenirs de la vie militaire en Afrique in Paris in 1852. The author, Louis Charles Pierre Castellane (1827-1884) was a French military officer and the second son of the Marshal of France Boniface de Castellane, appointed to... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 100786
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
DAVIS, Nathan. Inscriptions in the Phoenician Character,
London : 1863First and sole edition, uncommon; an important record of the Punic stelae unearthed by one of the most remarkable figures in 19th century archaeology, the little known Nathan Davis (1819-1882), "clergyman, adventurer and snake-handler extraordinaire" (Freed), who conducted pioneering excavations at Carthage in the late 1850s, preceding the work of his... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 138060
DOMBAY, Franz Lorenz von. Grammatica Linguae Mauro-Arabicae juxta vernaculi idiomatic usum. Accessit vocabularium latino-mauro-arabicum.
Vienna : 1800First edition of the first study of the dialect of the Maghreb, considered by Johann Fück to be the "First scientific contribution to the scientific study of Arab dialects". Dombay (1756-1810), an Austrian born at Vienna, studied oriental languages at the Maria-Theresa College before being sent to Morocco as an interpreter, subsequently serving in... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 96768
DRU, Léon & Saint-Just, & Louis-Georges Mulot. [Patch label on front cover:] Matériels & Outils de Sondages pour les mines & les colonies (Materials and Survey Tools for Mines and Colonies).
Paris : [c.1890]A handsomely presented and apparently unique album of 21 striking original albumen prints showing test rigs and drilling machinery, largely for use in artesian exploration, assembled for one of the leading French engineering concerns of the period, Mulot & Dru, described by a contemporary as "acknowledged in France to be masters of the art of boring"... Learn More£12,750.00
Stock Code: 123046
GIRARDOT, Alexandre Antoine. Two albums compiled from an artist's sketchbooks recording nearly 40 years of life in Algeria.
Algeria : 1830-67Alexandre Antoine Girardot (1815-c.1877) has left but few traces of what must have been an unusual and adventurous life. Born in Paris in February 1815, he enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts on 6 October 1836. A student of Blondel, he exhibited regularly at the Salon between 1841 and 1848, submitting views of Algeria and other "oriental" subjects.... Learn More£95,000.00
Stock Code: 110595
LITHGOW, William. The Totall Discourse,
London : 1632First collected and complete edition of Lithgow's travels, a particularly nice copy in contemporary calf; "a book of uncommon value and interest, for its descriptions of men and manners even more than of places" (DNB).
Lithgow (1582-1645?), travelled extensively across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East from the age of twenty onwards,... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 144436
MACKENZIE, Donald. The Flooding of the Sahara.
London : 1877First edition. Presentation copy of this wonderful piece of Victorian imperialist folly, inscribed to "M. de Vernsuillet, with the authors Compts, 11 Oct. 1880" on the front free endpaper. With two manuscript sketch-maps laid-in, annotated in French presumably by the recipient, and depicting Cape Juby, now in southern Morocco, where the author, MacKenzie,... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 119282
MASON, Michael. The Paradise of Fools.
London : 1936First edition of this lively and uncommon account of an expedition described in Fliegel Jezerniczky's on-line Libyan Desert bibliography as "an extraordinary journey", during which a party led by Mason and W. B. Kennedy Shaw traversed "virtually all major parts of the Libyan desert. They started from Kharga, reaching the Gilf Kebir via Abu Ballas, making... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 98893
MASON, Michael. The Paradise of Fools.
London : 1936First edition. Lively, and uncommon account of an expedition described in Fliegel Jezerniczky's on-line Libyan Desert bibliography as "an extraordinary journey", in which a party led by Mason and W.B. Kennedy Shaw traversed "virtually all major parts of the Libyan desert. They started from Kharga, reaching the Gilf Kebir via Abu Ballas, making the first... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 98888
MORGAN, Joseph (trans.) A Compleat History of the Piratical States of Barbary, viz. Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli, and Morocco.
London : 1750First edition thus of this English translation of Jacques Philippe Laugier de Tassy's Histoire du royaume d'Alger (1725), originally published in 1728-9 under the title A Complete History of Algiers, here published with additional matter.
It is widely held that Joseph Morgan (fl. 1707-1739) is the author of this translation. As vice-consul in... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 118623
PULSZKY, Francis. The Tricolor on the Atlas; or Algeria and the French Conquest.
1854First edition. Pulszky was a Hungarian nationalist, Kossuth's ambassador in London, and an exile after 1849, he accompanied Kossuth to America in 1851 as his private secretary. He supported himself by the pen, publishing a number of books in his own right, and undertaking translation work. The present book combines both, "Among the Tourists who have... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 62945
RHOTERT, Hans, ed. Transjordanien. Vorgeschichtliche Forschungen.
Stuttgart : 1938First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Rhotert on the front free endpaper to an unnamed recipient, thanking them for their support for the Forschungsinstituts für Kulturmorphologie. The leader's account of the work of the Nordgruppe der XII. Deutschen-Innerafrikanischen Forschungsexpedition in the Transjordan and Libya includes the first scientific... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 92497
RICHARDSON, James. Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846.
London : 1848First edition of this account of James Richardson's (1806-1851) first expedition to Africa. Richardson was an English explorer and ardent anti-slavery campaigner; he considered the slave trade to be "the most gigantic system of wickedness that world has ever seen" (Wright, Libya, Chad and the Central Sahara, p. 68). In 1845, Richardson joined a Sahara-bound... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 91137
WESTERN DESERT - WESSEL, Wilhelm. Three original artworks.
1942Three fine studies made in the field by German war artist Wilhelm Wessel (1904-1971), Rommel's kriegsmaler, conveying a genuine sense of reportage and executed while Wessel was serving as an officer with the Afrikakorps.
Original black-and-white charcoal drawing on pale grey paper signed "Wih. Wessel 42", measuring 460 x 590 mm; inscribed lower... Learn More£11,500.00
Stock Code: 136644
YACOUBI, Ahmed. Alchemist's Cookbook.
Tuscon : 1972First edition, first paperback printing, signed by the author on the title page and in beautiful condition. This collection of 125 recipes "based on the ancient science of Moroccan cuisine" is uncommonly found signed. It collects recipes such as "soup to cure jealousy" and "how to be gentle to your brains" alongside "rainy day greens" and "fancy goats... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 144397