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MUSIL, Alois. Map of Northern Arabia; [with:] Map of the Northern Heğâz.
New York : 1926Exceptionally unusual opportunity to acquire these two important and highly detailed maps, based on the work of the celebrated Moravian Arabist Alois Musil (1868-1944), known as "the Czech Lawrence of Arabia" and described by Howgego as "a leading scholar of Arabic culture".
From a humble background, Musil trained for the church, was ordained... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141566
PHILBY, Harry St John Bridger. The Heart of Arabia:
1922First edition of Philby's first substantial work, an account of his mission, begun in November 1917, to Ibn Sa'ud, ruler of the Nejd in central Arabia, who greatly impressed him. Philby completed his crossing of Arabia by continuing by camel to Jiddah on the Red Sea. There he met the Hashemite ruler of Hejaz, the Sharif Husain, leader of the Arab revolt,... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 136204
ADEN; YEMEN. RAF Khormaksar / JARIC operational documents relating to punitive expeditions against dissident Bedouin tribes in the Aden Protectorate, and the Yemen Frontier War, 1955-59.
Aden & Yemen : 1950sFascinating archive of rare documents and maps concerning Royal Air Force punitive operations against dissident Bedouin tribes in the Aden Protectorate and against Yemen around the time of the Suez Crisis, an extension of imperial policing by the RAF advanced by Churchill in the 1920s, "the function of two tensions", the demobilisation of British forces... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 141716
HEUDE, William. A Voyage up the Persian Gulf, and a Journey Overland from India to England in 1817.
London : 1819First edition. "The author of this rare and interesting work was attached to the Madras Military Establishment and was apparently related to Earl Fitzwilliam, to whom the work is dedicated" (Blackmer catalogue). Heude first visited Muscat and its hinterlands before sailing up the Gulf to Basra, travelling on up the Shatt al-Arab and the Euphrates.
The... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 144872
BURNES, Alexander. Central Asia comprising Bokhara, Cabool, Persia, the River Indus, & Countries Eastward of it.
London : 1834Important, highly detailed map of Central Asia "constructed from numerous authentic documents but principally from the original MS. surveys of Lieut. Alex. Burnes", and showing Burnes's route across Asia, intended to accompany, and cash in on, his Travels into Bokhara, which, rather rushed out, was not provided with a map. Burnes had sailed to Bombay... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 129689
STARK, Freya et al. The Cornhill Magazine.
London : 1945First Edition. A copy of the magazine from Freya Stark's personal library, containing an article by her entitled "Moving Pictures in Arabia". Illustrated by two pictures of Yemen, Stark tells an amusing account of her attempts to screen films with a travelling cinema in Yemen. She is particularly interested to note how Yemeni women reacted to this technology,... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 127634
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
JEDDAH WATER SUPPLY - BALFOUR, David Ross. City of Jeddah Water Supply.
Westminster [Jeddah] : 1947-48One of a limited set of detailed planning documents for the important modernization of Jeddah's water supply in 1947, this copy inscribed by the British civil engineer leading the project to Ahmad Ashmawi of the local engineers who presented the scheme to Emir Saud. Likely produced in small numbers for key stakeholders, we find no other copies or references... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 138324
QUR'AN. Magnificent Qajar Qur'an in a dated Zand lacquer binding
[Zand and Qajar Iran,]This Qur'an is an exquisite example of Qajar calligraphy, copied in the bold Iranian naskh most often associated with the Safavid calligrapher Ahmad al-Nayrizi. The manuscript's illumination is extensive, elaborate, and vibrant, alive with colours and gold, rich in the exuberant luxury of Qajar decorative art. Particularly noticeable is the sheer diversity... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 142205
STRABO. De situ orbis.
Venice : 1516Editio princeps, that is, the first edition in the original Greek, of the first attempt at a unified treatise of geographical knowledge, which is "by far the most important source for ancient geography, a priceless document of the Augustan age, and a compendium of important material derived from lost authors" (Oxford Classical Dictionary, p. 1447).... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 142408
IDRĪSĪ, al-. Geographia Nubiensis,
Paris : 1619First Latin edition of the Kitab nuzhat al-mushtaq, which had been published in Arabic in Rome in 1592. An attractive copy, unrestored in contemporary condition, of "the most important geographical work of the Middle Ages" (Brill's First Encyclopaedia of Islam). While well-represented institutionally, there have been just six copies noted at auction;... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 145431
PEAKE, Frederick Gerard. A History of Trans-Jordan and its Tribes.
Amman : 1934First edition, extremely uncommon, just eight locations on WorldCat, no copy in BL, just two copies traced at auction. Major-General Frederick G. Peake, CMG, CBE (1886-1970), known as Peake Pasha, was a British Army and police officer, and founder and commandant of the Arab Legion Trans-Jordan. He fought alongside T.E. Lawrence in the First World War,... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 127455
BEGUIN BILLECOCQ, Xavier. Un Vaisseau Français a Bahreïn 1842. Une Première Diplomatique.
Paris : 2001First edition, one of 300 copies. An attractively produced work presenting extracts from the log kept by Commander Théogène François Page and describing the first diplomatic mission to Bahrain (1841-44), including the visit to Sheikh Abdullah bin Ahmed al Khalifa in February 1842.
It comprises numerous sketches from the visit, maps, royal... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 141676
JEDDAH. Documentation of Nasif [sic] House.
Jeddah & Riyadh : 1980-81A superb, apparently unique visual record of Jeddah's landmark Bayt Nasseef before its early 1980s restoration. In 1975 the Saudi government purchased the house, designating it a historic landmark, and initially employing it as a library. After restoration it has become a cultural centre, used for exhibitions and events. We can trace no other copy of... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 144736
STARK, Freya. A Winter in Arabia.
London : 1940First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper "Donald Simon from his Godmother Freya Stark London 1943", with partial bookplate of the recipient's father, Alan Lennox-Boyd, to the front pastedown. Stark was also godmother to Alan Lennox-Boyd, who would later be the colonial secretary under Winston Churchill in the... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 142074