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IRANIAN, Mihran, & others. Photograph album documenting a cruise to North Africa, the Middle East and the Mediterranean on RMS Celtic.
New York : 1902Engrossing, wide-ranging and thoughtfully compiled Gilded Age photograph album assembled by a member of a tour party sailing from New York on a Mediterranean cruise aboard the White Star liner RMS Celtic. Perhaps most importantly it includes a handful of superb depictions of Istanbul by the celebrated Armenian photographer Mihran Iranian, whose work... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 131724
(KATIP ÇELEBI.) HERBELOT, Barthelémy d'. Bibliothèque orientale.
The Hague : 1777-9.First published in 1697, this revised and expanded edition of d'Herbelot's monumental work is "generally considered the best" (Arcadian Library, p. 238), containing supplements by J. J. Reiske, "undoubtedly the best Arabist in Germany" (ibid.), Leiden professor H. A. Schultens, and other pre-eminent 18th-century orientalists. The Bibliothèque orientale... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 117606
BURTON, Richard Francis. The Memorial Edition of the Works.
London : 1893-4Memorial edition, all first printings. These titles were all that were issued in the Memorial Edition for each of which Isabel Burton wrote new prefaces. "Although she lived in Burton's literary shadow, referring to herself as 'the mere bellows player to the organist', Isabel Burton was a good writer" and she did publish several accounts of their travels... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 135160
SUYUTI, Jalal al-Din al-. History of the Caliphs.
Calcutta : 1880-1First edition in English of Suyuti's Ta'rikh al-khulafa'. Fairly common in libraries, but rare in commerce, with no copies traced in auction records.
A prolific polymath, Suyuti (1445-1505) was born in Cairo, where he lived through the final decades of the Mamluk Sultanate. His cohesive and authoritative chronicle of Muslim rulers, from the immediate... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 117609
MEHMED EMIN ÂLI PAÇA. Documents relating to Baron Maurice de Hirsch's concessions to build and operate the Ottoman Empire's railway lines from Constantinople to Vienna.
Turkey : 1874 - 86Fascinating group of documents relating to Baron Maurice de Hirsch's concessions to build and operate the Ottoman Empire's railway lines from Constantinople to Vienna, dating to the time the agreements were revised (1872) to when he was seeking to extricate himself (1887):
1. Covering letter to the annotated Actes 1874 document addressed to Baron... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 141678
BROCQUIERE, Bertrandon de la. The Travels of Bertrandon de la Brocquiere to Palestine,
Hafod, Ceredigion : 1807First edition in English. Bertrandon de la Brocquiere (c. 1400-1459) was a Burgundian agent and pilgrim, his book blending travel narrative with a "reconnaissance tour of the Near East" (Tyerman). Although written at the behest of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, with the intention of acting as a spur to an intended crusade in 1454 which never materialised,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139109
EGERTON, Lady Francis. Journal of a Tour in the Holy Land, in May and June, 1840.
London : 1841First edition, printed "for private circulation only; for the Benefit of the Ladies' Hibernian Female School Society". An attractively illustrated account of an excursion that took in Jaffa, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Ramla, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, Beirut and Baalbec. Harriet Catherine Greville married Francis Egerton, first earl of Ellesmere,... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 139323
MCCRINDLE, John Watson. The Commerce and Navigation of the Erythraean Sea:
Bombay : 1879First edition. An extension of Vincent's interpretation of the Periplus through access to Bombay government papers. The Periplus was an account written in the middle of the first century C.E. describing the routes and commercial opportunities to be accessed from Rome's Egyptian ports along the coast of the Red Sea, Northeast Africa and the Indian... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 98667
PERTSCH, Wilhelm. Die Arabischen Handschriften der Herzoglichen Bibliothek Zu Gotha.
Gotha : 1878-92First editions. Uncommon in complete state, OCLC shows perhaps fewer than 20 sets completing worldwide; Copac lists just two: SOAS and Glasgow, the Oxford set lacking the much later fifth volume; no other copies traced at auction.
The five volumes comprise the catalogue of the extraordinary collection of Arabic manuscripts at the ducal library at... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 94282
KHĀQĀNI, Afdal al-Din-al-Shirwani al-. Tuhfat al-'Iraqayn [The Gift of the Two Iraqs].
[Safavid Iran : [c.1600]A most attractive and highly uncommon Safavid-era manuscript, the only mathnawi - or long narrative poem in couplet form - of the celebrated 12th century CE Persian poet Khāqāni; it is presented here in an appealing binding, the onlays, probably once gilded but the gilt now oxidised, almost certainly made of paper, a distinct Safavid practice at this... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 132183
DE GAURY, Gerald, & H. V. F. Winstone, (eds). The Road to Kabul.
London : 1981Superb presentation copy of the first edition of this anthology of work by travellers in Central Asia, signed by the author, and with a letter presenting the book to Robert Heber-Percy, 'The Mad Boy', young lover of the eccentric Lord Berners, with whom de Gaury became fascinated, and who accompanied him on his delicate diplomatic mission to visit Ibn... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 141824
BONAR, Horatius. The Desert of Sinai: Notes on a Spring-Journey from Cairo to Beersheba.
London : 1857First edition. This is an engaging account written in journal form of an expedition around the Sinai Peninula in 1856. Contemporary reviews were highly favourable: "it may serve as a model of the style in which works of this kind ought to be written" (The Eclectic Review); "Dr Bonar seems to excel equally in accuracy of observation, and in cordial appreciation... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 140933
LEMPRIERE, William. A Tour from Gibraltar to Tangier, Sallee, Mogodore, Santa Cruz, Tarudant; and thence over Mount Atlas to Morocco: including a Particular Account of the Royal Harem, etc.
London : 1791-4First editions, William Beckford's copies, with his pencilled annotation to the initial blank of the first work, noting "p. 218 at night, Sidy Mahomet had constantly six blood hounds in his chamber" and other detail; subsequently in the library of British Arabist and colonial agent Col. S. B. Miles (1838-1914), with the usual bookplates and markings... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 117613
RICHARDSON, John. A Grammar of the Arabick Language.
London : 1776First edition. The Scottish whig, lawyer, and orientalist Richardson (1740/1-1795) modelled his work on the Persian grammar of William Jones (1771), with whom he had collaborated on his Persian-Arabic-English dictionary (published 1777-80). Like the dictionary, it was aimed at the East India Company's servants and is dedicated to the Company's directors.... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 124613
CONDÉ, J. A. History of the Dominion of the Arabs in Spain.
London : 1854-5First edition in English, first published in Madrid in 1820-1; far from common in the market. Condé was the director of the library of the Escorial. His work is "characterized by a strong sympathy for Arab culture. For the first time a complete survey, based on Arab sources, was provided of the history of Islamic Spain from 711 to 1492, and a framework... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 95147
MONEY, Edward. Twelve Months with the Bashi-Bazouks.
London : 1857First edition of this first-hand account of the Crimean War. Money left England to take part in the war, joining the Bashi-Bazouks in July 1855.
Bashi-bazouks, literally meaning "crazy-head", roughly "leaderless" or "disorderly," were a band of mercenary troops fighting as irregulars with the Ottoman army.
Edward Money was a retired officer from... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 134080
KELLY, John Barrett. Britain and the Persian Gulf, 1795-1880.
Oxford : 1968First edition, first impression, the dedication copy, with the author's compliments slip mounted on the front free endpaper, below the ownership inscription, "R. W. Bullard, 19.3.1968". After receiving his doctorate in 1955, Kelly became a research fellow at the Institute of Colonial Studies at Oxford, "under the guidance of Sir Reader Bullard, British... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 141225
HARDING, Rev. Henry Gladstone The Bedouin Arabs.
London : 1925Second impression. A scarce short pamphlet on the Bedouins, written by a medical missionary for the CMS in Palestine. OCLC shows only 7 locations for the 1923 first edition and none for later editions. In this short anthropological study, Harding, also the author of The Land of Promise and Palestine and its People, writes sympathetically about a people... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 129946
CHURCHILL, Charles Henry, Colonel. The Druzes and the Maronites under Turkish Rule from 1840 to 1860.
London : 1862First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on front free endpaper verso, "To the Right Honble the Earl of Carnarvon, from the Author". The recipient, Henry Herbert, fourth earl of Carnarvon (1831-1890), politician, was twice Secretary of State for the Colonies. During the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878) Carnarvon "supported a policy of... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139024
WOOD, John. A Journey to the Source of the River Oxus.
London : 1872Second edition, revised. Following his success in leading an expedition up the Indus in 1835, Wood was appointed as assistant to Alexander Burnes's mission to Afghanistan. "The mission had both commercial and military aims, and Wood was charged with gathering information about the Indus and the topography and mineral deposits of the surrounding area"... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 111897
LAWRENCE, T. E., & C. Leonard Woolley. Palestine Exploration Fund Annual, 1914-1915. The Wilderness of Zin.
London : 1915First edition, sole printing, in the second issue binding without the full stop after the date on the spine. During January and February of 1914 Lawrence and Leonard Woolley (the archaeologist who would later excavate Ur), together with a British Army surveying detachment, mapped the Negev region of the Sinai Peninsula. The Negev was ruled by the Ottoman... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 103359
LAWRENCE, T. E., & C. Leonard Woolley. Palestine Exploration Fund Annual, 1914-1915. The Wilderness of Zin.
London : 1915First edition, first issue binding with the full stop after the date on the spine. During January and February 1914 Lawrence and Leonard Woolley (the archaeologist who would later excavate Ur), together with a British Army surveying detachment, mapped the Negev region of the Sinai Peninsula. The Negev was ruled by the Ottoman Empire, and the survey... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 108832
WILDE, William Robert Wills. Narrative of a Voyage to Madeira, Teneriffe, and along the Shores of the Mediterranean,
Dublin : 1852Although described on the title page as the second edition "enlarged and revised", this a one-volume edition following a two-volume second edition of 1844. The first was published in 1840. The cruise undertaken by Oscar Wilde's father as medical assistant to Glasgow magnate Robert Meiklam, was to "absent himself temporarily from Dublin for either reasons... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 122917
NAPIER, Edward. Reminiscences of Syria, and the Holy Land.
London : 1847Second edition of this important eyewitness account of the Second Egyptian-Ottoman War (1839-41), originally published in 1843, "a mixture of historical information, anecdotes of travel, and a description of the campaign" (Blackmer). Uncommon, with one copy only in UK libraries (Manchester).
"When the British fleet was engaged on the coast of... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139012
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
LUNA, Miguel de. The History of the Conquest of Spain by the Moors.
London : 1687First edition in English of the first part (all published) of Miguel de Luna's Verdadera historia del rey Don Rodrigo (1592-1600), itself purportedly translated from an Arabic source, but in fact an original composition. Luna's account of the Arab conquest of Spain to the year 761 was considered genuine by Southey, dismissed by George Ticknor and other... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 120934
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
MARIANA, Juan de. The General History of Spain.
London : 1699First edition in English, and still the only complete edition, of "the standard work on Spanish history up to the 18th century which does not merely report events in lucid chronological order and with admirable objectivity, but includes analyses of the mechanisms of princely power" (Braun, Juan de Mariana and Early Modern Spanish Political Thought,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 93999
OLUFSEN, Ole. The Emir of Bokhara and his Country.
Copenhagen : 1911First edition of this highly detailed and well-illustrated study of the region by the Secretary of the Royal Danish Geographical Society, drawing on the material accumulated during his command of the first and Second Danish Pamir Expeditions, 1896-97, 1898-99, from which he brought back more than 700 artefacts of ethnographic and scientific significance... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 133555
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
[BURTON, Richard F.] The Kasîdah (Couplets) of Hajî Abdû El-Yezdî.
London : 1880]First edition, first issue, with the title page undated and not naming Bernard Quaritch as the publisher. Penzer believed that the entire first edition probably consisted of no more than 200 copies, most of which was intended for private distribution among Burton's friends, and that the first issue "was very small indeed". Burton claimed the Kasidah... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 127527
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
FORBES, Henry O., ed. The Natural History of Sokotra and Abd-El-Kuri.
Liverpool : 1903First and sole edition of this handsome book, a decidedly uncommon and beautifully illustrated monograph. Socotra lies off the Horn of Africa, south of the Arabian Peninula. Formerly part of the Aden Governate it has been officially part of Yemen since 1967. It is described by the Socotra Conservation Fund as "a jewel of biodiversity in the Arabian... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 139057
GOLDSMID, Sir Frederic John. Eastern Persia. An Account Of The Journeys Of The Persian Boundary Commission 1870-71-72.
London : 1876First edition of this highly important account of the region compiled from the records kept by the members of the Commission sent to establish the delimitation of the disputed border between Persia and Baluchistan.
Goldsmid, the commissioner, had established a reputation for himself as an officer of considerable intelligence and resource. While... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 78611
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 proof... Learn More£57,500.00
Stock Code: 132530
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
BLUNT, Lady Anne. A Pilgrimage to Nejd, the Cradle of the Arab Race.
London : 1881First edition of the classic account of Lady Blunt's trip with her husband Wilfrid Scawen Blunt in Northern Arabia and the Nejd, "the highlands sacred to all Syrian Bedouins as their ancestral homeland" (Howgego). In Lady Blunt's copious journals "her scientific interests are manifest in the mass of aneroid readings, barometric pressures, and compass... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138761
GOEJE, Michael Jan de. Mémoire sur les Carmathes du Bahraïn et les Fatimides.
Leiden : 1886Second edition, revised and greatly expanded, of de Goeje's important study of the Qaramitah (Carmathians), a syncretic Shi'ite sect which revolted against the 'Abbasid Caliphate from their Bahraini stronghold in the ninth century CE. It was originally published in 1862 as the first volume of his four-part essay series, Mémoires d'histoire et de géographie... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 117603
[LA ROQUE, Jean de.] A Voyage to Arabia Foelix through the Eastern Ocean and the Streights of the Red-Sea, being the First made by the French in the Years 1708, 1709, and 1710.
London : 1732Second and preferred edition in English of "one of the first accounts of Yemen" (Arcadian Library), first published in English in 1726 (as A Voyage to Arabia the Happy) following its original appearance in French in 1716. La Roque's father, a Marseilles merchant, had travelled with Jean de la Haye's Turkish embassy of 1639-41, then on to the Levant... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 117611
(GULF AVIATION.) Pair of photograph albums from the earliest years of commercial aviation in the Gulf, comprising over 550 images.
Bahrain, Doha, Kuwait, Iraq, Persia : 1948-55Fascinating, cogently assembled, and extremely uncommon photographic archive of over 550 highly appealing and informative personal photographs captured by a British official in Bahrain, Doha, Kuwait, and Iraq at the moment when the region was just opening up to Western oil companies and chronicling the origins of commercial aviation in the Gulf. Although... Learn More£65,000.00
Stock Code: 135949
WEIL, Gustav. Geschichte der Chalifen. Nach handschriftlichen, größtentheils noch unbenützten Quellen.
Mannheim : 1846-51First edition of Weil's path-breaking history of Islam, which relied in large part on Muslim sources still in manuscript. Sets are fairly common in institutions, but rarely encountered on the market.
Weil (1808-1889) was born in Sulzburg in Baden, and was originally destined for the rabbinate, but at a young age found that he had little taste for... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 94297
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
WILLIAMS, Robert. Jerusalem: The City of Many Sieges.
Alexandria : 1918First edition. Scarce with COPAC showing only two copies, at the National Library of Wales and UCL, OCLC adds only one at the University of Pisa. The last book published by Williams, an architect who had written several books on slums and working class housing in Britain. He was working as as a consultant for the Egyptian Government when he died in... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 127768
BYRON, Robert. The Road to Oxiana.
London : 1937First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Sir Denison Ross, in memory of much help with this book and many others, from, Robert Byron". A superb association, the distinguished linguist and orientalist Sir Denison Ross (1871-1940) was professor of Persian at University College, London... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 79960
FRASER, James. The History of Nadir Shah, formerly called Thamas Kuli Khan, the Present Emperor of Persia.
London : 1742Second edition, same year as the first. Appointed a writer to the Bombay presidency in 1730, Fraser spent some ten years at the company's trading posts at Mocha in the Yemen and at Cambay and Surat, in western India. He had a great aptitude for languages and "not only mastered the vernacular languages used around the Arabian Sea, but took lessons in... Learn More£1,600.00
Stock Code: 124635
PARSONS, Abraham. Travels in Asia and Africa; including a Journey from Scanderoon to Aleppo, and over the desert to Bagdad and Bussora;
London : 1808First edition. Little is known of Parson's origins, he was probably born in Bristol, the son of a merchant captain. "In early life he visited many countries in command of merchant vessels, an occupation that suited a man 'naturally fond of novelty, and remarkably inquisitive'" (ODNB). He unsuccessfully tried to establish himself as a merchant in Bristol,... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 99192
MAYER, Leo Aryeh. Saracenic Heraldry. A Survey.
Oxford : 1933First and only edition of an important study, never superseded, which in fact "remains the only authoritative work on the subject" (obituary, Rice & Hirschberg, Ars Orientalis, IV, 1961). Mayer was born in Galicia in 1895, studied in Vienna, Lausanne and Berlin, and emigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1921 where he was employed in Department of Antiquities.... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 110826
OUSELEY, Gore. Biographical Notices of Persian Poets;
London : 1846First edition. The diplomat and orientalist Gore Ouseley (1770-1844) served as ambassador to the Qajar court, and became acquainted with Persian, Sanskrit and Arabic. In the present work, published posthumously, Ouseley set out to make Persian poetry known to English readers. Working from manuscripts in his own collection, he discussed 31 poets and... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 126941
THOUMIN, Richard. L'Asie Occidentale.
Damascus : 1928First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "1er Lieutenant Myssen ?". Scarce with six locations on OCLC and only one on Copac (Oxford).
In the 1920s and 30s Thoumin, professor at the Damascus Military College, wrote several geographical works, focusing particularly on Damascus and Beirut. This book... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 129957
WAGNER, Moritz. Travels in Persia, Georgia and Koordistan;
London : 1856First edition in English, combining two works: Der Kaukasus und das Land der Kosaken (1847), and Reise nach Persien und dem Lande der Kurden (1851); the final volume, dedicated to his time in Persia, includes observations on the position of women in the region and the Great Game.
Wagner (1813-87) was a German geographer, natural historian and... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 109429
TIBRIZI, Abu Zakariya' Yahya [ibn 'Ali] al-Khatib al-. A Commentary on Ten Arabic Poems.
Calcutta : 1894First edition, in the original Arabic, of this authoritative commentary on the Mu'allaqat and three further Arabic poems from the pre-Islamic period; the poems themselves are printed in full, with the commentary between each line. Al-Tibrizi (1030-1109), a native of Tabriz in Iran, "was a philologist, a great authority on poetry For a time he was a... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 118904
DAPPER, Olfert. Naukeurige Beschryving van Asie:
Amsterdam : 1680First edition of Dapper's Asia Minor and Mesopotamia; a German edition followed in 1681. In common with contemporaries such as John Ogilby, the Dutch physician Olfert Dapper (1639-1689) never travelled to visit the lands he wrote about, instead compiling extant translations and other eye-witness accounts to produce lavish and encyclopaedic books for... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 100075
BACCANTI, Alberto. Maometto, legislatore degli Arabi e fondatore dell'Impero musulmano.
Casalmaggiore : 1791First and only edition of this epic poem in Italian recounting the life of Muhammad in 12 cantos of ottava rima, each canto illustrated with a full-page engraved plate, in addition to two frontispiece portraits of the author and of Muhammad astride a rampant horse, all after original paintings by Paolo Araldi. Originally from Casalmaggiore, Araldi (d.... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 102633
BARTLETT, William Henry. Forty Days in the Desert,
London : [c.1851]Fourth edition of this richly illustrated travel account, first published in 1849. Bartlett (1809-1854) was a British artist known for his detailed steel engravings and keen archaeological eye, both of which are well-showcased in this work. Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 141231
TABARI, Muhammad ibn Jarir al-. Chronique d'Abou Djafar Mohammed Tabari, fils de Djarir, fils d'Yezid;
Paris : 1836First edition in any language of Tabari's Ta'rikh al-rusul wa'l-muluk ("History of Prophets and Kings"), "the most important of the classical Arabic historical texts still extant" (Encylopaedica Iranica), volume I (all published); this copy with a presentation leaf addressed to noted translator and businesswoman Lady Charlotte Guest (née Schreiber,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 110201
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, this 349, 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: 141117
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
VINCENT, William (ed.) Voyage de Nearque, des bouches de l'Indus jusqu'a l'Euphrate,
Paris : 1800First edition in French of Vincent's important commentary on Nearchus's voyage from the Indus estuary to the Tigris in 325 BC, as recorded by Arrian of Nicomedia, originally published at London in 1797. The expedition, ordered by Alexander the Great, marked the Greek discovery of the Persian Gulf (Retsö, p. 267), and the entire fourth chapter is dedicated... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139117
SACY, Antoine Isaac Silvestre de. Exposé de la Religion des Druzes.
Paris : 1838First edition of "one of de Sacy's principal works, the classical treatment of the early history and doctrine of the Druze", which took more than 40 years to complete (Daftary, The Assassin Legends: Myths of the Ismailis, p. 132). "The Druze religion was initially an Isma'ili schismatic movement, organised during the final years of the Fatimid caliph... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 117632
RECLUS, Elisée. Nouvelle Géographie Universelle.
Paris : 1884First edition, volume IX only, the relevant volume on the Middle East and Arabia from Reclus's "stupendous compilation, profusely illustrated with maps, plans, and engravings, which was crowned with the gold medal of the Paris Geographical Society in 1892 Extreme accuracy and brilliant exposition form the leading characteristics of all Reclus's writings,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 117630