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BUTE, John Crichton-Stuart, 4th marquess of. Moorish Recipes.
Edinburgh : 1954First edition, limited to 185 copies, this numbered 21 on the limitation slip mounted on the front pastedown, no copies of this limited edition traced institutionally. Perhaps the earliest English cookbook devoted solely to Arab cuisine, with detailed instructions for some 80 dishes.
"The first purpose of this book is to provide, for those Europeans... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 139749
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
IBN TAGHRIBIRDI, Abu'l-Mahasin Yusuf. [Arabic title.] Maured Allatafet, seu Rerum Aegyptiacarum annales, ab anno Christi 971, usque ad annum 1453.
Cambridge : 1792First edition of this noted history of Egypt from the Fatimid conquest to the mid-15th century. Ibn Taghribirdi (c.1410-1470) was the son of a Mamluk amir and himself a close companion of a son of Sultan Jaqmaq (r. 1438-53); his work is generally critical of the Shi'ite Fatimids and apologetic with regard to the Sunni Mamluks, though together with his... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 116745
HANSON, James, Captain. Route of Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Nightingall, K.C.B. Overland from India.
London : 1820First and only edition of this engaging and elusive account. Hanson, described on the title page as "Late Assistant Quarter-Master-General with the Field Army of the Madras Establishment", acted as ADC to Sir Miles Nightingall, commander-in-chief of the Bombay Army, on his return home from India in 1819. The party sailed on the East Indiaman ship-sloop... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 124141
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
CASTELLANE-MAJASTRE, Henri-César. Journal d'Henri-César de Castellane Majastre, Commandant les Chébecs du Roi Le Caméléon & Le Singe, armés à Toulon le 23 juin 1773 … manuscript log of operations against Barbary Corsairs.
At sea : 1773Born into the Provençal noble family with close ties to the sea, Henri-César de Castellane-Majastre, (1733-1789), was a career naval officer joining the service at the age of sixteen, ranking as lieutenant from 1762 to 1775, promoted captain 1777. He participated in the American War of Independence commanding the Marsellais, 74, in de Grasse's fleet,... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 126873
SHEIL, Mary Leonora, Lady. Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia.
London : 1856First and only contemporary edition of the "first travel book on Persia by a woman" (Nash, Travellers to the Middle East from Burckhardt to Thesiger, p. 114), with additional strategic comment from her husband. Mary Anne Leonora Woulfe (1825-69) married Capt. Justin Sheil (18031871), an Indian Army officer in 1847. Her husband had had a distinguished... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 139756
SPEKE, John Hanning. Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile.
Edinburgh and London : 1863First edition. Dispatched by Burton from Tabora to verify reports of a large body of water to the north of Lake Tanganyika, Speke discovered Victoria Nyanza on 3 August 1858 and immediately pronounced it to be the source of the Nile. Back in London the strained relationship between the two explorers was finally sundered by the acclaim greeting Speke's... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 117318
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
DE JONG, Everdene. Spoken Arabic of the Arabian Gulf.
Beirut : 1958First and sole edition of this decidedly uncommon grammar, one of the first guides to Arabic as spoken in the Arabian Gulf, "a still valuable text" (Scudder, p. 349); other such guides produced around this time were issued by the major oil companies for their staff in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait, and by the government of Qatar, then a British Protectorate,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 131258
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 : 1948-55A fascinating, 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, chronicling the origins of commercial aviation in the Gulf.
Probably... Learn More£65,000.00
Stock Code: 135949
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
PERSIAN MINISTRY OF WAR Group of Training Manuals for the Persian Army.
Tehran : 1931First editions, fragile and produced entirely for use in unforgiving climatic conditions, and consequently extremely uncommon survivals, with no copies on WorldCat. These training manuals are an example of the comprehensive efforts made under Reza Shah to modernise and train Persian soldiers for war. The Persian national army was set up in 1921 and... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 81962
(PERSIA; IRAN.) PARLIAMENTARY PAPER. Bagdad Railway. No. 1 (1911).
London : 1911Government White Paper containing the definitive text of the Baghdad railway convention from 1903, including the terms of the concession granted by the Ottoman government, as well as an additional convention from 1908 and a series of loan contracts. This railway project was, in the contemporary assessment of Morris Jastrow, "the largest single contributing... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 129809
SÉBAH, Jean Pascal & Policarpe Joaillier. Panorama de Constantinople pris de la Tour de Galata.
Istanbul : c.1888Superb panoramic view of the city taken from the Galata Tower looking over the Bosporus towards the Asian side; across the Golden Horn can be seen the Topkapi Palace, and the great mosques of the city, Haghia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Yeni Mosque, and the Süleymaniye. In 1857 Pascal Sébah opened one of the first photographic studios in Constantinople.... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 139037
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
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
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
LAWRENCE, T. E. Revolt in the Desert.
New York : 1927First US edition, large paper issue of 250 copies (this copy unnumbered). The costs for production of the 1926 Seven Pillars of Wisdom had ballooned to such an extent that Lawrence was contemplating selling either his library or some of his property to clear the debt. Eventually he settled on the publication of an abridgement, undertaken in 1926 by... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 108956
PERTSCH, Wilhelm. Die Arabischen Handschriften der Herzoglichen Bibliothek Zu Gotha.
Gotha : 1878-92First editions. Uncommon in complete state, WorldCat shows perhaps fewer than 20 sets completing worldwide; Library Hub 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... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 94282
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
GRABAR, Oleg; Gülru Necipoglu; et al. (eds.) Muqarnas.
New Haven & Leiden : 1983-2015First editions, a few issues signed by contributors and editors, including several by the founding editor, Oleg Grabar. This journal aimed to "provide a regular vehicle for scholarship and critical essays on Islamic art... and to make scholarship and discussions as widely available as possible, especially in Muslim countries" (vol. 1, p. ix). was founded... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 127347
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
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
VARTHEMA, Ludovico di. Ludovici Patritii Romani novum itinerarium Aethiopiae: Aegypti: utriusque Arabiae: Persidis: Siriae: ac Indiae: intra et extra Ganges.
Milan : 1511]Notably rare first Latin edition of Varthema's influential account of his undercover travel through the Ottoman Empire, Safavid Persia, and India, "one of the most remarkable travel books of the Renaissance" (Blackmer), a copy with significant provenance, from the library of the highly cultured imperial secretary Jacopo Bannisio, with his ownership... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 142207
SUEZ CANAL - VETCH, James. Inquiry into the Means of Establishing a Ship Navigation between the Mediterranean and Red Seas.
London : 1843First edition. Uncommon, this copy inscribed "from the Author" to the Institute of Civil Engineers on the title page. Vetch was a Royal Engineers officer who served in the Peninsular War and from 1819 to 1823 was employed on the Ordnance Survey, surveying in Ireland, Orkney and the Shetlands. Subsequently he worked for the Birmingham and Gloucester... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 143835
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
MALCOLM, Sir John. Histoire de la Perse,
Paris : 1821First edition in French of this "monumental work" by the diplomatist and administrator in India Sir John Malcolm (Wright, p. 8), originally published at London in two quarto volumes in 1815. The translation, by Pierre-Vincent Benoist, was continued from 1814 to 1820 by the eminent orientalist Louis-Matthieu Langlès, keeper of oriental manuscripts at... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 138677
LAWRENCE, T. E. Revolt in the Desert.
London : 1927First edition, large paper issue, number 127 of 315 copies, an intriguing association copy, accompanied by an autograph letter signed from the author. Though averse to signing his books, Lawrence sent the recipient, H. W. Jenny, a note to insert in this copy in the aftermath of an incident involving Lawrence, Jenny, and a man impersonating Lawrence... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 142913
MCCRINDLE, John Watson. The Commerce and Navigation of the Erythraean Sea:
Bombay : 1879First edition in book form, scarce, with one copy listed in auction records in the last 50 years. McCrindle, of the Bengal Educational Service, translated from the Greek two of the most important sources for Arabia and the Gulf in antiquity.
The Periplus was written in the first century CE and describes the routes and commercial opportunities... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 94810
(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
FORSTER, E. M. Alexandria: A History and A Guide.
Alexandria : 1922First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Forster "AJB, from the author" on the front free endpaper, and with the ownership inscription of the recipient, A. J. Butler, on the front board. This is Oxford historian Alfred Joshua Butler (1850-1936), whose work The Arab Conquest of Egypt (1902) Forster cites as his main source for the period, and describes... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 112539
CUREAU DE LA CHAMBRE, Marin. Discours sur les causes du débordement du Nil.
Paris : 1665First edition, for the first time published separately, previously included in his Pensées of 1634 and 1662; uncommon, just six copies on WorldCat, three of them in the US. Cureau was Louis XIV's doctor, the monarch apparently having been impressed by his ability to judge character from outward appearance. A precursor of Lavater, Cureau's was indeed... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 41178
BURTON, Isabel. A E I. Arabia Egypt India.
London & Belfast : 1879First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "George Augustus Sala, with Isabel Burton's kindest complements - 21 Jun 1879" to the half-title, with Sala's ownership inscription directly below. Sala (1828-1895) was one of the leading writers and journalists in England at this time, and was a long-time friend of both Isabel and her husband... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 119933