Middle East

  • # 31546

    PACCARD, André

    Traditional Islamic craft in Moroccan architecture

    Translated from the French by Mary Guggenheim. Paris : Editions Atelier 74, 1980. Two volumes. large quarto (310 x 250 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jackets, pp 508, 582; illustrated in colour throughout; both volumes in fine condition – a superb set of this monumental and lavishly produced reference work.

  • # 31729

    TALMI, Efrayim & Menahem

    New Israel Guide

    Tel Aviv : Izreel Pub. House, 1961. Octavo, illustrated papered boards in dustjacket (edge wear), blindstamps to endpapers from the Rabbi L. A. Falk Memorial Library, Sydney, pp. 526, maps, folding map in endpocket. An early tourist’s guide to Israel.

  • # 31483

    The museum of archaeology and ethnography, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    Riyadh : Dept. of Antiquities and Museums, Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, circa 1980. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 48, illustrated. Text in Arabic and English.

  • # 31551

    PORTER, Venetia

    Word into art : artists of the Modern Middle East

    / Venetia Porter ; with contributions by Isabelle Caussé ; foreword by Saeb Eigner. London : British Museum Press, 2006. First edition. Quarto (285 x 225 mm), publisher’s cloth covered boards in pictorial dust jacket; pp 144, profusely illustrated in colour; a fine copy. ‘Word into Art presents highlights of the contemporary art and culture …

  • # 31545

    BENJAMIN, Roger (curator and editor)

    Orientalism : Delacroix to Klee

    / Roger Benjamin, curator and editor ; Mounira Khemir, guest curator and contributor photography ; Ursula Prunster, guest curator and contributor Australian art ; Lynne Thornton, contributor. Sydney : AGNSW, 1997. Large quarto (300 x 240 mm), pictorial card covers, pp iv, 259, profusely illustrated in colour; a fine copy. Catalogue of an exhibition held …

  • # 31101

    BENNETT, James

    Crescent Moon : Islamic art and civilisation in Southeast Asia

    Bulan sabit : seni dan peradaban Islam di Asia tenggara.. Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, and Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2006. Quarto, laminate boards with acetate dustjacket, pp. 303, extensively illustrated, as new copy. Crescent Moon: Islamic art and civilisation in Southeast Asia is a spectacular visual exploration of the Islamic …

  • # 31308

    JAMES, David

    Qur’ans of the Mamluks

    London : Alexandria Press in association with Thames & Hudson, 1988. First edition. Quarto (290 x 230 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered green cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket; 270, [1] pp, profusely illustrated with colour and b/w plates; a fine copy.

  • # 30613

    ROBERTS, David (1796-1864)

    La Terre Sainte. Vues & monuments recueillis par David Roberts de l’Académie de Londres, avec une description historique sur chaque planche.

    Bruxelles : Société des Beaux-Arts, Gérant A. de Wasme (J. Lots, lithographic printer), 1843. Large folio (560 x 390 mm), contemporary gilt-ruled half red crushed morocco over marbled papered boards (upper board virtually unrubbed, lower board with a few minor grazes), spine in compartments with tooled ornament and lettering in gilt, original silk endpapers, front …

  • # 30590

    ARUNDALE, F[rancis] (1807 - 1853)

    Illustrations of Jerusalem and Mount Sinai : including the most interesting sites between Grand Cairo and Beirout

    From drawings by F. Arundale, architect. With a descriptive account of his tour and residence in those remarkable countries. London : Henry Colburn, 1837. Quarto, gilt-lettered embossed plum cloth (spine slightly sunned with a couple of very neat minor repairs), bookplate to pastedown, lithographed portrait frontispiece, pp. viii; lithographed map; pp. 116, 20 tinted lithographed …

  • # 29265

    HARPER, Henry Andrew (1835-1900)

    Walks in Palestine

    London : The Religious Tract Society, 1888. First edition. Large quarto (320 x 260 mm), publisher’s oatmeal cloth over bevelled boards, upper board and spine with gilt-stamped lettering and pictorial device (light staining to boards and spine), all edges gilt, title page in red and black, 128 pp, with [24] photogravure plates, all with tissue …

  • # 13715

    MORAGA, Hernando de (d. 1620)

    Relacion breve de la embaxada y presente que la Magestad del Rey Don Felipe

    Tercero Rey de las Españas, y Emperador del Nuevo mundo, hizo á Xaabay Rey de Persia clarissimo: la qual embaxada dio Don García de Silua y Figueroa su Embaxador, el año passado de 1618 años, hecha por fray Hernando Moraga, Custodio de la Prouincia de San Gregorio de Felipinas, que se halló presente en la Corte del Persiano, …

  • # 30839

    DIXON, W. (William) Hepworth

    British Cyprus

    London : Chapman and Hall, 1879. First edition. Octavo (230 x 150 mm), publisher’s blind-blocked red cloth over boards (some light marks and staining to both), Crescent and Cross device in black at centre of both boards, spine with the same device and lettering in gilt (a little sunned); ownership signature of original owner in …

  • # 29266

    SOSKIN, Abraham (photographer) (1884-1963)

    Album Tel-Aviver Ansichten / Album of Tel-Aviv Views / Albom mar’ot Tel-Abib

    [Berlin : Photophot A.G., 1926]. Oblong octavo (160 x 220 mm), rebound in later half morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt ‘Tel Aviv 1926’; [81] pp, comprising [6] pages with three versions of the Preface written by photographer Abraham Soskin, in Hebrew, English and German, followed by [3] preliminary plates (coat of arms …

  • # 30606

    SPILSBURY, F[rancis]. B.

    Picturesque scenery in The Holy Land and Syria, delineated during the campaigns of 1799 and 1800.

    / By F. B. Spilsbury, of His Majesty’s ship Le Tigre; surgeon in that expedition during both campaigns. London : Published by Edward Orme, Printseller to His Majesty and the Royal Family, 59, New Bond-street. Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. Cleveland-row, 1803. First edition. Large folio (470 x 335 mm), contemporary gilt-ruled half scarlet …

  • # 30635

    MAYER, Luigi (1755-1803)

    Views in Palestine from the original drawings of Luigi Mayer with an historical and descriptive account of the country and its remakable places.

    / Vues en Palestine, d’apres les dessins originaux de Luigi Mayer; avec une relation historique et descriptive du pays, et des lieux principaux qu-on y remarque. London : Printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, for R. Bowyer, Historic Gallery, Pall Mall, 1804. First Edition. Large folio (495 x 350 mm), contemporary gilt-ruled half scarlet straight-grain morocco …

  • # 29263

    WILSON, Charles William, Sir (1836-1905) and Charles WARREN

    The recovery of Jerusalem : a narrative of exploration and discovery in the city and the Holy Land.

    / by Capt. Wilson, Capt. Warren … [et al.] ; with an introd. by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley ; edited by Walter Morrison. London : Richard Bentley, 1871. First edition. Thick octavo (225 x 150 mm), publisher’s maroon cloth over boards with gilt device to upper board (rubbed and lightly marked), spine with title and insignia …