Middle East

  • # 23095

    WILKINSON, Norman (1878-1971)

    The Dardanelles : colour sketches from Gallipoli. (With an association inscription)

    / Written and drawn by Norman Wilkinson, R.I., with thirty full-page plates in colour, reproduced from water-colour drawings made on the spot, and a number of black-and-white illustrations. London : Longmans, Green and Co., 1915. First edition. Large square octavo, publisher’s pictorial cloth over boards (rubbed, corners bumped, spine-ends a little frayed), top edges gilt, …

  • # 23119

    HAMILTON, Ian, General Sir

    Gallipoli diary.

    London : Edward Arnold, 1920. First edition. Two volumes, thick octavo, publisher’s navy cloth covered boards in dust wrappers (spines sunned and chipped at ends, a few light marks); Volume 1. pp xv, 387, with 10 photographic plates and folding map at rear; Volume 2. pp vii, 349, 8 (publisher’s advertisements), with 10 photographic plates …

  • # 22761

    GRIEVE, Thomas (1799-1882); TELBIN, William (1812-1873); MARSHALL, Charles (1806-1890)

    [GOLD RUSH] “The Overland Mail to India, frequently the route to Australia, by parties wishing to avoid a long sea voyage”. Broadside for Grieve and Telbin’s moving panorama The Overland Mail, exhibited by Charles Marshall at the Greenwich Lecture Hall, London, October 1853.

    Deptford-Bridge, Greenwich : William Flashman, printer, [1853]. Broadside, 740 x 240 mm, recto only in black ink in various fonts; old horizontal fold, left hand edge a little roughened on upper section and closely trimmed on the lower half; otherwise in very good condition. The so-called Overland Route to India – and, by extension, to …

  • # 22484


    [GALLIPOLI] Log of H.M.S. Albion, August 1914 – March 1915, containing a record of the ship’s involvement in the Dardanelles Campaign.

    Red cloth-bound manuscript book, 230 x 155 mm, water-damaged and lacking the backstrip although the binding is intact, pp 48 + blanks; manuscript entries in pencil, written in an easily legible hand (note: a full typed transcript accompanies the journal); on the front paste-down Tom Houghton, a sailor who grew up on the Lancashire coastline, …

  • # 22555

    Prévost, Antoine François (Abbé) (1697-1763)

    Histoire générale des voyages,

    ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connues … … Paris : Didot, 1746 – 1789. Twenty volumes, quarto (290 x 230 mm), uniformly bound in period full French speckled calf, ruled in gilt, …

  • # 18467

    BRY, Johann Theodor de; Johann ISRAEL (illustrator)

    Indiae orientalis (Small Voyages), Parts IV-XI.

    The first Latin editions of Parts IV-XI (eight parts in two volumes) of one of the most important collections of voyages published in the Age of Discovery, primarily devoted to the exploration of the East Indies and containing 140 engraved plates and maps illustrating voyages to the Spice Islands, India, Africa and North America. The …

  • # 21871

    NOBUKAZU, Yosai (1872 - 1944)

    [SYDNEY]. Godaishu Kanyu Sugoroku [Boardgame of a World Trip]

    Tokyo : Tsunashima Kamekichi, Meiji 23 (1890). Woodblock printed in colour, 712 x 698 mm, lined with Japanese tissue, old folds as issued, a clean and bright example. A board game of a voyage around the world, starting in Yokohama and with illustrated vignette scenes of the destinations visited, including Vanvouver, San Francisco, Niagara Falls, New …

  • # 22197

    DÉMEUNIER, Jean-Nicolas (1751-1814)

    L’esprit des usages et des coutumes des différens peuples, Ou observations tirées des voyageurs & des historiens.

    [London, Paris]: A Londres, et se trouve à Paris, Chez Pissot, 1776. First edition. Three volumes (complete). Octavo, original full mottled calf, decorative gilt-stamped spines with raised bands (joints cracked but holding, spines worn at head and tail, with head portion missing on vol. 3, later manuscript shelf labels), marbled endpapers and edges, pp xvi, 415; …

  • # 22195


    A Christmas missionary exercise : illustrated with scenes from our Foreign Mission Fields.

    Cover title: A Christmas missionary exercise and album. New York : The Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1894. Oblong octavo, original cloth backed printed stiff wrappers (lightly creased and marked), pp [24], illustrated with numerous half-tone photographic plates of various missions in China, Japan, Korea, Siam, Laos, India, Chile, …

  • # 21817

    Stories of foreign countries

    Boston : Crosby and Nichols, 1864. Duodecimo, gilt-lettered green cloth (a little worn), lacking the front free endpaper, pp. 128, woodcut illustrations. Chapters on Malta, Albania, Iceland, Japan, Borneo, Esquimaux, Persia, Siam, Hindoostan, Russia, Turkey, Chili etc.

  • # 21819

    [SIZER, Theodore, 1892 - 1967].

    Round the world with the Sargent Travel School : a makimono

    [Boston, Massachusetts] : [Porter E. Sargent], [191-?]. Very long printed panorama of a voyage around the world in 1911 – 1912 by one of the boys of the Sargent Travel School, 14 x 821 cm, folded to 14 x 16 cm. Pictorial travel log of a trip to the Middle East and Far East made by …

  • # 21268

    BONAR, Andrew R. (editor)

    Incidents of missionary enterprise : illustrative of the progress of Christianity in heathen countries, and of the researches, sufferings and adventures of missionaries.

    Edinburgh and London : Thomas Nelson, 1845. Third edition. Small octavo, original blind blocked morocco gilt (corners and edges of boards a little worn),  all edges gilt, front free-endpaper with gift inscription dated 1848, front pastedown and endpaper with bookplates of later owners, first blank with recent ownership inscription, extra illustrated title page with lithographed …

  • # 21796

    ROBINSON, H. E. C.

    Middle East and Northern Africa

    Sydney : H. E. C. Robinson, circa 1942. Third edition.  Map printed in colour, 680 x 930 mm, folded as issued (a few short splits), with inset maps of Morocco and Algeria, Palestine, Malta, Suez.

  • # 20513

    DINNING, Hector

    Nile to Aleppo. With the Light-Horse in the Middle-East (signed copy?)

    Illustrated by James McBey. London : George Allen & Unwin, 1920. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth (corners a little bumped), tipped-in colour frontispiece, pp. 287, colour and black and white plates, a very good copy. Pencil signature ‘Dinning’ to endpaper, possibly the author’s signature (unverified). An account of the Australian Light Horse in the First World War. …

  • # 20771

    BONWICK, James

    Pyramid facts and fancies

    London : C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1877. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (flecked), pp. viii; 224; 32 (catalogue), fore edge foxed. Historian, writer and teacher James Bonwick arrived in Hobart from England in 1841. After teaching there and later in Adelaide he moved to Victoria at the height of the gold rush in 1852, initially publishing …

  • # 20076

    FALCONER, Forbes

    Selections of the Bostân of Sâdi. Intended for the use of students of the Persian language (presentation copy)

    London : printed by L. Schonberg, for Allen & Co et al, 1838. Duodecimo, full diced calf, ruled in gilt, spine in compartments with contrasting morocco title label, marbled edges and endpapers, inscription in Farsi to preliminary blank, pp. iii (preface in English); 107 (text in Farsi), presentation inscription in copperplate pen ‘To William Andrew, …