CRAWFORD, Marian (1955 - )
[Melbourne : the artist, 2015]. Quarto, self-wrappers, stringbound, pp. , illustrated with photopolymer intaglio and relief prints. Limited to 6 copies signed by the artist. A contemporary artist’s book concerning the destruction of cultural artefacts in Iraq and Syria and broader tensions in the Middle East. ‘Antiquities’ combines texts found in newspapers with images that …
Graphite and wash on artist’s paper, 210 x 270 mm (sheet), signed at centre ‘S.P. Sabin’ and initialled at botom right ‘S.P.S.’; and captioned by the artist in upper margin ‘P. & O. Beauties’ and below centre ‘The Ship’s bell’; unmounted; removed from an album of sketches, watercolours and photographs compiled by S.P. Sabin, a …
MAYER, Luigi; AINSLIE, Robert, Sir
Interesting views in Turkey, selected from the original drawings, taken for Sir Robert Ainslie, by Luigi Mayer with descriptions historical and illustrative.
London : Printed for R. Bowyer, by Bensley and Son, 1819. Quarto, contemporary quarter morocco over marbled papered boards (rubbed, corners worn); original endpapers, half title ‘Views in Turkey’; lacking title page;  aquatint plates with contemporary hand colouring, pp 13 (essay ‘Turkey in Europe’),  (descriptions of plates),  (printer’s imprint); foxing to one …
BAEDEKER, Karl (editor)
[BAEDEKER] Palestine and Syria with the chief routes through Mesopotamia and Babylonia : handbook for travelers
Leipzig : Karl Baedeker ; London : Dulau and Co., 1906. Fourth edition, remodelled and augmented. Small octavo, original limp red cloth lettered in gilt; front pastedown and endpaper with publisher’s advertisements; title page with original Welsh owner’s inscription and publisher’s slip, warning that ‘The excessive zeal of the Turkish censorship sometimes even extends to …
WILSON, Charles, Major-General Sir
London : John Murray, 1895. Octavo, original limp red cloth lettered in gilt; front pocket with engraved pastedown of the London ‘Junior Carlton Club Library’ dated 1895; pp xii, 416, 64 advertisements; numerous folding maps and plans, including in the front and rear pockets; original owner’s pencilled marginalia, else a fine copy.
London : Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1908. Fifth edition. Octavo, original limp red cloth lettered in gilt, pp xvi, [2 addenda], 177, 14 advertisements; numerous maps, plans and tables (some folding), and a folding plate of the royal cartouches of the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt; original owner’s pencilled marginalia, else a fine copy.
Medical Mission Series. Philadelphia : The Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church, 1913. Duodecimo, self-wrappers, pp. , illustrations. A fine copy. History and guide to medical mission work in various cities across Persia, including views of hospitals in Tabriz and Urumia with a Kurdish Chief. No other copy recorded.
WELLSTED, James Raymond (1805-1842)
London : John Murray, 1838. First edition. Two volumes, octavo, original blindstamped olive green cloth, boards rubbed and marked; spine and upper board of volume 2 sunned), spines lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers; volume 1. xvi, 446 pp., [ii pp. colophon], frontispiece plate of a Valley in Oman (spotting), early ownership inscription to title, map of Oman …
[Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design]
Jerusalem : [Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design], [c.1998]. Oblong octavo, pictorial wrappers, bilingual exhibition catalogue. Catalogue of items shown in a retrospective exhibition of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design’s modernist Israeli art and design works, all reproduced in full colour.
LAWRENCE, T. E.
London : Jonathan Cape, 1935. First trade edition. Quarto, gilt-illustrated cloth (flecked, spine a little sunned), printed dustjacket (price clipped, a few short tears with paper reinforcements verso), pp. 672; numerous plates and folding maps, a very good copy.
RZEWUSKI, Wenceslas (editor)
[=Fundgruben des Orients]. A Vienne : Chez Antoine Schmid, 1809. Folio, original printed wrappers backed with contemporary marbled paper; pp , the second page printed entirely in Arabic script; single horizontal fold at centre, in very good condition. Rare prospectus in French for an early and important Orientalist periodical, Fundgruben des Orients, which was published …
GOESIN, Petrus de
van Landen en Gewesten met Wateren en Zee-en sig bevinden, en door Bergen, Rivieren en Stroomen onderscheiden zyn; als mede den principaelsten Koophandel die in elke Landen verrigt worden. Tot Gend [Ghent] : Petrus de Goesin, . Duodecimo, contemporary calf (heavily rubbed and scuffed), spine with raised bands, compartments with stamped floral design in gilt …
NIEBUHR, Carsten (1733-1815)
Kopenhagen : Nicolaus Möller, 1774-1778. First German edition. Two volumes, quarto, in contemporary matching full vellum bindings, spines with titles and ownership initials in blind (first volume with short tear to vellum at head of spine), all edges stained red, front paste-down of first volume with original bookseller’s label imprinted Aus dem Antiquarischen Magazin des Universitäts …
Being a journal narrative of a voyage to New South Wales in an emigrant ship : with a residence of some months in Sydney and the bush, and the route home by way of India and Egypt, in the years 1841 and 1842. London : John Murray, 1843. Octavo, publisher's purple cloth (spine faded), bookplate …
QUIBELL, Mrs A. A. (1862 - 1927)
With reference to the collections in Cairo Museum. Cairo : C. M. S. Bookshop (printed at Nile Mission Press), . Octavo, quarter cloth over decorated papered boards, dustjacket, plan of the Cairo Museum pasted on to front pastedown, pp. 176, diagrams. Annie Abernethie Quibell (nee Pirie) was married to James Edward Quibell, Keeper of the …
Illustrated with many original photographs taken by Harry A. Chase, F. R. G. S. and the author. New York and London : The Century Co., 1925. Octavo, illustrated papered boards in illustrated dustjacket (small chips to head of spine, else fine), pp. 255, contemporary inscription to front blank. Travel in Afghanistan.
MORGAN, E. Delmar; ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. GREAT BRITAIN.
At the head of title: Royal Geographical Society. London : John Murray, 1886. From supplementary papers of the Royal Geographical Society, vol. 1 part 2. Octavo, original front wrapper (lower wrapper replaced), pp -263, folding colour map; apart from the lower wrapper, a fine copy.
BROADFOOT, James Sutherland, Lieut.; BROADFOOT, William, Major (editor); ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. GREAT BRITAIN.
[AFGHANISTAN] Reports on parts of the Ghilzi country, and on some of the tribes in the neighbourhood of Ghazni;
and on the route from Ghazni to Dera Ismail Khan by the Ghwalari Pass. At the head of title: Royal Geographical Society. London : John Murray, 1886. From supplementary papers of the Royal Geographical Society. Octavo, original wrappers, pp -400, folding colour map; a fine copy. Reports on Broadfoot's journeys among the Pashtun in southeastern …
PREECE, J.R.; ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. GREAT BRITAIN.
At the head of title: Royal Geographical Society. London : John Murray, 1886. “Read at the Evening Meeting, January 5th, 1885”. From supplementary papers of the Royal Geographical Society, vol. I, part III, 1885. Octavo, original wrappers, pp 403-437, folding colour map; a fine copy.
Cover: “Passed by censor”. Lewisham, N.S.W. : Seventh-Day Adventist “Reform Movement” of Australia, [c.1940]. Second edition. Octavo, publisher's stiff pictorial wrappers (sunned), 24 pp, a good copy. A Seventh-Day Adventist anti-Islamic and anti-Semitic tract, based on prophecies from the Old Testament. A single copy is recorded in Australian collections (State Library of New South Wales).
Steel tube, 250 x 30 mm, with original manuscript postal label addressed to Miss L. Baker, Albert Park [Melbourne] and marked ‘Photo only’, with Egyptian postage stamps postmarked 19 March 1915, containing a rolled-up carbon print photograph, 220 x 280 mm, verso with contemporary inscription in ink ‘2nd F.A. Brigade, taken at the Pyramids, Mena, …
[Āl Inḍiyā Muḥammadan Inglo Oriyanṭal Ejūkeshnal Kānfarans]
Delhi : Maktaba-e-Mujtabaee, 1911. A pair of broadsides summarizing proceedings at the All-India Muslim Educational Conference, held at Nagpur in December 1911. Two folio sheets, each 500 x 320 mm, printed recto only, text in Urdu in Arabic script; original folds with small amount of toning, otherwise fine.