Middle East

  • # 28494

    ALSAGOFF, Syed Mohsen

    The Alsagoff family in Malaysia : A.H. 1240 (A.D. 1824)-A.H. 1382 (A.D. 1962) : with biographical and contemporary sketches of some members of the Alsagoff family. (Presentation copy)

    Singapore : The Author, [1963]. Quarto (265 mm), illustrated wrappers (lightly marked, upper wrapper chipped at head of spine and creased at top corner), staple bound; presentation inscription to title ‘With compliments from Dato A. M. Alsagoff 24/4/63‘; pp 50, with numerous b/w photographic illustrations, advertisements; internally very clean and sound. This well-illustrated publication relates the …

  • # 29572

    Photographer unknown.

    Photographic souvenir of an A.I.F. serviceman, Palestine, circa 1942.

    [Palestine : s.n., circa 1942]. Photographic postcard, 87 x 138 mm, photomontage with two vignette head-and-shoulder portraits – an A.I.F. soldier on the right, and probably his wife on the left – superimposed on a Palestine one pound banknote; verso inscribed by the soldier in pencil with the address of Charles Sassoon, 39 Mohiliver St. …

  • # 29573

    Photographer unknown.

    Photographic souvenir of an A.I.F. serviceman, Palestine, circa 1942.

    [Palestine : s.n., circa 1942]. Photographic postcard, 88 x 139 mm, photomontage with three vignette head-and-shoulder portraits – an A.I.F. soldier in the centre, flanked by two women who are probably his wife on the left and mother on the right – superimposed on a Palestine one pound banknote; verso inscribed by the soldier in …

  • # 29259

    SANSON, Nicolas (1600-1667)

    [HOLY LAND] Geographia Sacra ex Veteri et Novo Testamento desumta,

    et in tabulas quatuor concinnata: quarum I. Totius orbis, in Bibliis Sacris cogniti, partes continet II. Terram Promissam, sive Judaeam in suas tribus divisam III & IV. Jesu Christi, & Apostolorum Petri & Pauli Patriam, Mansiones, & Itinera, & Pauli Navigationem Jerosolymis Romam usque. Additae sunt descriptio Terrae Chanaan, sive Terrae Promissae, Jesu Christi, et …

  • # 29231

    DAMPIER, William (1651-1715) et al.

    A Collection of Voyages.

    In four volumes. Containing I.  Captain William Dampier’s voyages round the world : describing particularly, the coasts and Islands in the East and West-Indies. The South-Sea coasts of Chili, Peru, and Mexico. The countries of Tonquin, Achin and Malacca. The Cape of Good Hope, New-Holland, &c. II. The voyages of Lionel Wafer; giving an account of his …

  • # 29393

    HUDDART, Joseph (1741-1816) (attrib.)

    The Oriental navigator; or, new directions for sailing to and from the East Indies.

    Also for the use of the country ships, trading in the Indian and China seas, to New Holland, &c. &c. Collected from the manuscripts, journals, memoirs, and observations, of the most experienced officers in the Hon. East India Company’s Service; and from the last edition of the French Neptune Oriental, by Mons. D’Après de Mannevillette. Being …

  • # 29264

    STEIN, Leonard

    Memorandum on the “Report of the Commission on the Palestine Disturbances of August 1929.”

    London : The Jewish Agency for Palestine, May 1930. Octavo, original printed grey wrappers (sunned along spine and with a couple of insignificant marks), pp 111; internally clean and bright, a near fine copy. A rare Zionist publication issued as a response to the Shaw Commission Report of March 1930 on the riots that erupted …

  • # 27150

    [GUGK] DLIN, N. A. ; PROSHIN, N. I.

    [MAP] Аравийский полуостров / Araviĭskiĭ poluostrov [=Arabian Peninsula]

    Moskva : Glavnoe upravlenie geodezii i kartografii pri Sovete Ministrov SSSR, 1973. Colour map, 710 x 620 mm, folding to 220 x 130 mm; Scale 1:4 000 000; includes inset maps showing population density and economic activity; plus accompanying booklet by N. A. Dlin and N. I. Proshin (25 pages) containing index and explanatory text; …

  • # 28431

    BAUER, Carl Johann Sigmund, (1780-1857)

    [GLOBE; TASMANIA]. The world with ist [sic] inhabitants.

    Nuremberg : Bauer, c. 1830. Original card box with marbled paper sides measuring 60 x 52 x 54 mm, the engraved paper label on lid with title (mis-spelling ‘its’ as ‘ist’) and images of inhabitants from four continents, containing an original miniature terrestrial globe and folding paper concertina of vignettes of the races of the …

  • # 28005

    Small archive of cinema tickets souvenired by an Australian soldier in Alexandria, Egypt, in April 1941.

    Group of thirteen tickets, various sizes up to 90 x 120 mm; cinemas include the Rialto (2), the Rio, the Ritz (2), the Royal (2), the Lido, the Strand (2), the Mohamed Aly, La Gaîté and the Radio Ciné; one is inscribed ’64 General Hospital April 1941′; all printed in French, on cheap and brittle paper; occasional …

  • # 27367

    STANFORD, Edward

    London Atlas Map of Asia Minor, the Caucasus and the Black Sea

    London : Edward Stanford, circa 1900. Chromolithograph map, dissected and laid on linen, 515 x 775 mm (sheet), marbled card wrappers, a very good copy. London Atlas Series. Map of Asia Minor including Turkey, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, southern Russia, the Ukraine, Transcaucasia (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan) and northern Persia (Iran).

  • # 25257

    WERNER, O. (Oscar)

    Katholischer Missions-Atlas. 

    Neunzehn Karten in Farbendruck mit begleitendem Text. Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder’sche Verlagshandlung, 1884. Large quarto (310 x 235 mm), half gilt-ruled green cloth over printed papered boards, spine with gilt lettering and ornament, pp 18 (introductory text and explanations of each map), followed by full-page chart with family tree of the Catholic dioceses in Australia and …

  • # 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 …

  • # 23136

    LAWRENCE, T. E. [Thomas Edward] (1888-1935)

    Seven pillars of wisdom : a triumph. (De luxe issue)

    London : Jonathan Cape, 1935. First trade edition. Deluxe edition, limited to 750 numbered copies. Quarto, quarter pigskin over brown buckram with crossed swords and motto ‘the sword also means cleanness & death’ lettered in gilt to front panel, spine lettered in gilt (somewhat scuffed), Cockerel marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, other edged uncut, pp. …

  • # 22814

    Maker unknown.

    [GALLIPOLI] Souvenir handkerchief with a map of the Balkans, the Black Sea, Asia Minor and the Levant, featuring an inset map of the Dardanelles.

    [United Kingdom? : s.n., between 1915 and 1917]. Linen handkerchief printed in colour, 470 x 590 mm (total dimensions), with a map (350 x 470 mm) of the Balkans, the Black Sea, Asia Minor, and the Eastern Mediterranean littoral (including Egypt and Palestine); the territories under the control of Ottoman Turkey or the Central Powers …

  • # 24062

    MAYER, Luigi (active 1776 - 1792)

    Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    Aquatint, hand coloured with watercolor and gum varnish, 29.5 x 40.2 cm (plate line). Fine condition. From a broken copy of: Views in the Ottoman dominions in Europe, in Asia, and some of the Mediterranean islands. From the original drawings taken for Sir Robert Ainslie by Luigi Mayer, F.A.S., with descriptions historical and illustrative. London …