Middle East

  • # 15034

WELLSTED, James Raymond (1805-1842)

Travels in Arabia

    # 15034

    WELLSTED, James Raymond (1805-1842)

    Travels in Arabia

    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 …

  • # 15045

[Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design]

Continuity and Change : 92 Years of Judaica at Bezalel

$40.00 AUD

    # 15045

    [Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design]

    Continuity and Change : 92 Years of Judaica at Bezalel

    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.

  • Lettres édifiantes et curieuses, écrites des missions étrangères par quelques missionnaires de la
Gobien, Charles le (compiler); Querbeuf, Y.M.M. de (editor)
# 13310

    # 13310

    Gobien, Charles le (compiler), 1653-1708; Querbeuf, Y.M.M.T. de (editor)

    Lettres édifiantes et curieuses, écrites des missions étrangères par quelques missionnaires de la

    $12,000 USD Compagnie de Jésus. Paris, Chez J.G. Merigot, 1780-1783. Twenty-six volumes, small octavo; full contemporary speckled calf, spines in compartments with gilt tooling and contrasting morocco labels; edges stained red; marbled endpapers; armorial bookplates to pastedowns; 56 plates including maps, hors texte, many folding; a fine set in period binding. Volumes 1-5 : Mémoires …

  • Seven pillars of wisdom : a triumph
LAWRENCE, T. E.
# 14656

    # 14656

    LAWRENCE, T. E.

    Seven pillars of wisdom : a triumph

    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. 

  • [ORIENTALISM] Mines de l’Orient : exploitées par une société d’amateurs
RZEWUSKI, Wenceslas (editor)
# 14611

    # 14611

    RZEWUSKI, Wenceslas (editor)

    [ORIENTALISM] Mines de l’Orient : exploitées par une société d’amateurs

    [=Fundgruben des Orients]. A Vienne : Chez Antoine Schmid, 1809. Folio, original printed wrappers backed with contemporary marbled paper; pp [8], 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 …

  • Geographie, ofte beginselen der Land-Beschryvinge, zoo als die in haer eygen aerd, in verdeeling
GOESIN, Petrus de
# 14628

    # 14628

    GOESIN, Petrus de

    Geographie, ofte beginselen der Land-Beschryvinge, zoo als die in haer eygen aerd, in verdeeling

    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, [1762]. Duodecimo, contemporary calf (heavily rubbed and scuffed), spine with raised bands, compartments with stamped floral design in gilt …

  • Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien und andern umliegenden Ländern
NIEBUHR, Carsten (1733-1815)
# 10654

    # 10654

    NIEBUHR, Carsten (1733-1815)

    Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien und andern umliegenden Ländern

    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 …

  • Australia and the East :
HOOD, John
# 13466

    # 13466

    HOOD, John

    Australia and the East :

    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 …

  • Some notes on Egyptian history and art
QUIBELL, Mrs A. A. (1862 - 1927)
# 12682

    # 12682

    QUIBELL, Mrs A. A. (1862 - 1927)

    Some notes on Egyptian history and art

    With reference to the collections in Cairo Museum. Cairo : C. M. S. Bookshop (printed at Nile Mission Press), [1919]. 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 …

  • Beyond the Khyber Pass
THOMAS, Lowell
# 12668

    # 12668

    THOMAS, Lowell

    Beyond the Khyber Pass

    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. 

  • [CENTRAL ASIA] Notes on the recent geography of Central Asia; from Russian sources.
MORGAN, E. Delmar; ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. GREAT BRITAIN.
# 12211

    # 12211

    MORGAN, E. Delmar; ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. GREAT BRITAIN.

    [CENTRAL ASIA] Notes on the recent geography of Central Asia; from Russian sources.

    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 [201]-263, folding colour map; apart from the lower wrapper, a fine copy.

  • [AFGHANISTAN] Reports on parts of the Ghilzi country, and on some of the tribes in the neighbourhood of Ghazni;
BROADFOOT, James Sutherland, Lieut.; BROADFOOT, William, Major (editor); ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. GREAT BRITAIN.
# 12210

    # 12210

    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 [339]-400, folding colour map; a fine copy.  Reports on Broadfoot's journeys among the Pashtun in southeastern …

  • [PERSIA] Journey from Shiraz to Jashk, via Darab, Forg, and Minab
PREECE, J.R.; ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. GREAT BRITAIN.
# 12209

    # 12209

    PREECE, J.R.; ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. GREAT BRITAIN.

    [PERSIA] Journey from Shiraz to Jashk, via Darab, Forg, and Minab

    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. 

  • Prophecies concerning the end of time and Turkey
NICOLICI, D.
# 11885

    # 11885

    NICOLICI, D.

    Prophecies concerning the end of time and Turkey

    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). 

  • 2nd Field Ambulance, A.I.F., taken at the Pyramids, February 1915
Photographer unknown.
# 11378

    # 11378

    Photographer unknown.

    2nd Field Ambulance, A.I.F., taken at the Pyramids, February 1915

    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, …

  • Armenian atrocities: the murder of a nation
TOYNBEE, Arnold. J.
# 10972

    # 10972

    TOYNBEE, Arnold. J.

    Armenian atrocities: the murder of a nation

    London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1915. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (slightly dog-eared), 119 pp, includes map of Armenia, highlighting areas of atrocity, and sections examining the periods before, during, and after the genocide; also includes the transcript of a speech delivered by Lord Bryce in the House of Lords.

  • [ISLAM] Broadsides relating to the All-India Muslim Educational Conference, Nagpur, 1911
[Āl Inḍiyā Muḥammadan Inglo Oriyanṭal Ejūkeshnal Kānfarans]

# 9434

    # 9434

    [Āl Inḍiyā Muḥammadan Inglo Oriyanṭal Ejūkeshnal Kānfarans]

    [ISLAM] Broadsides relating to the All-India Muslim Educational Conference, Nagpur, 1911

    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.