Middle East

  • # 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 …

  • # 22342

    AĞANIN, Hasan (publisher)

    صغير جغرافي اطلاسى [Small Geographical Atlas] 

    Constantinople, Hasan Ağanın [circa 1890]. Octavo, printed mauve papered boards with image of a globe (edges chipped), cloth spine, salmon endpaper (gutters split, early Armenian owner’s inscription dated 1892), unpaginated, 14 double page lithographed maps with hand colouring, a very good. The maps are of : the world (in two hemispheres); Europe (three maps, one …

  • # 22380

    EMIN, Mehmet

    مصور تعر يف حيوت انا [Musavver Tarif-i Hayvanat]

    Istanbul : Matbaa-ı Osmaniye, 1310 AH [1892-93]. Quarto, pictorial boards (lightly rubbed), cloth spine, pp. [72], 24 fine chromolithographed plates of fauna, including insects, whales, quadrupeds, birds, bats, primates etc. Several Australasian species are illustrated including the cassowary and emu, lyre bird, kiwi, kingfisher, kangaroo, and a plate of ethnicities of the world including an …

  • # 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, …

  • # 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 …

  • # 21927

     جغرافياى طبيعى. اساس مختصر [Coğrafya-yi tabii ilmine esas-i muhtasar] Physical Geography : the fundamentals  

    Constantinople: Boyaciyan Agop Matbaasında [Akkub Boyajian], 1908. Quarto, publisher’s blue cloth (slight wear to spine), gilt-titled in Ottoman Turkish, pp. 95, nine chromolithograph world maps, numerous illustrations in the text, text in Ottoman Turkish, a fine copy. A rare and sophisticated Ottoman book on geography published in Constantinople (Istanbul) by Armenian publisher Akkub Boyajian, who specialized in …

  • # 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.

  • # 20882

    SMITH, W. Robertson

    Kinship and marriage in early Arabia. (Presentation copy)

    Cambridge : at the University Press, 1885. Octavo, gilt-lettered brown cloth (slightly canted), shelf mark to foot of spine, bookplate from David James Banjamin to pastedown, presentation inscription ‘with the author’s kind regards’ to preliminary blank, wet stamp to verso of title page, pp. xiv; 322, (2), (16 – publisher’s catalogue dated November 1885), internally …

  • # 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, …

  • # 20075

    WALCH, Johannes (1757-1824)

    Allgemeiner Atlas. Nach den bewährtesten Hülfsmitteln und astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen,

    nebst allen neuen Entdeckungen, Säkularisationen, und Entschädigungen. Augsburg : im Verlag bei Johannes Walch, 1812. Small oblong quarto, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn), hand coloured copper engraved title leaf with original owner’s signature, followed by [35] engraved maps, all with some degree of contemporary hand colouring; manuscript foliation and a few …