Middle East

  • # 16201

    SABIN, S.P.

    Sketches of crew members of RMS Oriental, circa 1900

    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 …

  • # 16130

    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; [16] aquatint plates with contemporary hand colouring, pp 13 (essay ‘Turkey in Europe’), [16] (descriptions of plates), [1] (printer’s imprint); foxing to one …

  • # 16108

    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 …

  • # 16100

    WILSON, Charles, Major-General Sir

    Handbook for travellers in Asia Minor, Transcaucasia, Persia, etc.

    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.

  • # 16099

    Guide to Egypt and the Sudan including a description of the route through Uganda to Mombasa

    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.

  • # 16066

    BRUGSCH, Émile

    Mummified head of the Pharaoh Ramesses II

    [Egypt : Émile Brugsch, circa 1881]. Silver albumen print, 225 x 180 mm, captioned in negative ‘Ramses II, No. 406’; laid down on a nineteenth century album page, mount with contemporary inscription in pencil  ‘Egypt / Mummy’; print slightly pale and with a tiny perforation at top left corner. Egyptologist and photographer Émile Brugsch was …

  • # 15509

    Hospitals in Persia

    Medical Mission Series. Philadelphia : The Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church, 1913. Duodecimo, self-wrappers, pp. [12], 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.

  • # 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

    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.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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. 

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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. 

  • # 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.

  • # 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 …

  • # 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. 

  • # 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). 

  • # 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.