Middle East

  • # 35152

    Maker unknown.

    [JUDAICA] An early nineteenth-century mezuzah scroll with the Shema Yisrael prayer.

    [Europe, probably before 1850]. Manuscript in ink on parchment, 185 x 165 mm, written on the recto only; scattered light staining, resulting in a few textual lacunae.

  • # 33545

    DOUGHTY, Charles M.

    Wanderings in Arabia

    Being an abridgement of “Travels in Arabia Deserta”. London : Duckworth and Co., 1923 (reprint). Two volumes, octavo, green cloth (lightly flecked), gilt-lettered spines, pp. xii; 309; x; 297, folding map, a very good set. One of the key twentieth century works on the Arabian Peninsula, including Mecca and the Haj.

  • # 34601

    [BIRDWOOD, William Riddell, Field Marshal, 1st Baron Birdwood, 1865-1951]; BIRDWOOD, Christopher Bromhead, 2nd Baron Birdwood, 1899-1962 (compiler)

    Birdwood family scrapbook relating to the military service of Field Marshal William Riddell Birdwood (Commander of ANZAC) and his son, Major Christopher Bromhead Birdwood (Aide-de-Camp, Australian Corps). Gallipoli, Western Front and India, 1915-1930.

    An important archive containing approximately 50 items of manuscript and printed ephemera (letters, maps, documents and photographs) pertaining to the military service of Field Marshal William Birdwood (1865-1951), commander of ANZAC at Gallipoli in the Great War, and of his son Christopher Bromhead Birdwood (1899-1962), who acted as the Field Marshal’s Aide-de-Camp in France while …

  • # 13715

    MORAGA, Hernando de (d. 1620)

    Relacion breve de la embaxada y presente que la Magestad del Rey Don Felipe

    Tercero Rey de las Españas, y Emperador del Nuevo mundo, hizo á Xaabay Rey de Persia clarissimo: la qual embaxada dio Don García de Silua y Figueroa su Embaxador, el año passado de 1618 años, hecha por fray Hernando Moraga, Custodio de la Prouincia de San Gregorio de Felipinas, que se halló presente en la Corte del Persiano, …

  • # 34188

    WHEATCROFT, Andrew

    Bahrain in original photographs 1880 – 1961

    London and New York : Kegan Paul International, 1988. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket (light handling wear), pp. xiv; 142, photographically illustrated, a hint of pale foxing to preliminaries, else internally fine. The front free endpaper with a lengthy gift inscription to a visitor celebrating their birthday in Bahrain, dated 1989, loosely enclosed is a note …

  • # 33310

    O'DWYER, Michael Francis (1864-1940)

    A visit to Russian Central Asia.

    / By Michael Francis O’Dwyer, I.C.S., Director of Land Records and Agriculture, Punjab. pp. 479-512 in: Journal of the Society of Arts, April 16, 1897. London : The Society, 1897. Octavo (250 x 165 mm), stitchbound, pp. i-ii, 479-514, iii-iv; one double-page with 4 photomechanical process illustrations of mosques and tombs in Samarkand and the …

  • # 31483

    The museum of archaeology and ethnography, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    Riyadh : Dept. of Antiquities and Museums, Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, circa 1980. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 48, illustrated. Text in Arabic and English.

  • # 31101

    BENNETT, James

    Crescent Moon : Islamic art and civilisation in Southeast Asia

    Bulan sabit : seni dan peradaban Islam di Asia tenggara.. Adelaide : Art Gallery of South Australia, and Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2006. Quarto, laminate boards with acetate dustjacket, pp. 303, extensively illustrated, as new copy. Crescent Moon: Islamic art and civilisation in Southeast Asia is a spectacular visual exploration of the Islamic …

  • # 30590

    ARUNDALE, F[rancis] (1807 - 1853)

    Illustrations of Jerusalem and Mount Sinai : including the most interesting sites between Grand Cairo and Beirout

    From drawings by F. Arundale, architect. With a descriptive account of his tour and residence in those remarkable countries. London : Henry Colburn, 1837. Quarto, gilt-lettered embossed plum cloth (spine slightly sunned with a couple of very neat minor repairs), bookplate to pastedown, lithographed portrait frontispiece, pp. viii; lithographed map; pp. 116, 20 tinted lithographed …

  • # 29265

    HARPER, Henry Andrew (1835-1900)

    Walks in Palestine

    London : The Religious Tract Society, 1888. First edition. Large quarto (320 x 260 mm), publisher’s oatmeal cloth over bevelled boards, upper board and spine with gilt-stamped lettering and pictorial device (light staining to boards and spine), all edges gilt, title page in red and black, 128 pp, with [24] photogravure plates, all with tissue …

  • # 30839

    DIXON, W. (William) Hepworth

    British Cyprus

    London : Chapman and Hall, 1879. First edition. Octavo (230 x 150 mm), publisher’s blind-blocked red cloth over boards (some light marks and staining to both), Crescent and Cross device in black at centre of both boards, spine with the same device and lettering in gilt (a little sunned); ownership signature of original owner in …

  • # 29266

    SOSKIN, Abraham (photographer) (1884-1963)

    Album Tel-Aviver Ansichten / Album of Tel-Aviv Views / Albom mar’ot Tel-Abib

    [Berlin : Photophot A.G., 1926]. Oblong octavo (160 x 220 mm), rebound in later half morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt ‘Tel Aviv 1926’; [81] pp, comprising [6] pages with three versions of the Preface written by photographer Abraham Soskin, in Hebrew, English and German, followed by [3] preliminary plates (coat of arms …

  • # 30606

    SPILSBURY, F[rancis]. B.

    Picturesque scenery in The Holy Land and Syria, delineated during the campaigns of 1799 and 1800.

    / By F. B. Spilsbury, of His Majesty’s ship Le Tigre; surgeon in that expedition during both campaigns. London : Published by Edward Orme, Printseller to His Majesty and the Royal Family, 59, New Bond-street. Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. Cleveland-row, 1803. First edition. Large folio (470 x 335 mm), contemporary gilt-ruled half scarlet …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …