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The Pozzi collection of Persian miniatures
Miniatures Persanes et Indo-Persanes. Collection Jean Pozzi.
First edition Folio, pp.177, 65 plates, 9 in colour. A very good copy in original suede portfolio.
A Jesuit at Istanbul
Journal d'un voyage de Constantinople en Pologne,
fait a la suite de Son Excellence Mr Jaq. Porter, Ambassadeur d'Angleterre... en MDCCLXXII. Lausanne Francois Grasset et Comp. 1772
First edition. 12mo (16.5 x 10 cm), pp.viii, 323 [1, blank]. A very good copy bound in contemporary speckled sheep, spine with raised bands, gilt compartments, morocco label. Corners a bit worn and joints slightly rubbed, but a handsome copy. With morocco book label of G.J. Arvanitidi, and his stamp to p.9.
Atabey 137, Koc 141. Not Blackmer or Weber. Sommervogel I 1844 records a ghost 1772 Italian edition.
Juxta methodum Schickardi Grammatica Ebraea
cui accessit Accentuatio Prosaica cum Metrica Copenhagen 1727
First edition (?) 4to in twos, pp. [vi], 135. Contemporary half vellum and marbled boards, rubbed. Some leaves cropped close with occasional loss to text at foot. Ownership inscription of Lars Gumalius 15 March 1743 on endpaper
An English radical in Syria & Iraq
Travels in Mesopotamia.
Including a journey from Aleppo, across the Euphrates to Orfah, through the plains of the Turcomans, to Diarbekr, in Asia Minor; from thence to Mardin, on the borders of the great desert, and by the Tigris to Mousul and Bagdad: with researches on the ruins of Babylon, Nineveh, Arbela, Ctesiphon, and Seleucia. London Henry Colburn 1827
Second edition. Two volumes, 8vo (21.5 x 14 cm), pp.xx, 479, [1, blank]; (iii)-vi, 538, 28 plates (1 double-page), double-page plan, folding map. A very good set bound in contemporary straight-grained green morocco, spines with red morocco labels and raised bands, all elaborately gilt. Bound without half-titles. Contemporary bookseller's tickets of George Gregory, Bath, and ownership signatures of Mary Foulkes, Jesus College, dated 1828.
Atabey 163, Blackmer 233 (4to edition)
Travels in Palestine, through the countries of Bashan and Gilead, east of the river Jordan:
including a visit to the cities of Geraza and Gamala, in the Decapolis. London Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1822
Second edition Two volumes 8vo, pp.xxxviii, [ii, list of plates], 402, portrait frontis, folding map, folding plan; iv, 474, 6 folding plates & plans. A very good set bound in contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Minor wear to extremities. Light foxing to plates.
The earliest known Coptic psalter.
The text, in the dialect of Upper Egypt, edited from the unique papyrus Codex Oriental 5000 in the British Museum. London Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd. 1898
First edition, 4to, pp.xiv, 154, 2 plates. A very good copy in original cloth, neatly recased and rebacked preserving original spine. Corners rubbed.
1822: Burckhardt on Syria
Travels in Syria and the Holy Land.
London John Murray 1822
First edition pp.[2, title], xxiii, [3, errata, contents, & plate list], 668, frontis. portrait of Burckhardt after a sketch by Henry Salt, 6 engraved maps & plans, 2 folding, numerous text illustrations. Without half-title. Contemporary marbled boards, later calf spine and corners to style. Corners bumped. Scattered light foxing, but overall a very good clean copy.
Atabey 166; Blackmer 237; Hamilton 57
Two lavishly illustrated volumes on Moorish architecture
Moorish remains in Spain.
Being a brief record of the Arabian conquest of the peninsula with a particular account of the Mohammedan architecture and decoration in Cordova, Seville & Toledo. [with] The Alhambra. Being a brief record of the Arabian conquest of the peninsula with a particular account of the Mohammedan architecture and decoration London John Lane, The Bodley Head 1906-07
First edition of first work, second edition of second. Two volumes, 4to (25 x 20 cm), pp.[xx], , 586, , [1, blank], 85 chromolithographic plates; lvi, 480, [6, advertisements], photographic portrait frontispiece, 80 chromolithographic plates. Both works with extensives black and white plans and illustrations, many full-page, included in the pagination. A very good set bound in the publisher's red cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Some light spotting in first work.
Histoire de l'Afrique et de l'Espagne, sous la domination des Arabes:
composee sur differens manuscrits Arabes de la Bibliotheque du Roi. Paris Chez Saillant 1765
First edition Three volumes, pp.xxiii, , 402, [6, errata, approbation, privilege]; [ii], 400; [ii], 336. A very good set recently bound in half calf, cloth boards.
Narrative of an Expedition from Tripoli in Barbary to the western Frontier of Egypt in 1817
by the Bey of Tripoli, in Letters to Dr. Viviani of Genoa, with an Appendix containing Instructions for navigating the Great Syrtis. Translated from the Italian by Anthony Aufrere. London printed for John and Arthur Arch 1822
First English edition 8vo, pp. xv, 238, [ii (advertisements)], large folding engraved map, small woodcut illustrations in the text. A very good copy in the original boards, paper label on spine. Upper hinge torn. Very light foxing to some pages and map.
With autograph letter
Salaminia (Cyprus); the History, Treasures and Antiquities of Salamis in the Island of Cyprus.
With an Introduction by Samuel Birch. London Trubner & Co. 1882
First edition pp.xlviii, 329, coloured frontispiece, many illustrations on 20 plates, 326 text figures, 4 additional illustrations in the Appendix, map. A very good copy in the original red cloth, very minor soiling, and with a little edge rubbing. Inner hinges tender. Armorial bookplate of Hellier R.H. Gosselin on front endpaper, and with his inscription on the front free endpaper.
Histoire de Thamas Kouli-Kan Roi de Perse.
Nouvelle edition. Paris Briasson 1743
Second edition 8vo, pp. [iii], 476, [iv (privilege)]; portrait frontispiece, folding engraved map. A very good copy bound in contemporary calf, triple gilt fillet round covers, spine gilt in compartments. Spine rubbed, and lightly worn at foot.
Atabey 257 (first edition)
Compte Rendu des Travaux de l'Ecole de Medecine d'Abou-Zabel (Egypte),
et de l'examen general des eleves pour les 1re, 2e, 3e, 4e et 5e annees de sa fondation 1242-43 (1827-28)... 1246-47 (1831-32; suivi de l'expose de la conduite et des travaux de l'auteur lui-meme en Egypte depuis 1240 a 1248 (Hegyre) 1823-1832, et de diverses pieces relatives a son voyage en France. Paris Librairie de Deville Cavellin 1833
First edition, pp.xii, , 265. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf, marbled boards, neatly re-backed. Minor spotting to first few pages. Armorial book plate of George Shaw, signed presentation inscription to him from the author and autograph letter from the author tipped in.
Commentarii Hieronymi comitis Alexandrini de Acerrimo, ac omnium difficillimo Turcarum bello, in Insulam Melitam gesto, Anno MDLXV.
[Second edition] 12mo, ff. [xvi], 71, [i (blank)]. Nineteenth-century blue boards, rubbed at extremities. Title and first leaf of preface torn with loss to ten lines lower right, replaced in manuscript. Contemporary annotations and underscoring on most pages. Two old stamps on reverse of title. A rather better copy than preceding description suggests.
Max Mallowan's copy, presented by the compiler
A Bibliography of the Architecture, Arts and Crafts of Islam to 1st Jan. 1960.
Together with Supplement Jan. 1960 to Jan. 1972. Cairo The American University of Cairo Press 1961
First edition Two volumes folio, pp.xxiv, 1326, xxv; xiii, 366 columns, ix. A very good set in original cloth, dust wrappers. Inscribed "To Max Mallowan from K.A.C. Creswell"