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The Conquest of Syria, Persia and Aegypt, by the Saracens:
containing the lives of Abubeker, Omar and Othman, the immediate successors of Mahomet. Giving an account of the most remarkable battles, sieges, &c. particularly those of Aleppo, Antioch, Damascus, Alexandria and Jerusalem. Illustrating the religion, rites, customs and manner of living of that warlike people. Collected from the most authentick Arabick authors, especially manuscripts, not hitherto publish'd in any European language. London R. Knaplock, J. Sprint, R. Smith, B. Lintott, and J. Round. 1708
First edition pp.xxiv, , 391, [1, blank], [19, index], . A very good copy bound in contemporary panelled calf, new leather spine. Edges a little rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Godfrey Bosville, and three signatures on front free end paper of different generations of Bosvilles.
Europe and the Arab World, 37
Wiith a Harmony of Sacred and Egyptian Chronology, and an Appendix on Babylonian and Assyrian Antiquities. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts 1861
First edition. Two volumes. pp.lxxiv, vii,1053, 6 coloured illustrations on two frontispieces. A very good set in the original blind-embossed burgundy cloth, spines faded. The second volume unopened.
A new journey through Greece, Aegypt, Palestine, Italy, Swisserland, Alsatia, and the Netherlands.
Written by a French officer, who travelled those countries in the years, 1721, 1722, and 1723. Now first done into English. London: printed for J. Batley 1725
First edition pp.[viii], 269, [11, index]. A very good copy bound in contemporary panelled calf. Two cm split on top hinge at head.
A Relation of a Journey
begun An. Dom. 1610. Four Bookes containing a description of the Turkish Empire, of Egypt, of the Holy Land, of the remote Parts of Italy and Ilands adioyning. London printed for W. Barrett 1621
Second edition Folio, pp.[iv, including engraved title], 309, [i, errata], double-page engraved map of the eastern Mediterranean, folding view of the Seraglio, 47 engraved illustrations in the text. A very good copy rebound in modern half calf, gilt ornaments with mauve lettering piece in compartments on spine. Title page discoloured, with centre piece repaired. Small wormholes in latter half affecting some letters. Panorama, map and plates clean.
STC 21727; Blackmer 1484
Letters on Egypt,
containing, a parallel between the manners of its ancient and modern inhabitants, its commerce, agriculture, government and religion; with the descent of Louis IX, at Damietta. Extracted from Joinville, and Arabian authors. Translated from the French of M. Savary. London G.G.J. and J. Robinson 1787
Second edition, two volumes, pp.xi, 467, 4 folding plates & maps; 490, [14, index]. A very good set bound in contemporary tree calf, spines rubbed. Gordon Castle book plate.
Exceptional copy with both supplements
Travels or observations relating to several parts of Barbary and the Levant.
[bound with] A supplement to a book entituled travels, or observations, &c. Wherein some objections, lately made against it, are fully considered and answered: with several additional remarks and dissertations [and] A further vindication of the book of travels and the supplement to it, in a letter to the right reverend Robert Clayton D.D. Lord Bishop of Clogher. Oxford Printed at the Theatre 1738-46-47
First editions. Three parts bound in one, folio, pp.[vii], [i, blank], xv, [i, errata], 442, [ii], 60, [8, index]; [ii], xvi, 112; 6; with 23 plates (3 folding) and 11 maps (6 folding). Title printed in red and black, numerous vignettes. A very good copy attractively rebound in calf, raised bands, spine decorated gilt in compartment, gilt blindstamp decoration on boards. Spine edges rubbed. Discreet ownership stamps of Revd A.J. Suckling on first two leaves.
Blackmer 1533-34; Hamilton, Europe and the Arab World, 40.
Cuneiform Texts from Cappadocian Tablets in the British Museum. Parts I-V.
First editions Five volumes complete. Folio, pp.26, 50 plates, 2 plates comprising signn-list and photogravure plate of facsimiles of Cappadocian Tablets; pp.4, 50 plates; pp.4, 50 plates; pp.4, 50 plates; pp.4 plus 50 plates. Paper boards, cloth backed. With armorial bookplates on front pastedown endpapers. A llittle browning or foxing to some endpapers. A very good set.
Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt:
undertaken by order of the old government of France. Translated from the French, by Henry Hunter. London John Stockdale 1799
First edition in English, three volumes, 8vo, pp. xix, [i, blank], 376; vii, [i, blank], 368; viii, 324; with 3 frontispieces, 36 plates (2 folding) and large folding map. A handsome set in very good condition, bound in contemporary speckled calf, gilt lined, red spine labels. Spines gently rubbed, joints just beginning to crack, occasional light spotting.
This edition not in Atabey or Blackmer
Voyage en Syrie et en Egypte, pendant les Annees 1783, 84 et 85,
Paris Courcier 1807
Quatrieme edition Two volumes, pp.x, 487, , 2 folding plates, 2 folding maps.; vii, 458, , 2 folding plates, folding plan, folding map. A superb set bound in contemporary half morocco, marbled boards, with an Italian (?) royal monogram, VAC, in gilt on spine.
Oeuvres de C. F. Volney.
Volume I: Les ruines, ou meditation sur les revolutions des empires. Volumes II and III: Voyage en Egypte et en Syrie, pendant les annees 1783, 1784 et 1785. Volume IV: Tableau du Climat et du sol des Etats-Unis d'Amerique. Volumes V and VI: Recherches Nouvelles sur l'histoire ancienne. Volume VII: Lecons d'histoire. Volume VIII: L'alfabet Europeen applique aux langues Asiatiques. Paris Parmantier & Froment 1826
Second edition. Eight volumes, 8vo, each volume around 450 pp. With 2 frontispieces (1 folding), 1 folding frontispiece map, 9 plates (6 folding), 17 tables (13 folding) and 6 folding maps. A handsome set bound in quarter red morocco over paper boards, spines lettered in gilt. Minor wear to boards and corners; ownership labels on front pastedowns of each volume.
Journal of the Late Campaign in Egypt:
including descriptions of that country, and of Gibraltar, Minorca, Malta, Marmorice, and Macri; with an appendix containing official papers and documents. London T. Cadell and W. Davies 1803
The second edition 4to, pp.viii, [20, subscribers and list of plates], 275, [1, errata], , 163*, 50 maps and illustrations, of which 6 are coloured aquatints and 11 fold out. Some spotting, mostly marginal, but overall a very good copy bound in contemporary half calf, marbled boards, neatly re-backed to style. Armorial bookplate of the Duke of Westminster.
Abbey Travel 266; Atabey 1317; Blackmer 1767