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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
1599: Hebrew-Latin dictionary
Epitome Thesauri Linguae Sanctae
Fr. Raphelengius compluribus locis auxit, emendauit, & appendicem dictionum Chaldaicarum addidit. Accessis hac editione index dictionum Latinarum, siue lexicon Latino-Hebraicum. [Leiden] : Ex Officina Plantiniana, apud Christophorum Raphelengium 1599
pp.[xvi], 495, [3, blank]; [62, index]. Contemporary calf, re-backed. Blind stamp of British and Foreign Bible Society. End-papers soiled, but overall a very good copy.
Geological Notes on Mesopotamia with special reference to occurrences of petroleum.
Calcutta Geological Survey of India 1922
First edition pp.vii, 90, key map and 10 large-scale (1 inch=2 miles) folding maps. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India, Volume XLVIII. A good copy in original boards, spine torn, minor marginal annotation. Maps in fine condition. Ownership signature of R.L.C. Bleeck, geologist and cartographer.
First printed account of coffee culture
Beschreibung der Reyss Leonhardi Rauwolffen...
so er vor dieser Zeit gegen Auffgang in die Morgenländer, fürnemlich Syriam, Judeam, Arabiam, Mesopotamiam, Babyloniam, Assyriam, Armeniam, &c... Frankfurt Christoff Raben 1582
Second edition. Three parts in one, small 4to (19.5 x 14.5 cm), pp.[xvi], 123, [1, blank], [ii], 161, [3, blank], 176, , [2, blank], each part with separate title, first title printed in red and black, all three with woodcut vignettes. A very good copy bound in modern vellum-backed boards. All edges red. Some spotting and occasional staining to text. A handful of contemporary annotations in red and black, some critical.
The first edition was published at Lauingen in 1582; a fourth part with botanical illustrations, was published at Lauingen in 1583. This Frankfurt edition is rarer than the first edition. Von Hunersdorf & Hasenkamp, p.1221, for the Lauingen edition.
Biblical researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea.
A journal of travels in the year 1838, by E. Robinson and E. Smith. Undertaken in reference to Biblical geography. London John Murray 1841
First edition Three volumes, 8vo, pp. xxviii, 571, , 2 folding maps; xvi, 679, folding map; xi, 475, 248, folding map. A very good set in original cloth, paper labels on spine. But LACKING the map of Sinai and Arabia Petraea from first volume.
Voyage dans la Palestine,
vers le Grand Emir, Chef des Princes Arabes du Desert, connus sous le nom de Bedouins, ou d'Arabes Scenites, qui se disent la vraie posterite d'Ismael fils d'Abraham.Fait par Ordre du Roi Louis XIV. Avec la Description Generale de l'Arabie, faite par le Sultan Abulfeda, traduite en Francais sur les meilleurs Manuscrits, avec des Notes. Par M. De La Roque. Amsterdam Steenhouwer & Uytwerf 1718
pp.[xlvi], 342, [vi], engraved frontis and four engraved plates, 1 folding. Title page lightly marked, a few spots and marginal stains, but overall a very good copy bound in contemporary speckled calf, neatly re-backed. Corners rubbed. Armorial book-plate of Viscount Bruce of Ampthill.
1756: "one of the most complete pictures of Eastern manners"
The Natural History of Aleppo, and parts adjacent.
Containing a description of the city, and the principal natural productions in its neighbourhood. Together with an account of the climate, inhabitants, and diseases; particularly of the plague, with the methods used by the Europeans for their preservation. London A. Millar 1756 (title reads 1856)
First edition. 4to, pp. viii, 266, ; with 16 folding plates. Rebound in modern calf-backed marbled boards, spine in compartments with maroon and dark green lettering pieces; minor off-setting from plates, small ownership stamp on p.83.
Hamilton, Europe and the Arab World, 45.
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
Ein newe Reyssbeschreibung aus Teutschland nach Constantinopel und Jerusalem.
Nuremberg Caspar Fulden 1619
Small 4to, pp. [xliv], 340 [p. 340 mispaginated '240']; with 8 [of 9] plates, 7 folding, numerous woodcuts in the text. Title printed in red and black. Bound in later vellum over boards. Leaf Aa4 (p.191-2) torn and repaired, 6 lines of text affected. Lacks 1 plate. Plates with paper repairs. Paper browned throughout. Armorial bookplate on verso of title.
See Blackmer 1512.
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.
The Travels of Monsieur de Thevenot into the Levant.
In three parts. Viz. Into I. Turkey. II. Persia. III. The East-Indies. Newly done out of French. London Printed by H. Clark, for H. Faithorne, &c. 1687
First English edition, second issue Folio, pp.[xxxviii], 291, [iii], 104, 105*-108*, 105-176, 179-200, [ii], 90, 91*-94*, 91-114, ; engraved portrait frontispiece and 3 plates. A very good copy rebound in half calf over cloth, raised bands. Tears to margin of title page, page 271 (not affecting text, 10 cm corner missing from last leaf (affecting a small amount of text).
Flore Libano-Syrienne. Parts I & II.
Illustrations de C. Jarrier. Le Caire Imprimerie de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale 1936
First edition Two parts bound in one, 4to, pp.xxiv, 174; 372, 16 plates. Mémoires présentés a l'Institut d'Égypte, et Publiés sous les Auspices de Sa Mejesté Fouad 1er, Roi d'Égypte, Tome 31, 40, A very good copy bound in modern cloth.
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.
Travels in Egypt and the Holy Land.
The second edition: with a journey through Turkey, Greece, the Ionian isles, Sicily, Spain, &c. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green 1824
Second edition pp.xxi, 452, frontis, 11 plates. A good copy bound in half-calf, marbled boards. Title and frontis foxed. Some foxing to and off-setting of plates.