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James Bruce's Arabic manuscripts sold by auction at Christie's
A list of the very rare and valuable Aethiopic and other Oriental Manuscripts,
collected by the celebrated traveller, James Bruce, Esq., of Kinnaird, taken from the catalogue of them made by the late Alexander Murray, edotor of The Travels by Mr. Bruce in Abyssinia. The manuscripts may be examined by the public, at Mr. Christie's, No.8, King Street, St. James's Square, previous to the Sale of the Collection in its undivided state, which will be made by him early in May, 1827. London [James Christie] 1827
First edition, 4to, pp.16. A very good copy, stitched as issued. A few minor creases and spots.
COPAC records one copy only, at BL
History of Muhammad's Campaigns.
[bound with] The Footoh Al-Sham; being an account of the Moslem conquests in Syria. By Aboo Ismaail Mohammad bin Abd Allah, Al-Azdi Bacri. Edited by Ensign W.N. Lees. Calcutta printed by J. Thomas, Baptist Mission Press. 1856-54
First edition, pp.12, 40, 439; viii, 43, 257, 58. Text in Arabic. Bibliotheca Indica; Nos 110, 112, 113, 121 and 139. A handsome set bound in contemporary half calf, marbled boards, neatly rebacked preserving original spine.
See Hammer-Purgstall's Literaturgeschichte III. p. 403.
Photographic survey of Persian bindings
Persian bookbindings of the fifteenth century.
A contribution from the research seminary in Islamic art. Ann Arbor University of Michigan Press 1935
First edition, 4to (29 x 23.5 cm), pp.ix, [1, blank], 23, 22 plates, each with descriptive leaf, 13 text illustrations. University of Michigan Publications, Fine Arts, Volume I. A very good copy in original cloth, spine slightly faded. Ink ownership inscription of Margaret L. Hayes.
Historia dos Soberanos Mohametanos das primeiras quatro dyastias,
e de parte da quinta, que reinarao na Mauritania, escripta em Arabe por Abu-Mohammed Assaleh, e traduiza, e annotada por Fr. Joze de Santo Antonio Moura. Lisbon Typografia da Mesma Academia 1828
First edition, 4to, pp. [iv], 454, [iv (advertisements)]. Text in Portuguese. A very good copy rebound in modern half calf over cloth boards; minor damp-staining along the lower fore-edge.
COPAC lists 3 copies (BL, Cambridge and Oxford)
Makamat or Rhetorical Anecdotes of Al Hariri of Basra.
Translated from the original Arabic with annotations, by Theodore Preston. London James Madden, John W. Parker, and J. Deighton 1850
First edition pp.xv, [1, contents], 504, [1, corrigenda; 1, blank]. A very good copy recently bound in half calf, marbled boards. Blind stamp of Wigan public library.
L'Histoire Mahometane, ou les Quarante-Neuf Chalifes du Macine.
Divisez en trois livres, contenant un abrege chronologique de l'histoire Mussulmane en general, depuis Mahomet iusques au regne des Francois en la Terre-Saincte, nouvellement traduit d'Arabe en Francois; avec un sommaire de l'histoire des Mussulmans ou Sarrazins en Espagne, extraict de Rodrigue Ximines Archevesque de Tolede, et verifie sur la Macine. [bound with] L'histoire du grand Tamerlan, divisee en sept livres, [and] Portrait du Grand Tamerlan, avec la suite de son histoire iusques a l'etablissement de l'empire du Mogol, nouvellement traduit de l'Arabe du fils de Guerapse. Paris Chez Remy Soubret and [Portrait] Chex l'auteur. 1657-58
First edition Three titles bound in one, 4to, pp.44, 332; [xxiv], 248; [viii], 146, . Woodcut head- and tail-pieces, initial letters and title page decoration. Bound in contemporary (or slightly later) calf, neatly re-backed in morocco. All edges gilt. A very good copy.
Histoire des Sultans Mamlouks de L'Egypte.
Ecrite en Arabe par Taki-Eddin-Ahmed-Makrizi, traduite en Francais, et accompagnée de notes philologiques, historiques, géographiques, par M. Quatremère. Paris Oriental Translation Fund 1837-45
First edition. Four volumes bound in two, 4to, pp.[ii], xix, [i, blank], 253, [1, errata]; [iv], 278; [iv], 288; [iv], 324. Arabic characters in the text. A very good complete set bound in recent half calf over cloth boards, raised bands. Occasional minor foxing and very light marginal damp stains. Library blind stamps on titles.
Meidanii Proverbiorum Arabicorum
pars Latine vertit et notis illustravit henricus Albertus Schultens, opus posthumum. Lugduni Batavorum [i.e. Leiden] Sumptibus Auctoris 1795
First edition 4to, pp. viii, [8, list of subscribers], ix-xvi, 314, [2, errata and colophon]; Arabic characters in the text. A very good copy, rebound in half calf over cloth boards, raised bands. Light spotting to title.
De Medicina Aegyptiorum.
Libri quatuor. De Medicina Indorum. Editio ultima. Paris Nicolaum Redelichuysen 1645
4to, pp. [xxii], 150 leaves, [51, index], , 39 leaves, [2, index]. Title printed in red and black. A very good copy re-bound in half calf, marbled boards. Title page soiled at edge. Light marginal damp stain to last few pages.
Dil ve Tarih-Cografya Fakultesi Dergisi.
iki ayda bir cikar. Birinci Yil. [Journal of the Ankara University Faculty for Language and History/Geography] A run from Volume I, Number 1, 1942 to Volume XXVIII, Number 2, 1970. Ankara 1942-70
First edition Twenty-eight volumes, bound in buckram. A very good set in original cloth.
A justification of genocide?
Ermeni komitelerinin amal ve harekat-i ihtilaliyesi.
[Armenian nationalist aspirations and revolutionary movements.] [Istanbul?] Matba'a Orhaniyye 1332 Rumi (1916/17 CE)
8vo (23 x 16 cm), pp.323, [1, blank], [146, illustrations, maps]. Printed Ottoman Turkish text, small sections in English, German, and French. A very good copy bound in later buckram. English title gilt to spine. Paper toned, some marginal spotting to illustrations.
Özege 5033. We locate copies at Harvard, Leiden, Minnesota, Oxford, Sakarya University, and UCLA.
Secret history of Akbar's reign
The Muntakhab al-tawárikh of Abd al-Qádir bin-i-Malúk Sháh al Badáoni.
Edited by Maulavi Ahmad Ali. Calcutta published as part of the Bibliotheca Indica series of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, and printed at the College Press 1865-69
First edition. Three volumes, 8vo (23 x 15 cm), pp.[ii], 492, [ii]; [ii], [1, blank], 457, [ii]; [ii], [1, blank], 411, [ii]. Printed Persian text, with Persian and English titles. Bibliotheca Indica: nos. 131, 135, 136, 139, and 140. Bound in contemporary red morocco backed marbled boards. Spines lightly worn, joints rubbed. Some foxing to title pages, but otherwise a very good set. Bookplate of Charles-Henri-August Schefer, distinguished 19th-century French diplomat, orientalist, and renowned collector of Islamic manuscripts.
The Maqámát of Badí' al-Zamán al-Hamadhání.
Translated from the Arabic, with an Introduction and Notes, historical and grammatical, by W.J. Prendergast. Madras; London S.P.C.K. Depository; Luzac & Co. 1915
First edition, pp.xii, 190. A very good copy bound in cloth by the S.P.C.K. Press in Madras, all edges gilt. Light rubbing to extremities. With bookplate: With the translator's compliments. And autograph letter, loosely inserted, from the translator, W.J. Prendergast, presenting this copy to Sir Alexander Pinhey, Hyderabad, January 1916. Sir Alexander Fleetwood Pinhey (1861-1916) served in India from around 1883, was private secretary to the viceroy, Lord Hardinge, and at the time of his premature death, Resident at Hyderabad.
1734: 18th century study of Manicheism
Histoire critique de Manichee et du Manicheisme
Amsterdam J. Frederic Bernard 1734-39
First edition, two volumes, 4to, pp.[iv], lxxvi, 594; viii, xxxiv, 806 and final blank leaf. Volume 1 with title printed in red and black with engraved vignette, and 2 engraved headpieces by B. Picart. A superb set bound in contemporary calf, triple fillet round covers, spines gilt in compartments with maroon and brown lettering pieces. Minor repair to heads of spines. Light marginal waterstain on a few leaves in second volume.
Brunet 1, 723
Persian miniature painting.
Including a critical and descriptive catalogue of the miniatures exhibited at Burlington House, January-March, 1931. London Oxford University Press 1933
First edition. Folio, pp. xiv, 212; colour frontispiece, 15 colour plates, 100 plates. A fine copy in the original tan cloth, lettering and decoration on spine and upper board in gilt.