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    • Description: 4to. 2 parts in one volume. (2), 122, 161, (1) pp. Lithographically printed Chinese text, one leaf apparently bound out of sequence, some pages incorrectly numbered or not numbered. In total, the title-page, 283 pp. and 2 blanks (the last page and the verso of the title page). Bound in a sturdy green half calf, ca. 1900. The doctrines of the Chinese philosopher Mengzi (fl. 300 BC), the principal successor to Confucius. This is one of the earliest Chinese texts to be printed in Europe and a landmark in Iithographic printing. The Chinese text here is complete in two parts. Lasteyrie had produ... Lisez plus
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    • Description: 8vo. XXVI, 285, (1) pp., 1 folding table. With 18 supplement vouchers printed on 6 leaves. Printed original boards. Early 20th century French sailing directions for navigating the Arabian Gulf. Including the coastal waters of the present-day United Arab Emirates, it describes the "grand banc des perles" off the coast, approaches to "Umm al Kaiwain" ("pointe basse et sablonneuse d'une presqu'ile"), "Al Hamriya", "Fort al Ajman" ("petit fort assez élevé, avec plusieurs tours et un mât de pavillon"), "Shargeh" ("ville la plus importante de cette partie de côte"), "Debay" ("ville ed 5000 à 6000... Lisez plus
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    • Description: 4to. (56) pp. With woodcut tailpiece. Marbled papered spine. Foundational document of the University of Vienna's College of Oriental Languages, inaugurated in 1674. As is most Catholic countries, the study of Arabic had long been neglected in favour of the more urgent Turkish. The talented linguist Podesta (1625-88) from Fasano on Lake Garda had been made Vienna's first professor of oriental languages. "He had studied Arabic with Maracci in Rome in 1673, had a good command of Turkish and knew, as did Meninski, that for a proper understanding of Turkey's administrative language a solid under... Lisez plus
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    • Description: Autograph ship's journal in French. Folio (335 x 220 mm). 2 vols. with a total of 192 unnumbered pages (of which 30 are blank). In black ink, with more than 40 small pen or pencil drawings in the text, ranging from simple coastal profiles to detailed and skilfully executed views of cities and fortifications. With 11 inserted items, including a 27 July 1842 letter from Admiral Guy-Victor Duperré (Ministère de la Marine et des Colonies) to Captain Page, and a slip with neatly drawn Chinese characters. Contemporary plain-paper wrappers, with manuscript title on both front wrappers. Stored in c... Lisez plus
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    • Description: 8vo. XLIV, 224 pp, 2 blank leaves. Modern half calf with giltstamped red spine label. First translation (by Károly Comte de Reviczky) of Müteferrika's discussion of the reform of the Ottoman military, which the author himself had published at his own press in 1732. This is the second issue, without the Arabic words "Usul al-hikam fi nizam al-umam" or the word "la" on the title-page and a new page-count (agreeing with the copy in the BSB). - Ownership and bookplate of an Italian collector Antuzzi on flyleaf. Untrimmed; a good copy. Rare, no copy can be traced in auction or trade records. See... Lisez plus
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    • Description: 8vo. (8), 88 pp. Photographic frontispiece of the author and 7 other photographic plates. Original blue-grey cloth lettered in black. Only edition: one of the few Persian accounts of late 19th century England and Scotland. Not found in most of the usual bibliographies, Marcus's memoir is an unusual and moving narrative - that of a young man following his late father to Great Britain, in order to train as a Minister. Presentation copy, inscribed on front free endpaper: "To His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch, with the author's Complts. Nestorius Marcus", with a beautifully handwritten note in Sy... Lisez plus
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    • Description: Royal 8vo (262 x 194 mm). 2 vols. 710 pp. 620 pp. Printed in Arabic throughout, floral woodcut sarlawh to each volume, text within two-line frame throughout, titles in nasta'liq types. Contemporary tan goatskin, recased retaining most of the original covers, spines and the original manuscript spine-labels (transposed), envelope flaps, blind-ruled overall, "mandorla" centrepieces in blind to sides. First complete edition in Arabic of the Thousand and One Nights, and the first edition printed in the Arab world. Very rare, with seven copies only located in libraries worldwide (American Univers... Lisez plus
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    • Description: Large 4to (32 x 26). "XVIII" [= XX], (2), 243, (1) pp. With various passages including the original Arabic text. Also with a subscription leaf for the Marquss of Landsdowne ("this copy was printed for the most noble the Marquess of Landsdowne"), printed in black and blue, with wood-engraved illustration, in a cast floral border printed in red. Later half calf. First edition of the first substantial English translation of the travel account of Abu Abdullah Mohammed ibn Batuta (1304-68/69), known in the West as the Arabian Marco Polo, with extensive footnotes. "While on a pilgrimage to Mecca ... Lisez plus
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    • Description: Large 8vo. 2 vols. (6), II, 356 pp. 14 genealogical tables (9 folding) & 3 hand-coloured folding maps. Original green cloth gilt. First and only edition of this excessively rare manual on the tribal structures in the very area where the region's biggest ongoing armed conflict started in 2011. Compiled initially in 1886, the text was brought up to date in 1907 by Captain A. E. Mosse. The authors provide a chronological breakdown of the events, relationships and hostilities of each of the 16 tribes in the Aden area. In addition, the work discusses the nature of each tribe (i.e. "a proud, warl... Lisez plus
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    • Description: 8vo. 64 pp. Contemporary marbled boards with title clipped from the original upper wrapper and pasted on the upper cover; lower wrapper cover bound within. Cloth spine. First edition of this Yiddish-language study of the Prophet Muhammad. Includes not only a biography of the Prophet and a discussion of the Qur'an and of Islam, but also chapters with a specifically Jewish perspective, such as on the Jewish population of Arabia (especially in Mecca and Medina), on Muhammad's "dreadful revenge on the Jews", etc. The author published similar accounts on Jesus of Nazareth ("Yeyshu Hanoytsri: zay... Lisez plus
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    • Description: 4to. (12), 607, (1) pp. Contemporary vellum with handwritten spine title. First edition of this important polemical work by Guadagnoli (1596-1656), the first Italian to teach Arabic and Syriac at La Sapienza and one of the correctors for the enormous Arabic Bible which the Propaganda Fide press began work on in 1632. The present piece of theological disputation was "launched against the Safavid scholar Ahmad b. Zayn al-'Abidin. This fascinating dispute was provoked in the first instance by the anti-Muslim tract penned by the Navarrese Jesuit Jerónimo Javier [...] That work found its way to ... Lisez plus
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    • Description: 4to. 1st blank leaf, 25, (1) pp. Contemporary wrappers. Second edition (the first to contain the Arabic text exclusively) of this manual on smallpox (variola) and its prevention, entitled "A Notice Concerning the Smallpox Now Prevalent, With a Discussion Addressed to the Heads of the Court in Egypt". Written by Napoléon's physician-in-chief during the Egyption expedition, the "Avis sur la petite vérole régnante, adressé au Divan du Kaire" was translated by Raphael Monachis (1759-1831) and printed on the first modern printing press in the Arab world. It conveys vital sanitary-hygienic and me... Lisez plus
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    • Description: 8vo. V, (1), 117, (1) pp. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Very rare study of Constantinople's plague epidemic of the year 1778, by an anonymous eyewitness. Though not himself a medical man (as he confesses in the preface), he feels that most of Europe's learned physicians lack a practical understanding of the illness, for which reason he here sets out his own experiences in writing. - Only six copies in libraries worldwide, mostly in specialized medical research institutions (Wellcome, Institut Pasteur, New York Academy of Medicine, National Library of Medicine etc.) - Binding r... Lisez plus
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    • Description: 8vo. 411, (1) pp. (With:) Borgia, Stefano. Irsad li-ajl al-i'tiraf wa-tanawul al-qurban (...) [Instructions for confession and communion]. 109, (3) pp. Contemporary grey wrappers. Third Arabic edition of the complete text of Bellarmino's immensely popular catechism, translated into Arabic for the use of Catholic missionaries. Includes the rare first and only edition of Stefano Borgia's Arabic instructions for confession and communion. Borgia (1731-1804) was appointed secretary of the Propaganda Fide in 1770, the year they published the present third Arabic edition of the catechism. He added... Lisez plus
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    • Description: 8vo. XVI, 336 pp. Original blind-stamped cloth. Highly uncommon: the first English edition, translated and abridged by St. John Bayle from Perron's French translation of the author's "Tashhidh al-adhhan bi-sirat al-`Arab wa-al-Sudan". The book is divided into two sections - Dafur and the Wadai - and is an informative anecdotal account of the regions, including detailed accounts of the lineage and customs of the respective royal families and inhabitants. Also mentions the pilgrimage to Mekka undertaken by the author's grandfather and his subsequent life in Jeddah. - Slightly rubbed. Only two... Lisez plus
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    • Description: Folio (254 x 355 mm). 14 leaves (letterpress within lithographed illustrated borders). Stored loosely in original wrapper covers with title printed in French and (in gilt letters) Arabic. Beautifully illustrated publication on the Muslim festivity of Al-Ashura. For Shia Muslims, Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar, marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram and commemorates the death of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala. Illustrated by the author throughout; a fine, late production of the French... Lisez plus
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    • Description: Folio (245 x 350 mm). French manuscript on Papier. (2), 76, (2) pp. A single cursive hand in light-brown ink, chapter headings in larger black ink, title party written in Arabic script in red and gold. Contemporary full calf with oriental-style red and gilt cover ornaments. Unpublished compendious account of the Ottoman Empire in the 18th century. In the introduction, the unidentified writer justifies his project: "We tend to regard the Turks as a barbarian, poorly disciplined nation, for which reason we are so little curious to learn of their history and the form of their government. The p... Lisez plus
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    • Description: Greek, Latin and French autograph manuscript on paper. 3 vols.: 4to (214 x 228 mm), large 4to (224 x 273 mm), and 8vo (132 x 180 mm). Regular cursive script in dark brown ink. (1), 538 ff. 25 pp. 85 ff. Bound in uniform green half mororcco over marbled boards with giltstamped red label to gilt spine. An encompassing study of the weapons of classical antiquity, commissioned by the Duc de Luynes and prepared by the great classical scholar Lepsius, who was to head the Prussian expedition to Egypt in 1842-45. The antiquary and numismatist Honoré d'Albert de Luynes (1802-67) was an important pat... Lisez plus
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    • Description: 4to (167 x 235 mm). French manuscript on paper. (1 blank, 4), 75 ff. Cursive script in light brown ink, per extensum, left and right margins ruled in lead pencil. Contemporary unsophisticated cardboard with handwritten calligraphic title, date and a skilfully executed drawing of a grashooper to upper cover. Unpublished, highly interesting 17th century French manuscript about the history, religion, and topography of the Ottoman Empire, written to convey in brief the essentials of the Muslim world. Chapters include "Origine des Turcs et leurs conquestes", "De la Secte de Mahomet et des Loix e... Lisez plus
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    • Description: 4to (146 x 192 mm). Latin and German ms. on paper. 86 ff. with 37 entries and 51 etchings from an equestrian costume book as well as 1 coloured coat of arms. Half calf binding (ca. 1800) with giltstamped spine label. Floral endpapers. Edges sprinkled red. A fine late 16th-century friendship album using an interleaved set of equestrian engravings (from a series by Abraham de Bruyn) to form a pre-illustrated album into which the owner's friends and eminent acquaintances could inscribe their names. While the humanistic tradition of such "alba" would reach its height in the mid-18th century and... Lisez plus
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