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The Raswan Index and Handbook for Arabian Breeders, 7 Volume Set

By Raswan, Carl Reinhard

Mexico: Editorial Anthony. 1957-1967. Illustrations, facsimies, bloodlines, maps, portraits. Dr. John Erich Flade quoted Raswan: "We never own a horse, it is entrusted to us." The classic set in all seven volumes comprised the knowledge of the great bloodlines, the Bedouin breeders of the last 100 years of the Arabians that made their way to Europe and America, and details which became essential to those who own and breed Arabians. Whether it was W.K. Kellogg or the Prince Fawaz as-Shaalan, the Arabian world moured his untimely death. Each volume of his work was printed in small print runs of no more than 250 to 380 copies (some were totally lost in a flood before they could be distributed). Several volumes signed by Raswan in Arabic. Volumes 2-3 are continuous hence no title page for volume III (volume II list 4640, Volume III begins with 4641). Volume 7 was published posthumously with his extensive notes. While some of the information is in Al Khamsa Arabians II (1993) and Al Khamsa Arabians (1983), the firsthand work he did among the bedouins is still essential in a complete understanding of his contribution.

$5500.00

Histoire Du Royaume d'Alger; Avec L'etat Present De Son Gouvernement De Ses Forces De Terre & De Mer, De Ses Revenus, Police, Justice, Politique & Commerce
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Histoire Du Royaume d'Alger; Avec L'etat Present De Son Gouvernement De Ses Forces De Terre & De Mer, De Ses Revenus, Police, Justice, Politique & Commerce

By Tassy, Laugier De and Henri Du Sauzet

Amsterdam: Chez Henri Du Sauzet, 1725. 12mo. [16], 348 pages [31]pp index, (1)pp, 2 folding plates, (map and large folding etching). French text, title printed in red and black. A remarkable account of life in Algiers both in terms of its history and culture. The background deals with Algers and its conflict with Spain. De Tassy compared the Case del Hospital de Espana, as the residence was known, to the consulates that other European states maintained in Algiers. He points out in detail the condition of slaves (who when highly cultured or educated ended up in the royal palace). While the term in Arabic Ber, merely meant a desert, the term was converted to barbarian by Europeans. Their care of captives in their hospitals was often much better than that of those in European capitols. One of the most objective accounts of Algiers by contemporaries. bound in full calf, spine gilt but mostly worn off, marbled endpapers, all edges red, some chipping to head. A very good copy.

$900.00

Egypt: Stamps & Postal History; a Philatetic Treatise
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Egypt: Stamps & Postal History; a Philatetic Treatise

By Smith, Peter A.S.

Limassol, Cyprus: James Bendon, 1999. First Edition. Thick Quarto. 874 pages, index, including appendices of Arabic Letters and numerals, spellings and currency evaluations. Egypt had the first handstamp postal markings of Africa and was the first non-colonial African country to issue stamps as well as the first to print its own stamps. It was a pioneer in the issue of booklet stamps, the use of airmail, and the use of photogravure for stamp production. Dr. Peter A.S. Smith has served on the Expert Committee on the American Philatetic Society as well as an honorary member of Egypt Philatetic Society. His smaller work The Traveling Post Offices of Egypt pointed the complexity of placing the stamps of Egypt in context. This book is quite heavy and has the original dust jacket which seldom described but as shown in our description is quite significant for the collector. This edition has hundreds of images including colored plates which show the richness and detail of the most important stamps from Egypt.Bound in brown cloth, spine lettering gilt,pictorial endpapers, in dust jacket with with light chipping, closed edge tears and wear. A very good copy.

$325.00

Through Persia on a Side-Saddle
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Through Persia on a Side-Saddle

By Sykes, Ella

Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1898. First Edition. Octavo. xii, 362 pages, [32 leaves of plates] with the folded map. Ella Sykes accompanied her brother Captain Molesworth Sykes who had been asked by the Foreign Office to found a consulate in Kerman and Baluchistan. She writes in the preface: "As I believe that I am the first European woman who has visited Kerman and Persian Baluchistan, my experiences may perhaps interest other women who feel the 'Wanderlust' but are unable to gratify their longing for adventure. She traveled across the Caspian Sea to Tehran, rode to Kerman, then a year later crossed the deserts of British Buchistan to Quetta. thus, she was the first woman to ride from the Caspian Sea ending up in India. Bound in dark green cloth pictorially stamped in gilt to lower corner, spine lettering gilt, corners lightly bumped, some scattered foxing. A very scarce work especially with the original folded map. Issued in a small print run, it was reissued in a smaller edition with 46 fewer pages in 1901.

$1275.00

Kitab Al-Dhakha'ir Al-Muhimmat Fi Dhikr Ma Yajib Al-aman Bihi Min Al-Masmu'at
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Kitab Al-Dhakha'ir Al-Muhimmat Fi Dhikr Ma Yajib Al-aman Bihi Min Al-Masmu'at

By Dimyati, Ahmad Ibn Muhammed, D. 1705

Halab: Matba'at al-Baha, 1910. Small Octavo. Text in Arabic. 408pp. Classic treatise on Islamic doctrine, printed in early 20th century. Bound in printed paper over heavy card backed in black cloth, pink endpapers, some browning to leaves, boards have some staining and soiling. A good copy.

$125.00

Dala'il al Khayrat
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Dala'il al Khayrat

By Abu Bakr al-Jazuli

12mo. 48 manuscript leaves on creme paper, with two colored images 18th century. Al-Jazuli is one of the seven saints of Islam. This prayer book has been used for centuries by devout Muslims. It is bound in original envelope style leather decoratively stamped in blind.

$1350.00

Oriental Coins and Their Values; Vol. 1.  The World of Islam; Vol. 2.  The Ancient and Classical World; Vol. 3.  Non-Islamic States and Western Colonies,  A.D. 600-1979
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Oriental Coins and Their Values; Vol. 1. The World of Islam; Vol. 2. The Ancient and Classical World; Vol. 3. Non-Islamic States and Western Colonies, A.D. 600-1979

By Mitchiner, Michael

Sanderstead; (1977,1978 and 1979: Hawkins Publications. First Editions. Quarto. 3 huge volumes which are definitive. Vol. 1 The World of Islam, 512p. In the Numismatic Chronicle, Vol. 19, p. 267-268 it is noted this is the first great general work on Islamic coinages. It lists 4,000 coins, all illustrated and at least partially described, representing the Muslim coinages of the Near East (the Caliphates and Successive states), of India (from the Amirs of Sind) and much on the Crusaders and related field. Vol. II .760p. over 5500 illustrations and descriptions of coins of the ancient world from 600 B.C. to 600 A.D. Vol. III. Non-Islamic and Western Colonist, 600 A.D. to 1979. with over 4,000 images. Bound in blue cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt, a couple of bumped corners and a few minor spots of rubbing. A handsome set.

$1350.00

Sahara; Gennem Algerien, Sahara, Verdesn Malgigste
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Sahara; Gennem Algerien, Sahara, Verdesn Malgigste

By Olufsen, Ole

Kobenhavn; (1914): H. Hagerup. Small Quarto. 141 pages, 56 illustrations. Danish language. Professor Ole Olufsen was a Danish military officer and explorer who became the Secretary of the Royal Danish Geographical Society whose travels across Asia and Africa also involved careful sociological and cultural observations across North Africa from Algiers to Tunisia. This is the scarce original hardcover edition (later in the year a cheap paper copy was issued). Only recorded copies on OCLC at Yale, Stanford, Wisconsin and Northwestern as well as Danish and German libraries. Bound in 3/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards, decorative endpapers. A very nice copy with light rubbing along joints.

$65.00

Who is the White Pasha
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Who is the White Pasha

By Bright, John Meaburn; Charles George Gordon

London: James Nesbit, 1889. First Edition. 12mo. 232p. General Charles George Gordon, hero of China and martyr of the Sudan became a hero of evangelical Protestants especially since his enemies were Muslims. In this book the author "spoke in tones of the medieval millennialist in predicting the overthrow and conversion of Egypt, the restoration of the houses of Israel, and the return of God's people from the land of Cush... There was, he wrote 'no clear and definite evidence of General Gordon's death" and scriptural evidence favord his survival." (see article in Cambridge University Press's Society for Comparative Studies in Society and History, Adam Knobler, "Holy Wars, Empires, and the Portability of the Past: the Modern Uses of Medieval Crusades" p. 314ff. By the beginning of World War I Lord Halifax and others called for a holy war against Germany. A scarce work with copies reported at the British Library, Trinity College (Dublin), Cambridge University and the University of Chicago.A very good copy bound in blue cloth lettered in gilt, spine gilt, light wear to spine ends.

$250.00

Operations in Persia: 1914 1919 F. J. Moberly Facsimile Edition (History of the Great War)
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Operations in Persia: 1914 1919 F. J. Moberly Facsimile Edition (History of the Great War)

By Moberly, F. J.

U.S.A.: HMSO, 1987. First Edition. Octavo. The original volume was published in an edition of 500 volumes but was suppressed. This unexpurgated item appeared in 1987 and shows the British machinations that created much of the nightmare in the Near East. Besides the larger maps in rear pocket, there are folding map throughout and the added preface that tells why it was suppressed against the extensive documentation of Brig. Gen. F.J. Moberly. Bound in red cloth, spine lettering gilt.Near fine.

$70.00

The Crusades Iron Men and Saints
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The Crusades Iron Men and Saints

By Lamb, Harod

New York: Doubleay, Doran & Co, 1930. First Edition. Large Octavo. First printing, From the beginning of the first Crusade through the conquest of Jerusalem the author created a pictorial imagery of the ordeal of the road with its interludes, its interwoven motifs, the songs of the minstrels, the chants of the church, the ribaldry of the vagabonds, the prayers of the Christian Syrians and Armenians and the exhortations of the Mohammedans.368pp., bound in black cloth pictorially stamped in gilt, spine lettering gilt, previous owner's name in pencil, a very good copy in edge worn and chipped pictorial dust jacket.

$80.00

Colonel Lawrence, the Man Behind the Legend
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Colonel Lawrence, the Man Behind the Legend

By Hart, Liddell

New York: Dodd, Mead & Co, 1934. First Edition. Large Octavo. 82pp., illustrations and maps, bound in green cloth lettered and ruled in gilt, spine gilt, some of the gilt is rubbed, closed tar to cloth near head. T.E. Lawrence and the Arab uprising. A very good copy.

$55.00

Islamic Art from the Collection of Edwin Binney 3rd

Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Libraries, 1966. First Edition. Octavo. (approx. 45pp.) Annotated checklist of Persian and Indian Islamic art, circulated by the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit service, 1966-1968. Color plates, and B&W reproduction. Laid in :Addenda: Supplemented Introduction by Edwin Binney, III, with additions to the catalogue. In light brown paper wraps, with black title on spine and front panel.

$30.00

Guha wa Nawadiruhu

By Saad, Farouk

Bayrut: Mansurat dar al-afaq al-gadodat, 1990. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. 284 p. ill. b/w photos. Text in Arabic.

$125.00

Henri Fleisch --- L'Arabe Classique, esquissse d'une structure linguistique

By Fleisch, Henri; S. J. Le P.

Beyrouth: Impr. Catholique, 1956. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 156 p. Text in French.

$55.00

God's Created Speech; a Study in the Speculative Theology of the Mu'tzili Qadi l-Quadat Abu l-Hasan Abd al-Jabbar Bn Ahmad al-Hamadani
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God's Created Speech; a Study in the Speculative Theology of the Mu'tzili Qadi l-Quadat Abu l-Hasan Abd al-Jabbar Bn Ahmad al-Hamadani

By Peters, J.R.T.M.

Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1976. First Edition. Octavo. 446p. index. Perhaps the first and most important study on the issue of God's speech in the Quran. Were the words co-eternal with God or were they created? He begins with the issues on which Islamic scholars have been divided. His extensive study of the works of Abd al-Jabbar then is divided into logic, cosmology, anthropology, theodicy and its importance for modern Islamic thought. From the library of TER Recensvi with his stamp on front endpaper. Bound in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt,spine lettering gilt,Corners slightly bumped. A scarce item published in only a few hundred copies most of which are in libraries.

$250.00

Essays on Islamic Civilization: Presented to Niyazi Berkes
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Essays on Islamic Civilization: Presented to Niyazi Berkes

By Little, Donald P. (editor)

Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1976. First Edition. Octavo. 364p. This tribute has major articles by Ibrahim Abu-Lughod, Charles J. Adams, Sajida Alvi and many others, which includes the history of and thoughts on the Islamic world, a perspective of Eastern European and Ottoman history, politics, the Arabic language, modern Muslims, the laws of family and family planning and more. A scarce and major contribution to the subject. Bound in green cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt, wear to two corners. A very good copy.

$90.00

Pakistan Perspective; a Collection of Important Articles and Excerpts from Major Addresses

By Khan, Mohammad Ayub

(Washington, D. C.: Embassy of Pakistan, nd.ca.1965). Octavo. xiii; 110pp. index. with laid in letter from the Economic Minister of Pakistan. Written by the President of Pakistan which deals with several issues , in particular, those dealing with India and the Kashmir question. The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 was a disaster that angered many Pakistanis who felt betrayed by the settlement. The letter on Embassy stationery addressed to Jack O'Reilly (spelled Oreilly in letter and envelope) notes the question of self-determination for the people of Kashmir. Signed by S.M. Sulaiman, Economic Minister of Pakistan. He also encloses a typical promotional pamphlet on Pakistan. Bound in blue cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt small stain to lower corner of upper board, in rubbed dust jackt with some chipping to spine ends, and a dampstain to underside of jacket, internally clean.

$125.00

An Anthology of Modern Arabic Verse

By Badawi, Muhammad Mustafa

London: Trustees of the James Mew Fund for Oxford University Press, 1970. Original Paper Wrps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xxxix, 253p. a scarce compilation of modern arabic verse with arabic text and some notes in English,

$30.00

Palastinischer Diwan; Als Beitrag Zur Volkskunde Palastinas

By Dalman, Gustaf (1855-1941)

Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs, 1901. Cloth. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xxxiv, 369p. The original edition of the great Orientlist whose extensive work in Palestinian folk songs, and poetry became the classic way to understand the rich proverbs, poetry and use of irony by the Palestinians at the end of the Nineteenth Century. A scarce work.

$90.00

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