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Cambridge, MA; (1982): Harvard University Press. Octavo. In two volumes, 462 and 531pp. Fifth printing of this classic work which demonstrates the author's masterful knowledge of the Jewish and early Christian thought and its impact on Islamic thought. One of the most important studies every produced on the subject of Philo and his influence. Wolfson was an orthodox Jew… Read more
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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… Read more
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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. … Read more
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Through Persia on a Side-Saddle

by Sykes, Ella

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Published
1898
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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… Read more
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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

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Published
1910
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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.
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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… Read more
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Who is the White Pasha

by Bright, John Meaburn; Charles George Gordon

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Published
1889
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First Edition
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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… Read more
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The Crusades Iron Men and Saints

by Lamb, Harod

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Published
1930
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First Edition
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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… Read more
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Colonel Lawrence, the Man Behind the Legend

by Hart, Liddell

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Published
1934
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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.
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Islamic Art from the Collection of Edwin Binney 3rd

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Published
1966
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First Edition
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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… Read more
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Guha wa Nawadiruhu

by Saad, Farouk

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Published
1990
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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.
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Henri Fleisch --- L'Arabe Classique, esquissse d'une structure linguistique

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

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Published
1956
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Beyrouth: Impr. Catholique, 1956. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 156 p. Text in French.
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image of 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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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… Read more
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Essays on Islamic Civilization: Presented to Niyazi Berkes

by Little, Donald P. (editor)

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Published
1976
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First Edition
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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… Read more
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The Formation and Perception of the Modern Arab World

by Buheiry, Marwan Nad Lawrence I. Conrad

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Princeon, NJ; (1990): Darwin Press. First Edition. Thick Quarto. Second printing. 624pp.edited by Lawrence I. Conrad. Illustrated with several photographic images in black and white. Major work by Lebanese scholar dealing with how the modern Arab world and its issues erupted into a separate force in the 20th Century. A near fine copy bound in green cloth, spine… Read more
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(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… Read more
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An Anthology of Modern Arabic Verse

by Badawi, Muhammad Mustafa

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Published
1970
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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,
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Palastinischer Diwan; Als Beitrag Zur Volkskunde Palastinas

by Dalman, Gustaf (1855-1941)

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Published
1901
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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.… Read more
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Traite De Philogie Arabe

by Fleisch, Henri

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Published
1961
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Beyrouth: Impr Catholique, 1961. Original Paper Wrps. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 550p. Index. A study of Arabic philology dealing in a technical way with the phonetics, morphology and advanced study of grammar.
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Jerusalem: Israel Oriental Society, 1966. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Ocatvo. 232p., index, bibliography. The author was not only Professor of Arabic, but also the chief interpreter for the Israel Parliaments, Hebrew-Arabic issues.
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