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Printing Cliche of a photographed travel by the Committee to Ma

Printing Cliche of a photographed travel by the Committee to Ma'an by the Railway of the Hejaz road, contains 95 photographs and descriptive text in the Ottoman Turkish by The Ottoman Hejaz Railway photography commission

29 x 20 cm, 158 plates of text include 95 photographs by the Committee of which 42 photographs on separate plates measured appro...

$70,000.00
The original manuscript draft of the most important work about the history of Bulak press, Tarikh Matba

The original manuscript draft of the most important work about the history of Bulak press, Tarikh Matba'at Bulak prepared by the author in 1936 to be presented to the faculty of literature in the Egyptian University in Cairo, for the MA. degree by Abu-l Futouh Ahmad Ridwan (1908 - 1982)

long 4to, 30. 192ff, with 26, 16ff appendix. WITH UNPUBLISHED PARTS. The most important of the specific history of Bulak press w...

$30,000.00
humayunname (Humayun nama) life of the Kings, Ottoman Turkish manuscript copied by the well-known scribe Kasim (the slave)

humayunname (Humayun nama) life of the Kings, Ottoman Turkish manuscript copied by the well-known scribe Kasim (the slave) by 'ALI BIN SALIH AL RUMI, KNOWN AS ALI VASI CELEBI (D. 1543 AD)

Dated 977 AH. - 1568 AD. Fine Ottoman Turkish manuscript, 322ff with illustrated heading, out-ruled, dots and all pages sprinkle...

$30,000.00
Tarih-i Izzi (History of Izzi) printed in third establishment of Ibrahim Muteferrika

Tarih-i Izzi (History of Izzi) printed in third establishment of Ibrahim Muteferrika by Suleyman Izzi

Istanbul: Ibrahim Muteferrika, 1785 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Suleyman Halil Izzi was ...

$18,000.00
Muntakhabat al Jawa'ib

Muntakhabat al Jawa'ib by Selim Faris al Shidyaq (Chidiac) (1826-1906)

Seven volumes; (vol.1): 4, 255, 3 p. (Vol.2): 6, 256 p. (Vol.3): 7, 219, 2 p. (Vol.4): 12, 169 p. (Vol.5): 17, 360, 2 p. (Vol.6)...

$16,000.00
AL I'LAAM BI A'LAAM BALAD ILLAHI L HARAM (HISTORY OF MECCA IN THE 16th C.), ARABIC MANUSCRIPT WRITTEN IN MECCA

AL I'LAAM BI A'LAAM BALAD ILLAHI L HARAM (HISTORY OF MECCA IN THE 16th C.), ARABIC MANUSCRIPT WRITTEN IN MECCA by KUTB UD DIN AL NAHRAWALI, MUHAMMAD BIN AHMAD BIN MUHAMMAD BIN QADI KHAN (D. 988 AH, 1580 AD)

Book. Very Good. No Binding. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. ARABIC MANUSCRIPT IN NASKH SCRIPT, # 200 PP MISSING PAGES FROM THE BEGI...

$13,000.00
Official report of The Armenian assassination attempt against the Sultan Abdul Hamid II

Official report of The Armenian assassination attempt against the Sultan Abdul Hamid II by Besiktas Police Commandership, the Ottomn authority

İn original decorative dark green binding with the Toghra (arm) of the Sultan Abdul Hamid II and the Ottoman cresent. Dedi...

$10,000.00
Tarikh Iran (History of Iran) Privately printed as presentation to the Sultan Muzaffer ud Din

Tarikh Iran (History of Iran) Privately printed as presentation to the Sultan Muzaffer ud Din by Shahin Makarios (Macarius Bey) 1853-1910

Cairo: al- Muktataf press, 1898 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Arabic text. Title page and...

$3,300.00
The Land Of Midian (Revisited), Volume I And Ii, First Issues In Original Boards, Bookplates Of The Bibliotheca Lindesiana

The Land Of Midian (Revisited), Volume I And Ii, First Issues In Original Boards, Bookplates Of The Bibliotheca Lindesiana by Burton, (Sir) Richard F. (Francis)

London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1879. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Color And B/W Illustrations. Xxviii, 33...

$3,000.00
A Collection of Modern Turkish Poetry The Lurched Galleon or The Course: West North-West, (crossed out)

A Collection of Modern Turkish Poetry The Lurched Galleon or The Course: West North-West, (crossed out) by Selected and Translated By Aptullah E. Kuran

1952. Typed on rice paper. Bound in blue folder. Introduction. Poets include: Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar, Time in Bursa, Remembrance, ...

$4,950.00
Seven Pillars of Wisdom [No. 363 of 750 Copies]

Seven Pillars of Wisdom [No. 363 of 750 Copies] by LAWRENCE, T. E

London: Jonathan Cape, 1935. First Edition thus. Near Fine+. First Trade Edition (hand-numbered limited issue of 750 copies) o...

$2,850.00

Alexandria, A History And A Guide: Second Edition (Signed Limited Issue) by Forster, E. (Edward) M. (Morgan)

Alexandria: Whitehead Morris Ltd., 1938. Second Edition [Revised] . Yellow Printed Boards. Very Good. Maps, Plates. xii, 208 +...

$2,750.00
The Ruins of Palmyra, otherwise Tedmor in the Desart [Desert]

The Ruins of Palmyra, otherwise Tedmor in the Desart [Desert] by Wood, Robert

London, 1753. First Edition . Full Leather, Gilt. Very Good. 20 5/8" x 14 1/8. Plates. Vi, 50 Pp, Followed By Plates. The...

$2,500.00



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