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Takhlis al Ibriz fi Talkhis Bariz OR al Rihla al Pariziyya (The Extraction of Gold or an Overview of Paris) by Rifa'a al Tahtawi

Rifa'a Rafi' al Tahtawi (1801-1873) was born in the village of Tahta, Sohag, the same year the French troops evacuated Egypt. He was an Azharite recommended by his teacher and mentor Hassan El-Attar to be the chaplain of a group of students Mohammed Ali w...

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$5,000.00


al-mizan al-kubra, İllustrated Arabic manuscript on İslamic jurisprudence by Abd al-Wahhab al-Sha'rani (d. 973/1565)

Rare copy with SİX illustrations in gold and colors. Naskhi fine script, dated 1024 AH. (1615 AD.), contemporary fine classic Ottoman binding tooled in gold, with flap. This is a copy of a work by one of the most important and prolific scholars of the O...

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$30,000.00


Darben ve def'an Muhasara ve Muharese-i Kila ve Husun (Fenn-i Muhasara) AND Fenn-i Lagim (Traite de l'attaque et de la defense des places, and the author's other work on mines) 2 vols. by Sebastien Le Prestre de Vauban

Printed by Muhammed Rasid in Dar ut Tiba'aa al Ma'mura, possibly in Orta Koy, after the third establishment of Ibrahim Muteferrika press.The two works were translated from the original French text to the Ottoman Turkish and dedicated to the Sultan by Kons...

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$60,000.00


Asbab al-nuzul , early Arabic manuscript on the occasions of Quranic revelation dated 689 H., 1290 AD. ( أسباب النزول للواحدي) by by Ali ibn Ahmad al-Wahidi (d. 1075 AD.)

Early Arabic manuscript possibly copied in Yemen, dated 689 H., 1290 AD. complete copy in 200 p. of one of the earliest works on this subject. In red morocco ornamented full leather binding, 17th or 18th C. The manuscript is in mint condition. The earlie...

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$25,000.00


Atlas-i Cedid (the modern Atlas) with the text, Ucalet ul Cografiya. 2 vols. by Mahmud Raif Pasha

The Text volume printed in 1218 H-1803 AD by Abd ur Rahman el Muderris in Uskudar. 79 ff in hard cover binding with gilt Tughra of the Sultan Abdul Hamid II. and the second volume in full leather binding tooled in gold, contains 24 maps (of 25) lacking th...

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$125,000.00


Alf Layla wa Layla ( Thousand nights and one night ) First volume of two for the most rare edition printed in Bulak by anonymous

First volume of two, 710 p. in fine hard cover binding. the most rare and complete edition edited by Abdurrahman al Safti al Sharqawi. vol.1 contains 536 stories. 26.5 x 18 cm. printed in Bulak 1251 (1834-1835). ...

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$60,000.00


Ottoman manuscript maritime/naval map (the coastal map from Basra to Qatar by the Ottoman naval survey. Together with a printed report by the Ottoman ministry of foreign affairs: the question of the Qatar coasts ) by The Ottoman naval survey

1908 Map. Very Good. No Binding. Detailed Ottoman manuscript coastal map on silk paper, 85 x 29.5 cm contains: Basra, Muhammara, Kuwait islands (with the location of an assumed rail road beginning from Umm Qasr), Kuwait, and its harbours, Eastern Nejd and...

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$100,000.00


Ottoman manuscript map of Iraq and Vilayet-i Basra containing Kuwait and the northern parts of Nejd by Ottoman military staff

Map. Very Good. No Binding. 97x67 cm. manuscript ink and colours with a big manuscript logo of the Ottoman military staff. After the map made by the British military staff in 1907, published by the lithographic press in 1911 and preserved in the Topograph...

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$35,000.00


Ottoman Qur'an signed by an Ottoman calligrapher in Cairo and endowed by an Egyptian Bey (Emir) to a mosque in sukhumi, Abkhazia by Ottoman Qur'anic calligraphy

591 p. of Naskhi script by a Bosnian Ottoman calligrapher, Abdurrahman el Bosnawi (Bosnavi), in Cairo 1080 AH. (1670 AD.). Full page endowment (Waqf) by Prince (Emir) Eyyub Bey el Kabir, the follower of Muhammad Bey abu al Thahab, to the Sultan Ahmed Mosq...

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$40,000.00


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. Dedicated and signed by a possible member of the commity in 21-11-1321 (21-11-1905). With 14 plates in the end contain 34 original ...

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$10,000.00


MIR'AT AL HARAMAIN (VIEW OF THE TOW HOLY SANCTUARIES ) COMPLETE SET IN FIVE VOLUMES by EYUP SABRI PASHA (THE OTTOMAN ADMIRAL AYYUB SABRY) D. 1308 AH., 1890 AD

Istanbul: Matbaa-i Bahriye (the Navy press), 1883 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE ENCYCLOPAEDIA IN THE OTTOMAN TURKISH ABOUT THE ARABIAN PENINSULA AND THE TOW HOLY SANCTUARIES IN HEDJAZ BY THE W...

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$7,500.00


cihannuma (mirror of the world) complete copy with all of the maps, contemporary hand-colored by KATIB CELEBI (Mustafa ibn Abd Allah, aka Haci Halife, 1609-1657)

with 40 contemporary hand-colored maps complete. corners of the first 4p. repaired with missing of few words from the preface. otherwise, fine copy in modern fine Ottoman style binding lavishly gilt in gold. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION OF THE JIHANNUMA. Plann...

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$80,000.00


Takvim ut tevarih (Taqwim ut Tawarikh) by Katib Celebi (Chalabi) Haci Halife (Hajji Khalifa)

Istanbul: Ibrahim Muteferrika, 1733 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. the 12th book to be printed by Ibrahim Muteferrika in 1146 (1733). 6, 3, 247 p. in Modern fine Ottoman style binding ornamented in gilt. ....

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$20,000.00


Quranic manuscript leaf on vellum in elegent Kufic from the 10th c.

Possibly North Africa, 3d C. AH, 10th AD. on parchement. Sixteen lines on each side in black Kufic script with possibly later punctuation in glossy colors, and tow faders in gold and colors. 27 x 18 cm. ...

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$6,500.00


DALIL AL-HAJJ LI AL WARID ILA MAKKA WA AL MEDINA MIN KULLI FAJJ ( GUIDE OF THE PILGRIMAGE THROUGH THE ALL ROUTES TO MECCA AND MEDINA ) by MUHAMMED SADIQ BEY ( COLONEL SADIC BEY 1832 - 1902 )

Cairo: The government press, Bulaq, 1896 Book. Illus. by MUHAMMED SADIQ BEY. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 152PP OF ARABIC TEXT. ENGRAVING PLATE SHOWING THE EGYPTIAN MAHMAL, FRONTIS OF THE AUTHOR, 9 PLATES WHICH 8 OF THE...

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$18,000.00


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