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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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$25,000.00


Rare poetry Diwan of an Alawite (Nusayri) prince by Al Amir Hasan al Makzoun al Sinjari ( 583 - 638 H / 1187 - 1240 AD )

Approx. 200 P. Arabic Diwan of Hasan b. Yusuf Makzoun b. Kheder al Azdi al Sinjari. One of the most accepted leaders by the Syrian Alawites (Nusayri), He was the Emir of Sinjar the became a sufi . An Arabic manuscript written Tarsus 1313 AH. by Mu'alla M…

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$15,000.00


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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$8,000.00


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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$170,000.00


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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$100,000.00


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


Tarikh al Dawla al- 'Aliyya al Uthmaniyya (History of the glorious Ottoman state) by Muhammad Farid bey (1284-1338 AH.,- 1868-1919 AD.)

Cairo: Muhammad efendi Mustafa press, 1893 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. (8), 496 p. Arabic text, by Muhammad Farid bey ibn Ahmad Farid Pasha, who was originally Turkish, born in Cairo. He learned in the faculty of l…

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$950.00


Sharh Fusus al Hikam by Bali efendi (d. 961 H. - 1553 AD)

Arabic manuscript, commentary on Fusus al Hikam of Ibn Arabi. approx. 500 p. out-ruled in silver, with illuminated heading on the first page. fine Naskh script by Muhammad Zihni in the late H. 10th or the beginning of the 11th C.Contemporary Full leather …

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$8,000.00


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


Fevaid-i Gaza (the benefits of invasion) an unusual Ottoman military manuscript written for the Sultan Osman Han b. Ahmed Han (R. 1618 to 1622) TRADITIONAL TRAINING METHODS OF THE OTTOMANS IN HORSEBACK ARCHERY by Kapi Agasi Kulu, Mustafa Aga el- Muteferrika (Silahsor)

Handwritten. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Written for the Sultan Osman II between 1618 and 1622, by the author who was the equipments supplier (Silah shor) in the Ottoman army. 8vo., 86 lvs (172 p.) Ottoman text missing the firs page.…

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$50,000.00


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


I'RAB UL QAFIYA , THE EARLIEST ISLAMIC BOOK TO BE PRINTED IN ARABIC LETTERS IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD by HUSSEIN BIN AHMAD KNOWN AS ZAYNI ZADE, AND IBN AL HAJIB

Istanbul: Ibrahim Muteferrika, 1786 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. THE FIRST BOOK TO BE PRINTED IN IBRAHIM MUTEFERRIKA PRINTING HOUSE AFTER IT'S SECOND ESTABLISHMENT , AND BEFORE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MUHENDISHANE PRIN…

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$17,000.00


ARABIC PALEOGRAPHY, A COLLECTION OF ARABIC TEXTS FROM THE FIRST CENTURY OF THE HIDJRA TILL THE YEAR 1000 by B MORITZ

Cairo: The Khedivial library, 1905 Book. Illus. by MAX JAFFE. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. SIX OLD DIGITAL COPY LEAVES: 1 TITLE LEAF, AND 5 TABLE OF PLATES. 188 FINE BLACK AND WHITE COLLOTYPE ON THICK PAPER BY M…

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$15,000.00


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


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