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La Palestine Illustrée (in 2 vols.)
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La Palestine Illustrée (in 2 vols.): I. La Porte d'Entrée: JAFFA; II. JAFFA LA BELLE

by Scholten, Francois

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First Edition. Paris: Jean Budry & Cie, 1929. In two volumes: La Porte d'Entrée: JAFFA and JAFFA la Belle. Copy no. 321 of the initial 1 - 1000 numbered print run. Photos and full description available on request. Condition generally very good except for water staining to covers (particularly vol.2 extending to FEP, half-title and title pages) and very minor traces of mould close to bindings. Photos are unscathed in both volumes: 449 bandw historic photos in vol.1, plus 370 in vol. 2. : more than 800 photo heliogravures in excellent condition.
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Darb Zubaydah: The Pilgrim Road from Kufa to Mecca

Darb Zubaydah: The Pilgrim Road from Kufa to Mecca

by Saad Al-Rashid

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Riyad University, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover (Imitation Leather). Near Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Previous owner's signature in ink. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Book is in Near Fine condition, by which we mean almost as if in its original new condition, but containing very slight marks of age and/or wear from light handling. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Archaeology; Middle East; Early (0-1000 AD); Antiquarian & Rare. All our pictures shown here are of the actual item, not stock photos. Inventory No: 8525. .
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Documenta philosophiae Arabum. Quae pro dissertatione ad summos in philosophia honores ab...
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Documenta philosophiae Arabum. Quae pro dissertatione ad summos in philosophia honores ab amplissimo in Universitate Fridericia Wilhelmia Rhenana philosophorum ordine rite impetrandos. Ex codd. mss. primus edidit, latine vertit, commentario illustravit.

by Schmoelders [Schmölders], August.

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Bonnae (Bonn), Typis Regiis Arabicis. In Officina Fr. Baadeni, 1836. 1st Edition . Hardcover. .. Two parts in one volume. Octavo. Pp. (ii), iv, 134, 4; 33 in Arabic. Two title-pages including one to the Arabic part. Includes the 11-point Thesis Statement. HARDCOVER, bound in the original paper-covered boards, spine and corners worn; green endpapers, first paste-down lightly stained; all edges gilt; signature to title, split gutter after first blank. In a very good internal condition, interior rather fresh. ~ FIRST EDITION. Schmoelders' pioneer work on Islamic philosophy. Containing: "Abu Nasr Alfarabii de rebus studio Aristotelicae philosophiae praemittendis commentatio"; "Abu Ali Ebn Sina, de logica poema"; and "Abu Nasr Alfarabii fontes quaestionum". Added title-page in Arabic: "Rasa`il falsafiyah lilshaykh Abi Nasr al-Farabi wa-lil-shaykh al-ra`ieh Abi Ali ibn Sina". Franciscus August Schmoelders (Schmölders) (1809-1880). Abu Nasr Muhammad ibn… Read More
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The Romance of the Portuguese in Abyssinia; an Account of the Adventurous Journeys of the...
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The Romance of the Portuguese in Abyssinia; an Account of the Adventurous Journeys of the Portuguese to the Empire of Prester John; Their Assistance to Ethiopia in Its Struggle Against Islam...1490-1633; with Illustrations from old Prints and Two Maps

by Rey, C.F.(Charles Fernand)

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London; (1929): H.F. & G. Witherby. First Edition. Octavo. 319p. index. frontispiece, plates, bibliography, includes two folding maps including those of Africa and the map of Abyssinia(one map with a closed tear) The story begins with the picture of two stout-hearted Portuguese gentlemen starting out at the behest of their king to search the world for the fabulous empire of the mythical Prester John. One man dies on the way, the other presses on reaching the dominions of the Negus of Abyssinia after three years of wandering. be believed he had reached his goal. A very nice copy bound in green cloth, spine lettered and ruled in black, in the elusive and seldom seen pictorial dust jacket with chipping to head, a couple of small closed edge tears and some light finger soiling.
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The Road to Mecca

The Road to Mecca

by Asad, Muhammad

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New York: Simon and Schuster 1954, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 400pp. Near fine in very good dust jacket. Top edge stained dark green, map endpapers, photographs. Price clipped, the dust jacket has minor edgewear and is lightly rubbed and chipped along the hinges. Locale: Mecca. (Religion, Islam, Personal Narratives, Religion, Travel).
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Fabrica Overo Dittionario Della lingua volgare Arabica, et Itliana, Copioso de voci; &...
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Fabrica Overo Dittionario Della lingua volgare Arabica, et Itliana, Copioso de voci; & locutoni, con osseruare lafrase dell’una lingua.

by DOMINICUS GERMANO of Silesia

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Quarto, contemporary vellum, pp.(10) + 102, Arabic and Italian throughout, title with printers woodcut device, some browning throughout, an excellent copy.
Schnurrer, Bibliotheca Arabica, 67. Brill, Philologia Orientalis, II,224. Graf IV 177. Lambrecht 464. Copac: 3 copies only at BL, Oxford, Cambridge
FIRST EDITION of this rare Arabic manual printed in Rome at the Propoganda de Fidei Press. Dominicus was the editor of the famous Arabic-Latin dictionary printed in the same press in 1639. Father Germanus [1585-1670] succeded Obicini as Lector of Arabic and as a collaborator on the Arabic Bible project. He later stayed for a time in Persia and ended his life as a scholar in Madrid. There he left his manuscript of an unfinished Qur'an translation and grammaqtical treatises of Persian and Turkish. The Propaganda Press was founded in 1622 and in 1626 a true printing house was established together with a foundry named after the Congregatio. To its stock were added exotic types from the Stamperia Vaticana.… Read More
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Thesaurus Arabico-Syro-Latinus
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Thesaurus Arabico-Syro-Latinus

by ELIAS BAR SHINAYA OF NISIBIS, edited by OBICINI,Thomas

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Octavo, contemporary vellum; pp. (6), 447, pp. (44), Syriac, Arabic and Latin text throughout, woodcut printers device to title, woodcuts to chapter endings, some paper browning throughout, a good copy.
FIRST EDITION of the Syriac-Arabic dictionary arranged according to subjects originally compiled in the 11th century by Elias bar Shinaya, Metropolitan of Nisibis, edited with a Latin translation by Obicini. It was published by Obicini's pupil Germanus de Silesia, author of an Arabic Grammar and an Italian-Arabic dictionary. It is dedicated by Achilles Venerius to Cardinal Barbarini. The Syriac types are the 20pt Maronite types and the Arabic of the text Granjon's arabe du kitãb al-Bustãn.
Thomas Obicini (1585-1632) from Novara, was abbot of the Franciscan convent at Aleppo. In 1621 he returned to Rome and became first lector of Arabic in the St Peter Convent. He was responsible for the supervision of the type designs of Oriental types at the Propaganda Press. The author warns the reader against… Read More
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L’Alcoran de Mahomet. Translaté d’Arabe en François, par Le Sieur du Ryer, Sieur de la...
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L’Alcoran de Mahomet. Translaté d’Arabe en François, par Le Sieur du Ryer, Sieur de la Garde Malezair

by Qur'an

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Quarto, contemporary French mottled calf, a little worn, spine with five raised bands richly gilt in compartments and label lettered in gilt, head and tail of spine worn, covers with triple gilt fillets and an inner panel of triple gilt fillets embellished at the corners with fleurions in the contemporary 17th century syle à la Duseuil, title with engraved woodcut, pp,(10), 648, (4), with the errata leaf, dedication and privilege, woodcut initials, old faint water stain in the upper outer margin, an attractive copy.

RARE FIRST FRENCH TRANSLATION OF THE QUR’AN AND THE FIRST COMPLETE TRANSLATION TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE VERNACULAR by André du Ryer. It inspired the later translations into English of 1649, Dutch of 1658, German 1703 and Russian 1776. André Du Ryer was French vice-consul in Egypt from 1623 to 1626, and both adviser and interpreter to the French ambassador in Istanbul and ambassador extraordinary of the sultan to France in the early 1630s. He assembled a fine collection of Turkish,… Read More
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L’Alcoran de Mahomet. Translaté d’Arabe en François, Par le Sieur du Ryer; Sieur de la Grande Malezair

by Qur'an

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Twelvemo, contemporary vellum, (6) + 486pp + (2), title printed in red and black with printers woodcut device, some woodcut initials, some printed marginilia, ownership in ink on the title of Robt. St.George.
The third printing of the Qur'an in French. The translation is by Andrew du Ryer who was Resident in Alexandria.
British Library, Arabic Books, I, Willems 1472
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The Alcoran of Mahomet, Translated out of the Arabick into rench. By the Sieur Du Ryer, Lord of...
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Octavo, contemporary speckled calf, upper hinge weak but holding, blind ruled fillet, (10) + xviiipp + (12) + (4) + 511pp, title within double ruled border.

Reprint of the first English translation of the Qur'an of 1649. It was translated into English from Andrew du Ryer's French edition of 1647. This edition contains The Translator to the Christian Reader; The French Epistle to the Reader; A Summary of the Religion of the Turks; the Priviledges of Marseilles; and from Sultan Amurat at Constantinople; The Life and Death of Mahomet; Alexander Ross's A needful Caveat and the whole text of the Qur'an in English. Wing K748. British Library, Arabic Books I,887.
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In The Name Of God: Selected Sonnets from Divan of Hafez
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In The Name Of God: Selected Sonnets from Divan of Hafez

by G.M.L. Bell

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First Edition, 1st Printing
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FIRST EDITION, 1ST PRINTING, HARDCOVER with CASE - In The Name Of God: Selected Sonnets from Divan of Hafez translated by G.M.L. Bell is a Eghbal Publications hardcover First Edition/First Printing - it states First Edition on the copyright page (Even though a book may state First Edition, it may not be a true First Printing. This copy is guaranteed to be a true First Edition and First Printing). The book was published in 1985. The book is in good condition with only some bent page edges, and the boards are also good as is the special holding case!! Book is in both English and Arabic. A superb book of sonnets that offers great calligraphy and illustrations! This copy would make a special addition to any collection or library.
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Rubáiyát by Omar Khayyám
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Rubáiyát by Omar Khayyám: Illustrated by Gilbert James, cca 1900

by Omar Khayyám

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Title: Rubáiyát
Author: Omar Khayyám
Translator: Edward Fitzgerald
Illustrator: Gilbert James
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons Limited
Place: London
Year: No date, cca 1900
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: Unpaginated
Language: English
Condition: Good
Dust Jacket: Not issued
Size (mm): 94 x 134Description: Brown faux leather binding. Gilt page edges are still very bright. Marbled endpages. 12 black and white illustrations by Gilbert James. Gift inscription with ink from 1917.
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Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Turks
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Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Turks: Illustrated in Sixty Coloured Engravings with Descriptions

by [William Alexander]

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Very good copy of William Alexander's translation of Octavian Dalvimart's depiction of the costumes of the Ottoman Empire in the 18th century. A complete set of these charming costume plates showing different ranks of courtiers and servants to the Sultan, enslaved women Sultanas, Odalisks and Eunuchs of the Seraglio or Harem, musicians and dancing girls of Constantinople, whirling dervishes, Spahi and Janissaries, officers and soldiers, Bedouin Arabs, Armenian, Tartar and Jewish men, etc.Title page, vi, and 120 unnumbered pages (60 hand-coloured engraved plates and 60 text pages).First published in 1802, and reissued by various publishers several times until the 1830s. [Some plates in this copy watermarked 1823.]Octavian Dalvimart or d'Alvimart was a French painter and engraver active in London. He travelled in the Ottoman Empire from 1796 to 1800, sketching people of Constantinople (Istanbul) and their costumes from life. The explanatory texts are based on works by Baron Francois de Tott, J.… Read More
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The Alcoran of Mahomet. London 1688
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The Alcoran of Mahomet. London 1688

by Qur'an

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The Alcoran of Mahomet, Translated out of the Arabick into French. By the Sieur Du Ryer, Lord of Malezir, and Resident for the King of France, At Alexandria. And newly Englished, for the satisfaction of all that desire to look into the Turkish vanities. To which is prefixed, the Life of Mahomet, The Prophet of the Turks, and Author of the Alcoran. With a Needful Caveat, or Admonition, for them who desire to know what Use may be made of, or if there be danger in Reading The Alcoran.London, Randal Taylor 1688Octavo, contemporary speckled calf, detached, blind ruled fillet, (10) + xviiipp + (12) + (4) + 511pp, title within double ruled border.£1250Reprint of the first English translation of the Qur'an of 1649. It was translated into English from Andrew du Ryer's French edition of 1647. This edition contains The Translator to the Christian Reader; The French Epistle to the Reader; A Summary of the Religion of the Turks; the Priviledges of Marseilles; and from Sultan Amurat at Constantinople; The Life and… Read More
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Rare 9th century Kufic Quran folio
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Rare 9th century Kufic Quran folio

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No Binding. Fair/No Jacket. This rare folio is composed of 15 lines of the Quran, in Arabic, on parchment. It was probably created in the 9th century in northern Africa. Calligraphy was an important Arabic art form, seen on ceramics, coins and manuscripts. The highly angular horizontal Kufic seen here was the primary script used in the earliest copies of the Quran from the 7th through the 10th centuries. Diacritical marks indicated by red dots are guides to pronunciation. CONDITION: Loss to the bottom right corner affecting the last three lines. Hole affecting the bottom 4th line. Script on the reverse is faded. DIMENSIONS: 7.5" wide, 5.25" high
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