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Among our rare and antique books is our collection of rare Middle Eastern Books. Ranging in topics from Middle Eastern cuisine and Middle Eastern culture to Middle Eastern literature and history, our rare Middle Eastern Book collection in the Biblio Rare Book Room is sure to spark the fancy of anyone interested in the Middle East. Many of the books featured in our rare Middle Eastern book collection contain beautiful illustrations and maps, and many of the books feature ornate binding.



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 …

From Archive

$8,000.00


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…

From Archive

$950.00


P Gyllii de Bosporo Thracio lib III. by GILLES, Pierre

1632 1ed Gyllius Thracio Constantinople Byzantine Elzevier TURKEY Bosporus The best edition of Gyllius! Petrus Gyllius was a French natural scientist from the 16th-century whose works ranged from topographical to studying about fish of the Mediterranean …

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$750.00


The River War by Winston S. Churchill

2 vol., First edition, first printing, second state, with typographical correction to p.459 vol. 2, entirely complete as per Woods, (2a) with portrait frontispiece, all plates and illustrations, all 34 maps, many folding, and 32 page publisher's catalogue…

From Stanley Louis Remarkable Books (IOBA)

$1,975.00


Travels and discoveries in the Levant. Two Volumes. by Newton, Sir Charles Thomas

2 volumes bound in 1. First edition. Day and Son. 1865. Royal 8vo. xiv, (2), 360; xiv, (2), 275pp. Complete with 41 plates, maps & plans: 6 folding, 12 mounted albumen photos by Francis Bedford, 38 text engravings. Full calf prize binding, raised bands to…

From Paul Haynes Rare Books

£400.00


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 BEGINNING. DATED 1130 AH (1718 AD) AND SIGNED BY A MECCAN SCRIBE, MUHAMMAD AL MAKKI AL TUNBARI. DETAILED HISTORY OF MECCA FROM IT'S…

From Archive

$13,000.00


P. Gyllii De Constantino Poleos topographia lib. IV. by GILLES, Pierre

1632 1ed Constantinople Byzantine Gyllius Istanbul Elzevier TURKEY Turks RARE The best edition of Gyllius! Petrus Gyllius was a French natural scientist from the 16th-century whose works ranged from topographical to studying about fish of the Mediterrane…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$750.00


Travels of Ali Bey In Morocco, Tripoli, Cyprus, Egypt, Arabia, Syria, and Turkey. Volume One by Ali Bey

Part of a Two volumes set. See Volume Two. Numerous B/W pictures, drawings, maps in separate folders. Introduction by Robin Bidwell.…

From Lansdowne Books

AU$250.00


Seven Pillars of Wisdom [No. 363 of 750 Copies] by LAWRENCE, T. E. (1888-1935)

London: Jonathan Cape, 1935. First Edition thus. Near Fine+. First Trade Edition (hand-numbered limited issue of 750 copies) of one of the indisputable classics of twentieth century English literature. Thick, square 8vo: 672pp, with 54 plates (many in c…

From Fine Editions Ltd

$2,850.00


Picturesque Palestine, Sinai, and Egypt. by Wilson, Charles William, Sir

New York: D. Appleton , 1881. First American edition. 34 cm; 2 volumes. Maps. Steel engraved plates. Intact, preserved in sewn cloth covers. Extra shipping charges will apply.…

From Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio

$500.00


A Commentary on the Book of Exodus by U. Cassuto

Pure COLLECTIBLE! An amazingly well preserved almost as new 409 page rare hardback! This monumental volume was first published in Hebrew in Jerusalem in 1951 & this first English edition was published in 1967. Online comments: "The last of the commentarie…

From Eastman Bookstore

$137.77


Original work of the pictorial exploration made by the Hijaz railway committee to Ma'an , contains 95 photographs with descriptive text in 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 are on separate plates measured approx. 23 x 15 cm. The photography committee's travel from Istanbul to Ma'aan in Trans-Jordan. The text collected from the Vaki…

From Archive

$100,000.00


DIVERSIONS OF A DIPLOMAT IN TURKEY by Cox, Samuel

1887. 1887 Cox, Samuel DIVERSIONS OF A DIPLOMAT IN TURKEY NY: Charles L WEbster, 1887 frontis portrait, 2 color chromolithograph plates, numerous b/w illustrations 8vo Dark green cloth stamped in silver, gold and black Minor soiling on covers, rubbing he…

From Columbia Books, Inc. ABAA/ILAB

$125.00


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, 389 p. (Vol.7): 14, 296 p. In contemporary bindings, edges of the all volumes, except vol. 7, are marbled. Selections fro…

From Archive

$12,000.00


Revolt in the Desert by T.E. Lawrence

New York: George H. Doran Company, 1927. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. Original blue cloth, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, dark blue endpapers. Spine and gold lettering on spine is worn and faded. Including colored portrait frontispiece, 1…

From Cellar Door Books

$850.00


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