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BINZAGR, Sageya.
Saudi Arabia An Artist's View Of The Past.
Lausanne: Three Continents Publishers with the collaboration of Arabian Resource Management S.A. Geneva, [1979]..
4to. pp. 139, [2 leaves]. 66 tipped-in illus. (mostly colour). 1 map. cloth (edges faintly dampstained). dw. First Edition.
$77 USD                          Book Number: MNZudBIN58                         Order / Enquire



[BONAR, Andrew A. & Robert Murray McCHEYENE].
Narrative Of A Mission Of Inquiry To The Jews From The Church Of Scotland In 1839.
Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board Of Education, [c1843]..
12mo. pp. xx, 555. with half-title. 3 engraved maps (2 folding, incl. frontis.), 2 wood-engraved plates & 44 text illus. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (spine ends & lower corners chipped & frayed). First American Edition? The deputation from the Committee of the Church of Scotland for the Conversion of the Jews visited Alexandria, Jerusalem, Hebron, Gideon, Sychem, Samaria, Carmel, Galilee, Tiberius, Constantinople and also inquired into the condition of the Jewish communities in Wallachia, Moldavia, Poland, Prussia, Hamburg, France, Italy, Greece, and Malta.
$150 USD                          Book Number: elala5476                         Order / Enquire



BONAR, Horatius [1808-1889].
The Land Of Promise: Notes Of A Spring-Journey From Beersheba To Sidon.
London: James Nesbit & Co., 1858..
8vo. pp. viii, 568. folding map & 6 plates (incl. frontis.). contemporary half calf (rubbed). Second Edition. Tobler p. 194.
$200 USD                          Book Number: elala2222                         Order / Enquire



BUCKINGHAM, J[ames] S[ilk] [1786-1855].
Travels In Mesopotamia. Including A Journey From Aleppo To Bagdad, By The Route Of Beer, Orfah, Diarbekr, Mardin, & Mousul; With Researches On The Ruins Of Nineveh, Babylon, And Other Ancient Cities.
London: Henry Colburn, 1827..
2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xx, 479; 1 p.l., [v]-vi, 102, *99-*102, 103-538, [2]ads. without half-titles. 1 folding engraved map, 2 double-page lithographed plates (incl. 1 plan), & 27 wood-engraved plates (incl. 2 frontis.). contemporary half calf (some wear to edges & corners, occasional light foxing). First Octavo Edition (also published in quarto the same year with the wood engravings appearing as vignettes in the letterpress). Buckingham published several works on the Middle East, including Travels In Palestine, Travels Among The Arab Tribes, Travels In Assyria, and this account of his travels in Mesopotamia. Appended to the narrative is A Brief Statement Of The Result Of Certain Legal Proceedings., relating to Buckingham's libel suits against William John Bankes, Henry Bankes, and John Murray concerning Travels In Palestine. cfBlackmer 233.
$1500 USD                          Book Number: elala3687                         Order / Enquire



BUESCHING, Anton Fr[iedrich] [1724-1793].
Geographisk Beskrisning Öswer Palästina Eller Förloswade Landet Samt Steniga Arabien.
Stockholm: Carl Gust, Cronland, 1784..
8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 360. woodcut ornaments. contemporary half calf. No copies found in OCLC.
$282 USD                          Book Number: MESogBUE28                         Order / Enquire



BURCKHARDT, John Lewis [1784-1817].
Travels In Arabia, Comprehending An Account Of Those Territories In Hedjaz Which The Mohammedans Regarded As Sacred.
London: Henry Colburn, 1829.
4to. pp. xvi [i.e. xv], [1]errata, 478. with half-title. 1 folding engraved map & 4 folding engraved plans. full calf antique (some foxing, generally light but a little stronger on first few leaves, folding map lightly embrowned, offsetting from maps & plans). First Edition. Burckhardt travelled throughout North Africa and the Middle East for seven years under the auspices of the Association For Promoting The Discovery Of The Interior Parts Of Africa. A master of the Arabic language and the Islamic religion, he assumed the guise of an Arab using the name of Sheikh Ibrahim in his travels. His journals are invaluable for their observations on the Arab people and for his important geographical discoveries, including the site of Petra, Apameia, and the general structure of the peninsula of Mount Sinai. The present account of Burckhardt's journey to Mecca in 1814 and subsequent trip to Medina in 1815, edited by William Leake and William Ouseley, the third of five works published by the African Assocation after Burckhardt's untimely death in 1817, contains "the most accurate and complete account of the Hedjaz, including the cities of Mekka and Medina, which has ever been received in Europe. His knowledge of the Arabic language, and of Mohammedan manners, had enabled him to assumne the Muselman character with such success, that he resided in Mekka during the whole time of the pilgrimage, and passed through the various ceremonies of the occasion, without the slightest suspicion having arisen as to his real character." (Preface) Gay 3606. cfBlackmer 239.
$5994 USD    Book Number: elala625         Order / Enquire




BURCKHARDT, John Lewis [1784-1817].
Travels In Syria And The Holy Land.
London: John Murray, 1822.
4to. pp. 2 p.l., xxiii, [3]errata, contents, & directions, 668. with half-title. lithographed frontis. portrait of Burckhardt after a sketch by Henry Salt. 6 engraved maps & plans (2 folding). numerous text illus. 19th century calf, former owner's gilt arms on covers, spine richly gilt (joints & edges somewhat rubbed, some scratches on covers, some light foxing to & offsetting from plates but overall an appealing copy). First Edition. Burckhardt travelled throughout North Africa and the Middle East for seven years under the auspices of the Association For Promoting The Discovery Of The Interior Parts Of Africa. A master of the Arabic language and the Islamic religion, he assumed the guise of an Arab using the name of Sheikh Ibrahim in his travels. His journals are invaluable for their observations on the Arab people and for his important geographical discoveries, including the site of Petra, Apameia, and the general structure of the peninsula of Mount Sinai. The present work was edited following Burckhardt's death by William Leake and published by the Association For Promoting The Discovery Of The Interior Parts Of Africa. Included are accounts of Burckhardt's lengthy sojourn in Aleppo, where he spent three years studying Arabic in preparation for his African travels, his six-months' journey in 1810-11 to Palmyra, Damascus, Baalbekk, Lebanon, and the Hauran, during which he encountered great danger and hardship because of the disturbed state into which the country had been thrown by the Wahhaby revolt, his expedition to Damascus through the Mountains of Arabia Petraea and Desert el Ty, to Cairo in the summer of 1812, and journal of a tour in the Peninsula of Mount Sinai in the spring of 1816. The appendix contains an account of the Ryhanlu Turkmans and observations on the division of Syria and the recent changes in the government of Aleppo. Blackmer 237. Tobler p. 141. Weber 107.
$4496 USD    Book Number: elala626         Order / Enquire




BURNFIELD, George.
Voices From The Orient; Or, The Testimony Of The Monuments, Of The Recent Historical And Topographical Discoveries, And Of The Customs And Traditions Of The People In The Orient, To The Veracity Of The Sacred Record.
Toronto: C.Blackett Robinson, 1884..
8vo. pp. 8 p.l., 491, [1]. frontis. & 25 other text illus. (some full-page). original blind & gilt-stamped pictorial cloth (rubbed, extremities frayed, rear hinge cracked, outer edge of frontis. slightly chipped). First Edition of this record of the author's travels in Egypt, Arabia, Palestine and Syria.
$75 USD                          Book Number: elala3521                         Order / Enquire



BURTON, Sir Richard Francis [1821-1890].
Personal Narrative Of A Pilgrimage To El-Medinah And Meccah.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, And Roberts, 1857..
8vo. pp. xiv, [1 leaf], 418; 3 p.l., iv, [1 leaf], 422. with half-titles. 1 folding map, 3 plans (2 folding), 13 lithographed plates (8 tinted, 5 coloured). 22 text illus. modern half morocco, gilt edges (joints starting, extremities worn). Second Edition. One of the greatest travel books ever written. Burton's popular work was originally published in three volumes (1855-56). Burton was the first English Christian to enter Mecca as a true Mohammedan pilgrim. During his arduous and dangerous journey, he disguised himself at various times as a Persian Mirza, a Dervish and a Pathan doctor. "As a story of bold adventure, and as lifting a veil from the unknown, its interest will never fade." (DNB) Gay 3634. Ibrahim-Hilmy I p. 111. Penzer pp. 51-52.
$1980 USD                          Book Number: elala111                         Order / Enquire



BURTON, Sir Richard Francis [1821-1890].
Personal Narrative Of A Pilgrimage To El-Medinah And Meccah.With An Introduction By Bayard Taylor.
New York: G.P.Putnam & Co., 1856..
8vo. pp. xv, [1]blank, [17]-492. folding lithographed map. 2 tinted lithographed plates (frontis. & additional title). original blind & gilt-stamped cloth, rebacked with spine mounted, endpapers retained (corners frayed, some foxing throughout - generally light except for outer leaves, trace of former owner's signature on title). First American Edition. Burton's popular work was originally published in three volumes (1855-56). The American edition is abridged, concentrating on Burton's adventuresome travels to Moslem Holy Places. Burton was the first English Christian to enter Mecca as a true Mohammedan pilgrim. During his arduous and dangerous journey, he disguised himself at various times as a Persian Mirza, a Dervish and a Pathan doctor. "As a story of bold adventure, and as lifting a veil from the unknown, its interest will never fade." (DNB) cfGay 3634. cfIbrahim-Hilmy I p. 111. cfPenzer pp. 49f.
$769 USD                          Book Number: MRTrsBUR40                         Order / Enquire



BURTON, Sir Richard Francis [1821-1890].
The Land Of Midian (Revisited).
London: C.Kegan Paul & Co., 1879.
2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xxviii, 338; vii, 319 + 32(ads). 6 hand-finished tinted lithographed plates, 4 plates of hieroglyphics, 5 other plates, & folding coloured lithographed map. wood engravings in the text. original decorative cloth (cloth bit soiled, extremities bit rubbed, spines dull, hinges tender, some minor foxing). First Edition of this sequel to Burton's The Gold Mines Of Midian (1878), describing Burton's second expedition through Midian in northwest Arabia. Midian became known as a highly rich source for gold, especially in the areas where ancient artifacts were located. Although Burton failed to find the vast amounts of gold he believed were in the region, he and his team succeeded in exploring and mapping a 600-mile territory and detailing eighteen ruined cities in the North and thirteen in the South. The expedition was sponsored by the Egyptian Khedive Isma'il I, for whom Burton brought back twenty-five tons of minerals to be assayed. Only 1000 copies of the book were printed. Penzer pp. 96-7.
$3749 USD    Book Number: elala188         Order / Enquire




BURTON, Sir Richard Francis [1821-1890].
The Memorial Edition Of The Works. [General Half-Title].
London: Tylston And Edwards, 1893-94..
4 Titles in 7 Volumes [All Published]. 8vo. original gilt-stamped cloth (slight chpping to a few spine ends of first 2 vols. & corners of first 3 vols. bit frayed). Edited by Isabel Burton, who had originally intended to publish the majority of her late husband's work as part of this edition. The set includes: (1) Personal Narrative Of A Pilgrimage To Al-Madinah & Meccah. 2 Volumes. pp. xxviii, [2 leaves], 436; xii, [2 leaves], 479. with half-titles. frontis. portrait of Lady Burton, folding coloured lithographed map, 13 lithographed plates (5 chromolithographs & 9 tinted), 1 wood-engraved plate, 3 plans & 28 text illus. Burton was the "first English Christian to enter Mecca of his own free will as a true Mohammedan pilgrim and not as a convert." (Penzer) During his arduous and dangerous journey, he disguised himself at various times as a Persian Mirza, a Dervish and a Pathan doctor. "As a story of bold adventure, and as lifting a veil from the unknown, its interest will never fade." (DNB) (2) A Mission To Gelele, King Of Dahome With Notices Of The So-Called "Amazons," The Grand Customs, The Yearly Customs, The Human Sacrifices, The Present State Of The Slave Trade, And The Negro's Place In Nature. 2 Volumes. pp. xxi, [1 leaf], 256; viii, 305, [1]. with half-titles. 2 frontis. (3) Vikram And The Vampire Or Tales Of Hindu Devilry. pp. xxi, [1 leaf], 243, [1], [3]ads. 16 plates (incl. frontis.) & 17 text illus. by Ernest Griset. (4) First Footsteps In East Africa Or, An Exploration Of Harar. 2 Volumes. pp. xxxiv, [1 leaf], 209; 5 p.l., 276, [3]ads. 2 mpas, 4 chromolithographs & 7 text illus. (1 illus. on plate list never issued). Account of Burton's pioneering expedition into Somaliland, where he was the first European to visit the forbidden Moslem city of Harar, and where he sustained his famous spear wound to the face during an attack by natives while encamped on the beach at Berbara. (1) Penzer pp. 54-55. cfGay 3634. cfAbbey, Travel, 368. cfIbrahim-Hilmy I p. 111. (2) Penzer pp. 73-74. cfHosken p. 34. (3) Penzer pp. 82-83. (4) Penzer pp. 64-65. cfAbbey, Travel, 276. cfHosken p. 33.
$3497 USD                          Book Number: elala628                         Order / Enquire



CESNOLA, Louis Palma Di [1832-1904].
Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, And Temples. A Narrative of Researches and Excavations During Ten Years' Residence As American Consul In That Island.
London: John Murray, 1877..
8vo. pp. xix, 448, 12(ads). with half-title. 2 maps. 48 plates, 12 plates of script & numerous text illus. original gilt-stamped cloth (spine ends chipped, inner hinges partly cracked, library bookplate). First Edition. The Italian-born Cesnola served as United States consul at Larnaca in Cyprus from 1865 to 1877. During his stay he conducted numerous excavations and discovered a large number of antiquities. The collection was purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Cesnola was appointed director. The Appendix contains a catalogue of the engraved gems found in the treasure vaults of the temple at Curium, by C.W.King of Trinity College, Cambidge, and a short description of the different types of vases discovered, with their inscriptions, written by A.S.Murray of the British Museum.
$749 USD                          Book Number: elala3337                         Order / Enquire



CESNOLA, Louis Palma Di [1832-1904].
Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, And Temples. A Narrative Of Researches And Excavations During Ten Years' Residence In That Island.
New York: Harper & Brothers,1878..
8vo. pp. xix, 456, 3(ads). frontis. portrait, 2 maps, 49 plates, 9 plates of script, & numerous text illus. A nice copy in original black & gilt-stamped cloth (light wear to extremities). First American Edition. The Italian-born Cesnola served as United States consul at Larnaca in Cyprus from 1865 to 1877. During his stay he conducted numerous excavations and discovered a large number of antiquities. The collection was purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Cesnola was appointed director. Added to this edition is a summary of Di Cesnola's discoveries, written by the Museum's president, John Taylor Johnston, pp. [449]-456. The Appendix contains a catalogue of the engraved gems found in the treasure vaults of the temple at Curium, by C.W.King of Trinity College, Cambidge, and a short description of the different types of vases discovered, with their inscriptions, written by A.S.Murray of the British Museum.
$524 USD                          Book Number: CES29lp                         Order / Enquire



CHARDIN, Sir John [1643-1713].
Travels In Persia With an Introduction by Brigadier-General Sir Percy Sykes.
London: Argonaut Press, 1927..
4to. pp. xxx, 287, [1 leaf]. title vignette. with half-title. 2 facsimile titles, 1 portrait, 2 folding plates, & 4 text illus. (1 full-page). Uncut & largely unopened in original quarter vellum (dampstaining to lower covers & damp-wrinkling to leaves of outer gatherings). Limited to 975 numbered copies on Japon Vellum. Chardin made two trips to Persia, the first in 1665, and the second in 1671, as a traveller and trader in jewels. "His account of the Persian court and of his business transactions with the shah [Abbas II] are of great interest." (Cox) The first part of the present account describes his adventures in Persia, while the second is devoted to a description of the country, fauna and flora, manners and customs of the inhabitants, manufactures, trade, and commerce. A Huguenot, Chardin was forced to flee France in 1681, setting in London, where he was knighted by Charles II, appointed jeweller to the royal court, and employed on a number of diplomatic missions. Cox I p. 250 (citing incorrect date). Howgego C102.
$256 USD                          Book Number: LARavCHA8                         Order / Enquire


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