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Rare Middle Eastern History Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

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

$10,000.00


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


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

$16,000.00


Draft of the pictorial jurney made by the Hijaz railway committee to Ma'an , contains 95 photographs and 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

$80,000.00


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


DIVERSIONS OF A DIPLOMAT IN TURKEY by Cox, Samuel

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...

From Columbia Books, Inc. ABAA/ILAB

$125.00


Traduction Arabe des pieces relatives a la procedure et au jugement de Soleyman el HHaleby, assassin du General en Chef Kleber, Majma' al Tahrirat al Muta'allika ila ma jara bi i'lam wa muhakamat Sulayman al Halabi katil sari askar al 'aam Kliber by Official report

Cairo: Matba'at al Jumhour al Faransawi (the republic French printing house) , 1800 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall. Half title page in French, Title page in Arabic, 85 p. of Arabic script. printed in Cairo in the 8th ye...

From Archive

$20,000.00


REFLECTIONS OF PARADISE Silks and Tiles from Ottoman Bursa by Photographs by Ahmet Ertug Text by Godfrey Goodwin and others

Book Description: ERTUG & KOCABIYIK, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Focusing on the history of the silk trade between the 15th and 17th centuries and on the architectural development of Bursa, the Ottoma...

From INTERMA

$500.00


A Collection of Modern Turkish Poetry The Lurched Galleon or The Course: West North-West, (crossed out) by Selected and Translated By Aptullah E. Kuran

1952 Typed on rice paper. Bound in blue folder. Introduction. Poets include: Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar, Time in Bursa, Remembrance, ect. Nazim Hikmet Ran: To Live, Rome, ect. Eroument Behzat lav: Blossom Time, The Mansion, ect. Necip Fazil Kisakurek, The Pavem...

From Open Door Books

$4,900.00


From Cyrus to Alexander by Pierre Briant

Amer Oriental Society, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear....

From Fireside Books

CA$390.00


Seven Pillars of Wisdom [No. 363 of 750 Copies] by LAWRENCE, T. E

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 47 plates (including...

From Fine Editions Ltd

$2,850.00


A simi - official Ferman (military order) issue by Ahmad al Sharif al Sanusi , the representative of the Sultan - Caliph Mehmet Resad . Together with his studio inscribed and signed by al Sanusi by Official - Ahmad al Sharif al Sanusi

Tow pages of 46 lines , 34 x 21 cm. Photo : 33 x 28 cm. Arabic text of Maghribi script. dated 25 - 3 - 1335 (1917) , Jihad Order (the Thirs Ottoman Nshan) given to a Libyan doctor and general ( Mir-liwa) Tahir Bey b. Abd us Salam al Tarabulsi....

From Archive

$25,000.00


Min tarikh al- Kuwait by Seif Marzuq al- Shamlan

Cairo: Nahdat Misr, 1959 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Important documentation of the political and military history of Kuwait including relations with the other parts of the Arabian peninsula and foreign affairs. 37...

From Archive

$1,500.00


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