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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


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...



Cities of Palestine

T. Nelson and Sons, 1870 Green, gilt boards with colored litho of Bethany with "Cities of Palestine" in sky of scene, laid in and indented, slight foxing/rubbing to boards, tight. Contents. Jaffa, or Joppa Jerusaleum, Bethany, Bethlehem, Hebron,...

From Open Door Books


Revolt in the Desert by Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward Lawrence)

New York: George H. Doran Company, 1927. First edition. Hardcover. Good +/No jacket. 335 pages with index, illustrated with black and white plates and a fold-out map. A shortened version of Lawrence's major work, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, detailing h...

From Scraps of American History


Tarih-i Izzi (History of Izzi) printed in third establishment of Ibrahim Muteferrika by Suleyman Izzi

Istanbul: Ibrahim Muteferrika, 1785 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Suleyman Halil Izzi was the official historian in the Ottoman state in 1745 after Mehmed Subhi. 8, 288 ff. in later hard cover. edges sprinkled in gold...

From Archive


Tarikh Hadramaut al siyasi (the political history of Hadramaut) by Salah al Bakri al Yafi'i (1912 - 1993)

Cairo: al- Babi al- Halabi, 1938 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Arabic text, mixed editions. (Vol. 1), second ed. printed in 1956 (first ed. was printed in the same press in 1935 and the both ed. were published by the author durin...

From Archive


The Natural History of Aleppo. Containing a description of the City, and the principal natural productions in its neighbourhood. Together with an account of the climate, inhabitants, and diseases; particularly of the Plague by Alexander Russell; Patrick Russell

London : GG and J Robinson, 1794 A good copy of the scarce 2 volume 2nd enlarged edition of this work. In contemporary full leather bindings with 20 black and white plates, of which 6 are folding. Alexander Russell was a physician and naturalist, who beca...

From E C Books


The original manuscript draft of the most important work about the history of Bulak press, Tarikh Matba'at Bulak prepared by the author in 1936 to be presented to the faculty of literature in the Egyptian University in Cairo, for the MA. degree by Abu-l Futouh Ahmad Ridwan (1908 - 1982)

long 4to, 30. 192ff, with 26, 16ff appendix. WITH UNPUBLISHED PARTS. The most important of the specific history of Bulak press which later printed in Bulak printing house in 1953 as: تاريخ مطبعة بولاق و لمحة في تاريخ الطبا...

From Archive


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


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


Howard Baskerville 1885-1909 Fiftieth Anniversary the Story of an American Who Died in the Cause of Iranian Freedom and Independence by Shafagh, S. R

Privately Printed, 1959 Pictorial cover with Iranian and American colors stripes. Forword by Senator S. H. Taqizadeh Dedication by Harold G. Josif, American Consul, American Consulate, Tabriz, Iran. Editors Note on the Author, b/w photograph of S. Hassan ...

From Open Door Books


Travels in Koordistan, Mesopotamia, Etc , 2 Volumes by Fraser, J. Baillie (1783-1856)

London: Richard Bentley, 1840. Book. Illus. by Lacking portrait frontispieces, but who cares?. Near Fine. Full-Leather. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. subtitled, "Including an Account of Parts of Those Countries Hit...

From Craftsbury Antiquarian Books


al Qawl al sadid fi harb al dawla al aliyya ma' al yunan (the unerring saying about the war between the great Ottoman state and Greece) by 'Ali Redha Shakir bey b. Muhammad Shakir Pasha, the lieutenant-general in the Egyptian artillery

Cairo: al- Maousu'at press, 1903 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Arabic text in 194 p. with several photographic plates and illus. in text. Modern hard cover binding. Rare work in Arabic.....

From Archive


The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by Morier, James

New York: Random House, 1937. First published in 1824 and subsequently compared to Burton's Arabian Nights, this classic is reprinted in a new edition with exquisite color illustrations, as well as line drawings, by Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge, who traveled...

From Grimalkin Books


Said Bin Sultan (1791-1856) Ruler of Oman and Zanzibar His Place in the History of Arabia and East Africa by Rudolph Said - Ruete ( Said-Ruete)

London: Alexander-Ouseley, Limited, 1929. "Said bin Sultan/(1791-1856)/Ruler of Oman and Zanzibar/His Place in the History of/Arabia and East Africa/by/Rudolph Said-Ruete/With a Foreword by/Maj-Gen. Sir Percy Cox,/G.C.M.G.,G.C.I.E.,K.C.S.I./Alexander-Ouse...

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