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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.



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


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 WITH UNPUBLISHED PARTS.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

$30,000.00


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


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


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

$18,000.00


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


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


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


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...

From Winchester Antiquarian Books

£4,850.00


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


Tarikh Iran (History of Iran) Privately printed as presentation to the Sultan Muzaffer ud Din by Shahin Makarios (Macarius Bey) 1853-1910

Cairo: al- Muktataf press, 1898 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Arabic text. Title page and first 3 pages printed in gold contain a celebrated presentation to the Sultan Muzaffer ud Din b. Nasir ud Din Shah Qajar. Very...

From Archive

$3,300.00


The Ruins of Palmyra, otherwise Tedmor in the Desart [Desert] by Wood, Robert

London, 1753. First Edition . Full Leather, Gilt. Very Good. 20 5/8" x 14 1/8. Plates. Vi, 50 Pp, Followed By 38 Plates. The Index Indicates There Should Be 57 Plates, Of Which 19 Are Lacking (The Plates Still Present Are 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, ...

From Arroyo Seco Books

$3,250.00


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


The Land Of Midian (Revisited), Volume I And Ii, First Issues In Original Boards, Bookplates Of The Bibliotheca Lindesiana by Burton, (Sir) Richard F. (Francis)

London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1879. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Color And B/W Illustrations. Xxviii, 338 Pp. ; Vii, 311, Large Folding Map, 32 Pp Catalog Dated 9/78 (First Issue Point). Peach Cloth, Gilt Lettering, Illustrations A...

From Arroyo Seco Books

$2,500.00


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