Notes on the Bedouins and Wahabys, collected during his travels in the …London, 1830.€ 6,500.00
First edition, posthumously edited by William Ousely. With this work, Burckhardt submitted what was at the time the fullest and most thorough account of the various nomadic tribes of Arabia, including a history of the Wahhabis from their first appearance until 1816 (cf. Henze). A two-volume octavo edition followed immediately, as did a German translation.
Jerusalem Photographic Album.Newark, NJ, 1865.€ 45,000.00
An extremely rare photographic work, unrecorded in the major scholarly studies of early photography in the Holy Land.
According to the introductory text, "In the winter of 1859 the King of Prussia sent an artist to the Holy Land to procure views for his portfolio. Having reached Jerusalem, whilst the Royal commission was being executed, I …
Sharh al-mulakhas fi al-hay'a [Commentary on the Summary of Astronomy].No place, 1684/85 CE = 1096 H.€ 35,000.00
Illustrated commentary by Qadizade al-Rumi on Al-Jaghmini's famous astronomical treatise "Mulakhas" ("Summary on the Science of the Authority"), completed in 808 AH. Al-Rumi (1364-1436), known under the name of Salah al-Din Musa Pasha, was one of the principal astronomers at the famous Samarkand observatory.
Binding rubbed and chipped along …
The Countries and Tribes of the Persian Gulf.London, 1920.€ 35,000.00
Second printing of the equally scarce 1919 first edition of this notable work of travel literature by the British Army officer S. B. Miles, who served as a diplomat in various Arabic-speaking countries, notably Oman, which he came to know better than any other European of the time. His intent to revise the notes he had "jotted down on odd bits of …
Petroleum Facilities Middle East.Washington, DC, August 1945.€ 8,500.00
Five maps on a single sheet, issued by the U.S. Government immediately after the end of Word War II. The maps show all relevant petroleum facilities in Iraq and Western Iran, in Egypt, in Southwestern Iran, and in the Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Qatar areas, identifying not only international boundaries, capital cities and major towns, principal …
General'nyí shtab. (United Arab Emirates 1:200,000).Moscow, 1975, 1979, 1981.€ 30,000.00
All of the Soviet Union's 1:200,000 General Staff map quadrangles showing the United Arab Emirates: from the Russian series of maps produced during the Cold War, based on high-quality satellite imagery, but usually also ground reconnaissance. Assembled continuously (and omitting margins), the quadrangles form an enormous map spanning ca. 3.1 x 2.6 …