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    • Librería: Antiquariat Inlibris (Austria)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: Folio. (8), 491, (1) pp. Title printed in red and black with woodcut vignette, 2 folding woodcut plates and about 280 woodcut illustrations and diagrams in text, partly full-page. Contemporary blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards, remains of clasps. Edges in blue. Third German edition of the standard textbook on mining and metallurgy, first printed in 1566 and still famous today for its iconic illustrations. Agricola is considered the founder of geology as a discipline. His work paved the way for further systematic study of the earth and of its rocks, minerals, fossils, refinery and oil.... leer más
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 500 x 420 mm. Ink and watercolours on heavy Dutch laid paper (watermark: D & C Blauw IV), with site identifications labelled in Persian and embellished with polychromatic watercoloured decorations. Framed (63:71 cm). Apparently a late copy of an as yet unidentified map originating in mediaeval Persia or Muslim India, showing some debt to the maps of the renowned geographers al-Bakri and al-Istakhri, and possibly to the Mughal map of Sadiq Isfahani. As in the early Greek conceptions of the world, the earth is encircled by an Okeanos-like river (the oblong shape possibly being inherited from ... leer más
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: Small folio (220 x 276 mm). 99, (1) pp. Illustrated throughout. Original blue cloth with gilt title "GB AVP 41" stamped to upper cover. Commemorative publication "written, compiled and produced by [the] officers and men" of the U.S.S. Greenwich Bay after the ship's first tour of duty to the Persian (Arabian) Gulf as flagship for the Commander of the U.S. Navy Middle East Force. In the foreword, Commander K. G. Hensel acknowledges the Gulf as "one of the oldest yet least known parts of the world", a historic region that has "served for thousands of years as pathway of commerce by caravan and... leer más
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo. (8), 384, (8), 115 [but: 215], (17) pp. With a woodcut on title-page, a woodcut initial and some woodcut tailpieces. 17th century marbled calf with gilt label to richly gilt spine, red edges. First edition of a "history of the kings of Persia compiled from the Persian histories of Mir Khwand and Turan Shah" (Howgego), in the original Spanish, by the Portuguese merchant and adventurer Pedro Teixeira (1563-1645?). It is one of the earliest European sources to mention Qatar, relating to the pearl fishery in the region: "The pearl fishery at Bahren begins some years in June, but generally ... leer más
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo. XIV, 504 pp. Plates from photos, one coloured plate, illustrations to text, one folding map. Contemporary yellow British Museum buckram with upper wrappers retained. First edition. - Scott and his colleagues travelled to Aden and the Yemen for the British Museum (Natural History) Expedition. The present work collects the scientific results of the team, with information on mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and insects. Several sections of the reports comment on collecting stations previously established by H. de St. H. Philby. A book version of the narrative appeared as Scott’s "In the Hig... leer más
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 2 albums: "Jeddah Housing" (38 photostats) and "Aramco Housing" (7 photos and 75 photostats), each bound in blue half-cloth measuring 405 x 270 mm. Two highly detailed studies for new housing (single residences, family housing, duplex and fourplex units) to be provided to Aramco personnel at Jeddah, Dhahran, and Ras Tanura. Both albums include site plans, floor plans, elevations, perspectives, and views, along with extremely detailed construction plans for staircases, drainage, air conditioning, gates, driveways, etc. The plans were commissioned in 1952 when Dhahran became Aramco's executiv... leer más
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: An album of 66 black-and-white photographs (gelatin silver prints), measurements between 7.6 x 7.6 cm and 35 x 28 cm. Includes additional memorabilia. Unique photo album from the estate of Aramco pioneer Les Synder, memorializing his more than three decades with Aramco and Socal upon his retirement in 1963. The photographs focus on his final decade in Dharan, including images of HRH King Abdulaziz and HRH King Saud, desert scenes, Badawin life, falconry, but also life at the Aramco compound at Dhahran, impressive aerial shots as well as details of the oil wells and the city, the Ras Tanura ... leer más
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo (165 x 105 mm). Illuminated Arabic ms. on paper. 312 ff., 15 lines, Naskh script. Black ink on polished paper. Double-page 'unwan on first two pages shows elaborate gilt ornamentation; ornamental colophon. Borders in red, black and gold. Gold discs between verses, sura headings written in gold. Blindstamped and gilt calf. Signed by a copyist named Hafez 'Ahmad ibn Ahmad al-ma'ruf, "Ahmad the Hafez" (respect title bestowed on those who have proved to know the entire Quran by heart), son of the renowned ‘Ahmad’, as quoted (underlined) in the colophon: Kataba hada-l mushaf as-sarif adafu i... leer más
    • Librería: Antiquariat Inlibris (Austria)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo (129 x 83 mm). Illuminated Arabic ms. on paper, 303 ff., 15 lines, Naskh script. Double-page 'unwan on first two pages shows elaborate gilt ornamentation; colophon shows coloured ornamentation. Text framed by three parallel golden, black and red wires. Gold discs between verses, sura headings written in gold. Contemporary blind- and giltstamped binding with fore-edge flap, decorated with borders and corner stamps. Some slight restoration to first leaves, otherwise in very good condition. leer más
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo (149 x 94 mm). Illuminated Arabic ms. on paper, 211 ff., 20 lines, Naskh script. Double-page 'unwan on first two pages shows elaborate gilt and coloured ornamentation. Framed by strings of three gold and black lines. Gold discs between verses, sura headings written in gold. Original lacquer binding decorated with flowers. Traces of use, otherwise in good condition. Binding restored. leer más
    • Librería: Antiquariat Inlibris (Austria)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo (208 x 150 mm). Contemporary blind- and goldstamped calf with fore-edge flap, decorated with corner stamps. Illuminated Arabic ms. on paper, 305 ff., single 15-line column, Naskh script on polished paper. Double-page 'unwan on first two pages shows elaborate gilt and coloured ornamentation. Text framed by three parallel golden and black lines. Gold discs between verses, sura headings written in gold. leer más
    • Librería: Antiquariat Inlibris (Austria)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo. 307 ff. Naskhi calligraphy, 15 lines. Black ink on polished paper; Borders in red and gold; sura headings in white ink on gilt; gilt discs for verse divisions. Double-page 'unwan on first two pages shows elaborate gilt ornamentation; colophon shows floral ornamentation in green and gilt. Coloured floral decoration to margins. Later cloth. leer más
    • Librería: Antiquariat Inlibris (Austria)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo. VII, (5), 338, (2) pp. With a portrait frontispiece of Col. Charles Euan-Smith, 8 plates, and 13 text illustrations. Publisher's original giltstamped auburn cloth. An important, first-hand account of the African slave trade in the late 19th century, with a discussion of the historical role played by ethnic Arabs, often based in Zanzibar. - Occasional light browning; blindstamp of W. H. Smith & Son, Library. Extremeties slightly rubbed, but still a good copy. leer más
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo. 2 vols. 88, 47 ff. Original Japanese fukuro-toji bindings. First Japanese edition: the first Japanese book on the life of the prophet Muhammad, drawn from Prideaux's "The True Nature of Imposture Fully Display'd in the Life of Mahomet" (1697) and translated into Japanese by Hayashi Tadasu, later to become Japan's Minister for Foreign Affairs. Rare as a complete two-volume set. - Bindings very slightly stained, otherwise fine. Cf. Chauvin XI, 185f., 656ff. (other editions). leer más
    • Librería: Antiquariat Inlibris (Austria)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 4to. (93) ff., wanting terminal blank. Bound in contemporary ornate blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, spine with two raised bands; remains of two metallic clasps with engraved devices. Initials calligraphed in red and blue throughout. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Scarce early edition of this landmark work of Western civilization: the first printed book on food and drink. "De Honesta Voluptate" is also an invaluable source for cultural historians tracing early trade routes with the East: Platina's use and discussion of ginger, rice, cinnamon, saffron, cloves, oranges, and so on indi... leer más
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: Folio (257 x 344 mm). (104) pp. More than 200 photo prints. Original giltstamped green cloth. Intriguing photo publication of both Iraq and Central Arabia during the Great War, brought out by St John Philby at the end of the year 1918, after he had served with the British administration in Baghdad from 1915 to 1917 and then travelled through the interior of the Arabian peninsula as head of a mission to Ibn Saud. Philby completed a great tour of the Nejd in nine months, covering some 4000 kilometres. "Over 600 photographs were taken, some of which were later published in 1918 in 'Iraq in War... leer más
    • Librería: Antiquariat Inlibris (Austria)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo. 276 pp. With a folding table printed on both sides. Early 20th c. half cloth over marbled boards with giltstamped spine title. First edition. - Contains the text of the Trade Agreement of 24 March 1784 as well as earlier similar treaties: trade and shipping accords closed as part of the Treaty of Passarowitz in 1718, articles concerning trade as part of the Peace of Carlowitz in 1739, and the 1783 trade engagement between Russia and the Ottoman Empire. The extensive final section (pp. 165ff.) contains tables of the prices for various products manufactured in Austrian factories "to faci... leer más
    • Librería: Antiquariat Inlibris (Austria)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo. 2 vols. XX, "454" [= 408], [2]; XII, "439" [= 437] [3 blank] pp. With 10 full-page plates and 3 folding maps: of Yemen (605 x 400 mm), the Red Sea (785 x 230 mm) and the Persian Gulf (250 x 310 mm). Contemporary mottled calf richly gilt, red and green labels to spine. First edition in English of Niebuhr's excellent account of his travels in the Middle East, Egypt, Persia, India and Arabia, the first scientific expedition to this area, subsidised by the Danish king. Of the five scientists, Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) was the sole survivor, and his work represents an important contributi... leer más
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: Large folded engraving, from a single copper plate, 887 x 458 mm. Captioned in Arabic only, image unobscured by numbers, no key. Framed (106:63 cm). Considered unobtainable: the large-scale engraving of the earliest view of Mecca, the press run of which was thought to have perished in a fire. The engraving was commissioned by the orientalist and diplomat Mouradgea d'Ohsson. Of Armenian extraction but born in Pera, on the European side of Istanbul, Mouradgea was fluent in Arabic and Turkish. He rose in the Swedish foreign service at the Ottoman Porte and was made minister plenipotentiary in ... leer más
    • Librería: Antiquariat Inlibris (Austria)
    • Notas Bibliográficas: Folio. 1 page (watermark: THSaunders & Co. 1845). Original receipt for letters taken over "at Bushire Roads" from captain William Lowe of the Indian Navy on H.C. Sloop of War "Elphinstone", "commanding in the Gulf of Persia": correspondence to the Superintendent, Indian Navy and to the Postmaster General, as well as "one Native Letter for the British Agent at Muscat", all to be conveyed to Bombay on H.M. Sloop "Cruizer". Signed in blue ink by Lt. Rosbury, Royal Navy. - Before the advent of airmail all British mail going abroad, and coming from abroad, had to travel by sea. Mail transported ... leer más
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