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  • Seller image for Leather writing case. for sale by Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH

    Oriental-style writing case].

    Published by France, ca. 1880., 1880

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    405 x 300 mm. Red morocco portfolio with elaborate giltstamped oriental decoration to upper cover, narrower gilt borders to lower cover, and gilt borders to both pastedowns, finished with a single piece of crimson-coloured calf. A highly representative survival: extremeties a little rubbed and corners a little bumped, but finely preserved in general. An old label to the top left corner of the inside upper cover, numbered in ink "17" in Arabic and "75" in Western numerals, shows that this sumptuously decorated portfolio was indeed used in a Middle Eastern collection to store sheaves of writing.

    Seller Inventory # 54147

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    Boscovich, Rugjer Josip.

    Published by Vienna, Augustin Bernardi, 1759., 1759

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    4to (176 x 217 mm). (2), 20, 322, (2), 16, (4) pp. Title-page printed in red and black. With 4 folding plates. Contemporary Austrian full calf binding, covers ruled in blind, spine richly gilt, with two red leather labels. Marbled endpapers. All edges red. One of the fundamental books in the history of scientific thought, in which Boscovich developed his theory of "points" which are the first elements of all matter. Second edition, published a year after the first. - Concerning himself with the elementary constitution of matter, the nature and behaviour of physical forces, light, and atoms, Boscovich anticipated many of the features of the atomic and nuclear physics of our own times, and was the true creator of atomic physics as we understand it today. He predicted the penetrability of matter by high-speed particles and the possibility of states of matter of exceptionally high density. "The Theory of Natural Philosophy is now recognized as having exerted a fundamental influence on modern mathematical physics. As the title of his book implies, [Boscovich] considered that a single law was the basis of all natural phenomena and of the properties of matter; that the multiplicity of physical forces was only apparent and due to inadequate mathematical knowledge" (PMM). - Born at Dubrovnik in 1711, Boscovich became a Jesuit and spent most of his career in Italy as professor of mathematics at Rome and Pavia and as director of the observatory at Milan; he also taught in Vienna and Paris. Although it was then regarded as highly speculative, his "Theoria" enjoyed an immediate success in scientific circles across Europe, and its influence was felt and acknowledged for generations to come by such giants as Joseph Priestley, Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell, Lord Kelvin, J. J. Thomson, and Niels Bohr. - This edition was released in 1759, to compete with the re-issue produced that same year by Kaliwoda, the Viennese printer of the first edition, and all three early Vienna editions are extremely rare. The earliest edition usually encountered is that printed in Venice in 1763, which is the one that J. M. Child reprinted and translated into English in 1922. - Includes the "Adnotanda et corrigenda" as well as the "Monitum" leaves, both frequently lacking. The 16-page "Epistola ad Carolum Scherffer" is bound after the "Finis". Occasional light brownstaining. Traces of a removed bookplate on the front pastedown. In all a very appealing copy. VD 18, 14408716-008. Cf. PMM 203. Poggendorff I, 246. Norman 277. Riccardi I, 1870, 53. De Backer/Sommervogel I, 1840. DSB II, 326.

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    Taylor, Robert, British military officer (1788-1852).

    Published by Baghdad, 9. VII. 1838., 1838

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    8vo. 8 pp. on 2 bifolia. To W. Cabell, regarding the potential independence of Muhammad Ali of Egypt and the British occupation of Kharg Island. - A fascinating letter, composed at a time of great tumult in the Near and Middle East. It relays news of important events and evidences the willingness of the British to use force to implement their policy in the region. Lieut. Col. Robert Taylor went to India as a cadet in 1803 and did not return to England for over forty years, serving as Political Resident at Basra (1819-21) and Baghdad (1821-43). His library was purchased by the British Library in 1860 and forms the bedrock of its Arabic-language collection. - Writing from Baghdad, Taylor addresses W. Cabell of the India Board Office in London. He first informs Cabell of two loads of missing post; one outgoing tranche "lost by dromedaries running away with the bags and throwing their riders", and the mail from India "robbed by a party of Wahabis". He then notes Ottoman alarm at "the threatened independence of Mohamed Ali", and comments at length on relations with Persia, which were extremely tense due to the ongoing siege of Herat by Qajar and Russian forces: "Our envoy [John McNeill] . was not listened to; while the Russian [Count Simonich] & his staff conducted their approaches to the fortress which was expected to fall." In response, the British occupied Kharg Island with a "small force . not exceeding 500 men", thereby threatening military intervention. Reporting that it had "instilled a wholesome fear into the Persians", Taylor advocates the use of gunboat diplomacy elsewhere "to produce similar effects". - Official correspondence relating to Persia and the Gulf region is rarely found outside of institutional archives such as the India Office Records. This example is interesting on a number of levels, not least for showing how Britain's aggression in the first decades of "The Great Game" manifested in the Gulf. - A few later pencil annotations in a different hand; pages a little dusty.

    Seller Inventory # 57314

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    Toussaint, Franz.

    Published by Marseille, Robert Laffont, 1942., 1942

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    8vo. 200, (2) pp. (front flyleaves included in pagination). Printed in red and black throughout. With 12 watercolour plates. Original printed wrappers. First edition of this French translation of the classics of Islamic poetry. Prepared by the French writer and orientalist Toussaint (1879-1955), this anthology features some prominent examples of love and war poetry, including the Mu'allaqat, and the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, as well as excerpts from the Quran, al-Burda, the Arabian Nights, and the work of Ibn al-Farid. With decorative watercolour plates by Antoine de Roux. - Extremities slightly rubbed. Small tear to lower margin of pp. 33f., not touching text, otherwise in excellent condition. A lovely Laffont production. OCLC 492849402.

    Seller Inventory # 57881

  • United Arab Emirates].

    Published by London, War Office, 1955., 1955

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    Coloured R.A.F. aeronautical chart. 738 by 573 mm. Scale 1:1,000,000. An excellent official British aeronautical chart of the Strait of Hormuz, covering part of Oman, a large section of the coastline of the United Arab Emirates (including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Ras al Khaimah) and Hormuz Island. It was issued by the Geographical Section, General Staff (GSGS) as part of their 4695 series of 1:1,000,000 scale maps. The GSGS supplied maps to the British Armed Forces (in this case the R.A.F.), collected data on foreign survey networks and prepared survey data for Expeditionary Force mobilisation. - Light weakening and edge flaws to folds, but generally well preserved.

    Seller Inventory # 57310

  • United Arab Republic].

    Published by Damascus, Matbaeat al-hukumiat bi Dimashq, [ca. 1958]., 1958

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    Colour-printed political and physical map, ca. 134 x 94 cm. Scale 1:2,000,000. Mounted on cloth. Rare, detailed Syrian-printed map of the short-lived United Arab Republic, which aimed to unite Egypt and Syria politically in 1958. Although it effectively ceased to exist with the Syrian coup of 1961, Egypt continued to use the name until 1971. - Cartography by Niqola Zariq and Izzat Saydawi. Shows borders, rivers, valleys, principal, secondary and desert roads, railways, oil pipelines, capitals, provinces and centres, important cities and villages. The areas, population, railway length, cultivated lands and provinces of Syria and Egypt are specified separately. The Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia is shown as far as Al Lith, south of Jeddah. - The declaration of the United Arab Republic bolstered the trend towards Pan-Arabism, and confrontational attitudes toward neighbouring states increased. The province of Hatay, on the Turkish border, is shown on Syrian territory, reflecting ongoing disputes over claims on Hatay beginning after the end of the First World War. Similarly, Israel is designated "Palestine" in the Palestinian territories. - Some stains; wrinkled with several edge tears and chips. Folded.

    Seller Inventory # 57501

  • Royal Air Force - Middle East].

    Published by RAF 31st Wing Headquarters, Baghdad, 22. III. 1919., 1919

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    Folio (210 x 340 mm). 4 pp. Typescript. Lively report of an eventful flight taken by Sir Arnold Talbot Wilson (1884-1940), Civil Commissioner of Mesopotamia, aboard one of two RAF aircraft leaving Baghdad on 25 February 1919 bound for Cairo. Bad weather conditions and repeated engine trouble resulted in several emergency landings and delayed the journey, which Wilson eventually had to complete by train. - The first day of the trip involved heavy wind and a failing petrol pump causing the pilots Boyd, Nuttall and Lapraik to land and fix the pump near Tadmur before carrying on to Damascus, where they remained for three days of heavy rain. Upon continuing the journey on 28 February, one of the engines failed and the planes were forced to land in "difficult country". As repair seemed hopeless, Boyd decided to fly Wilson on to Ramleh and then return for Nuttall and Lapraik: "The taking off proved a difficult undertaking as the machine was firmly bogged, and the engine fall out would not move it. The Arabs however rendered enthusiastic assistance. About 200 of them surrounded the machine, and in spite of the fact that most of them pulled in different directions [.] after an hour's work and much shouting, succeeded in moving it to a comparatively firm piece of ground, from which it was possible to take off [.]". - When the aircraft got hopelessely bogged again near Tulkarm, Wilson continued his journey by train. In the meantime, Nuttall and Lapraik, who "were hospitably entertained by the Arabs", succeeded in a makeshift repair of the first plane's engine and picked up Boyd. The return flight to Baghdad with two substitute aircraft proved much smoother, involving only minor repairs and no emergency landings off the runway. The 500 mile distance between Damascus and Baghdad was completed in a non-stop flight of 4 hours 10 minutes "which probably constitutes a World's Record". - Slightly dampstained near right margins; a little foxed and creased. Traces of a rusty paper pin. A rare survival.

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    Sibt al-Maridini (Badr al-Din Abu 'Abdallah Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Misri al-Dimashqi).

    Published by Safavid Persia; copied in al-Jauhariyya School, Isfahan, each treatise dated [1619/20 CE =] 1029 H., 1619

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    8vo (194 x 130 mm). Arabic manuscript on paper. 90 leaves, 15 lines per page written in more than one hand in cursive script with several words in red; numerous diagrams and tables. Contemporary limp red morocco. The three works comprise: - 1. "Al-Durr al-manthur fi'l-'amal bi-rub' al-dustur". A treatise on calculating time with the aid of the sine quadrant, for any region (GAL II, p. 218, 1, attributed by Brockelmann to Sibt al-Maridini's grandfather, the astronomer Abdallah ibn Khalil ibn Yusuf Jamaladdin al-Maridini al-Qahiri, d. 1406). - 2. "Raqa'iq al-haqa'iq fi hisab al-daraj wa'l daq'iq" ("Subtleties of Truths on Arithmetic of Degrees and Minutes"). Instructions for the calculation of celestial motions with the aid of minute proportions (GAL II, p. 217, 11). A commentary on a work by his teacher, the Egyptian mathematician and astronomer Shihab al-din Abu'l-'Abbas Ahmad ibn Rajab ibn Tibugha 'Ibn al-Majdi' (1365-1447), entitled "Kashf al-haqa'iq fi hisab al-daraj wa'l-daq'iq" ("Opening Truths on Arithmetic of Degrees and Minutes"). - 3. A commentary, "Risalah [al-Fathiyya (al-Shihabiyya)] fi'l-'amal al-jaybiyya" ("Treatise on [Fath al-Din (Shihab al-Din)]". Operations with the sine quadrant (GAL II, p. 216f., 7). - Sibt (Ibn Bint) al-Maridini (the Elder, 1423-1506) lived in Cairo and Damascus. He served as the muwaqqit (time-keeper( of the al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, and was a pupil of Ibn al-Majdi. His works are often conflated with those of his grandfather, and with those of his like-named son, who died in 1527 (GAL II, p. 468). - A few old repairs occasionally affecting letters; altogether very well preserved. Provenance: from the property of Dr. Eugene L. Vigil (b. 1941), of Lynden, Washington, USA. For Sibt al-Maridini see B. A. Rosenfeld & E. Ihsanoglu, Mathematicians, Astronomers & Other Scholars of Islamic Civilisation and their Works, Istanbul 2003, pp. 276f., no. 815, and pp. 293-298, no. 873.

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  • Saudi Arabia - Oil exploration].

    Published by Kempen, Dr. te Neues & Co., [ca. 1950s]., 1950

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    635 x 910 mm (image); 680 x 990 mm (sheet). Colour-printed poster mounted on cloth with wooden rods for hanging. German teaching material on Saudi Arabia, stereotyping the symbiotic simultaneity of modern oil exploration and the traditional bedouin lifestyle. Prepared for introducing students to the economic value of desert landscapes for oil exploration, this large poster depicts an utterly idyllic scence with a resting caravan watering their camels near a pipeline and three oil rigs. Another caravan on the move, as well as two bedouin tents and an oasis are displayed in the background. - Chart number 7 from the series "Dr. te Neues Geographische Bilder" after a work by the German painter Michael Mathias Kiefer (1902-80), bearing his reproduced signature. - Vertical tear near upper margin (measuring ca. 9 cm); margins occasionally slightly waterstained, not affecting image.

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    Red Sea Algae Specimen Album]. Husson, Anne Henry, French naturalist (1814-1855).

    Published by [Red Sea, ca. 1844-1845]., 1845

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    Album of 18 well-preserved algal specimens carefully mounted on individual sheets of white wove paper, each approximately 330 x 155 mm. Loosely laid in to folding portfolio, housed in a marble clamshell box. A rare and early ensemble of algae specimens collected from the Red Sea, from different areas between Suez and Yemen, including one specimen from Alexandria. All items identified with the Latin name and details of the location around the Red Sea and date of collection written in French on the mounts, e.g., "Caulerpa prolifera: très commune dans toute la mèr rouge á la prodondeur de 1½ mètre à 2 [.] Avril 1844", or "Mer rouge dans le Golfe de l'Acaba, Juillet 1844". - The French botanist A. H. Husson, a native of Nancy, was also a pioneer of early photography. He lived in Egypt, where he worked as the director of the botanical garden and conservator for the Museum of Natural History for the Qasr Al-Ainy, the Cairo University's Faculty of Medicine. - "The Red sea has been a region of natural history exploration by European scientists from about 240 years. The first record of marine algae in the Red Sea was by Strand (a pupil of Linnaeus's), who in his thesis on the flora of Palestine listed three species. The first person to collect marine algae from the Saudi Arabian Red Sea Coast was the Danish botanist and explorer Forsskal in the 18th century who, in the month of November 1762, made a collection of seaweeds from the Sea of Jeddah [.] In the early years of the 19th century a British admiral Viscount Valentia made collections of algae from the Red Sea [.] Several other workers, including medical doctors and amateurs, collected marine algae from the Red Sea during the rest of the 19th century" (Beni-Suef Univ. Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 3/4 [Dec. 2014], pp. 278-285). - Includes the offprint of a short biography of Husson: Christian Debize, "L'album photographique d'Anne-Henry Husson. Regards d'un colon nancéien dur l'Egypte moderne", Annales de l'Est (1985), no. 4, pp. 261-299. Stab-sewn in wrappers. - A most exceptional and scarce collection of preserved algal specimens from the Red Sea. Provenance: from the property of the botanist Dr. Eugene L. Vigil (b. 1941), of Lynden, Washington, USA.

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    Qur'an].

    Published by Sultanate of Delhi, [ca. 1490 CE, or 15th century]., 1490

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    Folio (244 x 345 mm). Arabic manuscript on paper. 287 (instead of 292) ff., foliated 364-655 (lacking 550-551 and 622-624). Surah headings in gilt and colours, verse divisions marked by gold and black ink rosettes, numerous circular and tear-shaped markers in the margins, elaborately ornamented in gold and colours. Bound in later red half leather over boards covered with floral paper. Part four of a pre-Mughal Qur'an commentary, treating the text from Surah XXI, Al-Anbya (The Prophets) to Surah LXXV, Al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection). - Lacks five leaves according to the foliation; some dampstaining; several edge flaws (more severe near the end of the volume), often remargined. Traces of dust in the gutter throughout. In all a fine example of an early Qur'anic manuscript. - Provenance: 1950s private ownership stamp of the "Mohd. Halim Salimi Library", Kandahar, Afghanistan, on fol. 490v. Mohammed Halim Salimi of Kandahar worked in an administrative capacity for the USA's International Cooperation Administration (ICA) Mission to Afghanistan in 1959. In 1960 Salimi applied to the ICA for reimbursement of a lost sum of $123.88; the application was refused on the grounds that Salimi was not in fact an ICA employee but was sub-contracted by the agent Herman Klee (see report B-144148-O.M., 1 Nov 1960). Acquired from Hampel Auctions, Munich. Cf. S. A. Blair, Islamic Calligraphy (Edinburgh 2006), pp. 386-390; Qur an, exhibition catalogue (Istanbul 2010), pp. 350f., no. 92.

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  • Persia and the Arabian Gulf Coast].

    Published by Edinburgh, A. & C. Black (engraved on steel by Sidney Hall), [1854]., 1854

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    Hand-coloured engraved map, 440 x 315 mm. Constant ratio linear horizontal scale, ca 1:8,122,000. Includes the entire Gulf coast of the Arabian Peninsula, showing Kuwait, El Katif, Bahrain, Qatar, and the Musandam Peninsula, including the territory of today's United Arab Emirates (here still labeled the "Pirate Coast"). "Debai", Sharja", "Ras-el-Khaimah", "Khorfakan" and "Fejerah" are identified. - Well preserved. Issued as plate XXXVIII in Sidney Hall's General Atlas of the World. OCLC 781690561.

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    Lamm, Carl Johan.

    Published by [Lund], 1936., 1936

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    8vo. 258-274 pp. With several black-and-white photographic illustrations. Original plain wrappers with title-label, bound within contemporary full cloth with giltstamped calf label to spine. Swedish paper about the collection of ancient Egyptian textiles woven in the "dukagång" technique, kept at the "Kulturen" museum in Lund. The personal copy of Carl Johan Lamm with his bookplate to front pastedown. With detailed descriptions of the cloth fragments as well as a bibliography on the subject. - Lamm studied archaeology at the University of Stockholm. He wrote about the glass excavated at Samarra in 1928 and became a leading scholar on Islamic arts and crafts, notably in glass and carpets. He was on the staff of the Stockholm Museum and taught at Uppsala University. - In near-mint condition. OCLC 36400924.

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    Mehmed V Resad, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1844-1918).

    Published by Istanbul, [9 June 1916 =] 7 Saban 1334., 1916

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    Black ink on paper, ca. 34 x 57 cm. With gilt Tughra of the Sultan at the head. Certificate showing that Salahaddin Bey, auditor of the Hazine-i Hassa treasury (which managed the personal income and expenses of the Sultan), was awarded the Navy Aid Medal (in nickel) for his donation of 2024 Kurus to the Ottoman Naval Society. - As the Ottoman Empire dominated important waterways during the First World War, the government sought to strengthen its navy's defensive capabilities while fighting on many fronts on land. For this purpose, The Ottoman Naval Society was established. To finance the building of new ships, a campaign was initiated which was joined by many notables, including Sultan Mehmed Resad himself and state officials. The Navy Aid Medal was awarded to supporters who pledged a certain donation to the project, and the recipients' names were published in the press. - Meticulously calligraphed in black and gold ink. On the reverse are official attestations of authenticity. - Folded with tears and a few chips to edges. Full transcription available.

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    Lamm, Carl Johan.

    Published by [Stockholm, 1937]., 1937

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    4to. (2), 51-130 pp. With several black-and-white photographic and schematic illustrations. Original printed wrappers bound within contemporary full cloth with giltstamped spine-title, signed by R. Numans. Scarce essay on medieval carpet weaving in Egypt, particularly on the so-called Marby Rug, the oldest preserved oriental carpet in Sweden discovered in 1925 in the abandoned church of Marby in the province of Jämtland. The personal copy of Carl Johan Lamm with his bookplate to front pastedown. In an attempt "to fix the place of the Marby rug in the early evolution of Oriental carpet knotting", the essay discusses 29 fragments of carpets obtained from antiquity dealers in Cairo, including Abbasid rugs, carpets of the "Konya" type, chiefly Seljuq, and Anatolian carpets of the 14th and early 15th centuries, as well as Anatolian or Caucasian carpets of "nomad" type, Mamluk carpets, and Anatolian "Holbein" carpets of the 15th century. - Lamm studied archaeology at the University of Stockholm. He wrote about the glass excavated at Samarra in 1928 and became a leading scholar on Islamic arts and crafts, notably in glass and carpets. He was on the staff of the Stockholm Museum and taught at Uppsala University. - Offprint from the Swedish Oriental Society's yearbook. In near-mint condition. OCLC 472515825.

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    Medicea Press].

    Published by Rome, Typographia Medicea, 1592., 1592

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    4to (170 x 232 mm). 64 pp. With woodcut device on title-page. - II: [I'tiqad alamarah .]. Brevis orthodoxae fidei professio, quae ex praescripto Sanctae Sedis Apostolicae ab Orientalibus ad Sacrosanctae Romanae Ecclesiae unitatem venientibus facienda proponitur. Ibid., 1595. (28) pp., 2 bl. ff. With 2 half-page woodcuts and woodcut device at the end. - III: Ibn Ajurrum, Muhammad ibn Muhammad al Sinhaji. [Kitab al-Ajurrumiyyah]. [Ibid., 1592]. (24) pp. Arabic text throughout, printed in red and black. - IV: Ibn al-Hajib, 'Uthman ibn-'Umar. [Kafiya li-Ibn al-Hajib]. [Ibid., 1592]. (96) pp. Arabic text throughout, printed in red and black. Contemporary full vellum with traces of a handwritten spine title. A fine sammelband containing no fewer than four extremely rare publications from the Medicea Oriental Press, the first printing press in Europe dedicated to printing Arabic typeface. It was founded in Rome in 1584 under the direction of Giabattista Raimondi (1536-1614) and the patronage of Pope Gregory XIII. For the Arabic types, Raimondi commissioned the famous typefounder Robert Granjon. Cutting the Arabic typefaces took a long time, and the first book to bear its imprint did not appear until 1591. Until 1610 Raimondi printed only eight works with Granjon's types. - Contains individually: - I. Alphabetum Arabicum (1592). A prospectus of the Medicea's Arabic typefaces - "a masterpiece of design which not only displays Granjon's beautiful types, but contains a careful Latin Essay on the Arabic writing system" (Lunde, Arabic and the art of printing, in "Aramco World" 1981). - II. Brevis orthodoxae fidei professio (1595). Maronite confession of faith, intended for Eastern Christians who claimed to be united with the Catholic Church. Arabic and Latin parallel text on opposite pages. The woodcuts in the text are after Antonio Tempesta (1555-1630). - III. Kitab al-Ajurrumiyyah (1592). Editio princeps of a short Arabic grammar by the 14th c. scholar Muhammad al-Sanhaji from Fez (Morocco). There are also copies with a Latin title and imprint, "Grammatica Arabica in compendium redacta, quae vocatur Giarrumia". - IV. Kafiya (1592). "Editio princeps of this popular short syntax of the Arabic language, written in the 13th century by the Arabian grammarian Uthman Ibn Umar, known as Ibn al-Hajib (1175-1249). Two centuries later an Oriental printed edition was published in Istanbul (1786), but in the meantime this edition, printed in Arabic (30 point) throughout, could well have passed for a manuscript" (Smitskamp). There are also copies with a Latin title and imprint, "Grammatica arabica dicta Caphiah, auctore filio Alhagiabi". - Binding a little stained; wants ties. Later pastedowns. Occasional slight toning and some minor marginal soiling. "Kafiya" shows some dampstaining to upper edge of a1 and a4, with light offsetting of red Arabic print in the lower margin of d1v. In general, excellent, wide-margined copies throughout. Provenance: Christiaan Druve (d. 1616), abbot of the Sint-Niklaas Abbey in Veurne, with his contemporary ownership entry "Christianus Druvaeus Abb. S. Nicol. Fur. Recogita" on the title-page of the Alphabetum. I. Edit 16, CNCE 1227. Schnurrer 41. Adams A 780. BM-STC Italian 36. OCLC 47816774. Lunde, Paul, "Arabic and the Art of Printing", in: Aramco World 32/2 (1981) (mit Abb.). J. Balagna, L'imprimerie arabe en occident (Paris 1984), p. 135. Cat. Le Livre et le Liban (mentioned p. 190; no copy in the catalogue). Not in Smitskamp (PO) or Fück. - II. Edit 16, CNCE 7571. Zenker 1571. Not in Adams. - III. Edit 16, CNCE 65819. Schnurrer 43. Adams M 1891. GAL S II, p. 332. - IV. Edit 16, CNCE 44392. Schnurrer 42 Adams U 102. GAL I, p. 303. Smitskamp (PO) 30.

    Seller Inventory # 57189

  • Seller image for Two Exhibitions in Stockholm and Some Sasanian Textile Patterns. Reprinted from Vol. VII, Pt. 2, of Ars Islamica. for sale by Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH

    Lamm, Carl Johan.

    Published by [Michigan, University of Michigan Press], 1940., 1940

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    Small folio (ca. 234 x 303 mm). 167-170 pp. With one plate with black-and-white illustrations (some photographic) and several text illustrations. Original printed wrappers bound within contemporary half cloth over marbled boards with giltstamped title-label to spine, sgned by Thure Anderson, Uppsala. Brief essay on two otherwise poorly documented exhibitions of Islamic art held at the Stockholm National Museum in 1939 and 1940. The personal copy of Carl Johan Lamm with his bookplate to front pastedown. The article describes several specimens of Sasanian cloth and related types of fragmentary textiles showcased at the second exhibition, which was "entirely devoted to textiles excavated in Egypt and filled four rooms" (p. 167). - Lamm studied archaeology at the University of Stockholm. He wrote about the glass excavated at Samarra in 1928 and became a leading scholar on Islamic arts and crafts, notably in glass and carpets. He was on the staff of the Stockholm Museum and taught at Uppsala University. - Offprint from Ars Islamica, volume VII, part 2. In near-mint condition. OCLC 1159047717.

    Seller Inventory # 54478

  • Seller image for Some Woollen Tapestry Weavings from Egypt in Swedish Museums. (Le Monde Oriental XXX. 1936. Extrait). for sale by Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH

    Lamm, Carl Johan.

    Published by (Uppsala, Almqvist & Wiksells, 1936)., 1936

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    4to. (43)-77 pp., final blank page. With 16 numbered plates of photographic illustrations. Original printed wrappers bound within contemporary full cloth with giltstamped spine-title, signed by R. Numans. Scarce treatise on early medieval textiles produced in the Near East, investigating the relation between Sasanian and Egyptian art. The personal copy of Carl Johan Lamm with his bookplate to front pastedown. Contains detailed descriptions and images of 62 fragments of tapestry kept at the Stockholm National Museum, the Röhss Museum in Gothenburg, and the "Kulturen" museum in Lund. - Lamm studied archaeology at the University of Stockholm. He wrote about the glass excavated at Samarra in 1928 and became a leading scholar on Islamic arts and crafts, notably in glass and carpets. He was on the staff of the Stockholm Museum and taught at Uppsala University. - In near-mint condition. Offprint from vol. XXX of "Le Monde Oriental", a journal on oriental studies published in Uppsala from 1906. OCLC 82868449.

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  • Seller image for De alchimia opuscula complura veterum philosophorum, quorum catalogum sequens pagella indicabit. for sale by Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH

    Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Raymond Llull (Lullius), etc.

    Published by (Frankfurt, Cyriacus Jacob, 24 March 1550 [preface])., 1550

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    Small 4to (150 x 195 mm). Part 1 (of 2). (4), 168 pp. With a large woodcut illustration on title-page, hand-coloured by an early hand, and woodcut printer's device on the last leaf verso. 17th century sheepskin vellum over thin boards. Extremely rare edition of this collection of nine alchemical tracts, including "De tinctura metallorum" (On the colorations of metals), attributed to the great Arab scientist Ibn Sina, who is known in the Latin tradition as Avicenna. Ibn Sina was one of the most significant thinkers and writers of the Islamic golden age, and his bibliography comprises nearly 270 titles, several of which fall into the category of the arcane sciences (cf. GAL I 458 V and GAL I S, p. 828). "Ibn Sina studied the philosophical and scientific foundations of this subject [alchemy] and even undertook alchemical experiments" (DSB). - The collection further includes two works attributed to Raymond Lull, one of the most interesting scholars of the Middle Ages, another published under the name of Aristotle, and five anonymous ones. A second part was published in the same year, containing only one work: the famous Rosarium philosophorum. It can be regarded as a separate publication and is not included here. Curiously, a late 16th century manuscript copy of only this volume (a folio of 70 leaves) is held by the Wellcome Collection (MS.233, acquired in 1906). - Binding very well preserved. Contemporary handwritten marginal annotations and underscoring throughout, an early owner's inscription (struck through) and some further notes on the title-page. Annotations slightly trimmed by the 17th century binder's knife, somewhat browned throughout and dampstains in the first half of the book, otherwise in fine condition. VD 16, A 1632. BM-STC German 17. Adams A 574. Duveen, p. 11 ("excessively rare"). Ferguson, Bib. chem. I, p. 18. MacPhail I, 20. Schmieder, Geschichte der Alchemie (1832), p. 98, no. 3. For Ibn Sina see DSB XV, pp. 494-500.

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  • Seller image for Berat certificate for Salahaddin Bey. for sale by Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH

    Abdul Hamid II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1842-1918).

    Published by Istanbul, [28 June 1899 =] 18 Safer 1317., 1899

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    Black ink on paper, ca. 38 x 57 cm. With gilt Tughra of the Sultan at the head. An award of the Order of Osmaniye (fourth class) to Salahaddin Bey, recording clerk on the executive board of the Hazine-i Hassa treasury (which managed the personal income and expenses of the Sultan), for diligence in the discharge of his duties. - Berat certificates are official documents presented as appointments for office, exemption certificates from a tax or duty, or accompanying the award of a medal or other honour. This example is meticulously calligraphed in black and gold ink. On the reverse are official attestations of authenticity, with a brief summary of the document. - Folded with extensive tears and a few chips to edges. Full transcription available.

    Seller Inventory # 57478

  • Seller image for Berat certificate for Hafiz Ibrahim Edhem Efendi. for sale by Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH

    Abdul Hamid II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1842-1918).

    Published by Istanbul, [1 May 1896 =] 18 Zilkade 1313., 1896

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    Black ink on paper, ca. 38 x 57 cm. With gilt Tughra of the Sultan at the head. An award of the Third Order of the Chefakat (Charity) to the "precious daughter" of Hafiz Ibrahim Edhem Efendi, accountant of the Hazine-i Hassa treasury (which managed the personal income and expenses of the Sultan), in recognition of his outstanding achievements. - Berat certificates are official documents presented as appointments for office, exemption certificates from a tax or duty, or accompanying the award of a medal or other honour. This example is meticulously calligraphed in black and gold ink. On the reverse are official attestations of authenticity, with a brief summary of the document. - Folded with extensive tears and a few chips to edges. Full transcription available.

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  • Medizinische Handschrift].

    Published by O. O., ca. 1845., 1845

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    3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Anleitung zur Therapie der Gonorrhoe durch Injektion einer Lösung aus Silbernitrat und destilliertem Wasser nach der erstmals 1845 publizierten Methode des französischen Mediziners A. Debeney: "Behandlung des Trippers mit Einspritzen von Arg. nitr. nach Debeney [.] Die Injection besteht nach Debeny 16 gr. Aug. n. auf 1 Unze Wasser, das nur einige gr. vermindert oder vermehrt werden kann [.] Diese Injection ist so lange fortzusetzen, bis jedes Entzündungszeichen gewichen, bis der Ausfluß sich vermindert und seine Natur verändert, d. h. seine weiße u. gelbe u. grüne Farbe u. dicke eitrige Beschaffenheit verloren hat [.] Vor wie nach der Einspritzung enthalte man sich so viel als möglich des Genusses von Speisen u. Getränken [.], um das Uriniren möglichst selten zu machen [.] Die Einspritzung verrichte der Arzt dem Kranken selbst. Dieselbe geschieht mit einer Glasspritze nach gewohnlicher Weise, u. wiederhohlt sie zum 2ten male, weil mit der 1ten Einspritzung die in der Harnroehre befindlichen Materien ausgespült werden, und belasse die 2te Einspritzung 1 Minute in der Harnröhre. Nach 1-2 St[un]den hört gewohnlich der Schmerz auf [.] 24 Stunden nach der Einspritzung ist an der Regel nichts mehr zu merken, u. gleichzeitig sämtliche Erscheinungen des Trippers geschwunden [.]".

    Seller Inventory # 50018

  • Santos, Chocano José.

    Published by [Santiago de Chile], Imp. Siglo XX, [1930?]., 1930

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    385 SS. Mit einigen Abbildungen im Text. Illustr. OPbd. 8vo. Signiert. - Der Einband stärker angestaubt und lädiert, innen jedoch gut erhalten; die letzten Bll. lose. OCLC 977128753.

    Seller Inventory # 57609

  • La Fayette, Marie Madeleine de].

    Published by Paris, Charles Osmont, 1681., 1681

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    Large 12mo. (8), 146 pp. Contemporary brown calf, traces of gilt leading edges. Later edition of the first published work of Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne, comtesse de La Fayette (1634-93), first published in 1662: not only one of the first modern novels in any language, but also both the prototype and a masterpiece of the historical novel. - Binding rubbed, extremeties severely bumped and chipped, slight tears to gutter of title-page with an old deleted ink ownership. From the library of the French statesman and historian Gabriel Hanotaux (1853-1944) with his bookplate "Libro Liber" and initials "G H" to front pastedown. OCLC 21105109.

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  • Medina - Al-Ula].

    Published by [London], War Office and Air Ministry, 1960., 1960

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    Map

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    Colour printed map, ca. 810 x 608 mm. Scale: 1:1,000,000. Shows boundaries, highways and roads, railways, rivers and water features, and other details. Rare 4th GSGS edition of this map of Saudi Arabia, as part of the International Map of the World series, showing the western coastline as well as the cities Medina and Ha'il and the oasis of Al-Ula in the interior. - Stamp of ownership of Arizona State University, along with "withdrawn" and "superseded" stamps on top and next to it. - 56 mm piece of adhesive tape on top edge; pencil marks to lower right corner. OCLC 634944590. Cf. OCLC 35899626 (1962 ed.).

    Seller Inventory # 56833

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    Siebenbürgen].

    Published by Wohl Wien oder Siebenbürgen, um 1780 / ausgehendes 18. Jahrhundert., 1780

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    Folio (285 x 380 mm). Rote Saffianledermappe, nacht rechts öffnend, beide Deckel mit aufwendigen goldgepr. Bordüren und dem kleinen Siebenbürger Wappen im Strahlenkranz, die drei Flügel mit schlichterer goldgepr. Stabbordüre, innen mit drunkelgrünem Marmorpapier bezogen. Ausnehmend hübsche, wohl noch dem späten 18. Jahrhundert angehörende Flügelmappe aus karminrotem Ziegenleder, beide Deckel geziert mit dem Wappen des der österreichischen Krone unterstellten Fürstentums Siebenbürgen (Erdélyi Fejedelemség, Principatul Transilvaniei). Für Schriftgut im Maß bis ca. 27 x 36 cm und ca. 1 cm Stärke. - Stellenweise leicht fleckig bzw. berieben, im ganzen jedoch von sehr schöner Erhaltung.

    Seller Inventory # 57052

  • Seller image for Cathedral and Tower of Pisa. for sale by Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH

    Grassi, Ranieri, Italian engraver (active 1829-1855).

    Published by N. p., [mid 19th century].

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    Two coloured engravings, ca. 195 x 135 and 205 x 120 mm (neatline) on 4to and oblong 4to. Copperprint engraving and gouache on paper. With gouached border. Charming views of the famous monuments, bearing testimony to the continuous interest in the "Torre pendente di Pisa" that is shown in both prints. The engraver Ranieri Grassi is exclusively known for his vedutas of Pisa, the city's monuments, and their interiors. - The view of the Leaning Tower has an insignificant pinch fold affecting the print and a more extensive edge tear. Three edges bent.

    Seller Inventory # 58014

  • Seller image for Portfolio Chinensis: or a Collection of Authentic Chinese State Papers Illustrative of the History of the Present Position of Affairs in China. With a Translation, Notes and Introduction. for sale by Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH

    Opium War - Hong Kong] / Shuck, J. Lewis.

    Published by Macau, F. F. de Cruz, 1840., 1840

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    4to (21 x 14 cm). XVI pp. (including half-title), 183 pp, (1), 184-191 pp. Bound in handsome modern half brown morocco with gilt titles on spine. Half-title and title-page strengthened, otherwise an excellent and very well-preserved copy. With a handful of scholarly, penciled marginalia including alternative Chinese characters. Ownership inscription of Richard Henry Horne (1802-1884) on title-page (sometime collaborator with Charles Dickens on an article concerning the Chinese exhibit at Crystal Palace in 1851). Only edition of this remarkable work, uniquely preserving the mostly handwritten edicts promulgated by Commissioner Lin in his attempts to combat the opium use plaguing China in the first decades of the 19th century. The American missionary responsible for collecting and translating these edicts, Jehu Lewis Shuck (1812-63), distanced himself from the pernicious effects of the British-led opium trade, but seems to have composed the present work as a demonstration of the extreme measures the Chinese were prepared to execute in order to rid their country of the drug. Two years after the publication of Shuck's work, the collection of small fishing villages known as Hong Kong Island would be ceded to the British as part of the settlement of the First Opium War (1839-42), with the importation and sale of opium sadly continuing unabated. - The documents chronicle the various efforts by the Chinese to suppress the trade: by ordering the destruction of an opium depot; by demanding the surrender of foreigner's opium stocks; and finally, by "offering rewards for the arrest and murder of the English": "The taking alive of English barbarians . no matter they be soldiers or merchants, for every such individual, a reward, in cash, of one hundred dollars shall be given. For the murder of each one of the above, the fact being verified, one fifth of the aforesaid sum shall be awarded." Greater awards (up to twenty thousand dollars) are offered for English officers and ships. - Shuck notes that in preparing the present work, "the paper is Chinese, and the best quality to be procured"; the Appendix (pp. 185-191) was apparently printed in July 1840 using the East India Company's moveable Chinese type. Hong Kong's first printing press was established only in 1844; like all early Macau and Hong Kong imprints, this work was printed in a limited number of copies and is rarely encountered in the trade. The last copy we have traced at auction was sold at Sotheby's in 1990. Cordier 1905-6 (q.v.). Lust 478.

    Seller Inventory # 57053

  • Seller image for Verhaltensregeln "Bei Fliegeralarm". for sale by Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH

    Graz - Städtische Bühnen - Zweiter Weltkrieg].

    Published by Graz, Ludwig Kunath, 25. VI. 1944., 1944

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    2 SS. Qu.-8vo. Instruktionen für das Opernpublikum im Falle eines Fliegeralarms, gedruckt auf der Rückseite eines Programmzettels für Richard Strauß' "Rosenkavalier" am Grazer Opernhaus: "Bei Fliegeralarm verteilen sich die Theaterbesucher laut Anordnung der Polizei, je nach Sitzplatz, auf die auf der Rückseite der Eintrittskarte und durch Anschlag bekanntgegebenen öffentlichen Luftschutzräume. Das Theater bekommt Vorwarnung. Die Aufforderung an das Publikum, das Theater zu verlassen, erfolgt von der Bühne aus voraussichtlich so zeitgerecht, daß kein Anlaß zu einem Gedränge besteht. Nach Bekanntgabe der Vorwarnung durch den Spielleiter, Garderobe holen und, soferne die örtliche Entfernung zur Wohnung mehr als 10 Minuten beträgt, den zugewiesenen Luftschutzraum aufsuchen [.]". - Unter den Darstellern die tschechische Opernsängerin Eva Hadrabová (1902-73) in der Rolle des Octavian.

    Seller Inventory # 50019

  • Klein, Franz Eugen, Dirigent und Komponist (1912-1944).

    Published by "Volksoper" [Wien], 28. IV. 1932., 1932

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    ½ S. Qu.-8vo. Auf etwas größerem Trägerpapier montiert. In Bleistift. Klein war ab 1932 bis zur Schließung durch die Nationalsozialisten gemeinsam mit Fritz Spielmann (1906-97) Dirigent und Hauskomponist im Kabarett "Der liebe Augustin". Ebenso dirigierte er bis 1938 am Theater in der Josefstadt, dem Alt-Wiener Volkstheater, bei den Wiener Kammerspielen und an der Volksoper Wien. Er wirkte im Kabarett von Karl Farkas mit und war berühmt für seine musikalischen Blitzparodien. Aus der Zeit seiner Deportation nach Theresienstadt ist ein Portrait Kleins aus der Hand des Prager Karikaturisten Max Placek (1902-44) erhalten geblieben. 1944 wurde Klein ins Vernichtungslager Auschwitz-Birkenau überführt und dort ermordet.

    Seller Inventory # 57281