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TWO SPLENDID, 66-INCH PANORAMIC VIEWS OF CONSTANTINOPLE AND THE BOSPORUS BY JOSEPH SCHRANZ, ALONG WITH 12 BEAUTIFUL FOLIO CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS WITH ADDITIONAL HAND-COLORING

(CONSTANTINOPLE) SCHRANZ, Joseph. Le Bosphore. Constantinople, circa 1856-58.

Beautiful collection of hand-colored views of Constantinople and the Bosporus, featuring two splendid large (10 by 66 inches) folding chromolithographic panoramas of the Bosporus, each panorama consisting of four plates printed in colors and finished by hand, along with an accompanying suite of 12 lovely folio chromolithographs also finished with hand-coloring. $16,000.

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“A BIBLE OF ITS KIND”

(ARABIAN PENINSULA) DOUGHTY, Charles M. Travels in Arabia Deserta. Cambridge, 1888. Two volumes.

First edition of this classic of Arabian travel, illustrated with numerous plates, maps and in-text wood engravings, and folding map printed in color laid into a pocket at the rear of Volume I, as issued. Very hard to find in such nice condition in the original cloth, and with an intriguing provenance, from the library of British Arabist, colonial agent and diplomat Colonel Samuel Barrett Miles. $13,500.

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LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF LAWRENCE OF ARABIA’S REVOLT IN THE DESERT

LAWRENCE, T.E. Revolt in the Desert. London, 1927.

Limited first edition, number 59 of only 315 large-paper copies, illustrated with 19 plates (11 in color) and a folding map. An excellent, largely unopened copy in the original dust jacket and the very scarce original shipping carton. $8800.

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WITH 85 LOVELY FULL-PAGE ENGRAVED HAND-COLORED VIEWS BY BARTLETT

(TURKEY) (BARTLETT, William Henry, illustrator) PARDOE, Julia. The Beauties of the Bosphorus. London, circa 1854.

Early edition, with frontispiece portrait, engraved title page, map, and 85 steel-engraved plates of Turkish views and landmarks after drawings by William Henry Bartlett—all except the map splendidly and vividly hand-colored—handsomely bound. $6000.

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"PHOTOGRAPHY’S CAPACITY TO 'TAKE THEM THERE'" (PARR & BADGER)

(CONSTANTINOPLE) (ISTANBUL) FETTEL, Constantine J. Panorama de Constantinople. Constantinople, 1882.

Rare exceptionally large photographic panorama of Constantinople from 1882, by Constantine J. Fettel, with ten mounted vintage albumen prints linked together to offer a wonderful accordion-fold panoramic image of the city spanning nearly nine feet in length—an exceptional view of majestic mosques, churches and palaces—in original gilt-stamped cloth binding. $5200.

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A VOYAGE UP THE MEDITERRANEAN, WITH 42 HAND-COLORED AQUATINTS

(MEDITERRANEAN) (MIDEAST) (NAPOLEONIC WARS) WILLYAMS, Cooper. A Voyage up the Mediterranean. London, 1802.

First edition of this "intelligent and useful" narrative of the Mideast, quarto issue, "a finely produced book" with engraved dedication page and 42 splendid finely hand-colored aquatint plates, including a double-page folding map of the Mediterranean with insets and a full-page "Plan of the Battle of the Nile," along with wonderful views of Alexandria, Gibraltar, the Rock of Scylla, Venice and more, attractively bound. $4500.

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INSCRIBED BY THE "GREATEST OF ARABIAN EXPLORERS"

PHILBY, H[arry] St. J[ohn] B[ridger]. Arabian Highlands. Ithaca, New York, 1952.

First edition of Philby's memoir of his travels in the Arabian Highlands in 1932 and again in 1936-37, with 64 photographic illustrations and a large folding map printed in color laid into a pocket at the rear. Inscribed by Philby on the title page: "Inscribed for Valerie Mueller with good wishes of the author, H.St.J.B. Philby. 24/2/55." $2700.

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LARGE 45 BY 31-INCH COLOR-PRINTED FOLDING MAP OF THE TURKISH EMPIRE JUST PRIOR TO THE GREAT WAR

(TURKEY) STANFORD, Edward. Stanford's Map of Part of the Turkish Empire. London, May 1, 1914.

Lovely large color-printed folding map of Turkey and the Levant, showing a crucial strategic region of the world a scant three months before the start of World War I. $2500.

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"ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC FIGURES OF THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY"

LAWRENCE, T.E., WOOLLEY, C. LEONARD. Wilderness of Zin. London, 1915.

First edition, first issue, of "the first of Lawrence's books to appear in book form," with large folding plan, seven full-page maps, plans and illustrations, 37 photographic plates and nearly 60 in-text illustrations, a handsome copy. $1650.

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“A VERY EXTRAORDINARY BOOK, BY A VERY EXTRAORDINARY WOMAN, ABOUT A VERY EXTRAORDINARY MAN”

(BURTON, Richard) BURTON, Isabel. Life of Captain Sir Richd. F. Burton. London, 1893. Two volumes.

First edition of Isabel Burton’s biography of her famous husband, with frontispiece portraits, 17 full-page plates (two in color), five maps, and numerous in-text illustrations, in the original pictorial cloth. $1250.

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“WITH NO CERTAIN TRACE OF ITS PLACE OF SEPULCHRE”

BONOMI, Joseph. Nineveh and its Palaces. London, 1853.

Second edition, revised, of this popular scriptural explanation of Layard's Assyrian discoveries, with 236 wood-engraved illustrations, in a lovely contemporary full morocco-gilt prize binding. $750.

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"TO FREYA WITH FONDEST LOVE"

(STARK, Freya) MOOREHEAD, Caroline. Freya Stark. Great Britain, 1985.

First edition of this compelling biography of Middle Eastern traveler Freya Stark, inscribed in the year of publication by the author, journalist Caroline Moorehead, to Freya Stark: "with love and thank you Caroline. October 7 1985. To Freya with fondest love." $700.

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“THE CHIEF ATTRACTION OF A VISIT TO PALESTINE AND SYRIA LIES IN THEIR HISTORICAL ASSOCIATIONS, AND THE MAIN OBJECT OF THIS HANDBOOK IS TO BEAR FAITHFUL AND ACCURATE WITNESS”

BAEDEKER, Karl. Palestine and Syria. Leipzig, 1912.

Fifth edition, “remodelled and augmented,” of Baedeker’s travel guide to Palestine and Syria, with 21 maps, many double-page or folding; 50 plans; and a folding panorama of Jerusalem. $550.

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