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SPLENDID EARLY 17TH-CENTURY ETHIOPIAN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT OF THE MIRACLES OF MARY, WITH THREE VIVID FULL-PAGE MINIATURES OF SAINT GEORGE, THE MADONNA AND CHILD AND THE HOLY TRINITY

(ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT). Miracles of Mary [Ethiopian illuminated religious manuscript]. Ethiopia, 1600. Beautiful and complete late 16th- or early 17th-century Ethiopian illuminated manuscript in Ge'ez on vellum of the Ta’amra Maryam (the Miracles of Mary), boasting three glorious full-page miniatures (depicting St. George, the Madonna and Christ Child, and the Holy Trinity), handsomely bound with contemporary blind-decorated morocco over wooden boards. $45,000.

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“ONE OF THE MOST FASCINATING BOOKS IN THE WHOLE OF EGYPTIAN LITERATURE”

BELZONI, Giovanni Battista. Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries. London, 1820. Two volumes.

First edition of this riveting account of archaeological discovery by "the first man known to have excavated in the Valley of the Kings," with large folding map of the Nile region and scarce atlas folio comprised of 44 plates on 34 sheets (two folding), including 40 superb hand-colored illustrations (19 lithographs directly after Belzoni himself and 21 other fine engravings of Egyptian antiquities and views), and four uncolored topographical maps and plans. An exceptional copy in contemporary binding with stunning plates with very vivid color and in fine condition. $28,500.

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ONE OF THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED WORKS ON AFRICA AND AN EARLY ENGLISH SOURCE ON THE SOUTHERN CONTINENT

OGILBY, John. Africa. London, 1670. First edition of the most authentic and comprehensive work in English on Africa published during the 17th century, superbly illustrated with 13 double-page maps, 30 double-page copper-engraved plans and views, eight full-page plates (including an engraved frontispiece), more than 40 in-text engraved vignettes by Hollar and others, and a large folding map of the entire African continent (measuring 18 by 23 inches when open). Handsomely bound in elaborately gilt-decorated period-style calf. A magnificent volume. $20,000.

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ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITION OF THE DISCOVERY OF KING TUT’S TOMB, INSCRIBED BY HOWARD CARTER

CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C. Tomb of Tutankhamen. London, 1923-33. Three volumes.

First edition of Carter’s account of the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb, including the scarce third volume, with 247 dramatic illustrations, inscribed in Volume I: “Howard Carter, in remembrance of many happy days, March 1924." $19,500.

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WITH 72 SUPERB ELEPHANT FOLIO EGYPTIAN PLATES, MANY IN COLOR

BINION, Samuel Augustus. Ancient Egypt or Mizraim. New York, 1887. Two volumes.

Limited first edition, “Edition de Luxe,” number 521 of only 800 copies, splendidly illustrated with 72 spectacular large folio plates of pyramids, temples, views, the Sphinx, antiquities, mummies, papyri, among other Egyptian subjects, including 50 beautiful tinted and full-color lithographs. $19,500.

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WITH 19 LOVELY HAND-COLORED FOLIO AQUATINT VIEWS OF THE HOLY LAND

SPILSBURY, Francis B. Picturesque Scenery in the Holy Land and Syria. London, 1803.

First edition of English naval surgeon Francis Spilsbury's account of his travels in the Holy Land and Syria during the Napoleonic campaigns there, with 19 finely hand-colored folio aquatint views. $17,500.

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MASPERO’S HISTORY OF EGYPT, ILLUSTRATED WITH HUNDREDS OF PLATES

MASPERO, Gaston Camille Charles, and RAPPOPORT, A.S. History of Egypt, Chaldea. London, (1903-06). Thirteen volumes.

Deluxe limited “Connoisseur Edition” of this esteemed history of Egypt and the Middle East, number 82 of only 200 copies printed on Japan vellum and richly illustrated with over 1200 plates and in-text illustrations, including dozens of fine gravures in double-suite and 26 finely hand-colored plates, including the frontispiece of each volume. Very handsomely bound. $12,000.

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MAYER’S RENOWNED VIEWS IN EGYPT, WITH 48 SPLENDID HAND-COLORED FOLIO AQUATINTS

(EGYPT) MAYER, Luigi. Views in Egypt. London, 1801.

First edition, first issue of this esteemed volume of 48 superb hand-colored folio aquatint plates engraved after Mayer’s drawings of views, monuments, tombs and costumes of Egypt. Attractively bound. $9500.

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DOUVILLE’S CONGO, 1832, WITH THE SCARCE ATLAS CONTAINING 20 PLATES AND LARGE MAP OF THE REGION

(AFRICA) DOUVILLE, Jean-Baptiste. Voyage au Congo. Paris, 1832. Three volumes and Atlas.

First edition of this early description of the Congo and the far interior of Angola, with the rare Atlas containing an engraved title page, list of plates, 20 full-page lithographs of inhabitants and their way of life, and a large engraved folding map of the African interior by Brué. $8,500.00$5,950.00

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16 ORIGINAL SIGNED DRAWINGS BY EARLE WINSLOW FOR ROBBINS’ JOURNAL, WITH A FINE COPY OF THE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION

(WINSLOW, Earle B.) ROBBINS, Archibald. Robbins' Journal. WITH: 16 signed original drawings. Greenwich, Connecticut, 1931. 12 items, altogether. Signed limited edition, number 189 of only 355 copies, of this harrowing account of the shipwrecked brig Commerce in 1815, signed by illustrator Earle B. Winslow, together with 16 original pen-and-ink drawings made by Winslow for the book (ten large full-page drawings and six chapter vignettes). $5800.

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