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"HERE IS THIS ROTTEN LITTLE BOOK"

LAWRENCE, T.E. Revolt in the Desert. WITH: Autograph letter signed. London, 1927.

First trade edition, very rare presentation copy, of this popular abridgement of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, illustrated with 16 portraits and a large folding map, with signed autograph presentation letter from Lawrence to a Mrs. J. Donnat—part of a social group including Lawrence's mother, Charlotte Payne-Townshend (the wife of Bernard Shaw), and Lady Astor—affixed to the front pastedown explaining the financially driven circumstances of publication, insulting the book's quality, and explaining his intentions not to sign any copies of the title. $17,500.

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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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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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A PILGRIMAGE TO EL-MEDINAH AND MECCAH, BURTON’S RAREST TITLE

BURTON, Richard Francis. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Mecca. London, 1855-56. Three volumes.

First edition of “a most remarkable work of the highest value” (T.E. Lawrence), Burton’s scarce and important illustrated narrative of his journey to Mecca, with five full-page color chromolithographs, eight tinted plates, one black-and-white plate, three plans (two folding), and a folding map. Handsomely bound. $11,000.

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“ALL THE EXCELLENCIES THAT NARRATION CAN ADMIT” (SAMUEL JOHNSON)

(TURKEY) KNOLLES, Richard. Generall Historie of the Turkes. [London], 1638.

Enlarged fifth edition of Knolles’ great history, with 32 engraved medallion portraits of the sultans and other historical figures, and a battle scene, engraved title page, and woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials throughout. An excellent copy in quite handsome period-style calf-gilt. $11,000.

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RARE COLOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM OF CONSTANTINOPLE, CIRCA 1890, CONSISTING OF 30 VINTAGE PHOTOCHROM PRINTS

PHOTOCHROM ZURICH. Constantinople. Zürich, circa 1890.

Rare photographic album of Constantinople, circa 1890, by the renowned studio of Photochrom Zürich, with 30 beautiful mounted vintage photochrom color prints offering exceptional views of majestic mosques, palaces, and plazas, as well as the people of this great city, in magnificent velvet binding with brass furniture. $9800.

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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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THE FIRST TURKISH GRAMMAR TO BE PRINTED IN ENGLISH, 1709

(TURKEY) VAUGHAN, Thomas. Grammar of the Turkish Language. London, 1709.

First edition of the first Turkish grammar to be printed in English, produced by the Levant Company merchant Thomas Vaughan for the use of his fellow trades, with two engraved plates illustrating the Turkish alphabet and a folding engraved plate of a tugra. Very rare. $9000.

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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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