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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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"ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS ON THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE HOLY LAND"

(HOLY LAND) FULLER, Thomas. Pisgah-Sight of Palestine. London, 1650.

First edition of this classic work, with engraved title page, engraved armorial plate, large detailed folding map of Palestine on two sheets, 20 double-page engraved maps—including one of Jerusalem—and seven double-page engraved plates. $12,500.

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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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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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“IMAGES OF CAMEL CARAVANS IN THE DESERT”: RARE ALBUM OF 22 VINTAGE ALBUMEN PRINTS

(SÉBAH, J. Pascal and BÉCHARD, Emile, et al.). Photograph Album. Middle East. Egypt, circa 1880.

Original photograph album of the Middle East circa 1880, with 22 splendid exhibition-size albumen prints from glass negatives, featuring the work of renowned photographers J. Pascal Sébah, Émile Béchard, Langahi and others, including Sébah's images of Alexandria's Column of Pompey, Nile yachts and desert vistas, Langahi's view of Nubian tribesmen, and Béchard's iconic image of people climbing the massive stones of the Great Pyramid. Splendidly bound. $7500.

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FIRST EDITION OF BURTON’S SCARCE FALCONRY IN THE VALLEY OF THE INDUS

BURTON, Richard F. Falconry in the Valley of the Indus. London, 1852. First edition of “one of the earliest of Burton’s books of travel” (Abbey), one of only 500 copies, with four full-page lithographic plates (including frontispiece), in original blind-stamped cloth. $7000.

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