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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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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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WITH OVER 400 PHOTOGRAPHS, PHOTOGRAVURES, AND ENGRAVINGS

FULTON, John; DE AMICIS, Edmondo; YRIARTE, Charles; LANSDALE, Maria Hornor, et al. The World's Famous Places and Peoples. New York, London, 1901. Twenty-one volumes.

"Edition de Grand Luxe" of this richly illustrated survey of some of the most renowned places and peoples of the world, such as Paris, Rome, Venice, Constantinople, Palestine, the Rhine, Spain, Morocco, and more, with beautiful hand-colored photographic or engraved frontispieces in each volume and a total of more than 400 photogravures throughout on Japan vellum. One of 500 sets produced, this set unnumbered. Beautifully bound. $8500.

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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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SIGNED BY NAPOLEON

NAPOLEON. Document signed. Paris, 1798.

Desirable 1798 manuscript document written in a secretarial hand pertaining to Napoleon's Egypt campaign and the resignation of the Commission Du Mobilier National, boldly signed as "Bonaparte" and with a few words in French by Napoleon. $7000.

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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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SIGNED BY CHAIM WEIZMANN

WEIZMANN, Chaim. Trial and Error. New York, 1949. Two volumes.

Presentation copy of the signed limited first edition, number 260 of only 500 copies printed on special paper, with Volume I signed and numbered by Weizmann on the publisher's original tipped-in leaf, a handsome copy in the original dust jackets and slipcase. Additionally presented and inscribed in the year of publication by Weizmann on the limitation leaf, "To —-, with affection and thanks for a great evening. Apr 23/49. Ch Weizmann." $6000.

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