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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 MOST RENOWNED OF 19TH-CENTURY PHOTOBOOKS”

(EGYPT) (HOLY LAND) FRITH, Francis. Egypt and Palestine Photographed and Described. London, 1858-59. Two volumes.

First edition of Frith’s masterful two-volume work, containing 76 vintage mounted albumen prints from wet-collodion negatives of Egyptian and Palestinian antiquities, preserving their integrity from “the corroding tooth of Time, and the ceaseless drifting of the remorseless sand.” Prints fine, most signed and numbered by Frith in the negative, in handsome original morocco-gilt bindings. $22,000.

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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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ONE OF THE GREATEST LITHOGRAPHIC WORKS EVER PRINTED

ROBERTS, David. The Holy Land. London, 1855-56. Six volumes in three. First quarto edition of this monumental early visual record of the Middle East by the first Westerner permitted to enter sacred sites, with 250 magnificent tinted lithographs. $18,000.

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

BURTON, Richard Francis. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah. 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. $16,000.

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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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“ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKS ON THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE 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 maps—including one of Jerusalem—and seven double-page plates. $11,500.

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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 ARABIC GRAMMAR IN HEBREW, 1857

(ARABIC GRAMMAR) GOLDENTHAL, Jacob. Grammaire Arabe [Arabic Grammar]. Vienna, 1857.

First edition of the first Arabic grammar in Hebrew, with lovely ornamental cartouche in red, blue and gold, beautifully bound. $9000.

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