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A PILGRIMAGE TO EL-MEDINAH AND MECCAH, BURTON’S RAREST TITLE, WITH AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY BURTON LAID IN

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 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. In rare original cloth, in excellent condition, with autograph letter signed by Burton laid in. $21,000.

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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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“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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“THE MOST PROMINENT OF THE EARLY PHOTOGRAPHERS OF EGYPT AND THE HOLY LAND”

FRITH, Francis. Sinai and Palestine. London, circa 1862. Enlarged second edition, the first volume of a four-volume set much preferred over the three-volume 1859-60 edition for the “stronger quality” of its gold-toned prints, with vintage mounted albumen print on first title page and 36 vintage mounted albumen photographs of Jerusalem, Damascus, the Dead Sea, Hebron, Gaza, Mount Lebanon and the Sinai, “some of the most exquisitely detailed images of his day,” most signed and numbered by Frith in the negative. $12,500.

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THE TOMBS AT THEBES

(EGYPT) DAVIES, Norman de Garis. Robb de Peyster Tytus Memorial Series. New York, 1917-27. Five volumes.

Limited first edition of this catalogue of the tombs at Thebes published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1917-27, one of 500 atlas folio sets beautifully printed on handmade Van Gelder paper, with five frontispieces (four in color), 178 plates (21 in color), and numerous figures. A magnificent uncut set. $12,000.

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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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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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