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Les observ...
Belon, P.
Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures. Reueuz de nouveau & augmentez de figures. Le catalogue contenant le plus notables choses, est en la page fuyuante.
Paris, H. de Marnef & G. Cavellat, 1588. 4to (22.1 x 15.4 cm). [xiv], 468, 1l. 18th century full tree calf. Spine with five raised bands, compartments rich gilt with floral patterns. Red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. All edges red.
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€2,500.00
Most richly illustrated edition of this influential work on the history, geography, and natural history of the Near and Middle East
Les observ...
Belon, P.
Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures. Reueuz de nouveau & augmentez de figures. Le catalogue contenant le plus notables choses, est en la page fuyuante.
Anvers [Antwerpen, Antwerp], Christofle Plantin, 1555. Small, thick 8vo (14.3 x 9.4 x 4.5 cm). [lxxvi], 375 numbered leaves [= 749 pp.], one printed leaf with the privilege, one larger, folded map/view. Later vellum. Spine with black printed title.
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€6,500.00
The most influential work on the history, geography and natural history of the Near and Middle East
Reizen ove...
Bruin, C., De [De Bruyn or Bruijn]
Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie: verrykt met driehondert kunstplaten, vertoonende de beroemste lantschappen en steden, ook de byzondere dragten, beesten, gewassen en planten, die door gevonden worden: voor al derzelver oudheden, en wel voornamentlyk heel uitvoerig, die van het heerlijke en van oudts de geheele werrelt door befaemde hof van Persepolis, by den Persianen Tchilminar genaemt. Alles door den Autheur zelf met groote naeukeurigheit na 't leven afgetekent, en nooit voor dezen in 't ligt gebragt.
Amsterdam, R. and G. Wetstein, J. Oosterwyk and H. van de Gaete, 1714. Folio (33.3 x 21.1 cm). Allegorical frontispiece (by Picart, dated 1711), title page (in red and black), engraved portrait of de Bruyn (by G. Kneller), [vi], 472, [xii] pp., and 260 numbered engraved plates (many double, folded), two large maps, and 34 large text engravings, not numbered, including portraits, views, etc. Contemporary blind ruled and embossed vellum. Spine with six raised bands, title written in ink, in a neat contemporary hand.
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€9,500.00
One of the most richly illustrated voyages through Russia
Révolution...
Chenier, L. de
Révolutions de l'Empire Ottoman, et observations sur ses progrès, sur ses revers, & sur l'état présent de cet Empire,
Paris, l'auteur [AND] Bailly, 1789. 8vo (21.2 x 14.0 cm). xl, 388 pp. Original blind wrappers. Hand written paper label on the spine.
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€975.00
A very rare work on the rise and - temporary - fall of the Ottoman Empire
A letter f...
Ellis, J.
A letter from John Ellis, Esq; F. R. S. to the President, on the Coluber cerastes , or horned viper of Egypt.
London, The Royal Society, 1766. 4to (22.0 x 16.5 cm). Four pp., one large double-folded plate. Disbound.
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€175.00
Histoire d...
Guettard, J. E.
Histoire de l'Academie Royale des sciences, Année MDCCLI [1751], avec les mémoires de mathématique & de physique, pour la même année. Tirés des registres de cette académie.
Paris, l'Imprimerie Royale, 1755. 4to (25.1 x 18.9 cm). 738 [202, 536] pp, 23 mostly large, folded plates. Contemporary full tree-calf. Spine with five raised bands, gilt title and gilt vignettes. Marbled endpapers. Red edges.
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€1,800.00
The very FIRST mineralogical/geological map of the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East
Abbildunge...
Kotschy, C. G. T. (ed.)
Abbildungen und Beschreibungen neuer und seltener Thiere und pflanzen, in Syrien und westlichen Taurus gesammelt. I. Illustrationes et descriptiones plantarum novarum Syriae et Tauri occidentalis. II. Illustrationes et descriptiones coleopterorum. III. Abbildungen und beschreibungen der Fische Syriens. [Atlas].
Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart, 1843. Folio (37.5 x 26.7 cm). 45 engraved and lithographed plates of which one tinted and two finely hand-coloured. Contemporary board. Green morocco label with gilt title on the spine.
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€950.00
A very rare atlas of rare animals and plant from Syria
View of Je...
Mayr, H. von
View of Jeruzalem. From: Malerische Ansichten aus dem Orient, gesammelt auf der Reise Sr. Hoheit des Herrn Herzogs Maximilian in Bayern nach Nubien, Aegypten, Palaestina, Syrien und Malta im Jahre MDCCCXXXVIII [1838] und Herausgegeben von Heinrich v. Mayr.
München, Heinrich von Mayr, 1839-1840. Oblong plate (48.8 x 36.8 cm), finely lithographed and hand-coloured.
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€450.00
Very rare, magnificent hand-coloured plate by Heinrich von Mayr
Malerische...
Mayr, H. von
Malerische Ansichten aus dem Orient, gesammelt auf der Reise Sr. Hoheit des Herrn Herzogs Maximilian in Bayern nach Nubien, Aegypten, Palaestina, Syrien und Malta im Jahre MDCCCXXXVIII [1838] und Herausgegeben von Heinrich v. Mayr. / Vues pittoresques de l'orient recueilles dans le voyage de S. A. Monseigneur le Duc Maximilien de Bavière en Nubie, en Egypte, en Palestine, en Syrie et à Malta en MDCCCXXXVIII et publiées par Henri de Mayr.
München, Heinrich von Mayr, 1839-1840. Oblong elephant folio (39.4 x 51.7 cm). Ten instalments, each of six finely lithographed and hand-coloured plates with one explanatory text leaf, for a total of 60 plates, and a hand-coloured lithographed pictorial title and dedication page; in ten uniform hand-coloured pictorial wrappers.
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€18,000.00
A fine, complete hand-coloured copy of the illustrations of Maximilian of Bavaria's travels to the Holy Land and the Middle East
Fleurs et...
Meo, B.
Fleurs et photographies de Terre Sainte.
Jéruzalem, Boulos Meo, [N.D. (ca. 1900)]. Oblong folio (29.2 x 40.6 cm). Mounted photos. Bevelled, polished olive wood panels with carved vignette and wooden inlays. Later red morocco spine with gilt title.
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€1,650.00
A rare edition with unusually large photos and dried flower arrangements from the Holy Land
Vue d'un a...
[Optica Print or Perspective Print with light transmitting punch-holes (Illumination Print)]
Vue d'un ambassade Tartores a la Cours Persane à Isphahan.
France, ca. 1780. Broadsheet (37.5 x 27.0 cm), mounted in frame (53.0 x 44.5 cm).
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€250.00
Isfahan at day... and at night
Reisen in...
Rüppell, E.
Reisen in Nubien, Kordofan und dem petraeischen Arabien vorzueglich in geographisch-statisticher Hinsicht.
Frankfurt [am Main], Friedrich Wilmans, 1829. Large 8vo (23.0 x 13.1 cm). xxvi, 388 pp. eight folded engravings and five maps on four folded sheets (combined numbering is 1-12, with two maps on plate 10). In an expertly made period-style speckled half calf binding. Marbled boards. Spine with gilt chains and vignettes, and red morocco label with gilt title.
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€1,750.00
A very good, complete copy of the first edition