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ALBERS, Derk. Uit het land der pyramiden. Den Haag, H.P. Leopold, 1930. Original decorated cloth. With 100 photographic illustrations. XI,194 pp. - The country of the pyramids. [Boeknr.: 27359 ]

€ 30,00

BAKER, Samuel White. Ismailïa: a narrative of the expedition to Central Africa for the suppression of the slave trade. Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1875.Original brown pictorial cloth gilt (extremities of spine dam.). With engraved portrait, 2 coloured maps (1 folding) and many woodengraved plates. 542 pp. First American edition. - 'This work by the celebrated traveller and sportsman describes his extremely difficult and eventful journey to, and administration in, the Sudan. He was the first Englishman to take high office under the Egyptian government. Although well-equipped and accompanied by a substantial number of troops, he had to contend with the hostility of the slave-traders (who fought several pitched battles against him) as well as that of the terrain' (Blackmer Sale).Hess & Coger 179; Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p.49; Czech p.11; Gay 2578; Scheybeler, Paolo Bianchi Collection, 25; Howgego IV, B10. [Boeknr.: 32256 ]

€ 275,00

BERNATZIK, Hugo Adolf. Gari-Gari. Leben und Abenteuer bei den Negern zwischen Nil und Kongo. Berlin, Deutsche Buch-Gemeinschaf, (1930). Original pictorial boards, spine half cloth. With folding map and 116 photographic illustrations. 204,(2) pp. First edition. - Classic travel-account by the Austrian ethnographer Hugo Adolf Bernatzik (1897-1953) dealing with his trip along the Nile in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. - A fine copy.Kainbacher p.41. [Boeknr.: 24868 ]

€ 45,00

BROWNE, William George. Travels in Africa, Egypt and Syria, from the year 1792 to 1798. 2nd edition, enlarged. London, T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1806.4to. Later half calf, spine ribbed with black morocco title-label. With engraved frontispiece, engraved plan and 3 folding engraved maps (skilfully repaired). XXXV,632 pp. Second and best edition; first published in London in 1799. - 'This important work contains the earliest information in English about Darfur (Sudan). Browne, inspired by Bruce's travels, went to Egypt in 1792 hoping to explore the oases in the eastern Sahara and to journey to the source of the White Nile. He reached El Fashur in Darfur and was the first Englishman to explore the temple of Jupiter Ammon at the Oasis of Siwa. Browne was the first European to describe Darfur, which he reached with a Sudanese caravan in 1793. He was imprisoned there by the Sultan of Darfur. In 1796 he reached Egypt again by caravan and eventually returned to England via Syria and Constantinople' (Blackmer 219). Browne gives detailed descriptions of the cities he visits, as well as the history of Cairo and Egypt under the Arabs. He was murdered by Kurdish bandits in 1813 at the age of forty-five. 'His description of Egypt is considered one of the best of the period' (Howgego p.153). - (Age-browned).Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p.91; Gay 43; Scheybeler, Paolo Bianchi Collection, 67. [Boeknr.: 1108 ]

€ 850,00

CHAMPOLLION-FIGEAC, Jacques-Jospeh. Égypte ancienne. Paris, Firmin Didot, 1858.Rebacked (part of original spine laid down), with gilt coat of arms on both sides of the city of Utrecht. With folding map and 92 steelengravings of Egypt. 500 pp. First published in Paris in 1839; part of the series L'Univers. Blackmer Collection 315; Andres 1016; Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p.130. [Boeknr.: 33123 ]

€ 125,00

CHAUTARD, E. Au pays des pyramides. 2e édition, revue et considérablement augmentée. Lyon, Paris, Emmanuel Vitte, 1913. Cloth, with red title-label on spine. With maps and photographic plates. 331 pp. - (Some library stamps). [Boeknr.: 10878 ]

€ 40,00

CLARK, Edward. Daleth or the homestead of the nations. Egypt illustrated. Boston, Ticknor and Fields, 1864.Original pictorial cloth gilt (original spine laid down), top edge gilt. With lithographed title, 15 lithographed plates (4 tinted and 8 chromo-lithographs), and numerous wood-engravings. X,(2),289 pp. First edition. - Daleth, the Hebrew letter signifying 'door', is for Clark (1838-1910) also the symbol of Egypt. Concentrating on the historical aspects of Egypt to show how it is important from a biblical/historical perspective, he tells a good story, though it is a bit light on the personal narrative site (Kalfatoviv 0561). Many of the illustrations are taken from photographs, some from trophies common to all pilgrims, and others repeat the outline which Sir J. Gardner Wilkinson copied from the tombs. [Boeknr.: 11124 ]

€ 85,00

EGYPT. Egijptenaars. (Amsterdam, Johannes Allart, 1802-07).Handcoloured aquatint plate by L. Portman after J. Kuyper, depicting ethnic types of Egypt. Ca. 13,5 x 9 cm. In: M. Stuart, De mensch zoo als hij voorkomt op den bekenden aardbol. - The first Dutch treatise on geographical anthropology. - Fine.Landwehr, Coloured Plates, 448; Tiele 1065. [Boeknr.: 32977 ]

€ 45,00

EGYPT. KINGS AND QUEENS OF ANCIENT EGYPT. History by eminent Egyptologists. Foreword by J.H. Breasted. London, Hodder and Stoughton, (1924).4to. Original decorated brown cloth gilt, with dust-jacket. With 18 portraits (several coloured). 163 pp. - A very fine copy. [Boeknr.: 33116 ]

€ 125,00

FAMARS TESTAS, Willem de. Reisschetsen uit Egypte 1858-1860 naar ongepubliceerde handschriften bewerkt en geannoteerd door Maarten J. Raven.. Maarssen, 's Gravenhage, Gary Schwartz & SDU, 1988. Pictorial wrappers. With 94 illustrations (some in colours) after De Famars Testas. 232 pp. The Dutch artist Willem de Famars Testas (1834-1896) travelled together with the French Egyptologist Emile Prisse d'Avennes (1807-1879) in Egypt. [Boeknr.: 33362 ]

€ 25,00

GÉRAMB, Marie Joseph de. Pélerinage a Jérusalem et au Mont-Sinaï en 1831, 1832 et 1833. 3e édition. Paris, Adrien le Clere et Cie, 1839.3 volumes. Contemporary half red morocco, spines lettered in gilt.With 8 steelengravings. XXII,445; 453; 388 pp. First published in Paris in 1836. - A very good account by a member of a Trappist monastery near Mulhausen in Alsace. In his letters Géramb describes the Holy Land, Alexandria, Cairo, the Sinai, and the Nile to Aswan. While in Upper Egypt, he traveled with Count d' Estourmel. - (Some foxing). - A fine set. Tobler p.152; Rohrich p.364-365; Gay 3659; Kalfatovic 0314; Blackmer Collection 673; Hage Chahine 1856. [Boeknr.: 33388 ]

€ 225,00

GÉRAMB, Marie Joseph de. Reys naer Jerusalem en den Berg Sinai in 1831, 1832 en 1833. Uyt het Fransch vertaeld door P. Visschers. Mechelen, P.J. Hanicq, 1838. 2 volumes. Sm.8vo. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt. 343,(1); VI,324 pp. First published in Paris in 1836: Pélerinage à Jérusalem, et au Mount Sinai, en 1831, 1832 et 1833. - A very good account by a member of a Trappist monastery near Mulhausen in Alsace. In his letters Géramb describes the Holy Land, Alexandria, Cairo, the Sinai, and the Nile to Aswan. While in Upper Egypt, he traveled with Count d' Estourmel. - (Age-browned; some library stamps). - A very popular work, Tobler p.152; Gay 3659; Kalfatovic 0314; Blackmer Collection 673; not in Tiele or Cat. NHSM. [Boeknr.: 33355 ]

€ 125,00

IRWIN, Eyles. A series of adventures in the course of a voyage up the Red-Sea, on the coasts of Arabia and Egypt, and of a route through the desarts of Thebais, hitherto unknown to the European travellers in the year 1777. In letters to a lady. London, J. Dodsley, 1780.4to. Later half black calf, spine lettered in gilt. With engraved folding plan, 2 engraved plates (each with 2 views) printed in sepia, and 3 folding engraved maps. XVI,400 pp. First edition. - Irwin was born in Calcutta and served with the East India Company. He left India in 1777 for England, when his ship was captured by pirates. From Cossier he was forced to cross the desert to Suez and then on to Luxor, Cairo and Alexandria. It took him eleven months to reach England. In the autumn of 1780 he returned to India. Includes two poems by Irwin 'Ode to the dessert' and 'Ode to the Nile'. - (Age-browned).Blackmer Collection 865; Atabey Collection 609; Ibrahim-Hilmy p.325. [Boeknr.: 26426 ]

€ 795,00

JOLIFFE, T(homas) R(obert). Reis in Palestina, Syrië en Egypte, gedaan in het jaar 1817. Met vele bijvoegselen en ophelderingen uit de nieuwste uitlandsche reisbeschrijvingen verrijkt, en ingerigt tot een nuttig gebruik voor bijbellezers. Met eene voorrede van E.F.K. Rosenmuller. Uit het Hoogduitsch vertaald. Amsterdam, G. Portielje, 1822.2 volumes. Contemporary half calf. With folding engraved map and 3 engraved plates (1 folding) after J. van Meurs by D. Veelwaard. XXIV,248; XII,307 pp. First Dutch edition; first published in London in 1819: Letters from Palestine, descriptive of a tour through Galilee and Judea, Syria, and Egypt; with some account of the Dead Sea and the present state of Jerusalem, written in the year 1817. - The letters are written to various personages, containing historical as well as descriptive details. - (Some marginal foxing and offsetting of the plates).Rohricht p.349; Tobler p.143-144; Ibrahim-Hilmy p.332; Blackmer Collection 878; not in Tiele or Cat. NHSM. [Boeknr.: 33392 ]

€ 295,00

KRAYENBELT, J(an). Het Heilige Land. Reis door Egypte, Palestina en Syrië. Rotterdam, Wenk & Birkhoff, 1892.8vo. Contemporary half morocco, spine gilt, a.e.g. With plan of Jerusalem and 12 photolithographed plates by Emrik & Binger. 343, XXII pp. First edition. - Adaptation of Carl von Orelli's Durch's heilige Land. Tagebuchblätter. Basel 1878 (Rohricht 594). - Travel account of Egypt, Holy Land, Syria and Turkey. - Fine. [Boeknr.: 33364 ]

€ 125,00

LENORMANT, François. Histoire ancienne de l'Orient jusqu'aux guerres médiques. 9me édition. Revue, corrigée, considérablement augmentée. Tome I-II. Paris, A. Lévy, 1881-82.2 volumes. 8vo. Contemporary green morocco, inside dentelles, g.e. With maps and many illustrations. XXVI,473; 462 pp. First published in 1865. - Volume I: Les origines - les races et les langues; Volume II: Les Egyptiens.A nice copy. - Ibrahim-Hilmy p.370. [Boeknr.: 1159 ]

€ 95,00

LEO AFRICANUS, Joannes. A geographical historie of Africa. Translated and collected by John Pory. London 1600. Facsimile edition. Amsterdam, New York, Da Capo Press, 1969. Large 8vo. Cloth. With folding map. (8),60,420 pp. Leo Africanus or more properly al-Hassam bid Mahammad al-Wazzan al Zaygati was an early 16th century traveller who recorded in great detail the North African kingdoms. [Boeknr.: 35045 ]

€ 65,00

MICHAUD, (Joseph) & (Jean J.F.) POUJOULAT. Correspondance d'Orient (1830-1831). Bruxelles, N.J. Gregoir, V. Wouters et Cie, 1841.8 volumes in 4. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt. With folding map. First published in Paris in 1833-1835. - 'Michaud, the historian of the Crusades, and his secretary Poujoulat travelled together through Greece, Constantinople and the Archipelago to Jerusalem, where they separated. Poujoulat explored Syria and Michaud went on to Egypt, but they wrote regularly to each other, and these letters constitute in great part the voluminous Correspondance d'Orient. The first three volumes, dealing with Greece and Turkey, contain mostly Michaud's letters. Both Michaud and Poujoulat were interested in the contemporary state of the countries they visited than archaeology and antiquities' (Blackmer 1122). - A very fine set.Atabey Collection 807; Weber 211; Tobler p.151, Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p.33. [Boeknr.: 32445 ]

€ 475,00

NEDERLAND EN DE ORIËNT. (N.a.v. de tentoonstelling Fata morgana. De verbeelding van het Oosten: Nederlandse oriëntalisten 1830-1930). Amsterdam, 2004. 4to. Wrappers. With coloured illustrations. 53 pp. Kunstschrift - On Willem de Famars Testas, Tico Martinus Lycklama a Nijeholt, Jacobus van Looy, Marius Bauer & Daniël van der Meulen. [Boeknr.: 28440 ]

€ 18,00

SANDYS, (George). Voyagien, behelsende een historie van de oorspronckelijcke ende tegenwoordige standt des Turcksen rijcks: hare wetten/ regeeringe/ politie/ krijghs-macht/ hooven van justitie/ ende koophandel. Als mede, van Egypten .. Neffens een beschrijvinge van het H. Landt .. Eyndelyck, Italien beschreven met hare nabuerighe eylanden; als Cyprus/ Creta/ Malta/ Sicilia/ de Aolische eylanden; van Roomen/ Venetien/ Napels/ Syracusa/ Mesena/ Aetna/ Scylla/ ende Charybdis/ etc. Uyt 't Engels vertaelt door J. G(lazemaker). Amsterdam, Jacob Beniamin,1653.4to. Later marbled boards. With engraved title, 3 engraved plates and 26 full or half-page engravings in the text. 292 pp. First Dutch edition, first published in London in 1615: A relation of a journey begun an.Dom. 1610. Foure bookes, containing a description of the Turkish Empire, of Egypt, of the Holy Land, of the remote parts of Italy, and islands adjoyning - George Sandys (1578-1644) was the son of the Archbishop of York and a literary figure of some standing. In 1609 he set sail for the East and he spent the next year travelling in Turkey, Egypt and Palestine and later studied antiquities in Rome. His observations first appeared in English in 1615 and his text was soon regarded as a special authority on the Levant. He has been called the first 'classical tourist' of England. Sandys also was interested in colonial promotion, and was one of the undertakers named in the third charter of the Virginia Company in 1611, and later treasurer and a member of the Council. This book also became popular in the Netherlands and was several times republished. - A fine clean copy.Tiele 959; Cat. NHSM I, p.255; Blackmer Collection 1484 (English edition); Atabey Collection 1087 (English edition); Weber 245; Röhricht p.232; Ibrahim-Hilmy p.210; O'Neill, The Ömer Koç Collection, 37 (English ed.). [Boeknr.: 33658 ]

€ 1950,00

SCHUVER, Juan Maria. Travels in North East Africa 1880-1883. Edited by Wendy James, Gerd Baumann and Douglas H. Johnson. London, 1996. Cloth, with dust-jacket. With maps and illustrations. CVII,392 pp. Hakluyt Society, 2nd series, 184. - Juan Maria Schuver, son of a wealthy Amsterdam businessmann, remained for two years in the hills of the upper Blue Nile and the eastern watershed of the White Nile basin. His lively account of the region and his encounters with local people is presented from the rediscovered original manuscripts. [Boeknr.: 16613 ]

€ 30,00

SHARPE, Samuel. The early history of Egypt, from the old testament, Herodotus, Manetho, and the hieroglyphical inscriptions. London, Edward Moxon, 1836.Old half cloth. With 6 plates. VIII,172 pp. First edition. - Samuel Sharpe (1799-1881) was an Egyptologist and translator of the Bible (DNB).Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p.232. [Boeknr.: 15129 ]

€ 95,00

SOMER, Jan. Zee en landt reyse, gedaen naer de Levante, als Italien, Candien, Cypres, Egypten, Rhodes, Archipelago, Turckyen: en wederom door Duytslant. Waer in veele aenmerckens waerdige saken verhaelt worden. Desen tweden druck vermeerdert met de maniere van leven, gods-dienst, ceremonien, wetten, en krijghs-handel der Turcken, en hoe wreet sy met de slaven handelen. Beschreven door een Christen slaaf, die 13 jaar aldaer ghevangen heeft geweest. Amsterdam, Joost Hartgers, 1649.4to. Modern boards. With woodcut vignette on title-page and 6 half-page engravings. 47 lvs. First edition published the same year. - Jan Somer (ca. 1560-1640) a Dutchman from the province of Zeeland claims that he started his voyage in 1590 and returned in the autumn of 1592. There are several inconsistencies in the text, however, which make a large part of his itinery doubtful. It is conceivable that Jan Somer never travelled at all, but is one of the many plagiarists of his time. Somer was widely read, however, and had the reputation of being a famous traveller who wrote excellent accounts of his extensive journeys (Koster, To Hellen's noble land, 13). Including accounts of Alexandria, Cairo, the Red Sea area and Turkey. The treatise on the Turcks is a translation of B. Georgiewitz's De Turcarum moribus epitome, 1544. - A fine copy.Tiele 1014; Cat. NHSM I, p.255-256. [Boeknr.: 15953 ]

€ 1750,00

WATERFIELD, Gordon. Lucie Duff Gordon (1821-1869) in England, South Africa and Egypt. London, John Murray, (1937). Original cloth. With portrait. XI,358 pp. Her Letters from Egypt, London 1865, have been celebrated ever since they were first published. [Boeknr.: 31739 ]

€ 35,00

WILLINK, Robert Joost. The fateful journey. The expedition of Alexine Tinne and Theodor von Heuglin in Sudan (1863-1864). Amsterdam, University Press, 2011. 8vo. Wrappers. With many illustrations (several in colours). 456 pp. - 'This compelling, richly illustrated study recounts the last African journeys of the intrepid Dutch traveller Alexine Tinne (1835-1869)'. [Boeknr.: 33056 ]

€ 55,00

WILLINK, Robert Joost. Reis naar het noodlot. Het Afrikaanse avontuur van Alexine Tinne (1835-1869). Amsterdam, University Press, 2012. Wrappers. With many illustrations (several in colours). 264 pp. History of the African journeys of the intrepid Dutch traveller Alexine Tinne (1835-1869). [Boeknr.: 33055 ]

€ 30,00

WIRTH, Albrecht. Vorderasien und Ägypten in historischer und politischer, kultureller und wirtschaftlicher Hinsicht geschildert. Stuttgart, Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1916. Original decorated cloth (spine discoloured). With folding map and 82 photographic illustrations. VI,396 pp. [Boeknr.: 24749 ]

€ 35,00


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