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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

CARNE, John. Syria, The Holy Land, Asia Minor &c. illustrated. Volume III. London, Fisher, Son & Co., (1838).4to. Original blindstamped green cloth, with central gilt ornament on boards, spine richly gilt, a.e.g. With steelengraved title-page, 2 maps and 45 steelengraved views by William H. Bartlett and Thomas Allom. 100,(8) pp. With the armorial bookplate of Henry John William Collingwood. - The drawings of the fine plates were made by William Henry Bartlett and Thomas Allom, who travelled extensively in the Levant. - A fine copy.Blackmer Collection 281; Atabey Collection 199. [Boeknr.: 34559 ]

€ 95,00

DELITZSCH, Friedrich. Assyrische Lesestücke mit den Elementen der Grammatik und vollständigem Glossar. Einführung in die assyrische und semitisch-babylonische Keilschriftliteratur für akademischen Gebrauch und Selbstunterricht. 5. neu bearbeitete Auflage. Leipzig, J.C. Hinrichs, 1912. 8vo. Original printed boards. XII,183 pp. - (Assyriologische Bibliothek). [Boeknr.: 24705 ]

€ 45,00

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

LAMARTINE (DE PRAT), (Marie Louis) Alphonse de. Souvenirs, impressions, pensées et paysages, pendant un voyage en Orient (1832-1833), ou notes d'un voyageur. Bruxelles, Louis Haiman et Comp., 1835.4 volumes. Sm.8vo. Original marbled boards, with paper title-labels to spines. First edition published in the same year. - Lamartine (1790-1869), with his wife and daughter, travelled in his private yacht in style of an Ottoman prince, presenting costly gifts to his hosts. He was known in the East as l'Emir Français. Lamartine left his family at Beirut and went on to the Holy Land alone, he returned to France overland via Constantinople and the Danube valley. He spent 16 months in the Levant.Cf.Blackmer Collection 942 and Atabey Collection 659; Tobler p.153; Rohricht 1776; Europa und der Orient p.336. [Boeknr.: 16354 ]

€ 225,00

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

PORTER, J(osias) L(eslie). The giant cities of Bashan; and Syria's holy places. London, T. Nelson and Sons, 1867.Original pictorial green cloth gilt (stained). With lithographed frontispiece and 6 lithographed plates. V,371 pp. First published in 1865. - Porter spent 10 years in Syria and travelled extensively. Very popular description of the massive buildings to be found in Bashan and an account of his theory explaining their construction. Porter believed that the aboriginal inhabitants of the country, before its occupation by the Jewish tribes, had constructed these buildings. Blackmer Collection 1334; Rohricht p.468; Tobler p.189; Not in the Atabey Collection. [Boeknr.: 31715 ]

€ 95,00

PORTER, J(osias) L(eslie). The giant cities of Bashan; and Syria's holy places. London, T. Nelson and Sons, 1877.Contemporary calf, gilt fillets, with coat of arms (High Harrogate College), spine richly gilt. With lithographed frontispiece and 6 lithographed plates. V,371 pp. First published in 1865. - Porter spent 10 years in Syria and travelled extensively throughout Syria and Palestine. Very popular description of the massive buildings to be found in Bashan and an account of his theory explaining their construction. Porter believed that the aboriginal inhabitants of the country, before its occupation by the Jewish tribes, had constructed these buildings. - An attractive copy.Blackmer Collection 1334; Rohricht p.468; Tobler p.189; Not in the Atabey Collection. [Boeknr.: 2125 ]

€ 165,00

RAWLINSON, George. The sixth great Oriental monarchy; or the geography, history, & antiquities of Parthia, collected and illustrated from ancient and modern sources. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1873.Contemporary half calf, spine gilt (hinges sl. dam.). With coloured lithographed frontispiece, 2 folding maps and several illustrations. XIII,458 pp. First edition. - Description of Parthia, the northeastern part of present-day Iran. Rawlinson (1812-1902) summarised for his generation in scholarly form the results of research and excavation in the East, in a series of works of considerable constructive ability which have hardly yet been superseded in English (D.N.B.). - (Some foxing).Wilson p.184. [Boeknr.: 15166 ]

€ 175,00


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