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MADDEN, Richard Robert. Travels in Turkey, Egypt, Nubia, and Palestine, in 1824, 1825, 1826, and 1827. London, Henry Colburn, 1829.2 volumes. Modern boards, with printed title-label to spines, uncut. With aquatint frontispiece depicting the author in the Syrian costume. XVI,401; VIII,398 pp. First edition. - This work is in the form of letters, which were compiled from notes. The author compares his letters to those of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and discusses the difficulty of combining accurate observations with literary elegance:'the refinement of her enthusiasm prevailed over the correctness of her descriptions'. Madden had trained as a surgeon, though he never practised in England, but because of this he was able to enter areas closed to most Europeans, mainly the harem and some slave bazaars, He travelled in the Levant from 1824-27. His work also contains much information on Egypt and Egyptology (Blackmer p.223). Throughout his life Madden (1798 - 1866) fought for suppressed people. - Fine.Blackmer Collection 1056; Atabey Collection 748; Weber 178; Ibrahim-Hilmy II,3; Tobler p.150. [Boeknr.: 28845 ]

€ 1650,00

PUCKLER-MUSKAU, Hermann Ludwig Heinrich. Mehemed Ali en deszelfs gebied. Door den schrijver der brieven eens afgestorvenen (prins Puckler Muskau). Nubië en Sudan. Amersfoort, W.J. van Bommel, Van Vloten, 1847. Contemporary half cloth. VI,305 pp. In 1846 a Dutch edition was published of the first part of this book on the dominion of Mohammed Alia dealing with Egypt: Aus Mehmed Ali's Reich. Stuttgart 1844. 'Pückler Muskau is one of the most interesting travellers of his period; he journeyed extensively in Europe and Africa. He was a keen observer and a witty and sensitive writer, ready to note all sorts of facts and impressions of men and manners, although his great interest was landscape and landscape gardening' (Blackmer 1362). 'A boastful, exuberant, miles gloriosus-like tale by this 'Prince'. A great friend and defender of Mohammed Ali' (Kalfatovic, Nile notes, 0343).Gay 2198 (French ed.); Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p.145; Kainbacher p.326; not in Tiele or Cat. NHSM. [Boeknr.: 31756 ]

€ 275,00

(TULLY, Miss). Narrative of a ten years' residence at Tripoli in Africa: from the original correspondence in the possession of the family of the late Richard Tully, Esq. the British Consul. Comprising authentic memoirs and anecdotes of the reigning Bashaw, his family, and other persons of distinction; also, an account of the domestic manners of the Moors, Arabs, and Turks. London, printed for Henry Colburn, 1816.4to. Contemporary half calf, with green morocco title-label to spine. With engraved folding map and 5 fine hand-coloured aquatints. XIII,(2),370 pp. First edition; with armorial bookplate of C. Robert Bignold. - These letters were written by the sister or sister-in-law of Richard Tully, British consul at Tripoli from 1783 to 1793. The work is particularly valuable for its details of family life in the seraglio. The female members of Tully's family were on intimate terms with the Bashaw's family and were admitted into all the life of the seraglio. This is one of the most important records of Tripolitan life during the 18th century. - 'It is a delicious mixture of sensational subject-matter and deadpan delivery' (Robinson, Wayward Women, p.248). This is one of the most important records of Tripolitan life during the 18th century. The very attractive plates depict genre scenes and costumes. - A fine copy.Abbey, Travel, 299; Tooley, Coloured plates, 493; Blackmer Collection 1682; Atabey Collection 1241. [Boeknr.: 1753 ]

€ 1450,00


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