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AL-QAMUS
Arabic-Arabic Dictionary, By Al-Firuzabadi
. no date, (16th - 17th century) Philological dictionary in manuscript, in which the author lists a comparatively small number of root words, then proceeds their pronunciation and the meanings and Qur'anic references associated with them. This is the work of a scholar for scholars, and was not intended for general reference use. At least three different people have had a hand in inscribing the work, on various qualities of paper. The first fifty pages are of the best quality, displaying the finest calligraphy in the manuscript. The manuscript was possibly made in Egypt, and is almost certainly a copy of an earlier manuscript. The scribe's identity is unknown. Usually one can find the scribe's name on the verso of the title page, or at the end of the manuscript, whereas here the title page is mounted, which possibly conceals the name. The manuscript also finishes with a prayer for the scribe, the owner, and anyone who reads the book - not with the scribe's name. Small folio, full red embossed calf in frayed leather slip-case.
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Book number: 093010
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Catalogue: Dictionaries
Keywords: Wim Meeuws Islam Muslim Dictionaries Rare Middle East Manuscript Antiquarian Manuscripts

 
BROWNE , JOSEPH ET AL (CONTRIB.)
Gratulatio Solennis Universitatis Oxoniensis Ob Celsissimum Georgium Fred. Aug. Walliæ Principem Georgio Iii. Et Charlottæ Reginæ Auspicatissime Natum
. The many contributors include Joseph Browne, Henri Duke of Beaufort, Edward Bentick, brother of of Prime Minister William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland. Thomas Fitzmaurice, Ambrose Saint John, Thomas Hunt, Professor of Hebrew and Arabic, Professor R. Browne (Syriac), John Swinton (Syriac), Lewis Bagot (son of Ssir Walter Bagot), John Moore (Hebrew) , William Weller Pepys. Oxonii , E typographeo Clarendoniano MDCCLXII [ Oxford Clarendon press 1762 ] [173pp. ] Includes verses in in Latin, English, Greek, Welsh, Arabic, Hebrew, and Syriac. Folio-sized volume. In contemp. red calf leather binding. front and rear cover with detailed tooling, binding, especially the spine worn, outer hinges split, binding strenghtened with later new end papers. a.e.g. Text very good. Fine etching on title page. This volume comes from the library of the Royal House of Hanover library, a circular stamp with the motto "suscipere et finire" at the top and the text "ex bibliotheca fideicomm. Ernestii Aug." at the bottom, with his coat of arms in the center is found on the reverse of the title page. Inserted is a 32-line autograph letter in ink dated 3 Jan. '68 signed G.R.Driver = Sir Godfrey Rolles Driver, CBE, FBA ( 1892 - 1975), the English Orientalist noted for his studies of Semitic languages and Assyriology. Written from his home address Park town, Oxford on a crossed out Oriental Institute letter heading.
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Book number: F2195
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Keywords: Rtare British History George Iii England

 
CARRA DE VAUX, BARON:
Les Penseurs de L'islam. 5 Volumes.
. Paris, Librairie Paul Geuthner, 1921, in-8vo, environ 2000 p some foxing and yellowing of text, small name stamp on half titles, tops/bottoms of spines of 3 volumes worn,front cover of volume 1 detached. Vol. 1: Les souverains. L'histoire et la philosophie politique (VII, 383 pp.). II: Les géographes. Les sciences mathématiques et naturelles (400 pp.). III: L'exégèse. La tradition et la jurisprudence (423 pp.). IV: La scolastique. La théologie et la mystioque. La musique (VIII, 384 pp.). V: Les sectes. Le libéralisme moderne (431 pp.).
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Book number: F2167-B
GBP 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.5 US$ 43.94 | JP¥ 4862]
Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Sjors Islam Muslim Arabic Middle East

 
GÄTJE, HELMUT (ED.)
Die Epitome Der Parva Naturalia Des Averroes. 1. Text,
. Wiesbaden, Otto Harrassowitz, 1961 , XVIII, 111pp. printed wrappers (sunned) annot. In pencil on f.e.p and in margins of 3 pages, pp. V-XVIII is the introduction in German followed by the Arabic text.
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Book number: F2671
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Keywords: Sjors Classical Antiquity Arabic

 
IBN YUSUF AL-HARAWI, MUHAMMAD
The Buhr-Ool Juwahir [Bahr Al-Gewähir] a Medical Dictionary By Mohammad Bin Yoosoof, the Physician of Herat.
. Edited by Hukeem Abd-ool Mujeed, under the patronage of The Committee of Public Instruction, Calcutta. Muhammad ibn Yusuf al-Harawi was a Persian late 15th century physician from Herat, now part of Afghanistan. In 1518 he composed, in Arabic, an alphabetical medical dictionary and encyclopedia. It covered anatomical and pathological terms and concepts, medicinal substances, and prominent physicians, with all the entries arranged alphabetically. The Bahr al-jawahir is a treatise written in 1518. It has no subdivisions, but rather presents all the medical terminology together in alphabetical order, with the explanations of the numerous anatomical, pathological and medicinal terms mostly in Arabic but sometimes in Persian. Reprint 1830/2005, 294 pp. Fine Hardback copy, as new. [ st ].
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Book number: F0360
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Keywords: Weblists History of Medicine Arabia Middle East Ddictionaries

 
LAWRENCE, T. E. ,
Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph. The Complete 1922 Text. 3 Volumes
. Edited by Jeremy Wilson. Castle Hill Press, 1997, 4to sized volumes, Three volume set, of which this set is number 210 of the cloth edition in 650 copies (of an edition of 752), in cloth-covered slip-case as issued. 1997, xxii,434pp.; [x],435-880pp.; Vol. III: [vi]+128 (Plates), 4to. original quarter pale grey cloth, green leather labels, grey boards, (vol.iii: matching limp cream cloth, backstrip gilt lettered), dustjackets, A very fine set. Edited by Jeremy Wilson and based on the Bodleian Library manuscript and Lawrence"s corrected and amended copy of the 1922 - Oxford Times - proof. This edition contains 83,000 words, and this Oxford Text is one third longer than previously-published editions, (334,500 words ) which were all based on Lawrence"s 1926 one volume subscribers" abridgement. This is thus the first edition of the 1922 text, volume 1 contains the introduction and books I - V, volume 2 contains books VI - X and editorial notes and volume 3 contains a 112-page photographic album with photographs, partly in colour, from the collection formed by Lawrence and presented to the Imperial War Museum.
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Book number: 092503
GBP 975.00 [Appr.: EURO 1127 US$ 1224.14 | JP¥ 135446]
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Keywords: Bibliophile Weblists2 Limited Editions Middle East Arabia Arabic Bibliophile

 
LOWENAU, WALTHER VON [EDITOR],
Briefe Ueber Den Fortgang
0. der asiatischen Studien in Paris, von einem der orientalischen Sprachen beflissenen jungen Deutschen. Ulm, n.d. [c.1828]; 40pp.; original blue sugar-paper wrappers. A detailed factual account of publications, scholarship, and scholars of the orient in Paris [to be followed, according to the editor, by a second series of letters from London]. Attention is paid to the tendency to follow the researches of a previousgeneration of scholars into customs, history and religions of the orient by concentrating purely on publishing classical Arabic and Persian poetry, and also on the planned expedition of Schulz to Persia. A rare and very ephemeral pamphlet, inscribed on the wrapper by the author or the editor to "Herrn Baron von Falunborg [?]".
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Book number: IS00392
GBP 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 21 US$ 22.6 | JP¥ 2501]
Catalogue: Ian
Keywords: Ianall Ianweb Ian Orient Orientalism Near East India Paris Oriental Studies

 
MORITZ,, BERNHARD,
Arabic Palaeography.
. A collection of Arabic texts from the first century of the Hidjra till the year 1000. Reprint of the Cairo 1906 edition. 1986, Folio, 188 plates and IX pages. fine hardback -a magnificently produced collection. folio-sized volume postage for a 5 KG parcel.
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Book number: 092644-3
GBP 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 110 US$ 119.28 | JP¥ 13197]
Catalogue: Middle East

 
REINAUD, J.T.,
Relations Des Voyages Faits Par Les Arabes
0. 1988. et les Persans dans l'Inde et à la Chine dans le IXe siècle de l'ère chrétienne. Texte arabe imprimé en 1811 par les soins de feu Langlès publié avec des corrections et additions et accompagné d'une traduction française et d'éclaircissements par M. Reinaud. Réimpression de l'édition de Paris 1845. Two volumes bound in one, Osnabrück, 1988; [iv], clxxx, 154, 106pp. followed by text in Arabic; publisher's cloth, spine lettered and ruled in black; small ownership label on front paste-down and some pencil marginalia or annotations. Even the reprint of this remarkable record or account of India and China made by Islamic travellers in the 9th century in Christian computation is apparently very scarce. The editor's introduction, translation, and notes are followed by the Arabic text. The light pencil annotations are mostly marginal translations of individual words into English, in a very small, neat hand.
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Book number: IS002199
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Keywords: Ianall Ianweb Rare India China Iran Arabia Middle East Medieval Middle Ages Early Arab Travellers Arabic Early Persian Travellers Travel Middle East Far East French

 
MOUSTAPHA ANOUAR TAHER
Nusus 'arabiyya Tarikhiyya 'an Al-Zalazil Wa L-Barakin Fi L-'alam Al-'arabi Wa L-Islami Min Bidayit Al-Tarikh Al-Islami Ila L-Qarn Al-Thani 'ashar Al-Higri
. Textes arabes historiques concernant les séismes et volcans dans le monde arabe et islamique des débuts de l’ère islamique jusqu’au XIIe siecle de l’Hegire (du VIe au XVIIIe siecle de notre ere). (IF 1012) ( Textes arabes et études islamiques volume 46 ) 2011, 230pp. coloured wrappers, fine copy.
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Book number: F2867
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Catalogue: Islam
Keywords: Arabic Islam Seismography Vulcanos Vulkanen

 
ABÛ HILÂL AL-‘ASKARÎ.(TRAD. ET ÉD. PAR MATHIEU TILLIER)
Le Livre Des Califes Qui S’En Remirent Au Jugement D’Un Cadi .
. ( Cahiers des Annales islamologiques, 30 ) 2011, 103pp. glossy printed wrappers,
¶ This short adab treatise by Abu- Hila-l al-?Askari- (d. c. 400/1010) marks an important turning point in the relationship between political power and the judiciary in Islam. Written in the Bu-yid period as a concise mirror for princes, the work sanctions a doctrinal evolution that is the outcome of long-standing tension between the judiciary and the highest levels of the state. Using a series of pseudo-historical narratives, Abu- Hila-l suggests that rulers should be prepared to submit to the adjudication of ordinary men. By presenting caliphs as being under the judicial authority of qa-d.i--s, the author contributes to the de-sacralisation of the caliphate and to the promotion of an independent judiciary. Mathieu Tillier, researcher at the Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo), presents a critical edition of the text with an introduction and a translation into French. righ bottom of front wrapper creased, o/w fine new copy.
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Book number: WO046
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Keywords: Arabic Islam

 
WILSON, JEREMY,
T.E. Lawrence.
. National Portrait Gallery, 1988. First Edition, Number 25 of 75 numbered copies signed in white by Wilson on the second black free end paper where he also numbered this copy 25. 4to. Lavishly illustrated with photographs in colour and black-and- white. half morocco and cloth covered boards. Splendid copy in matching slipcase which has a re-inforced top and tail in the same leather. ? Published for the centenary exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from December 9, 1988 - March 17, 1989.
¶ T.E. Lawrence is one of the most renowned and enigmatic figures in British 20th century history, famous as much for his exploits during the Arab Revolt (1916-18) and for his literary masterpiece "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" as for his pursuit of obscurity in the ranks in later life. Since his death in 1935 he has frequently been the subject of both extravagant adulation and determined vilification. Published for the National Portrait Gallery's centenary exhibition on Lawrence, the book is written by Lawrence's first authorized biographer, Jeremy Wilson. Reflecting the chronological sequence of the exhibition, the book catalogues and illustrates all the exhibits, which range from the striking drawings and paintings of Lawrence by Augustus John to the dazzling robes and accoutrements presented to him in the desert.
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Book number: F0168
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Catalogue: Antiquarian Rare
Keywords: Weblists2 Lawrence Middle East Arabia Arabic Arabs

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