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LAWRENCE, THOMAS EDWARD:
Seven Pillars of Wisdom, A Triumph. London, Jonathan Cape, 1935.
. Large 4to. Pp. 672. With four folding maps, 51 full page plates, of which 4 coloured and 3 facsimile manuscripts. Publisher's quarter morocco on buckram covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, gilt vignette on upper cover, marbled endpapers. Upper edges gilt, others uncut. A few small scratches on upper cover, some spots to outer edges. Original dust jacket, with tears and spine partly gone. Housed in a specially made cloth box. First published edition, limited to 750 copies, of which this is no. 68. The famous autobiographical account by T.E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") of his legendary part in the Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Turks between the years 1916-18. Lawrence did not believe the text would be of interest to the public in general and at first only allowed limited publications for friends (in 1922) and subscribers (in 1926). Lawrence was very involved in the production of the Seven Pillars. To finance the project he authorised Jonathan Cape to publish a heavily abridged and simplified version called "Revolt in the Desert" in 1927. The Seven Pillars is lavishly illustrated with photographic plates and portraits from sketches, and folding maps. The illustrators were the best British artists of the day: Wadsworth, Nash, Roberts, Blair Hughes-Stanton, Dobson, William Nicholson and others. Also included a copy of the Times from May 1935 with two pages of editorial about Lawrence, and testimonials from friends and colleagues including David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill. A handsome copy of this noted work, called by Churchill "one of the greatest books ever written in the English language". O'Brien A041.
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LEAKE, WILLIAM MARTIN:
Journal of a Tour in Asia Minor with Comparative Remarks on the Ancient and Modern Geography of that Country. London, J. Murray, 1824.
. Pp. xxx, 362. With one engraved plate, two engraved plans of the Troad and one large folding linen-backed map (foxed). Contemporary full calf, gilt decorated spine with five raised bands and green title label, m.e., rubbed. First scarce edition of the first systematic description of Asia Minor.William Martin Leake (1777-1860) was a British topographer and diplomat. He was sent to Constantinople in 1799 and served with the Ottoman army in Egypt. He kept an accurate journal of his travels through the central parts of Asia Minor (Anatolia or Asian Turkey). Leake travelled via Konia to Cyprus, and through Adalia (Antayla) and Shughut. He visited Telmessus in Lycia, Assus in Mysia and many other ancient places along the route. The map is very interesting as it traces earlier traveller's routes. Atabey 690. Blackmer 972. Navari, Greek civilzation, 388.
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 [LEUNCLAVIUS (LÖWENKLAU), JOHANNES:, Annales sultanorum othmanidarum, a turcis sua lingua scripti: Hieronymi Beck a Leopoldstorf, Marci fil. studio & diligentia Constantinopoli aduecti MDLI, diuo Ferdinando Caes. opt. max. d.d. iussuque caes. a. Joanne Gaudier dicto Spiegel, interprete turcico germanice translati... Editio altera. AND: CURIO, CAELIUS AUGUSTINUS etc.: Sarracenicae historiae libri tres, ab autore innumeris locis emendati atque expoliti. Two works bound in one volume. Franckfurt, Andreae Wecheli heredes, Claudium Marnium, & Ioan. Aubrium, 1596.
[LEUNCLAVIUS (LÖWENKLAU), JOHANNES:
Annales sultanorum othmanidarum, a turcis sua lingua scripti: Hieronymi Beck a Leopoldstorf, Marci fil. studio & diligentia Constantinopoli aduecti MDLI, diuo Ferdinando Caes. opt. max. d.d. iussuque caes. a. Joanne Gaudier dicto Spiegel, interprete turcico germanice translati... Editio altera. AND: CURIO, CAELIUS AUGUSTINUS etc.: Sarracenicae historiae libri tres, ab autore innumeris locis emendati atque expoliti. Two works bound in one volume. Franckfurt, Andreae Wecheli heredes, Claudium Marnium, & Ioan. Aubrium, 1596.
. Leunclavius: Folio. Pp. 260, index (26) + one blank leaf. With one folding table. Full calf from the beginning of the 18th century, gilt spine with six raised bands, worn, hinges cracked. Old inscription. Second edition (first 1588) of this important work on the Ottoman empire, one of the few sources to be available to Europeans at that time. Löwenklau travelled throughout Turkey for about three years from 1582, learned Turkish and later established himself in Vienna. The original manuscript of this history called "Saadeddin" by Muhammed ibn Hasanhan was brought from Constantinople by Hieronymus Beck in 1551. It was translated into German by Joannes Gaudier or Spiegel and from that version Löwenklau made this Latin translation. Atabey 715. Blackmer 1014. Göllner ii, 2203. Curio: Pp. 171, (9). Third edition of Curio's account of Saracen (Muslim) history, first published in 1567. This edition is enlarged with Curio's description of the Moorish kingdom of Mauritania, his brother's account of the siege and capture of Malta by the Turks in 1565 and Wolfgang Drechsler's Chronicle of the Saracens and Turks. Blackmer 431. Göllner ii, 2190.
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 LUCAS, PAUL:, Voyage du sieur Paul Lucas, fait en M.DCCXIV, &c. Par ordre de Louis XIV, dans la Turquie, l'Asie, la Sourie, la Palestine, la Haute et la Basse Egypte, ... Three volumes. Rouen, Robert Machuel le jeune, 1719.
LUCAS, PAUL:
Voyage du sieur Paul Lucas, fait en M.DCCXIV, &c. Par ordre de Louis XIV, dans la Turquie, l'Asie, la Sourie, la Palestine, la Haute et la Basse Egypte, ... Three volumes. Rouen, Robert Machuel le jeune, 1719.
. Pp. (xxiv), 384, (8), (ii), 384, (6); (ii), 345, (9). With two folding engraved maps and 32 engraved plates, of which many folding. Contemporary full calf, spines richly gilt and with title lables, rubbed, spine ends chipped. Bookplate (Comte de Perrone) pasted to front paste down. A few small burn holes in the first and third volumes but overall clean and crisp. Second edition (first Paris 1719). Paul Lucas was a French merchant, naturalist and antiquary who made three journeys to the Levant. He brought back a vast collection of antiquities such as medals and manuscripts to king Louis XV's cabinet. This is the account of the third voyage made between 1714 and 1717. He visited Constantinople, Syria, the Holy Land and Egypt. The beautiful plates depict the Galata tower, the city of Tyre, the ancient theatre of Sagalassar, Damascus, the Mikias at Cairo, the Great Pyramids, flora and fauna, antiquities, etc. "Many commentators have criticised Lucas for the often fabulous nature of his accounts, but his writings convey a vivd sense of the nature of the East, laced with considerable classical erudition" (Blackmer) Atabey 733. Cf Blackmer 1038. Ibrahim-Hilmy I,394. Gay 2122. Röhrich 1245. Tobler 122.
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LÜDEKE, CHRISTIAN WILHLEM:
Expositio brevis locorum SCR. S ad Orientem sese referentium, ... Halle 1777.
. (6), 76 pp. Contemporary gilt decorated paper boards, rubbed and spine missing. Bookplate on front paste down. Dedication copy to J.J.F. Plagemann (principal of the German school in Stockholm). Silhoutte portrait of the author on the verso of title, designed by Plagemann. Lüdeke, a German theolog who served in Smyrna between 1758 and 1768. Later on he moved to Sweden. Some staining. Fürst II, 273.
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MACFARLANE, CHARLES:
Konstantinopel år 1828. Eller sexton månaders vistande i turkiska rikets hufvudstad samt detsammas provinser. Jemte underrättelser om detta rikes närvarande landt- och sjömakt. Med ett bihang, om ny-grekernas hemseder och literatur. Three volumes. Stockholm, Ecksteinska boktryckeriet, 1830-31.
. Pp. (viii), 227, one blank + (ii), 52; (viii), 226; (vi), 199, 1 blank + appendix 134. Including series titles (Bibliothek för de nyaste resebeskrifningar V-VII"). Later half cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Bookplate. A few leaves strengthening at inner margin without any loss of text. Scarce Swedish translation of "Constantinople in 1828" published at London in 1829 (the second edition which included the appendix). Interesting account describing a critical period in Turkish history, following the battles of Navarino and the ending of the Greek revolution, and the renewal of Russian interests in the East. The appendix treats the literature of Modern Greek. Also included is von Klaproth's journey to Caucasia. Cf Atabey 393. Cf Blackmer 1047. Cf Navari, "Greek Civilization" 428.
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MACGAHAN, JANUARIS ALOYSIUS:
De turkiska gräsligheterna i Bulgarien, skildrade i bref. Med en inledning och generalkonsul Schuylers förberedande rapport. Stockholm, Nils Gleerup, 1876.
. Pp. 119. Contemporary half calf on marbled paper boards. Swedish edition of MacGahan's reports about the destruction and massacres in Bulgaria by Turkish soldiers in 1876, first published in the London Daily News. The articles caused widespread popular outrage against Turkey in Britain, and were a major factor in preventing Britain from supporting Turkey in the Russian-Turkish war (1877-78), which led to Bulgarian gaining independence for the Ottoman Empire. Contains also a report by Eugene Schuyler to the American minister in Constantinople.
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 MARTIN, FREDRIK ROBERT:, The Miniature Painting and Painters of Persia India and Turkey from the 8th to the 18th century. Two volumes. London, Bernard Quaritch, 1912.
MARTIN, FREDRIK ROBERT:
The Miniature Painting and Painters of Persia India and Turkey from the 8th to the 18th century. Two volumes. London, Bernard Quaritch, 1912.
. Folio. Text volume: pp. xii, 156 with five coloured plates highlighted with gold and many illustrations in the text. Plate volume: pp. (6), 14 and 271 b/w plates. Uncut copy in original blue cloth, printed in gilt, spines faded and lightly rubbed. First edition of a significant work on oriental miniature paintings.Fredrik Martin, a renowned Swedish orientalist known for his foremost collections of oriental art that he gathered during his travels to Russia, the Caucasus and throughout the near and middle East. Between the years 1902 and 1908 he served as interpreter at the Swedish legation in Constantinople. Arne, Svenskarna och Österlandet, pp. 307-8.
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Catalogue: Central Asia
Keywords: Central Asia, persia, turkey, persian, turkish, levant, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, painting, illustrated, miniatures, oriental, east, near east, middle east

 
MELLIN, GUSTAF HENRIK:
Orientaliska kriget. [CRIMEAN WAR]. Minnen och skildringar. Stockholm, Lundbergs, 1855.
. Pp. (ii), ii, 100, iv. Text in Swedish. With eight tinted lithographed plates by Johan Henric Strömer, printed by Samson. Publisher's pictorial wrappers, somewhat faded, worn along edges, spine restored. Old ownership signature on upper cover. First edition.Mellin, renowned Swedish author and priest. This is a narrative about the Crimean War (1853-6). The plates depict portraits of contemporary potentates, marshals, military leaders, etc., views of Sevastopol and Balaklava, and the battles at Inkerman, Bomarsund and Silistria.
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KE‚ECI-ZåDE IZZET MOLLA:
Divan-i Izzet. Bulaq, Ma ba at ib al-Sa dah, A.H. 1255 [1840].
. Small folio. Lvs (236). Text in Ottoman Turkish. Contemporary Turkish leather binding with envelope flap, beautifully decorated in gilt with rectangular centrepieces on covers with a design of cross-work in the form of leaves within decorated borders, lightly rubbed, expertly restored. First edition of a Divan by a great Ottoman poet. Izzet Molla was born in 1785 in Istanbul into a family of craftsmen, he became a judge and active figure in political life protected by Halet Efendi. He was exiled twice, to Kesan and to Sivas where he died in 1829. He is one of the most prominent Turkish poets in the 19th century. He composed two Divans (collection of poems) and three Mathnawis (poems written in rhyming couplets and usually possess a subtle spiritual signification), of which one is uncompleted. His verse is notable for its laconic wit. Mohamed Amina Bahgat Bey, "Aperçu historique sur l'Imprimerie Nationale Egytienne", Gutenberg Jahrbuch (1931), pp. 275-7. Zenker BO i, 611.
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 MOURADJA (MOURADGEA) D'OHSSON, IGNATIUS:,  Tableau général de l'empire Othoman, divisé en deux parties, dont l'une comprend la Législation Mahométane; l'autre, l'Histoire de l'Empire Othoman. Dédié au roi de Suede. Volumes I-II. Paris, de l'Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1787-1790.AND: Tableau général de l'empire Othoman. Tome troisème, publié par les soins de M.C. D'Ohsson. Volume III, parts I-II (text only). Paris, Firmin Didot, 1820.
MOURADJA (MOURADGEA) D'OHSSON, IGNATIUS:
Tableau général de l'empire Othoman, divisé en deux parties, dont l'une comprend la Législation Mahométane; l'autre, l'Histoire de l'Empire Othoman. Dédié au roi de Suede. Volumes I-II. Paris, de l'Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1787-1790. AND: Tableau général de l'empire Othoman. Tome troisème, publié par les soins de M.C. D'Ohsson. Volume III, parts I-II (text only). Paris, Firmin Didot, 1820.
. Large folio. The first two volumes: Pp. (vi), xii, 320, (8) with extra engraved title, four tables (A, AA, B and C) and 24 engraved plates illustrating 38 figures; pp. (iv), viii, 357 with 41 engraved plates depicting two tables and 95 figures. As usual figures 13 and 19 (volume one) are not present because these images were printed later and consequently delivered after the publication of the book. Several of the plates are double page. Contemporary half calf (Swedish binding), expertly rebacked to style. The third volume: pp. (iv), 128, 133-281; (9v), pp. 283-474, table (8). Text complete but without the plates. Contemporary marbled boards, calf spine with title lettered in gold, lightly rubbed. Library stamps. First edition of this monumental work on the Ottoman empire printed by the renowned French typographer Pierre-François Didot, and illustrated by the foremost French artists of the time. D'Ohsson was an Armenian dragoman, born in Pera and for many years in the service of the Swedish embassy in Constantinople. He was ennobled in 1780 by the Swedish king Gustav III and D'Ohsson gratefully dedicated his work to the monarch. After his death a third volume was completed by his son in 1820. D'Ohsson's work is devoted to the Ottoman history, Muslim practices and contemporary life including information about dress, architecture and cooking. Praised because of its authenticity and truthful images. The impressive illustrations are derived from paintings made in Istanbul, either copies of earlier works (imperial portraits or illuminated manuscripts) or original works. Through D'Ohsson's connections with the court hierarchy he had access to official annals and was able to get drawings of the interiors of libraries, mosques, chapels, etc. Atabey 846. Blackmer 1164. See: Elisabeth Fraser "Dressing Turks in the French Manner", Ars Orientalis 39, Smithsonian Inst. 2010, pp. 199-229. "Writing in a fraught political context following the Russian defeat of the Ottomans, Ohsson forthrightly cast his publication as a defense of Islam and the Ottoman Empire. More than a textual apology, his illustrated book embodies a supreme act of cultural crossing." (Fraser, "Dressing Turks in the French Manner"). Provenance (two first volumes): José Moreno Landaburo Daoiz with his signature on front paste downs, Spanish diplomat in Stockholm, married to Amelie (Amalia) who was the daughter of Nils Gustaf Palin (1765-1842) and Mouradgea DÕOhssonÕs daughter Claire-Lucie. Palin was a Swedish diplomat who served in Constantinople at the end of the 18th century and again 1806-24. Subsequently this book belonged to the Hammer library and H.J. Lundgren (with bookplates).
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 MURAT, NICOLAS:, Guide de la conversation en français et en turc suivi d'un petit guide de Constantinople. Constantinople, Levant Herald, 1908.
MURAT, NICOLAS:
Guide de la conversation en français et en turc suivi d'un petit guide de Constantinople. Constantinople, Levant Herald, 1908.
. 16mo. Pp. 222. Original blue cloth, rubbed and stained. A charming small conversation guide with parallel text of French and romanized Turkish useful for visitors to Constantinople.
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Book number: 100812
€  250.00 [Appr.: US$ 270.89 | £UK 219.5 | JP¥ 35291]
Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, turkey, turkish, turque, guide, vocabulary, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration,

 
NIERSIS CLAJENSIS [NERSES], SANCTI:
Preces sancti armeniorum patriarchae viginti quatuor linguis editae. Venetiis, In Insula S. Lazari, 1837.
. 12mo. Pp. (vi), 434 + add. (ii), 43. With one engraved front portrait. Some light staining towards the end. Contemporary half green morocco, decorated in gilt, g.e., extremities rubbed. A type specimen book containing the prayers of Nerses in 25 different languages. Includes scripts of Armenian, Turkish, Persian, Arabic, Syriac, Chinese and Aethiopian. First published in 1818, reprinted many times. Printed at the Armenian monastery on the island of S. Lazarus outside Venice. Wetzer ix, 162.
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NORBERG, MATTHIAS / NORRMANN, JOHANNES (Resp.):
Dissertatio de Panificio Orientali ex ore Behenami Episcopi chaldaei. Lund, Berlingianis, 1808.
. 4to. Pp. 8. Disbound. A dissertation about Oriental breadmaking according to the Chaldaic Bishop Joseph Behenam. Marklin 126.
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Keywords: Near East, chaldaic, aramean, chaldaen, religion, religious, asia, asien, asiatic, babylon, syriac, mesopotamia, iran, iraq, turkey,

 
NORBERG, MATTHIAS / NYMANSON, JACOB ULRIC (Resp.):
Prudentis civilis ottomannica. Part I-II. Lund 1791-2.
. 4to. Pp. 26 + 24. Disbound. Marklin 54-5.
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