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 [SUEZ ATLAS]., Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez: Plans généraux du canal et des ports. Graphique des conditions de transit. Paris, Imprimerie L. Braun, 1924.
[SUEZ ATLAS].
Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez: Plans généraux du canal et des ports. Graphique des conditions de transit. Paris, Imprimerie L. Braun, 1924.
. Contains 4 fold-out plans in colour, mounted on guards: i. Plan général du Canal maritime; ii. Carte de la Rade et du Port de Port-Said.; iii. Carte de la Rade et du Port de Suez and ; iv. Profil en long du Canal et schéma des conditions de transit. Original cloth with gilt lettering on upper cover. Some light staining.
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Book number: 20016
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Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, africa, africana, afrique, afrika, suez, egypt, atlas, egyptian, travel, travels, voyage, exploration, explore

 
[GALLIOT, CHARLES]:
Dissertation sur le Dieu Sérapis, Oú l'on examine l'Origine, les Attributs & le Culte de cette Divinité. A Amsterdam. Paris, J. Barbou, 1760.
. Pp. 78. Uncut as issued in original queries. Unbound. First edition. Sérapis was the official god of Egypt and Greece created by the Greek pharaoh Ptolemy I. He was hoping that the common religious base would unify the two peoples. Sérapis became very popular and his most famous temple was the Serapeum of Alexandria. Quérard iii, 248.
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Keywords: Africa, egypt, egyptian, god, divinity, exploration, africa, afrique, african,

 
[KING OSCAR II]:
Reseminnen från skilda tider. (Travel memories of different periods). Stockholm 1888.
. Pp. (viii), 227, (1). Text in Swedish. Elegant half calf, spine decorated in gilt and with red title label. Gilt floral end papers. First edition.Oscar II was king of Sweden between 1872 and 1907, and also king of Norway until 1905 when the union was dissolved. This work, printed in a small number (150 copies), was meant for family and friends only. Includes the king's travels to Venice, Nice, Paris, Egypt, Turkey, North Africa, Seville, Alhambra etc.
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Book number: 121166
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Catalogue: Travel general
Keywords: Travel general, sweden, swedish, travel, exploiration, europe, egypt, spain,

 
[SCHORBING, C.M.]:
Samling af de aeldsta folkslagens religions-urkunder oefver deras religionsbegrepp och mysterier. 2 volumes. Stockholm 1820.
. Pp. (xii), 693, (3) + 3-730. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettering on spines, (different bindings). Some staining. A Swedish translation of this collection treating different ancient concept of religion. The first part deals mainly with the old Persian religions a/o mysticism and the second part with the Egyptian, the Chinese, the Hindoos and the Brahmins, the Scandinavian, the Jewish, Islam, etc.
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Book number: 14257
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Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, near east, middle east, arabia, arabic, asia, asie, asiatica, asien, east, orient, arab, persia, egypt, religion, china, hindu, islam, naher osten

 BAKER, SAMUEL W. BAKER:, The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and the Explorations of the Nile Sources. Two volumes. London Macmillian and Co., 1867.
BAKER, SAMUEL W. BAKER:
The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and the Explorations of the Nile Sources. Two volumes. London Macmillian and Co., 1867.
. Pp. xxx, 371; x, (2), 372. Half title to first volume missing. With two frontispieces (one tinted), two maps (one large folding), thirteen full-page plates and many textual illustrations. Old ownership's signature on title page (first volume). Original decorated cloth decorated in gilt, some minor wear. Bookplates. Volume one loose in binding. Occasionally some minor spotting. Second edition (first 1866) of this famous account about the source of the Nile, reprinted many times. Samuel White Baker was an English naturalist, big game hunter and explorer. He was the first Englishman to undertake high office under the Egyptian government. Baker discovered the lake Albert N'Yanza and the source of the White Nile. Includes much on elephant and buffalo hunting. Czech 15. Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 49.
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Book number: 121019
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Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, exploration, egypt, egyptian, sudan, Nile, hunting, game, games, elephant, uganda, south sudan,

 BAKER, SAMUEL W.:, Ismailia: 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.
BAKER, SAMUEL W.:
Ismailia: 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.
. Pp. 542. With two maps (one folding), engraved front portrait and 50 woodcut plates, all protected with tissue guards. Publisher's burgundy cloth, gilt, with gilt vignette of a camel caravan on the upper cover, spine faded. First American edition (first London 1874). This classic work by a celebrated African explorer is about an expedition in 1869, headed by Baker, with the aim to suppress the slave-trade in Central Africa. Baker was the first Englishman to undertake high office under the Egyptian government. A very good copy. Cf Blackmer 66.
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Book number: 100454
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Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, africa, afrika, african, afrique, travel, exploration, slavery,

 
BAKER, FLORENCE BARBARA MARIA / BAKER, ANNE:
Morning Star. Florence Baker's Diary of the Expedition to put Down the Slave Trade on the Nile 1870-73. London, William Kimber, 1972.
. Pp. 240. With one map and 17 halftones. Publisher's blue cloth in pictorial dustjacket. Florence Baker was married to Samuel Baker, one of Britain's foremost African explorers. Florence, an Hungarian with a childhood wrapped in mystery, first met Samuel when he was on a hunting trip in Hungary with the Makarajah Duleep Singh in 1858-59. This account, for the first time ever published, describes an expedition into the region of the Upper Nile in 1870. Robinson p.3.
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Book number: 34007
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Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, africa, egypt, nile, afrique, afrika, travel, voyages, exploration, egyptian, afrika, afrircana

 
BIRCHEROD, JOHANNES JACOB:
Arctos Alexandriae, sive de prisco septentrionalium in urbe illa mercatu locus .... productus, & observationibus ebraicis ac historicis illustratus, quem divina annuente gratia. Diss. resp. Petro Severino Winther. Hafniae (Copenhagen), J.P. Bockenhoffer, 1685.
. Small 4to. Pp. (iv), 52. Boards, rubbed. Bibl. Danica ii,557. Ehrencron- M. i, 438.
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Book number: 99619
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Keywords: Africa, egypt, africa, afrika, afrique, trade, alexandria, hebrew,

 
BLED DE BRAINE, J.F.:
Cours synthétique, analytique et practique de langue arabe, arrangé a l'usage des colléges et des écoles, ou les dialectes vulgaires africains d'Alger, de Maroc, de Tunis et d'Egypte, enseignés sans maitre. Ouvrage divisé en douze lecons. Paris, Théophile Barrois, 1846.
. Pp. xxii, 536. Original cloth, spine damaged and back cover loose. First edition. Zenker BO ii, 194.
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Book number: 29091
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Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, , linguistics, languages, asia, asien, asie, asiatica, orient, near east, near india, middle east, arabic, arab, arabia, egypt, algeria, maroc, morocco, tunisia, first edition, egypte, inde, moyen orient, linguistique, language, langue, sprache

 BURTON, ISABEL:,  A. E. I. Arabia Egypt India. A Narrative of Travel. London, William Mullan and Son, 1879.
BURTON, ISABEL:
A. E. I. Arabia Egypt India. A Narrative of Travel. London, William Mullan and Son, 1879.
. Pp. viii, 488. With two coloured maps and twelve full page plates. Publisher's cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt and silver, extremities rubbed, corners bumped, expertly rebacked with original spine preserved. Library markings and bookplate. Inscribed by the author. First edition of Isabel and Richard Burton's travel to India in 1875-6. They visited Jeddah, Bombay, Hyderabad and Goa among other places. This narrative which is partly written by Richard describes the Massacre at Jeddahin in 1858, the Nizam Diamond in Hyderabad, the sanitaria of Western India, the civil and religious history of Goa, the career of St. Francis Xavier and his canonization, etc. Robinson p. 232.
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Book number: 120976
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Catalogue: South Asia
Keywords: South Asia, india, indian, inde, travel, exploration, arabia, turkey, jeddah, lady traveller, history, medical,

 
CUREAU DE LA CHAMBRE, MARINI:
Discours sur les causes du desbordement du Nil. Paris, Jacques Dallin, 1665.
. 12mo. Pp. (xx), 288, 291-312, (2), 313-360. With engraved frontispiece and one folding plan: "Topographie des sources du Nil". Contemporary calf, spine gilt with five raised bands, worn. Bookplate. Old signature on title. Partly with some minor worming, mainly in inner margin. This work had previously been published in his "Pensées" (1634 & 1662). A 4to edition appeared in the same year as this 12mo edition. The author was Louis XIV's physician but mainly known for his studies in the field of physics. This work comprises: 1. Que l'eau du Nil est nitreuse; 2. Que le Nitre est la cause du débordement du Nil; 3. Des signes qui font prevoir le débordement du Nil; 4. Que les Pluyes ni les Neiges ne font point déborder le Nile; 5. Du jour oú le Nil commence à croistre and; 6. La lettre de Monsieur Burattini. Added at end: Discours de la divine selon la philosophie Platonique (= du premier traité de la Platonique) (pp. 313-360). Ferguson i, 505. Ibrahim-Hilmy p. 351. Hirsch ii, 115. Tchermezin p. 250.
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Book number: 39033
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Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, nile, nil, egypt, egyptian, africa, afrika, african, travel, exploration, afrique,

 
DELLA VALLE, PIETRO:
Les fameux voyages de Pietro Della Valle, gentil homme Romain, surnommé l'illustre voyageur, avec un denombrement tres-exact des choses les plus curieuses, & les plus remarquables qu'il a veuës dans la Turquie, l'Egypte, la Palestine, la Perse, & les Indes Orientales, & queles autheurs qui en ont oy deuant écrit, n'ont iamis obseruées, le tout ecrit en forme de lettres, addresses au Sieur Schipano son plus intime amy. Four volumes. Paris, Gervais Clovzier, 1664.
. 4to. Pp. (xxiv) including one blank leaf, 404, (ii), 97, 80-84, (29) table, (1); (x), 622, (49) table, (1); (xiv), 460, 553-649, (18) table, (1); (xii), 597, (12) table. With two engraved frontispieces, one engraved plate and four woodcut plates in the text (vol. iv). Numerous engraved initials and head-and-tail pieces. Partly some browning due to paper quality. Title pages and plates are narrowly cut. Title to second part of volume one with some minor loss at outer margin. Contemporary full mottled calf, spines with five raised bands richly decorated in gilt, title labels, rubbed and hinges cracked, spine ends worn. Volume one in a late issue of the first edition or maybe the second edition (?), the other volumes in first edition.French edition of one of the most famous and influential early European travel account to the Middle East, first published in Italian in 1650-63. In 1614 della Valle set out for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. On his long journey he visited Turkey, Egypt, the Holy Land, Syria, Persia and India before he returned home to Rome in 1626. His account is based on letters sent to his friend the Neapolitan physician Mario Schipano. Volume one contains letters from Constantinople where he spent 18 months, the second and third are devoted to Persia where he stayed for four years, and the fourth to India and his return journey via Basra, Aleppo, Cyprus, Sicily, Corsica and Malta. Della Valle spoke proficient Arabic, Persian and Turkish which ennabled him to understand more of the foreign cultures he visited than many of the other Western travellers at this time. "One of the finest works of travel literature" (Howgego). Atabey 1269. Cf Blackmer 1712. Röhricht 946.
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Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, palestine, holy land, turkey, turkish, egypt, egyptian, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, voyage, exploration, persia, persian,

 
EBERS, GEORG MORITZ:
Aegypten in bild und wort. Dargestellt von unseren ersten Künstlern. Two volumes. Stuttgart & Lpz 1879-80.
. Folio. Pp. iv, vi, vi, 387; xii, 432. With 2 coloured lithographed maps, many full page woodcut plates and further more textual illustrations. Publisher's original morocco backed cloth richly gilt, upper covers elaborated in gilt and with turqouise stones, spines gilt in compartments, lettered in gilt, g.e. Somewhat rubbed and corners slightly bumped. Bookplates. Slight foxing to endpapers and occasionally some staining. First edition. Ebers, professor in Egyptology at Leipzig, made two journeys to Egypt in 1869-70 and in 1872. Blackmer 528. Ibrahim-Hilmy i, 205.
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Book number: 17018
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Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, africa, afrika, africana, afrikana, travels, exploration, exploring, voyage, egypt, aegypten, egypten, Egyptology

 EDWARDS, AMELIA (ANN) BLANFORD:, Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1892.
EDWARDS, AMELIA (ANN) BLANFORD:
Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1892.
. Pp. xx, 325. With one portrait of the author and numerous illustrations throughout the text. Publisher's tan cloth, gilt, u.e.g. Traces of bookplate on front paste down. Second edition (first 1891), comprising lectures on ancient Egyptian subjects. Amelia Edwards was a profilic novelist who "arrived in Egypt - almost by accident, to get out of the European rain on a long holiday - and discovered what was to become her life's love ... In fact Amelia Edwards was responsible for founding the first chair in Egyptology (a science she helped create) at University College London." Robinson pp. 13-14.
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Book number: 99064
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Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, egypt, afrique, afrika, african, africa, travel, exploration, voyage

 
EFENDI SCHILI / NORBERG, MATTHIAS (Translator):
Beskrifning om regementsförändringen i Circasiska riket. Stockholm, Fr. Cederborgh & Comp., 1816.
. Pp. 80. Uncut copy in later marbled boards. A Swedish translation from the Arabic about the regiment alteration in the Circassian domain by the Swedish orientalist Mattias Norberg. The Circassians migrated from Egypt in the beginning of the 19th century (probably after the 1811 massacre) and have then founded the city of Misrata in Libya.
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Book number: 99663
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Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, egypt, egyptian, africa, afrika, afrique, travel, exploration, history. historical, circassian,

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