found: 6 books

 
JESSUP, HENRY HARRIS:
The Women of the Arabs. New York, Dodd & Mead, (1873).
. Pp. (ii), x, 372. With frontispiece and thirteen wood engraved plates protected by tissue guards. Publisher's decorated brown cloth printed in gold and black, with some very light wear. Old ownership signature on front paste down. A few pages and the plates with some foxing. First edition, extremely rare. This work dealing with the role of women in society and female education in Lebanon and Syria is one of the earliest of its kind. Henry Harris Jessup (1832-1910) was an American missionary who came to Syria (now Lebanon) in 1855 where he stayed and worked until his death. He served as acting pastor of the Syrian Church of Beirut for more than thirty years. He functioned as secretary of the Asfuriyeh Hospital for the Insane from its establishment and also becoming missionary editor of the Arabic Journal, El Nesrah. Jessup writes about the situation for women in the Mohammedan world in general but he also describes the Druze religion and Druze women; the extreme Shi'ite group Nusayriyyah; different missionary schools for girls in Syria (and Lebanon); Beduin Arabs; the cities of Homs and Aleppo; and at last a chapter written for children. Smith J21.
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Book number: 120685
€  1600.00 [Appr.: US$ 1811.4 | £UK 1360 | JP¥ 204945]
Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, arabia, arabic, syria, lebanon, syrian, lebanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, women, middle east, islam, mohemmedan, religion, religious

 
LORTET, LOUIS:
La Syrie d'aujourd'hui. Voyages dans la Phénicie, le Liban, et la Judée (1875-1880). Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1884.
. 4to. Pp. (iv), 675. With one large coloured map of Palestine, 8 other maps and 364 illustrations. Partly with some minor browning or staining. Publisher's red cloth, richly decorated in gilt, red calf spine with raised bands, lettered and decorated in gilt. Marbled endpapers, g.e. First edition of this beautifully illustrated work of travels to Lebanon, Palestine and Syria by Dr. Lortet, a member of the Faculty of Medicine at Lyon. In 1875 he was sent on a mission to collect botanical and zoological material for the Muséum d'histoire naturelle (in Lyon). Several of the illustrations are engraved from original photographs taken by the French firm Maison Bonfils in Beirut. A lovely copy. Röhricht 3377.
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Book number: 41036
€  1600.00 [Appr.: US$ 1811.4 | £UK 1360 | JP¥ 204945]
Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, syria, lebanon, palestine, holy land, egypt, travels, travel, exploration, explore, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, east, eastern,

 
NORBERG, MATTHIAS / BOLMEER, BENGT M. (RESP.):
Dissertatio de religione Galilaeorum ex ore Germani Conti Maronitae. Lund, Berlingianis, 1808.
. 4to. Pp. 9. Text in Arabic and Latin. Disbound. Norberg and the Italian Count Conti believed that this sect of the Galilaens or Nazareans who were resident near Latakia in Lebanon were the disciples of St. John the Baptist and also a branch of the Mandaeans. However this was later considered false. Marklin 123.
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Book number: 120451
€  240.00 [Appr.: US$ 271.71 | £UK 204 | JP¥ 30742]
Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, syria, asia, asie, asiatic, religion, religious, lebanon, syriac, nazarene, mandaean, mandaeism, aramaic, sabians,

 PUGET DE SAINT PIERRE:, Histoire des Druses, peuple du Liban, formé par une colonie de Francois. Divisé en trois livres; contenant leur origine, leur agrandissement, l'histoire de l'émir Facardin, leur état actuel & la nature de leur commerce. Avec de notes politiques et géographiques. Paris, Cailleau, 1763.
PUGET DE SAINT PIERRE:
Histoire des Druses, peuple du Liban, formé par une colonie de Francois. Divisé en trois livres; contenant leur origine, leur agrandissement, l'histoire de l'émir Facardin, leur état actuel & la nature de leur commerce. Avec de notes politiques et géographiques. Paris, Cailleau, 1763.
. 12mo. Pp. (iv), xii, 1-221, 224-310, pp. 335-358 (table + errata). Pagination wrong but text complete. With beautiful engraved extra title, one folding engraved map and four engraved plates. Contemporary speckled calf, covers ruled in gilt, spine decorated in gilt with five raised bands and red title label, mabled endpapes. Binding lightly rubbed. A thorough study of the Druze people, a relatively small religious sect based on an eclectic system of doctrines originated from the Near East. Deals with the origin of the Druses, their history and the expansion of their faith. Contains a description of their commerce including trade relations with Europe (Florence, Venice and Marseille). A lovely copy. Brunet IV, 960. Chadenat 5598. Röhricht 1476.
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Book number: 121078
€  2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2264.25 | £UK 1699.75 | JP¥ 256182]
Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, lebanon, libanon, druze, druses, asia, asien, asatic, asie, middle east, east, eastern, travel, voyage, exploration, explore,

 
RISK ALLAH EFFENDI, HABEEB:
The Thistle and the Cedar of Lebanon. London, James Madden, 1854.
. Pp. xii, 400, adv. (4). With an engraved front portrait. Original blue blindpressed cloth, some staining, rebacked with parts of original spine preserved. Second edition (first 1853) of a charming travelogue. The author was a Syrian Christian raised in Lebanon who gives an interesting account of life among the native Christian population in Lebanon. "The work consists of a mixture of autobiographical anecdotes, travels, and information on Syria and Lebanon. There is also an amusing chapter on how a young Syrian sees England, plus a very interesting account of silk-worm culture". Cf Blackmer 1427.
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Book number: 100920
€  580.00 [Appr.: US$ 656.63 | £UK 493 | JP¥ 74293]
Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, lebanon, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration,

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