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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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[PSALTER IN COPTIC & ARABIC].
Pi jom nte pi Psaletrion nte Dauid / Kitáb Zabûr Da'ud an-nabî al-malik. London, Richard Watts, 1826.
Smal 4to. Pp.(ii), (326). Title printed within decorated board. Parallel text in two columns: Coptic and Arabic. According to the title this is printed by the poor slave Richard Watts in London at the expense of "The Association for the Propagation of the Faith". Contemporary calf, covers blindstamped, somewhat rubbed. Old ownership inscription. Darlow & Moule 3095.
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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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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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BRUGSCH, HENRICH KARL:
... Grammaire démotique contenant les principes généraux de la langue et de l'écriture populaires des anciens égyptiens. Berlin, Ferd. Dümmler, 1855.
Small folio. Pp. xii, 202, (2). With ten lithographed plates and three folding tables. Original boards, spine chipped, some staining to back cover. First edition. Brugsch (1827-1894) was a German Egyptologist who pioneered the decipherment of Demotic text, the simplified script of the ancient Egyptian language. He was sent to Egypt by the Prussian government in 1853 where he associated with Auguste Mariette in his excavations at Memphis. In 1870 he became the director of the School of Egyptology in Cairo. Wilbour p. 98.
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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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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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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, decorated and lettered in gilt, u.e.g. Traces of bookplate on front paste down. Second edition (first 1891). Contains lectures on ancient Egyptian subjects. Robinson p.13.
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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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GUÉRIN DU ROCHER, PIERRE:
Histoire véritable des temps fabuleux. Qui contient l'histoire d'Egypt, depuis Ménès jusqu'a à sesostris, dévoilée par l'histoire-sainte, depuis Noé jusqu'a à l'entrée des Israélites en Egypte. Four volumes. Paris, Charles-Pierre Berton, & Liege, 1776-1779.
Pp. (iv), xl, 463; (iv), 598, (2); (iv), 643; (iv), 332. With one folding map. Attractive contemporary speckled calf, flat spines gilt with green title-labels, rubbed. Front hinge to volume one starting to crack. First edition of this controversial work. The author was a French Jesuit who tried to prove that all what was known about the Egyptians from Menès to the foundation of the Persian Empire was nothing but a violated extract from passages of the Scripture dealing with Egypt. Of course the work evoked a lively polemical discussion. Volume four contains Abbé Chapelle's defence of the authors' original views. Brunet vi, 1227. De Backer- Sommervogel iii, 1909. Ibrahim-Hilmy i, 279.
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JANSSEN, LEONHARDT JOHANNES FRIEDRICH:
Musei Lugduno-Batavi, inscriptiones etruscae. Edidit interpretatione latina et notis instruxi. Accedunt tabular quatuor. + Additamentum. Two parts in one volume. Lugd. Bat. (Leiden), apud S et J. Luchtmans, 1840.
4to. Pp. (iv), 33 and four lithographed plates; pp. 8 and one lithographed plate. Original blue printed wrappers with woodcut decorated borders, new spine. A list of Etruscan inscriptions found on ossuaries, clay vessels and small brass images. Janseen (1806-69) was a curator at the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden. He was mainly devoted to the studies of archeology but also with Latin inscriptions.
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DE LANTIER, E.F. (TRANSLATOR):
Voyages d'Antenor en Grèce et en Asie, avec des notions sur l'Egypte; Manuscrit grec trouvé à Herculanum. I-V in 3 volumes. Paris, Buisson, An viii (1800).
12mo. With 5 engraved fronts. Contemporary half calf, rubbed. Head and foot of spine worn o/w a nice copy. Third edition. A fictious voyage. Cf Cioranescu 36879.
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 DE LESSEPS, FERDINAND:, Compagnie universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez. Assemblée générale des actionnaires. Rapport de la commission de vérification des comptes. Résolutions de l'Assemblée Générale. Paris, Typographie de Henri Plon, 1869.
DE LESSEPS, FERDINAND:
Compagnie universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez. Assemblée générale des actionnaires. Rapport de la commission de vérification des comptes. Résolutions de l'Assemblée Générale. Paris, Typographie de Henri Plon, 1869.
Tall 8vo. Pp. 98. With 2 folding tables and 3 (of 4?) folding engraved maps in colour, loosely inserted, with tears and folds strengthened at the back. As issued, uncut in original printed wrappers, chipped at edges, spine strengthened with tape. The maps are: Plan d'Ismalia; Plan de Suez; and Plan de Porte-Said. The Suez Canal was built under the supervision of Ferdinand de Lesspes, was opened in 1869, and came under British control after 1875.
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 AL-MAHDË AL-HIFNAWI, MUHAMMAD / MARCEL, JEAN JOSEPHE (TRANSL.):, Contes de Cheykh El-Mohdy, traduit de l'arabe le manuscrit original. Three volumes. Paris, Henri Dupuy, 1835.
AL-MAHDË AL-HIFNAWI, MUHAMMAD / MARCEL, JEAN JOSEPHE (TRANSL.):
Contes de Cheykh El-Mohdy, traduit de l'arabe le manuscrit original. Three volumes. Paris, Henri Dupuy, 1835.
Pp. (ii), 484; (iv), 496; (ii), 508. With 25 engraved plates and many vignettes in the text. Partly with some staining. Contemporary red paperboards, red morocco spines with four raised bands, lettered and decorated in gilt, lightly rubbed. A collection of fables in the same genre as the Arabian Nights translated into French from an Arabic manuscript by Marcel. Jean Josephe Marcel (1776-1854) was a French orientalist and pupil of Silvestre de Sacy. He was commissioned by Napoleon to manage the national printing press in Egypt during the French expedition in 1798-9. After his return he was placed in charge of the l'Imprimerie Impériale in Paris. During his stay in Egypt Marcel received the manuscript of these tales from his friend Al-Mahdi, the secretary general of the Divan of Cairo, who Marcel beleived to be the author. However this has not been proven and some people beleive that Marcel might be the author himself. The collection comprises two parts: I. "Les dix Soirées malheureuses d'Abd-errahman êl-Iskanderany" (volume one) appeared first in 1829; II. "Séances du Moristan, ou les Révélations de l'Hôpital des Fous du Kaire" (volumes 2 and 3) appeared in 1832-3. Cf Gay 132.
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MEYER, EDUARD:
Geschichte des alten Aegyptens. Berlin 1887. + DUEMICHEN, J., Geographie des alten Aegyptens, schrift und sprache seiner bewohner. Berlin 1879. 2 volumes.
Pp. VIII, 420 + (4), 322. First 4 lvs loose. With numerous plates, maps and other textual ills. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt with 4 raised bands and title labels, rubbed. ("Allg. Geschichte in Einzeldarstellungen herausgegeben von Wilhelm Oncken. I:1").
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NORBERG, MATTHIAS / EKENMAN, FAB. WILH. (RESP.):
De Api Aegyptiis sacro dissertatio. Lund 1806.
4to. Pp. 10. Disbound. A dissertation about the sacred bull Apis in the Egyptian mythology. Marklin 112.
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NORBERG, MATTHIAS / WEDBERG, CARL GUSTAF (RESP.):
Dissertatio interpretans Carmen principis Tumanbaj aegyptiacae pyramidi insculptum. LUND, BERLINGIANIS, 1804.
4to. Pp. 17. Arabic and Latin text. Disbound. Marklin 102.
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 PFISTER, RODOPLHE:, Tissus Coptes du Musée du Louvre. Paris, Ernst Henri, 1932.
PFISTER, RODOPLHE:
Tissus Coptes du Musée du Louvre. Paris, Ernst Henri, 1932.
Large folio. Pp. (16). With 48 pochoir coloured plates (with multiple images) pasted on brown cardboard, protected by tissue guards with description in French. As issued with loose leaves in original decorated half cloth portfolio, cloth ties. First edition. An impressive collection of more than 300 Coptic textile fragments dating from the 4th - 7th century. Most of the fragments were found during excavations by the French archeologist Albert Gayet at the Coptic necropolis in Antinoplis between 1896 and 1911. In lovely condition.
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 PIGNORIA, LAURENTIUS (LORENZO):, Mensa Isiaca, qua sacrorum apud aegyptios ratio & simulacra subjectis tabulis aeneis simul exhibentur & explicantur. AND: Magnae deum matris idaeae & attidis initia. Ex vetustis monumentis nuper Tornaci Nerviorum erutis. Parts I-III. Two works in one volume. Amsterdam, Andreas Fries, 1669-70.
PIGNORIA, LAURENTIUS (LORENZO):
Mensa Isiaca, qua sacrorum apud aegyptios ratio & simulacra subjectis tabulis aeneis simul exhibentur & explicantur. AND: Magnae deum matris idaeae & attidis initia. Ex vetustis monumentis nuper Tornaci Nerviorum erutis. Parts I-III. Two works in one volume. Amsterdam, Andreas Fries, 1669-70.
4to. Pp. (viii), 97, index (11); (viii), 96. With one engraved extra title by A. Blothelingh, 3 engraved title-vignettes, 11 folding engraved plates (one with repaired tear), 9 full-page illustrations and further more vignettes and other illustrations in the text. With some old annotations. Contemporary speckled calf, rebacked with original spine preserved. Third and best edition of Pignoria's "Mensa Isiaca", the first notable work of Egyptology (first published as "Vetustissimae tabulae aeneae sacris Aegyptiorum" in 1605). "Mensa Isiaca" or the table of Isis was a elaborated bronze table top discovered in the ruins of the Temple of Isis in Rome in 1525 or 1527 and became one of the most famous Egyptian artefacts known at the time. It is beleived that this bronze table was executed in Rome in the first century A.D. It passed into the possession of Cardinal Bembo, who allowed Pignoria to examine it. Many scholars had different ideas about the function of the "Mensa Isiaca" but Pignoria's explanation was the simplest and most convincing. He believed that it was a representation of sacrificial ceremonies according to Egyptian rites. The illustrations were done by Aeneas Vico. The second work is Pignoria's essay on the Great Mother of Gods, first published in 1623. Blackmer 1312. Gay 1567. Ibrahim-Hilmy ii, 119.
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RETZIUS, MAGNUS GUSTAF:
Bilder från Nilens land. Stockholm, Adolf Bonnier, 1891.
Pp. 374. With numerous illustrations throughout the text. Original pictorial cloth stamped in gilt. Gustaf Retzius (1842-1919) a renowned Swedish physician and anatomist. This is a narrative based on letters when he visited Egypt. (Skizzer och uppsatser av Gustaf Retzius).
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SAVARY, CLAUDE ETIENNE:
Lettres sur l'Egypt, ou l'on offre le parallele des moeurs anciennes & modernes e ses habitans; oú l'on décrit l' état, le commerce, l'agriculture, le gouvernement, l'ancienne religion du pays, & la descente de St. Louis à Damiette, tirée de Joinville & des auteurs arabes; avec des cartes géographiques. Three volumes. Amsterdam, Leiden, Rotterdam et Utrecht, 1787.
12mo. Pp. viii, 339; (ii), 252; (ii), 248. With two folding engraved maps and one folding engraved plate. Contemporary half calf, spines richly gilt and with title-labels, rubbed, corners chipped. Volume two has some water stain at the beginning. Savary visited Egypt 1776 to 1779. His knowledge of Arabic served him well in his travels at a time when there were many difficulties for the European explorer in Egypt. Blackmer 977. Cf Ciroanescu 59673-4. (first 1785-86). Hilmy ii, 214. Wilbour 660.
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VON SCHMIDT, FRIEDRICH SAMUEL:
Dissertation sur une colonie égyptienne, etablie aux Indes. Berne, no date (1759).
Small 8vo. Pp. 72. Marbled paper covered boards, title-label on spine. Gay 1575. Kayser v,109.
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SPIRO,S.:
An English, Arabic vocabulary of the modern and colloquial Arabic of Egypt. Cairo & London 1897.
Pp. xvi, 552, (2). Contemporary calf worn. First edition. Partly stained.
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UHLEMANN, MAX ADOLPH:
Linguae copticae grammatica in usum scholarum academicarum scripta cum chrestomathia et glossario. Insertae sunt observationes quaedam de veterum aegyptiorum grammatica. Leipzig, T.O. Weigel, 1853.
Pp. viii, 167, (1). Half morocco, corners rubbed. Some staining. Thonnelier, Catalogue de Bibl. 1796. Zenker BO ii, 1614.
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[MURTADA IBN AL-'AFIF] / VATTIER, PIERRE (TRANSL.):
L'Egypte de Murtadi fils du Gaphiphe, ou il est traité des pyramides, du débordement du Nil, & des autres merueilles de cette province, selon les opinions & traditions des Arabes. Paris, Lovys Billaine, 1666.
12mo. Pp. (lvi), 304. Modern paper covered boards. Title with small burn hole and some browning in parts. First edition which has been published many times in French and English. Another issue with imprint "chez Thomas Ioly Librairie Iuré" was published in the same year. Murtada ibn al-'Afif was an Islamic historian from Cairo who lived between 1154 and 1237. His account covers the history, antiquities, legends, etc. of Egypt and includes the stories of Noah, Joseph and Moses. The original Arabic manuscript (or a copy) was found in Cardinal Mazarin's library by the French Arabist Pierre Vattier (1623-67) who translated it into French. The work was translated into English in 1672. Ibrahim-Hilmy II, p. 54.
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