Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB): Lebanon
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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.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 121078
€  2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2405.73 | £UK 1727.25 | JP¥ 259839]
Catalogue: Lebanon
Keywords: Lebanon, lebanon, libanon, druze, druses, asia, asien, asatic, asie, middle east, east, eastern, travel, voyage, exploration, explore,

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.
Charlotte Du Rietz Rare BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 100920
€  580.00 [Appr.: US$ 697.66 | £UK 501 | JP¥ 75353]
Catalogue: Lebanon
Keywords: Lebanon, lebanon, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration,

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