Persia: Unknown, 1789. First Edition. Please contact the seller regarding any questions you may have regarding this item. Quarto; G+/No jacket hardcover; Leather bound with plain brown spine and designs on front and rear board; Text in beautiful Persian calligraphy with 14 full page color illustrations and 2 fully illuminated and bordered title pages; 182 leaves. Boards show some wear to the edges and some light scuffing; Corners bumped and lightly frayed. Binding tight; Pages have some tearing to the outer edges. Age toned and spotted throughout. SHELVED: Case 3.
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Shahrokh Hatami, 1977. Limited Edition, 1/50. Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, Egyptian President Anwar Al Sadat, and Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan at the Israel/Egypt peace talks in 1977. This was taken shortly after Sadat’s November 20th address to the Israeli Knesset. On November 19, 1977, an Egyptian Air Force plane landed at Ben-Gurion Airport, and the following day, Sadat visited the Knesset and delivered his historic speech, declaring: “I come to you today on solid ground, to shape a new life, to establish peace. We all, on this land, the land of God; we all, Muslims, Christians and Jews, worship God and no one but God.” Preceding this was the 13 days of tense and dramatic negotiations at Camp David from the 5 to 17 of September, 1978.; Shahrokh Hatami - Photographer: Life magazine published his coverage of the overthrow of democratically elected PM Mohammed Mossadegh and the restoration to power of the Shah in 1953. Twenty-five years later, Hatami shot dramatic images of street fighting during the Iranian Revolution of 1978-79, which overthrew the Shah. The Library of Congress acquired his coverage of this popular revolution. Hatami counted among his friends President’s Gamal Abdel Nasser and Anwar Sadat, Jordan’s King Hussein, and Saudi King Faicsal, along with various other Syrian and Lebanese political figures. He was present during the Israel/Egypt peace talks in 1977-1978, taking shots of Egyptian President Anwar Al Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. In frame, measures 19 1/2 x 24 inches.; consignment.
London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1881. First Edition. Octavo; VG; brown cloth spine with gilt lettering; ex libris, signatures; edge wear and bumping; text block clean; 470 pp.; five engraved plates with a tipped folded color map; appendix, "General Lists of Works," 24 pp.; light general toning; all edges and corners, wear and chipping; spine, sunned; previously restored; else very good. Case 7.
Paris: Chez Rollin, Quillau, Desaint, 1726. First Edition. Quartos, 4 volumes; VG-; bound in full brown leather, paneled spines with gilt lettering to two compartments, uniform gilt tooling to the rest; marbled endpapers; general rubbing and scraping to boards, some wear to hinges, chipping to heads and tails of spines, corners; name written in ink on verso on ffeps; purple stamps of the Grand Consistory of Kentucky (Freemasons) on all title page, some other pages; wide margins, with no writing or marginalia in text; with 71 full page portraits, five folding maps, and one plan; Volume 1: 28 portraits, 3 folding maps; Volume 2: 20 portraits, 1 plan; Volume 3: 5 portraits, 2 folding maps; Volume 4: 18 portraits; text in French; shelved case 7.
Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1879. First edition. Large quarto in 3/4 brown marble with burgundy leather; VG; 6-band embossed spine with gold gilt; boards show some amount of shelf wear around corners and spine and slight soiling; small sticker inside front board; previous owner's signatures on ffep; strong binding; paper slightly faded and plates clean; contains 190 lithographs of patterns and 10 color lithographs (1 with gold lining); Jules Bourgoin traveled to Damascus in 1875 and came upon 150 plates which he could not acquired but reproduced and elaborated upon; 47 pages of text in French; shelved in Case # 7; please contact us for shipping costs.
New York: Johnson and Ward, 1862. Folio, 99 pages, 64 lithographed maps; G; bound in original publisher's three-quarters calf with embossed green cloth covers, titling in gilt on front cover and spine, marbled endpapers; front gutter partially open; most maps with light foxing; hand-colored plates; shelved above case 3.
Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1871. Folio, unpaginated; VG-; newly rebacked with brown cloth, majority of original front board cloth preserved, including gilt titling; spine with black label, gilt titling; water-damage to upper half of the volume, more pronounced on the first 5 pages, impacts mags, but does not affect coloring; With 67 hand-colored maps (plus insets) on 56 mapsheets (including 9 double-page), plus time table page, reference table, and appendices; shelved above case 3.
London: Printed and are to be sold by W. Taylor, 1721. Second Edition. 4to., 797pp.,  tables and index; VG; bound in polished calf, paneled spine with gilt tooling, label with gilt lettering, mostly worn off; joints weak, some scratches to boards, general rubbing and wear; two bookplates on front pastedown, one from Henry Duke of Kent, 1733, the other Thomas Philip, Earl de Grey, Wrest Park; some scattered ink splatter on page 351 that bleeds through onto 353, text legible; folding plates on pages 1, 215, 476 present and in excellent condition; Numerous mispagination, including p. 447-472 omitted; consignment; shelved case 4.
London: Day & Son, 1856. Quarto, unpaginated; VG; 3/4 bound in black leather, black pebbled cloth boards; paneled black spines with gilt lettering and tooling; spine has some rubbing, minor scratches; mild wear to corners; small bookseller sticker on front pastedown; all plates present and in excellent condition; shelved case 7.
Cairo, Egypt: Printed at Imperial Press, 1947. First Edition. 8vo., 183pp.; VG; in brown wraps, black lettering on spine, mild shelfwear; stapled binding; last page partialy torn along gutter due to the nature of binding; INSCRIBED on ffep by Beglar to Arthur E. Callahan, First Secretary (title) to the U.S. Iraqi Ambassador, dated 27.10.47 in Cairo; Beglar was the Secretary for the American Committee for the Independence of Armenia; incredibly scarce in any condition, let alone as a signed presentation copy; shelved case 2.
Paris: Librairie De Brissot-Thivars, 1819. First Edition. 8vos., 2 volumes; VG-; bound in wraps, of a faded rose color, handwritten black lettering on spine; pastedowns of both volumes are pages from other books, tape partially used to attach; some wear to pages, including some fraying to pages; half-title and title pages present in both volumes; some pages uncut; interiors clean of writing; shelved case 7.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1994. First Editions Thus. Octavos, 17 volumes; VG; bound in fine genuine burgundy leather with bright gilt spine titles and gilt and black decorative motif on covers; each volume with matching motif; head of spine of volume 1 bleached to gray, presumably through sun; gilt text block; silk endpapers; silk ribbon; all 17 volumes still in publisher's shrinkwrap, shelved above case 1.
London: John Murray, 1903. Third Edition. Small Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in 3/4 red calf, paneled spines with gilt tooling and titling, red cloth boards, marbled endpapers; top edge gilt; bound by Riviere & Son with their mark; mild wear to boards, slight darkening to spines; profusely illustrated throughout; shelved case 9.
London, Paris, & America; London, Paris, &: Fisher. Son & Co., 1836. First edition. Two volumes. Quarto. Very good in burgundy leather spine with gilt lettering and rulings; stamped faux banding; half-bound w/red boards; ex libris, heraldic bookplates; ex libris, signatures; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; endpapers, marbled; foxing and toning starts; --v1, 80 pp.; vignette on title-page; 38 engravings w/tissue guards; all edges and corners, chipping, nicks, scars and wear; foot of spine, break and loss; ---v2, 76 pp.; vignette on title-page; 37 engravings w/tissue guards; all edges and corners, chipping, nicks, scars, and wear; else very good. Shelved Dupont Store, Case #9.
London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1940. Limited Edition, #403/500. Octavo 1/4 green Niger, beige cloth boards; G; Binding mildly rubbed and stained, pages uniformly age toned with minor foxing. Approx. 50 pages, being reprints of dispatches from the Arab Bulletin, 1916 - 1917; binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe; shelved in Case 9.
New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1881. 4tos., 4 volumes; VG; spines green cloth with gilt lettering; all edges of text block gilt; front boards have blind tooling and gilt title; bumping to corners, head and tail of spine; spine on volume 4 loose; with numerous engravings on steel and wood from original drawings by Harry Fenn andv J. D. Woodward; heavy, please contact for shipping; shelved front table.
London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1986. Second Impression. Octavo; pp 520; VG/VG; ivory spine with green and black text; inside cardboard box; this volumes only; full title: History of the Second World War: The Mediterranean and Middle East, Volume VI: Victory in the Mediterranean, Part I: 1st April to 4th June 1944; dust jacket show only light sunning to exterior; cloth has some very light wear to exterior; lightly bumped tail fore corners; mylar wraps; text block shows minimal wear to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated endpapers; illustrated with maps and charts.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1962. First Edition. 8vo., 158 pp., VG/VG; green DJ with black lettering; mild wear to DJ: mild rubbing to spine (lettering clear and legible), slight superficial material loss to head, tail, and hinges of spine; mild age-toning to covers mostly to back cover (lettering clear and legible), some small closed tears to edges; price uncut "$4.95" to front flap, crossed out in pencil, white sticker to the left with a revised price of "$1.00," DJ protected by mylar; quarter-bound, green lettering to gray cloth spine, blue paper boards; mild wear to boards: fading to edges; faded green top, age-toning/mild wear to text-block; frontispiece, black-and-white glossy photograph of Meir; pub. 1962, no mention of further printings; shelved Case 5.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. First Edition. Large octavo, 454 pages, VG-/VG-; golden yellow DJ, black lettering: overall mild wear to covers, slight age-toning to spine, rubbing with small open tearing to joints of spine, chipping with material loss to tail, "Price, net, $4.00" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; purple cloth boards, gold lettering: spine and top margin of front board faded brown, lettering to spine faded yet legible; scattered spotting (likely water damage) to tail; age-toning to text-block, deckled fore-edge; slight wear to head, tail, and corners; foxing/age-staining to pp. 53-56, text and photograph adjacent to p. 55 somewhat affected yet legible/clear; ex-libris bookplate "From the books of Fred & Maud Black" to front paste-down; INSCRIBED by Morgenthau to Mr. Frederick Black, dated March 23, 1928; frontispiece protected by tissue guard; shelved Case 5.
Staplehurst, Kent: Spelmont, 1999. Quarto; VG/VG- with plastic cover; Maroon and grey spine with white text; DJ has some shelf wear and minor chipping on lower edges; price has been clipped from lower inside front; Edges and text block are clean; Signed and inscribed by the author, this is No 47 of a very limited edition of 300 privately published by the author for friends and colleagues. This autobiography covers his nearly 40 years in the Army from commisioning in the late 1940s to his retirement as General Officer Commanding Wales. He served many years in Scottish Battalion of The Parachute Regiment ; he was the last comanderof the Sultan's Armed Forces before Oman indepedence.
London: Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2001. Quartos, 3 volumes; VG/VG; spines pictorial with blue stripe and white lettering; housed in VG black and blue slipcase; Vol. 1 - Ancient Times (Prehistoric Iran, Elamite Heritage, The Aryan Legacy, Imperial Period, Applied and Decorative Arts, Courtly Pastimes). Vol. 2 - Islamic Period (Vernacular Architecture, City Planning, Elements of Cities, Architectural Ornament). Vol. 3 - Islamic Period (Applied Decorative Arts, The Cultural Continuum).; heavy, please contact for accurate shipping costs; shelved alcove 2 or above alcove 1.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1985. First Edition, Second Printing. Quarto, 788 pages, VG-/VG-; dj, white spine, black lettering: mild overall wear to dj, occasional small closed tears to edges of covers, approximately 1" tear to top corner of back cover, mild rubbing to back cover along hinge, "45.00" to front flap; quarter-bound, navy blue cloth spine, orange cloth boards, dull gold lettering to spine: very mild overall wear to boards, small open tear to cloth to top edge of back board; mild age-toning to text-block; light age-toning to margins of interior, text and graphics unaffected; INSCRIBED by Kostof to half-title page; shelved Front Table.
Washington, D.C.; Seattle and London: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; University of Washington Press, 1988. Small Quarto; VG/no-DJ; blue spines with gilt text; blue slipcase has cloth exterior; light smudges to exterior; intact panels; 2 volumes: vol. 1, A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection, pp 240; vol. 2, An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection, pp 446; cloths have clean exteriors; strong panels; text blocks show minimal wear to interior edges; frontispiece; illustrated endpapers; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
Rome: Gagosian Gallery, 2008. First Edition. thin oblong folio, 75 pp., VG-; tan boards, dark green lettering; spine cocked, front board shaken, shelf lean, binding sturdy; bumping to head and tail of spine and corners; mild brown residue (possibly rust-staining) to boards, lettering to front board affected; interior pristine; published in conjunction with the inaugural exhibition held at the Gagosian Gallery from December 15, 2007 through March 8, 2008; TL consignment; shelved Front Table.
Munich, Germany: Drei Masken Verlag, 1925. First Edition. Octavo hardcover in Good condition only. TEXT IN GERMAN. Ex-libris, previous owner's bookplate and name on front endpapers. Heavy foxing to edges of text block, and moderate foxing to endpapers and periphery of pages. Binding shakes but holds together. Moderate shelf wear & bumping. General soiling to cover. Bowing to front and rear boards. B&W photographic illustrations. All else is good. - [Transferred from Dupont to Rockville 6/20/2016].
Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1956. Octavo; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine green with gold print; Boards in green cloth with gold print, some fading on spine and periphery of front cover, bottom outside corners bumped, slight stain toward bottom edge of front, back cover has minor scratches and spotting; Textblock has ink inscription on front endpaper "To Ted Lockard with many thanks, George, 15 April 1966", spine crack between front endpapers and half-title page, slight crease to bumped lower right corner throughout, frontispiece separated from spine at top, clean text; texts in English, Arabic, Italian, German, and French; xvii, 688 pages, frontispiece (port.), 39 pages of plates (1 folded), folded map. Please see photos of the book for details regarding wear/damages/etc.
London: John Murray, 1873. Octavo. good+/none. burgundy leather; stamped boards, front with gilt seal of London; back board, blind with no stamp; spine with gold text, filigree, and five raised bands; all text edges, gilt; ex libris, signature; ex library, bookplate; edge wear and bumping; text block, clean; pencil notes, ffep; 560 pp.; illus., frontispiece and six folded maps; five woodcuts; all board edges, wear, scars, and chipping;binding shaken; hinges, split starts; else very good. Shelve in case 7.
Lahore, Pakistan: Ashraf Islamic Publishers [AIP], 1990. tall 8vos., VG-; maroon faux leather cloth boards, gold lettering to spines, gold/blue decorative motif to front boards, green silk ribbons (faded to tops of text-blocks); bumping to head and tail of spines, cocking to spines (more so to Vols. 3A-3B), rubbing to spines (see notes); occasional denting to edges/covers of boards, mild wear; mild age-toning to text-blocks; occasional buckling to leaves/endpapers; occasional fading to text yet legible (more so towards end of Vol. 4B), occasional fingerprint and other markings; VOL. 1A [small dent with material loss towards left corner of front board, boards somewhat shaken, starting hinge to back endpapers, shelf lean, binding sturdy]; VOL. 1B [rubbing with superficial material loss to back cover, back board shaken, starting hinge between verso of p. 467 to p. 468, no shelf lean, binding sturdy; small closed tears to top edges of pp. 408-419 visible from text-block]; VOL. 2A [front board somewhat shaken, no shelf lean, binding strong]; VOL. 2B ["ASHRAF" logo to tail of spine mostly obscured; front board somewhat shaken, starting hinge to front board, no shelf lean, binding sturdy; small open tear to ffep]; VOL. 3A [boards cocked, front board shaken, starting hinge between verso of first blank page and recto of second blank page, no shelf lean, binding sturdy; "HR" in "ASHRAF" logo to tail of spine mostly obscured]; VOL. 3B [boards cocked/somewhat shaken, starting hinge to front board, shelf lean, binding strong]; VOL. 4A [boards somewhat shaken, shelf lean, binding sturdy; closed tear to ffep repaired with tape to bottom of verso]; VOL. 4B [back board shaken, starting hinge to back endpapers, no shelf lean, binding sturdy; tear with material loss to bottom of bfep]; an attractive and legible despite imperfections; set measures 9 1/2"; please contact us for expedited/international shipping; shelved above Case 12.
Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1988. First. Quarto; VG/VG-; Green/blue spine with black and white text; DJ clean with general shelfwear and edgewear, age discoloration along spine and front cover tail edge, abrasion along top edge of back inside cover flap; Boards strong, clean; Textblock darkened with age, otherwise clean; pp 240.
Jerusalem, Israel: Israel Universities Press, 1974. Second American Edition. 8vo., xxiii, 527pp.; VG/G+; spine green with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; strips of tape on flaps and boards where the dust jacket had been taped; sun-damage to jacket, bumping to corners and head and tail of spine; interior clean; written by the former chief of Israeli military intelligence, this book analyzes one hundred twenty books written by Arabs as well as the Arab press and radio; shelved case 9.
New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, Inc., 1978. First. Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; Black spine with gold text; Boards strong, clean, with general shelfwear and edgewear; Textblock clean, previous owner's embossed book stamp on half title page, signatures loose, staining along fore edge, lighter staining at tail edge corner; pp 726.
New York: Knickerbocker Press/G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1904. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo.; 416 pp., with 2-page advertisement unpaginated; G+; green cloth-covered spine and boards with gilt lettering; bumping, chipping, and fraying to head and tail of spine (faded to brown); rubbing to spine that partly obscures first letter "T" in title; bumping and fraying to corners; mild rubbing to edges of boards; gilt top with scratching and fading, staining to bottom edge of text-block; mild soiling to white endpapers, incl. fingerprint mark towards bottom right-hand corner of front free endpaper; ex libris bookplate to top left-hand corner of front paste-down, label from previous bookseller to bottom right-hand corner of front paste-down adjacent to hinge; frontispiece protected by tissue guard; multiple pages uncut; staining toward bottom corners of pp. 322-323; shelved Case 9.
Istanbul, Turkey: Turkish Cultural Service Foundation, 1999. Turkish Printing. oversize Qto(s). VG+/VG. TWO VOLUME SET, IN INDIVIDUAL SLIPCASES. DJ spine has black/emerald green pattern in two wide bands, decorative beige mid-panel illustrated field crosses jacket-wide. DJ spine strip titling in tiny lime uppercase and small white for titling in Turkish and English. minor edgewear to each volume jacket, slipped into decorative slipcases. blind-stamped titling upon navy HB spine and enlarged blind-stamped title on uniformly blue front boards. Part III, Vol 1 is lavishly illustrated with two column textblock, simultaneous Turkish and English language translation. 503 pp ISBN# 9757522120. Part III, Vol 2 is also richly illustrated in color and skimmed lightly. two-column text and pictorial layout. 512 pp. 9757522139. TWO VOLUME SET, very clean and tightly bound textblock. neat between sturdy and smooth edged panels.
Washington, D.C: Public Affairs Press, 1955. First American edition. Small octavo; 119 pp. Introduction by Dorothy Thompson. First published in Cairo, July 1954. Light green cloth, illustrated dust jacket. VG/VG. Clean and tight. Jacket slightly worn at extremities. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. [Transferred from Dupont to Rockville 6/20/2016].
Oxford University Press, 1980. First edition. Folio in dark green cloth hardcovers with black DJ in brodart; white letters on spine; VG/VG; minimal soiling; maps on end pages; paper and text clean; pp. 268; plates of photographs and art at the end; shelved under review table; please contact us for shipping costs.
Istanbul, Turkey: Koçbank, 1999. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 248 pages; VG/VG; Spine is blue with white and gold lettering; dust jacket has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; binding and pages clear; signed by the author on the title page; comes in a pictorial slip case; shelved front table.
Washington: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 2009. Quarto; G-; Paperback; Spine, blue with tan print; Cover is illustrated, has mild edgewear, creasing to spine; Text block has pencil notation throughout, pen notation on inside of rear flyleaf; “Published by the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on the occasion of the exhibition … October 24, 2009 - January 24, 2010”; 346 pages, illustrated (color).
London: United Company of Merchants of England [Warren Hastings], 1781. Second Edition. Octavo; pp 284; Fair/no-DJ; brown taped spine with gilt text; from a Persian translations, made from the original written in the Shanscrit language; boards show heavy rubbing wear to exterior; rubbed edges; text block has age toned exterior edges; previous owner's bookplate adhered to front pastedown; foxing to first and last few pages; some foxing and stains lightly throughout text pages; some light pencil inside; previous owner's label and name to ffep; cracking to front and rear gutters; heavy brown tape to gutters; two loosed pages at front;.