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James Silk Buckingham:
Travels in Assyria, Media and Persia: Vol I only. [plus the plates for Vol II].

London: Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley, 1830. Second Edition. xvii, 508pp, plus the folding map of Persia and the 17 plates (all asked for). Map crisp and in good order, text and plates very good and clean, with occasional very light soiling or an occasional foxing spot; the first four leaves of the prelims are soiled and stained, with professional repairs to the frayed edges. In a recent quarter-binding of green cloth titled in gilt, with buff boards, bright and clean. Accompanying this copy is an envelope containing the 9 plates from the missing Vol II. Very Good.

Price: £145.00


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H. Arnoux [Hippolyte Arnoux]:
A collection of photographs of Egyptian Scenes by H. Arnoux, Port Said.

Port Said, Egypt: H. Arnoux, [c.1865-1885?] Old quarto album, with 24 linen-mounted card leaves 29.5 x 22.5 cms, edges very browned, on which are pasted 35 full-page photographs, all but a few with a caption printed or handwritten on the negative identifying the scene, numbering the image, and giving the photographer as H. Arnoux, Port Said. Street and river scenes, antiquities, buildings, individuals in costume..: images generally rather faded but clean, a few lifting slightly, one with an inch corner lost, a little minor fraying or short closed tears to a few edges. Two are mounted upside down. In the restored binding of maroon pebble cloth, slightly marked, with new spine with paper label. Very Good.
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Price: £480.00


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[John Murray]:
Murray's Handbook for Travellers in Constantinople, Brusa, and the Troad. [Brusa aka Brūsa]

London: John Murray, (title dated) 1893 [adverts 1896]. First edition / reprint. vi, (ii),[38] introduction, 166pp + 56pp (Murray's Handbook Advertiser, 1896-1897): with 12 maps and plans, and addenda leaf tipped in at p.1. Pocket maps present. Turkish numerals added in ink to p[1] of the Introduction. Silverfish damage to upper corners of several pages of the introduction (losing a few words), and to pp1 to 6 of the text (losing a little print but none of the sense). Many of the advert pages affected by top edge staining and silverfish damage, with some loss. The rear endpapers, with their top inch gone, have been relaid on thin blue card. Some silverfish nibblings to exposed fold of pocket maps. The main body of the text and maps is clean and without predators, with a few small unobtrusive notes. In new binding of red Victorian cloth ruled in blind, with, inset, the gilt title on mottled red cloth from the original front board. A bright, firm copy. G+.

Price: £125.00


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Louisa Jebb (Mrs Roland Wilkins):
By Desert Ways to Baghdad.

London: Nelson, n.d. [c.1912] 370 + xiv adverts: illustrated with photographs and a frontis map. Contents clean and fresh throughout. In the original binding of light blue cloth: boards firm and bright, corners sharp, with a small mark and indentation to the lower board: spine titled in black and slightly darkened, ends crimped. Very nice copy. VG+.

Price: £25.00


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Blottiere [Blottičre], Alain, text by:
Postcards from Egypt circa 1900.

Cairo: Zeitouna, 2001. First edition thus. (xii), followed by 52 unpaginated pages of plates, many in colour, and mostly one to a page. First leaf is printed 'with the compliments of Commercial International Bank - Egypt (CIB).' Pages fresh and unmarked. Landscape folio, 11.6 x 16.4 ins, in the original cloth-textured binding with black spine and maroon boards, each with a large monochrome pictorial onlay - a reclining 'Jeune Fille Arabe' on the front and an enlarged postage stamp (biplane over pyramids) on the back. Small mark to bottom corner of upper board, otherwise clean and firm, a lovely copy. Near Fine.
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Price: £80.00


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