• Topic: Travel & Exploration: Middle East

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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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W. Pembroke Fetridge:
The American Traveller's Guide: Harper's Hand-Book for Travellers in Europe and the East. Complete in 3 vols.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1882, 1878, 1878. 21st & 17th years of publication. Consecutively paginated, 1330pp, illustrated with maps, some folding, plus c.470pp of Indexes and advertisements. Three vols, each 7.4 x 5 ins, bound in red leather in wallet form, with map pockets in the covers and flaps for closure. 18 of the flimsy monochrome maps are present in the pockets: almost all are in very good condition, the exceptions being those of London and Paris. Three of those listed are missing, and some are duplicates. There is also an unlisted plan of the 1878 Paris Exposition. While a section concerns itself with travel in the US and Canada, the 'East' of the title ventures no further than Egypt, Syria, and Russia. The blank leaves preceding the titles to Vols 2 & 3 bear an 1878 ownership name, while this page has been removed from Vol I. The contents are fresh and clean, and the bindings have been professionally refurbished. A very attractive set, and invaluable for the US traveller setting out for 19th Century Europe. 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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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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