London: Longmans, 1959. First edition. "I went to Southern Arabia only just in time." Rare signed copy in... Read More about Arabian Sands
London: John Milne, 1910. First Edition. Read More about An Idler in the Near East
Copenhagen: Chez Nicolas Möller, 1773. First edition in French, with half-title. With the large fold-out map of Yemen hand-colored in outline. Account of the ill-starred Royal Danish expedition (1761-1767) to the Arabian Peninsula, the first scientific expedition, from which Niebuhr returned as the only survivor. Niebuhr only covered a small..... Read More about Description de l'Arabie, d'après les observations et recherches faites dans le pays même
London, Paris, & America: Fisher, Son, & Co, [1836-8]. Bartlett, W.H. First edition. Read More about Syria, the Holy Land, Asia Minor, &c. Illustrated … With Descriptions of the Plates by...
London: Unicorn Press, . First edition. Read More about Shifting Sands. Foreword by Right Honourable Sir Austen Chamberlain
London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1855-56. First edition. "In 1852 Burton proposed to the Royal Geographical Society that he make the hajj, or pilgrimage, to the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina. Forbidden to non-Muslims, less than half a dozen Europeans were known to have visited them and... Read More about Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El Medinah and Meccah
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1934. Angelo, Valenti. One of 1500. Read More about The Book of The Thousand Nights and a Night. A Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights...
London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. First edition. Presentation Copy. Inscribed by Burton on the front free-endpaper, "from the author", below his ink stamp. Presentation copies of Burton's travel works are uncommon. Burton's account of Zanzibar was written in 1856 while he was making preprations there to set out on his expedition... Read More about Zanzibar: City, Island, and Coast
London: Hutchinson & Co Paternoster Row, 1898. First edition. Read More about The Jew The Gypsy and El Islam. By the late Captain Sir Richard F. Burton … Edited with a...
London: C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1879. First Edition. This is Burton's second expedition to Midian (Saudi Arabia). He mapped and explored over 600 miles of territory and discovered many sites. The hope of a gold discovery didn't happen and Burton lost his potential backer, the Egyptian Khedive. Read More about The Land of Midian (Revisited
London: A.M. Philpot Ltd, 1924. First Edition. An important volume of “the rarer and more inaccessible” of Burton’s contributions to journals and weeklies, compiled by his bibliographer Penzer. Includes the “scrap of autobiography” that serves as the only information on Burton's early career, which Penzer has here entitled “Early Days..... Read More about Selected Papers on Anthropology, Travel & Exploration...Now Edited with an Introduction and...
London: Printed by W.J. Golbourn, Princes Street, Leicester Square, 1857. Wyld's Great Globe (also known as Wyld's Globe or Wyld's Monster Globe) was in Leicester Square from 1851-1862 and was owned by mapmaker James Wyld. It had as its cenerpice a 60foot diamter globe which had an interior staircase. Read More about Catalogue of the Oriental Museum.[Wyld's] Great Globe, Leicester Square
Birmingham: White & Pike Ltd, . Sole edition. APPARENTLY UNRECORDED. Very rare: not in BL, OCLC, or COPAC.Davis states in the preface, "This little pamphlet is a description of my Travels in Palestine and on the Coast of Syria during the time I was allowed to go as servant to... Read More about A short account of travels in Palestine and on the coast of Syria
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, . Fourth impression. With the likes of Philby, Doughty, Betram Thomas and others having already published their experiences in Arabia, Dickson felt it necessary to outline his own credentials: "I have had the good fortune, during my seven years' life among the Muntafiq and... Read More about The Arab of the Desert. A Glimpse into Badawin Life in Kuwait and Sau’di Arabia
[London: printed for the author at the Chiswick Press, April 1922]. First separate edition, 25 copies signed by the author, this copy numbered "Fourteen" One of 25 copies, signed. Doughty's private edition of his review of D.G. Hogarth's Arabia (Clarendon Press, 1922), reprinted from The Observer 19 March 1922. David George... Read More about Hogarth's "Arabia"
Cambridge: At the University Press, 1888. First edition. First Edition in Original Cloth. "And in truth if one live any time with the Aarab, he will have all his life after a feeling of the desert" (2:450). The classic of Arabian exploration, written in Doughty’s stately, mystical prose, here in... Read More about Travels in Arabia Deserta
New York: The Century Co, . First printing. Read More about The Sunny Side of Asia
Venice: Fran. Rampazetum, 1561. First edition. Rare 16th-century collection of spiritual writings by the early Syriac Orthodox Church father Saint Ephraim (c. 306-373), translated into Latin from Greek and Syrian by Pietro Francesco Vinus. This edition not recorded in Adams, who does record a 1562 edition of the Vinus translation... Read More about Divina quaedam S. Ephraem Opera Mille Ducentis Iam Annis e Syra in Graecam Linguam, Nunc Autem e...
New York: Sheridan House, . First edition. Read More about Arabian Antic
London: James Nisbet & Co, 1876. A WOMAN'S TRAVELS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: WITH ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS. A lovely example of this uncommon work. Although the text relies mostly on the author's diary, she has also drawn on the works of Robinson, Porter, Stewart and Thomson. The frontispiece photograph is a.... Read More about A Fortnight's Tour Amongst the Arabs on Mount Lebanon, Including a Visit to Damascus, Ba'albek,...
London: W & G Foyle Limited [Printed by John Roberts Press Limited], 1928. First edition limited to 375 copies, this being number 172. Read More about Bibliographical Notes on T. E. Lawrence's ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom’ and ‘Revolt in the...
London: Oxford University Press, 1951. Second Impression. Read More about Islamic Society and the West. Islamic Society in the Eigteenth CenturyVolume I, Parts I & II
Mayfield Sussex: 23rd Sept. 1979. Typescript published in: Into Battle. A Soldier's Diary of the Great War (Cassell, 1978). Nice late letter in a bold hand from Glubb Pasha, Sir John Bagot Glubb (1897-1986), who served with distinction in France in the first world war, and was thrice wounded. Glubb’s... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“Glubb”), discussing his writing, and conveying a carbon...
Golden Cockerel Press, 1943. One of 470 numbered copies (total edition 500), this being No. 210. Read More about The Golden Carpet
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1845. Later printing. Grant believed the Nestorians to be one of the lost tribes of Israel, and met them at Urmiah, in Turkey, after a difficult journey in 1839, where he studied their ways and beliefs. Following a return to America, he returned as a.... Read More about The Nestorians; or, The Lost Tribes. Containing evidence of their identity, account of their...
London: Sampson, Low, Marston, n.d. [Ca. 1918]. A study of the history and customs of the peoples of North Africa. Read More about 'Twixt Sand and Sea: Sketches and Studies in North Africa