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The first world chronicle to include bio-bibliographies of Arab scholars

FORESTI DE BERGAMO, Jacobus Philippus. Supplementum chronicarum.
Brescia, Boninus de Boninis, 1. XII. 1485. Small folio (21 x 31 cm). Double rules along inner margins of text and between table columns, rubricated throughout. Contemporary blindstamped vellum over wooden boards, bound in the monastic shop of the Würzburg Benedictines, two clasps. Full description
€ 65,000
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The rarest treatise on Falconry

FRIEDRICH II von Hohenstaufen. Reliqua librorum Friderici II. Imperatoris, de arte venandi cum avibus, cum Manfredi Regis additionibus. Ex membranis vetustis nun primum edita. Albertus Magnus de falconibus, asturibus, & accipitribus.
Augsburg, Johannes Praetorius (Hans Schultes), 1596. 8vo. With magnificent double-page woodcut illustration and woodcut printer's device on title page (repeated on recto of final leaf). 17th century mottled calf, spine gilt. Full description
€ 25,000
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Explorations in Arabia and vicinity, with 69 spectacular plates

LABORDE, Léon Emmanuel Simon Joseph de. Voyage de l'Arabie Pétrée.
Paris, Giard (colophon: printed by the Imprimerie Normale/Jules Didot l'ainé), 1830[-1834]. Royal 1mo (42 x 59.5 cm). With lithographic title-page (with a large lithographed title vignette separately printed on "India" paper and mounted on the title-page) and lithographed coat of arms of the dedicatee Wilhelm II of Hesse printed directly on dedication leaf, 69 lithographed plates (3 double-page and 1 larger folding) showing views, maps and plans after Laborde and Linant de Bellefonds, most separately printed on "India" paper and mounted on the leaves. With 1 zoological plate (of a marmot and young: "El Oueber") subtly coloured as published. Period-style half calf with gilt title to spine. Full description
€ 45,000
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Rare travel account

OPPENHEIM, Max von. Vom Mittelmeer zum Persischen Golf durch den Hauran, die Syrische Wüste und Mesopotamien.
Berlin, Dietrich Reimer, 1899-1900. 2 volumes. Large 8vo. With 2 (instead of 3) folding maps in rear-cover pockets and numerous illustrations in the text and on photo plates. Original illustrated green cloth. Full description
€ 8,500
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Detailed illustrated manuscript journal of a voyage to India, the Gulf, the East Indies and China,
including detailed accounts of meetings with the Sultan of Muscat and Oman
and with the ruler of Bahrain

[MANUSCRIPT - MARITIME]. PAGE, Théogène-François. Campagne de la Favorite - Journal.
[In the Gulf and elsewhere at sea], 3 June 1841 - 5 January 1844. 2 volumes. Folio (33.5 x 22 cm). Manuscript ship's journal in French of the ship La Favorite under command of Captain Théogène-François Page, in black ink on unwatermarked wove paper, closely written in a small but neat Latin hand, with more than 40 small pen or pencil drawings in the text, ranging from simple coastal profiles to detailed and skilfully executed views of cities and fortifications. With 11 inserted items, including a 27 July 1842 letter from Admiral Guy-Victor Duperré (Ministère de la Marine et des Colonies) to Captain Page, and a slip with neatly drawn Chinese characters. Contemporary plain-paper wrappers, with manuscript title on both front wrappers (that for vol. 2 with "N° 2." at the head). Full description
€ 350,000
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