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Inside an Ottoman printing office

IHSAN, Ahmed. [Title on back wrapper:] Ahmed Ihsan & Co ... Etablissement typographique, lithographique et de reliure ... Journal illustré Servet-i-Funoun XXIe année.
Istanbul, Nouri-Osmanié, 1912 [= AH] 1328. Oblong 4to. With a title-page in Turkish on the front (left!) wrapper and a title-page in French on the back (right!) wrapper, 11 black & white photographic illustrations, text in Ottoman Turkish set in Arabic type. Original publisher's red printed paper wrappers. [20] pp. Full description
€ 1,850
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Over 200 scientific articles on Western & Central Asia and India, bound in 107 volumes

[JOURNALS – WESTERN AND CENTRAL ASIA; INDIA], Olaf CAROE, Aurel STEIN, Richard TEMPLE, Francis YOUNGHUSBAND et al. [Large collection of journal articles about the scientific exploration of Western and Central Asia and India].Including:
- Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society.
- Geographical Journal.
- Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.
- Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society.
- Journal of the Royal Geographical Society.
- Transactions of the Bombay Geographical Society.
- National Geographic.
Various places, a.o. London and Calcutta, various publishers, 1837-1981. 107 volumes, many containing multiple articles. 8vo. Some illustrated with plates and maps. Half calf with marbled sides and gilt lettering on spine or cloth with marbled sides and label on spine. Full description
€ 35,000
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Guide for new employees of the Kuwait Oil Company arriving in Al Ahmadi

KUWAIT OIL COMPANY. Information for new engagements on joining the Kuwait Oil Company, Limited, Kuwait.
Al Ahmadi, Kuwait Oil Company, 18 June 1952. Small folio (33 x 20.5 cm). Duplicated typescript, printed on the rectos only in purple ink, probably with a spirit duplicator. Loose sheets, stapled together at the left top corner with holes punched in the left margin. [2], 22 pp. Full description
€ 2,500
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Loans by the UK for major infrastructure development in Jordan

MU'AMMAR, Sayid Ya'coub; B.L. STRACHAN. Exchange of notes concerning an interest-free development loan by the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
London, Her Majestys Stationery Office, 1970. 4to. With the UK coat-of-arms on title-page. Text in English and Arabic in naskh type. Stapled. 8 pp. Full description
€ 450
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Most extensive edition of a monumental, extensively illustrated description of the world

MÜNSTER, Sebastian. Cosmographia, das ist: Beschreibung der gantzen Welt, ...
Basel, heirs of Sebastian Henricpetri, 1628. Folio (38 x 24.5 cm). With engraved title-page, letterpress title-page printed in red and black with woodcut portrait of Münster on the back, 26 numbered double-page woodcut maps on inserted bifolia, 72 double-page woodcut maps, plans and views on integral leaves, and about 1500 woodcut illustrations in the text (including repeats) showing maps, plans, views, plants, animals, monsters, etc. Contemporary vellum. [24], “1752” [=1748] , [12] pp. Full description
€ 48,000
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Early Western printing in Aden: Arab dictionary

NORBURY, Paul Fitzgerald. An abridged Arabic grammar with one hundred and fifty simple conversational scentences and a vocabulary of two thousand five hundred words.
Aden, printed at the Aden Special Prison Press, [1917]. Square 8vo. Printed in English and Arabic type. With a tipped-in paper slip on the title-page: "Since the issue of the first edition it has been possible to test this grammar in regard to its utility in Mesopotamia. The result has been to confirm the correctness of the claim made in para four of the preface". Original publisher's printed hard board covers with red cloth spine. IV, 68 pp. Full description
€ 850
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Gargantuan double-sided oil map

National Iranian Oil Company [Shirkat-e Millî Naft-e Irân]. Iran: Petroleum Information & General Information. Presented by the National Iranian Oil Company to the Literacy Corps.
Iran, The National Iranian Oil Company to the Literacy Corps = Medeniyya Shirkat-e Millî Naft-e Irân ba Sepah-e Danish, "1344" [=1965]. 92 x 125,5 cm. Original color lithograph map on cloth. Bilingual in English and Farsi. Scale: 1:2000000. Full description
€ 4,500
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The British Consul of Zanzibar and his strenuous attempts to put a stop
to the business of slavery in the Sultanate

RIGBY, Colonel Christopher Palmer; Lilian M. RUSSELL-RIGBY (ed.). General Rigby, Zanzibar and the slave trade with journals, dispatches, etc.
London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1935. 8vo. With a folding "Rough sketch-map to illustrate General Rigbys career in H.M. Service" (ca. 25 x 29 cm) and the half-page coat-of-arms of Rigby on p. [5]. Original publisher's blue cloth with a blind-stamped centrepiece on the front board and the title in gold on the spine, covered with the original blue publisher's paper wrappers, protected by a plastic wrapper. [10], 15-404, [4] pp. Full description
€ 475
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