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Famous limited edition "Ege portfolio" number 33 containing 15 beautiful manuscript leaves including texts in Arabic, Persian, and Ethiopic

EGE, Otto F.

Fifteen original oriental manuscripts.
[Compiled in Cleveland, by Otto F. Ege, 1940s-1950s]. Portfolio 48.5 x 34 x 4.5 cm. 15 manuscript leaves of various sizes (see the detailed list of contents for specific dimensions); 14 of the manuscripts are on paper (varyingly glazed or unglazed paper) and one is written on vellum (no. 7), most rubricated and/or decorated in various colours, some are heightened or highlighted in gold. All manuscript fragments are mounted (hinged to allow access to both sides of the leaves) in passe-partouts (ca. 46.5 x 33 cm) and each has an additional leaf (ca. 10 x 18 cm) with explanatory text mounted at the foot of the passe-partout. Original black and red portfolio with the author in white and title in red on the spine, with three sets of black ties (one on the inside) and a label on the inside of the right black flap giving the information of the limited edition: "Edition limited to forty numbered sets of which this is No 33". Two identical title leaves and 15 original manuscript leaves mounted in white passe-partouts.

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€ 18,000
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Beautifully illustrated account of the first Earl of Munster's journey overland from India via Egypt to England

FITZCLARENCE, George Augustus Frederick. Journal of a route across India, through Egypt, to England in a latter end of the year 1817, and the beginning of 1818.
London, printed by Thomas Davidson for John Murray, 1819. Large 4to. With 12 plates, including one of "Pettah the Citadel etc." as a frontispiece and 7 maps and plans, including 1 folding, with 3 additional explanatory letterpress leaves for maps 2-4 (Jubbulpoor [Jabalpur], Nagpoor [Nagpur], Meinpoor [Mahidpur]). 9 of 12 plates are hand-coloured aquatints and 5 of 7 maps and plans are coloured in outline. Contemporary calf with a blind-tooled decorative border. XXIV, [1], [1 blank], [1], [1 blank], 502 pp. Full description
€ 5,000
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Richly annotated 15th-century Hanafite manuscript compendium including influential commentaries on Islamic jurisprudence

[MANUSCRIPT - HANAFITE SCHOOL]. [Hanafite jurisprudential manuscript compendium].
[Ottoman Empire?], 825 AH [= 1422 CE]. Ca. 27 x 19 cm. Ottoman manuscript in Arabic on paper. Contemporary (15th-century) Ottoman overlapping wallet-type binding, front-board blind-tooled with a frame and centrepiece. [282] ll. Full description
€ 25,000
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Revised and enlarged edition of a 1933 master's thesis on Arabian-Far Eastern relations to ca. 1500

HUZAYYIN, S.A. Arabia and the Far East. Their commercial and cultural relations in Graeco-Roman and Irano-Arabian times.
Cairo, printed by l'institut français d'archéologie orientale, 1942. 27.5 x 18 cm. With 12 relief-printed folding maps with trade routes, some regions, etc. printed in several colours and with the coat of arms of King Fouad I of Egypt on the title page. Original brown publisher's printed paper wrappers with the title of the work and the coat of arms of King Fouad I of Egypt on the front wrapper and the logo of "la Société Royale de Géographie d'Égypte" on the back wrapper. [2 blank], XXIX, [1 blank], 319, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 1,800
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First edition of Mantino's Latin translation of book 1, part 4 of Ibn Sina's magnum opus The Canon of Medicine

IBN SINA (AVICENNA) (and Jacob MANTINO, translator). Avicennae quarta fen primi libri de universali ratione medendi: nunc primum. m. Iacob Mantini medici hebrei: opera Latinate donata.
(colophon:) Venice, Lucantonio Giunti, 8 April 1530. 8vo. With Giunti's printer's device on the title page (a Florentine lily with the L. A. initials). Later vellum with more recent end leaves. 60 ll. Full description
€ 8,500
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Indo-Persian drawing of a falcon, juxtaposed with poetry by renowned poets Hafez and Muhammad Iqbal

[INDO-PERSIAN DRAWING - FALCON]. JAHANGIR YAHYA. [Indo-Persian inscribed drawing of a falcon].
[Pakistan?], drawing signed 1301 AH (1883/84 CE), poetry signed 1351 AH (1932/33 CE). Drawing in black ink and grey watercolour (ca. 44.5 x 37 cm) on light brown paper, showing a Saker or Barbary falcon, with the collar and leash in blue and white. With four later inscriptions, namely verses in Persian and Urdu, written in black ink. In a modern gold-coloured frame (ca. 56.5 x 48 cm). Full description
€ 7,500
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Extremely rare Syrian liturgical work by the Archbishop of Damascus,
printed at the Dominican Press at Mosul

[LECTIONARY - SYRIAC]. [JOSEPH DAVID, Clemens]. Lectionarium Syriacum seu collectio orationum et lectionum quae in horis canonicis per totum anni decursum excepto jejunio quadragesimali ab ecclesiae Syriacae clero adhiberi solent.
Mosul, Typis Fratrum Praedicatorum, 1879. Folio. With a Latin title-page set in roman type and a Syriac title-page set in Syriac type, both within a red and blue ornamental frame. Preliminary leaves also set within a red ornamental frame. Text set in Syriac type and printed in black and red. With a few religious illustrations throughout the text. Contemporary half blue sheepskin, blue coth sides, gold-tooled spine lettered (in Syriac) in gold, marbled endpapers. 648 pp. Full description
€ 12,500
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First edition of an account of the Arabic interpreter who accompanied a Napoleonic spy on his mission throughout the Middle East

LAMARTINE, Alphonse de & Henri Bosch (editor). Récit du séjour de Fatalla Sayeghir chez les Arabes Errans du grand désert, manuscrit acquis et traduit en Français.
Brussels, Sociétés de Paris, Londres et Bruxelles, 1835. 8vo. With a small vignette of a harp with a star in the background on the title page. Browned paper wrappers, with a white label on the spine with "68" in brown ink. [1], [1 blank], [2], VII, [1 blank], 109, [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 350
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