Works on Paper from the Islamic and Near Eastern Worlds

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Date of the auction: 22.10.2019

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John SpeedJohn Speed, “The Kingdome of Persia with the Cheef Citties and...

John Speed, The Kingdome of Persia with the Cheef Citties and Habites described , copper plate engraving on paper, hand-coloured, Chiswell and Basset [London, 1676] single leaf, copperplate engraving, hand-coloured details, excellent dark impression on paper, slightly creased along old folds with

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Ibrahim Müteferrika, Füyzat'i Miknatisiye (Treatise on Magnetism), printed...

Ibrahim Müteferrika, Füyzat'i Miknatisiye (Treatise on Magnetism) , printed in Ottoman Turkish, by the first series of the Müteferrika Press [Constantinople, 1144 AH (1731-2 AD)] single volume, complete, printed in Ottoman Turkish with engraved head-piece opening the text and two engraved plates at

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Ibrahim Müteferrika, Usulü'l Hikem fi Nizami'l Umem (Reasonable Principles...

Ibrahim Müteferrika, Usulü'l Hikem fi Nizami'l Umem (Reasonable Principles of Public Order), printed in Ottoman Turkish, by the first series of the Müteferrika Press [Constantinople, 1144 AH (1731-2 AD)] single volume, complete, printed in Ottoman Turkish, engraved head-piece opening the text

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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L. Garreau, View of the Shore at Cazas in Lebanon, etching on paper...

L. Garreau, View of the Shore at Cazas in Lebanon , etching on paper [probably Amsterdam, c. 1790] single leaf, etching on paper depicting the view over a fishing bay in Lebanon, print margins intact, some slight surface soiling, otherwise very good condition, 350 by 505 mm.; tipped onto modern card

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Jean Chardin, Voyages du Chevalier Chardin en Persen et autres lieux de...

Jean Chardin, Voyages du Chevalier Chardin en Persen et autres lieux de l Orient , printed in French, edition nouvelle by Le Normant [Paris, 1811] 11 volumes, including the Atlas volume, complete, comprising 10 volumes (in 8vo), with half-titles, bound in contemporary morocco-backed boards

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Kitab Lituri'hat (book of divine liturgies), printed in Arabic and Greek...

Kitab Lituri'hat (book of divine liturgies) , printed in Arabic and Greek, for the Orthodox Eastern Church [Vienna, 1862] single volume, complete, most in double column, one column in Greek, that facing the translated column in Arabic, printed in red and black with numerous engraved devices to the

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Ahmad Wasif Efendi, Majalis Al-Athar wa Haqa'iq al-Akhbar (A History of the...

Ahmad Wasif Efendi, Majalis Al-Athar wa Haqa'iq al-Akhbar ( A History of the Ottoman Empire), two volumes in one, printed in Ottoman Turkish [probably Constantinople, dated 1246 AH (1830-31 AD)] two volumes bound in one, complete, fihrists (indexes) appearing before each part, joints cracked with

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Arabic Almanac for the year 1254 AH, printed in Arabic, Bulaq Press [Egypt...

Arabic Almanac for the year 1254 AH , printed in Arabic, Bulaq Press [Egypt (Cairo), dated 1253 AH (1838 AD)] single volume, complete, single column text with some calendars printed in the text, front free endpaper with manuscript title of the work in English and Arabic, some very light foxing but

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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After David Roberts, Collection of prints relating to Petra and the Holy...

After David Roberts, Collection of prints relating to Petra and the Holy Lands , chromolithographic prints [most London, 1839-1842] 20 loose leaves, some edges repaired, most borders a little foxed, rarely affecting main images, most c. 610 by 440 mm. Ɵ - The lot is subject to buyer’s premium of 25

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Qawa'id al-Tarjuman (treatise on translation), by Khalifa Efendi, in...

Qawa'id al-Tarjuman (treatise on translation), by Khalifa Efendi , in Arabic, French and Ottoman Turkish, first edition in this form, printed by the Bulaq press [Egypt (Cairo), 1266 AH (1850 AD)] single volume, complete, printed in Arabic, Turkish and French, mostly in three columns, small mark to

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Ris'hat ein al-Hayat, printed in Ottoman Turkish [probably Constantinople...

Ris'hat ein al-Hayat , printed in Ottoman Turkish [probably Constantinople, dated 1269 AH (1853 AD)] single volume, single column, 6 pages of fihrist at the beginning, very clean and crisp condition, marbled endpapers and doublures, 4to (268 by 195 mm.); contemporary tan morocco, covers with central

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Kitab Benedictariun (a Christian prayerbook), printed in Arabic, first...

Kitab Benedictariun (a Christian prayerbook) , printed in Arabic, first edition in this form, by the Greek Orthodox Partiarchate [Jerusalem (Church of the Holy Sepulchre), 1854] single volume, printed in Arabic with some headings also in Greek, simple woodcut border to title, engraved head-piece to

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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A large volume of Persian Divan, lithographed in Farsi [Tehran, Iran, dated...

A large volume of Persian Divan , lithographed in Farsi [Tehran, Iran, dated 25 th Ramadan 1274 AH (1857-58 AD)] single volume, complete, opening and closing colophons, lithographed in double columns with commentary extending diagonally into the margins (in typical divan style for Persian

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Dhil Qawa'id Othmaniya [on Ottoman grammar], first edition, printed in...

Dhil Qawa'id Othmaniya [on Ottoman grammar] , first edition, printed in Russian and Ottoman Turkish [St. Petersburg, 1858] single volume, complete with 7 folding plates of facsimile letters and firmans in Ottoman Turkish, title with contemporary ink ownership signature, a little foxed in places

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Kitab al-fikhulugium al-Kabir, for Use of the Roman Catholic Church, by the...

Kitab al-fikhulugium al-Kabir , for Use of the Roman Catholic Church, by the Franciscan Monastery of Palestine [Palestine, 1865] single volume, printed in double column in red and black, title page printed in colour, a few ink ownership stamps, else very clean condition, spine loose (covers still

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Ahmed Djevad, Etat Militaire Ottoman… Album des Figures et des Dessins...

Ahmed Djevad, Etat Militaire Ottoman… Album des Figures et des Dessins …, first edition, printed in French and Ottoman Turkish, by Imprimiere du Journal la Turquie, Ernest Leroux [Paris, 1822] single volume, complete with engraved title, index and 17 lithographed plates (8 plates of Ottoman military

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Al-Ta'il minAl-Ta'il min al-Fiudat wa al'Dala'il (an Ottoman prayer book...

Al-Ta'il min al-Fiudat wa al'Dala'il (an Ottoman prayer book) , in Arabic, lithographed on paper in black and red [Beirut, 1314 AH (1897-98 AD)] single volume, complete, printed in red and black, decorative borders throughout, roundels in red throughout, two printed headings with tughras, a little

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Bayt al-Muqaddas, chromolithographic depicting a holy site in Jerusalem...

Bayt al-Muqaddas , chromolithographic depicting a holy site in Jerusalem, printed in Urdu, by the Ravi Varma Press [India (Kerala), n.d., c. 1900] single leaf, some staining to top-right hand margin, some small closed tears to edges (not affecting image), press signature and number '500' along the

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Nagaur Sharif, chromolithographic print, in English and Urdu, by Hemchander...

Nagaur Sharif , chromolithographic print, in English and Urdu, by Hemchander Bhargava [India (Dariba, Delhi), c. 1910] single leaf, a little faded along old folds, small closed tear to right-hand margin, mounted, "Modern Litho Works, Bombay, no.4", c. 250 x 350mm This print of a Sufi shrine is an

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Karagöz, the Turkish satirical periodical, issues 209-593, printed in...

Karagöz, the Turkish satirical periodical, issues 209-593, printed in Ottoman Turkish [probably Constantinople, dated 1328-1332 AH (1910-1914 AD)] two volumes, containing issue numbers 209-593 of the periodical, printed illustrations and caricatures throughout, preliminary and penultimate leaves a

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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E. Dinet and Suleyman bin Ibrahim, La Vie de Mohmmed Prophete d'Allah...

E. Dinet and Suleyman bin Ibrahim, La Vie de Mohmmed Prophete d'Allah , illustrated by E. Dinet, limited edition by M. Faroux [Paris, n.d., c. 1918] single volume, illustrations throughout by Dinet, tipped onto card, colour plates separating each of the chapters in designs by Mohammed Racin

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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“Abou'lkasim Firdousi”, Histoire de Minoutchehr selon le Livre des Rois...

Abou'lkasim Firdousi , Histoire de Minoutchehr selon le Livre des Rois , illustrated by Michel Simonidy, translated to French by Jules Molh, by Editiones d'Art [Paris, 1919] single volume, complete, illustrations printed in colour and black and white throughout, original tissue-guards, exceptionally

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Carte-Postales of Istanbul, album containing over 100 postcards depicting...

Carte-Postales of Istanbul , album containing over 100 postcards depicting scenes from Turkey, Mecca and Medina, printed in colour [various locations, most mid-twentieth century] single album containing 105 postcards, all loosely inserted via cut-out corner pieces, none of them written or used, some

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Les Arts Decoratifs Musulmans, the Albert Morance edition, by E. Weythe...

Les Arts Decoratifs Musulmans , the Albert Morance edition, by E. Weythe [Paris and New York, c. 1925] single volume, containing only 32 of 60 photographic plates, one of these cut-out and defective, loose in portfolio as issues, folio (410 mm. by 310 mm.); in original cloth-backed pictorial boards

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Mme. Hassan Bey (Egyptian foreign minister) in Argentina, album of original...

Mme. Hassan Bey (Egyptian foreign minister) in Argentina , album of original photographs of the Egyptian state visit [Argentina (Buenos Aires), dated 17 April 1951] single volume, containing 42 mounted and loose photographs together with 10 large original press photographs by Joseph , album with

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Travel Guides for Isfahan and Tehran, printed in English [Tehran and...

Travel Guides for Isfahan and Tehran , printed in English [Tehran and Isfahan, c. 1944] two volumes, comprising: (i) A Short Guide to Isfahan, by Dr. M. Sahba, head of Iranian historical buildings department, Ordibehesht 1323 AS (April 1944 AD), plates throughout, printed wrappers, covers a little

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Le Coran, facsimile edition of the Ibn al-Bawwab Qur'an, translated to...

Le Coran, facsimile edition of the Ibn al-Bawwab Qur'an , translated to French by Jean Grosjean, limited edition, Club du Livre, published by Philippe Lebaud [Paris, 1972] 3 volumes, complete with a one volume facsimile Qur'an and two volumes in French translation with commentaries and

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Architecture and Cities in Iran, collection of works, in Farsi and English...

Architecture and Cities in Iran , collection of works, in Farsi and English [various locations, 1939-1997] 4 volumes, comprising: (i) Lockhart, Famous Cities in Iran, 1939; (ii) The Fabulous Land of Iran, selected works of Iranian photographers, 1994; (iii) Mihan'e Ma, Iran, Kasrai'an and Arshi

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Persian Art and Antiquities, a large collection of reference books, in...

Persian Art and Antiquities , a large collection of reference books, in Farsi and English [various locations, second half of twentieth century] collection of 13 volumes, including Gholamali Seif Nasseri's Forty Years of Searching and Collecting, Iranian Artworks held in Ermitazh Museum (St

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 22 Oct 2019

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Modern Iranian Political History, including a large collection of works...

Modern Iranian Political History, including a large collection of works printed under the Pahlavi Dynasty and of royal commission , in Farsi [most Tehran, c. 1970] collection of 9 works, including Tarikh'e Ejtema'i va Siyasi'e Iran (political history of Iran) and Tajgozari'e Shahanshahi'e Iran (on

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 22 Oct 2019