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Cenkname, An Ottoman Turkish manuscript on folk tales, annotated by several  fictionists some are in the Ottoman royal court  WITH SEVERAL PRIMITIVE MINIATURES
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Cenkname, An Ottoman Turkish manuscript on folk tales, annotated by several fictionists some are in the Ottoman royal court WITH SEVERAL PRIMITIVE MINIATURES

by Anonim

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Ottoman text in naskhi script, lacking the fist beginning leave and possibly one other from the end. hand written notes between 1168 H. and 1910. some notes tell that the book was read by some employees in the Ottoman court and in definite cafes of Istanbul like Galata. An Extra ordinary example.
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Kalila wa Dimna كليلة و دمنة
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Kalila wa Dimna كليلة و دمنة

by Abdullah ibn al Muqaffa' عبدالله بن المقفع

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Second
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1251
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2ff, 109 p. Arabic text. The second press of Bulak by the tobjiyyah (artillery) printed house in Turah, Cairo. 1251 AH., 1835 AD. Ownership Mustafa Kamel al Ghamrawi 1317 AH. Edited by Abdurrahman al Safty, the editor of Alf layla wa layla printed in Bulak.
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Diwan Layla wa Majnun (The Epic of Layla and Majnun - ديوان ليلى و مجنون) , illustrated Ottoman Turkish lithograph printed in Iran
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Diwan Layla wa Majnun (The Epic of Layla and Majnun - ديوان ليلى و مجنون) , illustrated Ottoman Turkish lithograph printed in Iran

by Fuzuli Muhammed bin Suleyman (c. 1494 – 1556)

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Published
1849
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Contemporary full leather
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26 x 16.5 cm. 131 p. in Ottoman Turkish. ornamented boards of contemporary leather binding. With 20 contemporarily colored miniatures. Mahammad bin Suleyman (Classical Azerbaijani: محمد سليمان اوغلی Məhəmməd Süleyman oğlu), better known by his pen name Fuzuli (Azerbaijani: فضولی Füzuli; c. 1494 – 1556), was an Azerbaijani, of the Bayat tribes of Oghuz, poet, writer and thinker. Often considered one… Read more about this item
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Shahnama (The Epic of Kings)
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Shahnama (The Epic of Kings)

by Abul-Qasem Ferdowsi Tusi (al Ferdawsi)

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first
Published
1851
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A huge complete book in four parts, with many miniatures of which some are on full pages. Some leaves loose, some some corners restoration, some small cutting and light spots. A lithograph print
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The American travel, signed by the author to Dr. Faris Nimr الرحلة إلى أمريكا
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The American travel, signed by the author to Dr. Faris Nimr الرحلة إلى أمريكا

by Muhammed labib al Batanuni

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First
Published
1930
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The Printing house's orijinal binding
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Dedicated and signed by the author to Fairs Nimr (1856 - 1951). Contains 69 photographic pl. Dr. Faris Nimr was a Lebanese-Egyptian Christian intellectual, publisher, and journalist who played an important role in popularizing modern science and Western ideas in the Arab East in the late nineteenth century. He graduated from the Syrian Protestant School in Beirut, where he… Read more about this item
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Le compagnon de tous 2 vols. الرفيق في كل طريق
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Le compagnon de tous 2 vols. الرفيق في كل طريق

by Colonel chevalier Louis Calligaris

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First
Published
1864
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Vol. 1, contains Arabic and Turkish with other languages. 662 , 364 p. Covers and spine loose. Vol. 2, printed in 1870 , 168, 92, 93, 125, 105, 69, 94 p. The second work of the diplomat author in our inventory.
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Presentation copy signed by the auther to the Sultan Abdulhamid II, of In and out of three normandy inns
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Presentation copy signed by the auther to the Sultan Abdulhamid II, of In and out of three normandy inns

by Anna Bowman Dodd (January 21, 1858 - January 1929)

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Edition
1st Edition
Published
1892
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viii, list of illus. 394 p. signed by the author when she was in Istanbul to the Sultan Abdulhamid II in 1901 . with Arabic private library number (98) on the spine . In original hard covers binding. Anna Dodd was an American author from New York. She wrote short stories, essays and a series of articles on church music. After… Read more about this item
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Rare poetry Diwan of an Alawite (Nusayri) prince
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Rare poetry Diwan of an Alawite (Nusayri) prince

by Al Amir Hasan al Makzoun al Sinjari ( 583 - 638 H / 1187 - 1240 AD )

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Approx. 200 P. Arabic Diwan of Hasan b. Yusuf Makzoun b. Kheder al Azdi al Sinjari. One of the most accepted leaders by the Syrian Alawites (Nusayri), He was the Emir of Sinjar the became a sufi . An Arabic manuscript written Tarsus 1313 AH. by Mu'alla Muhammad Abboud Kismet for the Sheikh Muhammad b. Ali al Homsi
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FINE AND RARE ARABIC MANUSCRIPT OF ZUBDAT UL AMTHAL (ESSENCE OF PROVERBS)
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FINE AND RARE ARABIC MANUSCRIPT OF ZUBDAT UL AMTHAL (ESSENCE OF PROVERBS)

by MUSTAFA B. IBRAHIM AL RUMI AL HANAFI (D. 1176 AH- 1762 AD)

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Handwritten. As New. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 118 PP, VERY FINE ARABIC TA'LIQ SCRIPT WITH GOLDEN DOTS BENEETH THE PROVERBS. FINE OTTOMAN STYLE HEADING ILLUMINATION IN BRIGHT GOLD AND NATURAL COLORS. ALL PAGES OUTRULED IN GOLD. CHAPTER AND CEGNIFICANT WORDS IN RED. MARGINAL NOTES IN FINE TA'LIQ SCRIPT. COLOPHON WITH SCRIBE NAME: MUHAMMAD B. AHMAD. OWNERSHIP… Read more about this item
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Manuscript of Diwan Wataniyyati (my Patriotism, the prohibited book during the British occupation in Egypt)

by Sheikh Ali al Ghayati (1884-1954)

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Published
1910
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Hardcover
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Cairo, 1910 Handwritten. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo, 112 p. Arabic manuscript in fine riq'a script of the prohibited and expropriated diwan copied in 1910 (as mentioned in the colophon which is typical of the one in the printed copy) or few years later on Khedivial water marked paper. A press draft or… Read more about this item
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Al-Safar ila al-Mu'tamar (The Journey to the Congress)

by Ahmad Zaki Pasha (1867-1934)

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Edition
2nd Edition
Published
1894
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Hardcover
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Cairo: The government press, Bulaq, 1894 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 2nd Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Second and expanded edition in 520 p. in Arabic. The government press, Bulak 1894. Modern hard cover binding. In this book, Ahmed Zeki Bey (Pasha), who was the head of the translating department at the President of the council of ministers,… Read more about this item
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PROLEGOMENES D'EBN KHALDOUN (MUQADDIMAT IBN KHALDOUN) ARABIC TEXT IN 3 VOLUMES SET

by IBN KHALDOUN, ABDURRAHMAN B. MUHAMMAD B. MUHAMMAD (D. 808 AH- 1406 AD)

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1858
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Paris: Firmin Didot, 1858 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 3 VOLUMES: 422, 408, 434 PP ARABIC TEXT IN FINE SCRIPT.EACH VOLUME WITH ONE TITLE PAGE IN FRENCH: NOTICE ET EXTRAITS DES MANUSCRITS DE LA BIBLIOTHEQUE IMPERIALE ET AUTRES BIBLIOTHEQUES, PUBLIES PAR L'INSITUT IMPERIAL DE FRANCE.... PARIS, FIRMIN DIDOT FRERES 1858. COMPLETELY IN ARABIC. IN… Read more about this item
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CATALOGE OF THE COLLECTION OF H. H. THE LATE PRINCE IBRAHIM HILMY: EUROPEAN AND EASTERN SECTIONS
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CATALOGE OF THE COLLECTION OF H. H. THE LATE PRINCE IBRAHIM HILMY: EUROPEAN AND EASTERN SECTIONS

by EGYPTIAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

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Published
1936
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Cairo: Paul Barbey, 1936 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. ESTERN (ARABIC, TURKISH, PERSIAN) AND EUROPEAN SECTIONS, 181 , 267 PP, FRONT COVER STAINED. INSIDE V G. ABOUT BOOKS PRESERVED IN THE EGYPTIAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, IBRAHIM HILMI PASHA'S SECTION..
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SHAHNAMA (THE EPIC OF KINGS) PRINTED FOR MUHAMMAD ALI SHAH QAJAR, FOUR PARTS IN ONE VOLUME COMPLETE.
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SHAHNAMA (THE EPIC OF KINGS) PRINTED FOR MUHAMMAD ALI SHAH QAJAR, FOUR PARTS IN ONE VOLUME COMPLETE.

by ABU L QASIM FIRDAOUSI AL TUSI

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1904
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Tehran: Mirza Mahmud Tajir Khouansari, 1904 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. PERSIAN TEXT, FINELY LITHIOGRAPH ILUUSTRATED WITH A PORTRAIT OF MUHAMMAD SHAH QAJAR, MUZAFFER UD DIN SHAH QAJAR, MINISTER HUSSEIN PACHA KHAN, AND FOURTY ONE (41) FULL PAGE LITHIOGRAPH ILLUSTRATIONS WITH SEVERAL PARTIAL WOODCUTTINGS. FINE LITHIOGRAPH PRINTED BOOK MAINLY SCRIBED IN FINE FARISI… Read more about this item
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Kalila wa Dimna (private edition)

by Abd Allah b. al- Muqaffa' (D. 142 AH- 759 AD)

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Edition
1st Edition
Published
1973
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Hardcover
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Beyrout, Lebanon: Dar al- Shurouq, 1973 Book. Illus. by Suzanna Fritz (?). Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Private first edition in Dar al Shurouq 1973 on fine paper, edited from the First work of Abd al Wahhab Azzam and Taha Hussein in Cairo, Dar al Ma'aarif 1941. Illustrated and preserved in original pictorial… Read more about this item
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L'EGYPTE SATIRIQUE ALBUM D'ABOU NADDARA ILLUSTREE DE 48 PAGE DE GRAVURES. LES DEUX AFFREUX TYRANS DU NIL TEWFIK ET SON PERE ISMAIL, VISION DU SHEIKH ABOU NADDARA

by DE BAIGNIERES, PAUL

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1st Edition
Published
1886
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Hardcover
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Paris: Lefebvre, 1886 Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 112 PP FRENCH STUDY ON ABOU NADDARA'S MAGAZINE WHICH WAS ISSUED IN THE SAME PRINTING OFFICE, LEFEBVRE, IN PARIS AFTER ABOU NADDARA (JAKOB SANUA) WAS DEPORTED FROM EGYPT BY KHEDIEVE ISMAIL PASHA AND DENY HIS POLITICAL MAGAZINE. RESTORATED ORIGINAL PRINTER WRAPPERS, FRONTISPIECE OF ABOU NADDARA… Read more about this item
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al- Shahnama (The Epic of Kings)
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al- Shahnama (The Epic of Kings)

by ABU L QASIM FIRDAOUSI

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1st Edition
Published
1932
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Hardcover
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Cairo: Dar ul Kutub al- Misriyya, 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Arabic text, 2 parts in one volume, 108 p introduction by the editor, the proffesor in the Egyptian University, Abd ul Wahhab Azzam, 389, 343 p with several fine illustration plates of miniatures. Limited edition to 1200 copies. The Shahnama… Read more about this item
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Allee Neemroo, the Buchtiaree adventurer. A tale of Louristan. 3 vols. set

by James Baillie Fraser

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1st Edition
Published
1842
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London: Richard Bentley, 1842 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Ex-libris lable; Robert Hyde Greg (24 September 1795 - 21 February 1875). original hard covers, loose, partial small tears. Text is in very good condition. As published. 8vo. 344, 328, 305 p. English text..
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Kitab al Aghani (The book of songs) 20 parts in 10 volumes set
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Kitab al Aghani (The book of songs) 20 parts in 10 volumes set

by Abu al- Faraj al- Asfahani, Ali b. al- Hussein b. Muhammad al- Asbahani al- Baghdadi (284-356 AH, 897-967 AD)

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Published
1868
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Cairo: Bulak, 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Rare, the first edition to be printed in Cairo, Bulak press completed in 1285 AH- 1868 Ad. Edited by Nasr al Horini and others. In contemporary fine bindings. Long 8vo, (189, 197, 192, 190, 195, 213, 190, 197, 185, 174, 173, 179, 170, 179, 168, 170,… Read more about this item
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HUMAYUNNAME ( HUMAYOUN NAMA )

by BIDPA

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Published
1838
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Cairo: Bulak, Dar ut Tiba'aa, 1838 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. OTTOMAN TEXT , 512 PP , PRINTED IN BOULAQ 1254 H. ( 1838 AD. ) . VERY EARLY PRINT OF HUMAYOUNNAME ( ROYAL POLICY ) FROM THE ORIENTAL LITERATURE . TALL QUARTO , MINOR VARIOUS MINUTE HOLES IN THE CONTEMPORARY BINDING , INSIDE… Read more about this item
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