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ARABS: HISTORY, CULTURE & PLACE MODERN WORLD WS730-1, Hottinger, , Arnold
1 ARABS: HISTORY, CULTURE & PLACE MODERN WORLD WS730-1 Hottinger, , Arnold
May not be noted. Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Arab Culture; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" ; Hottinger, Arnold The Arabs: Their History, Culture and Place in the Modern World, Berkeley and Los Angeles Univ. Of California Press 1963. VG, ex-lib, no dust ajcket, sound and tight. LARGE OCTAVO, 344 PAGES WITH INDEX. , SCARCE; 0 3194 
Price: 14.05 USD
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LES LIVRE DES MILLE NUITS [COMPLETE IN 8 LARGE VOLUMES] [Bx], J C [Jean-Charles] Mardrus" (18681949) Trans
2 LES LIVRE DES MILLE NUITS [COMPLETE IN 8 LARGE VOLUMES] [Bx] J C [Jean-Charles] Mardrus" (18681949) Trans
Paris Grenelle ca 1920 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by G. De Malherbe 
Chromotype; 4to 11" - 13" tall; ca4800 pages; The Book of the thousand nights and one night. Literal and complete translation of Dr. JC Mardrus. French language text. Original attractive 1/2 morocco leather and marbled boards; crubbed extremities. Plates and illustrations. Page borders. Light browning to pages. Handsome large volumes weighing in at about 60 pounds. Large frames varied colors and 156 color plates reproducing miniatures of ancient manuscripts Persian and Hindu. Apparently Mardrus' French translation could be seen as an interpretation more than a translation. Mardrus's version of the Arabian Nights is racy, elegant, and highly readable. It is mentioned explicitly in the pages of A Remembrance of Things Past . Mardrus inserted a lot of imaginative material of his own, and his translation is therefore not wholly authentic, even though it is very well written and developed. As a doctor for the French government, he worked throughout Morocco and the Far East. He produced other translations. Fine binding. ; 66 33756 
Price: 559.30 USD
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PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A PILGRIMAGE TO AL-MADINAH & MECCAH [VOL II OF MEMORIAL EDITION], Richard F. Burton
3 PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A PILGRIMAGE TO AL-MADINAH & MECCAH [VOL II OF MEMORIAL EDITION] Richard F. Burton
London Tylston and Edwards 1893 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 479 pages; This is the second volume of the two-volume first edition, - the Memorial Edition. Bound in blind-stamped black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and pictorial designs in gilt representing Arab man (front cover) and desert tent (rear cover) , with script in Arabic in upper right corner of front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with light rubbing to covers and fraying at top/bottom of spine. Stain appears on right side of front cover. Volume has red-tinted top edge. Interior is clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded color frontispiece depicting Richard Burton as Mirza Abdullah, as well as b&w & color plates and in-text illustrations. This volume contains a 64-page index. Richard F. Burton - Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia, Africa and the Americas as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian and African languages. Burton's best-known achievements include travelling in disguise to Mecca, an unexpurgated translation of "One Thousand and One Nights" (also commonly called "The Arabian Nights" in English after Andrew Lang's abridgement) , bringing the Kama Sutra to publication in English, and journeying with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans led by Africa's greatest explorer guide, Sidi Mubarak Bombay, utilizing route information by Indian and Omani merchants who traded in the region, to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Burton extensively criticized colonial policies (to the detriment of his career) in his works and letters. He was a prolific and erudite author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about subjects including human behaviour, travel, falconry, fencing, sexual practices and ethnography. A unique feature of his books is the copious footnotes and appendices containing remarkable observations and unexpurgated information. He was a captain in the army of the East India Company serving in India (and later, briefly, in the Crimean War). Following this he was engaged by the Royal Geographical Society to explore the east coast of Africa and led an expedition guided by the locals and was the first European to see Lake Tanganyika. In later life he served as British consul in Fernando Po, Santos, Damascus and, finally, Trieste. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was awarded a knighthood (KCMG) in 1886. Edited by His Wife, Isabel Burton. 28 full page color and tinted plates. Contents VG; 0 34773 
Price: 376.00 USD
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WABASH MOON: FRENCH LYRICS INCLUDED Photograph of Morton Downey on Cover, Morton Downey - Dave Dreyer
4 WABASH MOON: FRENCH LYRICS INCLUDED Photograph of Morton Downey on Cover Morton Downey - Dave Dreyer
May not be noted. Fine with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Irving berlin, NY, 1931. Sheet music. Photo cover, Morton Downey - Dave Dreyer, WABASH MOON: FRENCH LYRICS INCLUDED, Photograph of Morton Downey on Cover, FINE condition ; 0 8545 
Price: 30.82 USD
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ZAIDA; OR THE DETHRONEMENT OF MUHAMED IV, Charles Smith [Trans From The German by- Kotzebue, August Von, 1761-1819.}
5 ZAIDA; OR THE DETHRONEMENT OF MUHAMED IV Charles Smith [Trans From The German by- Kotzebue, August Von, 1761-1819.}
N Y, N Y Burnton and Darling 1803 First English Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Small 8vo 7" - 8" ; Paper Covered Boards. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition in English. 8vo. 1st Edition in English. Smith was a New York City bookseller who died in 1808 at the approx. Age of 40. Front fep missing, ink ownership at top of T. P. Scattered foxing. Original blue publishers boards. Lacking spine, held together by the cords, contents tight, corners rubbed. Mehmed IV, Sultan of the Turks, 1642-1693--Fiction LOC 07014161; 0 31934 
Price: 88.83 USD
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