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Works on Paper from the Islamic and Near Eastern Worlds

Bloomsbury Auctions Live Webcast Auction 22 Oct 2019 14:00 BST

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Ɵ John Speed, “The Kingdome of Persia with the Cheef Citties and Habites described”

Lot 1

ƟJohn Speed, “The Kingdome of Persia with the Cheef Citties and Habites described”, copper plate engraving on paper, hand-coloured, Chiswell and B...

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Ɵ Ibrahim Müteferrika, Füyzat'i Miknatisiye (Treatise on Magnetism), printed in Ottoman Turkish

Lot 2

ƟIbrahim Müteferrika, Füyzat'i Miknatisiye (Treatise on Magnetism), printed in Ottoman Turkish, by the first series of the Müteferrika Press [Cons...

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Ɵ Ibrahim Müteferrika, Usulü'l Hikem fi Nizami'l Umem (Reasonable Principles of Public Order)

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ƟIbrahim Müteferrika, Usulü'l Hikem fi Nizami'l Umem (Reasonable Principles of Public Order), printed in Ottoman Turkish, by the first series of t...

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Ɵ L. Garreau, View of the Shore at Cazas in Lebanon, etching on paper [probably Amsterdam, c. 1790]

Lot 4

ƟL. Garreau, View of the Shore at Cazas in Lebanon, etching on paper [probably Amsterdam, c. 1790] single leaf, etching on paper depicting the vie...

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Ɵ Jean Chardin, Voyages du Chevalier Chardin en Persen et autres lieux de l’Orient

Lot 5

ƟJean Chardin, Voyages du Chevalier Chardin en Persen et autres lieux de l’Orient, printed in French, edition nouvelle by Le Normant [Paris, 1811]...

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

Lot 6

ƟKitab Lituri'hat (book of divine liturgies), printed in Arabic and Greek, for the Orthodox Eastern Church [Vienna, 1862] single volume, complete,...

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Ɵ Ahmad Wasif Efendi, Majalis Al-Athar wa Haqa'iq al-Akhbar (A History of the Ottoman Empire)

Lot 7

ƟAhmad Wasif Efendi, Majalis Al-Athar wa Haqa'iq al-Akhbar (A History of the Ottoman Empire), two volumes in one, printed in Ottoman Turkish [prob...

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Ɵ Arabic Almanac for the year 1254 AH, printed in Arabic, Bulaq Press [Egypt (Cairo)

Lot 8

ƟArabic Almanac for the year 1254 AH, printed in Arabic, Bulaq Press [Egypt (Cairo), dated 1253 AH (1838 AD)] single volume, complete, single colu...

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

Lot 9

ƟAfter David Roberts, Collection of prints relating to Petra and the Holy Lands, chromolithographic prints [most London, 1839-1842] 20 loose leave...

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

Lot 10

ƟQawa'id al-Tarjuman (treatise on translation), by Khalifa Efendi, in Arabic, French and Ottoman Turkish, first edition in this form, printed by t...

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Ɵ Ris'hat ein al-Hayat, printed in Ottoman Turkish

Lot 11

ƟRis'hat ein al-Hayat, printed in Ottoman Turkish [probably Constantinople, dated 1269 AH (1853 AD)] single volume, single column, 6 pages of fihr...

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Ɵ Kitab Benedictariun (a Christian prayerbook), printed in Arabic

Lot 12

ƟKitab Benedictariun (a Christian prayerbook), printed in Arabic, first edition in this form, by the Greek Orthodox Partiarchate [Jerusalem (Churc...

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Ɵ A large volume of Persian Divan, lithographed in Farsi

Lot 13

ƟA large volume of Persian Divan, lithographed in Farsi [Tehran, Iran, dated 25th Ramadan 1274 AH (1857-58 AD)] single volume, complete, opening a...

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Ɵ Dhil Qawa'id Othmaniya [on Ottoman grammar], first edition

Lot 14

ƟDhil Qawa'id Othmaniya [on Ottoman grammar], first edition, printed in Russian and Ottoman Turkish [St. Petersburg, 1858] single volume, complete...

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

Lot 15

ƟKitab al-fikhulugium al-Kabir, for Use of the Roman Catholic Church, by the Franciscan Monastery of Palestine [Palestine, 1865] single volume, pr...

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

Lot 16

ƟAhmed Djevad, Etat Militaire Ottoman… Album des Figures et des Dessins…, first edition, printed in French and Ottoman Turkish, by Imprimiere du J...

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

Lot 17

ƟAl-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)] s...

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

Lot 18

Bayt al-Muqaddas, chromolithographic depicting a holy site in Jerusalem, printed in Urdu, by the Ravi Varma Press [India (Kerala), n.d., c. 1900] ...

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

Lot 19

Nagaur Sharif, chromolithographic print, in English and Urdu, by Hemchander Bhargava [India (Dariba, Delhi), c. 1910] single leaf, a little faded ...

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

Lot 20

ƟKaragöz, the Turkish satirical periodical, issues 209-593, printed in Ottoman Turkish [probably Constantinople, dated 1328-1332 AH (1910-1914 AD)...

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

Lot 21

ƟE. 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. 191...

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

Lot 22

Ɵ“Abou'lkasim Firdousi”, Histoire de Minoutchehr selon le Livre des Rois, illustrated by Michel Simonidy, translated to French by Jules Molh, by E...

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Ɵ Carte-Postales of Istanbul, album containing over 100 postcards depicting scenes from Turkey

Lot 23

ƟCarte-Postales of Istanbul, album containing over 100 postcards depicting scenes from Turkey, Mecca and Medina, printed in colour [various locati...

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

Lot 24

ƟLes Arts Decoratifs Musulmans, the Albert Morance edition, by E. Weythe [Paris and New York, c. 1925] single volume, containing only 32 of 60 pho...

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

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ƟMme. Hassan Bey (Egyptian foreign minister) in Argentina, album of original photographs of the Egyptian state visit [Argentina (Buenos Aires), da...

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Ɵ Travel Guides for Isfahan and Tehran, printed in English [Tehran and Isfahan, c. 1944]

Lot 26

ƟTravel Guides for Isfahan and Tehran, printed in English [Tehran and Isfahan, c. 1944] two volumes, comprising: (i) A Short Guide to Isfahan, by ...

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Ɵ Le Coran, facsimile edition of the Ibn al-Bawwab Qur'an

Lot 27

ƟLe Coran, facsimile edition of the Ibn al-Bawwab Qur'an, translated to French by Jean Grosjean, limited edition, Club du Livre, published by Phil...

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

Lot 28

ƟArchitecture and Cities in Iran, collection of works, in Farsi and English [various locations, 1939-1997] 4 volumes, comprising: (i) Lockhart, Fa...

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Ɵ Persian Art and Antiquities, a large collection of reference books, in Farsi and English

Lot 29

ƟPersian Art and Antiquities, a large collection of reference books, in Farsi and English [various locations, second half of twentieth century] co...

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

Lot 30

ƟModern Iranian Political History, including a large collection of works printed under the Pahlavi Dynasty and of royal commission, in Farsi [most...

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Ɵ The Land of Kings, edited by Ali Massoudi, second edition [Tehran, 1974]

Lot 31

ƟThe Land of Kings, edited by Ali Massoudi, second edition [Tehran, 1974] single volume, illustrations printed in colour throughout, very good con...

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Ɵ A collection of works on modern Iranian history, in Farsi and English

Lot 32

ƟA collection of works on modern Iranian history, in Farsi and English [various locations, c. 1970-2010] 8 volumes relating to the Pahlavi family,...

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Ɵ History of the Persians, including Cyrus the Great, in Farsi and English

Lot 33

ƟHistory of the Persians, including Cyrus the Great, in Farsi and English [various locations, c. 1980-2000] collection of 8 volumes, including Boa...

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Ɵ Isfahan and Shiraz, including Persopolis, collection of works, in Farsi and English

Lot 34

ƟIsfahan and Shiraz, including Persopolis, collection of works, in Farsi and English [various locations, 1989-2009]5 volumes, comprising: (i) Kasa...

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Ɵ The History of Tehran, a collection of works, in Farsi and English

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ƟThe History of Tehran, a collection of works, in Farsi and English [various locations, c. 1990] a collection of 8 volumes, including Old Tehran, ...

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Ɵ Qajar, Court Painting in Persia, by B. W. Robinson and Robert Ker Porter [Italy, 1990]

Lot 36

ƟQajar, Court Painting in Persia, by B. W. Robinson and Robert Ker Porter [Italy, 1990] single volume, printed on blue paper, colour plates mounte...

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Ɵ Stories from the Shahnameh of Ferdosi, by Soroush Press and Negar Books [Tehran, 1993]

Lot 37

ƟStories from the Shahnameh of Ferdosi, by Soroush Press and Negar Books [Tehran, 1993] two volumes in one, printed in English and Farsi, decorati...

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Ɵ Persia, Bridge of Turquoise, edited by Rolff Beny

Lot 38

ƟPersia, Bridge of Turquoise, edited by Rolff Beny, with historical notes in Farsi and English on the plates [Tehran, 1993] single volume, illustr...

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Ɵ Princes, Poets & Paladins, Islamic paintings

Lot 39

ƟPrinces, Poets & Paladins, Islamic paintings from the collection of Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan, Sheila R. Canby, for the trustees of ...

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Ɵ Qajar Portraits, collection of the Shalva Amiranashvili State Art Museum of Georgia

Lot 40

ƟQajar Portraits, collection of the Shalva Amiranashvili State Art Museum of Georgia [Istanbul. 2004] single volume, illustrations printed in colo...

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Ɵ Islam, Art and Architecture, edited by Markus Hattstein and Peter Delius, first English edition

Lot 41

ƟIslam, Art and Architecture, edited by Markus Hattstein and Peter Delius, first English edition [France, 2000] single volume, illustrations throu...

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Ɵ Splendors of the Ancient Persia, Henri Stierlin, first edition [China, 2006]

Lot 42

ƟSplendors of the Ancient Persia, Henri Stierlin, first edition [China, 2006] single volume, illustrations throughout printed in colour, 4to (360 ...

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Ɵ The Arts of the Muslim Knight, The Furusiyya Art Foundation Collection

Lot 43

ƟThe Arts of the Muslim Knight, The Furusiyya Art Foundation Collection, concept and direction by Bashir Mohamed, first edition [Milan, 2008] sing...

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Ɵ Travelling the Silk Road, Ancient Pathway to the modern world, illustrated edition [China, 2012]

Lot 44

ƟTravelling the Silk Road, Ancient Pathway to the modern world, illustrated edition [China, 2012] single volume, illustrations throughout printed ...

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Ɵ A fine Mamluk Qur’anic Juz’, containing text Ha’Mim (26), in Arabic

Lot 45

ƟA fine Mamluk Qur’anic Juz’, containing text Ha’Mim (26), in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on paper [Mamluk Egypt, probably second half of fifte...

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Ɵ Jalal al-din Abu al-Fadi Abd’alrahman bin Abu’Bakir al-Sayuti, known as ‘al-Suyuti’

Lot 46

ƟJalal al-din Abu al-Fadi Abd’alrahman bin Abu’Bakir al-Sayuti, known as ‘al-Suyuti’, work on prophetic medicine, in Arabic, decorated manuscript ...

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Ɵ A large Sub-Saharan Qur'an, copied by Rasul Muhammad Sali'Allah, in Arabic

Lot 47

ƟA large Sub-Saharan Qur'an, copied by Rasul Muhammad Sali'Allah, in Arabic, bound decorated manuscript on paper [probably Ethiopia, dated 23 Juma...

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Ɵ Section from a Maghribi Qur’an, in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on paper

Lot 48

ƟSection from a Maghribi Qur’an, in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on paper [probably Tunisia, first half of nineteenth century] single volume, 12...

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Ɵ A fine Dala'il al-Khayrat, in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on paper

Lot 49

ƟA fine Dala'il al-Khayrat, in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on paper [North Africa (probably Morocco), mid- nineteenth century] single volume, 2...

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R.C. Carrington, Views over Ancient Appolonia in Cyrenaica, original watercolour on paper

Lot 50

R.C. Carrington, Views over Ancient Appolonia in Cyrenaica, original watercolour on paper [Libya, dated 1864] single leaf, pencil and watercolour ...

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Ɵ Ilm al-Tibb, copied by Abd'alwahab bin Ahmad ibn Sahhuna al-Tanukhi al-Damashqi

Lot 51

ƟIlm al-Tibb, copied by Abd'alwahab bin Ahmad ibn Sahhuna al-Tanukhi al-Damashqi, known as ‘Ibn Sahhuna’, in Arabic, manuscript on paper [Levant r...

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Ɵ Ala’ al-Din abu al-Hassan Ali ibn Abi’Hazam al-Qarshi al-Damashqi

Lot 52

ƟAla’ al-Din abu al-Hassan Ali ibn Abi’Hazam al-Qarshi al-Damashqi, known as ‘Ibn al-Nafis’, Bughyat al-Talibin wa Hujjat al-Mutatibbin (a referen...

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Ɵ Muhammad ad-Din abdulllah Mahmoud ibn Maudud al-Mausili al-Baladji

Lot 53

ƟMuhammad ad-Din abdulllah Mahmoud ibn Maudud al-Mausili al-Baladji, Kitab al-Mukhtar fi al-Fiqh, in Arabic, decorated manuscript on paper [Mecca,...

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Deed granting aid to the poor people of Mecca, in Arabic, manuscript on paper [Saudi Arabia (Mecca),

Lot 54

Deed granting aid to the poor people of Mecca, in Arabic, manuscript on paper [Saudi Arabia (Mecca), dated Shawwal 1228 AH (1813 AD)] single leaf,...

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Ɵ Document relating to Jerusalem, in Arabic, manuscript on paper

Lot 55

ƟDocument relating to Jerusalem, in Arabic, manuscript on paper [Jerusalem, dated 1192 AH (1778 AD)] single leaf, single column, 23 lines of cursi...

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Ɵ Abu Hamid Muhammad bin Muhammad al-Ghazali, Kitab Kimiyat al-Sa’ad

Lot 56

ƟAbu Hamid Muhammad bin Muhammad al-Ghazali, Kitab Kimiyat al-Sa’ad (on the Muslim faith and Sufi life), copied by Isma’il bin Shaikh Hamad Razm’A...

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Ɵ Nizami Ganjavi's Makhzan al-Asrar, together with Amir Khusraw's Matl'a al-Anvar

Lot 57

ƟNizami Ganjavi's Makhzan al-Asrar, together with Amir Khusraw's Matl'a al-Anvar, in Farsi, decorated manuscript on paper [Safavid Persia, late se...

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Ɵ Ibn al-Malik, Sharh al-Wiqaya, in Arabic, decorated manuscript on paper

Lot 58

ƟIbn al-Malik, Sharh al-Wiqaya, in Arabic, decorated manuscript on paper [Near East, possibly Lebanon, c. 1700] single volume, 109 leaves, apparen...

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Ɵ Theology on the Qur'anic Arabic language, two parts in one volume, in Arabic

Lot 59

ƟTheology on the Qur'anic Arabic language, two parts in one volume, in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on paper [Ottoman Turkey, apparently dated 1...

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Ɵ Nazm al-Ma’ali fi Sharh Nathr al-la’Ali (Tales of Imam Ali), Persian translation

Lot 60

ƟNazm al-Ma’ali fi Sharh Nathr al-la’Ali (Tales of Imam Ali), Persian translation of Nathr al-la’Ali attributed to Sadr al-Dahdabi, in Farsi, illu...

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