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Selected Papers on Anthropology, Travel & Exploration. Now edited with an Introduction and Occasional Notes by N.M. Penzer.

By: BURTON, Sir Richard F.

Price: $700.00

Publisher: London:, A.M. Philpot Ltd., 1924.: 1924

Seller ID: ME1016


8vo. 240 pp. Half-title, index; foxed. Original full tan gilt-stamped bevelled buckram, t.e.g. LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies printed on handmade paper, each hand-numbered (#63). This work supplements Norman Penzer's broadly reaching bibliography of the works of Sir Richard Francis Burton. Many readers found that the bibliography referenced items so rare that they were unable to obtain copies. Penzer, recognizing this need, selected these papers both for their rarity and for their being representative of Burton's character. Thereby Penzer interjects comments relative to each of these 'chapters... View more info

The Ways of the Desert. Ninth edition, revised and augmented with commentaries by The Emir Abd-el-Kader. Translated from the French by Sheila M. Ohlendorf.

By: DAUMAS, General E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Austin & London:, University of Texas Press, 1971.: 1971

Seller ID: ME1032


8vo. viii, 193 pp. Illus., index. Turquoise cloth, dust-jacket. Very good. View more info

The Monuments of Assyria, Babylonia, and Persia: with a new key for the recovery of the lost ten tribes.

By: FORSTER, Rev. Charles (1789-1871).

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London:, Richard Bentley, 1859.: 1859

Seller ID: ME1037


8vo. [ii], 354 pp. Engraved figs. (some full-page). Modern black and maroon cloth, new endleaves. Very good. First edition. Includes cuneiform studies of the inscriptions at Behistun, the obelisk of Nimroud, medallions, etc. // "The reverend and scholar Charles Forster … used ancient Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian monuments as keys to identifying the lost tribes in Asia." – Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History: A World History, Oxford University Press, (2004), p. 4. // Charles Forster was a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, rector of Stisted in E... View more info

Image for A Series of Adventures in the Course of a Voyage up the Red-Sea, on the Coasts of Arabia and Egypt; and of a route through the desarts of Thesbais, hither to unknown to the European traveler, in the year MDCCLXXVII in letters to a lady.

A Series of Adventures in the Course of a Voyage up the Red-Sea, on the Coasts of Arabia and Egypt; and of a route through the desarts of Thesbais, hither to unknown to the European traveler, in the year MDCCLXXVII in letters to a lady.

By: IRWIN, Eyles (1751-1817).

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: London:, Printed for J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall, 1780.: 1780

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: ME1045


4to. xv, [1], 400, [2 blank] pp. Half-title, errata, 3 engraved plates (facing pp. 11, 49, 237), and 3 folding engraved maps (facing pp. 69, 291, 355); foxed throughout. Original gilt-stamped calf with black spine label; worn, upper joint reinforced with Kozo. Several ownership ink signatures of Bishop Norton, including on title. Very good. FIRST EDITION. The Critical Review reports regarding Irwin and this work, "The author … seems to be an active and spirited young man, of good sense and understanding, with a tender and benevolent heart, who has performed the disagreeable task all... View more info