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From the Mediterranean to the Himalayas

Joinly curated by our specialists Julian MacKenzie and Roxana Kashani, the catalogue covers rare travel books from the Mediterranean to the Himalayas, including : (1) Alexander the Great Illuminated Manuscript, (2) New Arrivals, (3) Greece and the Ottoman World, (4) The Holy Land, Syria and Arabia, (5) Central Asia, and (6) The Himalayas, Tibet and India.

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  • The Oil Fields of Russia.

    BEEBY-THOMPSON, Arthur.
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    A richly illustrated work on the oil fields of present day Azerbaijan written by Arthur Beeby-Thompson, a pioneer in the early development of the ...

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  • Iz Zaisana cherez Khami v Tibet i na verkhoviia Zheltoi reki.

    PRZHEVALSKY, Nikolai.
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    In the spring of 1879 Przhevalsky embarked on his first Tibetan expedition, which lasted until the late autumn of 1880. Setting off on foot across...

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  • The six voyages of John Baptista Tavernier,

    TAVERNIER, Jean-Baptiste.
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    Attractive copy of Tavernier's account of his travels to the East. One of the most popular works of its time and translated into several European ...

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  • The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia [with] Egypt and Nubia.

    ROBERTS, David.
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    A complete set of David Roberts' monumental work on the Holy Land and Egypt.In the 1830s tourism in the Holy Land was increasing as the Pasha of E...

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  • Personal narrative of a pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah.

    BURTON, Richard Francis.
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    One of the most important books on Arabia. Burton entered Mecca freely as a true Mohammedan pilgrim (travelling as an Afghan Pathan) and was first...

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  • Ancient accounts of India and China, by two Mohammedan travellers.

    SULAIMAN EL TAJIR; RENAUDOT, Eusébe (translator).
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    Scarce. 'Sulaiman's works had a profound effect on many Arabic and Persian geographers and are of exceptional importance for the study of early Is...

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  • Pilgrimage to the Caaba and Charing Cross.

    AHMAD HASSAN, Hafiz.
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    The author was treasurer and advisor to the Nawab of Tonk, a principality in the northwest of India, now part of the Indian state of Rajasthan. W...

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  • In the High Himalayas.

    WHISTLER, Hugh.
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    Whistler, a fellow of the Zoological Society and a serving member of the Indian (Imperial) police, spent much of his leave in the Himalayas north ...

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  • An Unexplored Pass.

    FEATHERSTONE, B[alford] K[inchant].
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    This scarce volume narrates an attempt to cross the Muztagh Pass in 1922. Capt. Featherstone was the only European member of the expedition which...

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  • A Modern Pilgrim in Mecca

    WAVELL, A.J.B.
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    In 1908 Wavell (1882-1916), travelled in disguise via Beirut and Damascus, reaching Mecca and Medina via the Hedjaz railway. From there he made hi...

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  • The Glory of the Shia World.

    SYKES, Major Percy Molesworth.
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    A fictional tale which the author intended to be 'a second Hajji Baba, which would serve as a true picture of Persia some ten years ago, before co...

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  • The Heart of a Continent.

    YOUNGHUSBAND, Capt. Frank E.
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    The title that established Younghusband as a serious Central Asian explorer. Starting in Manchuria, he continued to the Gobi Desert, to Kashmir an...

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  • Travels of Mirza Abu Taleb Khan in Asia, Africa, and Europe,

    KHAN, Mirza Abu Taleb; STEWART, Charles (translator).
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    Account of Western society by an Indian poet. An entertaining account of Khan's impressions and remarks on the travels he made West from his hometo...

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  • Description de L'Arabie [WITH] Voyage en Arabie & en d'autres pays circonvoisins.

    NIEBUHR, Carsten.
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    The famous account of the Royal Danish Expedition (1761-1767) to the Middle East, Egypt, Persia and India, and the return journey. the first scien...

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  • Across Thibet

    BONVALOT, Gabriel.
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    Scarce in original cloth. Narrative of the journey with Henri d'Orleans from Jarkent to Chamdo through the Tien Shan and Tibet in the winter of 18...

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  • Ruins of Desert Cathay.

    STEIN, Mark Aurel.
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    Inscribed presentation copy. Inscribed to Sir James Dunlop Smith, an official in the Indian Army, who held various important positions, eventually ...

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  • A Voyage into the Levant...,

    TOURNEFORT, Joseph Pitton de.
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    The botanist Pitton de Tournefort was sent on a mission to the Levant by Louis XIV in 1700. He was accompanied by the artist Claude Aubriet and th...

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  • Travels in Egypt and Nubia,

    IRBY, Charles Leonard; MANGLES, James.
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    The privately printed true first edition. The rare privately printed edition, preceding the trade edition by twenty-one years. The text consists of...

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  • Skobeleff and the Slavonic cause by O.K.

    [KIRREV, Olga].
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    Mikhail Skobelev (1843-1882), became famous for his conquest of Central Asia and for his heroism during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878. Dresse...

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  • Narrative of a mission to Bokhara,

    WOLFF, Joseph.
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    Finely bound. A finely bound copy of a Great Game classic. Unfortunately, Wolff arrived too late to save Stoddart and Conolly; they died in the pri...

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  • Turkestan. Avtolitografii.

    KUZNETSOV, Pavel.
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    A fresh example of Kuznetsov's first series of drawings of Turkestan, accompanied by his affectionate essay about the region. Originally a member ...

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  • Travels and discoveries in the Levant.

    NEWTON, Charles Thomas.
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    Newton was vice-consul at Mitylene and resided in the Levant from 1852-1859. The expeditions to Asia Minor took place between 1856-1859 and were m...

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  • From Kulja across the Thian-Shan to Lob-nor.

    PREJEVALSKY, N[ikolai] M.
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    Prejevalsky's second expedition. Account of Prejevalsky's second expedition, originally published in Russian in 1877.Travelling through East Turkes...

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  • The works of ...

    MONTAGU, Lady Mary Wortley.
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    Lady Mary's husband was appointed ambassador to the Porte in 1716, and she accompanied him to Constantinople. During her sojourn in Turkey the aut...

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