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The Holy Land, Syria and Arabia

Embark on a journey of discovery through the Holy Land, Syria, and Arabia with our collection of rare travel and exploration books, inspired by the exploits of famous explorers like T.E. Lawrence, Gertrude Bell, and Wilfred Thesiger.
  • The Arab of the desert.

    DICKSON, H.R.P.
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    The preferred edition with the first publication of the 3 maps intended for the second impression but never issued, and with the charts bound into...

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  • The Marsh Arabs.

    THESIGER, Wilfred.
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    Thesiger's account of his time with the marsh Arabs of southern Iraq in the 1950's.First edition, first impression. 8vo, xiv, 242 pp., 109 photogr...

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  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

    LAWRENCE, T.E.
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    First trade edition. An excellent example of T.E. Lawrence's classic memoir, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, in a smart vellum binding by Bumpus lettered ...

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  • The Arabs.

    THOMAS, Bertram.
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    First crossing of the Empty Quarter. Bertram Thomas's (1892-1950) 'first crossing of the Empty Quarter, albeit by the shortest and easiest route, a...

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  • Field Notes. Mesopotamia.

    [INTELLIGENCE GUIDE].
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    For official use only. The second, enlarged edition of this scarce intelligence guide produced for the British Indian Army operating in Mesopotamia...

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  • On a raft, and through the desert:

    ELLIS, Tristram.
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    In 1879 Tristram Ellis (1844-1922), a successful watercolour artist, boarded a steamship for Alexandria with the aim of visiting Syria, Asia Minor...

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  • Al-Haram Al-Ibrahami Al-Khalil

    SUPREME MOSLEM COUNCIL.
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    A guide to the fourth holiest site in Islam, sacred to both Muslims and Jews. Includes a geographical and historical review of Hebron and the Cave...

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  • The caravan route

    SALVATOR, Ludwig, Archduke of Austria.
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    The account of an expedition undertaken in March 1878 by the Archduke, to investigate the possibility of a coastal railway in southern Palestine. ...

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  • AEI. Arabia Egypt India.

    BURTON, Isabel.
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    Isabel Burton's second book detailing a journey made with her husband to India, via Arabia and Egypt between 1875 and 1876. Although the work is p...

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  • The Desert King.

    HOWARTH, David.
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    Howarth's life of Ibn Saud provides a lucid portrait of a legendary warrior, and way of life unique in the twentieth century.First edition. 8vo, 2...

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  • The life of Sir Richard Burton.

    [BURTON, Richard Francis] WRIGHT, Thomas.
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    Wright's biography of Burton was very popular going through three printings in one year. It proved controversial for mentioning Burton's shortcomi...

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  • The overland route to India,

    TILLOTSON, John.
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    A very good copy of a large format illustrated work showing the route from England to India via the great cities of the Middle East. An early reis...

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  • Amurath to Amurath.

    BELL, Gertrude Lowthian
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    Bell's account of her five-month journey along the Euphrates. Scarce.Second edition, 8vo. xvii, 370 pp., frontispiece and 235 illustrations, large...

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  • Soldiers of the Prophet.

    MURPHY, Charles C. R.
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    A scarce account of military and naval operations in Arab lands including the Arabian Gulf in the period 1910-1918. Includes the rebellion in Oman...

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  • A description of the East and some other countries [bound with]

    POCOCKE, R.
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    One of the most important books on the Eastern Mediterranean. The first volume contains a description of Egypt, with volume two describing Palestin...

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  • A brief sketch of the Prophet of Islam.

    ALI, Muhammad.
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    Written by Ali 'for all fair-minded non-Muslims on the occasion of the fourteenth centenary of that great benefactor of humanity'.First edition. 8...

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  • Petromin handbook

    KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA.
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    The history of Petromin (The General Petroleum and Mineral Organization) from its foundation in 1962 up to 1977. Petromin was founded to develop p...

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  • [SAUDI ARABIA]. Reconnaissance Geology and magnetic intensity map

    RATTE, James C.; Gordon E. Andreasen.
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    Ratte and Andreasen's map of the Jabal Sawdah was part of the pioneering project to a complete geological and geographical survey of Saudi Arabia....

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  • [SAUDI ARABIA]. Geographic map of the Asir Quadrangle

    BROWN, Glenn F.; Roy O. Jackson.
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    Brown and Jackson's map of the Asir Quadrangle was part of the pioneering project to a complete geological and geographical survey of Saudi Arabia...

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