Middle East

  • The Story of a Diamond: Illustrative of Egyptian Manners and Customs by M.L. Watley

    The Story of a Diamond: Illustrative of Egyptian Manners and Customs by M.L. Watley, undated circa 1880. Sections Include: Egyptian Justice, Sunday Morning in Cairo, The Merchant’s Journey, A Summer Holiday in Egypt, A Visit to the Pyramids, A High Wind on the Nile, etc. etc. Hardcover with beautiful gilt design with Egyptian scene’s on cover. Light shelfwear to corners and ends.

  • A Year Among The Persians by E. Browne

    A Year Among The Persians by E. Browne, published in 1927. Sections Include: Tabriz to Tehran, Mysticism, Metaphysics and Magic, Istafan, Yezd, Kirman Society, etc. etc. Nice black and white photographic frontis. Hardcover in crimson with gilt medallion design. Shelfwear to corners and ends.

  • Sir John Chardin’s Travels in Persia with an Introduction by Brigadier-General Sir Percy Sykes

    Sir John Chardin’s Travels in Persia with an Introduction by Brigadier-General Sir Percy Sykes, published in 1927 by the Argonaut Press. Illustrated including fold out chart in beautiful condition. Hardcover with light shelfwear to corners and ends.

  • The Gulistan: Being the Rose Garden of Shaikh Sa’Di The First Four Babs or Gateways

    The Gulistan: Being the Rose Garden of Shaikh Sa’Di The First Four Babs or Gateways Translated by Sir Edwin Arnold, published in 1899. Sections Include: The Manners of Kings, Concerning Darweeshes, The Excellency of Modernation, The Benefits of Taciturnity, etc. etc. Hardcover with beautiful decorative silver gilt decoration. Light shelfwear only.

  • Egypt: Painted and Described

    Egypt: Painted and Described by R. Talbot Kelly, published 1912. Section: Cairo, Streets and Bazaars, The Nile, Mosques, Religion, etc. Bound hardcover in a beautiful decorative embossed boards in blue and gold. Shelfwear to corners and ends.

  • The Mysteries of the Qabalah

    The Mysteries of the Qabalah Vol. II Writen down by Seven Pupils of E.G., published in 1922. Sections Include: The Hebrew Alphabet and Its Hieroglyphical Significance, Explanatory Notes on the Letters, The Qabalistic Definition of the Snake Nachash, The Lesson of Nachash, The Brotherhood of the White Lodge, Initiation According to the Qabalah from a Scientific and Philosophical Point of View, The Soul of the Qabalah, Examples of Permutation and Numerical Valuation, The Literature of the Qabalah Throughout the Ages, etc. Hardcover with light shelfwear only.

  • The Mystical Vision of Existence in Classical Islam: The Quaranic Hermeneutics of the Sufi

    The Mystical Vision of Existence in Classical Islam The Quranic Hermenuetics of the Sufi by Gerhard Bowering, published in 1980. Hardcover with only light shelfwear.

  • Jesus in Heaven on Earth

    Jesus in Heaven on Earth by Al-Haj Khwaja Zazir Ahmad, published in 1956. A work on Ahmadiyya Muslim beliefs. From Wikipedia “Ahmadi thought emphasizes the belief that Islam is the final dispensation for humanity as revealed to Muhammad and the necessity of restoring to it its true essence and pristine form, which had been lost through the centuries. Ahmadiyya adherents believe that Ahmad appeared in the likeness of Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice, and peace. They believe that upon divine guidance he divested Islam of fanatical and innovative beliefs and practices by championing what is, in their view, Islam’s true and essential teachings as practiced by Muhammad and the early Islamic community. Thus, Ahmadis view themselves as leading the revival and peaceful propagation of Islam.” Bound hardcover in cream colored boards with original thick paper jacket with light shelfwear only.

  • Sufism an Account of the Mystics of Islam

    Sufism An Account of the Mystics of Islam by A. J. Arberry, published in 1956. Sections Include: The Word of God, The Life of the Prophet, The Ascetics, The Mystics, The Structure of Sufi Theory and Practice, The Sufi Orders, The Theosophy of Mystic Islam, The Decay of Sufism, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear only.

  • The Way of Return A Collection of Mystical Thoughts and Essays

  • Muslim Saints and Mystics Episodes from the Tadhirat al-Auliya’ (“Memorial of the Saints”)

    Muslim Saints and Mystics Episodes from the Tadhkirat Al-Auliya by Farid Al-Din Attar, Translated by A.J. Arberry, published in 1966. Sections Include: Hasan of Basra, Malek Ibn Dinar, Habib Al-Ajama, etc. etc. Bound hardcover with original jacket.

  • The Diwan of Abu’L-Ala

    The Diwan of Abu’l-Ala by Henry Baerlein, published in 1909. The author, a blind poet and philosopher,  is considered one of the best thinkers of Medieval Islam. This work is composed of selections from his two collections of poetry, The Tinder Spark, and Unnecessary Necessity. Hardcover with light shelfwear only.