Middle East

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    The Way of Return A Collection of Mystical Thoughts and Essays

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    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.

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    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.

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    The Book of Fate Formerly in the Possession of and Used by Napoleon

    The Book of Fate Formerly in the Possession Of and Used by Napoleon, rendered into the English language by H. Kirchenhoffer, published in 1927. This is a curious divinatory occult system linked to certain Gnostic sects and discovered by Napoleons men in an Egyptian Tomb when France attempted to occupy that country. The large fold out chart, rarely found with the work is complete although detached from the book and there are tears along the fold lines…attempting to use the book without the chart is impossible and the rear portion contains area’s where experiments with the oracle system can be recorded. Much of the symbolism appears strangely Masonic such as a square and compass and human skull. There are also references to Hermetic sources in the book. Bound hardback with decorative embossing in gold-with light shelfwear and previous owners bookplate and inscription to pastedown.

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    The Lioness A Romance of the Riff Mountains

    The Lioness A Romance of the Riff Mountains by Ferdinand Ossendowski, published in 1929. Fourth Printing. Set in North Africa. Sections Include: Along The Old Caravan Track, The Vagabond, Among Snakes, Czar Asia, In the Kasba, The Path of Misery, The Revenge, etc. Hardcover with the scarce dust jacket with light chipping to corners and ends.

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    In An Eastern Rose Garden

     In an Eastern Rose Garden published by The Sufi Movement, undated circa 1920. Sections Include: Nature’s Religion, The Personality of God, Silent Life, The Will Human and Divine, Will Power, he Mystery of Breath, Stilling the Mind, The Attainment of Power, What the Power of Breath can Do, The Knowledge of Past, Present and Future, etc. Bound hardcover with light shelfwear.