Middle East

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Bektashi Order of Dervishes

    The Bektashi Order of Dervishes by John Kingsley Birge, published in 1965. Sections Include: General Place of Dervish Orders, Place of Bektashi Orders in Turkish Life, History of Study of the Bek Order, Anatolia in the Thirteenth Century, Balim Sultan, Hurufi Doctrines, Shah Ismail, Bektashiism in Albania, etc. Hardcover, illustrated. Hardcover with light shelfwear only.

  • Memories of Hazrat Inayat Khan

    Memories of Hazrat Inayat Khan by A Disciple, undated circa 1940. A biography on the founder of the Sufi order of the West. Hardcover with light shelfwear.

  • 1912 The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

    The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Translated into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald with Illustrations Photographed from Life Studies by Adelaide Hanscom and Blanche Cumming, published in 1912. Unusual illustrations. Hardcover with shelfwear to corners and ends.