Middle East

  • Q.B.L. or The Bride’s Reception Being a Short Cabalistic Treatise on the Nature and Use of the Tree of Life by Frater Achad

    Q.B.L. or The Bride’s Reception Being a Short Cabalistic Treatise on the Nature and Use of the Tree of Life by Frater Achad, published in 1972. Illustrated. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear to corners and ends of jacket.

  • Stories of Bahaullah Compiled by Ali-Akbar Furutan

    Stories of Bahaullah Compiled by Ali-Akbar Furutan, published in 1986. Sections Include: Childhood and Early Life, 1817-1843, Experiences as a Babi and Exile from Iran 1844-1853, Residence in Baghdad and Sulaymaniyyih 1853-1863, The Journey to Constantinople May-August 1863, Constantinope and Adrianople 1863-1868, Akka and Bakji 1868-1892, Glossary and Index. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear only. Prior owners name inside cover, else free from any marks.

  • Notes of Travel in Egypt and Nubia by J. L. Stephens

    Notes of Travel in Egypt and Nubia by J.L. Stephens with an Account of the Suez Cancal, Numerous Illustrations and a Map, published in 1879. Sections Include: Arrival in Alexandria, The Catacombs, Journey Up the Nile, Temple of Denderah, The Curse of Pharaoh, The Arabs and the Pasha, Voyaging on the Nile, etc. etc. Hardcover with decorative stamped boards with 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.