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HITTI, PHILIP K. HISTORY OF THE ARABS. From the earliest time to the present. Seventh Edition. Macmillan and Co. Ltd. 1961.
Large 8vo. 6.5 x 8.75 inches. xii + [ii] + 822 pp. Illustrated by colour frontispiece, 3 folding maps and by numerous black and white photographs, maps and genealogical tables in text. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt in price clipped dust wrapper which is chipped at head and tail of spine and at corners. Extremities a little worn but otherwise a very good copy. Lahore booksellers stamp on first free endpaper. Small Arabic inscription on title page and bookplate.
A standard history of the Arab world from pre-Islamic times to the end of the Ottoman empire. It was first published in 1937 and last appeared in a revised tenth edition in 2002. Philip Khuri Hitti (1886-1978) was Lebanese born (under the Ottomans) of a Maronite Christian background. Following education in Beirut, he taught at Columbia and then Princeton Universities. * This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983. £30.00 [Stock No. 24363]

SERJEANT, R. B. SOUTH ARABIAN HUNT.  LUZAC 1976.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. [vi] + 143 pp.Illustrated by colour frontispiece, by 12 pages of photographic plates (one coloured), 9 text figures, two maps (one in colour) and coloured map endpapers. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page.Bound in original blue cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper which is chipped at head and tail of spine with label at foot and some wear along edges.; otherwise a very good copy. Frequent neat ink underlining of Arabic words and syllables in text and index. Small Arabic inscription and bookplate both on title page.
An examination of the ritual ibex hunt in South Arabia, including a translation of an account by two Hadrami shaihks, with hunting law cases. Robert Bertram Serjeant (1915-93) was an academic orientalist who had served in the Aden Protectorate and later specialised in the study of the Yemen. * This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983. £30.00 [Stock No. 24362]

BOORMAN, H. R. PRATT. HELL'S CORNER 1940. KENT BECOMES THE BATTLEFIELD OF BRITAIN. ‘Kent Messenger.’ 1942.
FIRST EDITION 8vo. 5 x 7.5 inches, vi + 128 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographic plates.Bound in original blue cloth in scarce, unclipped, dust wrapper. Foxing largely confined to edges, otherwise a fine copy Neat inscription on first free endpaper.
The illustrations from the Messenger's archives and the conversational first hand accounts give a good idea of just what it was like to live and work in 'Hellfire Corner'. £25.00 [Stock No. 24359]

BELGRAVE, SIR CHARLES. THE PIRATE COAST.  Librarie du Liban. 1972.
8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. xii + 200 pp. Illustrated by 16 pages of black and white plates.Bound in original green cloth, gilt in dust wrapper slightly chipped at head and tail of spine and with other edge wear; otherwise a fine copy. Brief Arabic inscription on title page and bookplate.
Lebanese reprint of the first edition (G. Bell), stated to be 1960 but in fact was published in 1966 . It is an account of the Indian Ocean and the Gulf, based on the 1818-20 diary of the Royal Navy officer, Captain Francis Erskine Loch (1787/88-1863). Sir Charles Dalrymple Belgrave (1894-1969) served in the Middle East during the First World War and as a colonial administrator in Africa before becoming economic advisor to two shaikhs of Bahrain, 1926-1957. * This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983. £45.00 [Stock No. 24358]

BONSAL, STEPHEN. MOROCCO AS IT IS. With an Account of Sir Charles Euan Smith’s Recent Mission to Fez. By Stephen Bonsall, Jr. Illustrated.  Harper and Brothers 1893.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.25 x 7.5 inches. viii + 349 pp. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece in red, by 32 whole page black and white photographic and engraved plates, by text engravings, and by folding coloured map. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page.Bound in the original red cloth, gilt with decorative gilt block on front board and spine. Some pages uncut. Extremities worn with slight loss and damage at head and tail of spine and wear to front inner hinge (now repaired as is map); otherwise a very good copy inside. Bookplate.
An account of the British mission to Fez in 1892. It attempted to persuade the Sultan of Morocco to end slavery and to agree the commercial treaty given in the appendix. The Sultan refused to sign, however, and the British envoy, Sir Charles Euan-Smith (1842-1910) resigned in 1893. Euan-Smith, soldier and diplomat had previously served in India, Abyssinia, Persia, Muscat, Afghanistan and Zanzibar. The story of the failed mission is narrated by by Stephen Bonsal (1865-1951), US journalist, diplomat and author. From 1885-1907 he was a a special correspondent for the New York Herald, covering military conflicts. * This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983. £30.00 [Stock No. 24356]

SANGER, RICHARD H. THE ARABIAN PENINSULA.  Cornell University Press. 1954.
Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9 inches. xiv + [ii] + 295 pp. Illustrated by 21 pages of black and white photographic plates, including frontispiece and by 2 maps in text.Bound in the original green cloth, gilt. Extremities worn at edges but otherwise a very good copy. Brief Arabic inscription on first free endpaper and recto of frontispiece and bookplate.
Account of the impact of Western civilisation on the countries of the Arabian peninsula, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrein, Kuwait, The Trucial Coast, Muscat, Aden and its Protectorate and Yemen. The author, Richard Harlakenden Sanger (1905-79), combines topographical description with an historical perspective. * This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983. £25.00 [Stock No. 24353]

SCOTT, HUGH. IN THE HIGH YEMEN. With over a hundred photographs by the Author and Everard B. Britton. John Murray, Albemarle Street, W.1 1942.
FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9 inches. xix + [i] + 260 pp.Illustrated by 67 pages of black and white photographic plates, including frontispiece and one folding, by 3 maps in text and one folding and by 8 text figures. Bound in the original red cloth, gilt. Spine sunned, extremities a little worn, some wear to inner front hinge (now repaired) and occasional stains; otherwise a very good copy. Brief Arabic inscription on first free endpaper and bookplate.
Personal narrative of travels in the western part of the Aden Protectorate and in the Yemen. The journeys were made in the context of the British Museum (Natural History) Expedition to South-West Arabia, 1937-38 by Hugh Scott (1885-1960), entomologist and geographer. The 114 photographs were taken by the author and by his colleague, Everard Baldwin Britton (1912-2012). * This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983. £60.00 [Stock No. 24352]

SCOTT, HUGH. IN THE HIGH YEMEN. With over a hundred photographs by the Author and Everard B. Britton.  1942.
FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9 inches. xix + [i] + 260 pp. Illustrated by 67 pages of black and white photographic plates, including frontispiece and one folding, by 3 maps in text and one folding and by 8 text figures. Bound in the original red cloth, gilt. Spine sunned, a little wear to inner front hinge (now repaired) and a few fore edge and margin stains; otherwise a very good copy. Bookplate.
Personal narrative of travels in the western part of the Aden Protectorate and in the Yemen. The journeys were made in the context of the British Museum (Natural History) Expedition to South-West Arabia, 1937-38 by Hugh Scott (1885-1960), entomologist and geographer. The 114 photographs were taken by the author and by his colleague, Everard Baldwin Britton (1912-2012). * This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983. £60.00 [Stock No. 24351]

MEULEN, D. VAN DER. FACES IN SHEM.  John Murray, 50 Albemarle Street, W1. 1961.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. xii + 194 pp. Illustrated by 16 pages of black and white photographic plates and by double page map.Bound in the original cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper, which is chipped at head and tail of spine with missing lower portion. Slight wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy. Brief Arabic inscription on title page and bookplate.
Impressions and travel experiences of the Hejaz, the Yemen and the Hadhramaut, concentrating on the people the author encountered during his travels and his official service as Dutch consul in Jeddah, responsible for the welfare of Indonesian pilgrims. Daniel van der Meulen (1894-1989) was a Dutch colonial administrator in the East Indies, diplomat, explorer of the Hadhramaut and author of books on the Arab world. * This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983. £30.00 [Stock No. 24350]

MEULEN, D. VAN DER. ADEN TO THE HADHRAMAUT. A Journey in South Arabia. John Murray, Albemarle Street, W. 1947.
8vo. 6.5 x 9 inches. xvi + 254 pp. Title page in red and black.Illustrated by 81 pages of black and white photographic plates, including frontispiece and by double page map. Bound in the original cloth, gilt. Deckled edges. A very good copy. 1947 signature on first free endpaper and brief Arabic inscription on title page and bookplate.
A record of a journey from Aden to the Hadhramaut in 1939, translated from the Dutch manuscript of Daniel van der Meulen (1894-1989), Dutch colonial administrator in the East Indies, diplomat, explorer and author of books on the Arab world, a sequel to his previous book on the Hadhramaut of 1932. * This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983. £25.00 [Stock No. 24348]

BELHAVEN AND STENTON, ROBERT ALEXANDER BENJAMIN HAMILTON, 12th Baron. THE KINGDOM OF MELCHIOR. Adventure in South West Arabia. By the Master of Belhaven (Lt.-Col. The Hon A. Hamilton). John Murray, Albemarle Street, W. 1949.
8vo. 6 x 9 inches. x + 212 pp. Includes 1 page of music in Appendix, Notes on Arab Chants.Illustrated by 14 pages of black and white photographic plates and by 2 maps.Bound in the original cloth, gilt. Deckled edges. Slight wear to extremities and a few traces of foxing but otherwise a very good copy. Brief Arabic inscription on half title and bookplate.
Account of the early service in South West Arabia of Robert Alexander Benjamin Hamilton, 12th Baron Belhaven and Stenton, FGS (1907-61), Scottish soldier and colonial administrator. It was published before he succeeded to the Scottish peerage in 1950. Belhaven was educated at Eton and Sandhurst and served in the Aden Protectorate first as soldier and then administrator in the thirties and early forties. * This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983. £20.00 [Stock No. 24347]

INGRAMS, DOREEN. A TIME IN ARABIA.  John Murray 1970.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. 173 pp. [xii] + 160 pp. Illustrated by 12 pages of photographic plates and by double page map. Bound in the original green cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper which is chipped at top and head and tail of spine. Extremities a little worn and sunned at edges but otherwise a very good copy. Loosely inserted: Obituary: Doreen Ingrams, 1997.
Account of life and travels in the Hadhramaut region of Southern Arabia, which the author revisited in 1963. She married the British colonial administrator, Harold Ingrams (1897-1903) in 1930 and accompanied him to Southern Arabia in 1934, where she took part in journeys of exploration and helped to negotiate a long truce in the Hadhramaut (Southern Yemen). Doreen Ingrams (1906-97) later worked for the BBC Arabic service, travelled widely in the Arab world and published numerous titles on the area. * This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983. £30.00 [Stock No. 24344]

INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. INGRAMS, DOREEN. THE AWAKENED; WOMEN IN IRAQ.  Third World Centre. 1983.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. 173 pp. Illustrated by 14 pages of photographic plates, including coloured, and by map. Bound in the original black cloth, gilt in dust wrapper. A fine copy. Gift inscription from author on title page and bookplate.
An historical study of the position of women in Iraq, including an examination of their enhanced role under President Saddam Hussein. The author married the British colonial administrator, Harold Ingrams (1897-1903) in 1930 and accompanied him to Southern Arabia in 1934, where she took part in journeys of exploration and helped to negotiate a long truce in the Hadhramaut region. Doreen Ingrams (1906-97) later worked for the BBC Arabic service, travelled widely in the Arab world and published numerous titles on the area. * This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983. £45.00 [Stock No. 24343]

INGRAMS, HAROLD. THE YEMEN. Imams, Rulers and Revolutions. John Murray 1963.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. xi + [i] + 164 pp. Illustrated by 8 pages of black and white photographic plates and by double page map.Bound in the original cloth, gilt with black title label in dust wrapper which is chipped at head and tail of sunned spine with label at foot. Slight wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy. Brief Arabic inscription on title page and bookplate.
A political history of the Yemen by the British colonial administrator, Harold William Ingrams (1897-1973), who also held various postings in Africa and published a number of titles including the countries in which he served, notably Arabia and the Isles (1942, 3rd edition 1966). He oversaw the Hadhramaut region, based at Mukalla (then the eastern area of the Aden Protectorate and later part of the Republic of Yemen) * This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983. £35.00 [Stock No. 24342]

MANSŰR, ABDULLAH, pseud., BURY, GEORGE WYMAN. THE LAND OF UZ. By Abdullah Mansűr (G. Wyman Bury). With Illustrations.  Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1911.
8vo. 6 x 9 inches. xxviii + 354 pp. + [2] pp. publisher’s advertisements. Illustrated by 26 pages of black and white photographic plates, including portrait frontispiece and by coloured folding map at end. Bound in original red cloth, gilt with blind stamped borders enclosing gilt block. Top edge gilt, others deckled. Extremities worn with small tears at head and tail of spine; otherwise a good copy. Inscriptions on first free endpaper and bookplate. Numerous underlining in text, the majority in pencil but some in red and blue and pencil notes on rear endpapers.
Anecdotal account of travels and life in Southern Arabia and the Yemen. George Wyman Bury (1874-1920), Arabist, explorer and naturalist, was an army political officer who worked in the Aden Protectorate and surrounding areas. He took part in the 1908-09 Southern Arabia and 1912-13 Yemen Highlands expeditions and in 1916 was involved in the Arab revolt. * This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983. £100.00 [Stock No. 24339]

BURCKHARDT, JOHN LEWIS. TRAVELS IN ARABIA. By the late John Lewis Burckhardt. (Rare Books Reprints No. 2). [Originally published as TRAVELS IN ARABIA COMPREHENDING AN ACCOUNT OF THOSE TERRITORIES IN HEDJAZ WHICH THE MOHAMMEDANS REGARD AS SACRED. By the Late John Lewis Burckhardt. Published by authority of the Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior of Africa (London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1829)].  Librarie du Liban, Riad Solh Square. 1972.
4to. 8 x 10.75 inches. xiv + [ii] + 478 pp. Illustrated by folding map and 4 plans. Bound in original green cloth, gilt with decorative spine. Slight wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy. Decorated bookplate.
Lebanese reprint of the first edition of 1829. John Lewis Burckhardt (1784-1817) was born in Switzerland and originally named Johann Ludwig. After studying At Cambridge and learning Arabic, he spent several years, in Aleppo, until he was able to pass as a native and begin his travels in the Middle East. He rediscovered the ancient Nabatean city of Petra and resided in both Mecca and Medina, which he described in detail in this volume. It is regarded as an important original source for the study of the Hejaz of this period and has been reprinted in numerous modern editions. * This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983. £45.00 [Stock No. 24337]

YOUNGHUSBAND, ETHEL. MANSIONS, MEN AND TUNBRIDGE WARE.  The Windsor Press, Slough. 1949.
8vo. 6 x 8.5 inches, [xiv] + 183 pp. with 21 b/w illustrations.Original rust-coloured cloth. A near fine copy in a very good, unclipped dust wrapper.
An interesting and well-researched account of famous men, grand houses and the craft of Tunbridge Ware. Many of the houses mentioned are commemorated in pieces of fine Tunbridge Ware, and here illustrated. £45.00 [Stock No. 24335]

RYOZO TANAKA. THE ‘SINO-JAPANESE DISTURBANCES’ SOUVENIR ALBUM  Shomi-do, Showa 7 1932.
Oblong 4to. 10.25 x 7.5 inches. Pictorial title page + two maps and 48 pages of photographic plates with tissue-guards. Bound in the original silk covered boards, cord-bound with printed label on front board, in the original cardboard slipcase, title printed on spine and front cover. Very rare first edition with only one copy located in COPAC, in the Imperial War Museum. A near mint example.
In January 1932 30 ships, 40 aircraft and approximately 7,000 Japanese troops attacked near Shanghai, after 18 Japanese nationalist Buddhist monks had been beaten (one died) in a Shanghai factory by a agitated Chinese mob. This 'incident' is a precursor of the battle of Shanghai in 1937. The author and imprint information have been translated for me from the colophon which is in Japanese, otherwise the title page and captions to the photographs are in English throughout. £375.00 [Stock No. 24334]

PIKE'S DOVER & DISTRICT BLUE BOOK AND LOCAL DIRECTORY.  Garnett, Mepham and Fisher, Ltd.  1910.
8vo. 7.25 x 5 inches, 342 pp. lacking the folding map as normal.Original blue decorated cloth a little worn on extremities. A very good copy.
Extremely scarce to find pre world war one examples. £120.00 [Stock No. 24332]

DICKENS, CHARLES. LITTLE DORRIT. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly. 1863.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.5 inches. xiv + 625 pp. Illustrated by 40 engraved plates, including frontispiece and engraved vignette title. (8 are ‘dark plates’), by H. K. Browne (Phiz).Bound in original morocco with gilt borders and dentelles; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt with contrasting green morocco title labels, gilt including the additional title of Dickens’s Works. Marbled endpapers and edges. Extremities slightly worn and some occasional light foxing. Small missing edge on lower margin of plate, p.243; otherwise a fine clean copy.
Originally published by Bradbury and Evans in 1857, this version appeared in 1863 after Chapman and Hall had resumed publishing Dickens from 1858. It is essentially similar to the first book issue and few of the internal flaws recorded by Smith have been corrected, including one noted in the errata (except manually), although the required substitution of Blandois for Rigaud, pp. 467-474 has been made. £80.00 [Stock No. 24330]

 

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