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SCHOLARLY COLLECTIONS
OF BOOKS, MAPS, PRINTS, MANUSCRIPTS & PHOTOGRAPHS
RELATED TO THE MIDDLE EAST AND/OR ISLAM

We buy and sell collections of scholarly books, maps, manuscripts and photography dealing with Islam and/or Middle Eastern archaeology, history, philosophy, religion, and/or politics.
Please ask for prices and and title lists for each of the collections in xls or pdf format: collections@gerlach-books.de

Update on Collection 21: PRICE REDUCTION
FROM NAPOLEON'S DESCRIPTION DE L'EGYPTE:
ORIGINAL MAPS, VIEWS & PANORAMAS IN LARGE FORMAT
  ( First Edition, published between 1809 and 1828 )
     Flyer (3.7 MB)      List (98 KB)

Collection 23: EXTREMELY RARE       

IBRAHIM MÜTEFERRIKA MAP & BOOK COLLECTION

             MÜTEFERRIKA'S NAVAL CHART OF THE BLACK SEA (1724/25)
                  • One of five known copies worldwide
             MÜTEFERRIKA'S COMPLETE WORKS: 21 TITLES in 27 VOLUMES
                  • All 17 titles printed by Müteferrika between 1729 and 1742
                  • Additional 4 titles printed posthumously on his printing press (1756 - 1786)

  Illustrated Catalogue (2.2 MB)      Digital File of Black Sea Map (4.6 MB)

Collection 22: LAST COPIES
EARLY PRINTED BOOKS FROM ISTANBUL AND CAIRO
Printed between 1801 and 1897, the majority in the 1830s and early 1840s

  Illustrated Catalogue & Price List (10,6 MB)          Title List & Order Form


Collection 21: OBTAINABLE INDIVIDUALLY
FROM NAPOLEON'S DESCRIPTION DE L'EGYPTE:
19 ORIGINAL MAPS, VIEWS & PANORAMAS IN LARGE FORMAT
  ( First Edition, published between 1809 and 1828 )
     Flyer (3.7 MB)      List (98 KB)

Collection 20: SOLD
COLLECTION OF ORIENTAL PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE LATE 19th CENTURY

   PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ARAB COUNTRIES - Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia and Holy Land

      Flyer PORTRAITS (226 KB)          Illustrated Catalogue PORTRAITS (1.1 MB)

   PHOTOS ON ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE - Egypt, Algeria & Holy Land

      Flyer ARCHITECTURE (192 KB)          Illustrated Catalogue ARCHITECTURE (1.6 MB)

Collection 19: SOLD
THREE SERIES OF MILITARY MAPS - MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AFRICA & WEST ASIA
   1. ONC - Operational Navigation Chart - North Africa, Middle East, West Asia 1:1,000,000
   2. TPC - Tactical Pilotage Chart - Near & Middle East 1:500,000
   3. IRAQ - Russian Topographical Maps by USSR General Staff 1:200,000


         Flyer & List of Maps (437KB)

Collection 18: SOLD
LIBRARY ON BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
c. 750 volumes

Collection 17: PARTLY SOLD
RARE BOOKS IN OTTOMAN TURKISH FROM 19TH CENTURY
Printed in Istanbul and Cairo between 1801 and 1897, the majority in the 1830s and early 1840s

  Illustrated Catalogue & Price List (13,6 MB)          Title List & Order Form

Collection 16: SOLD
RARE BOOKS FROM THE KHEDIVAL BULAQ PRESS
Printed in Cairo between 1832 and 1893, the majority in the 1830s and early 1840s

  Illustrated BULAQ PRESS Catalogue & Price List (21 MB)          Title List & Order Form

Collection 15: SOLD
BOOK COLLECTION: HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
33 books on individual photographers, regions, sujets, and the art and theory of photography

  List of titles in book collection: Historical Photography of the Middle East

Collection 14: SOLD
LARGE COLLECTION OF ORIENTAL PHOTOGRAPHS
With Focus on Islamic Architecture & Daily Life
Late 19th & Early 20th Centuries

  COLLECTION OF MORE THAN 450 ORIENTAL PHOTOGRAPHS          List of Photos

Collection 13: SOLD
REFERENCE LIBRARY ON ORIENTAL CARPETS AND RUGS
(457 monographs & catalogues published between 1891 and 2015)

  List of Titles (Excel 96 KB)          Flyer Oriental Carpets (pdf 1 MB)

Collection 12: SOLD
CLASSIC & MODERN ARABIC POETRY - Original & Rare Titles in Arabic
(133 items published between 1866 and the 1960s, mostly leather bound)



Collection 11: SOLD
ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD
c. 300 volumes

Collection 10: SOLD
ARCHAEOLOGY OF SYRIA WITH FOCUS ON PALMYRA
(Hellenistic and Roman Periods 500 BC - 500 AD)
From the Library of Professor Andreas Schmidt-Colinet, c. 750 items

Collection 9: AVAILABLE
POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST & CENTRAL AISA
The Library of the late Paul A'Court Bergne, Diplomat and Scholar, c. 1,300 volumes

Collection 8: SOLD
LIBRARY ON ISLAMIC THOUGHT AND PHILOSOPHY
From the Library of Professor Hans Daiber, c. 14,500 items

Collection 7: SOLD
SUFISM
Working Library in Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Western Languages, c. 1,600 volumes

Collection 6: SOLD
"LAWRENCE OF ARABIA"

60 volumes

Collection 5: SOLD
HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL ISLAM
From the Library of Professor Lawrence Conrad, c. 3,200 volumes, c. 40% in Arabic

Collection 4: SOLD
DESERT RESEARCH
With Special Emphasize on North Africa, c. 630 volumes

Collection 3: SOLD
ISLAMIC MEDICAL HISTORY
From the Library of Professor Lawrence Conrad, c. 320 volumes (50% in Arabic)

Collection 2: SOLD
ISLAMIC HISTORY

c. 300 volumes (c. 50% in Arabic)

Collection 1: SOLD
MODERN HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Regional Focus on Egypt, Bilad ash-Sham, Turkey, c. 1,100 volumes


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WHERE TO MEET US 2018

MELCom International
Budapest, Hungary, 19-21 June 2018


BRISMES Conference
King's College London, UK
25-28 June 2018


Exeter Gulf Conference
Univ. of Exeter, UK, 2-4 July 2018


WOCMES
Seville, Spain, 16-22 July 2018


Union Européenne
des Arabisants et Islamisants
Muenster, Germany, 10-14 Sep 2018


DAVO Kongress
Univ. of Frankfurt, Germany, 4-6 Oct 2018


Frankfurter Buchmesse
Frankfurt, Germany, 10-14 Oct 2018


MESA & MELA Annual Meetings
(represented by ISD)
San Antonio TX, USA, 15-18 Nov 2018