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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

Collection 25: NEW
OTTOMAN TRAVEL REPORTS
Lot of 15 reports by Ottoman travellers in Ottoman Turkish. Printed between 1863 and 1919 in Istanbul, Cairo and Paris


                 Flyer Ottoman Travellers (1.78 MB)

Collection 24: EXTREMELY RARE       

IBRAHIM MÜTEFERRIKA COLLECTION
INCLUDING MAP OF THE BLACK SEA

             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 23: NEW in September

ORIGINAL ORIENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY:
4 LOTS OF HISTORIC PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHS
- Mecca, Egypt & Maghreb -

   1. MOROCCO, ALGERIA & EGYPT: 64 Portraits from the late 19th Century
               Flyer 1 (1 MB)

   2. MECCA: 63 Portraits taken by Christiaan Snouck-Hurgronje in Mecca during 1884/1885
               Flyer 2 (924 KB)

   3. ALGERIA & TUNISIA: Album with 69 Portraits from c. 1910
               Flyer 3 (794 KB)

   4. EGYPT & SUDAN: Album with 34 Portraits from the late 19th Century
               Flyer 4 (618 KB)

Collection 22: SOLD
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: SOLD
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 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


To contact us: collections@gerlach-books.de

 


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WHERE TO MEET US

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


Frankfurter Buchmesse
Hall 4.2 Stand L 33
Frankfurt, Germany, 10-14 Oct 2018


Sharjah Int’l Book Fair
Represented by Dar Kreidieh
Sharjah, UAE, 30 Oct - 10 Nov 2018


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


Doha Int’l Book Fair
Represented by Dar Kreidieh
Doha, Qatar, 29 Nov - 4 Dec 2018


BRAIS Conference
Univ. of Nottingham, UK, 14-16 April 2019


Abu Dhabi Int’l Book Fair
Represented by Dar Kreidieh
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24-30 April 2019


SLA Gulf Chapter
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24-30 April 2019


MELCom International
"L'Orientale" Napoli, Italy, 18-20 June 2019


Exeter Gulf Conference
Univ. of Exeter, UK, July 2019


Frankfurter Buchmesse
Frankfurt, Germany, 16-20 Oct 2019


MESA & MELA Annual Meetings
(represented by ISD)
New Orleans LA, USA, 14-17 Nov 2019