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MIR'AT AL HARAMAIN (VIEW OF THE TOW HOLY SANCTUARIES ) FINE COMPLETE SET IN FIVE VOLUMES
Istanbul: Matbaa-i Bahriye (the Navy press), 1883 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE ENCYCLOPAEDIA IN THE OTTOMAN TURKISH ABOUT THE ARABIAN PENINSULA AND THE TOW HOLY SANCTUARIES IN HEDJAZ BY THE WELL-KNOWN AUTHOR WHO WAS EMPLOYED IN THE OTTOMAN ARMY IN HEJAZ IN C. 1865 AND THEN BECAME AN ADMIRAL IN THE OTTOMAN NAVY. EYUP SABRI PASHA WAS BORN IN TASALYA (THESSALIA) IN THE 19th C. AND DIED IN ISTANBUL IN 1890. HE IS BETTER KNOWN WITH HIS DESCRIPTIVE BOOKS ABOUT MECCA, MEDINA, THE ARABIAN PENINSULA AND THE WAHHABY ACTIVITIES BESIDE HIS RELIGIOUS BOOKS. HE WAS AWARE OF THE OFFICIAL ISSUES OF THE HEJAZ BECAUSE OF HIS BEING ACQUAINTED ON THE OFFICIAL CORREPONDENCE BETWEEN THE VILAYET OF HEJAZ AND THE CENTRAL AUTHORITY IN ISTANBUL Five parts in five volumes. (Part 1) Mir'at Mecca in tow volumes. Vol. 1, (44), Index, pages 1 to 640 with lithographic plates of which tow are in colours on double pages and one gilted. Vol. 2, (p. 45 to 58), index, pages 641 to 1175 with lithographic plates of which one is in green and silver, one (unusual to be existing) big folding plate in colours, gilt and sprinkled in gold of the curtain of the gate of Ka'baa. One folding plan of the holy mosque in Mecca. The tow volumes of Mecca are in contemporary fine bindings with the arm of the Ottoman state and richly gilted spines. (Part 2) Mir'at al Medina in tow volumes printed in 1886. Vol. 1, pages 1 to 698 with some diagrams and lithographic plates including one folding in green and silver. Vol. 2, (8), index, pages 699 to 1343 with a plan of the holy mosque in Medina. The tow volumes of Medina are in contemporary (or possibly later) fine Ottoman bindings with richly gilted spines. (Part 3) Mir'at Jazirat al 'Arab, View of the Arabian Peninsula, one vol. printed in 1888. index, 416 p. with 2 lithographic plates. Contemporary fine Ottoman binding with richly gilted spine. FINE SET WITH EXTRA PLATE WHICH IS VERY DIFFICULT TO EXIST. For other copies of this book see inventory no. 000276, 000519 and 000520..
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