Opticae thesaurus libri septem. Eiusdem liber De crespusculis et nubium ascensionibus. Item Vitellonis libri X. Omnes instaurati, figuris illustri & aucti, adiectis etiam in commentariis a Federico Risnero.
Book Description: Basle, Bischoff, 1572, 1572. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Folio (310 x 250 mm), pp [viii, including blank] 288; [viii] 474 , with woodcut printers device on title, large allegorical woodcut on verso, repeated on title to second part, large woodcut printers device at end, and numerous woodcut diagrams in text; some slight browning, a very good copy, ruled in red throughout, in a very attractive binding of early seventeenth-century calf, gilt panels with monograms IB and coat-of-arms on sides (Olivier 486.1 and 486.2), spine with same monograms, discreet repairs to joints and head of spine. £75,000.First edition of a fundamental work on optics, and Alhazens major work. He was probably the greatest scientist of the Middle Ages and his work remained unsurpassed for nearly 600 years until the time of Johann Kepler (Biographical dictionary of scientists). Alhazen ranks with Ptolemy and Kepler as an architect of scientific optics. In his explorations of the physics, physiology and psychology of vision he stands comparison intellectually with Descartes and Helmholtz (A.C. Crombie, Science, optics and music in medieaval and early modern thought).One of the fields of physics to which Muslims made important contributions is optics, and that mostly thanks to Ibn al-Haytham [Alhazen] who in the 4th/10th century established the science upon new foundations and made of it an organized discipline, hence gaining the title of "father of optics." Some have also considered him the greatest of the Muslim physicists, taking the latter term in its modern sense (Nasr, Islamic Science, p. 140).Al-Haytham (latinized as Alhazen) was the first to provide a comprehensive and systematic alternative to the Greek theories of vision. Renouncing both the emission theory, which held that visual rays emanate from the observers eye, and the intromission theory, which held that the rays emanate from the beheld objects, al-Haytham based his theory of direct vision upon the action of light, which emitted from all visible objects (including non-luminous ones) in all directions. The eye perceives visible objects via rays hitting its front surface perpendicularly; all others are refracted. Al-Haytham taught that light spreads out spherically from each point on a visible object and improved upon Ptolemys crude rule of refraction, which he showed only held true for small angles. He also investigated many particular cases of refraction and reflection, pointed out the light-rays property of retracing its path when reversed, and postulated that the speed of light was finite. His account of the structure and functions of the eye (portrayed in one of the woodcut illustrations) was not superseded until the seventeenth century.This editio princeps of the Latin text of the Optics, edited by Risner, includes the spurious Treatise on twilight (probably the work of the eleventh-century scholar al-Jayyani), containing the first calculation of the height of the atmosphere. It is followed by Perspectiva, an important commentary on the Optics by the thirteenth-century Polish scholar Witelo, which had first appeared in print in 1535; Witelo, John Pecham and Roger Bacon were the first to incorporate al-Haythams theory of sight into their own optical treatises (Norman catalogue).The arguments in the book are either inductive, experimental, or mathematical, and it cites no authorities. Experiment in particular emerges in it as an explicit and identifiable methodological tool involving the manipulation of artificially constructed devices. Risners Latin translation made it available to such mathematicians as Kepler, Snell, Beekman, Fermat, Harriot, and Descartes, all of whom except the last directly referred to Alhazen (DSB).The medieval science of perspectiva as developed by Alhazen exerted a considerable influence on the optical and perspective theories in Renaissance and later art, particularly in the work of Ghiberti, Alberti, Leonardo da Vinci, Poussin, et al.Provenance: Louis Bizeau, with his arms and monogram on binding. Bookseller Inventory # 3797
KITAB AL-RADD. Druse Manuscript Prayer Book. A Collection of Letters, The Second Book of Kitab al-Hikma.
Book Description: Contemporary Full Calf. Book Condition: Fair. 8vo. Arabic manuscript on paper, 13 lines to the page written in naskhi script, significant words picked out in red or green, contemporary brown morocco, damaged lower cover, stained & browned, Near East, probably Mount Lebanon, 15th century. An important work on the Druze religion written in Arabic on paper, 13 lines to the page written in large Naskhi script in black ink, heading in Thuluth in red, significant words picked up also in red, bound in a 16th century black morocco, probably produced in Mount Lebanon or Syria in the 15th/16th century. The manuscript contains Kitab Ar Radd ( The Book of Reply), by Hamza bin Ali bin Ahmad [ died 1041). It consists of 26 epistles beginning with Ar Risaala Ad Daamigha ( The Epistle Entitled The Epistle of The Proof, or Confirmation), and ending with Shiir An Nafs ( The Poetry of The Soul). The epistles as follows: 1- Al-Risala al-Damigha. 2- Al-Rida Wal Tasleem. 3- Risalat al-Tanzeeh Ila Jamaat al-Muwahiddeen. 4- Risalat al-Nisa al-Kabira. 5- Risalt al-Sibha al-Kainah. 6- Niskhat Sijil al-Mujtaba. 7- Taqleed al-Rida Safeer al-Qidra, 8- Niskhat Taqleed al-Muqtana. 9- Mukatabat al-Kadiyya Ila Ahal al-Bayda. 10- Risalat al-Insina. 11- Risalat Shart al-Imam Sahib al-Kashf. 12- Risalat Wali Ahd al-Muslimeen Abd al-Rahim bin Elias. 13- Risalat Khammar bin Jaysh al-Sulaimani al-Akawi. 14 Risalt al-Munfiza Ila al-Qadi. 15- Risalat Munajat Wali al-Haqq. 16- Al-Dua al-Mustajab. 17- Risalat al-Taqdiss. 18- Asma al-Hudud. 19- Al-Tahzeer wal Tanbeeh. 20- AlAghdar wal Adar. 21- Risalat al-Ghayba. 22- Risalt Taqseem al-Ulum. 23- Risalat al-Zanad. 24- Risalat al-Shama. 25- Risalat al-Rushd wal Hidaya. 26- Shir al-Nafis. 27- Al-Risala al-Mawsuma Bi Tadeeb al-Walad al-Aq Min al-Awlad. 28- Al-Risala al-Mawsuma Bil Qamia Lill Firawn. 29- Kitab Abu al-Yaqzan (Baha al-Deen). 30- Al-Risala al-Mawsuma Bi Tamyiz al-Muwahhideen (Baha al-Deen). 31- Al-Risla al-Mawsuma Bi Risalat al-Safar Ila al-Sada Fi Al-Dawah. Hamza bin Ali bin Ahmad al-Farisi al-Hakimi al-Durzi, the First Limitary, was born in Zawzan ( Eastern Iran) and worked for a while as a feltmaker, and studied philosophy and theology before moving to Fatimid Egypt in the Tenth century A. D. In Egypt Hamza became a prominent Daii ( missionary ) in the Ismaili ranks, and some years later became particularly close to the Caliph Al Haakim. However, in 1017 AD Hamza broke with the mainstream of Ismailism and established a Tawheed (Oneness) movement - later known as Deuzism - attributing to Al Haakim superhuman attributes surpassing those of the Imam, as recognised by the Ismailis and other Batini ( hetrodox muslim) sects. He went into concealment soon after the disappearance of Al Haakim in 1021, leaving the leadership of the Daawa to Al Muqtana BahaaUddin. In some recently uncovered material it is said that as late as 1047 Al Muqtana was still receiving correspondance from Hamza, by then living in Sijistan ( Siatan in Eastern Iran). Bookseller Inventory # 010739
Book Description: Written and transcribed: c. 1757 (1170 AH)., Ottoman Empire, 1757. Contemporary full calf, expertly rebacked with six compartments of raised bands and gilt motifs, gilt red title label on two, all edges speckled red. , Ibrahim Haqqi Erzurumi Efendi (1703-1780) is considered an outstanding figure of 18th century Ottoman Turkey. He approached the domains of both religion and science as a means of approaching God, stemming from his immense knowledge of the Sufi branch of Islam as well as his studies in Western sciences. The Ma?rifat Namih is considered to be his greatest work (spelled variously as Marifatnama, Ma?rifatname, and Maarifat Nameh, with English translations of the title varying between ?The Book of Knowledge and Skills? and ?The Book of Gnossis?). It touches upon several subjects, such as theology, morality, mathematics, astronomy and medicine. It has been argued that Ibrahim Efendi was the first Muslim scholar to advocate post-Copernican astronomy, as depicted in the colourful world maps transcribed in this book and the proofs he offers in support of the concept. , Size : Small folio, (Although Arabic texts are written right-to-left, the foliation has been marked in pencil in Western numerals from left-to-right, which we will use in our description.)The manuscript was copied in Ottoman Turkish (Arabic Turkish) on thin, polished, cream-coloured paper. The title leaf has a green, blue, gold and red headpiece and its text is within double green borders, and a white flower decorates the margin. The last twelve pages (1-6) present an index with red lines and black script. The text is in fine naskh script with black and red inks within a red double-lined border, 31 lines of text within a written area of 232 x 112 mm, occasional red underlining, sections usually demarcated by a single word of red text on a line with a red border on either side. The fourth page (474v) has a green watercoloured border and green roundels in the text, and a six-pointed star in the left margin, coloured in red and green. There are 11 full-page colour illustrations of scientific diagrams (such as world maps and moon positions), 8 full-page coloured tables and 5 coloured half-page illustrations, as well as a round, black and red ink chart on leaf 448v. The manuscript was copied in Arabic on thin, polished, cream-coloured paper. The title leaf has a green, blue, gold and red headpiece and its text is within double green borders, and a white flower decorates the margin. The last twelve pages (1-6) present an index with red lines and black script. The text is in fine naskh script with black and red inks within a red double-lined border, 31 lines of text within a written area of 232 x 112 mm, occasional red underlining, sections usually demarcated by a single word of red text on a line with a red border on either side. The fourth page (474v) has a green watercoloured border and green roundels in the text, and a six-pointed star in the left margin, coloured in red and green. There are 11 full-page colour illustrations of scientific diagrams (such as globes and moon positions), 8 full-page coloured tables and 5 coloured half-page illustrations, as well as a round, black and red ink chart on leaf 448v. , References : Gulen, F. ?Key Concepts in the Practice of Sufism,? p. 106, n. 69; Virk, Z. ?Science and Technology in Ottoman Sultanate.? , Foliation. 2 ff., 474 ff., 2 ff. Occasional smudging of ink, minor offsetting on pages facing illustrations, leaves 7-11 with minor waterstains in the upper corner margins, leaves 12-18 expertly reinforced in the upper margin, with heavy loss to text in upper half of leaves 14v and 15r-v. Text appears to be lost on 378r (faint traces of text still remain). Leaves 343v-350v with dark pink stain in centre of text toward gutter (no loss), likewise on 443v-463v. Leaves 448-454 have had their margins reinforced. Leaves numbered 449 and 450 must be switched, as well as 453 and 454. Altogether a very good copy considering the uniqueness of the work and the fine detail of the illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # B3515
Libri de ivdiciis astrorum, summa cura & diligenti studio de extrema barbarie vindicati, ac latinitati donati, per Antonium Stupam.
Book Description: published by H. Petri, Basel, 1551. 18th Century Vellum. Book Condition: Good. Folio. Folio. (33,5:22,5 cm), x, 410 pp, 2 woodcut engravings, double column per page, 18th century Vellum Binding, rubbed, some spotting, few wormholes, the interior has slight browning, slight foxing and damp staining in places, few old annotations and under linings, small worm trace to last leaf. Scarce first edition of this translation. One of the most popular and extensive astrological compendiums in the Middle Ages, even Kepler is said to have used information from this text. At least 25 extant manuscripts and seven printed editions from 1485 to 1571. The Arabic title is: Kitab al-bari fi akham an-nujum. Written in the first half of the 11th century "its sources include a vast array of authorities, the citations from which make it one of an historian's most valuable possessions" (D. Pingree, Religion, learning and science in the Abbasid period, pp. 299 f.) The Latin text was translated from the Old Castilian version made by Yehuda ben Moshe for Alfonso X in 1254. The only surviving manuscript of the Old Castilian translation is MS 3605 at the National Library in Madrid, which however only contains 5 of the 8 books of the complete Old Castilian translation. One of the most extensive astrological compilation of the Middle Ages. Contents: eight books, covering all branches of astrology: Books I-III (pp. 1-114) deal with interrogations; Books IV-VI (pp. 144-296) with nativities; Book VII (pp. 296-351) with elections; and Book VIII (pp. 352-410) with revolutions and general astrology. Book I opens with some general considerations on the zodiac signs, terms, decans, planets, etc. The work is preceded by a table of contents Bibliography: V. Stegemann, Beiträge zur Geschichte der Astrologie. I. Der griechische Astrologe Dorotheos von Sidon und der arabische Astrologe AbuL-Hasan Ali ibn abir-Rigal genannt Albohazen, Heidelberg, 1935; V. Stegemann, Astrologische Zarathustra-Fragmente bei dem arabischen Astrologen Abû l-Hasan Ali ibn abi r-Rigal (11. Jhdt.), in Orientalia, 6, 1937, pp. 317-336 F.J. Carmody, Arabic Astronomical and Astrological Sciences in Latin Translation. A Critical Bibliography, Berkeley-Los Angeles, 1956, pp. 150-152 (nr. 1); F. Sezgin, Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums, VII, Leiden, 1979, p. 187 (nr. 1); D. Pingree, Ibn Abi l-Ridjal, in Encyclopaedia of Islam. New Edition, III, Leiden-London, 1971, p. 688. (D. J.). Bookseller Inventory # 011032
Haly de iuditiis. Preclarissimus in juditiis astrorum Albohazen Haly filius Abenragel. Noviter impressus et fideliter emendatus etc.
Book Description: (Venice, Lucantonio de Giunta), 2. I. 1520., 1520. Folio (213 x 287 mm). 107 ff. (lacking final blank). Printed in double column. Title with large woodcut, woodcut diagram, decorative initials and printer's device to foot of final f. Modern blind-tooled calf with gilt spine. A rare and early edition of this elaborate system of astrology, edited by Bartholomäus Alten. Abul Hasan Ali ibn abi Rijal (Albohazen Hall), probably born in Cordoba, flourished in Tunis from c. 1020 to 1040. He wrote an elaborate system of astrology, the "Distinguished Book on Horoscopes from the Constellations". He enjoyed a great reputation and was celebrated as "Ptolemaeus Alter" and as "summus astrologus". The work was translated from Arabic into Castilian by Judah ben Moses, upon demand of King Alfonso X of Spain, and - in 1485 - from the Castilian into Latin, by Aegidius de Tebaldis and Petrus de Regio. - 1601 ownership to title page. Repairs to lower corner of title (just touching minor part of border) and A2 (loss of a few letters). Lower corner water-stained. Lower corners a little frayed, repair to inner margin of last few ff., some spotting. Not in auction records of the past three decades; only three complete copies in institutional libraries worldwide (BSB Munich, Württ. Landesbibliothek Stuttgart, UB Erlangen-Nuremberg); the copy in the Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de médecine Paris is incomplete (a mere 98 ff.). OCLC 311395050. Not in Adams. Not in BM-STC Italian. Bookseller Inventory # 33096
Travels of Ali Bey in Morocco, Tripoli, Cyprus, Egypt, Arabia, Syria, and Turkey, Between the Years 1803 and 1807. Written by himself, and illustrated by maps and numerous plates. In two volumes.
Book Description: London, Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Bon. 1ère Édition. 2 vol. in-4° ; portrait-fontispice, XLII-339 pp./IX-373 pp.-4 cartes h.-t. repliées et 85 gravures repliées hors texte [I-XII-XII bis-XIII-XXVIII-XXVIII bis-XXIX-LXXXIII], demi-basane havane à petits coins, dos à nerfs, fleurons or, pièce de titre en maroquin marron, rel. post., bon exemplaire. 13 000 Atabey, 53 (pour lédition originale française). Blackmer, 62. Cohbam, Excerpta Cypria, p. 391. Playfair, Morocco, 506. Röhricht, p. 340. Tobler, p. 140. Manque Weber. Édition originale de la traduction anglaise. Good copy. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-3857518473
Book Description: Jerusalem AH 1059, 1649. Contemporary Full Calf. Book Condition: Good. 8vo. 20 x 11.3 cm. 2 W., 2 nn., 1 w., 1 nn., 307 (False 308) num. Bl 1 Unwan in gold and colors, different colored paper, 29 lines to the page, text within golden borders with comments on margins, virtually free of stains, worm holes in the edge. Edge repairs, the decorative cover slightly rubbed and bumped, flap hinge slightly damaged, back worm from minimal. Brown morocco with gilt d. at present. Inlaid lid (each, a medallion with two appendages), gilt. (medallion). Arabic manuscript on paper, black with red underlining, headings partly in gold or orange, border lines in gold, black, blue, orange, red and green that. page 6 verso with particularly finely painted decorative pieces in gold and colours, as the first and last 2 p. text with golden dots record separator Also known as Mawlana Molla Khusraw or Hüsrew, a famous Ottoman jurist. He became a pupil of the famous disciple of Taftazani, and received a teaching post in Shah Malik Medresse in Adrianople, in 1444, later he became Qadi of Adrianople and Constantinople. In 1469 he by command of the Sultan, became Shaykh al-Islam and died in 1480. He also founded a mosque in Istanbul, which bears his name. As a celebrated jurist, many of whose pupils became famous in after life. He also attained a wide reputation as an author. This work is considered one of his most important contribution to Islamic jurisprudence, it deals with principles of legal practice, written in 1473-7. (Printed at Cairo 1305). Khusrew was a teacher of the courtyard of Fatih Sultan Mehmed . His role as a scholar of the court he had already fulfilled the time of Murat II and was acquired by Fatih Sultan Mehmed. He represented the Hanafi school. This copy was copied at Jerusalem 1059/1649 in Jerusalem by a Hadj Mustafa Ali ibn worried. Bookseller Inventory # 011080
Albohali arabis astrologi antiqvissimi, ac clarissimi De ivdiciis Natiuitatu[m], liber unus, antehac non editus. Epistola nuncupatoria Ioachimi Helleri Leucopetraei, ad clarissimum uirum D. Philippum Melanthonem.
Book Description: Nurnberg, Montani & Neuber, 1549. 64 leaves; 20 x 16 cm. sm. 4to.; with fine woodcut printersdevice and some woodcut text ills.; half vellum over marbled boards. new endpapers; some (marginal) waterstaining; especially at the end of the book, but a very good/ fine condition. Caillet 151 only the edition Nurnberg 1546. This is the second edition of this classic Arabic text on astrology. Extremely rare (fort rare according to Caillet). The book is dedicated to Ph. Melanchton. See Thorndike III p. 231.Translated from the Arabic by Plato Tiburtinus.--cf. Brit. Mus., Supplementary cat. of Arabic books. Impressus Noribergae, in officina Ioanis Montani, & Vlrici Neuber, publicatiejaar: Anno Domini 1549. Bookseller Inventory # 2600
Book Description: London: Fior Photos, 1999, 1999. Sheet size approx 99.5 x 145 cm. Excellent condition. Presented in a black stained wooden frame by John Jones. Silver gelatine photograph hand printed by Mike Spry at Downtown Darkroom. Edition of 25. Signed and numbered on the verso by King. David King's photographs of Ali, were taken in 1974 at his training camp in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania, when he was preparing for his world heavyweight title fight against George Foreman, held later that year in Kinshasa, Zaire, known as the "Rumble in the Jungle". King documented everything in the lead up to the fight, from the intense sparring sessions to the quiet times he spent with his family and friends. King's biography, "I Am King: A Photographic Biography of Muhammad Ali" was published by Penguin in 1975. Bookseller Inventory # 78657
Book Description: Palgrave Macmillan. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG031216355X
Les Prairies dOr et Des Mines de Pierres Précieuses. [ Kitab Muruj al-Dahab Wa Maadan al-Jawhar]. Texte et Traduction par C. Barbier de Meynard et Pavet de Courteille. (NINE VOLUMES).
Book Description: Imprimerie Imperiale, Paris, 1861. Modern Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo. xii 408 pp/ v 467 pp/ 464 pp/ xi 480 pp/ vi 515 pp/ ix 518 pp/ x 438 pp/ x 446 pp/ vii 376 pp; ARABIC & FRENCH TEXT, modern cloth with old cf. labels & title gilt on spine, general index in volume 9, some foxing throughout, labels of volumes 3, 6 & 7 have minor cracks, otherwise set in very good condition. From the Collection of Dr. G.H.A. Juynboll. Collections DOuvrages Orientaux Publié Par La Société Asiatique, Imprimé par autorisation de LEmpereur. Set published 1861-1877.RARE. The First French and Arabic edition published in both languages in Paris. This work have been extensively exploited by Orientalists, the first English translation by A. Sprenger appeared in London in 1841, while the first Arabic edition was published in Bulaq in 1866. The translation of this edition began in 1853 by Derembourg who was extremely popular for his translation of Ibn Battutas Journey. Later in the same year the two translators took the job from Derembourg who was active in cataloguing the Hebrew manuscripts at the Bibliothéque Impériale. During their translation the two translators compared three sets of manuscripts of the Muruj kept at the Bibliothéque Impériale. The Last volume of this set is a general index of the whole work. Al-Masudi was a famous Arab traveller whose activity, according to Brockelman " has been undertaken outside the well-trodden paths of professional scholarship". He travelled extensively in the Moslem World, from India, China, and Ceylon, to Caspian Sea, Armenia,Syria, Arabia, Egypt and North Africa. Many Orientalists translated sections of the Muruj including de Goeje, Carra de Veaux, and Brockelman. Encyclopedia of Islam VI 784-789. Bookseller Inventory # 011060
An Original Formal Photograph of the Seventh Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Meeting in London, 31 January - 8 February 1955.
Book Description: 1955., 1955. A large black and white photograph (36.5 cm x 28.5 cm) of the 9 Prime Ministers, 5 sitting at the front, 4 standing behind, Churchill seating at the front and in the middle. SIGNED by all on the first mount underneath the photograph, each below their respective place. Beautifully and professionally mounted and framed. Total of the framed picture: 63 cm x 59 cm. Bookseller Inventory # 39079
Book Description: 1532. Book Condition: fair. Hardcover. Sm.4to., 25x17 cm., 6 cm thick, paginated xx, 323, iv, full calf. Writing area on page is 18x10.5 cm. with 25 lines to a page. Written in clear Naskhi script in black ink with headings, keywords and annotations in red ink on offwhite, glossy paper. Numerous neatly written marginal notes and insertions in different hands, The manuscript was copied by Murad Ibn Idin al-Kafawi on 15 Sha'ban 939 A H/ 11 March 1532 AD. Leather has been repaired over the centuries but is worn and chipped, outer hinges are cracking. Small gilt medallions on both boards are still present but mostly worn away. Cover is fair; binding however is strong; book is solid and text is near VG, clear and legible. No ownership or institution markings at all. This could well be the most important extant copy of this work as is was written 52 years after the author's death. And of course the extensive commentaries are likely of considerable interest. On Hanafi law. Bookseller Inventory # a87251
Book Description: London: Fior Photos, 1999, 1999. Sheet size approx. 99.5 x 145 cm. Excellent condition. Presented in a black stained wooden frame by John Jones. Silver gelatine photograph hand printed by Mike Spry at Downtown Darkroom. Edition of 25. Signed and numbered on the verso by King. David King's photographs of Ali, were taken in 1974 at his training camp in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania, when he was preparing for his world heavyweight title fight against George Foreman, held later that year in Kinshasa, Zaire, known as the "Rumble in the Jungle". King documented everything in the lead up to the fight, from the intense sparring sessions to the quiet times he spent with his family and friends. King's biography, "I Am King: A Photographic Biography of Muhammad Ali" was published by Penguin in 1975. Bookseller Inventory # 78630
Book Description: Warner Bros. Signed. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. A wonderful original hand signed Limited Edition cel. This is a very rare original acetate animation cel with authentification seal. Hand signed by Muhammad Ali AKA Cassius Clay. Autographed by Muhammad Ali AKA Cassius Clay. A rare and long since sold out limited edition, originally produced in 1997. Bugs Bunny would need every trick to down Muhammad Ali. The cartoon icon is up against his biggest challenge in this cel - Muhammad Ali. This "Empty That Glove" cel is limited to edition of only 650 and signed by Muhammad Ali AKA Cassius Clay in black felt tip. This is no. 511 / 650. Fully authenticated with the official seal of Warner Bros to the lower right corner. Image size approx 325mm x 420mm + mounting + frame. Muhammad Ali is widely considered one of the greatest heavyweight championship boxers ever to have lived. This is a wonderful original limited edition autographed Muhammad Ali cel. Signed by Muhammad Ali clearly in bold pen below his image. A great original autograph and cel from the most famous animation company in the business. Muhammad Ali autographs are rare and more so on special and limited editions like this one. This is a fantastic Muhammad Ali animation cel signed featuring the iconic Muhammad Ali and Bugs Bunny in battle. OFFICIAL Warner Bros copyrighted original signed limited edition cel. Professionaly double mounted and framed, ready to hang on your wall. Superb bright animation colours. Muhammad Ali autographs are great investment items. Accompanied by full RARE AND SIGNED certification of authenticity along with the original WB Warner Bros. Certificate of Authenticity. We stock a wide range of original animation art and hand painted production cels from the major animation companies. Take a look at our other great signed and autographed original animation cels and always buy from the best animation cel company on the internet RARE AND SIGNED. 100% authentic, genuine and original animation cels. Absolutely stunning condition. Would look great framed. As owner of the largest Muhammad Ali and Boxing memorabilia collection for sale in the UK today, and a widely recognized authority of genuine hand signed memorabilia in the business, we personally guarantee the authenticity of all our pieces. All autographs are 100% genuine, and come with a full original letter of authenticity. Many are accompanied by an additional photograph of the actual signing. Our items have been personally collected over many years and come from either direct signings, our own events or direct contacts associated with the boxers themselves. Highly collectible and a surefired investment. 100% authenticity. A fantastic original Muhammad Ali autograph as shown. Muhammad Ali AUTOGRAPHS ARE HARDER TO FIND NOWADAYS. Here is a great signed Muhammad Ali autographed LP. A truly stunning Muhammad Ali signature. Buy your original and genuine hand signed Muhammad Ali autographs from the home of Muhammad Ali memorabilia and the no.1 Muhammad Ali memorabilia expert here at RARE AND SIGNED. ORIGINAL GENUINE autograph. We also offer hand made display boxes and professional framing on request. TRADE QUERIES ALSO WELCOME. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 001855
Book Description: c. 1264-1267 A.H. (1847-1850 A.D.)., Iran (?), 1264. Original hand-painted green and speckled gilt on papered boards, with gilt-lined borders enclosing floral motifs (all hand-painted), rebacked expertly in matching green morocco, spine in five gilt-lined compartments of raised bands, gilt black morocco label on two. , Text in Arabic.Karim ibn Ibrahim also penned the Mir?at al-Hikmat., Size : 8vo., The manuscript was copied in Arabic on thin, polished, cream-coloured paper, in black and red ink, 22 lines of text per page in a written area of 166 x 94 mm (although some of the heavily-annotated pages have a far wider area: 220 x 127 mm). With wide margins, several pages are richly annotated., Foliation. 1 ff., 371 ff., 1 ff. Small brownspots on foreedge not affecting text, otherwise a very good copy of this detailed Arabic manuscript on traditional and contemporary medicine in 19th century Middle East. Bookseller Inventory # B3435
Manuscript account, sent by an officer of the East India Company to his brother, of his service in the Battle of Pollilur
Book Description: 10 September, 1780. Manuscript account, sent by an officer of the East India Company to his brother, of his service in the Battle of Pollilur [also called Polilore or Perambakam], 10 September 1780, in the Second Anglo-Mysore War (1779-1784), and of his subsequent treatment, with other British prisoners, by Hyder Ali. A difficult read.At Pollilur Hyder Alis son Tipu Sultan inflicted the worst defeat on British forces on the Indian subcontinent until the Battle of Chillianwala. The present account does not appear to have ever been unpublished: it does not correspond with any of those given in the following sources: A Narrative of the Captivity and Sufferings of the Officers, Soldiers, and Sepoys, who fell into the Hands of Hyder Ali, after the Battle of Coneveram, September 10, 1780, by an officer of Colonel Baillie's Detachment in W. Thomson, Memoirs of the Late War in Asia (1788); Mills History of British India (1818); Wilks, Historical Sketches of the South of India (1820); The Life of General the Right Honorable Sir David Baird, Bart. (1832); and Lives of the Lindsays (1849). It should be possible to establish the identity of the author without too much research. 17pp., 4to. Stitched in original purple wraps. Aged and worn, with the manuscript faded and only decipherable with difficulty. With a handful of emendations. The following extracts give an indication of the qualities of the writing. [p.1, begins] I think my last Letter to you was dated from the Guntoor Circar Feby. 1780. [p.2] In Feby 1780 the Detachment marched from the Guntoor Circar, and went into at a small mud Fort in the Massulupatam [for 'Masulipatam'] Circar, during our stay at that place our letters from Madras gave us accounts of Hyder being in the Field at the head of an immense Army. It was strongly suspected he had his eyes upon the Carnatic. The Nabob was alarmed, but the Govenor and Council secure in their own wisdom, were deaf to his repeated applications, and neglected assembling the Army. [ ] [p.7] T'was [sic] then we learned that Hyder upon hearing of our Army being at Gonjusram, raised the siege of Arcot, and marched immediately towards it. And hearing of Col. Baillie's Detachment having crossed the River, detaches his Son Tippoo Sahib with 10,000 Foot, 15,000 horses and Guns, to attack 2 Companies of Europeans, 4 Battalions of Sepys, and 10 pieces of Cannon. a cruel odds but Baillie was successful. | About 7 in the evening of the 9th. the Detachment was ordered to march by the left by Divisions, the Troops were arranged in the following order. A company of Marksmen formed the advanced Guard. A Battn of Grenadier Sepoys led the Line [p.8] Line, and were followed by the 2nd. Battalion of Sepoys. The Europeans consisting of 3 Companies of Grenadiers, a company of Light Infantry and 2 Battn Companies were in the Centre. [ ] [p.11] Hyder by this time had formed his Line, and his Guns began to open us from all quarters. The appearance of his army seem'd to strike our Sepoys with dismay, and the rapid retreat of the Grinaders into the Line, threw them into some confusion. After faintly returning the Cannonade a few minutes, our Guns became useless for want of ammunition. Our only hope was now the General's marching to our relief. [ ] [p.13] It was then my dear brother I began to lament having escaped so many shot which made such havock around, on leaving one to fall a sacrifice to the swords of a set of wretches divested of every spark of humanity. Perceiving there was no hopes of quarter on the contrary that the inhuman dogs drenched their swords in the blood of men, women and children, I was determined to sell my Life as dear as possible; but perceiving a small body of Europeans which had been sent among the action to reinforce the rear Guard, in some order firing and retreating, as my best hope I snatched up a firelock; and made a push to join them, thinking they might have some strong post in their eye where they might make a stand in hope of getting quarter. Wit. Bookseller Inventory # 11999
Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, George Foreman, Henry Cooper, Larry Holmes, Ernie Shavers & Marvin Hagler
Book Description: Book Condition: As New. Signed. A most wonderful Genuine MULTI SIGNED piece of Boxing history. A full size (medium) black leather official Everlast speedball (punchbag). Includes all original gold "Everlast" and "Choice of Champions" logos. It has been SIGNED by the world's greatest heavyweight boxers and champions. The following have all HAND SIGNED this speedball in either silver or gold: Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, George Foreman, Henry Cooper, Larry Holmes, Ernie Shavers & Marvin Hagler. It has been professionally mounted in a superb perspex case with dark oak mount and brass mounting clasps. The speedball is hanging from the top of the case by its original mount and fixings, as it would have been used in the gym. A very unique and unusual item. Full authenticity guaranteed. Mint condition and a real collector's piece. This item is also double hologrammed with matching serial numbers to avoid tampering and fraud. As owner of the largest Muhammad Ali and Boxing memorabilia collecion for sale in the UK today, and a widely recognized authority of genuine hand signed memorabilia in the business, we personally guarantee the authenticity of all our pieces. All autographs are 100% genuine, and come with a full original letter of authenticity. Our items have been personally collected over many years and come from either direct signings, our own events or direct contacts associated with the boxers themselves. Everything is guaranteed for life. We also offer hand made display boxes and professional framing on request. THIS ITEM INCLUDES A GREAT ORIGINAL JOE FRAZIER AUTOGRAPH. Genuine and authentic JOE FRAZIER HAND SIGNED HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING MEMORABILIA HAS ALWAYS BEEN HARD TO COME ACROSS. Here is a great hand signed JOE FRAZIER autograph. Buy your JOE FRAZIER autographs in confidence from the leading JOE FRAZIER autograph expert on the internet, the world's greatest selection of heavyweight JOE FRAZIER authentic signed photos and JOE FRAZIER memorabilia RAREANDSIGNED. Every JOE FRAZIER signed item we sells is accompanied by a wonderful JOE FRAZIER certificate of authenticity showing your JOE FRAZIER autograph and with full insurance certification. BUY QUALITY & GENUINE AUTHENTIC JOE FRAZIER SIGNATURES TODAY FROM RARE AND SIGNED. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 000400
Travels of Ali Bey in Morocco, Tripoli, Cyprus, Egypt, Arabia, Syria, and Turkey, Between the Years 1803 and 1807. Two volumes
Book Description: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, Paternoster-Row, London, 1816. Full Leather. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Full leather with significant wear and loss of leather to most of the spine of volume two, front board detached from volume one, others holding. Exterior fair. Interior occasional foxing throughout, moderate to heavy foxing to a few areas affecting plates. Some offsetting from illustrations and the ink on some pages. Most of the text and plates are quite nice and clean. pp.339 and 373. Illustrated with four maps: Kingdom of Morocco, Map of North Africa with a 1 inch tear at the top most fold, middle right, Map of Journey of Ali Bey and Map of Coast of Arabia and the Red Sea. Contains an explanation of the plates of which there are 83 plus. The plates, many foldouts, are out of numerical order in some places in both volumes and there are additional unnumbered plates as well as multiple plates for some numbers. Plate X is an unnumbered plate as is XV. There are a couple of pages with vertical creases, many with impressions from the folded plates and maps. The maps have not been opened in generations and have sharp folds and need a delicate touch to unfold. There are two pages of advertisements at the rear of volume two. Overall exterior fair, interior is good plus and better. Bookseller Inventory # 703092
Book Description: Harlem: New Lafayette Theatre, 1968. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. 8vo., pictorial wrappers printed in black and white; with minor edge-wear. First issue of the pioneering periodical Black Theatre edited by Ed Bullins, including an interview with LeRoi Jones by Marvin X, interview with Robert Macbeth and Ed Bullins by Clifford Mason, and an essay by Larry Neal on cultural nationalism and black theatre --- Ed Bullins's copy, with the noted playwright's ownership signature above George Ford's cover illustration; also signed by Muhammad Ali, who had visited the New Lafayette Theatre at 200 West 135th Street, Harlem, in 1968. A most compelling association copy with a distinguished provenance, linking Ali to the the Black Arts Movement, which Bullins helped to inaugurate. a.p.o. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11603067178
The Hedaya, Or guide; A Commentary on the Mussulman Laws. Translated by the Order of the Governor-General and Council of Bengal, by Charles Hamilton (FOUR VOLUMES).
Book Description: T. Bensley, London, 1791. Contemporary Tree Calf. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. 4to. Volume I: lxxxix, xii 561 pp. + 1 pp. errata leaf/ Volume II: viii 727 pp. / Volume III: viii 609 pp. + 1 pp. errata leaf/ Volume IV: viii 574 pp. + 52 pp. supplementary index + 1 pp. errata leaf; some wormholes at margins, spotting and repaired tears, Ex-library copy, library stamps front and rear, library book labels, contemporary tree calf, some tears and losses to spines, a little rubbed and scuffed, marbled endpapers & edges, Orientalist Charles Hamiltons translation from the Persian, for the East India Company, of the al-Hidayah (Islamic personal law), originally composed by Burhan al-Din al-Marghinani in the twelfth century. First English edition of this important hadith collection. The work is a translation of the Persian version by Ghulam Ya. Khan of the original Arabic version of Al- Marghinani. Al-Firgani is the name of a family of Hanafi lawyers; the nisba comes from their native town Marghinan in Farhana. The author of the celebrated Hidaya , wrote a record of his studies, but it does not appear to have survived. His principal work is the legal compendium Bidayat al-mubtadi (mss. in Brockelmann), based on al Kuduris Muktasar and al-Shaybanis al_Djami al saghir. On this work, he himself wrote a large commentary in 8 volumes Kifayat al-muntaha. But before he had completed it, he thought it was much too diffuse and decided to write a second commentary, the celebrated Hidaya, which later writers repeatedly edited and annotated. The most important commentaries and synopses are given in the table below. For the mansuscripts and printed texts of these commentaries and synopses and of many super comentaries and glosses, see Brockelmann, II 2, 466-9, S I, 644-9; a printed edition of the Hidaya appeared in 4 vols., Cairo 1326/1908. ( The Encyclopedia of Islam volume VI, 557-558). Bookseller Inventory # 010950
L'Opinion de Bagdad. Revue politique bimensuelle, 1-86; [AND:] L'Irak aujourd'hui. Revue politique bimensuelle, 1-123. [AND:] Bagdad. Bimensuelle politique et pulturel. [OVER 200 ISSUES].
Book Description: Bagdad, Dar el Jamahir; La Direction Générale de l'Information, Ministère de l'Information; Ministère de la Culture et de l'Information, 1972-82., 1972. 209 issues in 202. Quarto. Illustrated. Original wrappers. Includes many folded posters, loosely inserted. In excellent condition, exceptionally well preserved. ~ First edition. Extremely rare, complete collection of great political and historical interest. Contains: "L'Opinion de Bagdad. Revue politique bimensuelle", issues 1-86 (1972-1976). -- [AND:] "L'Irak aujourd'hui. Revue politique bimensuelle", issues 1-123 in 116 parts (1976-1981). -- [TO THIS WE ADD:] "Bagdad. Bimensuelle politique et pulturel", issues 124, 125, 127-136, 138, 142, 144, 146, 150 (1981-1982). Bookseller Inventory # 4058
Book Description: Taschen, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. No Jacket. Limited Edition. Size of the box: 23 in. x 23 in., size of the book: 20 in. x 20 in., 792 pp., illustrated with photographs, including two gatefold sequences measuring (80" x 20") and nine gold-metallic double-page spreads printed in silkscreen, open each chapter. Number 6838 of 9,000 copies of the Collector's Edition, SIGNED BY MUHAMMAD ALI AND JEFF KOONS. WITH THE SEPARATE, 20 in. x 16 in. PHOTO-LITHO ENTITLED "RADIAL CHAMPS" BY JEFF KOONS, SIGNED BY KOONS AND IN A PLASTIC SLEEVE. Bound by the official bindery for the Vatican, in pink leather, the color of Ali's first Cadillac. With the front cover showing Ali's torso with pink lettering. In a silk-covered box illustrated with Neil Leifer's iconic 1966 photo, Ali vs Williams. "Over 3,000 images: photographs, art and memorabilia, much of it published for the first time. From over 150 photographers and artists. Original essays and the best interviews and writing on the Champ of the last five decades, from hundreds of writers, totaling 600,000 words. Utilizing state-of-the-art digital technology, no expense has been spared to restore the original photographic materials to the highest possible standards. The results of this effort create unparalleled intensity and range in the colors, and exquisite tone and density within the duotone images. Eight-color printing on Galaxi Keramik 200 gsm semi-matte paper with gloss varnish on all images." Weight: 75 lbs. Shipping is extra on this item. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7563282432
Persian miniature of two men and a camel in a landscape, illustrating a poem from the Diwan of Hafez, attributable to Muhammad Ali.
Book Description: Isfahan, 1658-1659. Beautiful watercolor and pen and ink drawing, heightened with gold, on paper; the illustration depicts two men: in the middle a camel-driver holding a camel standing to the right; to the left a bearded man wearing a turban, holding a stick in his left hand; behind them a landscape with a mountain and trees. On verso calligraphic verses in Persian manuscript (nasta'liq) within a frame, in compartments, written horizontally and diagonally in black script on a gilt ground. c. 18 x 10,5 cm. *From a dispersed 17th-century Safavid manuscript of the Diwan of Hafez, with miniatures by Muhammad Ali and Muhammad Yusuf, who collaborated during the 1640s and 1650s. Two other miniatures from this distinctive manuscript were sold at Christie's South Kensington in London 12-13 October 2006, lot 637 and at Christie's King Street 23rd April 2002, lot 69. Another was published by Colnaghi (B.W. Robinson, in Persian and Mughal art, 1976, No. 52, p. 75 and 77). (Another manuscript with similar miniatures is in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin (MS 299) and in the Topkapi Saray Library (H. 1010). See also Soudavar, A.: Art of the Persian Courts, New York, No. 125 p. 297). Muhammad Ali and Muhammad Yusuf, leading painters of the period, were active in the mid-seventeenth century. Their work represents a new pictorial Persian style, with Indian, Armenian and European formal and iconographic conventions adapted to Persian aesthetic norms. Safavid fascination with these new pictorial ideals has been attributed to the influx of European adventurers, merchants, diplomats and clergy, who visited Iran. Also several European craftsmen and painters settled in Iran, to satisfy the new demand for western works of art. The numerous miniatures in which men are depicted wearing Indian-style turbans, show the influence of Indian paintings. Hafez (1320/25-1388/89) was a great Persian lyric and mystic poet; his collected works composed of series of Persian poetry, are known as "Diwan". - Tiny hole (pinprick size) to lower left. Within passe-partout.[(2094)]. Bookseller Inventory # 2094
A Dictionary of the Technical Terms Used in the Sciences of the Musalmans / Kashaf istilahat Al-Funun (Bibliotheca Indica. A Collection of Oriental Works pubished by the Asiatic Society of Bengal. Old Series)
Book Description: W. N. Lees Press, Calcutta, 1862. first edition, two volumes, original blind stamped (leather imitating) black full cloth with gilt lettering in English to spines and Arabic lettering to front covers; main text in Arabic with title pages in English; volume two has a second English title page with "F.Carbery, Bengal Military Orphan Press" as publisher,1854 as publishing date, and a 36 pages Appendix in English on "The Logic of the Arabians" ; ex. university library with release stamp; complete, paper white, very good at least; in a recent Paris auction another copy of this work made 9000 Euros hammer price; please inquire before ordering. Bookseller Inventory # 014461
Book Description: c. 1890, 1890. The calligraphy is done on a marbled cream background paper. Signed and dated by Mirza Muhammad-Ali, who was one of Baha'u'llah's sons and was exiled to the Holy Land with his father in 1868., Size : 272 x 420mm (10.71 x 16.5, Black & White Very Good, except for a very small tear in the left margin. Bookseller Inventory # B3611
Book Description: c. 1890, 1890. The calligraphy is done on a marbled cream background paper. Signed and dated by Mirza Muhammad-Ali, who was one of Baha'u'llah's sons and was exiled to the Holy Land with his father in 1868., Image Size : , Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 272x420 (mm), 10.71x16.54 (Inches), Black & White, Manuscript Very Good, except for a very small tear in the left margin. Bookseller Inventory # P2700
With the Pilgrims to Mecca. The Great Pilgrimage of A.H. 1319; A.D. 1902 by Hadji Khan, M.R.A.S. (Special Correspondent of the "Morning Post") and Wilfrid Sparroy (Author of "Persian Children of the Royal Family") with an introduction by Professor A. Vambéry.
Book Description: London, John Lane, 1905., 1905. 8vo. 314 pp. T. p. printed in red and black. With frontispiece and 24 photo illustrations on plates. Publisher's original giltstamped and illustrated green cloth. Top edge gilt. First book edition of this account of the 1902 Hajj (the greater part of the work had first appeared in the London Morning Post). - Brownstained throughout; binding rubbed and stained. - Rare. Macro 1354. OCLC 1897964. Bookseller Inventory # 26685
Book Description: Elsevier. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0080878725
Book Description: Elsevier Science Ltd, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 24.76 x 29.84 cm. Comprehensive Renewable Energy is the only multi-volume reference work of its type at a time when renewable energy sources are seen increasingly as realistic alternatives to fossil fuels. As the majority of information published for the target audience is currently available via a wide range of journals, seeking relevant information (be that experimental, theoretical, and computational aspects of either a fundamental or applied nature) can be a time-consuming and complicated process. Comprehensive Renewable Energy is arranged according to the most important themes in the fieldOur orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. book. Bookseller Inventory # MM-20695181
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