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...An important group of twenty early Arabic fragmentary papyrus documents dating from the 8th-10th century and ranging in subject matter from religious quotations to medical advice, from traders' accounts to historical notes, and from...
...Rare Aljamiado manuscript from the 17th-century providing exceptional evidence for the survival of Morisco culture in North Africa, within a generation or two of the final expulsion of the Arabs from Spain on the orders of Philip III...
...Unrecorded issue of Emperor Charles V's letter to his brother giving an account of the Tunisian campaign against Hayreddin Barbarossa in 1535. The title page shows Charles V's coat of arms with its Latin motto 'Plus Ulta' underneath...
...A very rare printing of a series of thirteen articles agreed between the Emperor Charles VI and the Captain Pasha of the Turkish fleet in an attempt to restrict Algerian piracy in the Mediterranean...
...Granger was a doctor from Dijon who had changed his name from Tourtechot and who travelled in Egypt and Syria in the 1730s. He was a friend of Pignon, French consul in Cairo and his major interest was in natural history. He died in 1734...
...Extremely rare third edition (first, 1485) of one of the most popular and influential astrological compendiums in East and West, published by Lucantonio Giunti. Giunti (or Giunta) was a significant Florentine book publisher and printer, who...
...A series of three letters by Capitan Pasha Hüseyin, High Admiral of the Turkish fleet, probably written by a secretary, but stamped with his own seal, addressing thanks to Admiral Lord Keith, currently commanding the British fleet...
...Manuscript folio notebook with 'Secret Letters and Orders' on the front wrapper and 'Secret Letter Book Admiral Hon. Sir Robert Stopford, Commander-in-Chief on the Mediterranean Station, 1837-1838'. Consisting of 67 pages in a neat...
...An unrecorded issue of the treaty between the Emperor Charles V, and the King of Tunis, Muley Hassan. In August 1534 Tunis was seized by Khayr ad-Din, better known as Barbarossa, who was the chief governor of North Africa and grand admiral...
...From the eighth to the thirteenth centuries, scientists from across the Islamic world made great advances in the study of medicine, compiling the knowledge of the ancient Greeks, Romans, Persians and Indians and building upon it themselves,...