This coming weekend will see Vienna based rare and antique book dealer Inlibris Gilhofer back in the UAE together with the Antiquariaat Forum at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.
For this occasion Inlibris has just published two special catalogs, both of which are available as PDF downloads – one on the Middle Eastern region, the other on its science. From these two volumes are culled a web catalog of 100 items, a selection of which are featured in the Inlibris newsletter. All inquiries are welcome – by email or in person at stand number 8F05!
The selections, important, beautiful, historical, scientific and even political, include – The Astronomicum Caesareum of Apianus: an astronomy fit for an emperor, with 60 volvelles, in contemporary leather
The rare book and manuscript collection of a Franco-Russian oriental scholar, diplomat, and secret agent Jean-Jacques Desmaisons
Varthema’s travel account: the first printed eyewitness account of any place in today’s UAE, the very rare first Latin edition
The first edition of the Alchemia to call Geber an Arab: profusely annotated throughout
Einstein on Palestine and Zionism: “is now necessary to ensure that this movement avoids the danger of degenerating into blind nationalism”
The Arabic translation of Al-Jurjani’s medical compendium Dhakhirah-i Khwarazm-Shahi, inscribed by a Mosul physician in 913 AH
The most spectacular sea-atlas ever published: a magnificent copy with noble provenance
Alf layla wa-layla: first complete edition in Arabic
Precursor to Ibn Sina’s Qanun: the earliest Arabic medical work with instructions on surgical procedure
A truly outstanding Cedid Atlas in its original binding
First edition of the finest and rarest work on falconry
Two key works of Albumasar, with French humanist provenance
Ulugh Beg’s Zij-i Jadid-i Sultani, one of the greatest star catalogues
Almost unobtainably rare: attempts to suppress the Arabian slave trade
All of the above and many more rare books, manuscripts, and autographs await you at at the Abu Dhabi Book Fair. Inlibris can be reached at Inlibris Gilhofer Nfg., Rathausstr. 19,
Vienna 1010, Austria.