Inlibris at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair – 23 to 29 May 2021.

Antiquariaat Forum at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

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The Astronomicum Caesareum of Apianus: an astronomy fit for an emperor, with 60 volvelles, in contemporary leather Photo and all rights Inlibris Vienna
The Astronomicum Caesareum of Apianus: an astronomy fit for an emperor, with 60 volvelles, in contemporary leather Photo and all rights Inlibris Vienna

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.

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