Lot 165
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SNOUCK HURGRONJE. MEKKA, 2 VOLS, WITH BILDER ATLAS ZU MEKKA AND BILDER AUS MEKKA. 1888-89

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80,000 - 120,000 GBP
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212,500 GBP
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  • Mekka ... mit Bilder-Atlas [zu Mekka [and] Bilder aus Mekka]. The Hage: Martinus Nijhoff, 1888-1889 (& Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1889)
FIRST EDITION, THE AUTHOR'S COPY, 4 volumes, comprising: 2 volumes text, 4to (244 x 167mm.), and 2 atlas volumes (Bilder-Atlas zu Mekka and Bilder aus Mekka), folio (364 x 270mm.), TEXT: SPECIAL ISSUE PRINTED ON THICK PAPER, half-titles, 3 double-page genealogies (manuscript additions in pencil to the third genealogy), 2 folding plans of Mecca, errata leaf at end of volume 1, single page of MANUSCRIPT NOTES IN DUTCH AND ARABIC BY THE AUTHOR loosely inserted in volume 1, CONTEMPORARY POLISHED CALF GILT, spines gilt, gilt edges, marbled endpapers, ATLAS VOLUMES: Bilder-Atlas zu Mekka with printed contents leaf and 40 numbered plates, comprising 65 photographs mounted on 30 leaves, 6 tinted lithographs (one folding) and 4 chromolithographs, Bilder aus Mekka with half title, title and 2 leaves of text, and 20 photographs mounted on 18 leaves, text and plates loose as issued, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with a loose folding plan of the mosque at Mecca (identical to that in text volume 1) and a printed (proof?)list of the first 17 plates issued in Bilder zu Mekka, atlas contents loose as issued, ATLAS VOLUMES UNIFORMLY BOUND IN ORIGINAL TAN CLOTH PORTFOLIOS, decorated in blind and gilt, upper covers titled in gilt, lined with patterned gilt paper, slight damp-stains to covers of text volumes, puncture marks to lower cover of text volume 1, text of Atlas aus Mekka spotted, minor wear to atlas spines
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