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  • Newspaper
  • Book/Printed Material
    Goa and the Blue Mountains; or, Six months of sick leave.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis - Burton, Richard F[Rancis]
    • Date: 1851
  • Book/Printed Material
    Two trips to gorilla land and the cataracts of the Congo. Includes bibliographical references.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis
    • Date: 1876
  • Newspaper
  • Book/Printed Material
    Ultima Thule; or, A summer in Iceland. "Catalogue-raisonné of modern travel in Iceland":v. 1, p. 235-260. Appendices: On sulphur in Iceland, by O. Henchel, Sir G. S. Mackenzie, Mr. C. Crowe ... Leasing contract. Sulphur in Sicily. Sulphur in Transylvania. Sulphur in Andaman Islands. Seen through the press by Högni Gunlögsen. cf. Pref.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis - Burton, Richard F[Rancis]
    • Date: 1875
  • Book/Printed Material
    Modern geography. A description of the empires, kingdoms, states, and colonies; with the oceans, seas, and isles; in all parts of the world: including the most recent discoveries, and political alterations: Digested ... "Catalogue of maps, and of books of voyages and travels": v. 2, p. 792-802. Vols. 1 and 2 have supplements containing corrections and additions 1817.
    • Contributor: Pond, John - Pinkerton, John - Nicolle De La Croix
    • Date: 1811
  • Book/Printed Material
    First footsteps in East Africa, or, An exploration of Harar Appendices: 1. Diary and observations made by Lieutenant Speke, when attempting to reach the Wady Nogal -- 2. Grammatical outline and vocabulary of the Harari language -- 3. Meteorological observations in the cold season of 1854-5 / by Lieutenants Herne, Stroyan, and Burton -- 5. A condensed account of an attempt to reach Harar from Ankobar / [by William Barker] Includes index.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis - Barker, William C. - Speke, John Hanning - Burton, Isabel
    • Date: 1894
  • Book/Printed Material
    Arabia; the cradle of Islam; Samuel Zwemer (1867-1952) was an American Protestant missionary who lived for nine years in Bahrain and became a student of the Arab world and, especially, the Arabian Peninsula. Published in New York in 1900, Arabia: The Cradle of Islam contains detailed chapters on the geography of Arabia; the holy cities of Mecca and Medina; the Prophet Muhammad and the rise of Islam; the contemporary...
    • Contributor: Zwemer, Samuel Marinus
    • Date: 1900
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    Flora of Aden Flora of Aden is a botanical catalog of plants found in Aden and vicinity at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. The work appeared in three issues in 1914-16. Despite never having traveled to the region, Father Ethelbert Blatter was able to add 250 plants to the literature of the region's known species. He relied on various herbaria and travel accounts, beginning with...
    • Contributor: Blatter, Ethelbert
    • Date: 1914
  • Book/Printed Material
    The countries and tribes of the Persian Gulf. The Countries and Tribes of the Persian Gulf is a collection of the notes of S.B. Miles, longtime British official in the Persian Gulf generally and Oman in particular. They were compiled and published posthumously, first in 1919, and reprinted several times later. This account of Oman's political history is still widely consulted and quoted. Miles covers pre-Islamic history, pointing out that from the...
    • Contributor: Miles, Samuel Barrett
    • Date: 1919
  • Book/Printed Material
    Tales of the Persian genii, Selected tales retold from: 1. Tales of the genii; or, The delightful lessons of Horam the son of Asmar, translated by J. Ridley. 2. The history of Farrukruz the favourite of fortune, retold from The delight of hearts, by Barkhurdár bin Mahmúd Turkman Faráhí, surnamed Mumtáz, which may be found in its English translation in W. A. Clouston's A group of Eastern romances and...
    • Contributor: Pogány, Willy - Olcott, Frances Jenkins
    • Date: 1919
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    The cradle of the war, The Cradle of the War: The Near East and Pan-Germanism is a study of the origins of World War I. The author, Henry Charles Woods (1881-1939), argues that the main cause of the conflict was "the Pan-German desire for domination from Hamburg to the Persian Gulf." The book offers an overview of political and military developments in the Near East (defined as the Balkan...
    • Contributor: Woods, Henry Charles
    • Date: 1918
  • Book/Printed Material
    Flora Arabica. Flora Arabica is a botanical catalog of the plants of the Arabia. The work is in six volumes covering the whole of the Arabian Peninsula: the extra-tropical west, the tropical west, the tropical east, and the extra-tropical east including the Persian Gulf region. The catalog is by Father Ethelbert Blatter, and is largely based on the herbaria of the British Museum, which itself contained...
    • Contributor: Blatter, Ethelbert
    • Date: 1919
  • Book/Printed Material
    Klondike : the Chicago record's book for gold seekers. The Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 began in earnest within 18 months of a major gold strike on Bonanza Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River near Dawson City, Canada. Tens of thousands of prospectors from around the world streamed north to Alaska and the Yukon in a feverish search for fortune. Klondike: The Chicago Record's Book for Gold Seekers was rushed into print...
    • Date: 1897
  • Book/Printed Material
    Through the Brazilian wilderness After failing to win a third term in the elections of 1912, former U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt planned a speaking trip to Argentina and Brazil and a cruise up the Amazon. The government of Brazil suggested that Roosevelt join the famous Brazilian explorer Cândido Rondon in an expedition down the recently discovered River of Doubt. Roosevelt accepted the invitation and, accompanied by his son...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore
    • Date: 1914
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    Doing my bit for Ireland, Margaret Skinnider (circa 1893-1971) was born in Scotland to Irish parents. She trained as a teacher and taught mathematics in Glasgow, Scotland, before resigning her position to go to Dublin to take part in the Easter Rising of April 1916. Skinnider's Doing My Bit for Ireland, published in the United States in 1917, is her account of her revolutionary activities in 1915 and 1916....
    • Contributor: Skinnider, Margaret
    • Date: 1917
  • Book/Printed Material
    The preaching of Islam; a history of the propagation of the Muslim faith, The Preaching of Islam: A History of the Propagation of the Muslim Faith is an important early work by the British Orientalist and historian of Islamic art Sir Thomas Walker Arnold (1864-1930). Arnold was born in Devonport, Devon, England, and graduated from Magdalene College, Cambridge. In 1888 he moved to British India, where he taught philosophy at the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College (present-day Aligarh Muslim...
    • Contributor: Arnold, Thomas Walker
    • Date: 1913
  • Book/Printed Material
    Central Asian questions; Demetrius Charles Boulger (1853-1928) was a British orientalist who wrote prolifically on topics mainly related to the British Empire. With Sir Lepel Henry Griffin (1840-1908), a British administrator in India, he co-founded the Asiatic Quarterly Review, which he edited for a time. An unapologetic imperialist with strongly anti-Russian views, Boulger criticized the British government for its lack of assertiveness, as he saw it, in...
    • Contributor: Boulger, Demetrius Charles
    • Date: 1885
  • Book/Printed Material
    Unexplored Syria. Visits to the Libanus, the Tulúl el Safá, the Anti-Libanus, the northern Libanus, and the 'Aláh.
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis - Drake, Charles F. Tyrwhitt (Charles Frederick Tyrwhitt)
    • Date: 1872
  • Book/Printed Material
    Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55. Added t.-p., engraved. LAC ael 2020-10-27 update (1 card)
    • Contributor: Kane, Elisha Kent - Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1856
  • Book/Printed Material
    The land of Midian (revisited). LAC ael 2019-03-21 update (1 card)
    • Contributor: Burton, Richard Francis
    • Date: 1879
  • Book/Printed Material
    Descriptive sociology;
    • Contributor: Spencer, Herbert
    • Date: 187?
  • Book/Printed Material
    The oriental geography of Ebn Haukal, an Arabian traveller of the tenth century. Ascribed by Ouseley in his translation to Muḥammad ibn Ḥauḳal and by Sprenger in the catalogue of his manuscripts (no. 1) to Aḥmad ibn Sahl (Abü Zaid) al-Balkhī. In 921 al-Balkhī wrote a geographical work in which the maps were the important part. Ca. 951, al-Iṣṭakhrī wrote a revision of al-Balkhī's work, commonly known as the "Kitāb al-aḳāiīm," in which he extended the description...
    • Contributor: Ouseley, William - Iṣṭakhrī, Ibrāhīm Ibn Muḥammad - Muḥammad Ibn Ḥauḳal - Balkhī, Aḥmad Ibn Sahl
    • Date: 1800
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    Arabia, Egypt, India: a narrative of travel, At head of title: A E I.
    • Contributor: Burton, Isabel
    • Date: 1879
  • Book/Printed Material
    The journey of William of Rubruck to the eastern parts of the world, 1253-55, Translation of: Itinerarium. Bibliography: p. [xlvii]-lvi.
    • Contributor: Giovanni - Ruysbroek, Willem Van - Ruysbroeck, Willem Van - Rockhill, William Woodville
    • Date: 1900