Memoiren einer Arabischen Prinzessin Volume 1 in First edition third issue: The cover also has a different colour than the regular third issue of the first edition, however the same blue colour as the one in the Said Ruete library in Leiden.
Author / Publisher: Princess Emily Ruete ; Salima bint Said Al Bu Said ; Bibi Salme / Berlin "H. Rosenberg" 1886.
Bookplate of Bibi's son Rudolph Said-Ruete in this book
Verlag von H. Rosenberg (Hugo Mewis) sticker pasted over the name of Luckhardt
A quarter of all the different 1886 editions have this sticker. The background to this is completely unclear.
Book details: Extremely Rare. The book has a personal handwritten dedication in Arabic to her beloved son Rudolph, including her signature, see the slide-show!!!!!
A manuscript note on graph paper in German has been added in, but this is unreadable to us.
The book-plate / ex-libris of Bibi's son Rudolph Ruete has also been glued in plus his handwritten signature
On the title page the name of the publisher Luckhardt has been pasted over with a sticker named "Berlin W. Verlag H. Rosenbeg (Hugo Mewis) " However the colophon at the end of the volume states that the book was printed by "Buchdruckerei von Friedrich Luckhardt Berlin"
We have only volume 1.
Approx. 900 books that belonged to Rudolph Ruete have been left to the Leiden university in 1937 (see Ref 4) He was a friend of the princess and her son. This library is called the Said-Ruete Library that currently resides in the NINO institute in Leiden.
The Said-Ruete library can be found in www.nino-leiden.nl
De manuscripts and papers of the Ruete family are in the University Leiden, www.bibliotheek.leidenuniv.nl
Below you find a Youtube film in German showing the beautiful final resting place in Germany of Bibi Salme.