Memoiren einer Arabischen Prinzessin (with the Said Ruete Ex Libris!!) First edition third issue 1886. Author / Publisher: Princess Emily Ruete ; Salima bint Said Al Bu Said ; Bibi Salme. Published by Friedrich Luckhardt in Berlin. The name of the author is printed in calligraphic Arabic on the tile page. The third issue held by the Said Ruete Library in Leiden University has blue coloured covers. However, copies held in other libraries have also a brown binding.
This copy also has the unusual blue covers and also belonged to the Ruete family, i.e. Emily's daughter Antonie (Brandeis)
This book has manuscript name of "Antonie Brandeis geb Ruete". Antonie lived with her mother Emily Ruete in Beirut. Antonie was married in 1898 to Eugen Brandeis who became governor of the Marshall islands from 1898 until 1906 when he was removed from office for cruelty (flogging) and the Marshall islands were joined to German New Guinea. On Eugen Brandeis see Dirk H.N. Spennemann "An officer, Yes, but a gentleman? A biographical sketch of Eugen Brandeis military advisor, imperial judge and administrator in the German colonial service in the south pacific (Sydney centre for south pacific studies) In the early 1920's Anthonie separated from her husband and lived in Hamburg.
In 1901 Antonie (with her daughter) went back to Beirut and subsequently to Berlin to attend the wedding of her brother Rudolph
Volume 2 also contains a reference by Anthonie to "Hamburger Nachrichten 7.3.24" probably referring to an article concerning the death of her mother Emily Ruete who was buried in Ohlsdorff close to Hamburg on Feb 29 1924. The newspaper article had been glued in at some point, but removed later. We have not yet found the specific newspaper article yet.
Antonie published herself a popular cooking-book for ex-pat ladies in the tropics.