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 Antonie 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 Antonie to "Hamburger Nachrichten 7.3.24", the article has been removed but we have been able to find locate that article regarding the death of Emily a few weeks earlier in 1924 (see below). Antonie published herself a popular cooking-book for ex-pat ladies in the tropics.
Newspaper article death Emily Ruete 1924