Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1958. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. xiii, 513pp, Preface, index. 8vo/21.5cm. Light tan cloth in slightly edgeworn dj, internally fine. NF/Good. More travels of the peripatetic Supreme Court Judge and his usual female entourage. Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980) , sometimes known as "Wild Bill", for his rather unpredictable style, was the longest serving Supreme Court Justice serving from 1939 to 1975..
Tucson: Middle East Studies Association of North America, Inc, 1996. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. [xii], 284, [xvi] ads pp, 12 articles, notices, resources for research & teaching, book & media reviews, , corrections & apologies. 8vo/22.5cm. Printed card-stock covers, minor wear, internally fine other than a few check marks in the December issue. The articles include the 1995 and 1996 MESA Presidential Addresses by Ann Mosely Lesch and Farhad Kazemi, Historical Resources and Research in Damascus by Steve Tamari & Leila Hudson; Ottoman Historiography by Engin Deniz Akarli, The Gulf/2000 Project. by Gary Sick, Political Islam by John P. Entelis, etc..
Washington D.C.: U.A.R. Information Center, Embassy of United Arab Republic, 1964. Book. Illus. by Photographs by Hamilton Wright. VG. No Binding. N.d. (ca.1964). Two-sided sheet 37 x 32.5 inches folded down to c. 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches with map and 2 photo illustrations on one side and 20 photo illustrations and descriptive text on other under the headings "Fact about the UAR." and "Highlights of Egyptian history." Light soil on face of folded brochure, one short closed fold split, otherwise no significant wear. VG. The UAR was formed in 1958 by the union of Egypt and Syria. Syria withdrew in 1961 but Egypt continued to call itself the UAR until 1971. The text does not mention the withdrawal of Syria. Scarce..
Washington, D.C.: Middle East Institute, 1947. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition of the first year of publication. 502pp, January, April, July and October issues, book reviews, Bibliography of Periodical Literature, Note of The Middle East Institute, Conference on Middle East Affairs, index for year. Maroon cloth gilt, slightly soiled and rubbed, previous owner name in light pencil, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. The first issue includes an Editorial Foreword on the reason and purpose of the journal. The Middle East Institute was founded in 1946 by Middle East scholar George Camp Keiser and former Secretary of State Christian Herter. It is loosely affiliated with the School of Advanced International Studies and has a major library of Middle Eastern materials. Copies of this volume are rather scarce..
Arrow Books (Hutchinson Ltd.): London, 1958. Book. Good. Soft cover. First Grey Arrow edition (1950-Hutchinson University Library ). 192pp, 3 maps, bibliography, index.12mo/18cm. Pictorial card wrappers, edgeworn, slightly soiled, underlining and marginalia, pages browning. Fair. A basic introduction to the rise of the Arabs by the distinguished scholar of Islam and the Middle East. Bernard Lewis (1916- ), Emeritus Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University and former head of the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at SOAS in London, has been called 'the doyen' of Middle Eastern Studies but is frequently attacked as a leading exponent of 'Orientalism" as defined by the late Edward Said..
iTHACA: Cornell University Press, 1952. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. xx, 459pp, 8 maps, 7 appendices, selected bibliography, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Blue cloth silver, light rubbing at extremities, internally fine. A review of the area from 1914 to 1950 arranged in five parts: The First World War and the Peace; The Northern Belt; The Fertile Crescent; West and East of the Red Sea; and, Problems of War and Peace. George Lenczowski (1915-2000) born in Russia of Polish parents, was Polish Press Attache in Teheran in the 1940s and after moving to the US, taught at SAIS, Hamilton College and UC Berkeley from which he retired..
New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1958. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First American Edition. xix, 513pp, index. 8vo/21.5cm. Black cloth gilt, shelf wear only in edgeworn, price chipped and slightly chipped dj, clipping of long article by Ray Vicker from Wall Street Journal (Vol 203, No 53) titled "Arab Axis: Iraqi-Syrian Alliance Could Threaten Peace in Mideast" laid in at end (with consequent staining of end papers), otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. Articles by thirty four leading authorities on the Middle East such as Sir Hamilton Gibb, Bernard Lewis, Charles Issawi, Elie Kedourie, F. Kazimzadeh, Sir Isaiah Berlin, Nabih Amin Faris, A. Bennigson and others. The editor, Walter Laquer (1921- ) is an established authority on the Middle East and Soviet Union and at the time of printing was with the Russian Resarch Center and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard..
Tucson: Middle East Studies Association of North America, Inc, 1995. Book. Fine. Soft cover. [vi], 148pp [pages 1-148], 6 articles, notices, resources for research & teaching, book & media reviews, briefly noted, corrections & apologies. 8vo/22.5cm. Printed card-stock covers, minor wear, internally fine. The articles include the 1994 MESA Presidential Address--Is There A Future for Middle East Studies by Rashid Khalidi; Turks in Germany--Literature Overview by Jenny White; Music of Algeria--Select Recordings by Dwight Reynolds; Islamic Economics.... by Arun Kapil; Arab Astronomy.... by C.S.F. Burnett; and, The Destruction of Libraries and Archives in Bosnia & Herzevogina; by Andras Riedlmayer..
New York: Harper Torchbooks/The Academy Library, 1964. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. First Edition. 164 + xii list pp, notes, suggestions for further reading, index. 8vo/20.5cm. Paper, light wear at extremities, otherwise very good. The text of six lectures delivered at Indiana University in 1963 on the theme of the West's actions toward and effects on the Middle East and their successive responses. Bernard Lewis (1916- ), Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University, formerly head of the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at SOAS, London is one of the leading Western specialist scholars on the Middle East. Although Edward Said, the great critic of the western Orientalist point of view, accused him of propounding such a viewpoint, his writings still command a very substantial following..
Tucson: Middle East Studies Association of North America, Inc, 1988. Book. Fine. Soft cover. [iv], 155pp (pp 157-362), 3 articles, book reviews, short notices, news of the association, recent conferences, news of fellows and scholars, communications, in memoriam. 8vo/22.5cm. Printed card-stock covers, minor wear, internally fine. The articles include Michael Hudson's Presidential Address for 1987; a survey of the MESA membership by Jere Bacharach on factors affecting applications for overseas research; and, Preservation of Middle Eastern Library Materials by Michael Albin..
Tucson: Middle East Studies Association of North America, Inc, 1995. Book. Fine. Soft cover. [vi], [144pp] pp 149-295, [iv] ads pp, 5 articles, resources for research & teaching, book & media reviews, briefly noted, recent Ph.D. degrees in Middle East Studies, in memoriam, MESA financial report, communicatios and corrections. 8vo/22.5cm. Printed card-stock covers, minor wear, internally fine. The articles include memorial article on Jacques Berque by Dale Eickelman, Preaching Islam by Walter Armbrust, Imaging Israel by Deborah L. Wheeler, Introduction to Sufi Music.... by Irene Markoff and Middle East studies on-line by the Editor. The photo illustration on the cover is of Jacques Berque in uniform as Controleur Civile of French Morocco in 1937..
New York: John Day NY (1974), 1974. Book. Fine. Soft cover. A volume in the New York Times Survey series. [xiii], 269pp, index. 8vo/20.5cm. Paper, lightly rubbed , internally fine. VG. Arab versus Israeli through the October War. Good background for the present conflict. Dana Adams Schmidt (1915- ) was Middle East Correspondent for the New York Times..
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1962. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. [xi], 179pp, map frontis, select bibliography, index. 8vo/20.5cm. Paper, slightly edgeworn, light soil, occasional pencil underlining, otherwise clean, tight and very good. A general introduction to the Middle East of the sixties with outlines of each country and particular emphasis on Israel and Palestine. Maurice Harari, was Dean of studies at California State University, taught at Columbia, Dartmouth and Hunter and later was the Secretary General of the International Association of University Presidents as well as Chairman of the Board of the World Association of International Studies..