St. Catherine's, Ontario, Canada: Prvooker Press, 1971. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Fifth Printing (1960). 646 ppp, numerous illustrations, art illustrated end paper maps, index. 8vo/23.5cm.. Original red cloth, near fine, dj very lightly worn, internally fine . A look at this rather legendary mountain kingdom where three great empires once nearly met; also a special look at the diet alleged to allow Hunzakuts, its residents, to live to very old ages. John H. Tobe (c.1906-1979) has been described as a world travele, researcher, naturalist, author, publisher, and farmer on Vancouver IslandWrote books aboiut farming, Gardening and natural health. Published The Provoker and a nesletter called, "Live To Be 100"..
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1957. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition. 8vo/22cm. 355pp. Original red cloth silver,vry light wear, stamp of London Book Company, Rawalpindi on half title, no dj. otherwise very good+. An early but useful study of Pakistan's political system. Recounts and comments on early constitutional efforts to reconcile Islam with Western thought. Questions applicability of Western norms to an Islamic oriented state. Callard (1924-1961) was a professor of political science at McGill University and protege of Wilfred Cantwell Smith who died an unexpected and premature death in Ghana.. Long p. 50; Taylor 455..
London: Cassell & Company, Ltd, 1955. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. x, 170pp, map, 12 pages of half-tone illustrations from photographs and artwrork. 8vo/22cm. Black cloth gilt in protected dj, round book stamp of the Punjab Religious Book Society/The Mall/Lahore on ffep, otherwise internally fine. NF/NF. Sixteen essays by distinguished authorities like Arnold Toynbee, Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Professor Norman Brown, S. Amjad Ali, V. Gordon Childe, Ahmed S. Bokhari and Dr. Alessandro Bausani. Many of the essays have appeared in The Pakistan Quarterly periodical. A keepsake from early Pakistan..
New York: Harper Perennial Books, 2006. Book. Fine. Soft cover. First Paper Edition (2005). viii, 311, 16pp, Prologue, Afterword, Glossary of Urdu and Punjabi Words, Index, About the Author, Update from Heera Mandi, Author's Picks. 8vo/20.5cm. Paper, light rubbing, internally fine. A sensitive and warmly rendered account of a part of Lahore's behind-the-scenes gender relations that has seldom been so clearly revealed. Louise Brown, the author, is a British sociologist at the University of Birmingham who spent a large part of four years visiting and living in Heera Mandi, the traditional center of Lahore's red-light district within the ancient walled city..
Islamabad: Directorate of Films and Publications, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt of Pakistan, 1984. Book. Fine. Soft cover. 40pp, liberally illustrated with color photographs and reproductions of art works. The cover shows a formal full page portrait of Quaid-i-Azam [great leader) Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. 4to/27.5cm. Slick paper publication, light wear, internally fine. NF. Eight articles the lead one Quaid-i-Azam [Muhammad Ali Jinnah] As Head of State and another on his Mausoleum, also others on Eid-ul-Azha, Pakistan and the Non-aligned Movement, Rehabilitation of the Visually Handicapped, Hockey Champions, Kohari's Collages and Folk Arts of the Pathans . An officially sponsored publication usually exhibiting a generous portion of Islamic-oriented articles..
Islamabad: Directorate of Films and Publications, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt of Pakistan, 1984. Book. Fine. Soft cover. 44pp, liberally illustrated with color photographs and reproductions of art works. The cover shows the Ziarat Residency where Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah (known as Quaid-i-Azam or the Great Leader) spent his last days. 4to/27.5cm. Slick paper publication, light wear, internally fine. NF. Ten articles the lead one The Prophet Muhammed (PBUH); the second, Quaid-i-Azam and Baluchistan, also others on the Allama Iqbal Museum, Private Foreign Investment, Space Research, the Shipbuilding Industry, the archeological site of Bhambore where Muhammad bin Qasim might have landed in 712 CE, Table Tennis Championship and the Runni-Kote fort in Sind. An officially sponsored publication usually exhibiting a generous portion of Islamic-oriented articles. An attractive and well-got up publication..
London: University of London/Athlone Press, 1959. Book. VG. Soft cover. First Edition. Monographs on Social Anthropology No 19, London School of Economics, [vi], 143,[i] pp, 2 maps, 8 figures, appendix, bibliography, index. 8vo/22cm. Red boards, light wear, some underlining last few pages, otherwise VG. The author is well known in anthropological circles for this transactional analysis of political processes in the Swat Valley of Pakistan. Barth (1928- ) is or was until recently an internationally renowned theoretical anthropologist and full professor of anthropology at Boston University. Taylor (406) calls this, a "seminal study of the Swat Pukhtuns...."..
London: Royal Geographical Society, 1943. Book. Fine. Soft cover. Entire issue of 52 pages (vi, pp 99-144). Tall 8vo/24.5cm. Printed blue wrappers, small closed tears at head and tail of spine, internally fine. The article has 2 maps. A critical look at the then still vague Pakistan proposal by a noted geographer with special knowledge of South Asia. Oskar Hermann Khristian Spate (1911-2000) was a British geographer known especially for his role in strenthening geography as a discipline in Asia. He served in India during the War and was a member of the Punjab Boundary Commission crucially involved in the mechanics of the Partition of India. His book, India and Pakistan: A General and Regional Geography (Methuen 1954) is critically praised in Roger Long's Bibliography on Pakistan. Neither he, George Abernathy or David Taylor mention this article in their bibliographies. Other articles in the issue are by Kaare Rodahl, H. StJ. Philby and a review by P. Amaury Talbot..
New York: Amercan Universities Field Service, 1960. Book. Fine. Soft cover. AUFS Reports Service.South Asia Series, Vol. IV, No 2 (Pakistan). 24pp, 4 photo illustrations, 2 appendices. 4to/28cm. Light soil and wear, internally fine. Louis Dupree (1925-1989), joined the AUFS in 1959 and established his base in Kabul to write a series of reports on Afghanistan and adjacent countries..
Karachi: Department of Archaeology, Government of Pakistan, 1964. Book. Fine. Soft cover. Unpaged pp, 11 illustrations (4 in color). Pictorial card-stock wrappers, surface abrasion along head of both panels, small ink squiggle back panel, internally fine. A nicely got up summary of the cultural highlights of both wings with excellent illustrations, on coated paper..
Lahore: Lahore Anjuman, 1958. Book. Fine. Soft cover. 4pp. 4to/26cm. Pictorial card-stock wrappers, light soil, internally fine. Program of a performance of the Karachi Rhythmic Art Centre headed by Ghanshyam and the Bengali dancer Nilima. An interesting piece of ephemera..
Karachi Dacca Lahore: United States Information Service, 1958. Book. Fine. Soft cover. N.d. (ca. late 1957 or early 1958?). Unpaged (about 100), map of each wing in color, many photographs, charts and graphs in monochrome. 4to/27.5cm. Printed card-stock wrappers, lightly soil, internally fine. An illustrated account of the cooperative development projects undertaken by Pakistan with the technical and financial help of the U.S. Government from 1950 to about the beginning of 1958..
Karachi: Printed by the Manager, Government of Pakistan Press, 1959. Book. NF. Soft cover. [i], 43pp, 4 charts, the budget at a glance, index. Tall 8vo/24.5cm. Printed wrappers, stapled. NF. Signed on 31 March 1959 by S.A. Hasnie, Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan.
London: The Pakistan Society, 1963. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 16pp, statement of purposes and terms of membership, officers, annual report, statement of accounts and balance sheet, list of members as of May 1963. 8vo/21cm. Stapled booklet, light wear, appeal for East Pakistan Relief Fund inserted.. The Pakistan Society in the United Kingdom was founded in 1951. Its President in May 1963 was H.E. Lt.-General Mohammad Yousuf, High Commissioner for Pakistan in the UK. A bit of ephemera of possible interest to individuals interested in South Asia..
Karachi: Manager of Publications, Government of Pakistan, 1956. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 8pp. Tall 8vo/25.5cm. Lightly edgeworn, 4-digit ink number on front, otherwise clean and very good..
London: The Pakistan Society, 1964. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 16pp, statement of purposes and terms of membership, officers, annual report, statement of accounts and balance sheet, list of members as of May 1964. 8vo/21cm. Stapled booklet, light edgewear, announcement of General Meeting on 17 June 1964 inserted with mention of speaker, The Rt. Hon. Lord Denning, P.C. speaking on, "The Master of the Rolls in Pakistan.". The Pakistan Society in the United Kingdom was founded in 1951. Its President in 1964 was H.E. Agha Hillaly, High Commissioner for Pakistan in the United Kingdom A bit of ephemera of possible interest to individuals with current or former ties to South Asia such as former officials, current businessmen and other 'Old India Hands'..
Lahore: Ch. Abdul Hamid, Honorary Editor, 1956. Book. Fine. Soft cover. 64pp, history of the WPEC, welcoming message from the Governor of West Pakistan, editorial, many illustrations (including maps, diagrams, plans, photographs), ads. Tall 8vo/24cm. Pictorial wrappers, light wear, internally fine. Contains interesting technical articles on the Mangla Dam project, soil reclamation, railways, dewatering by tube wells, soil erosion and raft foundations. The West Pakistan Engineering Congress was formerly called the Punjab Engineering Congress and was organized in 1912. The Library of Congress lists a near continuous run up to 2001..
Lahore: University of the Panjab, 1958. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Panjab University Studies in Political Science, Public Administration and International Affairs, No.3. [ii], vii, 89pp, 9 appendices, bibliography, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Original wrappers, light soil and wear, otherwise Very Good..
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2005. Book. NF. Hardcover. First Edition. ix, 310pp, frontis map.Tall 8vo/24cm. Maroon cloth gilt, almost no wear in similar dj. NF/NF. An adventure of two American sisters buying crafts for their business who get caught up in the free wheeling banditry, kidnapping and semi-terrorist activities going on along the Pak-Afghan border, with the Taliban in Afghanistan and in Kashmir. The map showing the various routes taken by the women helps but the geography is sometimes hard to follow..
Brilliance Audio: Grand Haven, Michigan, 2008. Audio Book. NF. Audio Book (CD). Unabridged on 16 compact discs, boxed. Unopened in shrink wrap. NF. Audio version of the author's 2008 book. Ahmed Rashid is a political analyst, writer and commentator on Central and South Asian affairs for BBC and other international news services. He is based in Lahore, and author of several books including the authoritative one on the Taliban..