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Birds Without Wings

by Louis de Bernières; Louis de Bernieres

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Published
August 2004
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Very Good
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First American Edition
ISBN
9781400043415
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, August 2004. Hardcover. First American Edition (stated). Blue linen over boards with gilt titles to spine. Gorgeous map endpapers. Laid-in book review from Washington Post Book World. Very Good book in a Very Good jacket. Small stain to first page, otherwise interior unmarked. Spine straight and tight, tail slightly bumped. Jacket has light soiling to… Read more
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The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj

by David Gilmour

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Published
February 2006
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Fine
Edition
First American Edition
ISBN
9780374283544
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$36.95

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New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, February 2006. Hardcover. First American Edition (stated) / full number line. Laid-in review from Washington Post Book World. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Spine tail slightly bumped, otherwise As New. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xxx + 381 pages. A provocative history of the English in South Asia during… Read more
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Traveler's Companion Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia

by Derek Maitland; Jill Gocher

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Published
February 1999
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780762703654
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$25.95

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut: Globe Pequot, February 1999. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Almost imperceptible crease to bottom two inches of spine, otherwise pristine inside and out. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 292 pages. Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia are some of Asia's most intriguing destinations. Right across the cultural spectrum, Indochina offers a rich historical past and amazing… Read more
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Tragic Mountains: The Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos, 1942-1992

by Jane Hamilton-Merritt

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Published
1993
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, later printing
ISBN
9780253327314
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$49.95

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Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993. Hardcover. First Edition, 4th printing. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, ends lightly bumped. Light dust stains to top edges. Slight rubbing to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xxviii + 580 pages. Maps, charts and B&W photos throughout. The staunchest of allies, the… Read more
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The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volumes I - IV (4 vols.)

by Unknown; Powys Mathers (trans.); J.C. Mardrus (trans.)

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Published
1972
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Fine
Edition
First Printing
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$280.00

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1972. Hardcover. Complete four volume set. First printing. Blue cloth over boards with clear and strong gilt printing to spine and uniform dark blue tint to top edge. Beige paper jackets with red and black printing. Fine books in Fine jackets. Outstanding condition for fifty year-old books. Bindings strong. Clean, unmarked pages. No prior ownership… Read more
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The Wandering Falcon

by Jamil Ahmad

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Published
October 2011
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New
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First American Edition
ISBN
9781594488276
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$37.50

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New York: Riverhead Books / Penguin, October 2011. Hardcover. First American Edition (stated) / full number line. New. Pristine inside and out. Not a remainder. Not damaged. 243 pages. Traditions that have lasted for centuries, both brutal and beautiful, create a rigid structure for life in the wild, astonishing place where Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan meet-the Federally Administered Tribal… Read more
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This Earth of Mankind (Buru Quartet, 1)

by Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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Published
May 1996
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Very Good
ISBN
9780140256352
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New York: Penguin, May 1996. Paperback. Very Good. Gift inscription on first page and light corner wear, otherwise Fine. Text unmarked. Spine square, tight and uncreased. Covers clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 368 pages. Minke is a young Javanese student of great intelligence and ambition. Living equally among the colonists and colonized of 19th-century… Read more
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The Special Prisoner

by Jim Lehrer

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Published
May 2001
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Very Good
Edition
First Paperback
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9781586480424
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$13.45

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New York: PublicAffairs, May 2001. Trade Paperback. First Paperback Edition / full number line. Very Good. Unmarked. Interior pristine. Spine tight, but creased and cocked. Covers clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 217 pages. John Quincy Watson was a young bomber pilot flying the new B-29 Superfortress in a mission over Japan when… Read more
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The Mulberry Empire, or, The Two Virtuous Journeys of the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan

by Philip Hensher

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Published
2003
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Near Fine
Edition
First Paperback Edition
ISBN
9780007112272
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London: HarperCollins / Flamingo. Trade Paperbac. 2003. First Paperbac. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. First paperback printing / full number line. Near Fine. In terior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased; head bumped. Light co rner wear. Covers clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 535 pages. A novel based on the British… Read more
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My Life as an Explorer: The Great Adventurers Classic Memoir

by Sven Anders Hedin

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Published
1996
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New
ISBN
9781568361420
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$42.80

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New York: Kodansha International, 1996. Trade Paperback. 2nd Printing. New. Not a remainder. Not damaged. xviii + 546 pages. Over the course of three decades, Sven Hedin traveled the ancient Silk Road, discovered long-lost cities, mapped previously uncharted rivers, and saw more of "the roof of the world" than any European before him. This epic memoir captures the splendor… Read more
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Foreign Relations of the United States, four volumes about Laos: 1955–1957, Volume XXI; 1958–1960, Volume XVI; Volume XXIV, Laos Crisis; 1964–1968, Volume XXVIII

by Office of the Historian. United States Department of State

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Published
1990-1998
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780160233937
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$330.00

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Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, November 1990, June 1993, August 1994, May 1998. Hardcover. Department of State Publications 9760, 9960, 10122, 10523. First Editions. Burgundy cloth over boards with gilt lettering and decoration to spine and Department of State seal blind-stamped to front board. Near Fine / No jackets as published. Light dust stains to edges of Vol XXI.… Read more
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Disco For The Departed (Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery, 3)

by Colin Cotterill

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Published
August 2007
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Near Fine
ISBN
9781569474648
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New York: Soho, August 2007. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Text unmarked. Spine straight and tight with slight crease to lower half. Covers clean and bright. Not from a library. Very light reading wear to edges and corners. 248 pages. Dr Siri Paiboun, reluctant national coroner of the People's Democratic Republic of Laos, is summoned to a remote location in… Read more
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The Hmong: A Guide To Traditional Lifestyles (Vanishing Cultures of the World)

by Robert George Cooper

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Published
1998
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Near Fine
ISBN
9789812048035
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$49.95

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Singapore: Times Editions, 1998. Oversized Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight, very tight and uncreased. Light dust stains to edges. Light wear to top corner. Very light rubbing to covers. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 168 pages.
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Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us About Living in the West

by T. R. Reid

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Published
1999
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Fine
Edition
First Edition, Second Printing
ISBN
9780679456247
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New York: Random House, 1999. Hardcover. First Edition, Second Printing. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, ends lightly bumped. Light rubbing to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 276 pages.
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Visiting Muong Lao Magazine, six issues 1999-2001

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1999-2001
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Fine
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Vientiane: Lao National Tourism Authority, 1999-2001. Set of six issues: May-June 1999, September-October 1999, January-February 2000, March-April 2000, July-December 2000, and March-April 2001. All in Fine condition. Light shelf wear. Not from a library. 464 pages total. A travel magazine with articles about tourist destinations as well as culture, history, poems, short stories, and travel news. Every article is in… Read more
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New York: Farrar, Strauss & Cudahy, 1960. Hardcover. Tan cloth over boards with faded red lettering to spine. Water spotted red printers ink to top edge. Fair book missing jacket. A reading copy. Gift inscription to FFEP. Text unmarked. Spine cracked at hinges. Spine ends and corners bumped. Not from a library. 383 pages.
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King Cobra: An Autobiography of Travel in French Indo-China

by Harry Hervey

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Published
1927
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Good
Edition
First Edition
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$29.95

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New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1927. Hardcover. First Edition. Black cloth over boards with silver titles to spine and front board and an embossed garuda to front board. Sewn binding. Green illustrated endpapers. No jacket. Good. Spine cracked at rear hinge. Prior owner's name "John P. Hazen Perry" and "Christmas 1927" penciled to FFEP. Text block unmarked. Spine and corners… Read more
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The River's Tale: A Year on the Mekong

by Edward Gargan

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Published
January 2002
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780375405846
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$15.95

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, January 2002. Hardcover. First Edition (stated). Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight. Light edgewear to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 332 pages. The chronicle of a remarkable three thousand mile journey down the Mekong River as it runs through China, Tibet, Burma, Laos,… Read more
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The Yellow Rainmakers: Are Chemical Weapons Being Used in Southeast Asia?

by Grant Evans

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Published
1983
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Paperback Edition
ISBN
9780860917700
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$12.90

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London: Verso, 1983. Trade Paperback. First Paperback Edition. Very Good+. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight. Reading and shelfwear to cover. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 202 pages.
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The Carpet Wars: Ten Years In Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq

by Christopher Kremmer

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Published
2004
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As New
ISBN
9788172235819
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$30.00

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New Delhi: HarperCollins India, 2004. Trade Paperback. As New. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not damaged. xvi + 447 pages. Travels in dangerous places in quest for carpets.
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