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Men of Destiny

By Walter Lippman

New York : The Macmillan Company, 1927. Book. Illus. by Rollin Kirby. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. [viii], 244pp, endpaper drawings and headpieces by Rollin Kirby. 8vo/21.5cm. Red cloth with applied printed paper labels, hinges cracked , otherwise internally fine. Important essays on some of the great men of his time by one of the leading American intellectuals and political commentators of the twentieth century. Waltter Lippman (1889-1974) author and journalist was advisier to several American presidents, founding editor of the New Republic and twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Rollin Kirby (1875-1952) was America's leading political cartoonist after the Firsr World War and won 3 Pulitzer Prizes for his work in the 1920s..


The Great Book of World Heritage Sites

By Cattaneo, Marco and Jasmina Trifoni

Vercelli, Italy: VMB Publishers/White Star S.p.A, 2005. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Second Printing.512pp,lavishly illustrated in color from photographs and artwork, Preface, Introduction, The Treasures of Art, Ancient Civilizations, Nature Sanctuaries, Index. Folio/36.5cm. Pictorial hardcover, 6-word personal presentation on title page, crease on ffep, otherwise near fine, in fine dj. NF/F. 110 sites illustrating 'the historical memory of our planet'.A massive condensation of the three previous White Star S.p.A. World Heritage Sites volumes. The UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage was signed in 1972 and now protects more than 700 properties located in about one hundred forty countries. A 'great' and beautiful book in several senses. One of these senses is that it is unusually heavy, 8 pounds, and will require extra postage..


Across the Roof of the World. Translated from the Norwegian by M.A. Michael

By Skrede, Wilfred

London: Staples Press, 1954. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Translated from the original, "Vien over verdens tak." Oslo 1950. 255pp, end-paper map, 21 b/w photo illustrations. Small 8vo/20.5cm. Green cloth gilt in mylar protector, lettering slightly dull with abrasion, previous owner name, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. An adventurous trip of four young Norwegians from Oslo to Toronto through Russia, Central Asia and India to join the Royal Norwegian Air Force in 1941. The book was suggested to Wilfred Skrede (1921- ) by Peter Fleming. Yakushi S269..


Central Asian Publishing and the Rise of Nationalism. An Essay and a List of Publications in the New York Public Library.

By Allworth, Edward

NY: New York Public Library, 1965. Book. Fine. Soft cover. 100pp. Printed red wrappers, Fine. A scholarly paper by one of the leading scholars of Central Asian studies.Edward Allworth (1920- ) is Professor Emeritus of Turco-Soviet Studies at Columbia University and was formerly Director of the Center for the Study of Central Asia..


Central Asian Publishing and the Rise of Nationalism. An Essay and a List of Publications in the New York Public Library.

By Allworth, Edward

NY: New York Public Library, 1965. Book. Fine. Soft cover. 100pp. Red wrappers, Fine. A scholarly paper by one of the leading scholars of Central Asian studies.Edward Allworth (1920- ) is Professor Emeritus of Turco-Soviet Studies at Columbia University and was formerly Director of the Center for the Study of Central Asia..


Archaeological Exploration in Central Asia, Reprint from Revealing India's Past, pp. 152-182

By Stein, Aurel

London: The India Society, 1939. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Reprint. 30pp, map. 8vo/21cm. Printed card-stock wrappers, sewn, light soil, internally clean, tight and very good. A review of Stein's three major expeditions to Central Asia: 1900-1901; 1906-08 and 1913-14 along with supporting background research and information. Sir Aurel Stein (1862-1943) was one of the leading archaeological explorers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Erdelyi 1.136; Wang p.52..


"Traditional Islam in the Customs of the Turkic Peoples of Central Asia." In Middle East Journal, Vol 12/2 (Spring 1958)

By Bennigsen, Alexandre A.

Washington D.C.: Middle East Institute, 1958. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Pp 227-233, Part of a larger section of the journal entitled Bibliography of Periodical Literature edited by Sidney Glazer covering pages 227-246. Entire journal including articles on Afghanistan and the USSR by R.K. Ramazani, Arabian Dialect Studies by R.A.C. Goodison, Recruitment and Training of Labor by David Finnie, and Industrial Exports: Israel's Requirement for Self-Support. Paper, light soil, internally clean tight and very good. A. Bennigsen was in charge of instruction at the Centre des Hautes Etudes de l'Administration Musulmans in Paris. The article was translated from French. Alexandre Bennigsen (1913-1988) was a scholar of Islam in the Soviet Union..


Introduction de l'etude de l'Eurasie Centrale

By Sinor, Denis

Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1963. Book. Fine. Soft cover. First edition. xxiv, 371pp.Tall 8vo/25.5cm. Grey printed wrappers, internally fine. NF. Scarce copy of this bibliographic work of the great Hungarian-American scholar of Central Asia published soon after his arrival at Indiana University. Denis Sinor (1916-2011) was Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Central Asian Studies at Indiana University from 1962 until the 1980s when he retired. He authored 8 books, edited 13 and wrote more than 160 articles in French, English, German and Hungarian in his long and incredibly productive career, this despite having never formally received a first undergraduate degree..


The New Conquest of Central Asia: A Narrative of the Explorations of the Central Asiatic Expeditions in Mongolia and China, 1921-1930. Signed Presentation Copies of 2 Related Issues of Natural History Magazine

By Andrews, Roy Chapman with James Hurley and Rev. A.F.C. Read

New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1932. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Volume I, Natural History of Central Asia series edited by Chester A. Reeds, Ph.D. First Edition. [50], 678 pp, 128 plates, 12 text figures, 3 maps, Preface, Scientific and Technical Staff, List of Figures, List of Plates, Part I--Exploration in Mongolia; Part II--Explorations in China; Part III--Summary Statements by Chester A. Reeds and various other authors; Part IV--Appendices including Index. 4to/28.5cm. Orange cloth, black titling, in protected orangle and black dj with two inch closed tear top of front panel and tiny chip head of front joint, internally fine. NF/G+. Roy Chapman Andrews (1886-1960) was an American explorer, adventurer and naturalist who became Director of the American Museum of Natural History. He conducted five expeditions to China and Mongolia from 1921 to 1930 on an unprecedented scale and secured observations, records, measurements, photographs and collections which constituted materials for the twelve planned scientific volumes which were to follow this general introductory work. The discovery of dinosaur eggs which had been little known of previously excited much public interest at the time. Schwarz: Bibliotheca Mongolica 2288. Presentation inscription on ffep dated April 17, 1961 to, "Mr. James Hurley/Compliments of the editors of Natural History Magazine,/[sd] John Purcell". John Purcell was Chief Editor of Natural History Magazine published by the Museum and the volume was presented to Hurley in connection with his then recent authorship of a large article on Central Asia. written for the Natural History Magazine. Accompanying the volume are two complete original issues of Natural History Magazine in which the article appeared: Volume LXX, No 8 (October 1961)and Volume LXX, No 9 (November 1961). The October issue contains a cover picture in color by Hurley of a scene near Khapalu, Baltistan and the first part of the 2-part aritcle by him entitled, The People of Baltistan: A Transitional Culture of Central Asia. The November issue contains the second part of that article subtitled, "Agriculture, herding and dairy farming form the basis of the Balti economy.", which is co-authored by the Rev. A.F.C. Reed (ca. 1902-1973?) , formerly of the Central Asian Mission and author of Balti Grammar (London: Royal Asiatic Society, 1934) giving some recollections of the ten years he spent in Baltistan in the 1920s and thirties. The author, James Hurley (1928- ) who wrote the main part of the article and provided the photographs based on his several trips to Baltistan, Kashmir as well as to both Pakistan and Indian administered Kashmir, between 1956 and 1960. Other than a little surface soil and a small edge abrasion on the cover of the October issue and a corner crease on the November issue cover, both issues are in very good condition. A rather unique presentation set of publications published by the American Museum of Natural History concerning both ends of the wide area known as Central Asia. James Hurley will sign one or both of the Natural History articles with specific presentation comments, if requested and appropriate..


The Pulse of Asia: A Journey in Central Asia Illustrating the Geographic Base of History

By Huntington, Ellsworth

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. New Edition. N.d. (1907). xxxiv, 415pp, Introduction to New Edition, Preface to 1907 edition, 4 maps (1 folding colored at end), 31 monochrome illustrations, appendix, index. 8vo/21.5cm. Green cloth, rubbed at extremities, quarter inch cloth break front joint, foreedge foxed and occasionally throughout, small dealer label on rear paste-down, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. Ellsworth Huntington (1876-1947), perhaps the best known American geographer of his era, explored the effect of climate on civilization. In 1903-04 he accompanied Raphael Pumpelly on an expedition to Russian Turkestan; in 1905 he accompanied Robert Le Moyne Barrett to Chinese Turkestan. He engaged in an ongoing debate with Sir Aurel Stein on the causes of dessication in Central Asia..


Return to Kashgar. Central Asian Memoirs in the Present. Translated from the Swedish by Eva Claeson

By Jarring, Gunnar

Durham N.C.: Duke University Press , 1986. Book. NF. Hardcover. First US edition. xviii, 258pp, map, numerous monochrome illustrations from photographs plus facsimiles of documents, glossary of Central Asian terms, bibliography of author's published writings, index.. 8vo/22cm. Cloth NF/NF. Memoir by the distinguished former Swedish ambassador to the US and the UN and long-time scholar of Central Asia languages comparing two visits to Sinkiang/Eastern Turkistan in 1929-30 and in 1978, fifty years apart. A translation of Ater till Kashgar, Stockholm, 1979, Dr. Jarring (1907- 2002) added a postscript in 1985 to this first volume in Duke University's Central Asian Book Series. The series is edited by Edward Allworth, Emeritus Profess of Turco-Soviet Studies at Columbia University, formerly Director of its Center for the Study of Central Asia, who has added an introductory note..


Turkistan: Notes of A Journey in Russian Turkistan, Kokand, Bukhara and Kuldja. Abridged by K.E. West

By Schuyler, Eugene. Edited with an Introduction by Geoffrey Wheeler

New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1966. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First American Edition of this version. Travellers and Explorers series. xxxvi, 303pp, Editor's Preface and Introduction, Author's Preface, 4 maps (1 folding), The Steppe, Syr Darya, Tashkent, Mussulman Life in Tashkent, Bazaars and Trad, Samarkand, Zarafshan Valley, Hodjent and Kuram, Khokand, Bukhara, Issyk Kul and Remiresch, Kuldja, Appendix, Bibliography, index. 8vo/22cm. Red cloth gilt, Fine, in protected price-clipped dj lightly rubbed at extremities, internally fine. An abridged version of the original 2 volume work of the American diplomat, Eugene Schuyler (1840-1890) who in 1873 took an 18 month trip through Turkistan to observe how the Muslim population was reacting to the Russian incursion. Colonel Geoffrey Wheeler is a well known British author and authority on Central Asian affairs and brings the geography and political situation of the Soviet Central Asian republics up to 1966..


Bokhara Burnes

By Lunt, James

London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1969. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. Great Travellers series edited by George Woodcock. 220pp, frontis portrait, 2 maps, 8 b/w illustrations, appendix, glossary, bibliography, index. 8vo/21cm. A biography of one of the most famous of early British travellers in Central Asia. Sir Alexander Burnes (1805-1841), often known as 'Bokhara Burnes' for his daring journey to Bokhara in 1832 and his subsequent book about it.. General James Doiran Lunt (1917-2001) led a fairly adventurous life himself serving in the Queen's Royal Lancers and with Glubb Pasha in the Arab Legion. He wrote a number of books mainly military biography. See Schuyler Jones 97..


Royal Central Asian Journal. Vol LVI, Part I, February 1969 with Index to Volume LV (1968)

By West, Mrs. K., Editor

London: Royal Central Asian Society, 1969. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. ads, 106, [vi ads pp, map, contents, officers and council 1968-69, notices, books reviewed, notes on contributors, 6 articles, book reviews, shorter notices, The Library, Correspondence, Annual Dinner 1968, The Central Asian Research Centre, ads. Tall 8vo/24.5cm. Red printed card stock wrappers, light wear, internally clean, tight and very good. Index, viii pp laid in. This number includes articles: Recent Developments in the Persian Gulf (H.G. Balfour Paul), Vietnam without Polemics (D.J. Duncanson), Mao Tse-Tung and the Search for a 'Chinese Road' to Socialism (Stuart R. Schram), Sinkiang in the Modern World (W.J. Drew and Geoffrey Wheeler), Kungur and Mustagh Ata--A Case of Mistaken Identity (Gerald Morgan), and, Mongolia's Great Leap Forward (Violet Conolly). The Royal Central Asian Society was founded in 1909, its Journal in 1913. Its name was changed to the Royal Society for Asian Affairs in the 1970s. Both the RCAS membership and the readership of its Journal were notable for 'great game' players and enthusiasts including high ranking members of British society and government..


The Limits of Inner Asia: Some Soul-searching on New Borders for an Old Frontier-land

By Imart, Guy G.

Bloomington: Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies, Indiana University, 1987. Book. NF. Soft cover. Papers on Inner Asia No. 1. First Edition. [ii], 81, [xvii]pp, 17 maps, Notes. 4to/25cm. Printed wrappers, perfect bound, shelf wear only. NF. A thougtful essay on the limits of "Inner" or "Central" Asia and what it is likely to become in the twenty-first century. As communization of the heart of Eurasia was one of the principal political facts of the twentieth century, the author contends that there are sound reasons to suppose that drastic changes in the political status of Inner Asia will be the towering political fact of the XXIst century. Guy Imart is author of a Kirghiz reader and is on the staff of the Universite Aix-en-Provence..


Navoi: 550th Anniversary

By Mirzaev, T., N.Mallaev, B. Bafoev, C.Ivanov, et al

Tashkent: Uzbekisan Ministry of Culture, 1991. Book. VG. Soft cover. Memorial booklet. 17pp, many illustrations (about half in color), 4to/29.5cm. Pictorial wrappers, light wear VG. In English and Cyrillic script (Russian and/or Uzbek?). A 550th Anniversary booklet on the life and work of the famed Uzbek poet and writer, Alisher Navoi, with contributions by almost a dozen Russian and Uzbek scholars..


Central Asia. Translated from the Russian by James Hogarth

By Belenitsky, Aleksandr

Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company, 1968. Book. NF. Hardcover. First Edition. Archaeologia Mundi series. 251pp, 2 endpaper maps, 54 illustrations in color (some folding), 89 illustrations in monochrome, synoptic chronological tables, notes, select bibliography, map, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Grey cloth gilt in protected dj. NF/VG+. A sweeping introduction to the accomplishments of Soviet archeology in their Central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan illustrated entirely with photographs of relevant artifacts from the collections of the Hermitage Museum in Leningrad. Professor Aleksandr Markovich Belenitsky of the Soviet Academy of Science was an eminent orientalist and archeologist who supervised some of the Russian excavations in Central Asia..


Gates to Asia: A Diary from A Long Journey

By Myrdal, Jan and Gun Kessle

New York: Pantheon Books/Random House, 1971. Book. Illus. by Gun Kessle, Photographer. Fine. Hardcover. Translated from the Swedish by Paul Britten Austin. First Edition. viii, 246pp, numerous b/w illustrations (many full page). Yellow cloth, shelf wear only in price clipped dj, internally fine. VG+/VG. Notes and photographs from a 7-year journey to Asia. Jan Myrdal (1927- ) author, political writer and wine columnist is a somewhat controversial though important figure in contemporary Swedish culture. His conflict with his famous parents, Alva and Gunnar Myrdal and his generally positive views of non-democratic socialist regimes have earned him a reputation as a maverick..


War at the Top of the World: The Struggle for Afghanistan, Kashmir and Tibet
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War at the Top of the World: The Struggle for Afghanistan, Kashmir and Tibet

By Margolis, Eric S.

New York: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 2000. Book. NF. Hardcover. First American edition. xii, 250pp, endpaper maps, index. Tall 8vo/23.5cm. Blue cloth gilt. NF/NF. Margolis is an adventurous, perhaps thrill-seeking journalist, who involves himself with various conflicts often in an 'imbedded' status with one of the adversaries. An interesting read..


Dawn Over Samarkand: The Rebirth of Central Asia

By Kunitz, Joshua

New York: International Publishers, 1935. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 348pp, stylized end-paper map. 8vo/22cm. Yellow cloth with red lettering, light soil in mylar protector, internally fine. An optimistic view of developments in the new republics of Soviet Asia by the Russian-born American academic Dr.Joshua Kunitz (1896- ), an avowed sympathizer..


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