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Antiquity: The Civilization of the Ancient World
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Antiquity: The Civilization of the Ancient World

By Cantor, Norman E

HarperCollins, 2003 A comoact ..."survey of the ancient world, from the birth of Sumerian civilization around 3500B.C. in the Tigris-Euphrates valley ...to the fall of the Roman Empirein A.D. 453. In Antiquity, Cantor covers such subjects as Classical Greece, Judaism, the founding of Christianity, and the triumph and decline of Rome. In this fascinating and comprehensive analysis, the author explores social and cultural history, as well as the political and economic aspects of hisnarrative. He explains leading themes in religionand philosophy and discusses the environment, population, and public health.[He] highlights the great books and ideas of antiquity that continue to influence culture today 240p.index. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$20.00

The Copts in Cyprus

By Burmester, Oswald Hugh Ewart

Cairo: Imprimerie De L'institut Francais D'archeologie Orientale, 1942 "Extrait du Bulletin de la Societe d'Archeologie Copte t.VII (1941) " pp9-13 Off-print from journal, text complete but pages and paper cover damaged. Off-Print.. Original Wraps. Fair > Good.

$45.00

Cavafy's Alexandria: Study of a Myth in Progress

By Keeley,Edmund

Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1976 C. P. Cavafy, one of the greatest modern Greek poets, lived in Alexandria for all but a few of his seventy years. Alexandria became, for Cavafy, a central poetic metaphor and eventually a myth encompassing the entire Greek world. In this, the first full-length critical work on Cavafy in English, Keeley describes Cavafy' literary progress and aesthetic development in the making of that myth. 196p. bibliography.index. 1st.US Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$35.00

Cavafy's Alexandria
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Cavafy's Alexandria

By Keeley,Edmund

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996 C. P. Cavafy, one of the greatest modern Greek poets, lived in Alexandria for all but a few of his seventy years. Alexandria became, for Cavafy, a central poetic metaphor and eventually a myth encompassing the entire Greek world. In this, the first full-length critical work on Cavafy in English, Keeley describes Cavafy"s literary progress and aesthetic development in the making of that myth. 224p. bibliography.index. First Pbk.Ed... Soft Cover. As New.

$22.50

Letters from Egypt: A Journey on the Nile, 1849-1850

By Nightingale, Florence

New York: Grove Press, 1988 Florence Nightingale was twenty-nine when she visited Egypt in the winter of 1849-50 with her friends Charles and Selina Bracebridge. A journey to the fabled land of the Arabian Nights was a fantastic adventure at that time, and Florence wrote long, picturesque letters to her family describing her visit and her views of the country, its history and its people. These letters were edited and privately printed by her sister, Parthenope, in 1854 and were greatly admired by those who read them, but they have never before been published. Attractive, intelligent and extremely well read, Miss Nightingale was one of the earliest women to make such a journey, and she researched her subject well. Her letters are a fascinating account of life in a country whose greatest asset, its past, had only recently been discovered. They are also a valuable record of a way of life that has now vanished. And they are an extraordinary account into the character of a woman who within five years was to become a legend. The brilliant landscapes and unimaginable colors of Egypt also drew artists from all over Europe, and Letters from Egypt is illustrated throughout with the glorious paintings and lithographs of David Roberts, Theodore Frere, Edward Lear and others. 223p. illus.index. Clean, neat,tight copy, minor damage to foot of spine, else fine. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$20.00

Letters from Egypt: A Journey on the Nile, 1849-1850

By Nightingale, Florence

New York: Grove Press, 1988 Florence Nightingale was twenty-nine when she visited Egypt in the winter of 1849-50 with her friends Charles and Selina Bracebridge. A journey to the fabled land of the Arabian Nights was a fantastic adventure at that time, and Florence wrote long, picturesque letters to her family describing her visit and her views of the country, its history and its people. These letters were edited and privately printed by her sister, Parthenope, in 1854 and were greatly admired by those who read them, but they have never before been published. Attractive, intelligent and extremely well read, Miss Nightingale was one of the earliest women to make such a journey, and she researched her subject well. Her letters are a fascinating account of life in a country whose greatest asset, its past, had only recently been discovered. They are also a valuable record of a way of life that has now vanished. And they are an extraordinary account into the character of a woman who within five years was to become a legend. The brilliant landscapes and unimaginable colors of Egypt also drew artists from all over Europe, and Letters from Egypt is illustrated throughout with the glorious paintings and lithographs of David Roberts, Theodore Frere, Edward Lear and others. 223p. illus.index. Clean, neat,tight copy, minor damage to foot of spine, else fine. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$20.00

From the Holy Mountain : A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium.
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From the Holy Mountain : A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium.

By Dalrymple, William

London: Flamingo, 1997 In 587 AD, two monks set off on an extraordinary journey that would take them in an arc across the entire Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. On the way John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist stayed in caves, monasteries, and remote hermitages, collecting the wisdom of the stylites and the desert fathers before their fragile world finally shattered under the great eruption of Islam. More than a thousand years later, using Moschos's writings as his guide, William Dalrymple sets off to retrace their footsteps and composes "an evensong for a dying civilization" --"Kirkus Reviews," 483p. plates (some col) maps on endpapers. bibliography.index. Reprint.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$10.00

Egypt and the Holy Land in Historic Photographs: Seventy-Seven Views by Francis Frith
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Egypt and the Holy Land in Historic Photographs: Seventy-Seven Views by Francis Frith

By Frith, Francis

New York: Dover Publications, 1985 Edited by Jon Manchip White. The original Francis Frith photographs were published by William Mackenzie, London 1862. This eduition includes a selection of 77 of these historic photographs. This copy is damaged (some pages chewed at upper right corner) but this does not affect the images themselves.. Reissue.. Softcover. Fair > Good.

$4.00

Kybalion: A Study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece
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Kybalion: A Study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece

By Three Initiates

U.S.A.: Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 1942 Fascimile of the edition originally published by A.F.Seward & Co/ The Yogi Publication Society. 1908. Facsimile Reprint.. Softcover. Fine.

$12.50

An Egyptian Panorama: Reports From The 19th Century British Press

By Warner, Nicholas

Cairo: Zeitouna, 1994 Thne growing awareness of Egypt as a result of Napoleon's invasion in 1798 ultimately developed into a British imperial concern in 1882 . Here in these 100 images and articles are the roots of Western public opinion towards Egypt. Teravel in Egypt, and route to India and points east on the Grand Toue; archaological discoveries; local events and political incidents in a theatrical background; the Royal Family and its perks, ranging from imported railway carriages and bathing pavilions to the Suez Canal and its attendant foibles, the subsequent Nationalist uprising leading to the occupation. 117p. illus.. First Thus.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$35.00

Taxidevontas : Italia, Aigyptos, Sina, Ierusalem, Kypros, Morias

By Kazantzakis,Nikos

Athens: Ekdoseis Ethnos, 2014 Re-issue with an introduction by Nikos Mathaioudakis Essays on various places (Italy, Egypt,Sinai, Jerusalem,Cyprus) that Kazantzakis travelled to in 1926 & 1927. 336p. [ see English language editions under the title "Journeying : Travels in Italy,Egypt,Sinai,Jerusalem and Cyprus"]. Reissue.. Decorative Hardcover. New Book from Greece.

$35.00

Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt
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Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt

By Mertz, Barbara

New York: William Morrow, 2007 "Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs brings ancient Egypt to life as never before. Lavishly illustrated with pictures, maps, photographs, and charts, it offers tantalizing glimpses into Egyptian society and everyday life; amazing stories of the pharaohs and the rise and fall of great dynasties; religion and culture; folklore and fairy tales; stories of the explorers, scientists, and unmitigated scoundrels who sought to unravel or exploit the ageless mysteries; and breathtaking insights into the magnificent architectural wonders that rose up from the desert sands. Revised and updated to include the results of the most recent historical research and archaeological finds, Dr. Mert's book is unhampered by stuffy prose and dry academic formality. Instead, it is a vibrant, colorful, and fun excursion for anyone who's ever fantasized about exploring the Valley of the Kings, viewing up close the treasures of the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, or sailing down the Nile on Cleopatra's royal barge."234p. illus. index.. 2nd Ed.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$15.00

Sinai. The Great and Terrible Wilderness.

By Bernstein, Burton

New York: Viking, 1979 The author ". took four trips though the Sinai and in thei eye-opening report on its past and present we experience with him the discovery of its people and places : the wandering Bedouins for whom the Sinai is home, the Israelis who governed it between the Six Day War and the peace treaty of 1979, the Greek Orthodox monks who preside over the treasures of St. Catherine's Monastery ." .268p. illus. maps.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$35.00

Middle East. a Record of Travel in the Countries of Egypt, Palestine, Iraq, Turkey and Greece

By Morton,H.V,

London: Methuen, 1943 Selections from three previous travel books :"'In the Steps of the Master", "In the Steps of St. Paul" and "Through the Lands of the Bible" covering general information on places in the Middle East at that time involved in World War II, together with much new writing about Greece & Turkey. 326p. plates.index, maps in endpapers. Donor inscription on half title, Some child's pencil marks in 2 pages at beginning. but overall Good +. 4th.Ed... Good>Very Good/No Jacket.

$21.00

From an Antique Land - Ancient and Modern in the Middle East

By Huxley, Julian S

London: Max Parrish, 1956 The author travelled widely in the Middle East as a member of the General Conference of Unesco held in Beirut in 1948. In this book he notes the physical geography of the region, the resources and development of the various civilizations since prehistoric times, and observes the social economic and political conditions c.1948-1950. Covers Iran Iraq Syria Egypt Lebanon Jordan Palestine Turkey. Nicely illustrated with his own excellent photographs of people and antiquities, some in colour. 310p. maps.Index. Sound copy, but spine is sun faded. Name of previous owner on ffep, notes in same handwriting on final endpaper.. Reprint.. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

$15.00

Islands of the Blest: A guide to the Oases and Western Desert of Egypt

By Vivian, Cassandra

Egypt: International Publishers/ Trade Routes Enterprises, 1990 Fascinating and comprehensive guide to the Oases of the Western Desert : Farafra, Baharia, Fayoum, Wadi Natrun, Awlad Ali, El Difa, Siwa. Covering geology, archaeology, fossils, wildlife, artifacts, ancient and modern, caravan routes and roadways. 309p, illus [some col] bibliography, index Two detailed folded maps laid in ,. First Thus.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$90.00

Alexandria : A History and a Guide. Introduction by Lawrence Durrell.

By Forster, E.M.

New York: Anchor, 1961 Reprint of classic travel book originally published in Alexandria in 1922 which included the first appearance in English of C.P.Cavafy's poem "The God Abandons Anthony" [p. 104 ] translated George Valassopoulos. 243p. maps.index.. First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$20.00

In the Pharaoh's Shadow: Travels in Ancient and Modern Egypt

By Sattin, Anthony

London: Victor Gollancz, 2000 1st UK Edition.. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$25.00

Thebes of the Hundred Gates: Sound and Light Spectacle, Karnak Temples (Luxor)

Cairo: Ministry Of Culture, Arab Republic Of Egypt, 1975 Illustrated guide to the Karkak temples at Luxoe, with the text of the Sound and Light performance held there. 96p. illus (some col). First Thus.. Soft Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$10.00

From the Holy Mountain : A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium.
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From the Holy Mountain : A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium.

By Dalrymple, William

London: Flamingo, 1997 In 587 AD, two monks set off on an extraordinary journey that would take them in an arc across the entire Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. On the way John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist stayed in caves, monasteries, and remote hermitages, collecting the wisdom of the stylites and the desert fathers before their fragile world finally shattered under the great eruption of Islam. More than a thousand years later, using Moschos's writings as his guide, William Dalrymple sets off to retrace their footsteps and composes "an evensong for a dying civilization" --"Kirkus Reviews," 483p. plates (some col) maps on endpapers. bibliography.index. Reprint.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$10.00

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