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The Acrophile

The Acrophile

by KANIUK, Yoram; Zeva Shapiro, trans

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New York: Atheneum Publishers, 1961. First English Language Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original cloth in black pictorial dust jacket, green topstain; [4],182pp. Light shelf wear, else Fine in Very Good jacket. Israeli author's first novel.
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Arab Women Workers [MERIP Reports No. 50]

Arab Women Workers [MERIP Reports No. 50]

by MIDDLE EAST RESEARCH & INFORMATION PROJECT

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[Washington, D.C.]: Middle East Research & Information Project, [1976?]. First Edition. Quarto (27.75cm.); publisher's cream photo-illustrated staplebound wrappers; 26pp.; photographic illus. in text. Light wear, contemporary manuscript price sticker to upper cover, else Very Good to Near Fine. Contents includes essays on women in the workforce in Egypt and "The Proletarianization of Palestinian Women in Israel.
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Arab Women [MRG Report No.27]

Arab Women [MRG Report No.27]

by DEARDEN, Ann (editor)

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London: Minority Rights Group, 1975. First Edition. Quarto (29.5cm); photo-illustrated wrappers, stapled; 20pp. A Fine copy. Minority Rights Group report compiled to provide public understanding on the issues facing Arab women in North Africa and the Arabian peninsula. Includes a country-by-country report, with maps, tables, and a select bibliography.
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Arabia Felix

Arabia Felix: Across The "Empty Quarter" of Arabia

by [TRAVEL] [MIDDLE EAST] THOMAS, Bertram

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New York: Scribner's, 1932. First American Edition. Large 8vo. Publisher's burgundy cloth. Dustjacket. Titled and decorated in gilt to spine and front board, minor marginal sunning to cloth and some light bumping to extremities, strong and vibrant, in a clean, sharp example of the pictorial dustjacket with some light marginal wear and chipping, most notably to spine ends, and a small pinhole of loss to the rear panel. 395pp. A solid, handsome copy with all maps and plates present. With an additional foreword by Colonel T.E. Lawrence. A detailed and expansive account of the author's journey through one of the last blank sections of the world map, and the peoples he encountered there.
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Arabia: the Cradle of Islam. Studies in the Geography, People and Politics of the Peninsula with...

Arabia: the Cradle of Islam. Studies in the Geography, People and Politics of the Peninsula with an account of Islam and Mission-work

by ZWEMER, S.M. [Samuel Marinus, Rev.]

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Edinburgh & London: Oliphant Anderson and Ferrier, 1900. First Edition. First impression, British issue from American sheets. Octavo (21cm). Orange-tan pictorial cloth, titled in gilt on spine; cover title and decorative elements stamped in silver and dark brown; 434pp; frontispiece, 15 leaves of inserted plates (one folding); two folding maps, numerous text illustrations and diagrams. Thin crack to front hinge (holding); an area of conspicuous spotting to rear board, else just mild external rubbing and soil; still a sturdy, complete, Very Good copy. With ownership signature and engraved bookplate of a William Mitchell, datemarked Bombay, March 14th, 1901. Substantial first-hand observer's account of Islamic culture in the Middle East, by an American Reformed Church missionary who gained the sobriquet "The Apostle to Islam" for many years of service in Bahrain, Yemen, and other regions of the Arabic world. Zwemer was an impressively prolific author, publishing more than fifty books between 1900 and… Read More
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The Arena. Translated by Maurice Samuel

The Arena. Translated by Maurice Samuel

by LEVIN, Shmarya [aka Shmaryahu Levin]

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New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1932. First Edition. Octavo (22cm). Black cloth boards; dustjacket; v, 305pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in lightly rubbed jacket, a touch soiled and faded on spine, Very Good or better. Ownership signatures of Henry and Martha Montor to front endpapers, else free of markings or significant wear. Scarce memoir by the important Russian Zionist and political revolutionary.
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Armenian Folk Arts, Culture, and Identity [Inscribed and Signed]

Armenian Folk Arts, Culture, and Identity [Inscribed and Signed]

by ABRAHAMIAN, Levon and Nancy Sweezy, eds.; Sam Sweezy, photography ed

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Bloomington: Indiana University Press, [2001]. First Edition. Quarto (28.5cm.); original simulated cloth boards in photo-illustrated dust jacket; xi,[3],312pp.; color and black and white photographic illus. throughout. Just a hint of wear to jacket panels, else Fine. Inscribed and signed on title page: "For Kitty - Nancy Sweezy / Sam Sweezy.
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The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research, Vol. 32, no. 2, Summer, 2002

The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research, Vol. 32, no. 2, Summer, 2002

by CHRISMAN, Robert, ed

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Oakland: Black Scholar, 2002. First Edition. Octavo (25cm); publisher's glossy black and white staplebound card wrappers; 64pp. Very occasional ballpoint pen marginalia, postally used on rear wrapper, else Very Good to Near Fine. Special issue devoted to "Black America: After 9/11.
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Bordering on Treason? The Trial and Conviction of Arif Durrani

Bordering on Treason? The Trial and Conviction of Arif Durrani

by LIFSCHULTZ, Lawrence, Steven Galster, and Rabia Ali

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East Haven, CT: Pamphleteer's Press, 1991. First Edition. Octavo (23cm.); original white and red printed staplebound card wrappers; 51pp. Light dust-soil, some early underlining, else Very Good or better. Account of the Iran Contra Affair and the trial of Arif Durrani, a Pakistani businessman twice convicted for selling arms to Iran.
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The Boy's Account of It [Signed by Author]

The Boy's Account of It [Signed by Author]

by ROBERTS Jr., William "Bobs" Culver

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New York: The Waterloo Press, 1909. Edition not stated. Octavo ( 18cm); green cloth, stamped in gilt, photo-illustration of author tipped on front; TEG; 70pp, frontis, 16 plates. Smudging, rubbing and wear to boards; front illustration has small chip. Textblock foxed, with smudges and handling wear; bindings slightly shaken; author signature on frontispiece. Overall, just about Very Good. William "Bobs" Culver Roberts Jr. was the son of a succesful businessman, William Culver Roberts, then-owner and president of the Brooklyn-based Roberts Numbering Machine Company. As gleaned from the title, this book contains his own account (with b/w photographs) of a family vacation to the Mediterranean, including Portugal (where he made a little girlfriend), the Rock of Gibraltar, Cairo, Rome, and Monte Carlo. Sadly, the father to whom Bobs so tenderly dedicated his book passed away two years after its publication. Bobs himself graduated from Princeton in 1922 and married in 1936 (Spoilers: He did not marry his… Read More
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The Bridal Canopy

The Bridal Canopy

by AGNON, S.J. [i.e., S.Y.; Shmuel Yosef]; I.M. Lask, transl

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New York: Doubleday Doran, 1937. First English Language Edition. First printing. Octavo. Cloth hardcover; dustjacket; 373pp. Mild bumps to board corners, else a tight, Near Fine copy. In the original dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $3.00 on front flap), lightly rubbed with some shallow losses to extremities, Very Good. The Nobel Prize-winning author's first novel, considered one of the first classics of modern Hebrew literature.
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The Brigade: an Epic Story of Vengeance, Salvation, and World War II

The Brigade: an Epic Story of Vengeance, Salvation, and World War II

by BLUM, Howard

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New York: Harper Collins, (2001). First Edition. First printing. Octavo Cloth-backed boards (hardcover); dustjacket; x,326pp, illus. Fine copy in crisp, unworn dustwrapper. Account of members of the Jewish Brigade Group in the British Army during WW2, and their subsequent careers as Nazi hunters and members of the Haganah Underground. A new-appearing, apparently unread copy.
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Britain and Suez: the lion's last roar

Britain and Suez: the lion's last roar

by LUCAS, Scott

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Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1996. First Edition. Wrapper issue. Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. 12mo; pictorial card wrappers; 135pp. A fine, unmarked, apparently unread copy.
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Canadians on the Nile, 1882-1898

Canadians on the Nile, 1882-1898

by MACLAREN, Roy

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Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1978. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm); gray cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; xx,184, plus 8pp of illustrations. Tight, Near Fine copy in VG+ dustjacket. "Compliments of the Canada Council" ink-stamp to front endpaper. The Canadian politician and historian's second book, examining Canadian military involvement in Egypt between 1882-1898.
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Canadians on the Nile, 1882-1898 [Inscribed, with 1-page ALS Laid In]
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Canadians on the Nile, 1882-1898 [Inscribed, with 1-page ALS Laid In]

by MACLAREN, Roy

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Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1978. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm); gray cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; xx,184, plus 8pp of illustrations. Signed by the author on the title page, and inscribed by him on the front endpaper: "For Phil and Pat / with all admiration and affection / Roy MacLaren / Toronto, July 1978." Touch of foxing and dust-soil to text edges and endpapers, spine ends gently nudged, else Near Fine. Dustjacket lightly shelfworn, with scattered foxing to verso; Very Good+ or better. Laid into this copy is a full-page ALS from MacLaren to the recipients of the inscription, who were close personal friends. The Canadian politician and historian's second book, examining Canadian military involvement in Egypt between 1882-1898.
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Caravansary: Alone in Moslem Places
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Caravansary: Alone in Moslem Places

by DE COMBRAY, Richard

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Garden City: Doubleday, 1978. First Edition. Quarto. Cloth boards in dust jacket; 179pp. Author inscription card laid in. Illustrated in b&w throughout. Mild sunning to bottom edge and spine of boards, else a tight, clean, near-new copy. Jacket showing minor external wear, including a few closed tears to top edge and front of interior flaps. Shallow loss to crown of lightly sunned jacket spine. Very Good.
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Cargoes of the East: the Ports, Trade and Culture of the Arabian Seas and Western Indian Ocean

Cargoes of the East: the Ports, Trade and Culture of the Arabian Seas and Western Indian Ocean

by MARTIN, Esmond Bradley and Chryssee Perry Martin; Elspeth Huxley, introd

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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1978. First Edition. First impression. Quarto; tan buckram hardcover in dustjacket; 244pp; illus. Tight, fine, unmarked copy in lightly rubbed dustwrapper; Near Fine. Scholarly study of the history of maritime trade in the Near and Middle East, with particular attention to the history and culture of the dhow, the ubiquitous trading vessel of the gulf states. Somewhat uncommon; this an especially pretty copy.
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Catalogue des Monnaies Turcomanes: Beni Ortok, Beni Zengui, Frou Atabeqyéh, et Meliks Eyoubites...

Catalogue des Monnaies Turcomanes: Beni Ortok, Beni Zengui, Frou Atabeqyéh, et Meliks Eyoubites de Meiyafarikin

by EDHEM, I. Ghalib

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Bologna: Arnaldo Forni Editore, [1965]. Facsimile Edition. Octavo (ca. 22cm.); publisher's light blue printed card wrappers; xvii,[3],175pp. & [7]ll. photographic plates. Some general shelf wear, wrappers lightly dampspotted, spine cracked, else Very Good, internally fine. Facsimile reprint of the original (1894) edition, issued by the Musée Impérial Ottoman, Section des Monnaies Musulmanes.
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Come, Tell Me How You Live

Come, Tell Me How You Live

by MALLOWAN, Agatha Christie

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New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1974. Second American Edition. Octavo (21.5cm); brown paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [8],9-192pp; illus. Remainder dot to upper edge of textblock, else very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $8.95), gently spine-sunned and lightly edgeworn, with a few tiny tears, a small abrasion and patch of sticker residue to front panel; Very Good+. Reissue of Christie's narrative of an archaeological expedition she undertook with her husband, Sir Max Mallowan (published in 1946).
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The Continuing Zionist Revolution. A reply to Dr. Abu-Lughod's 'The Continuing Palestinian...

The Continuing Zionist Revolution. A reply to Dr. Abu-Lughod's 'The Continuing Palestinian Revolution'

by ANKORI, Zvi

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Jerusalem: Israel Academic Committee on the Middle East, [1970]. First Edition. Octavo. Staple-bound pamphlet; printed thick paper wrappers; 42pp. Near Fine. A rebuttal to remarks made by Abu-Lughod at a 1969 University of Iowa symposium on "Middle East Problems in Perspective.
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