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Yesil Ev: A Home

By Gulersoy, Celik

Istanbul, Turkey: Turkiye Turing Ve Otomobil Kurumu. Very Good. 1999. Hardcover. 9757641294 . Large format hardcover, issued without a dustjacket, pictorial cover, the two pictorial sections are titled "The World of the 'Konak's in Yesterdays Istanbul" and contains vintage black and white photography, the second section is titled "The Resurrection" and contains color photos, scuffing to the cover, visible when the book is held at an angle is the only remarkable flaw to this clean copy, the binding is tight and the contents are fine .

$24.00

Sogukcesme Street

By Gülersoy, Celik

Istanbul, Turkey: Turing Publishing. Fine. 2002. Hardcover. 9757641375 . Large format hardcover, issued without a dustjacket, includes a ribbon bookmark, translated from the Turkish, the street is shown in old photographs and shown again in color photographs after the renovation; ; 80 pages .

$17.00

Urartu: the Kingdom of Van and its Art

By Piotrovskii, B. B.

Frederick A. Praeger. Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1967. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket, book is in excellent condition, the former owner's name on the front end-paper is the only remarkable flaw, the jacket is price-clipped, has a small scrape on the front panel where a label was removed, some edge-wear is also present, the jacket is clean and presentable and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, "The ancient kingdom of Urartu occupied much of what is now eastern Turkey and the Armenian S. S. R." Illustrated throughout with color and black and white plates, drawings, and a map .

$48.00

Reform in the Ottoman Empire 1856-1876

By Davison, Roderic H.

Princeton University Press. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1963. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket, book is clean and tight with one insignificant flaw only: a few tiny tan spots on the fore-edge, the jacket is tanned on the spine and edges and has a few tiny edge-tears at the corners, it is clean and presentable, the original price is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, 478 pages, includes a bibliography, "Examining in detail Tanzimat reforms - focuses on the final crucial phase between the reform edict of 1856 and the Ottoman constitution of 1876" .

$59.00

Ottoman Rule in Damascus, 1708-1758
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Ottoman Rule in Damascus, 1708-1758

By Barbir, Karl K.

Princeton University Press. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1980. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 0691052972 . Hardcover with dustjacket, clean, attractive copy with a couple of minor flaws only, book is in excellent condition, the former owner's name on the first blank end-paper is the only remarkable flaw, the jacket has a couple of shallow edge-chips, looks new otherwise and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, illustrated with tables and a map, includes a bibliography ; 216 pages .

$23.00

Land of Civilizations, Turkey

By Shusai & Bunika Senta et al

Near Fine. 1985. Trade Paperback. Large paperback exhibition catalogue, 397 pages, packed with color plates of Turkish antiquities, text is in Turkish, Japanese and English, no significant flaws to this clean, attractive copy, "The more than 400 treasures to be exhibited, which speak most eloquently of the history and civilization of Turkey, are made up of excellent remains highlighting the distinctive colors of the respective civilizations dating from the Paleolithic Age to the present" .

$16.00

Turk - Amerikan Dernegi - Turkish - American Association: Turkish (As a Second Language) Drill Book I - Lessons 1-20

By Yalim, Ozcan

Ankara, Turkey. Very Good. 1981. Trade Paperback. Large paperback, 119 pages, "The main aim of this book is to teach communication in Turkish as a second language," emphasis is placed on speaking rather than grammar, a few of the early pages have pencil markings .

$39.00

Twenty Stories by Turkish Women Writers

By Turkish Women Writers and Nilufer Mizanoglu Reddy (translator)

Indiana University. Near Fine. 1988. Trade Paperback. Large paperback, 128 pages, includes a section of biographical notes, one minor flaw: moderate rubbing to the glossy cover, book is clean and attractive, binding is tight, contents are fine .

$15.00

The Ottoman Empire and European Capitalism, 1820-1913: Trade, Investment and Production

By Pamuk, Sevket

Cambridge University Press. Near Fine. 1987. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 0521331943 . Hardcover, no dustjacket, this copy is from the personal library of Egyptian-born author/economist Charles P. Issawi and is inscribed and signed by the author to him on the front end-paper: "To Charles, A pioneer and a fellow researcher, Sevket Pamuk." Issawi has been referred to as "the father of the study of the modern economic history of the Middle East," Issawi has placed light pencil marks in the margins of several pages, these could be easily erased but we consider them an asset and they do not interfere with any of the text, mild (text) to moderate (margins) tanning to the pages is the only remarkable flaw, includes figures, a map, and a bibliography, Issawi is also mentioned several times in the bibliography, a unique presentation copy ; Cambridge Middle East Library; 278 pages; Signed by Author .

$215.00

Turkish Nationalism and Western Civilization: Selected Essays of Ziya Gokalp

By Gokalp, Ziya (Author) and Niyazi Berkes (editor & translator)

Columbia University Press. Near Fine. 1959. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover, no dustjacket, no remarkable flaws to this clean, attractive copy, 336 pages, includes translator's notes and a glossary, "The purpose of this volume is to provide the English reader wth samples of the writings of Ziya Gokalp (1876-1924) , the Turkish thinker, regarding Turkish nationalism and its meaning in terms of Islam and Western civilization" .

$39.00

Between Old and New: The Ottoman Empire under Sultan Selim III, 1789-1807

By Shaw, Stanford J.

Harvard University Press. Near Fine. 1971. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 0674068300 . Hardcover, no dustjacket, this copy is from the personal library of Egyptian-born author/economist Charles P. Issawi and is signed by him on the front end-paper, Issawi has been referred to as "the father of the study of the modern economic history of the Middle East," Issawi has placed light pencil marks in the margins of several pages, these could be easily erased but we consider them an asset and they do not interfere with any of the text, the binding is clean, tight and square and there are no remarkable flaws, illustrated, includes a bibliography ; Harvard Middle Eastern Studies 15; 535 pages; Signed by Notable Personage, Related .

$64.00

The Museum of Chora: Mosaic and Frescoes

By Aksit, Ilhan

Istanbul, Turkey: Aksit Kultur. Near Fine. 2006. Trade Paperback. Large paperback, clean, attractive copy with a short corner-crease at the bottom of the front cover being the only remarkable flaw, 79 pages, illustrated throughout in color, "The Kariye Museum, in which we regard the mosaics with a deep sense of admiration, is situated in the Edirnekapi quarter of Istanbul" .

$9.00

The Emergence of Modern Turkey

By Lewis, Bernard

Oxford University Press. Very Good. 1961. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover, no dustjacket, this book was owned and is signed by Egyptian-born author/economist Charles P. Issawi who has been referred to as "the father of the study of the modern economic history of the Middle East," Issawi has made light pencil markings in the outer margins of several pages and a few brief comments also, the pencil could be easily erased but we consider it an asset and it does not interfere with the text at all, book is mildly tanned on the spine but no other remarkable flaws, 511 pages + 3 maps, "The theme of this book is the emergence of a new Turkey from the decay of the old"; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated .

$24.00

Law and Social Transformation in Aegean Turkey

By Starr, June

New Delhi, India: Skinnycats, Inc.. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1979. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket, inscribed and signed by the author: "For Ivy Jane and Steve Starr - at whose house in Vermont I completed the last chapter. Much love, June Starr - 20 Sept. 1979." Book is in excellent condition overall, some slight discoloration to the blue cloth cover near the front edge is the only remarkable flaw, dustjacket has wear at the spine-tips and corners, surface-rubbing also but clean and presentable, a professional (removable) mylar cover is included; Signed by Author .

$39.00

Diary of an Idle Woman in Constantinople

By Elliot, Frances

Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz. Very Good. 1893. Hardcover. Hardcover, no dustjacket, brick red cloth binding with raised "Tauchniz Edition" illustration in blind on front cover, black-embossed decorative spine with bright gold title, 350 pages, half-title page states "Collection of British Authors - Tauchnitz Edition - Vol. 2921 - Diary of an Idle Woman in Constantinople by Frances Elliot in One Volume." There are no illustrations in this edition, book measures 6.25 by 4.5 inches and is clean and tight with two minor flaws only: mild page-tanning, very faint scuffing to the front cover .

$24.00

Turkish Folk Music from Asia Minor

By Bartok, Bela

Princeton University Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1976. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover first printing with dustjacket, beautiful collector's copy, book is in excellent condition with no remarkable flaws, dustjacket excellent also with a couple of tiny rubbed areas only, a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, "This book is the most substantial and thorough musicological analysis of Turkish folk music ever to be published and the first such study in English," 288 pages, illustrated with photos and musical examples .

$44.00

Europa Minor: Journeys in Coastal Turkey

By Kinross, Lord

London: John Murray. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1956. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover first printing with dustjacket, this is a clean, attractive copy with flawless contents, the only remarkable book flaw is a few tiny edge-nicks to a few of the pages (this does not affect the text), the dustjacket looks great overall, it has a couple of short edge-tears and is price-clipped but the original price label is still present on the flap and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, 167 pages, includes a double-page map and illustrations, "Kinross travels down from the Asiatic plateau to the lands 'without the Taurus,' between the mountain barrier and the sea. His journeys take him from the Antioch and the Syrian frontier, in the East, along the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts of Turkey to Istanbul and the Greek frontier, in the West" .

$9.00