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1 American, An INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN EGYPT, ARABIA PETRAEA, AND THE HOLY LAND - Volume 2 only
New York Harper & Brothers 1838 Hardcover Very Good 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Eighth Edition, with additions. Former owner's name on ffep, scattered foxing, cloth chipped at spine ends and corners, slight lean, otherwise unmarked and tight in original pink/brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Ten full page black and white plates. 
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ANTONIA LITHOSTROTOS - A GUIDE FOR THE VISITOR, Anonymous
2 Anonymous ANTONIA LITHOSTROTOS - A GUIDE FOR THE VISITOR
Franciscan Printing Press 1973 Pamphlet Very Good 16mo 
Clean and tight in original printed wrappers; wrappers toned at edges. Photographs and folding plan at rear. OCLC 21086654; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE NEAR EAST FROM WITHIN, Anonymous
3 Anonymous THE NEAR EAST FROM WITHIN
London Cassell and Company 1915 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
viii, 256 pages; Clean and tight in original navy blue cloth with gilt lettering and gilt image of crescent moon and star. Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering and the image of a crescent moon and star; cloth mildly rubbed at spine ends. Frontispiece photograph of Peter I of Servia, 12 addition photogravure portraits of various leaders in Servia, Eypt; Roumania; Greece, Bulgaria, etc. Chapter headings include: Sultan Abdul Hamid; Life in Constantinople; Sultan Mohammed V; Russian influence in Constantinople; Sheikh-ul-Islam; Khedive Abbas Hilmi; Emperor William II; German Emperor at Konophischt; Rival Inflences in Greece, Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria; Persuading of Turkey; Egypt in the Balance, etc. OCLC: 167110 From a contemporary review: "The writer of this book has until recently, occupied a very high diplomatic position, as the intimacy of the relevations made will testify. For this reason the author must remain anonymous." Somehow I suspect this last statement was a bit of misdirection and this work originated in the Foreign Office. 
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AGYPTEN und Der Sudan Hanbuch fur Reisende, Baedeker, Karl
4 Baedeker, Karl AGYPTEN und Der Sudan Hanbuch fur Reisende
Leipzig Karl Baedeker 1913 Seventh Hardcover Near Fine 12mo 
Mit 21 Karten, 84 Planen u. Grundrissen und 55 Abbildungen. Sienebte auflage. Clean and tight in original red cloth binding with gilt lettering at front cover and spine, all edges marbled, silk ribbon place marker. Minor rubbing to edge of lower corners. All maps and plans present and in very good condition. Hinrichsen D493 Verlag Karl Baedeker, founded by Karl Baedeker in 1827, is a German publisher that pioneered worldwide travel guides. Usually referred to simply as "Baedekers", these excellent guidebooks contain important introductions to various regions of the world, along with specific information about routes and travel facilities; and historical descriptions of important buildings, sights, attractions and museums. For the convenience of travellers, they contain many reliable maps and town plans all bound in a convenient pocket format.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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EGYPT AND THE SUDAN Handbook for Travellers, Baedeker, Karl
5 Baedeker, Karl EGYPT AND THE SUDAN Handbook for Travellers
Leipsig Karl Baedeker 1908 Sixth Hardcover Near Fine 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
With 24 maps, 76 Plans and 57 Vignettes. All maps and plans present and complete. Clean, and tight in original red cloth binding with bright gilt lettering at front cover and spine. Hinrichsen E251 Verlag Karl Baedeker, founded by Karl Baedeker in 1827, is a German publisher that pioneered worldwide travel guides. Usually referred to simply as "Baedekers", these excellent guidebooks contain important introductions to various regions of the world, along with specific information about routes and travel facilities; and historical descriptions of important buildings, sights, attractions and museums. For the convenience of travellers, they contain many reliable maps and town plans all bound in a convenient pocket format. A superior copy of this sought after guide. 
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6 Baedeker, Karl Konstantinopel, Balkenstaaten, Kleinasien, Archipel, Cypern Handbuch fur Reisende
Leipzig Baedeker 1914 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good 12mo 
lxxiv, 484 pages; Clean and tight in original red cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover. All maps and plans present and complete. Hinrichsen D498. Mit 18 Karten, 50 Plänen und 15 Grundrissen. Verlag Karl Baedeker, founded by Karl Baedeker in 1827, is a German publisher that pioneered worldwide travel guides. Usually referred to simply as "Baedekers", these excellent guidebooks contain important introductions to various regions of the world, along with specific information about routes and travel facilities; and historical descriptions of important buildings, sights, attractions and museums. For the convenience of travellers, they contain many reliable maps and town plans all bound in a convenient pocket format. 
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A CLOSE UP OF EGYPT, Boulat, Pierre
7 Boulat, Pierre A CLOSE UP OF EGYPT
Aladin Publications 1949 Stiff Wrappers Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Folio 13" - 23" tall 
135 pages; Brief gift inscription on ffep. Clean and tight in original stiff boards in pictorial dustjacket. Pierre Boulat was a French photographer who began his career at the magazine Samedi Soir in 1945, photographing everything from the singer Edith Piaf to life in Palestine. In 1948, Boulat moved to Cairo where he published Images d’ Egypte, his first book of photography. After returning to Paris, he opened a fashion photogrpahy studio, selling much of his work to the Parisian and American press.In 1957 he signed an exclusive contract with the Life magazine, a collaboration which lasted until the magazine closed in 1972. Interestingly, in 1972 Boulat went to the Namibia desert to shoot background pictures for Stanley Kubrick’s movie "2001: A Space Odyssey." The National Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris has acquired several of his photographs.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THIRD CLASS WORLD  A Roving Philosopher Observes the Common Man, Bradshaw, Marion J.
8 Bradshaw, Marion J. THIRD CLASS WORLD A Roving Philosopher Observes the Common Man
Alliance, OH Bradshaw Printing Company 1939 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 4to 11" - 13" tall 
268, +120 photos pages; Clean and tight in original black cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt image of a ship at sea in gilt on front cover. Very good pictorial dustjacket presenting a collage of several images from the author's photographs with a cutout revealing the title of the book at the spine. The book has never been read as indicated by the fact that the text pages are unopened and untrimmed. On the copyright page it states "First Printing July 1938 / Second Edition February 1939 / De luxe Edition, five hundred copies" This copy is not numbered. Illustrated with more than one hundred illustrations from the author's photographs. OCLC: 352287 The author Marion John Bradshaw was a Professor of Philosophy of Religion at Bangor Theological Seminary in Bangor Maine. This book is the year long experiences of the author's travels through the Soviet Union, Manchuria, the Near East, the Far East, South Asia and the Mediterranean. "I trust readers will find the book full of the joy of living; fullof the spirit in which men travel; and manifestly loaded with an abiding regard for the great masses of common humanity. Intimate contact with lowly people, made possible and necessary through constant travel in Third [Class], turned out to be the richestpart of many journeys."Observations on Soviet workers, Hitler's policies and ambitions, Chinese Communism, Japanese-Russian relations in Manchuria, along side experiences visiting the more familiar places like the Great Wall , the Taj Mahal, etc. Always thoughtful, often penetrating, Bradshaw provides a very interesting look at the world on the brink of World War II with some truly wonderful and unusual photographs. 
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THE ANATOLIAN CIVILISATIONS - Three Volume Set, Edgu, Ferit
9 Edgu, Ferit THE ANATOLIAN CIVILISATIONS - Three Volume Set
Istanbul Turkish Ministry of Culture 1983 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall 
Contents clean and tight in original bindings. Volume I: Prehistoric / Hittite / Early Iron Age; Volume II: Greek / Roman / Byzantine; Volume III: Seljuk / Ottoman. Heavy volumes require additional charge for overseas shipping. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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ITER PALAESTINUM ELLER RESA TIL HELIGA LANDET... UTGIFVEN AF CARL LINNAEUS, Hasselquist, Frederik
10 Hasselquist, Frederik ITER PALAESTINUM ELLER RESA TIL HELIGA LANDET... UTGIFVEN AF CARL LINNAEUS
Stockholm n.p. 1757 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Very good, in contemporary quarter sheep. Linnaeus sponsored Hasselquist's travels in the Holy Land, and published this book after the author's death. Soulsby 3577. In 1747, Frederic Hasselquist entered the study of his teacher Carolus Linnaeus to announce his decision to go to the Holy Land and explore its natural history. This decision was prompted by a lecture in which Linnaeus complained that the natural history of the Holy Land was almost as little know as that of the remote provinces of India. Hasselquist finally embarked on his journey in 1749; visiting parts of Asia Minor, Egypt, Cyprus and Palestine, making large natural history collections. Unfortunately, his health succumbed to the fatigues of travel, and he died near Smyrna on his way home. His collections did reach Stockholm, and five years after his death his notes were published by Linnaeus under the title Iter Palæstinum, Eller Resa til Heliga Landet, Förrättad Ifrån år 1749 til 1752, which was translated into French and German in 1762 and into English in 1766 (as Voyages and Travels in the Levant, in the Years 1749, 50, 51, 52).; 
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CITY OF THE RED SEA  David Howell's Jiddah, Howell, David
11 Howell, David CITY OF THE RED SEA David Howell's Jiddah
London Scorpion Publishing Ltd 1985 0905906446 / 9780905906447 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Folio 13" - 23" tall 
200 pages; A fine example of this lovely illustrated book depicting David Howell's travels in the city of Jiddah on the Red Sea. Fine in a Fine dustjacket in a near fine slipcase. Beatifully illustrated with wonderful drawing and watercolours. "With compliments of the Law Office of Hassan Mahassni" on ffep. Jiddah (or Jedda) is a city in the Hijaz Tihamah region on the coast of the Red Sea and is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia. It is the largest city in Makkah Province, the largest sea port on the Red Sea, and the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, Riyadh. With a population currently at 3.4 million people, Jeddah is an important commercial hub in Saudi Arabia. It was devastated by floods in early 2011. Very large heavy book requires double shipping. 
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A SHORT GUIDE TO THE MODEL OF ANCIENT JERUSALEM, Kroch, Hans
12 Kroch, Hans A SHORT GUIDE TO THE MODEL OF ANCIENT JERUSALEM
Jerusalem Holyland Hotel 1966 Paperback Very Good+ 8vo 
15 pages; The model represents Jerusalem in the year 66C.E. at the beginning of the First Revolt against the Romans. Archeological and topographical data for Ancient Jerusalem provided by Prof. M. Avi-Yonah; executed by Mr. E. Schaeffer and Mr. R. Brotzen ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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13 Lawrence, T. E. REVOLT IN THE DESERT [ First Edition, w/ DJ]
New York George H. Doran 1927 First Edition Thus Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Book is lovely - clean and tight in original purple-brown cloth binding. Dustjacket is quite worn, chipped at spine ends, front panel still attractive, but missing large section at lower corner of rear panel and rear flap. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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14 Layard, Austen Henry NINEVEH AND ITS REMAINS With an account of a visit to the Chaldæan Christians of Kurdistan and the Yezidis, or Devil worshippers; and an enquiry into the Manners and Arts of the Ancient Assyrians
New York G.P. Putnam 1849 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 
Clean and tight in original green cloth bindings with gilt lettering at spines and gilt images of an archeological relic on front boards (similar images in blind on rear boards). Original owner's name on ffep "Mrs. Elizabeth Tweedy / Jan'y 1850", light scattered foxing, otherwise clean and tight; minor rubbing at corners and spine ends; very nice condition. All plates and maps present EXCEPTing the final folding map in Volume 1 -- "Map to Illustrate the Journeys". 
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15 McGhee, George C. ; [Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt's copy] Envoy to the Middle World Adventures in Diplomacy
New York Harper & Row 1984 0060390255 / 9780060390259 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 8vo 8" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Autograph; 457 pages; Inscribed and SIGNED by the author on first blank to Kim Roosevelt. Also a manuscript note by Roosevelt laid-in "McGhee on me / p. 391, he does / not believe that / Mossadeq "formed / an alliance of his own" / with the USSR" An extremely interesting association copy. George McGhee, then U.S. Asst Secretary of State for Near East, etc., was a key figure in the American efforts to negotiate an agreement between Mossadeq and the British over the nationalization of BP's oil interests in Iran. Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt, Jr. (1916 - 2000) was the grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt. He was a career intelligence officer who served in the Office of Strategic Services and was the mastermind of the Central Intelligence Agency's Operation Ajax, which orchestrated the coup against Iran's democratically-elected Mohammed Mossadegh administration, and returned Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, to Iran's Peacock Throne in August 1953 for the purpose of returning Western control of Middle Eastern oil supplies. Roosevelt's own book about these events was called COUNTERCOUP. ; Signed by Author 
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GHARDAIA - OR, NINETY DAYS AMONG THE B'NI MOZAB ADVENTURES IN THE OASIS OF THE DESERT OF SAHARA, Naphegyi, G
16 Naphegyi, G GHARDAIA - OR, NINETY DAYS AMONG THE B'NI MOZAB ADVENTURES IN THE OASIS OF THE DESERT OF SAHARA
New York G. P. Putnam 1871 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
Corner bumped, a bit of wear at spine ends, a very nice clean & tight in original publisher's pictorial cloth with gilt vignette of an Arab camel driver, a Camel, and Palm Tree on the front cover, gilt spine lettering. Engraved frontispiece and title page. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Die Hethiter, Naumann, Rudolf
17 Naumann, Rudolf Die Hethiter
Berlin Verlag Gebr. Mann 1948 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
65 & [3] pages; In contemporary full maroon leather over slightly flexible boards, lettered in gilt on the spine and the front cover. Originally issued in printed wrappers in the series "Kunst und Kultur des Alten Orient." 
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PRELIMINARY REPORT ON MARLIK EXCAVATION (GOHAR RUD EXPEDITION RUDBAR 1961-1962), Negahban, Ezat O
18 Negahban, Ezat O PRELIMINARY REPORT ON MARLIK EXCAVATION (GOHAR RUD EXPEDITION RUDBAR 1961-1962)
Tehran Ministry of Education 1964 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Folio 
; 150 pages; Text in English and Persian (Farsi). Important archeological report on the excavations at Marlik. Rudbar (Iran) - Antiquities. The Iranian Archaeological Service and The Institute of Archaeology University of Tehran, Tehran 1964. (XII, 58, XII, 72 pp. ) Frontispiece, 144 b/w plates, 17 coloured plates, 7 (folding) maps and plans, English and Farsi text in juxtaposition. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Geographiskt hand-lexicon ofver Nya Testamentets heliga skrifter med philologiska anmårkningar  with the two folding engraved maps, Odmann, Samuel
19 Odmann, Samuel Geographiskt hand-lexicon ofver Nya Testamentets heliga skrifter med philologiska anmårkningar with the two folding engraved maps
Upsala Stenhammar och Palmblad 1812 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good Small 8vo 
238 pages; Contemporary binding: brown half calf over marbled boards, flat spine with gilt stamped decoration and a gilt-lettered label in citron, text block edges decoratively stained blue-green. Two folding engraved maps at the end. A lovely copy of this geographical dictionary of the Holy Land in Swedish. The author, Samuel Ödmann [1750-1829], was a Swedish theologian , naturalist , goegrapher, cultural historian and hymn writer. He was a student a Upsala University, where he was part of the circle of the great natural scientist Linnaeus. After taking a degree in 1772, he settled as pastor at Värmdövägen in 1773 where he developed into a talented naturalist, hunter and fisherman. Based on his studies and experiences in the field, he wrote a number of articles between 1780-1793 in the Royal Academy of Sciences Journal concerning the Smew , Caspian tern , black level , osprey , long-tailed duck , grundmärglan , seals and shrews. Ödmann earned the honor of becomming member number 229 in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. His active life changed after a bout with chills and fever in the early 1790's. This led him in 1792 to move from Värmdövägen to Uppsala, where he came to spend most of his time writing, eating and sleeping in a single room where he could control the ventilation. Just before the end of the eighteenth century, he became professor of Theology at Uppsala, and was noted as an author and translator of hymns. But, perhaps seeking to expand his mental horizons beyond the confines of his single room, Samuel Ödmann also became a translator of works concerning travel and geography, producing Swedish translations of James Cook , Pierre Sonnerat, Carsten Niebuhr. and others. This handsome geographical lexicon of the Holy Land nicely combined the author's interests and expertise. This 1812 edition is the second; the first version was published in 1799 [Uppsala: Edman, 208 pp.] A lovely copy, with the two folding engraved maps at the rear in perfect condition. A lovely copy; the binding shows just minor rubbing with a bit of cracking along the lower portion of the hinge to the front cover -- it remains sound and handsome. The text block is tight, clean and unmarked. Now scarce, see OCLC: 38192063 [2 locations -- Yale, and Emory University]. 
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TRAVELS IN EGYPT, ARABIA PETREA, AND THE HOLY LAND w/ folding map Volume 1, Olin, Stephen
20 Olin, Stephen TRAVELS IN EGYPT, ARABIA PETREA, AND THE HOLY LAND w/ folding map Volume 1
New York Harper & Brothers 1860 Hardcover Very Good 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Clean and tight in modern black cloth with gilt lettering at spine. Volume 1 only. Folding map (10" x 16") of the area and five steel engraved plates with tissue guards including: Cleopatra's Needle (Alexandria); Pyramids of Ghizeh; Temple of Luxor (Thebes); Colossal Statues at Thebes; Island of Philae (Nile). Map has a short closed tear at inner gutter. 
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