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INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN EGYPT, ARABIA PETRAEA, AND THE HOLY LAND - Volume 2 only

By: American, An

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1838

Seller ID: 38721


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. View more info

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ANTONIA LITHOSTROTOS - A GUIDE FOR THE VISITOR

By: Anonymous

Price: $3.94

Publisher: Franciscan Printing Press: 1973

Seller ID: 38460


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. View more info

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THE NEAR EAST FROM WITHIN

By: Anonymous

Price: $99.94

Publisher: London, Cassell and Company: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39513


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 ... View more info

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AGYPTEN und Der Sudan Hanbuch fur Reisende

By: Baedeker, Karl

Price: $84.94

Publisher: Leipzig, Karl Baedeker: 1913

Edition: Seventh

Seller ID: 40329


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 simp... View more info

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EGYPT AND THE SUDAN Handbook for Travellers

By: Baedeker, Karl

Price: $84.94

Publisher: Leipsig, Karl Baedeker: 1908

Edition: Sixth

Seller ID: 40331


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 s... View more info

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A CLOSE UP OF EGYPT

By: Boulat, Pierre

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Aladin Publications: 1949

Seller ID: 41387


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 ... View more info

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THIRD CLASS WORLD A Roving Philosopher Observes the Common Man

By: Bradshaw, Marion J.

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Alliance, OH, Bradshaw Printing Company: 1939

Seller ID: 40324


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 Ju... View more info

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ITER PALAESTINUM ELLER RESA TIL HELIGA LANDET... UTGIFVEN AF CARL LINNAEUS

By: Hasselquist, Frederik

Price: $999.94

Publisher: Stockholm, n.p.: 1757

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39490


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 t... View more info

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CITY OF THE RED SEA David Howell's Jiddah

By: Howell, David

Price: $29.94

Publisher: London, Scorpion Publishing Ltd: 1985

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40814


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... View more info

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A SHORT GUIDE TO THE MODEL OF ANCIENT JERUSALEM

By: Kroch, Hans

Price: $4.94

Publisher: Jerusalem, Holyland Hotel: 1966

Seller ID: 38459


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. View more info

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

By: Layard, Austen Henry

Price: $249.94

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam: 1849

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38319


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 ... View more info

Envoy to the Middle World Adventures in Diplomacy

By: McGhee, George C. ; [Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt's copy]

Price: $299.94

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1984

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39527


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 Brit... View more info

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GHARDAIA - OR, NINETY DAYS AMONG THE B'NI MOZAB ADVENTURES IN THE OASIS OF THE DESERT OF SAHARA

By: Naphegyi, G

Price: $84.94

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam: 1871

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39071


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. View more info

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Die Hethiter

By: Naumann, Rudolf

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Berlin, Verlag Gebr. Mann: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39587


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." View more info

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PRELIMINARY REPORT ON MARLIK EXCAVATION (GOHAR RUD EXPEDITION RUDBAR 1961-1962)

By: Negahban, Ezat O

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Tehran, Ministry of Education: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38555


; 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 ... View more info

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Geographiskt hand-lexicon ofver Nya Testamentets heliga skrifter med philologiska anmårkningar with the two folding engraved maps

By: Odmann, Samuel

Price: $84.94

Publisher: Upsala, Stenhammar och Palmblad: 1812

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 38926


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 Univer... View more info

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TRAVELS IN EGYPT, ARABIA PETREA, AND THE HOLY LAND w/ folding map Volume 1

By: Olin, Stephen

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1860

Seller ID: 38635


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. View more info

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Azerbaidzhanitz - Konetz XIX - Nachalo XX Vekov (Catalogue of Folk Art Museum)

By: Pruxodko, I. N.

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Leningrad, Gosudarstvenni Musei: 1980

Seller ID: 38950


36 pages; Text in Russian, illustrations throughout. Damp mark at lower left corner of front wrapper and first couple leaves, english translation of captions in a couple places. View more info

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The Partition of Palestine / The Iraqi Coup d'Etat of 1936 / Communist Tactics in Palestine

By: Roosevelt, Kermit ; Harvey P. Hall, Majid Khadduri, et al

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, Middle East Institute: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41009


MIDDLE EAST JOURNAL VOLUME II - 1948; 518 pages; Entire year's issues of this journal bound in red buckram with gilt lettering. Articles include The Partition of Palestine by Kermit Roosevelt ; The Legal System of Palestine by Norman Bentwich, Arab Nationalism and Islam by S. A. Morrison, Communist Tactics in Palestine by Martin Ebon, The Iraqi Coup d'Etat of 1936 by Majid Khadduri, Some Aspects of the Arab Dhow Trade by Alan Villiers, The Algerian Uprising of 1945 by Ma... View more info

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COUNTERCOUP - The Struggle for the Control of Iran

By: Roosevelt, Kermit ;[Autographed]

Price: $349.99

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill: 1979

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40633


Autograph; 217 pages; Clean and tight in original publisher's binding of slate grey boards with white cloth spine lettered in black. Very nice dustjacket, not clipped, minor edgewear. A very personal inscription from the author (in shaky hand) to his friend and in-law on the front free endpaper -- "To dearest Mary Reynolds / our favorite [illegible word] comadre [illegible word] / Kim Roosevelt." Mary Reynolds daughter Priscilla married Kim Roosevelt's son K... View more info