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41 The Arabists: The Romance of an American Elite
Kaplan, Robert D.
New York Free Press (MacMillan) 1993 0-02-916785-X / 9780029167854 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with rust cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 333 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The untold story of an inbred, gifted, and powerful elite of families and friends who dominated America's relations with the Middle East for over a century. Known to Foreign Service colleagues as "the Arabists," these were the men and women who had spent much of their lives, usually with their families, living in the Arab world as diplomats, military attaches, intelligence agents, and educators. 8vo. Middle East. 012060

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The Arabists: The Romance of an American Elite, Kaplan, Robert D.
42 The Arabists: The Romance of an American Elite
Kaplan, Robert D.
Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A. Free Press 1993 0-02-916785-X / 9780029167854 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line. Very clean black boards with clean unfaded brown cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean red endpapers with tasteful small bookplate on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. 333 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Middle East. 016368

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From the Beginning: Archaeology and Art in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Katz, Karl; P.P. Kahane; Magen Broshi
43 From the Beginning: Archaeology and Art in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Katz, Karl; P.P. Kahane; Magen Broshi
New York Reynal & Co./William Morrow 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean ivory cloth boards with gold decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square. Decorated endpapers. No names, bookplates or writing inside. Beautifully illustrated with color plates. 286 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Gift Quality 10" x 7-3/4". Archaeology. 004898

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Revolt In the Desert, Lawrence, T. E.
44 Revolt In the Desert
Lawrence, T. E.
New York George H. Doran 1927 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with black lettering and small illustration on cover and spine. "First Printing in America, March, 1927" on copyright page, but no publisher symbol (GHD) so this is probably a later printing of the first American edition. No fading to cover; tiny spots of wear to lower corner tips. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Full page illustrations. 335 pages with index, + fold-out map at rear of book in excellent condition. 023466

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Forest Venture: Conquering the Deserts of the Middle East, Maitland, Louise
45 Forest Venture: Conquering the Deserts of the Middle East
Maitland, Louise
London Robert Hale Limited 1960 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Hint of fading to top board edges. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 192 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. While her husband (an outstanding British forestry expert) was advising middle eastern governments on the conservation of their remaining forests and the creation of new ones, the author visited gold-domed mosques, pyramids, bazaars and the tents of Sheikhs. She was entertained in palaces and by mountain bandits, exposed to heartbreaking poverty and fabulous wealth. This is her story. 8vo. adventure/travel. 015233

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Nomad, Maugham, Robin
46 Nomad
Maugham, Robin
New York The Viking Press 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with brown title box on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 183 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few faint water droplets to spine, very shallow chipping at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author (nephew of Somerset Maugham) was a lawyer by profession, fought in the Western Desert tank warfare until wounded, and was then attached to Middle East Intelligence. A generation after T. E. Lawrence, this book reveals a young Englishman's adventures in the Middle East in an exotic land among little-known people. 8vo. Middle East. 013912

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47 I Never Saw an Arab Like Him
Maxwell, James
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean yellow cloth boards with dark green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; small previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 207 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Middle East. 010744

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Films Without Make-up, McIntyre, Ronald
48 Films Without Make-up
McIntyre, Ronald
Cairo, Egypt R. Schindler 1943 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Fair Jacket 
First Edition in tattered dust jacket. Clean gold cloth boards wtih red and black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, clean maps on endpapers. Previous owner name and date (May, 1944 - Cairo) on half-title page. 339 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Errata page at end of book. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, but has large pieces missing. Enclosed in new mylar cover. Scarce book. A screen reporter's story, and a timely record of history and countries seen through the eyes of the men who--in peace and war--live dangerously, travelling into the far corners of the earth. Author was the director of the NZ Army film production unit in the Middle East. 8vo. Journalism. 012486

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49 World Without Time: The Bedouin
Nevins, Edward and Theon Wright
New York The John Day Co. 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Photographs By Edward Nevins 
Clean beige cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. Yellow endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs. Dustjacket is clean with some fading to spine, price is clipped. First Edition. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "In February, 1967, Edward Nevins began an expedition through the eastern Jordanian desert with a single Bedouin companion and two camels. The formal purpose of the expedition was to search out traces or remembrances of T. E. Lawrence...World Without Time, written together with Theon Wright, is the narrative of Nevins' experiences..." 8vo. Adventure. 007684

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50 Colours of the Arab Fatherland
Pesce, Angelo
Riyadh 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with gold lettering and crossed swords on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, page and edges are clean and bright. Maps on endpapers. Illustrated with gorgeous color photographs of Saudi Arabia. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8-1/2 x 9-1/2". Middle East. 009054

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Persian Girls: A Memoir, Rachlin, Nahid
51 Persian Girls: A Memoir
Rachlin, Nahid
New York Tarcher/Penguin 2006 1-58542-520-6 / 9781585425204 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line. Very clean purple boards with gold decoration on cover, purple spine with silver lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages are clean and bright; small remainder mark on bottom page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 288 pgs. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, unclipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A beautifully written memoir by esteemed novelist Nahid Rachlin which parts the curtain on one Iranian household--deliving into the complex and fascinating dynamics of growing up female in a paternalistic society. 8vo. Middle East. 015899

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Syrian Yankee, Rizk, Salom
52 Syrian Yankee
Rizk, Salom
New York Doubleday 1949 Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket Signed
Early printing in original dust jacket, SIGNED by the author in English and Arabic. Clean beige cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Foreword by DeWitt Wallace. 317 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has numerous closed tears and edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This autobiography tells of the Americanization of Salom Rizk, a Syrian orphan who came from a land of poverty and oppression to a land of opportunity and freedom. 023502

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Cairo: The City Victorious, Rodenbeck, Max
53 Cairo: The City Victorious
Rodenbeck, Max
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1999 0-679-44651-6 / 9780679446514 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
Very clean maroon boards with brown spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Tiny bump at top spine corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 300 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Book review from Business Week laid in. A dazzling, cultural excavation of one of the world's greatest cities--from its ancient beginnings through the heights of medieval splendor, to the present day--by a gifted writer who has spent much of his life in Cairo. 017552

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Taking On the Middle East: A Young Man's Bizarre Odyssey in an Ancient Land, Rowland, Howard
54 Taking On the Middle East: A Young Man's Bizarre Odyssey in an Ancient Land
Rowland, Howard
Pacific Grove, California Park Place Publications 2007 1877809373 / 9781877809378 Stated First U.S. Edition Paperback Very Good++ Signed
"First U.S. Edition" stated on copyright page, SIGNED by the author on title page. Very clean large (8" x 10") softcover book. Very tiny nick at lower spine corner; no creasing, fading or rubbing; binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Illustrated with maps, color photographs. 550 pages. 021265

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The Edge of the Orient, Russell, Howard
55 The Edge of the Orient
Russell, Howard
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1896 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket 
Yellow cloth boards with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Light soiling to spine, slight wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, no foxing. Chips to some of the page edges (margins only). Previous owner name and date (1897) on front free endpaper. Publishing date 1896 on title page and copyright page. Illustrated with drawings and photo plates. 288 pgs. 013543

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Tents and Towers of Arabia, Shaffer, Robert
56 Tents and Towers of Arabia
Shaffer, Robert
New York Dodd Mead 1952 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, in original unclipped jacket. Clean black cloth boards with unchipped silver lettering and pink decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps; no names, writing or marks. 276 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Dustjacket is not price clipped (4.00 on front inside flap), a few very small edge chips and short closed edge tears, very light soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Robert Shaffer's wry enjoyment of the sights, sounds and smells of Arabia endows his impressionso f that arid land with a genuine enchantment. 018954

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Beirut 39: New Writing from the Arab World, Shimon,  Samuel
57 Beirut 39: New Writing from the Arab World
Shimon, Samuel
New York Bloomsbury un-2 1608192024 / 9781608192021 Advance Reading Copy Paperback Fine No Dust jacket 
Clean and bright softcover book. Advance Reading Copy (so labeled by publisher on cover). No wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Foreword by Tahar Ben Jalloun. 304 pages. 022861

Price: 12.00 USD
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East is West, Stark, Freya
58 East is West
Stark, Freya
London John Murray 1947 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Later printing in original dust jacket. Very clean turquoise cloth boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 218 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (12s.6d. on front inside flap), has slight age toning, one small chip to rear spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Freya Stark is one of the most interesting and adventurous women travellers to have lived and shared her experiences -- this one about her war experiences in Arabia, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Iraq and Persia. It is written with the freedom of the independent and adventurous traveller but also with the authority of an official of the Diplomatic Corps. 024705

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59 The Pyramids and Sphinx
Stewart, Desmond
New York Newsweek Books 1970 Cloth Bds Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Fine/Nr Fine Beautiful condition. Decorated endpapers. Many color photographs.Archaeology. 000997

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Bookless In Baghdad: Reflections On Literature, Writing, And Writers, Tharoor, Shashi
60 Bookless In Baghdad: Reflections On Literature, Writing, And Writers
Tharoor, Shashi
New York, New York, U.S.A. Arcade Publishing 2005 1-55970-757-7 / 9781559707572 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Very clean blue boards with bright silver lettering on spine. Tiny bump to lower spine corner edge. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 277 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Part memoir, part essay, part literary criticism by one of the best in a generation of Indian authors. Shashi Tharoor tells us what Iraqis go through in their beleaguered land merely to get hold of a book, and how selling books from their own libraries on the street helps some put bread on the table. 5-1/2" 8-1/2". Books about Books. 017077

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