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Cairo and How to See It
1 Cairo and How to See It

Cairo, Egypt Les Editions Universitaires D'Egypte 1954 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering on cover, silver advertising for Air France on rear board. Slight fading to cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight, pages are clean and bright. Small previous owner initials and date 1954 at top edge of front free endpaper. 187 pgs. with clean fold-out map of Cairo at rear of book (excellent condition). Illustrated with photographs of buildings and antiquities. "Welcome to Egypt" pamphlet from Air France in excellent condition also enclosed. Book details history of the area and important sites, architecture; itinerary for one day; two days; four days; a week. 12mo. Middle East. 012706

Price: 20.00 USD
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Lawrence of Arabia: A Biographical Inquiry, Aldington, Richard
2 Lawrence of Arabia: A Biographical Inquiry
Aldington, Richard
London Collins 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Nice sharp corners, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 448 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean bright unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 015309

Price: 50.00 USD
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Heroes of the Empty View, Aldridge, James
3 Heroes of the Empty View
Aldridge, James
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1954 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine and small illustration of man on camel blind stamped on front cover. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages, edges, and endpapers are clean and bright; no writing or marks. 428 pgs. Brightly colored orange dustjacket is not price clipped, has closed horizontal tear to spine and 2" vertically down to base along front spine edge. A few small closed tears along edges and some chipping to corners. Biography of author on rear panel. Jacket designed by Jean Carlu. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The Empty View is the desert of the arab nomad, the desert of revolt. The Heroes are the tribal Arabs fighting for their traditional freedom, and against the machine age and its politics. A novel of man versus time and change, the man of the story being modeled somewhat after T. E. Lawrence. 8 Vo. Middle East. 014463

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Levanter, Ambler, Eric
4 The Levanter
Ambler, Eric
New York Atheneum 1972 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean green and white cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, with slightest hint of lean. Pages and edges are clean. Clean olive green endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 307 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A suspenseful story of survival against a group of criminal extortionists, set in the Middle East. 8vo. Fiction. 017308

Price: 40.00 USD
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5 Lionhearts Heroes of Israel
Bar-Zohar, Michael
New York Warner Books 1998 0-446-52358-5 / 9780446523585 Stated First Edition Hardbound Near FIne Fine Jacket 
330 pgs. Nr Fine in Fine DJ - new archival quality mylar cover. Clean and tight hardbound book; no names or writing inside. Remainder mark on bottom edges. Illustrated with photographs. A celebration of Israel's most courageous men and women. Clean, unchipped dustjacket has not been price clipped. 9-3/4" x 7-3/4". Israel. 003189

Price: 10.00 USD
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Once in Aleppo, Barton, Donald R.
6 Once in Aleppo
Barton, Donald R.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1955 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean rust brown cloth boards with black title box, yellow lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Slightest hint of fading to lower front board corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean bright endpapers; no names, writing or marks. "A" on copyright page indicating first printing. 424 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has faint water stain to lower spine & rear corner of back panel, unchipped edges, narrow scratch/chip to lower rear corner panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A vividly romantic story moves at a lively pace--set in the Middle East country of Turaq. 8vo. Fiction. 015843

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Spell of Egypt, Bell, Archie
7 The Spell of Egypt
Bell, Archie
Boston The Page Company 1927 Fourth Impression Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Beautiful decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with gold, white and red desert scene with pyramids and Sphinx in background on cover, gold lettering and color scenery on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers (tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper). Color frontispiece illustration of a street in Cairo with clean printed tissue guard. Total of eight plates in full colour and many duogravures from photographs by E. M. Newman. 366 pages with index. 021971

Price: 45.00 USD
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To Jerusalem and Back - A Personal Account, Bellow, Saul
8 To Jerusalem and Back - A Personal Account
Bellow, Saul
New York Viking Press 1976 670-71729-0 First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with "First Published in 1976 by The Viking Press" statement on copyright page. Clean charcoal gray boards with clean turquoise blue cloth spine, unchipped gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 182 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip to top corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018404

Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Looking For Dilmun
Bibby, Geoffrey
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1969 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Jacket 
Clean burgundy cloth boards with gold stamped decoration on cover, gold stamped lettering on spine. Slight bumping to corner tips, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 383 pgs. + index. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has edge chips and small closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Ancient History. 010617

Price: 12.00 USD
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Looking for Dilmun, Bibby, Geoffrey
10 Looking for Dilmun
Bibby, Geoffrey
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1969 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Slight wear to corner tips. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 383 pgs. + index. Illustrated with drawings, photographic plates and maps. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has very shallow chipping & wear at top & bottom of spine, slight corner wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A personal narrative of the discovery of a fifth great ancient civilization, hitherto totally unknown, to rival the 5,000-year-old glories of Egypt, Babylon, Sumer and the Indus Valley. Large 8vo. Archaeology. 011762

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The Libyan Arena: The United States, Britain, and the Council of Foreign Ministers, 1945-1948, BIlls, Scott L.
11 The Libyan Arena: The United States, Britain, and the Council of Foreign Ministers, 1945-1948
BIlls, Scott L.
Kent, Ohio/London The Kent State University Press 1997 0-87338-511-X / 9780873385114 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 209 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Middle East. 012048

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Soul of Egypt - The Charm and Needs of the Land of the Nile, Boutros, Allison Douglas
12 The Soul of Egypt - The Charm and Needs of the Land of the Nile
Boutros, Allison Douglas
London Marshall, Morgan & Scott 1936 Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Hardcover book in original dust jacket, inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Illustrated with black and white drawings. Clean brown cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Some foxing to pages throughout. No previous owner markings. Author inscription in pencil on front free endpaper: "The Lottie Young Circle - with the Author's grateful appreciation - Allison D. Boutros." 126 pages. Illustrated dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, hint of very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024720

Price: 20.00 USD
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Tribes of the Sahara, Briggs, Lloyd Cabot
13 Tribes of the Sahara
Briggs, Lloyd Cabot
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean rust brown cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 295 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very slight surface wear at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book is the result of twelve years of field and library work, replacing myths and exaggerations with factual information every bit as exciting, mysterious and romantic. Collectible quality first edition. 8vo. Middle East. 014390

Price: 40.00 USD
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Supplemental Nights to the Book of the Thousand nights and a Night with Notes anthropological and Explanatory (Volume III), Burton, Richard F.
14 Supplemental Nights to the Book of the Thousand nights and a Night with Notes anthropological and Explanatory (Volume III)
Burton, Richard F.
The Burton Club for Private Subscribers Only De Luxe Edition (Limited to 250 copies) Half-Leather Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
De Luxe Edition, Limited to 250 copies (this copy is No. 36). Volume III only. Blue cloth boards with brown leather corners and spine with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Wear-through to corner tips, lighter wear to leather edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean marbled blue endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. Additional illustrations with tissue guards. Pages are clean and bright, no foxing. Deckled page edges. 304 pgs. 6-3/4" x 9-3/4". Literature. 013125

Price: 75.00 USD
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15 All the Animals of the Bible Lands
Cansdale, G. S.
Grand Rapids Zondervan Publishing House 1970 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean beige boards with maroon lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Very small P/O label at inside edge of front free endpaper. 268 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Animals. 005423

Price: 10.00 USD
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Cent Ans d'Art Plastique an Liban 1880-1980 (Volumes 1 & 2 complete) (One Hundred Years of Plastic Arts in Lebanon 1880-1980), Chahine, Richard A.
16 Cent Ans d'Art Plastique an Liban 1880-1980 (Volumes 1 & 2 complete) (One Hundred Years of Plastic Arts in Lebanon 1880-1980)
Chahine, Richard A.
Beirut, Lebanon Richard A. Chahine 1982 Hardcover Near Fine 
Volume I and II in near fine condition. Clean brown faux leather boards with unchipped gold stamped lettering on front and rear covers. No bumping or wear. Bindings are tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Text in English, French and Arabic. Beautiful full color plates of Lebanese art. Size 9-3/4" x 13-3/4". 020216

Price: 400.00 USD
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The Last Caravan, Clarke, Thurston
17 The Last Caravan
Clarke, Thurston
New York G. P. Putnam's 1978 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First edition. Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip (lower corner rear board). No fraying, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 286 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author brings the life of the Tuareg bedouins to us in this powerful story of their struggle against African drought and a changing way of existence. 8vo. Middle East. 015926

Price: 35.00 USD
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Middle East Diary, Coward, Noel
18 Middle East Diary
Coward, Noel
Garden City, NY Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1944 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 155 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), a few tiny edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025318

Price: 42.00 USD
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Scattered Like Seeds: A Novel, Dallal, Shaw J
19 Scattered Like Seeds: A Novel
Dallal, Shaw J
Syracuse, NY Syracuse University Press 1998 0815605536 / 9780815605539 First Edition, Second Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, second printing in as new condition. Clean rust brown cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 335 pp. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An historical novel which places a human face on the decades-long conflict between Jews and Palestinians. 019555

Price: 12.00 USD
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Scattered Like Seeds, Dallal, Shaw J.
20 Scattered Like Seeds
Dallal, Shaw J.
Syracuse, NY Syracuse University Press 1998 0-8156-0553-6 / 9780815605539 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, signed by author. Very clean rust orange cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Remainder mark to bottom page edges. Inscribed and SIGNED by author on title page: "3/12/03 - Professor Pat Longstaff and Jim - In Friendship - Shaw J. Dallal." Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. 335 pgs. Historical novel that tells the story of one Palestinian-American uprooted by the Arab-Israeli conflict. 6" x 9". Historical Fiction. 016980

Price: 20.00 USD
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