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Heroes of the Empty View, Aldridge, James
1 Heroes of the Empty View
Aldridge, James
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1954 First 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

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Scattered Like Seeds, Dallal, Shaw J.
2 Scattered Like Seeds
Dallal, Shaw J.
Syracuse, NY Syracuse University Press 1998 0-8156-0553-6 / 9780815605539 First 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

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3 The Murder of Lawrence of Arabia
Eden, Matthew
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1979 0-690-01790-1 / 9780690017908 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean black boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Hint of fading to extreme upper board edges. Remainder mark on bottom page edges. Binding is tight & crisp, pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean red endpapers. 271 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. T. E. Lawrence died in what the jury decided was a motorcylce accident just eleven weeks after his retirement from the Royal Air Force. But what if Lawrence had been planning to resurrect his old image as the mythic savior of teh Arabs? What if he was plotting with Palestinian and Arab leaders to launch an uprising against the ever-increasing number of Jewish immigrants to the Middle East in 1935? 8vo. Historical Fiction. 009618

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Song of the Arab: The Religious Ceremonies, Shrines and Folk Music of the Holy Land Christian Arab, Foley, Rolla
4 Song of the Arab: The Religious Ceremonies, Shrines and Folk Music of the Holy Land Christian Arab
Foley, Rolla
New York MacMillan 1953 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with gold illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps (old city of Jerusalem and Holy Land). 170 pgs. with bibliography. Dustjacket has corner clips to inside front flap (price still intact), small chip at base of spine, two closed edge tears, some spine fading. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Middle East. 013133

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Living By the Sword: America and Israel in the Middle East, Green, Stephen
5 Living By the Sword: America and Israel in the Middle East
Green, Stephen
Brattleboro, VT Amana Books 1988 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded dark green cloth boards with bright gold 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. 279 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Traces the efforts of the U.S. and Israel to seek a military solution to the Arab-Israeili conflict, in the period from 1968 to 1987. 8vo. Middle East. 017345

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6 The Arabists: The Romance of an American Elite
Kaplan, Robert D.
New York Free Press (MacMillan) 1993 0-02-916785-X / 9780029167854 First 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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Who? Me??, Matmor, Yoram
7 Who? Me??
Matmor, Yoram
New York Simon & Schuster 1969 671-20503-X First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige cloth board with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 191 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has small name written on inner front flap, match-head size chip at base of rear panel, a few very short closed edge tears at top of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A much-praised Israeli novel. "At the center of it all is Zuta, who arrived in Palestine from Eastern Europe during the last days of the mandate and is thus something of a war veteran. He is a poet by inclination, and a card-carrying member of a crazed Jewish bohemia, who prefers to make love to war, and somehow contrives to do both." (from back of dustjacket). 8vo. Fiction. 011351

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8 I Never Saw an Arab Like Him
Maxwell, James
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1948 First 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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9 Colours of the Arab Fatherland
Pesce, Angelo
Riyadh 1972 First 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

Price: 25.00 USD
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Beirut 39: New Writing from the Arab World, Shimon,  Samuel
10 Beirut 39: New Writing from the Arab World
Shimon, Samuel
New York Bloomsbury un-2 1608192024 / 9781608192021 First 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

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The Arabian Horse: His Country and People - with Portraits of Typical or Famous Arabians also a Map of the Country of the Arabian Horse, and a Descriptive Glossary of Arabic Words and Proper Names, Tweedie, Major-General W.
11 The Arabian Horse: His Country and People - with Portraits of Typical or Famous Arabians also a Map of the Country of the Arabian Horse, and a Descriptive Glossary of Arabic Words and Proper Names
Tweedie, Major-General W.
Los Angeles Borden Publishing Company 1961 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean large hardcover book with dust jacket printed in 1961 in Los Angeles, California - reproduced from the original 1894 edition published in England. Clean blue-black leather-like boards with gold Arabian horse head on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Size of book is approximately 9-1/2" x 12-1/2". Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean. Clean light blue endpapers. Illustrated with beautiful full color plates, many black and white drawings. 411 pages with index; large fold-out map at rear of book is in perfect condition. Clean dust jacket has a few tiny edge chips, crooked closed tear near top of spine, price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A gorgeous book covering the history of the Arabian horse from ancient times to modern times. 027936

Price: 150.00 USD
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Beau Geste, Wren, P. C.
12 Beau Geste
Wren, P. C.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1926 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Nice clean Grosset & Dunlap edition in lovely illustrated dust jacket. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with red title box on cover and spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Circular embossed blind-stamped initials of previous owner in lower right corner of front free endpaper. 418 pages. Color illustrated dust jacket shows horsemen in Arab garb galloping across the desert with swords and flag raised. No chips, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027510

Price: 30.00 USD
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13 Halfway Around the World: An Improbable Journey
Young, Gavin
New York Random House 1981 394-52114-5 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean green boards with green cloth spine, silver lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Maps on endpapers. Illustrated with maps. 473 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with two very small edge tears (1/4" or under). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's seven month journey by sea from Piraeus to Canton, by hitchhiking on a total of twenty-three different vessels, including ferries, tramp steamers, oil tankers and schooners under full sail, Arab dhow and even a Filipino kumpit. 8vo. Ships & Sailing. 008106

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