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Travel, Geography & Exploration:Middle East; Egypt; Palestine; Levant

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...<b>The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia   </b><br>, Anderson, Norman
1 Anderson, Norman ...The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

London: Stacey International, 2006.
 9780955219306
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Illustrated with nearly 400 photographs, 60 maps and diagrams.
 
This book covers history, culture, religion, economy and government of Saudi Arabia and provides detailed information on cities, industry and development.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 45.00 USD

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…<b>Digging Beyond the Tigris. An American Woman Archeologist's Story of Life on a 'Dig' in the Kurdish Hills of Iraq.</b>, Braidwood, Linda
2 Braidwood, Linda Digging Beyond the Tigris. An American Woman Archeologist's Story of Life on a 'Dig' in the Kurdish Hills of Iraq.
New York: Henry Schuman, 1953 Hardcover in Jacket.
 
Bindings square and tight. Light shelf wear. Text clean. 296 pages with several pages of b&w photos taken in the field. Simplified map of Iraq and surrounding countries on endpapers, in pink. Beige and white lettering on dark blue boards. Price-clipped dust jacket has light handling wear with small loss spine tips. Some older tape reinforcement on inside of jacket.

 
Price: 20.00 USD

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...<b>Zigzag Journeys in the Levant, with a Talmudist Story-teller.<br>  A Spring Trip of the Zigzag Club Through Egypt and the Holy Land.  </b><br>, Butterworth, Hezekiah
3 Butterworth, Hezekiah ...Zigzag Journeys in the Levant, with a Talmudist Story-teller.
A Spring Trip of the Zigzag Club Through Egypt and the Holy Land.


Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1886 [1885]
 First Edition.
 Hardcover.
Format: binding style 3.
 8vo; 304 p.: ill, [1] leaf of plates illus., ports. 22 cm.
 Book 7 in the series.
 Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece, plates and in-text drawings.
 
From the author’s preface: there are deeper purposes than to merely amuse and entertain….to interest young people in history and heroic records and especially in the present political history….The writer has endeavored to give a clear a view as possible of the present aspects of the Eastern question….

Decorated boards and spine with scenes in color. Bindings tight and square. Though the rear hinge in starting. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear rubs to corners. Endpages decorated. Previous owner’s bookplate on front paste-down.

REF: OCLC: 30611565, HB.c; Smathers UFL 23h5282.
 
Price: 65.00 USD

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...<b> The Holy Land and Syria </b><br>, Carpenter, Frank G.
4 Carpenter, Frank G. ... The Holy Land and Syria

New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923.
 Hardcover.
 297 pages with an index. Approximately 100 photo illustrations on 96 pages and two color maps.
 
Familiar talks about countries and people with the author on the spot and the reader in his home, based on three hundred thousand miles of travel around the globe." - from the title page.

Bindings tight, though rear hinge starting and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Spine has sun-faded. Inscription on half-title page and another on blank page prior top title page.
 
Price: 34.99 USD

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…<b>Mogreb-El-Acksa. A Journey in Morocco.</b>, Graham, R(obert) B(ontine) Cunninghame; Introduction: Edward Garnett
5 Graham, R(obert) B(ontine) Cunninghame; Introduction: Edward Garnett Mogreb-El-Acksa. A Journey in Morocco.
New York: Viking, 1930. First American Edition. Hardcover.
 
Account of a dangerous 19th century journey through Southern Morocco, during which the author was imprisoned by a local cadi.

Map endpages, Frontispiece of Author in native dress. Bindings firm and square. Text clean with toning. Spine sun-faded with moderate handling wear.

 
Price: 29.95 USD

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...<b>The Doomed Oasis. A Novel of Arabia.</b>, Innes, Hammond
6 Innes, Hammond ...The Doomed Oasis. A Novel of Arabia.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1960. First American Edition. Hardcover in Jacket.
 
Black cloth covered boards with spine title in gold and sliver gilt boxes. Minor loss to gilt.
Bindings tight and square. Text clean. Minimal shelf wear. Some aging starting to text-block.
Dust jacket unclipped, has toning to the spine and white of rear panel. Light wear to edges. Now in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
341 pages.
A quiet Welsh solicitor goes to the Middle East on business and finds himself plunged into the violence and intrigue of a great struggle for oil.

 
Price: 10.00 USD

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...<b>The Great Arab Conquests: How the Spread of Islam Changed the World We Live In  </b><br>, Kennedy, Hugh
7 Kennedy, Hugh ...The Great Arab Conquests: How the Spread of Islam Changed the World We Live In

Philadelphia, PA: Da Capo Press, 2007: 0306815850
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
“A lively tour d’horizon of the Muslim world circa 750 .... Each section’s tight geographical focus and ample bibliography make this a helpful guide.

No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality.First Edition - First Printing. Hardcover in Dust Jacket. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 14.95 USD

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...<b> Israel the Miracle </b><br>, Meyer-Ranke, Peter
8 Meyer-Ranke, Peter ... Israel the Miracle

Stuttgart, Germany: Hanssler-Verlag, 1988.
 3775113002
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Photography by Jacoby, Hilla and Max Moshe.
 
...A large format beautifully photographed consideration of Israel. Fascinating clear color photos in a large format with short texts and captions.

No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 16.95 USD

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...<b>Lebanon - Liban  </b><br>, Office National Du Tourisme Au Liban
9 Office National Du Tourisme Au Liban ...Lebanon - Liban

Beyrouth, printed in Paris: Office National Du Tourisme Au Liban, 1964.
 First Edition – First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Text in French and English.
 Illustrated with photographs on each page with descriptive text. Some photos in color.
 
Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve with minor wear to spine edge and a few small closed tears along edges.

Illustrated with photographs on each page with descriptive text. Some photos in color.

 
Price: 39.95 USD

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...<b> Israel Through My Lens: Sixty Years as a Photojournalist </b>, Rubinger, David; Corman, Ruth
10 Rubinger, David; Corman, Ruth ... Israel Through My Lens: Sixty Years as a Photojournalist
New York: Abbeville Press, 2007. 0789209284 / 9780789209283 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.

 Illustrated with color and B/W photos throughout. 
The compelling autobiography of Israel's preeminent photojournalist, illustrated with his most memorable images.

First Edition – First Printing. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.

 
Price: 24.00 USD

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...<b>Panorama of Saudi Arabia  </b><br>, Salah, Said - Editor
11 Salah, Said - Editor ...Panorama of Saudi Arabia

Beirut: Systeco, 1975.
 Limited edition of 1000.
 Hardcover.
 Illustrated with color, B/W photographs and drawings.
 
An encompassing volume covering all aspects of Saudi Arabia life and culture. Written with an intent to provide the western world up-to-date information about the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Topics include, Islam, Mecca, Arab Calligraphy, Industries, Climate, Flora and Fauna, Desert Mammals, Relics, Archeology.....

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality.

 
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...<b>Egypt and Nubia;<BR> their scenery and their people. Being incidents of history and travel, from the best and the most recent authorities, including J.L.Burckhardt and Lord Lindsay.</b><br>, St. John, J.A.
12 St. John, J.A. ...Egypt and Nubia;
their scenery and their people. Being incidents of history and travel, from the best and the most recent authorities, including J.L.Burckhardt and Lord Lindsay.


London: Chapman and Hall, 1845.
 First Edition.
 Hardcover.
 (iii)-viii, 472 pages. 8½ x 5¼".
 Woodcut illustrations.
 
Reports about life under the Ottoman Turks and descriptions of regional monuments, Pyramids, etc.

This is a curious mixture of information from St. John's own travels in 1832-3 with details from many other writers on Egypt, e.g. Alpinus, Light, Wilde, Burckhardt, Belzoni,…

Half calf and marbled boards, modern leather spine label. Marbles textblock and endpages. Bindings tight and square. Moderate handling wear. Text clean, no ownership markings, light even toning.
REF: OCLC: 25950873. Bold: 013781126; Hilmy: 204ff [vii]
 
Price: 345.00 USD

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...<b> Schamyl: The Sultan, Warrior, and Prophet of the Caucasus; The Russians of the South; Eothen: Or, Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East </b><br>, Wagner F. & Bodenstedt F.; Wraxall, Lascelles; Shirley Brooks; [A. W. Kinglake]
13 Wagner F. & Bodenstedt F.; Wraxall, Lascelles; Shirley Brooks; [A. W. Kinglake] ... Schamyl: The Sultan, Warrior, and Prophet of the Caucasus; The Russians of the South; Eothen: Or, Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East

London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1854.
 No Edition indicated, all first published in 1853. Half-leather Hardcover. 
Three works bound in one volume.

"Eothen" is a travel book about the Middle East and Holy Land, the other two cover the mountainous and Moslem areas of southern Russia. "Eothen" is attributed to Kinglake although his name is not present. All three books are somewhat scarce.

Half olive calf, marbled boards. No edition indicated. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. 144, 147 and 256 pages respectively. Hardback 16 mo (about 7 inches tall)

Schamyl: The Sultan, Warrior, and Prophet of the Caucasus. From the German of Wagner F. & Bodenstedt F.; Translated By Lascelles Wraxall. 1854. ----- Imam Shamil was an Avar political and religious leader of the Muslim tribes of the Northern Caucasus. He was a leader of anti-Russian resistance in the Caucasian War and was the third Imam of the Caucasian Imamate (1840–1859). ------Includes description of the land, culture and history.

The Russians of the South, Shirley Brooks, 1854. -------- Charles William Shirley Brooks was a journalist and novelist. Born in London, he began his career in a solicitor's office. Shortly afterwards he took to writing, and contributed to various periodicals. In 1851 he joined the staff of Punch. ------- A lively narrative of the people, conditions and circumstance of Southern Russia in the mid-19th century.

“Eothen: Or, Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East” is a travel book about the Middle East and Holy Land, the other two cover the mountainous and Moslem areas of southern Russia. "Eothen" is attributed to Kinglake although his name is not present. ------- "Eothen" is denominated a new edition but all are dated 1854 on title pages. The binding is contemporary with 1854. ------ Alexander William Kinglake was an English travel writer and historian. His first literary venture was Eothen; or Traces of travel brought home from the East a very popular work of Eastern travel, apparently first published anonymously, in which he described a journey he made about ten years earlier in Syria, Palestine and Egypt, Elliot Warburton said it evoked "the East itself in vital actual reality" and it was instantly successful.
 
Price: 425.00 USD

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…<b>Cairo: How to See it.</b>, [Egypt] Cury, Alexander R.
14 [Egypt] Cury, Alexander R. Cairo: How to See it.
Cairo: World Wide Publications, 1954 32nd Edition. Softcover.
 
Paper wrappers; glued spine. Yapp edges. Front photo pictorial; rear advertisement for women’s clothing. 7.75 inches tall. 142 pages. Large fold-out map. Fully illustrated with photos.
Moderate handling wear. Ink marks to rear. Interior firm and clean.

 
Price: 40.00 USD

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...<b>The Nile: The Life-Story of a River, [Egypt] Ludwig, Emil; Translated by Mary H. Linday
15 [Egypt] Ludwig, Emil; Translated by Mary H. Linday ...The Nile: The Life-Story of a River
New York: Viking Press, 1937. Hardcover.
 
Bindings tight and square. Spine is moderately sunned. Text clean but toned.

 
Price: 10.00 USD

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…<b> Out-Of-Doors in the Holy Land. Impressions of Travel in Body and Spirit. </b>, [Margaret Armstrong] Van Dyke, Henry
16 [Margaret Armstrong] Van Dyke, Henry  Out-Of-Doors in the Holy Land. Impressions of Travel in Body and Spirit.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913 Early Printing. Hardcover.

 Margaret Armstrong designed cover. Tissue guarded frontispiece with 11 additional color plates. 
Blue cloth covered boards with Margaret Armstrong designed cover decoration in her classic horizontal symmetry in colors and gold.
Binding decoration bright. Spine minor fading. Bindings firm. Top edge gilt, others rough-cut. Light wear to corners. Toning as typical to text.
325 pages. 7.75 inches tall.

 
Price: 15.00 USD

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...<b> Desert Calling: The Story of Charles de Foucauld </b>, [North Africa] Freemantle, Anne
17 [North Africa] Freemantle, Anne ... Desert Calling: The Story of Charles de Foucauld
London: Hollis and Carter, 1950. First Edition – Second Printing. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.

 
Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust jacket with price, light wear with small rubs at spine tips.
Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Map endpages with several photo illustrations.

Blessed Charles Eugène de Foucauld (15 September 1858 – 1 December 1916) was a French Catholic religious and priest living among the Tuareg in the Sahara in Algeria. He was assassinated in 1916 outside the door of the fort he built for the protection of the Tuareg, and is considered by the Catholic Church to be a martyr. His inspiration and writings led to the founding of the Little Brothers of Jesus among other religious congregations. He was beatified on 13 November 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI.

This book examines his life and highlights his travels in Morocco. Palestine and Algeria. His travels in Morocco were some of the first records in the late 19th Century.

 
Price: 29.95 USD

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...<b>The Land of Israel, According to the Covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob</b><br>, [Palestine] Keith, Alexander
18 [Palestine] Keith, Alexander ...The Land of Israel, According to the Covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1844.
 First US Edition. Hardcover.
 8vo; 388 pages Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
 Contains: Intact fold-out frontispiece map of "The Land of Israel," as well as tissue-guarded plates.
 
Alexander Keith was a Church of Scotland minister. He was a graduate of Marischal College. Eldest son of George Skene Keith of Keith-hall and Kinkell, where he was born at the manse in 1791. From 1816 to 1840 he was minister of the parish of St. Cyrus, Scotland.
At the Disruption of 1843, Keith left the established Church of Scotland with the dissenters who formed the Free Church of Scotland.
Keith is probably best remembered for his book, "Evidence of the Truth of the Christian Religion Derived from the Literal Fulfillment of Prophecy," which has gone through numerous revisions and many editions. It is still in print in a 2005 edition from Kessinger Publishing. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

"The following treatise was commenced with the intention, on the part of the author, of drawing out a few retrospective and prospective sketches of Judea and Judaism. On his return from Palestine, he was urged by the esteemed friend to whom it is inscribed to publish the substance of an evening's conversation in his hospitable house. He naturally reverted to the covenant with Abraham, as the groundwork of such an essay. The subject alone, in connexion with kindred themes, called for a more full illustration than he at first anticipated. And as the subsequent essay, which thus originated, may be considered as, in pat, a sequel to his Treatise on the Evidence of Prophecy, it may also form the introduction to other Scriptural topics, of momentous import Gentiles as well as Jews."
(First paragraph of the author's preface)

Bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. Bindings firm and square. Light soiling to the covers and sunning to the spine. A period signature appears at the top of the title page. The clean test display light foxing. The map entitled "The Coast of the Land of Israel" has separated from the upper right corner.

The edition also offers an appendix and an index of texts.
 
Price: 160.00 USD

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…<b>Fifty-Three Years in Syria 2 Volumes [complete]</b>, [Syria] Jessup, Henry Harris
19 [Syria] Jessup, Henry Harris Fifty-Three Years in Syria 2 Volumes [complete]
London: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1910 First Edition – First Printing. Hardcover.

 
A major reference work on the intellectual and sociological life in Syria at the end of the 19th century.
Volume I: 404 pp., frontispiece portrait, illustrated photographs Volume II: 405-832 pp., frontispiece portrait, photographs, 1 map,
Red cloth covered boards, Stamped decorations and titles in gilt. Bindings square and firm. Rubs and handling wear. Spine light sun-fading. Text clean with toning.
The author was an American Presbyterian missionary and for thirty years acting pastor of the Syrian Church of Beirut and superintendent of its school. Later heading what became the American University of Beirut.
Appendices include a list of missionaries in Syria from 1819 to 1908.

 
Price: 425.00 USD

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