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Magazine of Dar Al-Athar Al Islamiyyah Issue 13 (2002)

By: N/A

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Kuwait, State of Kuwait Ministry of Information: 2002

Edition: Volume 13

Seller ID: 28293


Beautiful magazine not often seen, published in both ENGLISH and ARABIC, but not simultaneously. The first version of the magazine is in English and then at the back the exact same one is presented in Arabic. Beautiful color photos and drawings in black and white. The organization which publishes it is a cultural entity which engages in organizing concerts, children's activities, art exhibits and loans to other museums around the world. One loan mentioned in the issue wa... View more info

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Marsden's Numismata Orientalia Illustrata

By: Album, Stephen

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Attic Books: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED by Author

Seller ID: 25480


Book itself is clean and tightly bound with a small bit of wear to upper left corner at spine (does not compromise integrity) and wear to lower front corner. Otherwise pristine. Former owner's name written small on front pastedown. Book is SIGNED without inscription by author on title page. Jacket shows chipping at top of spine and to a lesser degree at top front edge. A small bit of rubbing to bottom front and a few flat creases at same area. Looks most handsome in bran... View more info

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Come with Me from Lebanon: An American Family Odyssey (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East (Hardcover))

By: Ann Zwicker Kerr

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Syracuse, New York, Syracuse University Publications in Continuing Education: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28318


Book is like new with no defects of note. No names or writing, no chips or tears, no bumps to boards, no remainder marks and no creasing. The dustjacket will arrive in a band new mylar cover. The jacket shows no price-clip printed on the front flap. This is the story of Malcolm Kerr, an American scholar of Middle East Studies who took a job as president of the Americna University of Beirut. Seventeen months later he was assassinated leaving hiswife and children remaine... View more info

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Kilims: Decorating With Tribal Rugs

By: Elizabeth Hilliard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Soma Books: 1999

Edition: First Ptinting

Seller ID: 30021


This is a beautiful book -- no chips, creases, writing and tears. It hasn't even been price-clipped and will arrive in a brand new mylar cover. This book measures 9" square and has 147 pages. some of which has toned very light at the edges. The potographs here are wonderful -- alll in color and numbered over 130. The book excplains colors, patterns, symbols, and history of tribal rugs, plus all the technical terms used by the dealers. I also discussed how to know how ... View more info

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Still Life With Bombers: Israel in the Age of Terrorism (SIGNED 1st Ed.)

By: Horovitz, David

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A., Alfred a Knopf Inc: 2004

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: SIGNED & Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 27258TB


Crisp and clean inside and out with no markings nd no price-clip. Dustjacket protected by brand new mylar cover. SIGNED and inscribed by author thus: "To Hana, In hope of better times for Israel. David Horovitz." The author explains "the grim lottery of life" in Israel through both journalism and his own heartbreaking experience. 266 pages including index. View more info

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A Commentary Upon Biruni's Kitab Tahdid Al-Amakin

By: Kennedy, E.S.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Lebanon, University of Beirut: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25474


Book itself is clean and bright with no defect of note. Jacket is very clean, but shows wear and rubbing at upper front corner and at spots along the fore-edge with loss of color to a small area at lower fornt corner. The document being commented upon was written in 1018 while its author was imprisoned in Afighanistan. Its purpose was, in part, to define the geographical position of Ghanza with respect to Baghdad and Mecca in order to calculate the direction of Muslim... View more info

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Political Elites in the Middle East

By: Lenczowski, George

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27733


Book itself is pristine inside and out with no defect of note. Corners are sharp, boards are not bumped and pages and page edges are pristine with no names or writng. The only fault to the dustjacket is the small triangular chip to top edge you can see in the photo. Jacket is protected by brand new mylar cover. Nine leading experts of the day convene to examine the elite of the mid-1970's and their decisions which impacted on peace and prosperity in both the middle eas... View more info

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Gieson's Lebanon

By: Munro, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Beirut, Lebanon, The Rihani House: 1984

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 25400


Very clean, attractive book with no names or writing and no tears or chips to dustjacket which will arrive protected in brand new mylar cover. Book measures 8-1/2"x11-1/2" and has 96 pages. Illustrated throughout with full color paintings rendered by Martin Geison from a series of watercolors completed from 1979 to 1982, many of which are scenes from Lebanon. Much commentary by John Munro. View more info

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The Rabin Memoirs

By: Rabin, Yitzhak, Rabin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Jerusalem, Steimatzky's Agency Ltd.: 1979

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 27100TB


Very nice clean book with no bumps to boards and no tears or chips to dustjacket which has not been price-clipped. Jacket protected by brand new mylar cover. Only fault is some toning to back of jacket (see photo). General Rabin covers such topics as the war of independence, building an army, the Six Day War, working with President Richard Nixon, the antaomy of a cease-fire. and his own rise to Prime Minister following Golda Meir. 272 pages. View more info

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Against the Devil's Current; The Life and Times of Cyrus Hamlin

By: Stevens, Marcia and Malcolm

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A., University of America Press: 1988

Seller ID: 25385


Very nice clean book with no names or writing, no bumps to boards and pristine pages and page edges. Illustrated throughout text. Not too common. Cyrus Hamlin was a Congatioanl minister who signed on as a missionary and went to Turkey in 1839. Later, he founded a college in 1860 in Instanbul. When he finally returned to the U.S. he held several academic jobs, but his significant decision to admit women to Middlebury College in Vermont, in the 1880's was a choice which... View more info

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The Haj

By: Uris, Leon

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, Franklin Library SIGNED First Edition Society: 1984

Edition: Limited First Edition

Seller ID: 26017ASH


Beautiful book, beautifully kept. Bound in brown leather with much gilt ornamentation, three raised bands to spine, ribbon marker, and bright, shiny gilt to all three edges of text block. SIGNED without inscripotion by Leon Uris on first blank page following front endpaper. Illustrated handsomely by Reinord Von Whit-Prichette. A sweeping novel which endeavors to show the life of an average Arab family, their clan and tribal relationships, their attachment to the land, th... View more info