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  • IN THE LAND OF INVISIBLE WOMEN: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom by Ahmed, Qanta.
    Ahmed, Qanta.
    IN THE LAND OF INVISIBLE WOMEN: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, (2008). First edition - When she was denied a visa to remain in the United States, Qanta Ahmed, a young British Muslim doctor, accepted a position in Saudi Arabia. She saw this as more than a new job, but also a chance at adventure in an exotic land she thinks she understands, a place she hopes she will belong. Instead she discovers that The Kingdom is a world apart - she finds rejection and scorn in the places she believed would most embrace her, but also humor, honesty, loyalty and love - and she finds a life-changing pilgrimage back to her Muslim faith. Endnotes. ix, 444 pp plus a reading group guide.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79367
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  • COME BACK TO AFGHANISTAN: A California Teenager's Story. by Akbar, Said Hyder and Susan Burton.
    Akbar, Said Hyder and Susan Burton.
    COME BACK TO AFGHANISTAN: A California Teenager's Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - After 9/11, the author's father sold his clothing store in Oakland and returned to Afghanistan to become President Hamid Karzai's chief spokesman and later the governor of Kunar. Said visited Afghanistan during three consecutive summers, recording his travels on a minidisc recorder which aired on NPR's 'This American Life.' This book "interweaves his personal journeya teenager struggling with his identity in his parents' homeland with a dramatic behind-the-scenes account of political and civilian life in post-Taliban Afghanistan." SIGNED on the title page by Akbar.Maps, list of characters. xi, 339 pp. ISBN: 1-582345201.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71765
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  • THE LION'S GRAVE: Dispatches from Afghanistan. by Anderson, Jon Lee.
    Anderson, Jon Lee.
    THE LION'S GRAVE: Dispatches from Afghanistan.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2002). First edition - "Two weeks after September 11, Jon Lee Anderson became one of the first Western journalists to get into Afghanistan" Photographs. 201 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63471
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  • WEST OF KABUL, EAST OF NEW YORK. by Ansary, Tamim.
    Ansary, Tamim.
    WEST OF KABUL, EAST OF NEW YORK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "The day after Islamic terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center, Tamim Ansary of San Francisco sent an anguished e-mail to twenty friends, duscussing the attack from his perspective as an Afgan American. That message, spreading via the Internet, reached and touched millions of people around the world." An always interesting,sometimes moving, account of growing up in two worlds, the Afghan of his father, and the America of his mother. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-374-287570.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44739
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  • Aseel, Maryam Qudrat.
    TORN BETWEEN TWO CULTURES: An Afghan-American Woman Speaks Out.

    Edition: First printing.

    Sterling, VA: Capitol Books, Inc. 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - An interesting look at Afghanistan and the Muslim culture by a woman born in the United States to first generation Afghan immigrants, and who, because of the closeness of her family and the size of the refugee community, continues to feel close to her Afghan heritage, even while growing up in America. Photographs. Index. 191 pp. ISBN: 1-931865-360.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 25895
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  • HAMAS CONTAINED: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance. by Baconi, Tareq.
    Baconi, Tareq.
    HAMAS CONTAINED: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance.

    Edition: First printing.

    Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, (2018) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures series, and the first comprehensive look at the history of Hamas. "Neither a democratic political party nor a terrorist group, Hamas is a multifaceted liberation organization, one rooted in the nationalist claims of the Palestinian people. . . Drawing on interviews with organization leaders, as well as publications from the group, Tareq Baconi maps Hamas's thirty-year transition from fringe military resistance towards governance. He breaks new ground in questioning the conventional understanding of Hamas and shows how the movement's ideology ultimately threatens the Palestinian struggle and, inadvertently, its own legitimacy." Notes, bibliography, index. xxiv, 336 pp. ISBN: 978-0804797412.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73819
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  • CHASING THE SEA: Being a Narrative of a Journey Through Uzbekistan, Including Descriptions of Life Therein, Culminating With an Arrival at the Aral Sea, the World's Worst Man-made Ecological Catastrophe. by Bissell, Tom.
    Bissell, Tom.
    CHASING THE SEA: Being a Narrative of a Journey Through Uzbekistan, Including Descriptions of Life Therein, Culminating With an Arrival at the Aral Sea, the World's Worst Man-made Ecological Catastrophe.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - In 1960 the Aral Sea was the size of Lake Michigan, a huge body of water in the middle of the deserts of central Asia; by 1996 it had shrunk to 1/3 its former size and it continues to shrink. A fascinating look at the people and land of Uzekhistan, including the ancient silk road cities of Samarkand, Tashkent and Bukhara, but ultimately a sobering account of an incredible ecological disaster. SIGNED and dated on the title page. Glossary, bibliography, index. Map endpapers. 388 pp. ISBN: 0-375-421300.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54046
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  • BANKING ON BAGHDAD: Inside Iraq's 7,000-Year History of War, Profit, and Conflict. by Black, Edwin.
    Black, Edwin.
    BANKING ON BAGHDAD: Inside Iraq's 7,000-Year History of War, Profit, and Conflict.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New Jersey: John Wiley, 2004. First edition - This book 'chronicles the dramatic and tragic history of a land long the center of world commerce and conflict. Tracing the involvement of Western governments and militaries, as well as oil, banking, and other corporate interests in Iraq, Black reveals that today, just as throughout modern history, the world needs Iraq's resources-and remains committed to acquiring and protecting them. .. Black does not shy away from the uncomfortable truth that foreign governments, including our own, have playe a role in the Iraq we know today. He documents a long record of war profiteering...' As he comments at the end of the book 'the policymakers knew that what was at stake was…

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    New Jersey: John Wiley, 2004. First edition - This book 'chronicles the dramatic and tragic history of a land long the center of world commerce and conflict. Tracing the involvement of Western governments and militaries, as well as oil, banking, and other corporate interests in Iraq, Black reveals that today, just as throughout modern history, the world needs Iraq's resources-and remains committed to acquiring and protecting them. .. Black does not shy away from the uncomfortable truth that foreign governments, including our own, have playe a role in the Iraq we know today. He documents a long record of war profiteering...' As he comments at the end of the book 'the policymakers knew that what was at stake was more the freedom of a few million people in Iraq; it was the prize beneath their feet.' An important and very timely book, well-documented with very extensive notes and references (almost 75 pages). 449 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 32146
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  • SO MANY ENEMIES, SO LITTLE TIME: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places. by Burkett, Elinor.
    Burkett, Elinor.
    SO MANY ENEMIES, SO LITTLE TIME: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fascinating account which begins "with her assignment as a Fulbright Professor teaching journalism in Kyrgyzstan, , , , in the heart of Central Asia -- a place of dilapidated apartments, bizarre food and demoralized citizens clinging to the safety of Brother Russia. But when she refuses to join the other expatriates evacuated from the "-stans," it turns into much more. She flies into Afghanistan just as the Taliban are departing, mingles with tense Iraquis watching the gathering storm clouds of an American-led invasion and becomes the target of the resentments of the old comrades of the former Soviet Union." SIGNED on the title page. 321 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-06-0524421.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (small spot on outer edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 66558
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  • THE WAR IN THE CRADLE OF THE WORLD: Mesopotamia. by Egan, Eleanor Franklin.
    Egan, Eleanor Franklin.
    THE WAR IN THE CRADLE OF THE WORLD: Mesopotamia.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1918.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although this book - focusing on the British Expeditionary Force in Iraq during World War I - was hailed for its timeliness upon publication in 1918 (before the war ended), it remains just timely and important now. Egan was an American reporter for the Saturday Evening Post and had significant access to the British forces: she was a guest of Commander Maude at the time of his death (from tainted milk.) Although she admired the British military, her descriptions reveal the underlying racism, assumption of superiority and brutality of their occupation - a brutality which led to the 1920 Iraqui uprising and reverberates in events today. For example,…

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    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1918.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although this book - focusing on the British Expeditionary Force in Iraq during World War I - was hailed for its timeliness upon publication in 1918 (before the war ended), it remains just timely and important now. Egan was an American reporter for the Saturday Evening Post and had significant access to the British forces: she was a guest of Commander Maude at the time of his death (from tainted milk.) Although she admired the British military, her descriptions reveal the underlying racism, assumption of superiority and brutality of their occupation - a brutality which led to the 1920 Iraqui uprising and reverberates in events today. For example, ""Then a flying column marches out and administers what is humorously described as Ôa little injustice.Õ That is, they burn a reed-hut village or two and maybe gather up some plunder on their own account in the form of flocks and herds. "It is a cheerful little game, but it is very rapidly losing its popularity among the Arabs." (p 225.) This is a vividly written book, full of descriptions of the land and people, illustrated with photographs by the author and one still worth reading. 372 pp.

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    Condition: Just about fine in black cloth with gilt lettering (some pages still unopened, synopsis from dust jacket flap tipped onto front pastedown.)

    Book ID: 38718
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  • THE MONK OF MOKHA. by Eggers, Dave.
    Eggers, Dave.
    THE MONK OF MOKHA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. Hardcover first edition - The true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco's Tenderloin, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sanaa, Yemen by the civil war raging there. xiii, 327 pp. ISBN: 978-1101947319.

    Condition: Fine in decorative red boards, no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 76514
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  • Emerson, Gloria.
    GAZA: YEAR IN THE INTIFADA: A Personal Account from an Occupied Land.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - 'In 1989 Gloria Emerson, an ...American journalist lived in the Gaza Strip in order to witness and understand Palestinian resistance to Israeli military occuption, which began in 1967... In her acutely observant and moving book, Emerson describes how the daily lives of Gazans are deformed by the occupation in all its harsh, injurious forms.' The Palestinian problem was then - and still is almost 20 years later - the 'deepest wound in the Middle East.' Maps. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-871134454.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38170
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  • BAGHDAD BULLETIN: Dispatches on the American Occupation. by Enders, David.
    Enders, David.
    BAGHDAD BULLETIN: Dispatches on the American Occupation.

    Edition: First printing.

    Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "The Real Story of the War in Iraq - Reporting From Beyond the Green Zone . . . a street-level account of the war and turbulent postwar period as seen through the eyes of [a] young independent journalist . . Enders opened the only English-language newspaper completely written, printed, and distributed there during the war" - that is, from May 2003 to June 2004. Unlike other journalists, Enders was not embedded with the occupation forces, but talked with, and lived with, Iraqui citizens. SIGNED on the title page. Frontispiece. xiii, 179 pp. Errata slip laid in. ISBN: 0-472114697.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 66501
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  • AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED. by Hosseini, Khaled.
    Hosseini, Khaled.
    AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2013. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel by the author of "The Kite Runner." Beginning in Afghanistan, this novel has been described as "sweeping, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting. A day after he tells the tale of the div, the father gives away his own daughter to a wealthy man in Kabul. What follows is a series of stories within the story, told through multiple viewpoints, spanning more than half a century, and shifting across continents. The novel moves through war, separation, birth, death, deceit, and love, illustrating again and again how people's actions, even the seemingly selfless ones, are shrouded in ambiguity." (Chris Schluep) 402 pp. ISBN: 978-1594631764.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75117
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  • AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED. by Hosseini, Khaled.
    Hosseini, Khaled.
    AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2013. dj. Hardcover first edition - Third novel by the author of "The Kite Runner." Beginning in Afghanistan, this novel has been described as "sweeping, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting. A day after he tells the tale of the div, the father gives away his own daughter to a wealthy man in Kabul. What follows is a series of stories within the story, told through multiple viewpoints, spanning more than half a century, and shifting across continents. The novel moves through war, separation, birth, death, deceit, and love, illustrating again and again how people's actions, even the seemingly selfless ones, are shrouded in ambiguity." (Chris Schluep) 402 pp. ISBN: 978-1594631764.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74222
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  • A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS. by Hosseini, Khaled.
    Hosseini, Khaled.
    A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2007. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by the author of "The Kite Runner." Set in Afghanistan, this spans 30 years from the Soviet invasion through Taliban rule to post Taliban reconstruction. Afterword. 372 pp. Went quickly into later printings. ISBN: 9781594489501.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47456
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  • A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS. by Hosseini, Khaled.
    Hosseini, Khaled.
    A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2007. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by the author of "The Kite Runner." Set in Afghanistan, this spans 30 years from the Soviet invasion through Taliban rule to post Taliban reconstruction. Afterword. 372 pp. Went quickly into later printings. ISBN: 9781594489501.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42297
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  • Johnson, Diane.
    PERSIAN NIGHTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of romance and intrigue, set in pre-revolutionary Iran - but most of all the story of a woman 'the most unliberated she knows' left alone in Iran when her husband, a visiting doctor, is called back to the US for an emergency, and discovering her ability to cope with it all and then discovering that things are not as they seem. Nominated for the Pulitzer. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-394-558049.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 24789
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  • Johnson, Diane.
    PERSIAN NIGHTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of romance and intrigue, set in pre-revolutionary Iran - but most of all the story of a woman 'the most unliberated she knows' left alone in Iran when her husband, a visiting doctor, is called back to the US for an emergency, and discovering her ability to cope with it all and then discovering that things are not as they seem. Nominated for the Pulitzer. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-394-558049.

    Condition: Very good in a very good- dustjacket (remainder line, closed tear and edgewear at top of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 30084
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  • UNVEILED: A Woman's Journey Through Politics, Love and Obedience. by Kanafani, Deborah.
    Kanafani, Deborah.
    UNVEILED: A Woman's Journey Through Politics, Love and Obedience.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Free Press (SImon and Schuster) 2008. First edition - Memoir by the Lebanese-American ex-wife of a former advisor to Yasser Arafat in which she recounts her involuntary relinquishment of American freedoms during her marriage and her post-divorce struggles to reclaim her children from the war-torn West Bank region where they were being held by their father. In addition to her own story, she includes the stories of Arab women bucking tradition to struggle for social justice,and much on Palestinian politics and Israeli-Palestinian peace effortsIncludes an appendix of organizations working for peace. x, 255 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed pale green wrappers.

    Book ID: 75942
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  • QUEST FOR UNDERSTANDING: Arabic and Islamic Studies in Memory of Malcolm H. Kerr. by [Kerr, Malcolm H., 1931 -1984] Seikaly, S.; R. Baalbaki, R. and P. Dodd, editors.
    [Kerr, Malcolm H., 1931 -1984] Seikaly, S.; R. Baalbaki, R. and P. Dodd, editors.
    QUEST FOR UNDERSTANDING: Arabic and Islamic Studies in Memory of Malcolm H. Kerr.

    Edition: First printing.

    Beirut, Lebanon: American University of Beirut, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes "a rich collection of Arabic and Islamic studies contributed by an international body of scholars. In memory of the late Malcolm H. Kerr [who was President of the American University at the time of his death] The essays reflect his abiding interests and contain studies of contemporary Middle Eastern politics, the history of Lebanon, and the Muslim legacy in art, philosophy, and science." Perhaps even more timely now than was it was first published. Includes a foreword by Peter Dodd, an essay on Kerr by Samir M. Seikaly and a Malcolm Kerr bibliography. Among the contributors and topics are Kamil Salibi on Mount Lebanon under…

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    Beirut, Lebanon: American University of Beirut, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes "a rich collection of Arabic and Islamic studies contributed by an international body of scholars. In memory of the late Malcolm H. Kerr [who was President of the American University at the time of his death] The essays reflect his abiding interests and contain studies of contemporary Middle Eastern politics, the history of Lebanon, and the Muslim legacy in art, philosophy, and science." Perhaps even more timely now than was it was first published. Includes a foreword by Peter Dodd, an essay on Kerr by Samir M. Seikaly and a Malcolm Kerr bibliography. Among the contributors and topics are Kamil Salibi on Mount Lebanon under the Malmuks, Rashid Khalidi on External Intervention in Lebanon, William B. Quandt on the Camp David negotiations, Lawrence I. Conrad on the archeology of early Islam, Henry J. MacAdam on 19th century Orientalist and diplomat William Henry Waddington and much more. This copy is an interesting association copy SIGNED with the words "towards understanding Moslem' by author S. A. Maududi (who has written several books on the Holy Qur'an and on Islam) and also SIGNED in purple ink by Gary Zukav under the words "Dancing Wooly Masters" and above "glorious Quran" (Zukav is the author of 'The Dancing Wu Li Masters' among other books). Presumably Zukav's personal copy with some underlining and marginal notations in several essays in the same purple ink (also in green and blue ink). Photographs, notes, index. xli, 326 pp

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    Condition: Very good in a good dustjacket (marginal notations and underlining, edgewear to the dj, sunning to the spine.)

    Book ID: 40929
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  • THE STORY OF SWAT As Told by the Founder Miangul Abdul Wadud Badshah Sahib to Muhammud Asif Khan. by Khan, Muhammad Asif.
    Khan, Muhammad Asif.
    THE STORY OF SWAT As Told by the Founder Miangul Abdul Wadud Badshah Sahib to Muhammud Asif Khan.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Peshawar, Pakistan: Ferozsons Ltd, (1963) dj. Hardcover - In 1849, the Yousafzai established their own Yusafzai State of Swat under the leadership of Akhund Abdul Ghaffur, but this book focuses on the transformation of the state under Miangul Golshahzada Abdul-Wadud, founder of the dynasty of Swat. Swat was uncommon in that its government was not imposed on the area by an imperial power or individual, but was established by the Jirga in 1915, who appointed Abul-Wadud as leader in 1917. The British recognised this ruler and the state as a princely state in India in 1926. Following the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the ruler acceded the state to Pakistan, although it retained considerable autonomy for many years. Abdul…

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    Peshawar, Pakistan: Ferozsons Ltd, (1963) dj. Hardcover - In 1849, the Yousafzai established their own Yusafzai State of Swat under the leadership of Akhund Abdul Ghaffur, but this book focuses on the transformation of the state under Miangul Golshahzada Abdul-Wadud, founder of the dynasty of Swat. Swat was uncommon in that its government was not imposed on the area by an imperial power or individual, but was established by the Jirga in 1915, who appointed Abul-Wadud as leader in 1917. The British recognised this ruler and the state as a princely state in India in 1926. Following the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the ruler acceded the state to Pakistan, although it retained considerable autonomy for many years. Abdul Wadud abdicated in 1949, and his son succeeded him as ruler, continuing his developmental works, but also becoming more autocratic. Although not mentioned in this book, it was written when both opposition to the leader and persecution and imprisonment of opponents were increasing, a movement which finally resulted in the dissolution of the state by the government of Pakistan in 1969. Translated from the Urdu by Ashruf Altaf Husain. Illustrated with photographs. Includes a translator's note, a long introduction and several appendices. lxix, 143, xxvii pp.

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    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and decoration on front board, in a good only dust jacket with significant rubbing and edgewear.

    Book ID: 69930
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  • ARCHITECTURE OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD: Its History and Social Meaning. by Michell, George, editor.
    Michell, George, editor.
    ARCHITECTURE OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD: Its History and Social Meaning.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - "A panoramic survey of the entire field of Islamic architecture, from mosques to markets, from citadels to cemeteries, with the emphasis upon function and meaning rather than upon chronology and style. . . The book concludes with a comprehensive inventory of the key buildings of the Islamic world - 250 examples divided geographically." Texts by Ernst J Grube, James Dickie, Oleg Grabar, Eleanor Sims, Ronald Lewcock, Dalu Jones, Guy T Peterbridge. 758 illustrations, 112 in full color. Double-page map of the Islamic heartlands showing the main trade and hajj routes, glossary, bibliography, index, illustrated end-papers. Large format. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-688-033245.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Errata slip laid in.

    Book ID: 50532
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  • EVLIYA CELEBI. by Ministry of Tourism and Information, Turkey.
    Ministry of Tourism and Information, Turkey.
    EVLIYA CELEBI.

    Edition: Paperback.

    Ajans Turk Press, n.d. An account of Mehmed Zilli (1611 1682), known as Evliya elebi, an Ottoman explorer who travelled through the territory of the Ottoman Empire and neighboring lands over a period of forty years. Illustrated with a color plate in the front and 14 plates at the rear - 4 in full color and 10 black and white plates. Bibliography. 55 pp plus plates.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 70064
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  • READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN: A Memoir in Books. by Nafisi, Azar.
    Nafisi, Azar.
    READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN: A Memoir in Books.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Random House, (2007.) dj. Hardcover - For two years, before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered together 7 young women, former students of hers at the university, and together they read and discussed forbidden works of Western literature. 347 pp. ISBN: 0-375-504907.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some pencilled notations on rear endpaper, erasable.)

    Book ID: 47429
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  • CASPIAN RAIN. by Nahai, Gina B.
    Nahai, Gina B.
    CASPIAN RAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: McAdam/Cage, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel, a moving and lyrical account of the struggles of a young Jewish girl coming of age in an upper class family in Tehran, Iran in the decade before the Revolution. SIGNED on the title page. 208 pp. ISBN: 9781596922518.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 40293
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  • MOONLIGHT ON THE AVENUE OF FAITH. by Nahai, Gina B.
    Nahai, Gina B.
    MOONLIGHT ON THE AVENUE OF FAITH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Iranian-born author's second novel, an epic tale which follows Roxanna, born as a bad-luck child in the Jewish ghetto in Tehran, through the worlds of Iran's aristocracy to the whorehouses of Turkey and then to modern day Los Angeles. SIGNED on the title page and dated April 1999, in the year of publication. ISBN: 0-15-1003882.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 47707
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  • MOONLIGHT ON THE AVENUE OF FAITH. by Nahai, Gina B.
    Nahai, Gina B.
    MOONLIGHT ON THE AVENUE OF FAITH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Iranian-born author's second novel, an epic tale which follows Roxanna, born as a bad-luck child in the Jewish ghetto in Tehran, through the worlds of Iran's aristocracy to the whorehouses of Turkey and then to modern day Los Angeles. INSCRIBED on the title page ("To --- with best wishes") and dated March 1999, in the year of publication. ISBN: 0-15-1003882.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (a new, unread copy but with crinkling and a short tear to the bottom of the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 28566
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  • THE CRY OF THE PEACOCK. by Nahai, Gina Barkhordar.
    Nahai, Gina Barkhordar.
    THE CRY OF THE PEACOCK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, covering 200 years of the history of Jews in Iran. SIGNED on the title page. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-517-574799.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48482
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  • Naipaul, V. S.
    BEYOND BELIEF: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted People.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - A follow-up to his book "Among the Believers" - a look at how the conversion to an Arabic religiion has affected the peoples of Iran, Pakistan, Indonesia (the largest Muslim population in the world), and Malyasia. Naipaul's accounts of the Islamic world were specifically cited in the announcement that he had won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001. Whether you agree with this or not, it is an important book. 408 pp. ISBN: 0-375501185.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (light crease on spine of dj)

    Book ID: 74740
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