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  • ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year Ended June 30 1927. by (Abbott, C. G., Acting Secretary.)
    (Abbott, C. G., Acting Secretary.)
    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year Ended June 30 1927.

    Edition: First edition.

    Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1928. Hardcover first edition - In addiiton to the annual reports of the various departments and museums that make up the Smithsonian Institution, this includes many articles on scientific discoveries and natural history, with a focus on modern astronomy the evolution of 20th century physics;. Incuded are articles on Isaac Newton by Professor Albert Einstein; the nucleus of the atom; the centenary of Augustin Fresnel; the coming of the new coal age; geologic romance of the Finger Lakes; fossil marine faunas as indicators of climactic conditions; paleontology and human relations; at the North Pole by Lincoln Ellsworth; soaring flight (gliding) by Wolfgang Klemperer, bird banding in America; the distribution of fresh-water fishes;…

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    Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1928. Hardcover first edition - In addiiton to the annual reports of the various departments and museums that make up the Smithsonian Institution, this includes many articles on scientific discoveries and natural history, with a focus on modern astronomy the evolution of 20th century physics;. Incuded are articles on Isaac Newton by Professor Albert Einstein; the nucleus of the atom; the centenary of Augustin Fresnel; the coming of the new coal age; geologic romance of the Finger Lakes; fossil marine faunas as indicators of climactic conditions; paleontology and human relations; at the North Pole by Lincoln Ellsworth; soaring flight (gliding) by Wolfgang Klemperer, bird banding in America; the distribution of fresh-water fishes; the evidence of man's bearing on evolution; the origins of Chinese civilization; archaeology of China; Indian villages on southeast Alaska; the interpretation of aboriginal mounds by means of Creek Indian customs; Friedrich Kurz, artist-explorer; note on the principles and process of X-ray examination of paintings; lengthening of human life in retrospect and prospect; Charles Doolittle Walcott; William Healey Dall; and more. Illustrated with many plates, including one fold-out plate and one in color, as well as numerous entexte figures, maps, and charts.Index, xii 580 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in dark green cloth (rubbing to the lettering on the spine, but a sturdy and clean volume.)

    Book ID: 52017
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  • THE EXODUS QUEST. by Adams, Will.
    Adams, Will.
    THE EXODUS QUEST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second suspense thriller featuring archeologist Daniel Knox and linguist Gaille Bonnard. "On a dusty market street in Alexandria, Egyptologist Daniel Knox stumbles across a Dead Sea jar, a unique find that puts him on the trail of an ancient Jewish sect and a possible explanation for one of the greatest mysteries of all time." 326 pp. ISBN: 978-0446563208.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (light toning to the pages, remainder line)

    Book ID: 63348
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  • WIL'S BONES. by Bowen, Kevin.
    Bowen, Kevin.
    WIL'S BONES.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original

    Port Townsend, WA: Engage Publishing: (2000.). SIGNED first edition - Dr. Wil Wilson discovers a secret, buried in the Garden Tomb of Israel, that turns the world upside down. SIGNED on the title page. 244 pp. ISBN: 1-930892-128.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 18965
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  • COOK'S HANDBOOK FOR EGYPT AND THE EGYPTIAN SUDAN, with Chapters on Egyptian Archaeology. by Budge, Sir E. A. Wallis.
    Budge, Sir E. A. Wallis.
    COOK'S HANDBOOK FOR EGYPT AND THE EGYPTIAN SUDAN, with Chapters on Egyptian Archaeology.

    Edition: Fourth edition.

    London: Thos. Cook & Son, 1921. Hardcover - With nine maps (Eight large folding maps plus one in the pocket at the rear), and 182 illustrations in the text and two in the supplement. Includes a 28 page 1925 supplement bound in at the front, which focuses on the recent discovery and opening of King Tutankhamen's tomb, but also includes other recent excavations in Egypt and the Sudan; Egypt in 1924-25 and the Sudan in 1923-25. Index, advertisements. 28, vv, 956 pp.

    Condition: Very good in the original maroon flexible cloth covers, gilt titling on the spine and front cover, marbled endpapers and all edges, green silk book marker bound in.

    Book ID: 68846
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  • Burland, C. A.
    MONTEZUMA: Lord of the Aztecs.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of the Aztec empire, its downfall and of its last great leader, Montezuma, from the perspective of the Aztec Indians, based on contemporary accounts. Profusely illustrated with many color and black and white photographs and reproductions of contemporary drawings. Slightly oversized format, measuring approx 10 by 7 3/4 inches. 269 pgs including bibliography and index.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 12800
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  • SHEBA: Through the Desert in the Search for the Legendary Queen. by Clapp, Nicholas.
    Clapp, Nicholas.
    SHEBA: Through the Desert in the Search for the Legendary Queen.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - An archeological adventure: Clapp describes his travels to Yemen, Israel and Ethiopia in his search for the truth behind the legend of Sheba. Illustrations, bibliography, index. 372 pp. ISBN: 0-618-219269.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62991
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  • THE SECRET SCROLL. by Cutler, Ronald.
    Cutler, Ronald.
    THE SECRET SCROLL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Beaufort Books, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, an archaeology thriller set in modern Israel. Cutler calls this 'a mixture of fact, fiction and historical speculation.' SIGNED on the title page and dated before publication on 10-7-07. Author's note. 334 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in glossy illustrated wrappers. Promotional postcard laid in.

    Book ID: 44245
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  • TRACK OF THE SCORPION. by Davis, Val (pseudonym of Robert Irvine and Angie Irvine)
    Davis, Val (pseudonym of Robert Irvine and Angie Irvine)
    TRACK OF THE SCORPION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel written by the Irvines under this pseudonym, introducing archeologist Nicolette Scott, who combines an interest in early planes with a more routine Anasazi dig with her father in the badlands of New Mexico. SIGNED on the title page. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-312144377.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82612
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  • THE RETURN OF THE SPANISH LADY. by Davis, Val (pseudonym of Robert Irvine and Angie Irvine)
    Davis, Val (pseudonym of Robert Irvine and Angie Irvine)
    THE RETURN OF THE SPANISH LADY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth novel written by the Irvines under this pseudonym and the fourth in the series featuring archeologist Nicolette Scott, whose interest in early planes (and her father's influence) has gotten a position at the Smithsonian. A search for a downed Japanese fighter plain in a wilderness reserve in Alaska is funded by the head of a major pharmaceutical company - whose real interest is in the bodies of some 1919 gold seekers who died of the Spanish flu. SIGNED on the title page. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-312262248.

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

    Book ID: 76149
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  • FROM TRIPOLI TO MARRAKESH. by Elderkin, Kate McK.
    Elderkin, Kate McK.
    FROM TRIPOLI TO MARRAKESH.

    Edition: First edition.

    Springfield, Massachusetts: The Pond-Ekberg Co., 1944. dj. Hardcover first edition - "An Absorbing Story of Travel in Timeless North Africa" - based on a trip of over 3000 miles by the author and her husband, both archeologists. Includes a section of glossy black and white plates with 137 photographs by the author of the historic sites and ruins, mostly from the period of Roman occupation. Bibliography, index. xvi, 303 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in royal blue cloth with gold lettering in a very good dust jacket with some edgewear (slight spine slant, spine of dj mildly sunned).

    Book ID: 78186
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  • THE MERCHANT'S HOUSE. by Ellis, Kate.
    Ellis, Kate.
    THE MERCHANT'S HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Piatkus, (1998). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel and the first book in this series of crime novels featuring Wesley Peterson, a black detective with a degree in archeology, the son of two Trinidadian doctors and a young husband, who has transferred from the Met to the seaside town of Tradmouth, where he becomes one of Devon's first black police officers. His old college friend Neil is heading an archaeological dig at a Tudor merchant's house, and the skeleton of a strangled young woman and a newborn baby are uncovered. Meanwhile Peterson is in involved in the search for a missing child and in the case of a brutal murder of a young woman. Behind…

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    London: Piatkus, (1998). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel and the first book in this series of crime novels featuring Wesley Peterson, a black detective with a degree in archeology, the son of two Trinidadian doctors and a young husband, who has transferred from the Met to the seaside town of Tradmouth, where he becomes one of Devon's first black police officers. His old college friend Neil is heading an archaeological dig at a Tudor merchant's house, and the skeleton of a strangled young woman and a newborn baby are uncovered. Meanwhile Peterson is in involved in the search for a missing child and in the case of a brutal murder of a young woman. Behind all of these crimes, both medieval and modern, are the age-old motives of jealousy, sexual obsession, and desperate longing for a child. SIGNED by Ellis on a laid-in printed bookplate. An engrossing and rewarding series, with both an historical and a contemporary mystery, and well-drawn characters. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-749904542.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76699
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  • THE ARMADA BOY. by Ellis, Kate.
    Ellis, Kate.
    THE ARMADA BOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Piatkus, (1999). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in this series of crime novels featuring Wesley Peterson, a black detective with a degree in archeology, the son of two Trinidadian doctors and a young husband and new father, who has transferred from the Met to the seaside town of Tradmouth, where he became one of Devon's first black police officers. His old college friend Neil is heading the recovery of a ship from the Spanish Armada and an old chapel, where an American veteran, returning with a group of veterans and their wives to commemorate their time there before D-Day, is found murdered. SIGNED by Ellis on a laid-in printed bookplate. An engrossing and rewarding series,…

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    London: Piatkus, (1999). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in this series of crime novels featuring Wesley Peterson, a black detective with a degree in archeology, the son of two Trinidadian doctors and a young husband and new father, who has transferred from the Met to the seaside town of Tradmouth, where he became one of Devon's first black police officers. His old college friend Neil is heading the recovery of a ship from the Spanish Armada and an old chapel, where an American veteran, returning with a group of veterans and their wives to commemorate their time there before D-Day, is found murdered. SIGNED by Ellis on a laid-in printed bookplate. An engrossing and rewarding series, with both an historical and a contemporary mystery, and well-drawn characters. Author's note. 218 pp. ISBN: 0-749904747.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76712
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  • THE MERCHANT'S HOUSE. by Ellis, Kate.
    Ellis, Kate.
    THE MERCHANT'S HOUSE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel and the first book in this series of crime novels featuring Wesley Peterson, a black detective with a degree in archeology, the son of two Trinidadian doctors and a young husband, who has transferred from the Met to the seaside town of Tradmouth, where he becomes one of Devon's first black police officers. His old college friend Neil is heading an archaeological dig at a Tudor merchant's house, and the skeleton of a strangled young woman and a newborn baby are uncovered. Meanwhile Peterson is in involved in the search for a missing child and in the case of a brutal murder of a young…

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    New York: St Martin's, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel and the first book in this series of crime novels featuring Wesley Peterson, a black detective with a degree in archeology, the son of two Trinidadian doctors and a young husband, who has transferred from the Met to the seaside town of Tradmouth, where he becomes one of Devon's first black police officers. His old college friend Neil is heading an archaeological dig at a Tudor merchant's house, and the skeleton of a strangled young woman and a newborn baby are uncovered. Meanwhile Peterson is in involved in the search for a missing child and in the case of a brutal murder of a young woman. Behind all of these crimes, both medieval and modern, are the age-old motives of jealousy, sexual obsession, and desperate longing for a child. An engrossing and rewarding series, with both an historical and a contemporary mystery, and well-drawn characters. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-312205627.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77138
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  • THE SKELETON ROOM. by Ellis, Kate.
    Ellis, Kate.
    THE SKELETON ROOM.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Piatkus, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - The seventh mystery featuring Detective Sergeant Wesley Peterson and his boss Gerry Heffernan. An interesting series both for its combination of historical mysteries -in this book 17th and 18th century wreckers who led ships to destruction off the rocky coast of Devonshire - which parallel the contemporary story and for its protagonist: Peterson is the son of two Trinidadian doctors who emigrated to England, a university graduate with a degree in archeology and a young married father trying to balance the demands of his job with the needs of his family. 374 pp. ISBN: 0-749906200.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (usual toning to pages).

    Book ID: 76663
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  • THE HOUSE OF SOLDIERS. by Garve, Andrew (pseudonym of Paul Winterton, 1908-2001)
    Garve, Andrew (pseudonym of Paul Winterton, 1908-2001)
    THE HOUSE OF SOLDIERS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - A summer festival designed to re-enact the days of the Irish kings who ruled from Tara becomes a time of deadly terror for an archeologist and his family, when his two sons stumble upon a dangerous discovery. 170 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (sunning to spine of dj).

    Book ID: 69077
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  • CANYON SACRIFICE. by Graham, Scott
    Graham, Scott
    CANYON SACRIFICE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Salt Lake City: Torrey House Press, (2014). First edition - The first book in the National Park Mystery Series, this is set in the Grand Canyon and features independent archaeologist Chuck Bender. Issued as a trade paperback original. 239 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77847
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  • BRIDGE OF SAND. by Gruber, Frank.
    Gruber, Frank.
    BRIDGE OF SAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1963. dj. Hardcover first edition - Unusual suspense novel, one which shifts between Israel and San Francisco, the story of a man who changed his identity, became a scholar in Biblical languages, joins an archeological expedition, all because he is obsessed with the desire to kill one man. 251 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61470
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  • HAUNTED GROUND. by Hart, Erin.
    Hart, Erin.
    HAUNTED GROUND.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner, (2003). First edition - The author's first novel, a gothic tale of suspense set in modern Ireland where farmers cutting turf in a peat bog discover the well-preserved body of a young woman. Features Irish archaeologist Cormac Maguire and American pathologist Nora Gavin. SIGNED on the title page. Nominated for the Anthony and Agatha Awards. 326 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (upper corner bumped and lightly creased)

    Book ID: 60819
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  • LAKE OF SORROWS. by Hart, Erin.
    Hart, Erin.
    LAKE OF SORROWS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in modern Ireland where a well-preserved Iron Age body has been found in a peat bog. Second in the series featuring Irish archaeologist Cormac Maguire and American forensic pathologist Nora Gavin. SIGNED on the title page. Maps. 328 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-47965.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (hint of toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 60820
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  • HAUNTED GROUND. by Hart, Erin.
    Hart, Erin.
    HAUNTED GROUND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a gothic tale of suspense set in modern Ireland where farmers cutting turf in a peat bog discover the well-preserved body of a young woman. Features Irish archaeologist Cormac Maguire and American pathologist Nora Gavin. SIGNED on the title page. Nominated for the Anthony and Agatha Awards. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-35053.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60822
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  • KING OF THE TWO LANDS: The Pharaoh Akhenaten. by Hawkes, Jacquetta.
    Hawkes, Jacquetta.
    KING OF THE TWO LANDS: The Pharaoh Akhenaten.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Random House, (1966) dj. Hardcover - A re-creation of Egypt in the 14th century B.C. Egypt - the story of Pharaoh Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti - by this noted archeologist, author and poet. 288 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (lower corner of back cover bumped with tear to dj)

    Book ID: 81543
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  • Hendron, J. W. (edited Dorothy Thomas, drawings Jocelyn Taylor).
    FRIJOLES: A Hidden Valley in the New World.

    Edition: First edition.

    Santa Fe, New Mexico: Rydal Press, 1946. dj. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive study of the Canyon of El Rito de Los Frijoles in Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico, exploring the many cave dwellings and ruins left by early indigenous inhabitants, and telling the story of the lost cliff dwellers in a popular and readable style. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, map endpapers, source material, glossary. 89 pgs + Index.

    Condition: Very good in a only good dust jacket. (book is tight and clean but missing the plates from the rear pocket, dj has a large chip at the top of the spine, other edgewear, promotional wraparound band still present.)

    Book ID: 33534
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  • Hobbs, Will.
    WILD MAN ISLAND.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York HarperCollins, (2002). First edition - Another book from the award winning author who brought us twelve other novels for young people, including THE MAZE, JASON'S GOLD, FAR NORTH, and GHOST CANOE. A young boy gets separated from his kayaking group trying to find where his archeologist father had died, he finds more than he bargained for and soon is running for his life.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 28506
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  • VIRGINIA CITY: Secrets of a Western Past. by James, Ronald M.
    James, Ronald M.
    VIRGINIA CITY: Secrets of a Western Past.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    University of Nebraska Press, (2012). First edition - Using Virgina City, the boomtown Nevada town in the Comstock Lode and once one of the richest places in the country, as a microcosm of the American West, this book shows how archeology can help bring the past to life -From pieces of a Tabasco Pepper Sauce bottle, to shards of a ceramic pot, from reports of local saloons to plans for the cemetery, each of the thousands of artifacts uncovered at a site tells a story. Atitle in the "Historical Archaeology of the American West" series. "Photographs, notes, bibliography. xxii, 143 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 85068
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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 BURIED PYRAMID. by Lindskold, Jane.
    Lindskold, Jane.
    THE BURIED PYRAMID.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fun historical fantasy - "Jenny Benet, a recently orphaned American girl who was raised on the Wild West frontier and educated at a Boston finishing school, has come to Egypt in company with her uncle Neville Hawthorne, a prominent British archaeologist" to search for a legendary lost pyramid. SIGNED on the half title page with a drawing of a small flower. 399 pp. ISBN: 0-765302608.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69658
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  • RESURRECTION. by Malarkey, Tucker.
    Malarkey, Tucker.
    RESURRECTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books / Penguin, 2006. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Drawing upon the actual discovery of the Lost Gospels of Nag Hammadi in the desert south of Cairo at the end of World War II, this features British nurse Gemma Bastian who travels to Cairo after the death of her father. "While she's there she stumbles across her father's last and most closely guarded archaeological project, one that could change the Christian world forever: the discovery of the legendary Lost Gospels." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Map, timeline, terminology and a note of Gnosticism. 374 pp. ISBN: 1-59448919X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (some toning to the edge of the textblock)

    Book ID: 77897
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  • LOST IN TRANSLATION. by Mones, Nicole.
    Mones, Nicole.
    LOST IN TRANSLATION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of Alice Mannegan, American by birth, a translator by profession, living in Beijing, who is hired by an archeologist searching for the bones of Peking Man. This expedition brings Professor Lin Shiyang into her life. This novel is both an erotic love story and story of love for a nation and its past, between a man and a memory, between a father and a daughter. SIGNED on the title page. Awarded the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. Map frontispiece. 370 pp plus an historical note. ISBN: 0-385319347.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70762
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  • THE QUEEN JADE. by Murray, Yxta Maya.
    Murray, Yxta Maya.
    THE QUEEN JADE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Rayo - Harper Collins, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel, a blend of adventure novel and historical mystery set in the mountains of Guatemala. 334 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0582642.

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

    Book ID: 56894
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  • THE QUEEN JADE. by Murray, Yxta Maya.
    Murray, Yxta Maya.
    THE QUEEN JADE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Rayo - Harper Collins, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel, a blend of adventure novel and historical mystery set in the mountains of Guatemala. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 334 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0582642.

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

    Book ID: 81078
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