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  • Cooley, John K.
    BAAL, CHRIST, AND MOHAMMED: Religion and Revolution in North Africa.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - An attempt to understand why Islam and the Arabic culture have been so much more successful in establishing a solid culture in North Africa - an overview of "the main themes in the relationship between religious faith, alien imperialism and the native Berber revolutionary spirit." Illustrated with maps drawn by Charles McDonnell including one of the Phoenician colonies 1000 B.C.-700 B.C., of Christian North Africa and Roman empire about A.D. 400, and Moslem North Africa and the Middle East, and of European colonization. Glossary of Arabic terms, sources and biblography. xiv, 369 pp, Map of pagan North Africa [Graeco-Roman] on endpapers.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean, no dj. Front flap of dj tipped onto blank rear paper.

    Book ID: 38892
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  • THE TENTH GIFT: A Novel. by Johnson, Jane.
    Johnson, Jane.
    THE TENTH GIFT: A Novel.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Crown, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "In an expensive London restaurant, Julia Lovat receives a gift that will change her life. At first glance it is a book of exquisite 17th-century embroidery patterns belonging to a woman named Catherine Ann Tregenna. Yet in its margins are the faintest diary entries; they reveal that 'Cat' and others were stolen from their Cornish church in 1625 by Muslim pirates and taken on a brutal voyage to Morocco to be auctioned off as slaves. Captivated by this dramatic discovery, Julia sets off to North Africa to determine the authenticity of the book and to uncover more of Cat's mesmerizing story. . . A literary…

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    New York: Crown, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "In an expensive London restaurant, Julia Lovat receives a gift that will change her life. At first glance it is a book of exquisite 17th-century embroidery patterns belonging to a woman named Catherine Ann Tregenna. Yet in its margins are the faintest diary entries; they reveal that 'Cat' and others were stolen from their Cornish church in 1625 by Muslim pirates and taken on a brutal voyage to Morocco to be auctioned off as slaves. Captivated by this dramatic discovery, Julia sets off to North Africa to determine the authenticity of the book and to uncover more of Cat's mesmerizing story. . . A literary mystery, historical adventure, and love story." Author's note and list of sources. 391 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 9780307405227.

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

    Book ID: 58131
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