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  • CRESCENT. by Abu-Jaber, Diana
    Abu-Jaber, Diana
    CRESCENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her second novel, the story of a thirty-nine year old, and still unmarried, Iraqi-American woman who lives and works as a chef in a Lebanese restaurant in the Persian and Arab-American community of Los Angeles known as Irangeles - a novel both sensible, realistic and romantic. SIGNED on the title page. Cover praise from Sigrid Nunez, Whitney Otto and others. 349 pp. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. ISBN: 0-39305747X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80920
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  • CRESCENT. by Abu-Jaber, Diana
    Abu-Jaber, Diana
    CRESCENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her second novel, the story of a thirty-nine year old, and still unmarried, Iraqi-American woman who lives and works as a chef in a Lebanese restaurant in the Persian and Arab-American community of Los Angeles known as Irangeles - a novel both sensible, realistic and romantic. Cover praise from Sigrid Nunez, Whitney Otto and others. 349 pp. ISBN: 0-39305747X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53228
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  • CRESCENT. by Abu-Jaber, Diana
    Abu-Jaber, Diana
    CRESCENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her second novel, the story of a thirty-nine year old, and still unmarried, Iraqi-American woman who lives and works as a chef in a Lebanese restaurant in the Persian and Arab-American community of Los Angeles known as Irangeles - a novel both sensible, realistic and romantic. SIGNED on the title page. Cover praise from Sigrid Nunez, Whitney Otto and others. 349 pp. ISBN: 0-39305747X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36581
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  • ON THE RACES OF THE OPIUM POPPY GROWING IN SEMIRECH'E AND THE ORIGIN OF THEIR CULTURE. by Bazilevskaya, N.A.
    Bazilevskaya, N.A.
    ON THE RACES OF THE OPIUM POPPY GROWING IN SEMIRECH'E AND THE ORIGIN OF THEIR CULTURE.

    Edition: First English language edition.

    New Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta & New York: Amerind Publishing, (1976). Hardcover first edition - An uncommon monograph, translated from the Russian. Illustrated with photographs, maps (including one folding map). References. 68 pp.

    Condition: Very good in salmon cloth (sunning to the edges of the board and the spine)

    Book ID: 66520
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  • GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD. by Chabon, Michael.
    Chabon, Michael.
    GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set around 950 A.D. this novel follows the adventures of an odd couple: "pale, rail-thin, black-clad Zelikman, a moody, itinerant physician fond of jaunty headgear, and ex-soldier Amram, a gray-haired giant of a man as quick with a razor-tongued witticism as he is with a sharpened battle-ax. Brothers under the skin, comrades in arms, they make their rootless way through the Caucasus Mountains living as they please and surviving however they can - as blades and thieves for hire and as practiced bamboozlers.. . None of which has necessarily prepared them to be dragooned into service as escorts and defenders to a prince of the Khazar Empire." Illustrated with full-page…

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    New York: Ballantine, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set around 950 A.D. this novel follows the adventures of an odd couple: "pale, rail-thin, black-clad Zelikman, a moody, itinerant physician fond of jaunty headgear, and ex-soldier Amram, a gray-haired giant of a man as quick with a razor-tongued witticism as he is with a sharpened battle-ax. Brothers under the skin, comrades in arms, they make their rootless way through the Caucasus Mountains living as they please and surviving however they can - as blades and thieves for hire and as practiced bamboozlers.. . None of which has necessarily prepared them to be dragooned into service as escorts and defenders to a prince of the Khazar Empire." Illustrated with full-page drawings by Gary Gianni. Afterword. 204 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 978-0345501745.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76744
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  • ALEXANDRE DUMAS' ADVENTURES IN CAUCASIA. by Dumas, Alexandre; Translated by Alma Elizabeth Murch
    Dumas, Alexandre; Translated by Alma Elizabeth Murch
    ALEXANDRE DUMAS' ADVENTURES IN CAUCASIA.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Greenwood Press, (1975). Hardcover - In 1858, after traveling across Imperial Russia, the French novelist went to visit Caucasia, a remote mountaineous area in the midst of a bitter war, as Russia had been attempting to subdue the mountain tribesmen. He was accompanied by a friend and a student from Moscow who acted as translator. His account of the trip was published in France in 1859, but not translated into English until 1962. Edited and translated by Alma Elizabeth Murch. Includes a translator's preface. Illustrated. xiii, 205 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in red cloth, no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 79624
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  • THE NIGHTINGALE. by Gallaway, Morgana.
    Gallaway, Morgana.
    THE NIGHTINGALE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Kensington, (2009). First edition - The author's first novel, the story of a young girl coming of age in war-torn Mosul in Iraq. 343 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66269
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  • THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: A Journey at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century. by Kaplan, Robert D.
    Kaplan, Robert D.
    THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: A Journey at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - In the tradition of Freya Stark and Rebecca West, this is an account of the author's travels "from the countries of West Africa and the fundamentalist enclaves of Egypt and Iran to the culturally explosive lands of Central Asia, India, Pakistan, and Southeast Asia with hardly more than a notebook and a backpack. The result is an intimate portrait of the devastated parts of the world whose cultural disasters - like those in Rwanda, Bosnia, and Chechnya - will dominate our attention and remake the world of tomorrow." Events in the 20 years since this book was first published only underscore the importance of understanding these regions and the…

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    New York: Random House, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - In the tradition of Freya Stark and Rebecca West, this is an account of the author's travels "from the countries of West Africa and the fundamentalist enclaves of Egypt and Iran to the culturally explosive lands of Central Asia, India, Pakistan, and Southeast Asia with hardly more than a notebook and a backpack. The result is an intimate portrait of the devastated parts of the world whose cultural disasters - like those in Rwanda, Bosnia, and Chechnya - will dominate our attention and remake the world of tomorrow." Events in the 20 years since this book was first published only underscore the importance of understanding these regions and the hopes and fears of those who live in them. Maps, bibliography, index. xiv, 476 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-679431489.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67147
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  • THE UNVEILING. by Payne, Grace Fisher.
    Payne, Grace Fisher.
    THE UNVEILING.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Duarte, CA: Westminster Gardens, (1957) dj. SIGNED hardcover - "This is the story of Esmat, a woman of modern Iran, her struggle for the right to individuality in a land where for centuries women have held an inferior position." INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated 1973, but not personalized. Underneath her signature the author has commented "Written to show the problems which women living in a Moslem land who sincerely revere the Koran must overcome to fulfill the dictates of Islam." The author spent most of her married life in Iran as the wife of a missionary and as a teacher. 313 pp. Dust jacket art by Vera Bock.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. Some minor notations to the title page and copyright page by the author, and updates to the author's biography on the dj flap.

    Book ID: 71882
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  • THIS IS NOT CIVILIZATION. by Rosenberg, Robert.
    Rosenberg, Robert.
    THIS IS NOT CIVILIZATION.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2004). First edition - The author's highly praised first novel featuring several people from different countries and backgrounds who find themselves together in Istanbul on the eve of the 1999 earthquake. Among them are Jeff Hartig, an American Peace Corps volunteer to Krygyzstan (as Rosenberg was himself) and Anarbek Tashtanaliev, the owner of a Soviet cheese factory. 312 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79612
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  • MY FATHER'S PARADISE: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq. by Sabar, Ariel.
    Sabar, Ariel.
    MY FATHER'S PARADISE: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2008. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the National Book Critics Award for Autobiography: "When Ariel Sabar was growing up in California during the 1980s, the generational divide between he and his immigrant father was strained to the breaking point. . . . his teen-age self could find no sympathy for a dad who had Òsublimated homesickness into a career.Ó [but] after his own son was born in 2002, his perspective about his own heritage changed, and he began the quest to understand his fatherÕs life and the culture Yona Sabar was struggling to preserve. The upshot is an book that operates on several levels: as the story of the relationship between…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2008. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the National Book Critics Award for Autobiography: "When Ariel Sabar was growing up in California during the 1980s, the generational divide between he and his immigrant father was strained to the breaking point. . . . his teen-age self could find no sympathy for a dad who had Òsublimated homesickness into a career.Ó [but] after his own son was born in 2002, his perspective about his own heritage changed, and he began the quest to understand his fatherÕs life and the culture Yona Sabar was struggling to preserve. The upshot is an book that operates on several levels: as the story of the relationship between father and son, as testimony to a man with a mission, and as the portrait of a nearly forgotten people. . . an alternate view of Iraq and its history." INSCRIBED on the title page - "For . . . with many thanks". Bibliography. 332 pp,. ISBN: 9781565124905.

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

    Book ID: 50882
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  • MY FATHER'S PARADISE: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq. by Sabar, Ariel.
    Sabar, Ariel.
    MY FATHER'S PARADISE: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2008. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the National Book Critics Award for Autobiography: "When Ariel Sabar was growing up in California during the 1980s, the generational divide between he and his immigrant father was strained to the breaking point. . . . his teen-age self could find no sympathy for a dad who had Òsublimated homesickness into a career.Ó [but] after his own son was born in 2002, his perspective about his own heritage changed, and he began the quest to understand his fatherÕs life and the culture Yona Sabar was struggling to preserve. The upshot is an book that operates on several levels: as the story of the relationship between…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2008. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the National Book Critics Award for Autobiography: "When Ariel Sabar was growing up in California during the 1980s, the generational divide between he and his immigrant father was strained to the breaking point. . . . his teen-age self could find no sympathy for a dad who had Òsublimated homesickness into a career.Ó [but] after his own son was born in 2002, his perspective about his own heritage changed, and he began the quest to understand his fatherÕs life and the culture Yona Sabar was struggling to preserve. The upshot is an book that operates on several levels: as the story of the relationship between father and son, as testimony to a man with a mission, and as the portrait of a nearly forgotten people. . . an alternate view of Iraq and its history." SIGNED on the title page. Bibliography. 332 pp,. ISBN: 9781565124905.

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

    Book ID: 55152
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  • AN AFGHANISTAN PICTURE SHOW, or How I Saved the World. by Vollmann, William
    Vollmann, William
    AN AFGHANISTAN PICTURE SHOW, or How I Saved the World.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first non-fiction book, an account not only of events in Afghanistan in 1982, but also of his coming to terms with himself and his limitations. SIGNED on the title page by the author. Illustrated with drawings and maps by the author. While Vollmann, one of the most fascinating and interesting of modern writers, had long been a cult favorite, in 2005 he received the prestigious National Book Award for fiction. 268 pp. ISBN: 0-374-101051.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (appears unread)

    Book ID: 58591
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  • AN AFGHANISTAN PICTURE SHOW, or How I Saved the World. by Vollmann, William
    Vollmann, William
    AN AFGHANISTAN PICTURE SHOW, or How I Saved the World.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first non-fiction book, an account not only of events in Afghanistan in 1982, but also of his coming to terms with himself and his limitations. INSCRIBED on the title page ("to..."). Illustrated with drawings and maps by the author. While Vollmann, one of the most fascinating and interesting of modern writers, had long been a cult favorite, in 2005 he received the prestigious National Book Award for fiction. 268 pp. ISBN: 0-374-101051.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (appears unread)

    Book ID: 58592
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