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  • THE ALEXANDER CIPHER. by Adams, Will.
    Adams, Will.
    THE ALEXANDER CIPHER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2009). First edition - The first international thriller featuring archeologist Daniel Knox and linguist Gaille Bonnard, set in Egypt - in Alexandria, the desert and Siwa. A fast moving, action packed story. 320 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrapper (upper corner bumped).

    Book ID: 70004
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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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  • DOGSTAR RISING: A Makana Mystery. by Bilal, Parker (pseudonym of Jamal Mahjoub)
    Bilal, Parker (pseudonym of Jamal Mahjoub)
    DOGSTAR RISING: A Makana Mystery.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York Bloomsbury (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel featuring private investigator Makana, who had fled his home in the Sudan a decade earlier. "It is the summer of 2001, and in the crowded streets of Cairo, Makana finds himself uncovering a web of intrigue, violence, and secrecy that reaches deep into the heart of Egypt's politics." 384 pp. ISBN: 978-1-608198719.

    Condition: Very near fine in like dust jacket (corner slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 60726
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  • DEATH COMES AT THE END. by Christie, Agatha.
    Christie, Agatha.
    DEATH COMES AT THE END.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Bantam, (1984). Hardcover - Originally published in 1944, this is a novel set in Thebes, in ancient Egypt, in 2000 B.C. A title in the Agatha Christie Mystery Collection. 294 pp. Marbled endpapers. ISBN: 0-553-350137.

    Condition: Fine in black leatherette with gilt lettering.

    Book ID: 63201
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  • HASHISH: The Autobiography of a Red Sea Smuggler. by De Monfried, Henry (1879 - 1974), Helen Buchanan Bell, translator.
    De Monfried, Henry (1879 - 1974), Helen Buchanan Bell, translator.
    HASHISH: The Autobiography of a Red Sea Smuggler.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Stonehill Publishing, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Attractive new edition of a book set in the 1920's and originally published in 1930 - a classic tale of "man and the sea" - a mixture of adventure story set in Egypt and Somalia and other places in the Arab world, and of mysticism and self-discovery and closeness with nature. Includes a new afterword by the author in which he discusses the good that hashish and opiates can do when used in their natural state versus the use of them as an escape from reality. Translated from the French by Helen Buchanan Bell (the afterword was translated by Helen Weaver.) 287 pp. Dust jacket art by Ted Bernstein. ISBN: 0-88373-0065.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (small chips at top of spine, and at folds)

    Book ID: 51476
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  • THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF TUTANKHAMUN. by Doherty, Paul.
    Doherty, Paul.
    THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF TUTANKHAMUN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Carroll & Graf, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - This author who is best known for his historical mysteries, looks at the mystery surrounding the life and death of Tutankhamun . . perhaps the bloody intrigue in the Egyptian court may have led to his early death. Illustrated with full color photographs. Annotated bibliography,map, list of historical characters, index. xii, 260 pp. ISBN: 0-7867-10756.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 51695
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  • THE WORLD AND AFRICA: An Inquiry into the Part which Africa Has Played in World History. by Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt.
    Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt.
    THE WORLD AND AFRICA: An Inquiry into the Part which Africa Has Played in World History.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Viking, (ca 1950, c. 1947). dj. Hardcover - A well-documented plea, backed by many little known facts, for a recognition of the important part played in history by Africa and for its dignity in a future world order. Map, index. xii, 276 pp.

    Condition: Just about fine in a very good dust jacket (two closed tears to the front cover of the dj - the dust jacket has original price of $3.00, but reference to Du Bois in 1950 and a Liberty Book Club coupon on rear flap.) A very attractive copy of an important work by one of most important African American writers and activists of the early 20th century.

    Book ID: 39238
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  • BLACK FOLK THEN AND NOW: An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race. by Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt. (DuBois)
    Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt. (DuBois)
    BLACK FOLK THEN AND NOW: An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1945.) dj. Hardcover - An addition to being a history of the African and African American people, this is a study of the cultures they created. Written essentially to refute the idea that "the Negro has no history." Despite being issued in multiple printings, this is surprisingly uncommon. Bibliography, index, ix, 401 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in blue cloth in a fair only dust jacket (minor shelfwear to the boards, but the dj has tape reinforcement along both the top and the bottom and the front fold - still it is basically complete, and it did serve to protect the book itself.)

    Book ID: 52771
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  • BLACK FOLK THEN AND NOW: An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race. by Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt. (DuBois)
    Du Bois, W. E. Burghardt. (DuBois)
    BLACK FOLK THEN AND NOW: An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1939.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An addition to being a history of the African and African American people, this is a study of the cultures they created. Written essentially to refute the idea that "the Negro has no history." Rather scarce in the first printing. Bibliography, index, ix, 401 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in blue cloth in a poor dust jacket (previous owner's name and a stamp of the Bureau of Educational Research, Journal of Negro Education) Dust jacket has tide marks along the edges and the folds, several large chips at top edge, etc. Original price of 3.50 still present.

    Book ID: 52772
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  • THE COILED SERPENT: A New Age Mystery Thriller. by Haller, Bob.
    Haller, Bob.
    THE COILED SERPENT: A New Age Mystery Thriller.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Hamlin, Pennsylvania: Leister Publishing Co, (2000). First edition - Mystery thriller about international terrorism, inspired by the author's experiences in Egypt in 1997, when he was a journalist and terrorists massacred 58 tourists at the Queen Hatshepsut temple. 331 pp. ISBN: 0-9618234-29.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 58113
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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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  • Lomax, Louis E.
    THE RELUCTANT AFRICAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1960.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the front cover of dustjackt: 'One of the decade's most impressive and shocking close-ups of crisis: an American Negro journalist's firsthand report on the storm of racism and revolution raging through Africa from Cairo to Capetown.' Map insert and map endpapers. 117 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good- dust jacket (some creasing and edgewear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 38432
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  • THE RELIGION OF THE YORUBAS: Being an Account of the Religious Beliefs and Practices of the Yoruba Peoples of Southern Nigeria, Particularly in Relation to the Religion of Ancient Egypt. by Lucas, J. Olumide.
    Lucas, J. Olumide.
    THE RELIGION OF THE YORUBAS: Being an Account of the Religious Beliefs and Practices of the Yoruba Peoples of Southern Nigeria, Particularly in Relation to the Religion of Ancient Egypt.

    Edition: First edition.

    Lagos [Nigeria]: C.M.S Bookshop, 1948. Hardcover first edition - An extensive study of the Yoruba religion, from the point of view of comparative religion, ethnology and philology, by a scholar who is himself Yoruba and a philologist. Double page map. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings. Includes appendices on Egyptian survivals in Yoruba religions and on Yoruba hierolgylphics. Interesting association copy with a bookplate inside the front cover SIGNED by the historian Dr. L. A. Fabunmi (the founding director-general of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs), dated in 1969 and presenting this copy to the US Ambassador to Nigeria, E. G. Mathews. Bibliography. xii, 420 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in red cloth with gilt lettering (some slight darkening to the spine, a bit of offsetting to the endpapers, but overall a tight and clean copy.

    Book ID: 54769
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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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  • THE MURDER OF KING TUT: The Plot to Kill the Child King - A Nonfiction Thriller. by Patterson, James and Martn Dugard.
    Patterson, James and Martn Dugard.
    THE MURDER OF KING TUT: The Plot to Kill the Child King - A Nonfiction Thriller.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Thrust onto Egypt's most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut's reign was fiercely debated from the outset. Behind the palace's veil of prosperity, bitter rivalries and jealousy flourished among the Boy King's most trusted advisors, and after only nine years, King Tut suddenly perished, his name purged from Egyptian history. To this day, his death remains shrouded in controversy. . . .Now, in The Murder of King Tut, James Patterson and Martin Dugard dig through stacks of evidence - X-rays, Carter's files, forensic clues, and stories told through the ages - to arrive at their own account of King Tut's life and death." Authors' note maps, ix, 332 pp. ISBN: 978-0316034043.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78733
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  • THE MAMUR ZAPT AND THE NIGHT OF THE DOG. by Pearce, Michael.
    Pearce, Michael.
    THE MAMUR ZAPT AND THE NIGHT OF THE DOG.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins Crime Club, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second Mamur Zapt mystery, set in 1908, as the "indirect" British rule in Cairo is beginning to wind down. The Mamur Zapt is Cadwallader Owen, the head of the Political Branch of the police. The author grew up in what was then the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. 204 pp. ISBN: 0-002322110.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74585
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  • MAMUR ZAPT AND THE DONKEY-VOUS. by Pearce, Michael.
    Pearce, Michael.
    MAMUR ZAPT AND THE DONKEY-VOUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins Crime Club, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's third Mamur Zapt mystery, set in 1908, in British ruled Cairo. Missing is a wealthy Frenchman, but witnesses are conspicously absent. When a inebriated Britisher is spirited away in full view of the hotel's teatime throng, Owen, the head of the Political Branch of the police (the Mamur Zapt) begins to suspect a plot. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-00232265X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74024
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  • MAMUR ZAPT AND THE MEN BEHIND. by Pearce, Michael.
    Pearce, Michael.
    MAMUR ZAPT AND THE MEN BEHIND.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins Crime Club, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fourth mystery featuring the Mamur Zapt - that is Cadwallader Owen, the head of the Political Branch of the police. It is 1909 and Cairo is a hotbed of political unrest. 220 pp. ISBN: 0-002323176.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74025
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  • THE MAMUR ZAPT AND THE RETURN OF THE CARPET. by Pearce, Michael.
    Pearce, Michael.
    THE MAMUR ZAPT AND THE RETURN OF THE CARPET.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins Crime Club, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first Mamur Zapt mystery, set in 1908, as the "indirect" British rule in Cairo is beginning to wind down. The Mamur Zapt is Cadwallader Owen, the head of the Political Branch of the police. The author grew up in what was then the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-00232167x.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (toning to pages).

    Book ID: 74189
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  • THE MUMMY CASE. by Peters, Barbara.
    Peters, Barbara.
    THE MUMMY CASE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Congdon & Weed, (1985) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third Amelia Peabody mystery. INSCRIBED on the title page "To ---- with respectful affection." 313 pp.

    Condition: Good only in a very good dust jacket (slight spine slant, glue remnants/discoloration on endpapers and under dj flaps).

    Book ID: 59597
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  • THE LAUGHTER OF DEAD KINGS. by Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    THE LAUGHTER OF DEAD KINGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring art historian Vicky Bliss, but set in Amelia Peabody territory - that is, in Egypt. 324 pp. ISBN: 9780061246241.

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

    Book ID: 56470
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  • THE HIPPOPOTAMUS POOL. by Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    THE HIPPOPOTAMUS POOL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The eighth mystery featuring Egyptologist Amelia Peabody. 384 pp. ISBN: 0-446-518336.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62849
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  • THE SNAKE, THE CROCODILE & THE DOG by Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    THE SNAKE, THE CROCODILE & THE DOG

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 7th mystery featuring Egyptologist Amelia Peabody. INSCRIBED on the title page "for --- She's the best" and signed Elizabeth Peters aka Barbara. Glossary of Arabic words and phrases. 340 pp. ISBN: 0446-51585x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66576
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  • THE GOLDEN ONE. by Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    THE GOLDEN ONE.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Morrow, (2002.) dj. Hardcover - A mystery featuring Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, set at Luxor during World War I. 429 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-380-978857.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45787
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  • TOMB OF THE GOLDEN BIRD. by Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    TOMB OF THE GOLDEN BIRD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A mystery featuring Egyptologist Amelia Peabody. SIGNED on the title page. 381 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-06-0591803.

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

    Book ID: 66577
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  • CHILDREN OF THE STORM. by Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    CHILDREN OF THE STORM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - A mystery featuring Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, set in Luxor at the end of the Great War. 400 pp. ISBN: 0-06-6214769.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 45790
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  • THE SERPENT ON THE CROWN. by Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    THE SERPENT ON THE CROWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, set in 1922. Map endpapers of Thebes. 350 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0591781.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44119
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  • THE HIPPOPOTAMUS POOL. by Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    THE HIPPOPOTAMUS POOL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Warner, (1996.). First edition - The eighth mystery featuring Egyptologist Amelia Peabody. 382 pp.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 46351
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  • THE FALCON AT THE PORTAL. by Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    THE FALCON AT THE PORTAL.

    Edition: Signed, limited first edition.

    New York: Avon, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A mystery featuring Egyptologist Amelia Peabody. #8 of only 250 copies specially bound by the publisher and numbered and signed on a page inserted before the half title page. 366 pp. ISBN: 0-380-976587.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (very slight bumping to lower corner of front board, only visible if dj is removed.)

    Book ID: 51703
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  • CHILDREN OF THE STORM. by Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    Peters, Elizabeth [Barbara Mertz].
    CHILDREN OF THE STORM.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow, 2003. First edition - A mystery featuring Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, set in Luxor at the end of the Great War. Front cover advertises "15 adventures! 3 generations! 1 amazing heroine!" 399 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed red wrappers, An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 51706
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