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  • SITT MARIE ROSE. by Adnan, Etel .
    Adnan, Etel .
    SITT MARIE ROSE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Sausalito, CA: The Post-Apollo Press, n.d. [1982]
    . First edition - A novel by this poet and artist, the story of a woman abducted by militiamen during the civil war in Lebanon and executed. A classic of war literature, it won the France-Pays Arabes award in Paris. Translated from the French by Georgina Kleege. ISBN: 0-94299602X.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 74929
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  • MEANS OF ESCAPE. by Caputo, Philip.
    Caputo, Philip.
    MEANS OF ESCAPE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (1991.). SIGNED first edition - Memoirs of the disasters of war - from Saigon to Afghanistan, and especially in the Middle East. SIGNED on the title page. 398 pp.

    Condition: Very good- in illustrated wrappers (some creases to the covers, black mark on title page, covered over with a plain white label.)

    Book ID: 46735
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  • D'Alpuget, Blanche.
    WINTER IN JERUSALEM.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Third novel by this Australian writer. Thomas Keneally said 'this brilliant story of a young woman's odyssey in the tormented and self-doubting Isreal of the present is continuously engaging and full of fascinating detail, deftly related.' Winner of the Australian prize in the Commonwealth Literature Award in 1987. ISBN: 0-671-498088.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 21629
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  • D'Alpuget, Blanche.
    WINTER IN JERUSALEM.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Third novel by this Australian writer. Thomas Keneally said 'this brilliant story of a young woman's odyssey in the tormented and self-doubting Isreal of the present is continuously engaging and full of fascinating detail, deftly related.' Winner of the Australian prize in the Commonwealth Literature Award in 1987. ISBN: 0-671-498088.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line, price clipped.)

    Book ID: 21630
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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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  • BLOOD LIBELS. by Sinclair, Clive.
    Sinclair, Clive.
    BLOOD LIBELS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Darkly comic novel about a Jewish writer who shares his birthday with the State of Israel. Sinclair was one of the original 20 writers chosen in 1983 as 'the best of the British young novelists.' 191 pp. ISBN: 0-374-114498.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53889
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  • IN THE HOT ZONE: One Man, One Year, Twenty-one Wars. by Sites, Kevin.
    Sites, Kevin.
    IN THE HOT ZONE: One Man, One Year, Twenty-one Wars.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (2007.). First edition - "Beginning his journey with the anarchic chaos of Somalia in September 2005 and ending with the Israeli-Hezbollah war in the summer of 2006, Sites talks with rebels and government troops, child soldiers and child brides, and features the people on every side, including those caught in the cross fire. His honest reporting helps destroy the myths of war by putting a human face on war's inhumanity." Appendices. 549 pp. Includes a DVD with a documentary film "A World of Conflict.". ISBN: 9780061228759.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 54044
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  • [Smithsonian Institution] F.M. Carpenter, Johannes Bronstad, John C. Ewers, Raymond E. Crist and others, contributors.
    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION 1953: Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year Ended June 30 1953.

    Edition: First edition.

    Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1954. Hardcover first edition - Publication 4149. In addition to the usual financial reports, and reports on operations, this includes articles on radioisotopes, musical instruments, genetics and an early discussion of factory robotics - the push-button factory by Frank K. Shallenberger, and also the geological history and evolution of insects by F.M. Carpenter, Norsemen in North America before Columbus by Johannes Bronstad, to Colonial Williamsburg; and Charles Bird King, painter of Indian visitors to the nation's capital by John C. Ewers, The mountain village of Dahr Lebanon by Raymond E. Crist, an article on dating the Dead Sea scrolls, on climate and race and more. Illustrated. 481 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in dark green cloth with gilt lettering and decorations (prev owner's name inside front cover.)

    Book ID: 32753
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