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  • WITH DOWNCAST EYES. by Ben Jelloun, Tahar
    Ben Jelloun, Tahar
    WITH DOWNCAST EYES.

    Edition: First English language edition.

    Boston & Toronto: Little Brown, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel by this poet, essayist, and winner of the Prix Goncourt for his earlier novel 'Sacred Night.' The story of "a young Moroccan girl's confrontation with twin challenges of exile and immigration. The young heroine, who with her family has fled from and impoverished Berber village to the extravagant city of Paris, finds herself disoriented, torn between the sophistication of and unfamiliar society and the vibrant, mystial culture that is her true spiritual inheritance." Translated from the French by Joachim Neugroschel. 249 pp. ISBN: 9780316460590.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (embossed seal of prev owner on half title page.)

    Book ID: 56074
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  • THE DELICATE PREY and Other Stories. by Bowles, Paul (1910-1999.)
    Bowles, Paul (1910-1999.)
    THE DELICATE PREY and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1950.). Hardcover first edition - His first collection of short stories - 17 stories with an undercurrent of violence, mostly set in either Latin American or in Morocco where Bowles lived most of his life as an expatriate, 307 pp.

    Condition: Very good in terra cotta cloth with a spider web design, lacking the dust jacket. (usual age toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 55088
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  • BURIAL OF GHOSTS. by Cleeves, Ann.
    Cleeves, Ann.
    BURIAL OF GHOSTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (2003 dj. Hardcover first edition - A stand-alone novel by this highly praised writer, a psychological thriller featuring a young woman, abandoned as an infant and raised as a foster child, who has to battle her own secrets when she receives an unexpected legacy - one that comes with conditions. 344 pp. ISBN: 1405001135.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread but with the usual light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 65681
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  • Crane, Nick.
    ATLAS BIKER: Mountain Biking in Morocco.

    Edition: First printing.

    Somerset: Oxford Illustrated Press, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Three bikers - Chris Bradley, Matt Dickinson and Nick Crane - spend 20 days in riding the entire 1200 kilometer traverse of the Atlas Range on mountain bikes, from the Saharan sand dunes of Erg Chebbi desert in the far southeastern corner of Morocco ( (the Chebbi Sand Sea, which was too soft for cycling in the beginning) over Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa, past ancient villages and steep gorges, to the Atlantic resort of Agadir. Maps, elevation charts, color and black and white photographs. Slightly oversized. 186 pp. ISBN: 1855092107.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some edgewear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 41799
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  • STORIES. by Gysin, Brion. edited by Theo Green.
    Gysin, Brion. edited by Theo Green.
    STORIES.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Oakland, CA: Inkblot Publications, (1984). First edition - Collects 7 of Brion Gysin's short stories, with a brief preface by him. Several of the stories are spent in Morocco, where he spent many years with Paul Bowles. 98 pp. ISBN: 0-934301018.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76470
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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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  • GARMENT OF SHADOWS. by King, Laurie R.
    King, Laurie R.
    GARMENT OF SHADOWS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2012.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The twelfth suspense novel featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, set in Morocco. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's note. 266 pp plus glossary. ISBN: 978-0553807998.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (a new copy but with a remainder dot)

    Book ID: 62331
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  • AGADIR. by Lundkvist, Artur (preface by William Jay Smith.)
    Lundkvist, Artur (preface by William Jay Smith.)
    AGADIR.

    Edition: First printing (limited edition.)

    Pittsburgh: Byblos Editions II, (1979.). Hardcover first edition - A long narrative poem describing the events of the 1960 earthquake in Southern Morocco that detroyed the city of Agadir, Preface by William Jay Smith; translated from the Swedish by Smith and Leif Sjoberg. One of only 230 copies, Illustrated with a sepia-toned frontispiece by William Libby (details from the frontispiece are used in the book to separate sections. 55 pp. Fine in marble covered boards with linen spine. No dust jacket, likely as issued. One of 230 copies. With a

    Condition: Near fine in red and gold marbleized papers with a black linen cloth spine,gilt lettering, in the original acetate wrapper (gift inscription on front endpaper, tear to acetate wrapper.)

    Book ID: 41494
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  • M'HASHISH. by Mrabet, Mohammed. Paul Bowles, translator.
    Mrabet, Mohammed. Paul Bowles, translator.
    M'HASHISH.

    Edition: 4th printing, small trade paperback.

    San Francisco: City Lights Books, (1974). Ten short stories by this Morrocan author, taped and translated from the Moghrebi by Paul Bowles. Notes. 79 pp. ISBN: 0-872860345.

    Condition: Very good in light blue illustrated boards with a black cloth spine (original dust jacket has been replaced by new mylar dj)

    Book ID: 75821
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  • FREEDOM: The Story of My Second Life. by Oufkir, Malika.
    Oufkir, Malika.
    FREEDOM: The Story of My Second Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2006). Hardcover first edition - The follow-up to her first book 'Stolen Lives', this tells the story of the years before her and her family's twenty-year imprisonment in a desert jail in Morocco, and of the years after 1996 when she was finally given a passport and allowed to go to France. 241 pp. ISBN: 1-401352065.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70303
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  • Oufkir, Malika (with Michele Fitouski)
    STOLEN LIVES: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1999.) dj. ÔMalika Oufkir was the eldest born daughter of General Oufkir, the King of Morocco's closest aide; she was adopted at age five by the King and raised as a companion to his little daughter. Malika grew to become one of the most eligible heiresses in the kingdom, surrounded by luxury and privilege. But when her father attempted to assassinate the King, Malika, her five siblings, and her mother were immediately imprisoned in a penal colony. They endured twenty years of imprisonment, isolation and pain until their daring escape. Stolen Lives is a heart-rending account of resilience in the face of extreme deprivation, of the courage and even humor with which one family faced their…

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    New York: Hyperion, (1999.) dj. ÔMalika Oufkir was the eldest born daughter of General Oufkir, the King of Morocco's closest aide; she was adopted at age five by the King and raised as a companion to his little daughter. Malika grew to become one of the most eligible heiresses in the kingdom, surrounded by luxury and privilege. But when her father attempted to assassinate the King, Malika, her five siblings, and her mother were immediately imprisoned in a penal colony. They endured twenty years of imprisonment, isolation and pain until their daring escape. Stolen Lives is a heart-rending account of resilience in the face of extreme deprivation, of the courage and even humor with which one family faced their tormented fate.Õ Translated by Ros Schwartz, 293 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-68619.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38128
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  • DEAD MEN DON'T LEAVE TIPS: Adventures X Africa. by Wilson, Brandon.
    Wilson, Brandon.
    DEAD MEN DON'T LEAVE TIPS: Adventures X Africa.

    Edition: Trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    Paia, HI: Pilgrim's Tales Inc., (2006.). First edition - Adventures of the author and his wife, a young couple who live in Hawaii when not traveling, on a trip from Morocco to the southern tip of Africa, partly as part of a group of "overlanders" (a group trip from hell), and partly on their own, Written with humor but also with a deep respect for both the people and the natural environment of Africa. Photographs. Map. 271 pp. ISBN: 0-9770536-44.

    Condition: Very good - slight spine slant, reading crease to front cover,

    Book ID: 47856
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  • Windrow, Martin (colour plates by Michael Roffe.)
    FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION: Men-at-Arms Series.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Hippocrene Books, Inc. (1973.). First edition - Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and reproductions of old engravings and drawings, plus a section of eight full color plates by Michael Roffe. A title in the "Men-at-Arms Series" a very high quality, accurate and attractively produced and well-illustrated series of slightly oversized, but slim, trade paperbacks, measuring 7 1/4 inches wide by 9 3/4 inches tall, bound in glossy illustrated white covers (heavy cardstock) and printed on good quality paper. 40 pp. ISBN: 0-88254-1609.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff glossy pictorial wrappers (prev owner's embossed seal).

    Book ID: 38592
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