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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 MONK OF MOKHA. by Eggers, Dave.
    Eggers, Dave.
    THE MONK OF MOKHA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. Hardcover first edition - The true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco's Tenderloin, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sanaa, Yemen by the civil war raging there. xiii, 327 pp. ISBN: 978-1101947319.

    Condition: Fine in decorative red boards, no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 76514
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  • GENERAL GORDON'S KHARTOUM JOURNAL. by [Gordon, General Charles George "Chinese" 1883-1855] Elton, Lord, editor.
    [Gordon, General Charles George "Chinese" 1883-1855] Elton, Lord, editor.
    GENERAL GORDON'S KHARTOUM JOURNAL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Vanguard Press, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - A day-by-day chronicle of the siege of Khartoum, in the Sudan, in 1885, during which the capital of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan was mercilessly destroyed by the Moslems, and smuggled out just before Khartoum's death. Khartoum was one of the most brilliant commanders of irregular troops, one who made his reputation in China, where he and his men put down the Taiping Rebellion, a deeply religious but highly unorthodox Christian, and "one of the most unpredictable in a long line of English eccentrics."Frontispiece portrait, small entexte drawings, index. Map endpapers. 224 p

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (toning to spine of dj, light edgewear).

    Book ID: 82302
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  • PETRIFIED. by Nadel,Barbara.
    Nadel,Barbara.
    PETRIFIED.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline (Hodder), (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth novel in a series of unusual police procedurals set in Istanbul,Turkey - a series which brings the melting pot that is Istanbul to life. SIGNED on the title page. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-747269149.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (some light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 65861
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  • THE SEARCH FOR THE GLOWING HAND: A Judy Bolton Mystery, #37. by Sutton, Margaret.
    Sutton, Margaret.
    THE SEARCH FOR THE GLOWING HAND: A Judy Bolton Mystery, #37.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1961). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Very uncommon later title in this series - lists to itself at the front of the book, to #34 on the back cover. The Judy Bolton series was my favorite series as a young girl: I liked them for the realism: Judy starts out as a high school girl, has some of the usual problems all kids encounter including misunderstandings among friends, etc, is a little older and more mature in each book - in fact, she gets married, and eventually she and her husband even adopt a child. Although I didn't know any of the history of the series at the time I was reading them, the…

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    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1961). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Very uncommon later title in this series - lists to itself at the front of the book, to #34 on the back cover. The Judy Bolton series was my favorite series as a young girl: I liked them for the realism: Judy starts out as a high school girl, has some of the usual problems all kids encounter including misunderstandings among friends, etc, is a little older and more mature in each book - in fact, she gets married, and eventually she and her husband even adopt a child. Although I didn't know any of the history of the series at the time I was reading them, the "mysteries" are mostly based on actual events in Sutton's home town and often are amazingly relevant even today (in this story, the bombing of a mosque triggers the later events), and unlike most of the other series books published by Grosset and Dunlap, this was not part of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Because of the opposition of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, this series did not have the extensive reprinting that the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys had, and the last few titles in this series are extremely hard to find. SIGNED by Sutton on the title page and dated in 1998! Frontispiece plus internal illustrations, "haunted house" scenic endpapers. 172 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated boards, pale lime green spine (a tight, straight and clean copy.)

    Book ID: 83616
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  • KRAKATOA: The Day the World Exploded August 27, 1883. by Winchester, Simon
    Winchester, Simon
    KRAKATOA: The Day the World Exploded August 27, 1883.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - An examination of the world-changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java of the earth's most dangerous volcano - Krakatoa - which was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. Maps. Illustrated. Suggestions for further reading, index. xvi, 416 pp. ISBN: 0-066212855.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 78042
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