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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • FROM TRIPOLI TO MARRAKESH. by Elderkin, Kate McK.
    Elderkin, Kate McK.
    FROM TRIPOLI TO MARRAKESH.

    Edition: First edition.

    Springfield, Massachusetts: The Pond-Ekberg Co., 1944. dj. Hardcover first edition - "An Absorbing Story of Travel in Timeless North Africa" - based on a trip of over 3000 miles by the author and her husband, both archeologists. Includes a section of glossy black and white plates with 137 photographs by the author of the historic sites and ruins, mostly from the period of Roman occupation. Bibliography, index. xvi, 303 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in royal blue cloth with gold lettering in a very good dust jacket with some edgewear (slight spine slant, spine of dj mildly sunned).

    Book ID: 78186
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  • A YEAR IN THE WORLD: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller. by Mayes, Frances.
    Mayes, Frances.
    A YEAR IN THE WORLD: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "With her beloved Tuscany as a home base, Mayes travels to Spain, Portugal, France, The British Isles, elsewhere in Italy, and to the Mediterranean world of Turkey, Greece, and North Africa, Fez" Map endpapers. 420 pp. ISBN: 0-767910052.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41770
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  • ARCHITECTURE OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD: Its History and Social Meaning. by Michell, George, editor.
    Michell, George, editor.
    ARCHITECTURE OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD: Its History and Social Meaning.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - "A panoramic survey of the entire field of Islamic architecture, from mosques to markets, from citadels to cemeteries, with the emphasis upon function and meaning rather than upon chronology and style. . . The book concludes with a comprehensive inventory of the key buildings of the Islamic world - 250 examples divided geographically." Texts by Ernst J Grube, James Dickie, Oleg Grabar, Eleanor Sims, Ronald Lewcock, Dalu Jones, Guy T Peterbridge. 758 illustrations, 112 in full color. Double-page map of the Islamic heartlands showing the main trade and hajj routes, glossary, bibliography, index, illustrated end-papers. Large format. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-688-033245.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Errata slip laid in.

    Book ID: 50532
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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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