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  • SEVEN HOUSES. by Croutier, Alev Lytle.
    Croutier, Alev Lytle.
    SEVEN HOUSES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria Books - Simon & Schuster, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical novel spanning 4 generations of women in the last days of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. ISBN: 0-7434-44312.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 22878
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  • GARDENS OF WATER. by Drew, Alan.
    Drew, Alan.
    GARDENS OF WATER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, set in a small town outside Istanbul in just before and after the devasting earthquake of 1999. This is the story of two families, one Kurdish, the other American, and of the conflicts between freedom and following the traditional ways. The author and his wife were teachers in Turkey for three years, arriving just four days before the quake hit. INSCRIBED on the title page - "---- All the best to you." Includes an interview with the author. 353 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 44152
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  • GARDENS OF WATER. by Drew, Alan.
    Drew, Alan.
    GARDENS OF WATER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, set in a small town outside Istanbul in just before and after the devasting earthquake of 1999. This is the story of two families, one Kurdish, the other American, and of the conflicts between freedom and following the traditional ways. The author and his wife were teachers in Turkey for three years, arriving just four days before the quake hit. INSCRIBED on the title page - "---- All the best to you." Includes an interview with the author. 353 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 67479
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  • THE WAR IN THE CRADLE OF THE WORLD: Mesopotamia. by Egan, Eleanor Franklin.
    Egan, Eleanor Franklin.
    THE WAR IN THE CRADLE OF THE WORLD: Mesopotamia.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1918.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although this book - focusing on the British Expeditionary Force in Iraq during World War I - was hailed for its timeliness upon publication in 1918 (before the war ended), it remains just timely and important now. Egan was an American reporter for the Saturday Evening Post and had significant access to the British forces: she was a guest of Commander Maude at the time of his death (from tainted milk.) Although she admired the British military, her descriptions reveal the underlying racism, assumption of superiority and brutality of their occupation - a brutality which led to the 1920 Iraqui uprising and reverberates in events today. For example,…

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    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1918.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although this book - focusing on the British Expeditionary Force in Iraq during World War I - was hailed for its timeliness upon publication in 1918 (before the war ended), it remains just timely and important now. Egan was an American reporter for the Saturday Evening Post and had significant access to the British forces: she was a guest of Commander Maude at the time of his death (from tainted milk.) Although she admired the British military, her descriptions reveal the underlying racism, assumption of superiority and brutality of their occupation - a brutality which led to the 1920 Iraqui uprising and reverberates in events today. For example, ""Then a flying column marches out and administers what is humorously described as Ôa little injustice.Õ That is, they burn a reed-hut village or two and maybe gather up some plunder on their own account in the form of flocks and herds. "It is a cheerful little game, but it is very rapidly losing its popularity among the Arabs." (p 225.) This is a vividly written book, full of descriptions of the land and people, illustrated with photographs by the author and one still worth reading. 372 pp.

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    Condition: Just about fine in black cloth with gilt lettering (some pages still unopened, synopsis from dust jacket flap tipped onto front pastedown.)

    Book ID: 38718
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  • LISTENING TO ISTANBUL: Selected Poems. by Kanik, Orhan Veli (1914-1950); Richard Schwarzenberger and Grace Martin Smith, translators.
    Kanik, Orhan Veli (1914-1950); Richard Schwarzenberger and Grace Martin Smith, translators.
    LISTENING TO ISTANBUL: Selected Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Emeryville, CA: Autumn Press, (2002). A selection of poems by this influential Turkish poet, translated by Richard Schwarzenberger and Grace Martin Smith. Introduction by Grace Martin Smith. Illustrated with photographs of Istanbul. xiv, 34 pp. ISBN:. ISBN: 0-9725993-0-4.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78301
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  • ISTANBUL PASSAGE. by Kanon, Joseph.
    Kanon, Joseph.
    ISTANBUL PASSAGE.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Washington Square Press Books, (2012). SIGNED - Novel of intrigue and espionage set in Istanbul, Turkey at the end of World War II and the dawn of the cold war. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note, 404 pp plus a reading guide and interview with the author. ISBN: 978-1439156438.

    Condition: Very good (some rubbing to the edges of the covers)

    Book ID: 63260
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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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  • A PASSION FOR KILLING. by Nadel,Barbara.
    Nadel,Barbara.
    A PASSION FOR KILLING.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline (Hodder), (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The ninth novel in a series of unusual police procedurals by this award-winning writer, set in Istanbul,Turkey - and featuring Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman. A serial killer is stalking the streets of the city . SIGNED on the title page. Historical notes, 274 pp. ISBN: 0-755321322.

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

    Book ID: 72638
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  • DEEP WATERS. by Nadel,Barbara.
    Nadel,Barbara.
    DEEP WATERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline (Hodder), (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth novel in a series of unusual police procedurals set in Istanbul,Turkey - a series which brings the melting pot that is Istanbul to life. In this book, the body of a young Albanian is found dumped on the banks of the Bosphorus. SIGNED on the title page. The dust jacket refers to Nadel as 'the Donna Leon of Istanbul' and that is an apt comparison. 314 pp. ISBN: 0-747269149.

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

    Book ID: 68593
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  • AFTER SUCH KNOWLEDGE, WHAT FORGIVENESS? My Encounters With Kurdistan. by Randal, Jonathan C.
    Randal, Jonathan C.
    AFTER SUCH KNOWLEDGE, WHAT FORGIVENESS? My Encounters With Kurdistan.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A firsthand report on Kurdistan by an American war journalist. The account deals with the diplomacy and politics - and betrayals - of the Middle East as the Kurds attempt to achieve autonomy. Randal, with information from Kurdish leaders and diplomats, provides the historical and political background to the internecine wars, the mass migrations and the lifestyle of the nomadic Kurds, the world's largest ethnic group without a state of their own, who are deprived of their oil in one country, their national dress banned in another and their language forbidden in a third country. Notes, bibliography, index. 356 pp. ISBN: 0-374-102007.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57537
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  • Rathbone, Julian.
    DIAMONDS BID.

    Edition: Large print edition.

    New York: Walker, (1967.). Hardcover - The author's first crime novel, a thriller set in modern Turkey in the cities of Ankara and Istanbul. Large format, measuring 9 1/4 inches wide by 12 1/2 inches tall. 191 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in light blue cloth with black lettering.

    Book ID: 34285
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  • THIS IS NOT CIVILIZATION. by Rosenberg, Robert.
    Rosenberg, Robert.
    THIS IS NOT CIVILIZATION.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2004). First edition - The author's highly praised first novel featuring several people from different countries and backgrounds who find themselves together in Istanbul on the eve of the 1999 earthquake. Among them are Jeff Hartig, an American Peace Corps volunteer to Krygyzstan (as Rosenberg was himself) and Anarbek Tashtanaliev, the owner of a Soviet cheese factory. 312 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79612
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  • ALEXANDER'S PATH: from Caria to Cilicia. by Stark, Freya.
    Stark, Freya.
    ALEXANDER'S PATH: from Caria to Cilicia.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    London: John Murray, (1970, c 1958.) dj. Hardcover - Travels along the coast of Turkey mostly by horseback and jeep. Illustrated with numerous, and often very striking, black and white photographs by the author. Folding map (tri-fold,with 3 maps.) References, bibliography and index. xiii, 283 pp. ISBN: 0-7195-13324.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon in this condition.

    Book ID: 57861
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  • ALEXANDER'S PATH: from Caria to Cilicia. by Stark, Freya.
    Stark, Freya.
    ALEXANDER'S PATH: from Caria to Cilicia.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, (1988). Travels along the coast of Turkey mostly by horseback and jeep. Illustrated with small drawings and maps. References, bibliography and index. xix, 283 pp. ISBN: 0-87951-3403.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 62846
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  • THE RAGE OF THE VULTURE. by Unsworth, Barry.
    Unsworth, Barry.
    THE RAGE OF THE VULTURE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1983. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in 1908 in the final year of the reign of Sultan Abdul Hamid II; With his wife and young son, Englishman Robert Markham has returned to Constantinople, where--twelve years earlier--he had saved himself as the Turks raped and murdered his Armenian fiancee. 443 pp. ISBN: 0-395-325269.

    Condition: Very near fine, lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55794
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