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1 AL-KHALIL, Samir Republic of Fear: The Inside Story of Saddam's Iraq
New York, New York, U.S.A. Pantheon Books 1990 067973502X / 9780679735021 Sixth Paperback Printing Printed Card Wrappers Fine Softcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Inside story about Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq. 310pp. About 'as new' - bright,clean and unmarked; no creasing to spine. Weight, 330g. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East Singal, ANDERSON, Scott
2 ANDERSON, Scott Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East Singal
Canada Signal 2013 038553292X / 9780385532921 First Canadian Printing Cloth As New As New Hardcover Thick 8vo 
A narrative chronicle of World War I's Arab Revolt explores the pivotal roles of a small group of adventurers and low-level officers who orchestrated a secret effort to control the Middle East, demonstrating how they instigated jihad against British forces, built an elaborate intelligence ring and forged ties to gain valuable oil concessions. xii, 577pp, illustrated, endpaper maps. An almost 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Slight forward lean. Weight, 1.016kg. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Science, the Islamic Legacy, ARAMCO
3 ARAMCO Science, the Islamic Legacy
Wasgington, DC Aramco 1986 First Edition Stapled Wrappers Fine Magazine Format Quarto 
Essays on aspects of the Islamic world's contributions to Science over history. Produced by the American Arabian Oil Co, or Aramco, for use/distribution at Vancouver's Expo '86, International Exposition. Latere reprinted. 8.25" by 10.75", 64pp, profusely illustrated in color.Bright, clean, unmarked copy, about 'as new'. Weight, 193g. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Secret History of Al Qaeda, ATWAN, Abdel Bari
4 ATWAN, Abdel Bari The Secret History of Al Qaeda
Berkeley, CA Univ of California Press 2006 0520249747 / 9780520249745 First Printing Cloth As New As New Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Drawing on unparalleled access to Osama bin Laden and his key associates, journalist Abdel Bari Atwan gives an incisive and timely account, the clearest we have so far, of the rise of the notorious terrorist organization, al Qaeda. In this lively narrative, the author establishes what al Qaeda is or has become, what it wants, what its capabilities are, and how the West can answer its complaints and challenges. 256 p. ; 22 cm. Bright, fresh, unmarked copy in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Weight, 450g. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 BAIGENT, Michael and LEIGH, Richard The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception
New York, New York, U.S.A. Summit 1991 0671734547 / 9780671734541 First Printing Cloth Fine Fine Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Why a handful of religious scholars conspired to suppress the revolutionary contents of the Dead Sea Scrolls. 1st U.S. edition, 8vo, 268pp, photo illustrated. Hardcover with red cloth spine and beige paper boards, and with dustjacket. Not a Book Club edition. A 'near new' copy. Weight, 552g 
Price: 8.50 USD
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6 BAUSANI, Alessandro The Persians, from the earliest days to the twentieth Century
London Elek Books 1971 0236177605 / 9780236177608 Later Edition Cloth About Fine VG+ Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A detailed study of the development of Persia, examining the dynasties, economic factors, and social structures which have shaped the nation's political and cultural history. translated from the Italian by J.B. Donne. 204 pages, 8 plates illustrations, maps 23 cm. Book is bright, clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square and the cloth shows no wear. The price-clipped dustjacketshows some light surface rubbing but no tears, chips etc. Weight, 404g. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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7 BIBBY, Geoffrey Looking for Dilmun
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1969 First Edition Cloth Boards, Gilt Titles Near Fine  Good to Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Personal narrative of the discovery of a fifth great ancient civilization, hitherto totally unknown, to rival the 5,000 year-old glories of Egypt, Babylon, Sumer and the Indus Valley. 383pp, illustrated. Book is bright, clean and unmarked, with a tight square binding and no wear to red cloth. Dustjacket has edge wear, tape repair etc., but still looks quite presentable. Weight, 860g.  
Price: 14.00 USD
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8 BITTEL, Kurt Guide to Bogazkoy
Ankara Archaeological Museum of Ankara 1968 Edition Not Stated Printed Card Wraps VG+  Guidebook 5.5" by 7.75" 
Guide to the archaeological resouces in the vicinity of Bogazkoy in Turkey. 79pp, illustrated in b&w and in color, maps. Bright, clean copy with a sound, stapled binding. Small ink name to top margin of front wrap. Weight, 130g.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 BOULTON, W. H. Palestine
London Sampson Low, Marston & Co. First [assumed] Cloth, Gilt Titles Good VG No Dustjacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
History of Palestine with an emphasis on its archaeology and biblical connection. Undated, circa 1930s. Small signature to ffep states 'Mt. Carmel, [19]45'. 184pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean interior. Sound binding, no wear to hinges. Minor wear to black cloth boards, and spine darkened. Weight, 350g. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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10 BRIEMBERG, Mordecai - Editor It Was, It Was Not: Essays and Art on the War Against Iraq
Vancouver New Star Books 1992 0-921586-21-3 / 9780921586210 First Printing Printed Card Wraps Near Fine  Trade Paperback 8.5" Tall 
Collection of information, viewpoints, art, poetry, and song relating to the Gulf War. 366pp, illustrated. Bright copy with a tight, square binding. Unmarked. Near new copy. Weight, 410g.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women, BROOKS, Geraldine
11 BROOKS, Geraldine Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
New York, New York, U.S.A. Anchor Books 1996 0385475772 / 9780385475778 25th Printing Printed Card Wrappers Almost 'As New' Trade Paperback 20.5 Cm 
Studies of the daily lives of Muslim women in the Middle East. 255pp. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a crease-free spine - almost 'as new'. Weight, 214g. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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12 BSM British Syrian Mission Training Institution, Beyrout
Wimbledon British Syrian Mission Good VG Vintage Postcard 3.5" by 5.5" 
Unused, printed postcard. Photo of the BSM Training Institute building in Beirut, Lebanon. Picture Post Card Series I. Undated, circa 1905. Unused reverse, 
Price: 6.00 USD
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13 BULLOCK, Alan - Introduction The Rise of Islam
London Marshall Cavendish Books 1969 0462005208 / 9780462005201 First Edition Laminated Boards Near Fine Hardcover 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
A volume in the Marshall Cavendish Learning System series. No. H5. 64pp, illustrated in color. Bright, clean and unmarked with a sound binding. Weight, 210g. 
Price: 6.95 USD
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14 BURNS, Lt.-Gen. E. L. M. Between Arab and Israeli
Toronto Clarke, Irwin & Co. 1962 First Edition Cloth, Gilt Titles About Fine G+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
An account of the workings of the Truce Supervision Organisation keeping the peace between Israel and its Arab neighbours, 1954-6. 336pp, photo illustrated. Bright and clean with a sound binding. Unmarked. Dustjacket has some edge wear and small tape repairs. Weight, 800g. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Late for Tea at the Deer Palace: The Lost Dreams of My Iraqi Family, CHALABI, Tamara
15 CHALABI, Tamara Late for Tea at the Deer Palace: The Lost Dreams of My Iraqi Family
U.S.A. HarperCollins 2011 0061240397 / 9780061240393 First Edition, First Printing Cloth Fine Fine Hardcover Thick 8vo 
Relates the author's entrance into Iraq in 2003, ten days after the fall of Baghdad, to investigate the rich history of her family, who held a privileged place in Iraqi society until the 1950s, when they were forced to flee. xxxiii, 414 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm. Book is clean and unmarked, pages bright white. Binding is tight and square, hinges sound. No wear to the boards. Unclipped dustjacket is similar. Almost 'as new'. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 608g. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone. World rates based on specific destination and weight. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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16 CHOMSKY, Noam Pirates and Emperors, Old and New : International Terrorism in the Real World
Toronto, ON, Canada Between the Lines 2002 1896357636 / 9781896357638 New Edition Printed Card Wrappers Fine  Trade Paperback 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
New, fully updated edition of Chomsky's classic dissection of terrorism explores the role of the US in the Middle East'. 233pp. Bright, clean and unmarked, almost 'as new'. Weight, 300g.  
Price: 13.00 USD
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The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands, CLAPP, Nicholas
17 CLAPP, Nicholas The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands
UK Souvenir Press Ltd 2000 0285635441 / 9780285635449 First British Edition Printed Card Wrappers VG+ Trade Paperback 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The search for Ubar, the lost City of Arabia. Originally published: U.S.: Houghton Mifflin, 1998; London: Souvenir, 1999. 352 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. Interior is very bright and clean and is unmarked. Binding is tight and square. Very faint crease to spine. Top corner of front wrapper is creased. Near new, lightly used. Weight, 413g. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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18 CLARKE, Thurston By Blood & Fire: The Attack on the King David Hotel
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1981 0399126058 / 9780399126055 First Edition Hardcover About Fine  VG+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
An account of the day of July 22, 1946, when six members of Menahem Begin's Irgun Zvai Leumi blew up the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. 304pp, photo illustrated, endpaper maps, plans. Very bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. No wear to boards. Dustjacket, unclipped, is nearly similar. Weight, 640g.  
Price: 14.00 USD
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19 CRUM, Bartley C. Behind the Silken Curtain: A Personal Account of Anglo-American Diplomacy in Palestine and the Middle East
New York Simon and Schuster 1947 Second Printing Cloth VG+  Fair to Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
One man's account of his experiences, 'behind the silken curtain of secret diplomacy, censorship and propaganda which veils the problem of Palestine and that of the homeless jewish displaced persons of Europe'. 297pp, frontis map. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight binding. No wear to cloth. Dustjacket has edge wear, chips, etc, but is reasonably clean and complete. Weight, 470g.  
Price: 9.00 USD
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Islamic art in Cairo : from the 7th to the 18th Centuries, D'AVENNES, E. Prisse
20 D'AVENNES, E. Prisse Islamic art in Cairo : from the 7th to the 18th Centuries
Dulles, Virginia, U.S.A. Amer Univ in Cairo Pr/Zeitouna 1999 9774245156 / 9789774245152 First Edition Printed Card Wrappers As New Softcover Quarto 
English language text. Introduction by George T. Scanlon ; captions by Yasmeen Siddiqui. x, 228 p. : chiefly ill., some col. ; 25 cm. "A Zeitouna book." "Dar el Kutub no. 15561/98"--T.p. verso. Bright, clean, fresh copy, unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Weight, 842g. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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