Hardcover. UK, Clarendon Press, 0xford, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 284 pages. An examination of the Arab exodus from Palestine in 1948, focusing on Israeli decision-making and the causus of the mass exodus. With 4 maps. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, John Murray, 2nd pr., 1947, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 254 pages, index, b&w illustrations, double-page map. Light beige cloth, gilt lettering on spine, top of spine with fraying, light spotting to front cover otherwise clean. An illuminating record of travel in the Aden Protectorate in 1939 on the eve of World War II by a Dutch scholar of the region and it's people.
Hardcover.. Germany, Steidl, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL POSTAGE. 2 volume set. Oversize hardcover and softcover in slipcase. Very clean, unmarked copies. Very minor soiling to slipcase. Beautiful color photographs throughout.
Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 226 pages. Gilt title on spine. Clean inside and out. From the dust jacket: "...in its decision to invade Iraq, the Bush administration failed in its stewardship of American Foreign policy." Clean copy.
Hardcover. Woodbury, NY, Barron's, 1st, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 81 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. Color photographs throughout.
Hardcover. Montreal, Drawn and Quarterly, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 250 pages, color illustrations by Mumford. Light bump to top of spine. Bright dust jacket. Not overtly political, Bagdad Journal presents portraits of life from all sides of the polarizing conflict. With sketch pad and notebook in hand, Mumford illuminates the routine activities of a nation in turmoil-from the individual soldiers of American platoons to Baghdad residents going about their daily lives amid the chaos surrounding them.
Hardcover. London, Travel Book Club, 1st, Book: Good, Hardcover, 233 pages, color frontispiece and 8 b&w plates by Mary Gordon West, endpapers map. Light shelfwear. No date but appears to be about 1940.
Softcover. Paris, Editions Intervalles, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 239 pages, bilingual text French/English. A collection of 130 b/w photographs of Muslims, Jews and Christians by Abbas, an Iranian photographer and world traveler living in Paris and "working on the Clash of Religions, defined as culture rather than faith, replacing political ideologies". A member of Magnum Photos since 1981. Includes artist's commentary on specific pictures.
Hardcover. Boston, Roberts Brothers, 1st, 1895, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two volumes complete. 811 pages, many b&w illustrations. Green cloth with black rule, gilt design and lettering, top edge gilt. Volume one with fraying to cloth at top of spine, previous owner's sticker inside front covers. Otherwise clean, very good set.
Hardcover. London, George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1st, 1873, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 699 pages. Hardcover. Beautifully rebound first edition. Blue cloth covers with title in gilt on black leather spine label. Features black & white illustrations and full color tipped-in plates. Clean, tight. A very nice copy.
Hardcover. New York, Aperture, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 96 pages, color photographs, Like new in publisher's shrinkwrap. Doors of the Kingdom is a unique collection of photographs depicting the ancient and disappearing craft of doormaking in Arabia. The Islamic concept of hurma, or sanctity of a place of dwelling or worship, is recurrent throughout Arabic poetry and literature. The door (bab), preserver of sanctity, becomes symbolic of the boundary between public and private space, and between the profane and the sacred. In 1995, Haajar Gouverneur traveled throughout the Arabian Peninsula photographing each region's distinctive doorways and the remaining artisans who make them. The doors of Arabia, painstakingly hand-carved from the wood of the Al-Athel trees, last in their exquisite variety for hundreds of years. This ancient craft, passed down from generation to generation in the central and northern regions of Saudi Arabia, is now nearly extinct. Modern materials, technology, and changing priorities threaten the continuity of the sacred and artisanal tradition of doormaking.
Softcover. London/NY, Routledge , 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 288 pages, illustrated in b&w. Empire Building is a study of how and why Western architecture was exported to the Middle East and how Islamic and Byzantine architectural ideas and styles impacted on the West.The book explores how far racial theory and political and religious agendas guided British architects (and how such ideas were resisted when applied), and how Eastern ideas came to influence the West, through writers such as Ruskin and buildings such as the Crystal Palace.Beautifully written and lavishly illustrated, Empire Building takes the reader on an extraordinary postcolonial journey, backwards and forwards, into the heart and to the edge of empire.
Hardcover. London, D. Browne et al., 2nd Ed., 1749, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two volumes complete. Vol. 1: 323 pages, folding map in front in very good condition. Vol. 2: 275 pages. Bound in calf with gilt rules, ribbed spines. Covers with light edgewear,hanging on but gutters cracked. Previous owner's signature, bookplate on front end paper, Volume 2 is missing front fly leaf, same page in Volume 1has about one inch trimmed from top. Internally, both volumes in excellent condition with firm bindings.
Hardcover. NY, Metropolitan Books, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 432 pages. Rafah, a town at the bottommost tip of the Gaza Strip, has long been a notorious flashpoint in the bitter Middle East conflict. Buried deep in the archives is one bloody incident, in 1956, that left 111 Palestinians shot dead by Israeli soldiers. Seemingly a footnote to a long history of killing, that day in Rafah-cold-blooded massacre or dreadful mistake-reveals the competing truths that have come to define an intractable war. In a quest to get to the heart of what happened, Joe Sacco immerses himself in the daily life of Rafah and the neighboring town of Khan Younis, uncovering Gaza past and present. As in Palestine and Safe Area Gorazde, his unique visual journalism renders a contested landscape in brilliant, meticulous detail. Spanning fifty years, moving fluidly between one war and the next, Footnotes in Gaza-Sacco's most ambitious work to date-transforms a critical conflict of our age into intimate and immediate experience.
Hardcover. Boston, Geo. H. Ellis, 1st, 1895, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth with bright gilt lettering, all edges gilt, 209 pages, b&w illustrations. Previous owner's stamp on front endpapers. Bright original 1895 edition.
Hardcover. NY, Knopf, 1st, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 360 pages. Published in association with the American Heritage Publishing Co. Text by Bernard Lewis, Richard Ettinghausen, Oleg Grabar, Fritz Meier, Charles Pellat, A. Shiloah, A.I. Sabra, Edmund Bosworth, Emilio Garcia Gomex, Roger M. Savory, Norman Itzkowitz, S.A.A. Rizvi, Elie Kedourie. Illustrated with 495 reproductions, photographs, drawings, and maps, 160 of them in full color.
Hardcover. NY, Frederick A. Stokes Company , 1st, 1933, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, rose color cloth stamped in black. 138 pages. Shelf-worn but solid. B&w cartoon illustrations by O. Soglow. Humorous memoir of the Inspector-General of Antiquities in Egypt and his camel. Ink name on front fly leaf otherwise clean.
Hardcover. Stockport UK, Dewi Lewis, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 80 pages, 40 color images by Simoneau documenting his relationship with Caroline Annandale. Clean. No dust jacket issued. Simoneau, a Montreal-based photographer, chronicles his long romantic relationship with Caroline Annandale. Having met at a photography workshop in 2000, Simoneau and Annandale engaged in what the book's description calls a "feverish" relationship, which took a turn on September 11th 2001, the date of the World Trade Center attacks in New York. Shortly afterwards, Annandale enlisted in the US Army and was shipped off to Iraq. Simoneau, the photographer of this love story, stayed behind. Simoneau does not present what might be expected from a 'war' book, nor does he delve into the gender role switch of the female partner going to combat while the male stays back on the homefront. Instead, his view of war becomes a unique assembly of what he sees and feels from a distance. Removed from the actual conflict, but connected emotionally to Caroline Annandale, Simoneau's view takes on a limited frame: he can see only what is sent to him or what is represented in the media during wartime. Love and War therefore is a book about war, and yet, the war is defined by the absence it's created in Simoneau's life.
Hardcover. Paris, Flammarion, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 202 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Pays homage to the ultimate travel dream of that era. This collection of over 100 autochrome, sepia, and black and white photographs captures delicate, lost details: the dusty, labyrinthine walls of the casbah; the dappled sunlight on the market stall of a souk; the intricate metal work of traditional jewelry. Each image is accompanied by an informative text that situates the photograph in its historical reality.
hardcover. New York, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 314 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ON FRONT FLY LEAF BY JOOST (AUTHOR) Clean, tight copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. In March 1988, during the Iran-Iraq war, thousands were killed in a chemical attack on a town in Iraqi Kurdistan. Both sides accused the other. Gradually it emerged that Saddam Hussein, with the tacit support of his western allies, was responsible. This book tells the story of the gassing of Halabja, and how Iraq amassed chemical weapons to target Iranian soldiers and Kurdish villagers as America looked the other way. Today, as the Middle East sinks further into turmoil, these policies are coming back to haunt the West.
Hardcover. London, Focal Point, 1st, 2008, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Near Fine, Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. With the Middle East and Asia as his far-ranging home territory, Reza has chronicled 30 years of turmoil, hope, and splendor for a host of international publications. Reza trains his lens not just on war and conflict, but also on friendship and loyalty, family life and love. The book follows Reza's photographic career and is narrated in his own words, focusing our attention on the costs of war and the human condition. Sebastian Junger contributes an introduction, offering intimate insight into what it's like to work with his longtime friend and collaborator.
Hardcover. Seattle, WA, Fantagraphics, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 272 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Cloth 3/4 spine cover with gilt lettering, with silver foil decoration and illustration on front. Remainder mark on bottom page block, Clean, otherwise unmarked copy with only minor wear to corners.
Hardcover. NY, Clarion, 1st, 1992, hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Color paintings by Ted Lewin. A ten-year-old Lebanese boy balances his life in a war-torn city. Lewin's watercolor illustrations capture contemporary Beirut with stunning clarity and drama.
Hardcover. New York, Broadway Books, 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 304 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Minor foxing to top edge of text block. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy.
Hardcover. Washington, DC, Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art, 1st , 1947, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, folio, terra cotta cloth stamped in gilt. INSCRIBED BY GUEST on front fly leaf. 15 black & white illustrations in text. 69 pages + 50 pages of black & white plates. Guest was appointed Assistant Curator of the Freer Gallery in 1922, in 1938 the title was changed to Assistant Director; Guest authored numerous books in the area of Chinese Art.
Hardcover. NY, Pantheon, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 450 pages. Map endpapers. Ever since the appearance of his groundbreaking The Question of Palestine, Edward Said has been America's most outspoken advocate for Palestinian self-determination. As these collected essays amply prove, he is also our most intelligent and bracingly heretical writer on affairs involving not only Palestinians but also the Arab and Muslim worlds and their tortuous relations with the West. In The Politics of Dispossession Said traces his people's struggle for statehood through twenty-five years of exile, from the PLO's bloody 1970 exile from Jordan through the debacle of the Gulf War and the ambiguous 1994 peace accord with Israel. As frank as he is about his personal involvement in that struggle, Said is equally unsparing in his demolition of Arab icons and American shibboleths. Stylish, impassioned, and informed by a magisterial knowledge of history and literature, The Politics of Dispossession is a masterly synthesis of scholarship and polemic that has the power to redefine the debate over the Middle East. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Chicago, University Of Chicago Press, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 260 pages.Whiskey Tango Foxtrot gathers the best of Gilbertson's photographs, chronicling America's early battles in Iraq, the initial occupation of Baghdad, the insurgency that erupted shortly afterward, the dramatic battle to overtake Falluja, and ultimately, the country's first national elections. No Western photojournalist has done as much sustained work in occupied Iraq as Gilbertson, and this wide-ranging treatment of the war from the viewpoint of a photographer is the first of its kind. Accompanying each section of the book is a personal account of Gilbertson's experiences covering the conflict. Throughout, he conveys the exhilaration and terror of photographing war, as well as the challenges of photojournalism in our age of embedded reporting. But ultimately, and just as importantly, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot tells the story of Gilbertson's own journey from hard-drinking bravado to the grave realism of a scarred survivor. Here he struggles with guilt over the death of a marine escort, tells candidly of his own experience with post-traumatic stress, and grapples with the reality that Iraq--despite the sacrifice in Iraqi and American lives--has descended into a civil war with no end in sight.