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Image for Zigzag [Zig-Zag] Journeys in the Levant, with a Talmudist Story-Teller. A Spring Trip of the Zigzag Club through Egypt and the Holy Land.

Zigzag [Zig-Zag] Journeys in the Levant, with a Talmudist Story-Teller. A Spring Trip of the Zigzag Club through Egypt and the Holy Land.

By: Butterworth, Hezekiah

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Estes and Lauriat, Boston: 1886

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1864933


Inscribed & signed by author on front flyleaf: 'Miss Annie H. Lee, Haveen, B.G.; Presented by H.B. Christmas 1885.' No jacket. Front hinge just starting, boards lightly rubbed. 1886 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 304 pp. Original olive cloth, gilt titles, gilt & black decorations, illustrated endpapers, engravings throughout text. Late 19th century travel writing, part of The Zig-Zag Series, this volume focusing on journeys in Egypt, the ... View more info

Image for A Zigzag [Zig-Zag] Journey in the Sunny South; or, Wonder Tales of Early American History. A Visit to the Scenes and Associations of the Early American Settlements in the Southern States and the West Indies.

A Zigzag [Zig-Zag] Journey in the Sunny South; or, Wonder Tales of Early American History. A Visit to the Scenes and Associations of the Early American Settlements in the Southern States and the West Indies.

By: Butterworth, Hezekiah

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Estes and Lauriat: 1887

Seller ID: 1864936


Boards rubbed with loss from spine & corners, front free endpaper removed, hinges loosening.No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. 1887 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 320 pp. Original color-illustrated paper over boards, illustrated endpapers, engravings throughout text. Late 19th century travel writing, part of The Zig-Zag Series, this volume focusing on journeys in the American South and the West Indies. View more info

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A Journey to Palestine

By: Carradine, B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Christian Witness Company: 1892

Seller ID: 2004829


Minor wear to corners. 1892 Hard Cover. ii, 489 pp. 8vo. Original red cloth, gilt titles. Photographic plates. A travelogue of an American Methodist minister's time spent in Palestine in the late 1800s. Carradine was a veteran of the American Civil War, and published more than two dozen books, mostly focusing on the concept of sanctification. View more info

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Egypt: Civilization in the Sands

By: de Flers, Pauline; de Flers, Philippe

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Konemann: 2000

Seller ID: 2201187


Near fine.Near Fine. 2000 Large Hardcover. 238 pp. The first part of the book takes us on a tour of the range of oases that stretches from north to south; remote and mythical Siwa, watching over the temple of the oracle consulted by Alexander the Great; black Baharya, rich from the gold of its mummies; white Farafra, a checkerboard of canals and green fields on the border of the ghostly White Desert; ancient Dakhla, gateway to the desert, seat of the government of the 6t... View more info

Expats: Travels in Arabia, from Tripoli to Tehran

By: Dickey, Christopher

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press: 1999

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 1501225


3rd printing. Remainder mark on page base. 1999 Trade Paperback. xi, 228 pp. Award-winning Newsweek reporter Christopher Dickey offers an interesting look at the Arab world as seen through the eyes of some the western expatriates -- lost colonels and aging explorers, oilmen, sea captains, even retired spies -- lingering in the Middle East. View more info

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Mediterranean Picture Lands

By: Dunn, Emelene Abbey; [Dunn, Mary]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Du Bois Press: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1937657


First edition. Ink note on front flyleaf presenting the book as a gift: 'Christmas 1929. In recognition of your friendship with the author.' Stain on rear board, otherwise excellent. 126 pp. Compiled from manuscripts located posthumously, and released in a limited memorial edition by her sister Mary. Includes color reproductions of the author's original watercolor sketches, which Dunn painted during a 1903 cruise in the Mediterranean. Prefaced by an account of Miss Dunn'... View more info

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Mediterranean Picture Lands

By: Dunn, Emelene Abbey; [Dunn, Mary]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Du Bois Press: 1929

Seller ID: 2265340


First edition. Ink date on front flyleaf. 1929 Hard Cover. 126 pp. Compiled from manuscripts located posthumously, and released in a limited memorial edition by her sister Mary. Includes color reproductions of the author's original watercolor sketches, which Dunn painted during a 1903 cruise in the Mediterranean. Prefaced by an account of Miss Dunn's life and work, which explains that Dunn was born in Rochester, New York, and taught at numerous schools, including the New... View more info

Image for Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque. in Two Volumes

Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque. in Two Volumes

By: Ebers, G.; Bell, Clara; Birch, S.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Cassel, Petter, Galpin & Co.: 1878

Seller ID: 2262766


Amateur repair to front joint of second volume, edges rubbed. 1878 Full-Leather. xxiv, 314; xxii, 388 pp. Folio. Full leather, elaborate stamped decorations, gilt titles, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, silk moire endpapers. A profusely illustrated history of Egypt from the time of ancient Alexandria through the time of publication. Beautiful engravings by various artists throughout. View more info

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An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan

By: Elliot, Jason

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Picador: 1999

Seller ID: 2197888


Slight water damage to rear pages, pages lightly toned. 1999 Trade Paperback. 473 pp. Black and white maps included. Part historical evocation, part travelogue, and part personal quest, An Unexpected Light is the account of Elliot's journey through Afghanistan, a country considered off-limits to travelers for twenty years. Aware of the risks involved, but determined to explore what he could of the Afghan people and culture, Elliot leaves the relative security of Kabul.... View more info

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The Greek Islands and Turkey After the War

By: Field, Henry M.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1885

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1841824


First edition. Page ridge lightly foxed. 1885 Hard Cover. vi, 228 pp. 4-page terminal publisher ad. Original green cloth, gilt titles, gilt & black stamped borders & rules, top edge gilt. Color map frontispiece showing the author's route on his trip, two color maps and several engravings in text. A Mediterranean travelogue written after the Serbo-Turkish War. The author seems to write from a perspective informed by anti-Muslim sentiment. View more info

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The Middle East: A Physical, Social, and Regional Geography

By: Fisher, W.B.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Methuen & Co., Ltd./E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1952

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2206757


Second edition. No jacket, half-inch tear to cloth spine-head, ink name and date to front endpaper. 1952 Hard Cover. xiii, 514 pp. With 95 maps and diagrams. CONTENTS: Introductory; Part I. Physical Geography of the Middle East: Land Forms and Structure - Climate - Soils and Natural Vegetation; Part II. Social Geography of the Middle East: Peoples - Human Society in the Middle East - Aspects of the Historical Geography of the Middle East--The Rise of Empires in Relation ... View more info

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An Observer in Palestine

By: Fox, Winifred Lowe

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company: 1939

Seller ID: 2004830


Former library copy, usual marks. No jacket. 1939 Hard Cover. 253 pp. 8vo. Map of Palestine in the time of Christ precedes text, photographic plates throughout. Index follows text. An illustrated travelogue of a journey through Palestine. View more info

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The Flying Carpet

By: Halliburton, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.: 1932

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2178428


Reissue. Lightly rubbed, minor ripple to cloth of front board, ink gift note on verso of front endpaper. 1932 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 352 pp. 8vo. Original black cloth, silver titles. Map illustrated endpapers. Halliburton's account of his travels in Timbuktu, Morocco, and Jerusalem with Moye Stephens, Jr., named after the airplane in which they took place. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Richard Halliburton (9 January 1900 – presumed dead after 24 ... View more info

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Things Seen in Egypt

By: Holland, Clive

Price: $15.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1908

Seller ID: 2172112


Binding a bit shaken, Great Pyramid of Gizeh plate loose but included, ink gift note on front endpapers. 1908 Hard Cover. 252, [2] pp. An early 20th century travel guide to Egypt, with 50 illustrations from photographs. View more info

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Afloat and Ashore on the Mediterranean

By: Meriwether, Lee

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2180834


First edition. Hinges just starting, front & end matter a bit foxed, ink name & date on front endpaper. 1892 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 363 pp. 8vo. A travelogue of the author's time in the Mediterranean, illustrated with photographic plates. View more info

Image for The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Edited by Her Great-Grandson, with Additions and Corrections Derived from Original Manuscripts, Illustrative Notes, and a Memoir; New Edition, Revised, in Two Volumes (Bohn's Standard Library: Biographical Library)

The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Edited by Her Great-Grandson, with Additions and Corrections Derived from Original Manuscripts, Illustrative Notes, and a Memoir; New Edition, Revised, in Two Volumes (Bohn's Standard Library: Biographical Library)

By: Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley; Lord Wharncliffe (Editor); Thomas, W. Moy (Editor)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: George Bell and Sons: 1887

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2201199


New revised edition. Hinges of vol. 1 weak, spot on front panel of vol. 2. 1887 Hard Cover. Complete in two volumes. cxxxviii, 394, 32 (publisher ads); xxvi, 559, 32 (publisher ads). Burgundy cloth, gilt titles, blind-stamped publisher emblem on front panels, blind-stamped border on front & back panels. The well known letters of Lady Montagu, wife of the British ambassador to Turkey, described by Billie Melman as 'the very first example of a secular work by a woman about... View more info

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The Twentieth Century in Eretz Israel: A Pictorial History

By: Naor, Mordecai

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Konemann: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263706


First edition. A very nice copy. 1998 Large Hardcover. 617 pp. This mighty volume devotes itself in words and pictures to the history of Israel. Events throughout the twentieth century are traced in detail, decade for decade. The Ottoman Empire, the period of the British Mandate in Palestine, the birth of the State of Israel following several decades of conflict between Jews and Palestinians... The book follows Jewish immigration; it documents day-to-day life in peacetim... View more info

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Passage to Peshawar: Pakistan: Between the Hindu Kush and The Arabian Sea

By: Reeves, Richard

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1984

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1529359


First printing. 1984 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 221 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; 1. Moon over Gadani; 2. The Materialism of the Illiterate Masses; 3. Mister Richard Meets Mister Mister; 4. Our New Best Friend; 5. The Refugees from Over the Mountain; 6. Land of the Pure; 7. Who Runs Pakistan?; 8. Donkeys and Suzukis; 9. The Second English Empire; 10. Behind the Veil; 11. To the Khyber Pass; 12. Bread but No Circuses; 13. The Police State; 14.... View more info

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Passage to Peshawar: Pakistan--Between the Hindu Kush and The Arabian Sea

By: Reeves, Richard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201322


First edition. Near fine.Sticker to front jacket flap, jacket lightly toned. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 223 pp. This book tells how Pakistan, one of the poorest countries in the world, is absorbing millions of even poorer, more desperate people, Afghan refugees. Richard Reeves paints an unforgettable portrait of this land and its people--living simultaneously in the Stone Age, the medieval world, the nineteenth century and the technolo... View more info

Image for Jerusalem in Rare Lithographs and Engravings

Jerusalem in Rare Lithographs and Engravings

By: Schiller, Ely

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Ariel Publishing House: 1981

Seller ID: 2157830


Front free endpaper removed with minor damage to binding edge of paste-down, boards slightly bowed, jacket edges rubbed. 1981 Large Hardcover. 170 pp. A collection of nearly 200 engraved and lithographed images of Jerusalem, mainly reproduced from 19th century originals. These depict architecture, building interiors, important sites, local dress, etc. Introduction in Hebrew, captions in Hebrew & English. View more info

Image for The Palestine Sermons of Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage, D.D., Delivered During His Tour of the Holy Land for His Millions of Readers at Home and Abroad, Including Graphic Descriptions of Sacred Places, Vivid Delineations of Gospel Truths; Interesting Local Reminiscences; and Varied Miscellany, as Inspired by His Visit to the Many Places Made Sacred by the Personal Presence of Jesus Christ and the Great Host of Biblical Characters. (Illustrated)

The Palestine Sermons of Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage, D.D., Delivered During His Tour of the Holy Land for His Millions of Readers at Home and Abroad, Including Graphic Descriptions of Sacred Places, Vivid Delineations of Gospel Truths; Interesting Local Reminiscences; and Varied Miscellany, as Inspired by His Visit to the Many Places Made Sacred by the Personal Presence of Jesus Christ and the Great Host of Biblical Characters. (Illustrated)

By: Talmage, Rev. T. DeWitt

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Rhodes & McClure Publishing Co.: 1890

Seller ID: 2208438


Front and rear hinge starting, book plate on front paste-down endpaper. 1890 Hard Cover. 323 pp. Reverend Dr. Thomas De Witt Talmage (January 7, 1832 – April 12, 1902) was a preacher, clergyman and divine in the United States who held pastorates in the Reformed Church in America and Presbyterian Church. He was one of the most prominent religious leaders in the United States during the mid- to late-19th century, equaled as a pulpit orator perhaps only by Henry Ward Beec... View more info

Image for The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress; Being Some Account of the Steamship Quaker City's Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land; with Descriptions of Countries, Nations, Incidents and Adventures, as They Appeared to the Author.

The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress; Being Some Account of the Steamship Quaker City's Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land; with Descriptions of Countries, Nations, Incidents and Adventures, as They Appeared to the Author.

By: Twain, Mark (Clemens, Samuel L. [Langhorne])

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Reader's Digest: 1990

Seller ID: 2267902


Insert laid in. An exceptional copy. 1990 Hard Cover. Twain's famous story of a pleasure ship's visit to Europe and the Holy Land. View more info

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Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East. [Eothen]

By: [Kinglake, Alexander William]

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Auburn, N.Y.: J.C. Derby & Co.: 1845

Seller ID: 1980695


Front free endpaper removed, front & end matter foxed, scattered foxing throughout. 1845 Full-Leather. x, 232 pp. 8vo. Original full leather, black leather spine label, gilt titles & double rules. Early adventures in Egypt, Syria, and Palestine by Alexander William Kinglake, a historian and travel writer. Originally published anonymously in 1844, and reprinted by numerous publishers shortly thereafter, both under the full title Eothen; or, Traces of Travel Brought Home f... View more info