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TRADITIONAL PALESTINIAN EMBROIDERY AND JEWELRY., Abed Al-Samih Abu Omar.
1 Abed Al-Samih Abu Omar. TRADITIONAL PALESTINIAN EMBROIDERY AND JEWELRY.
Al Shark, Jerusalem, 1986. 
144 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket (as issued). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Bilingual text (Arabic/English). Largely focuses on the wedding costumes (dresses, shawls, hats, veil s and jewelry) of Palestinian brides of different regions. Light scuffing to bottom edge of rear board and at corners, bump at bottom of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE MAN WHO LOVED EGYPT:  BIMBASHI McPHERSON., Carman, Barry and McPherson, John, editors.  Preface by Lawrence Durrell.  (Joseph McPherson.)
2 Carman, Barry and McPherson, John, editors. Preface by Lawrence Durrell. (Joseph McPherson.) THE MAN WHO LOVED EGYPT: BIMBASHI McPHERSON.
Ariel / British Broadcasting Corporation, London, 1985. 
287 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0563204370 "Joseph McPherson, classicist, scientist, linguist, athlete and determined individualist, arrived in Egypt in 1901. He fell in love with the country, its people and customs, and stayed there until his death in 1946. McPherson was a born storyteller. In the letters he wrote home, from which this selection has been made, he not only itemised his own life but illumined the history of his time. In Cairo as a teacher, he used his long ho l i d a y s t o travel all over the Middle East and Asia Minor. The First World War found him first at Gallipoli, brilliantly describing the doomed campaign, and then later in the Sinai desert. The last episodes of his career make equally enthra ll in g re ad in g w he n , as Head of the Secret Police in Cairo with the rank of Bimbashi (Major), he investigates drug dealers, exotic Madames and intriguers in the brothels of Cairo, and the burgeoning Egyptian revolutionaries." Part Two (page s 1 24- 18 4) cov er Mc Phe rso n' s experiences in the First World War. Interior - minor browning to pages, small crease from bump at bottom of pages at gutters, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - three very small cor ner cre ase s, l igh t c reas e at hi nges, small creases from bump at bottom edge of covers near hinges, minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ELUSIVE VICTORY.  THE ARAB-ISRAELI WARS:  1947-1974., Dupuy, Trevor N.
3 Dupuy, Trevor N. ELUSIVE VICTORY. THE ARAB-ISRAELI WARS: 1947-1974.
Military Book Club, Garden City, New York, 2002. 
669 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0965442802 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "....the author draws on both Israeli and Arab accounts and his own formidable experience as a military historian to produce a richly doc umented, authoritative, and impartial history of the war-torn Middle East. Beginning with the First Arab-Israeli War (1947-1949), Dupuy also covers the Sinai-Suez War in 1956, the Six Day War in 1967, the War of Attrition from 1967 to 1970 , a n d c o n cludes with the Yom Kippur War. Throughout, Dupuy provides information on long-term and immediate causes, information on military strength and sizes, details of strategy and tactics, geographical information, as well as the broader, i n te rn at i on al i nfluences and consequences. Included are many illustrations, tables, maps, a bibliography, and an index." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
CRUSADER CASTLES., Lawrence, T.E.   Introduced by Mark Bostridge.
4 Lawrence, T.E. Introduced by Mark Bostridge. CRUSADER CASTLES.
London Folio Society 2010 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
226 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), bound in blue buckram, printed in black and silver - in slipcase. B&w photographs, drawings, plans, maps. Contents: Introduction; The Thesis (Foreword to the First Edition / Explanation of the References in the Notes / Maps); Apology for the Work and Objections to 'Secondary' Criticism; A Preliminary: to Set Forth Oman's View, and to Suggest the Lines on which I will Work; Military Architecture in Europe before the First Crusade; Byzantine Military Architecture; The Architecture of the Crusaders in Syria; Military Architecture in Europe in the Twelfth Century; The Letters. Tiny bump at top of spine. Two tiny bumps on slipcase. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
PEACEKEEPER:  THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO., MacKenzie, Lewis.
5 MacKenzie, Lewis. PEACEKEEPER: THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1993 155054098X / 9781550540987 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
345 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Brave, tough, resourceful, and, rarest of all, blessed with an irreverent sense of humour, (Major-General Lewis) MacKenzie needed all those qualities for the biggest assignment of his military career: striving for peace among the warring factions in the former Yugoslavia. In this riveting memoir, MacKenzie describes how he created Sector Sarajevo, and with a 30-nation UN force set out to liberate the airport to receive desperately needed food and medical supplies. MacKenzie's outstanding and unorthodox leadership catapulted him to the status of an international celebrity, as he used the media - 'the only weapon I had' - to maximum advantage. Against the daily drama of shelling, sabotage, murder and shameless propaganda, motivated by ethnic hatreds, MacKenzie's adventures in Sarajevo read like a war novel - except that it is all tragically true. With the verve of a natural storyteller, (he) also recounts the often bizarre highlights of eight previous peacekeeping tours in the Middle East, Cyprus and Vietnam. From bluffing his way through the Turkish-Cypriot lines to boisterous forays into Saigon's netherworld; from basketball in the Gaza Strip to dodging sniper fire in Sarajevo; from daring diplomatic improvisations to bluntly outspoken criticisms of the UN bureaucracy: here is a veteran peackeeper's frank, funny and unforgettable story." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine/front hinge. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, tiny tear and wrinkling at bottom of front hinge/front panel. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
PEACEKEEPER:  THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO., MacKenzie, Lewis.
6 MacKenzie, Lewis. PEACEKEEPER: THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1993 155054098X / 9781550540987 First Edition Very Good Very Good+ 
345 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Brave, tough, resourceful, and, rarest of all, blessed with an irreverent sense of humour, (Major-General Lewis) MacKenzie needed all those qualities for the biggest assignment of his military career: striving for peace among the warring factions in the former Yugoslavia. In this riveting memoir, MacKenzie describes how he created Sector Sarajevo, and with a 30-nation UN force set out to liberate the airport to receive desperately needed food and medical supplies. MacKenzie's outstanding and unorthodox leadership catapulted him to the status of an international celebrity, as he used the media - 'the only weapon I had' - to maximum advantage. Against the daily drama of shelling, sabotage, murder and shameless propaganda, motivated by ethnic hatreds, MacKenzie's adventures in Sarajevo read like a war novel - except that it is all tragically true. With the verve of a natural storyteller, (he) also recounts the often bizarre highlights of eight previous peacekeeping tours in the Middle East, Cyprus and Vietnam. From bluffing his way through the Turkish-Cypriot lines to boisterous forays into Saigon's netherworld; from basketball in the Gaza Strip to dodging sniper fire in Sarajevo; from daring diplomatic improvisations to bluntly outspoken criticisms of the UN bureaucracy: here is a veteran peackeeper's frank, funny and unforgettable story." Slight bump at bottom of spine with a tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor crease at bottom of front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
7 MacKenzie, Lewis. PEACEKEEPER: THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO.
HarperCollins, Toronto, 1994. 
546 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0006380492 B&w photographs, maps. "In 1992 Major-General Lewis MacKenzie was appointed as Chief of Staff to the United Nations Protection Force in the former Yugoslavia. In the biggest assignment of his militar y career, MacKenzie created Sector Sarajevo and, with a 30-nation UN force, liberated the Sarajevo airport for the delivery of desperately needed food and medical supplies. Against the daily drama of shelling, sabotage, murder and shameless p r o p a g a nda motivated by ethnic hatreds, MacKenzie's adventures in Sarajevo read like a war novel - except that it is all tragically true." Interior - light browning on inside of covers, slight waviness to fore-edge of text block, otherwise cle an a nd t ig ht with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wrinkling, small line indentation on rear cover, faint crease down spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 9.00 USD
 
 
ALLENBY OF ARMAGEDDON:  A RECORD OF THE CAREER AND CAMPAIGNS OF FIELD-MARSHALL VISCOUNT ALLENBY., Savage, Raymond.  Preface by David Lloyd George.
8 Savage, Raymond. Preface by David Lloyd George. ALLENBY OF ARMAGEDDON: A RECORD OF THE CAREER AND CAMPAIGNS OF FIELD-MARSHALL VISCOUNT ALLENBY.
Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, 1926. 
353 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w frontispiece, plates. In four parts: Introductory and South Africa; The Great War - France; The Great War - Palestine; Post-War - Egy pt. Very light browning to pages, browning to edges of textblock, light to moderate edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tears/creases at top of spine - repaired with glue, light fading and two small rub marks on spine, top corn e r s b u m p e d , small soiling mark and a few small faint water splashes on rear board. Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
BE YOUR OWN NAPOLEON: HOW WOULD YOU COMMAND TEN OF HISTORY'S GREATEST BATTLES?, Seymour, William.  Maps and Battle-plans by W.F.N. Watson.
9 Seymour, William. Maps and Battle-plans by W.F.N. Watson. BE YOUR OWN NAPOLEON: HOW WOULD YOU COMMAND TEN OF HISTORY'S GREATEST BATTLES?
Bramhall House, New York, 1988. 
338 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517665565 76 b&w maps, battle plans. "Now you can match wits with the legendary military leaders whose decisions became history. This ingenious book recreates the decisive moments in ten of the greatest battles and campaigns the world has ever seen - and gives the reader the commander's role. Meet the challenges of military leadership faced by men such as Henry V, Oliver Cromwell, Benedict Arnold, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ro b e r t E . Lee, Jeb Stuart, Ulysses S. Grant, George B. McClellan, and many others. From the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the American Revolution and Waterloo, from the Civil War battlefields of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg to the struggle f or G az a i n 19 17, and the Allied breakout from the Anzio beachhead in Italy during World War II, these are critical strategic turning points where you can choose the next move. (The book) lays out the opposing forces in comprehensive maps and o rde rs of ba tt le , r evealing the historical backgrounds, the terrain and armaments, the personalities, and the weaknesses of the leaders of both sides - then pauses at crucial stages to explain the options open to each commander. The problems fa cing ge ner als at wa r ar e presented with realism and detail. Here is Wellington at Waterloo, choosing whether to attack Napoleon's underprotected right flank; here is Lee at Chancellorsville, weighing the merits of the aggressive battle plan offer ed b y hi s fr iend and fell ow general, Stonewall Jackson. To enter these pages is to marshal famous armies and to become, for the moment, the master of their fates." Faint erased pencil mark on free front endpaper, several pages with tin y crea se at bott om co rner, ligh t wrin kling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny light stains on edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge browning. Very Good/V ery Go od 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
10 Wavell, Field-Marshal Viscount. ALLENBY: SOLDIER AND STATESMAN. (CONTAINING: ALLENBY: A STUDY IN GREATNESS & ALLENBY IN EGYPT.)
London George G. Harrap 1946 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good 
383 pp, 8vo (8" H). B&w photographs, maps (2 fold-out). Contents: Preface; Introduction: Allenby the Man; Early Life (1861-82); The Regiment (1882-96); The Staff (1896-99); The South African War (1899-1902); Preparation for Armageddon (1902-14); The Cavalry in France (August 1914 - May 1915); Corps and Army Commander (May 1915 - June 1917); The Taking of Jerusalem (June - December 1917); The Final Campaign (January - September 1918); Cavalcade (September 17 - October 31, 1918); Allenby the General; Prologue: Aftermath of War (Syria and Palestine, November 1918 - June 1920); Egypt: The Protectorate; Egypt: Independence; Epilogue; Requiem; Appendix: Lord Allenby's Rectorial Address to Edinburgh University; Index. Very light browning and a very small foxing marks on edges of text block - browning is darker on top of text block, previous owner's name in ink and two very small soiling marks on free front endpaper. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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