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1 Ascherson, Neal. BLACK SEA: THE BIRTHPLACE OF CIVILISATION AND BARBARISM.
London Folio Society 2011 Hard Cover Near Fine 
283 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), bound in three-quarter black buckram with printed front board - in slipcase. Map endpapers, colour illustrations. With a revised and updated Foreword by the author. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF JERUSALEM., Bahat, Dan.  With Chaim T. Rubinstein.  Introduction by Eric Meyers.  Translated by Shlomo Ketko.
2 Bahat, Dan. With Chaim T. Rubinstein. Introduction by Eric Meyers. Translated by Shlomo Ketko. THE ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF JERUSALEM.
Simon and Schuster, New York, 1990. 
152 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0134516427 "Lavishly illustrated with more than 400 color illustrations, the Atlas looks at the history of Jerusalem with maps, drawings, and isometric reconstructions, all updated with the latest archaeological evidence. Jerusalem is perhaps the most interesting city on earth. Sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike, it dates back to at least the third millenium BCE. David made it his capital; Solomon glorified it with his Te mple; it fell to Babylonia in 586 BCE and was rebuilt by Ezra and Nehemiah; it was the city of the Maccabees and of the Herods, and the place where Jesus was tried and crucified. Titus razed its buildings and destroyed the Temple in 70 CE. A f t e r t he revolt of Bar Kochba, the Romans made Jerusalem a pagan shrine. Jerusalem fell to the Crusaders in 1099; in 1187, Muslims, led by Saladin, captured the city and held it almost continuously until the British took control after World Wa r I. Th e B ritish Mandate ended in 1948 when the State of Israel was born. In 1967, Israel reunited the city. Special features in the Atlas include: concise, easy-to-read text; four-color illustrations, maps, drawings, and photos throughout ; de fi nit i ve an d a uthoritative information; selected bibliography of further readings; thorough index; an up-to-date approach, based on the latest findings. For anyone interested in biblical archaeology; geography; Jewish studies, culture, an d his tor y; a nd th e h isto ry and culture of the Middle East, (this book) is certain to be an invaluable resource." Minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, small tear aat bottom of spine - archivally taped , v er y lig ht r ubbin g. Ver y Go od+/V ery Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
3 Bahrampour, Firouz. TURKEY: POLITICAL AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION.
Theo. Gaus' Sons, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1967. 
100 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Contents: Historical Background; Period of the First Turkish Republic 1923-60; The Revolution of May 27, 1960; The Provisional Government of Turkey and the Committee of National Unity 1960-61; Birth of the Second Turkish Republic; Turkish Establishment and the Emergin Structure of Modern Turkish Society; Problems of Social and Economic Development; Turkish Foreign Policy. Previous owner's name at top of front pastedown, pages browning lightly, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is worn, with chips, tears, old tape repair, browning, but all text is complete and it is now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/Fair 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496., Bartholomew, J.G.
4 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
254 pp, 6 7/8" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps. "(T)his book attempts to cover the geography of Europe, mapped out not only to define the frontiers and countries, but to illustrate history and literature - especially English literature. The changes in the face of Europe that have marked the growth of nations, that went on through the Middle Ages, and have continued to the time of Wellington and Napoleon, the Franco-Prussian War, and to the merging to-day of the military in the industrial struggle, may be followed in the coloured maps which come first in the volume." The b&w line maps include: "Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World", "Famous British Battles" and "Maps Illustrating Districts Connected with Famous Books and Their Authors". There is also a "Pronoucing Gazetteer", "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Europe having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, light edge wear - tiny tear at top of front hinge, small bump at top of spine, small bump at fore-edge of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, slight browning to free endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small faint white mark of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF NAVAL WARFARE, 1190 BC - PRESENT: STRATEGY, WEAPONS, COMMANDERS, AND SHIPS., Dicke, Iain; Dougherty, Martin J.; Jestice, Phyllis J.; Jorgensen, Christer; Rice, Rob S.
5 Dicke, Iain; Dougherty, Martin J.; Jestice, Phyllis J.; Jorgensen, Christer; Rice, Rob S. FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF NAVAL WARFARE, 1190 BC - PRESENT: STRATEGY, WEAPONS, COMMANDERS, AND SHIPS.
Thomas Dunne / St. Martin's Press, New York, 2009, first U.S. edition. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9780312554538 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, maps/battle plans, profiles, drawings, uniform studies, reproductions. "(A)nalyzes the tactics, techniques, and weaponry of naval warfare from the ancient period to the modern day. Beginning with Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses III's victory over the piratical Sea Peoples in 1190 BC, and coming up-to-date with the use of aircraft carriers and the latest computerized weapons technology, the book covers every significant development in naval warfare over the last 3000 years." Very small shallow dent at top edge of rear board; place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has some area s o f light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
6 Gelardi, Julia P. FROM SPLENDOR TO REVOLUTION: THE ROMANOV WOMEN, 1847-1928.
New York St. Martin's Press, 2011 0312371152 / 9780312371159 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
482 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "The years between the early 1850s and the late 1920s marked a turbulent and significant era for Russia. During that time the country underwent a massive transformation, taking it from days of grandeur under the tsars to the chaos of revolution and the beginnings of the Soviet Union. At the center of this tumult were four women of the Romanov dynasty. Marie Alexandrovna and Olga Constantinovna were born into the family, Russian grand duchesses at birth. Marie Feodorovna and Marie Pavlovna married into the dynasty: the former born a princess of Denmark, the latter a duchess of the German duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. These Romanov women, distinguished in varying degrees by their beauty and elegance, their wealth and power, savored a life of privilege and unsurpassed luxury. Marie Alexandrovna, Tsar Alexander II's pampered daughter, astonished her mother-in-law, Queen Victoria, with her strength of character. Thrust into the role of queen at age sixteen, Olga Constaninovna's altruistic streak benefited Greeks and Russians alike. Charming and vivacious, Marie Feodorovna, the mother of the ill-fated Tsar Nicholas II, excelled in her role as empress. Formidable and ambitious, Marie Pavlovna emerged as a rival to Tsarina Alexandra, Nicholas II's embattled consort. (This book) presents the unforgettable political and personal dramas of these extraordinary women. What began for them as a time of splendor ended after World War I with Russia destroyed by revolution." Small soft bump to top corner of pages 367 to 436, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - two tiny tears at top, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, soft crease down front hinge area, light edge wrinkling - maily at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE FIRST WORLD WAR (4).  THE MEDITERRANEAN FRONT 1914-1923.  OSPREY ESSENTIAL HISTORIES 23., Hickey, Michael.
7 Hickey, Michael. THE FIRST WORLD WAR (4). THE MEDITERRANEAN FRONT 1914-1923. OSPREY ESSENTIAL HISTORIES 23.
Oxford Osprey, 2002 184176373X / 9781841763736 Soft Cover Very Good - 
95 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w photographs, color maps/battle plans. "The First World War in the Mediterranean represented more than just a peripheral theatre to the war on the western front. This engaging volume includes details of allied attempts to capture Constantinople; bloody campaigning in Northern Italy; the defence of the Suez Canal and the defeat of theTurkish army in Palestine. The Arab revolt, skirmishes in North Africa and the entrapment of a huge allied garrison in Greece - the 'world's biggest prison camp' as the Germans described it - are also covered. The result was the fall of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires and the birth of nations unknown in 1914." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing, small creases at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Hourani, Albert. Introduction and Afterword by Malise Ruthven. A HISTORY OF THE ARAB PEOPLES.
London Folio Society 2009 Hard Cover Fine 
659 pp, 10" H, bound in blue buckram, blocked with a design in black and gold based on Islamic script on the walls of Al-Azhar Mosque, Cairo - in black slip case. Map endpapers, colour illustrations, b&w maps. Chapter headings: A New Power in an Old World; The Formation of an Empire; The Formation of a Society; The Articulation of Islam; The Arab Muslim World; The Countryside; Cities and Their Rulers; Ways of Islam; The Culture of the 'Ulama; Divergent Paths of Thought; The Culture of Courts and People; The Ottoman Empire; Ottoman Societies; The Changing Balance of Power in the Eighteenth Century; European Power and Reforming Governments (1800-1860); European Empires and Dominant Elites (1860-1914); The Culture of Imperialism and Reform; The Climax of European Power (1914-1939); Changing Ways of Life and Thought (1914-1939); The End of the Empires (1939-1962); Changing Societies (1940s and 1950s); National Culture (1940s and 1950s); The Climax of Arabism (1950s and 1960s); Arab Unity and Disunity (since 1967); A Disturbance of Spirits (since 1967); Afteword; Maps; Tables; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Terms; Index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
SAILORS IN THE HOLY LAND:  THE 1848 AMERICAN EXPEDITION TO THE DEAD SEA AND THE SEARCH FOR SODOM AND GOMORRAH., Jampoler, Andrew C.A.
9 Jampoler, Andrew C.A. SAILORS IN THE HOLY LAND: THE 1848 AMERICAN EXPEDITION TO THE DEAD SEA AND THE SEARCH FOR SODOM AND GOMORRAH.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2005. 
312 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1591144132 B&w illustrations. "(An) exciting naval adventure in an unlikely setting on the fringes of the Ottoman Empire more than 150 years ago. Ordered to fix the exact elevation of the Dead Sea and to collect mineral specimens, the expedition was the Navy's first and last to the storied salt lake of the Old Testament. Its leader, Lt. William F. Lynch, was at once a coolly scientific and devoutly religious man who hope d t o f i n d the ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah and substantiate the account of their destruction in the Book of Genesis. Drawing on his extensive research in Turkey, Jordan, and Israel, the author not only presents first-time details of the expedi ti o n bu t a ls o places the 1848 event in a broad historical setting. Recalling a time when most of Europe had revolted against its monarchies, insurrection had boiled in the port cities of the Mediterranean, the Ottoman Empire had nearly collap sed , an d a l eth al cholera epidemic had swept across the world, Jampoler helps readers understand the crew's fears and expectations. He also offers a taste of life at sea during a decade when sail began to give way to steam. Readers join Lynch and h is men as they la un ch two small boats on the Sea of Galilee at Tiberius, run the Jordan rapids, and plumb the depths of the Dead Sea, while members of the shore party and their Arab escorts follow along on camels and horseback...." Minor wrin kli ng at t op/ botto m of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small barcode security label on inside of rear flap. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 27 NO. 19 1997
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1997 00264083 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: "Alte Vorwarts!": Painting David Grieve Models' bust of Field Marshal Blucher; A Delightful Turk: Modelling a German pilot serving with the Ottoman Air Arm of WWI; German Armour in Israel: Bob Fleming on the Middle East Panzer trail; IPMS Annuals: Military models at the International Plastic Modellers' Competitions; The Worst US Tank of World War II: Scratch building a Marmon Herrington T-16 (Steve Zaloga); Harquebusier: Figure kit conversion - model an English Civil War cavalryman; Notice Board: All the latest news for military modellers; Observation Post: The monthly news column for wargarmers; On Parade: Books Reviewed; Soldier Box: A monthly column for collectors of toy soldiers; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; Despatch: Readers' letters; "ATTEN-SHUN!": New products reviewed. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
EASTWARD TO TARTARY:  TRAVELS IN THE BALKANS, THE MIDDLE EAST, AND THE CAUCASUS., Kaplan, Robert D.
11 Kaplan, Robert D. EASTWARD TO TARTARY: TRAVELS IN THE BALKANS, THE MIDDLE EAST, AND THE CAUCASUS.
Random, New York, (2000). 
364 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 2 maps. "...takes us through Turkey, across the Fertile Crescent, and into the volatile, oil-rich lands of the Caucasus and Central Asia, a region (Kaplan) describes as the Balkans of the future - explosive, strategically important, the new fault line between East and West. Through dramatic stories of unforgettable characters past and present, Kaplan illuminates the tragic history of the lands in which he travels. He ventures from the famed archaeological ruins of Syria to the markets of Lebanon to the military outposts of Turkey and Israel; from Baku, capital of new business and new oil, across the Caspian Sea to the deserts of Turkmenistan and back to the killing fields of Armenia..." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling and one tiny closed tear with crease along top edge. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Kay, Ormonde de, Jr. IMPERIALISM AND WORLD WAR I. THE UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF THE WORLD VOLUME XIII.
Golden Press, New York, (1966). 
Pages numbered 1041 to 1132, small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover with pictorial front board - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photos, reproductions, cartoons, maps. A pictorial look at the era from 1869 to 1920, giving the background to and an overview of the First World War and the political aftermath. Interior - 3/4" split and excess glue at bottom of inside front hinge, four small surface paper pulls on each of pages 1110 & 1111 - all at top part of page, a few light tiny ink marks on pages 1108 & 1117, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling, tiny bump to corners and bottom of spine, remainder stripe on bottom of textblock. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
PARIS 1919: SIX MONTHS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD., MacMillan, Margaret.  Foreword By Richard Holbrooke.
13 MacMillan, Margaret. Foreword By Richard Holbrooke. PARIS 1919: SIX MONTHS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD.
New York Random House 2002 0375508260 / 9780375508264 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
570 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Between January and July 1991, after 'the war to end all wars', men and women around the world converged on Paris to shape the peace. Center stage, for the first time in history, was an American president, Woodrow Wilson, who with his Fourteen Points seemed to promise to so many people the fulfillment of their dreams. Stern, intransigent, impatient when it came to security concerns and wildly idealistic in his dream of a League of Nations that would resolve all further conflict peacefully, Wilson is only one of the larger-than-life characters who fill the pages of this extraordinary book. David Lloyd George, the gregarious and wily British prime minister, brought Winston Churchill and John Maynard Keynes. Lawrence of Arabia joined the Arab delegation. Ho Chi Minh, kitchen assistant at the Ritz, submitted a petition for an independent Vietnam. For six months, Paris was effectively the center of the world as the peacemakers carved up bankrupt empires and created new countries. This book brings to life the personalities, ideals, and prejudices of the men who shaped the settlement. They pushed Russia to the sidelines, alienated China, and dismissed the Arabs. They struggled with the problem of Kosovo, of the Kurds, and of a homeland for the Jews. The peacemakers, so it has been said, failed dismally; above all they failed to prevent another war. Margaret MacMillan argues that they have unfairly been made the scapegoats for the mistakes of those who came later. She refutes received ideas about the path from Versailles to World War II and debunks the widely accepted notion that reparations imposed on the Germans were in large part responsible for the Second World War. A landmark work of narrative history, (this) is the first full-scale treatment of the Peace Conference in more than twenty-five years. It offers a scintillating view of those dramatic and fateful days when much of the modern world was sketched out, when countries were created - Iraq, Yugoslavia, Israel - whose troubles haunt us still." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very slight cigarette odor. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, light edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE ENGLISH IN INDIA:  A PROBLEM OF POLITICS., Marriott, John A.R., Sir.
14 Marriott, John A.R., Sir. THE ENGLISH IN INDIA: A PROBLEM OF POLITICS.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1932. 
322 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Ex - mission school library. 4 maps in text, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Prologue; The Genesis of the Problem; West and East; The Anglo-French D uel; The East India Company (1600 to 1784); The English Company and the Indian States; Territorial Expansion (1785 to 1805); Territorial Expansion and Social Reform (1805 to 1835); The Problem of the Frontier; 'Making a People'; The Mutiny ; T h e I n d i a of the Queen; The Problem of Education; Constitutional Evolution (1858 to 1909); The Problem of Defence; The War and After; The Round Table Conference and After; Epilogue; Chronological Table; Select Bibliography; Index. Ex - mi ss i on s ch o ol l ib ra ry copy. Previous owner's bookplate and small presentation card on front pastedown - both have black ink check mark on them, previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper, very light browning and minor soiling to end pap er s, app rox . 3" x 5 " a rea of very light glue residue/soiling on rear pastedown, light wrinkling to edges of rear pastedown, light browning to edges of textblock - top of textblock darkened, light wear/wrinkling/fraying at top/bottom of spi ne, a f ew ligh t so il ing mar ks o n bo ards, boards are slightly bowed, light to moderate edge wear, two small white letters on spine. Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
BYRON'S TRAVELS., Massie, Allan.  Introduction by Elizabeth Longford.
15 Massie, Allan. Introduction by Elizabeth Longford. BYRON'S TRAVELS.
Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1988, first edition. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0283994088 B&w photographs, reproductions. "As a young man in search of varied experience and adventure, (Byron) began his first 'grand tour' in July 1809, six months after his twenty -first birthday. It took him by way of Portugal, Southern Spain, Sardinia, and Malta to Athens, Smyrna and Constantinople. Inspired to write as he travelled, his return to England saw the publication of the first two cantos of the largely a u t o b i o g raphical poem about a moral outlaw, 'Childe Harold', and the Oriental tales, both of which became bestsellers in Regency London. His reputation as a poet was established. His second departure from England was precipitated by the b r ea ku p of h is m ar riage to Anne Isabelle Milbanke. Pursued by scandal and rumours, and finding England both intolerable and intolerant, he set off for Italy. His route took him via Switzerland, where he spent time with Shelley, and Milan, w he re he me t t he gre at Fre nch writer Stendhal. He was to live for the next seven years in Venice, Ravenna, Pisa and Genoa. The Venetian years, from 1816 to 1819, were vivid, dissipated, productive. 'Childe Harold' was finished, 'Beppo' writte n, 'Do n J uan ', h is mast erp iece , begun. He engaged in revolutionary politics, embarked on torrid love affairs and became, after Napoleon had been exiled to Elba, the most remarkable celebrity of his day. Then, in July 1823, he left for Greec e t o br ing what aid he could to the G reek struggle for independence from the Ottoman Empire. Although he was talking of visiting America and living in retirement in England, it was in Greece that he died, at the age of thirty-six. 'Byron's Tr avel s' is ric h and reve ali ng. A cop ious l etter-writer and sometimes diarist, Byron wrote so vividly of his travels that much of the story can be told in his own words. Allan Massie quotes these where appropriate and takes us on the journe ys wi th Byr on, f ollowi ng him thr ough th e yea rs and placing him in the political and cultural setting of his time. The result is a compelling new portrait of Byron, silhouetted against a backcloth of the Mediterranean." Dust jacket has ligh t edge wear/w rinkli ng at t op/bott om of spine a nd fla p-folds - light wrinkling at top edge of front flap. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE OTTOMAN ARMY 1914-18.  OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 269., Nicolle, David.  Colour plates by Raffaele Ruggeri.  Series editor, Lee Johnson.
16 Nicolle, David. Colour plates by Raffaele Ruggeri. Series editor, Lee Johnson. THE OTTOMAN ARMY 1914-18. OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 269.
(Osprey, London, 1994), Ist edition. 
48 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w photos, map, 8 plates of uniform studies in full color. Contents; Introduction; Prelude to the Great War; Chronology, The Army; Uniforms and Equipment; German Influence; Transport; The Navy; The Air Forces; Auxiliaries and Allies. Interior - faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light yellowing to edges, very light soiling on bottom of textblock. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LAWRENCE AND THE ARAB REVOLTS.  OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 208., Nicolle, David.  Colour plates by Richard Hook.  Series editor, Lee Johnson.
17 Nicolle, David. Colour plates by Richard Hook. Series editor, Lee Johnson. LAWRENCE AND THE ARAB REVOLTS. OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 208.
(Osprey, Oxford, 1989). 
48 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0850458889 B&w photos, map, 8 plates of uniform studies in full color. Contents; Introduction; Arabs in the Ottoman Army; The Sanussi and the Sahara; The Arab Revolt and its Rivals; The War in Southe rn Arabia; Iraq a nd the Gulf; The Egyptian Army. Interior - Christmas notation, date and signature in pencil on title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, slight browning. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
HEROES & AEROPLANES OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918., Phelan, Joseph A.  Foreword by Sir Thomas Sopwith.
18 Phelan, Joseph A. Foreword by Sir Thomas Sopwith. HEROES & AEROPLANES OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1970 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Joseph A. Phelan. 
128 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w drawings. "(A) vivid pictorial presentation of (aerial) warfare from the first use of aircraft in war - Italian reconnaissance against the Ottoman Empire in 1912 - to the Armistice in 1918. In striking color the great individual battles of the aces come alive: Immelman, von Richthofen, Voss and Boelcke; Bishop, Collishaw, McCudden, Ball and Beauchamp-Proctor; Rickenbacker; Guynemer, Nungesser and Garros. And the dogfights and sorties; Bloody April and the Fokker Scourge; the Lafayette Escadrille, the Storks, the Flying Circuses; the bombing raids; the balloon busters. The trials of combat and endurance and the men and aero-planes that made it all possible, changing the world's thinking about the methods of war. J.A. Phelan has created more than 400 superb paintings and drawings - executed with the drama and the meticu-lous detail of the artist who takes delight in his subject - for this richly illustrated book. The various aircraft of the Allies and Central Powers are shown in detail (top and side views, camouflage, national markings and pilots' decorations, engines, armament and structure) and in combat as they were flown by the aces. This volume presents an unduplicated view of the 1914-1918 war in the air, when man first captured control of the sky in order to control the ground." A few tiny tape marks from previous protective sleeve at corners of endpapers, scattered tiny light foxing marks on top of text block, one slight corner bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD., Robinson, Francis, editor. Foreword by Ira M. Lapidus. (Patricia Cone, Robert Irwin, Stephen F. Dale, Sarah Ansari, K.N. Chaudhuri, Basim Musallam, Stephen Vernoit, Francis Robinson.)
19 Robinson, Francis, editor. Foreword by Ira M. Lapidus. (Patricia Cone, Robert Irwin, Stephen F. Dale, Sarah Ansari, K.N. Chaudhuri, Basim Musallam, Stephen Vernoit, Francis Robinson.) THE CAMBRIDGE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD.
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1996 0521435102 / 9780521435109 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
328 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps. "De-mystifying the Islamic world and celebrating its achievements, this book covers everything from its commerce, social ordering, knowledge and learning to its art, architecture, and material culture. Emphasis is placed throughout on the close interrelationship between the West and the Islamic world, and the large cultural debt they owe one another." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
20 Unsworth, Barry. THE RAGE OF THE VULTURE.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1983, Ist edition. 
443 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Constantinople, May 1908. City of the Golden Horn and the Sublime Porte; city of endless bazaars and sequestered palaces, glittering mosques and foreign compounds; ancient capital of an immense feudal autoc racy teeming with different races and caught in the crosscurrents of European power struggles...(here, Englishman Robert Markham who stood by helplessly as his Armenian fiance was raped and murdered twelve years before) sets out on his personal mission of redemption (as) the Turkish Third Army is on the verge of revolt, and throughout the Empire Armenians, Jews, Bulgarians, Greeks, and Turks are uniting to confront the existing regime...takes us into the heart of Moslem culture and on the equally perilous journey to the dark side of one man's soul..." Dust jacket has two small closed tears and light edge wrinkling at top edge and light wrinkling at bottom of spine. NF/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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