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THE ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF JERUSALEM., Bahat, Dan.  With Chaim T. Rubinstein.  Introduction by Eric Meyers.  Translated by Shlomo Ketko.
1 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
 
 
2 Day, Brian. CHRONICLE OF CELTIC FOLK CUSTOMS: A DAY-TO-DAY GUIDE TO FOLK CUSTOMS.
Hamlyn, (London, 2000), Ist edition. 
208 pp, 4to, HC in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions. "The definitive guide to the Celtic folk customs of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany, encompassing details of every folk custom throughout the year: Featur es current Celtic folk festivals, including dates, starting times and directions; Visit and join in folk festivals in your local area; Revive old customs yourself, and find out the reasons behind them; Play traditional games; Discover lo c a l c r a f t s ; Cook forgotten recipes." Covers, among others, Wassailing, Fertility rites, Harvest customs, Wakes, Rushbearing, Blessings, Pilgrimages, Music, Dance, Fairs, Games, May Day, etc., etc. Tiny remainder dot to top of textblock. T hi s i s a ne w, u nr ea d book. NF/NF 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF THE ELDERS OF IRELAND.  (ACALLAM NA SENORACH.), Dooley, Ann and Roe, Harry, translated with introduction and notes by.
3 Dooley, Ann and Roe, Harry, translated with introduction and notes by. TALES OF THE ELDERS OF IRELAND. (ACALLAM NA SENORACH.)
Oxford Oxford University Press 1999 0192839187 / 9780192839183 Soft Cover Very Good 
245 pp, 7 3/4" H. "This is the first complete translation of the largest literary text surviving from twelfth-century Ireland, and the most comprehensive early collection of Fenian stories and poetry. Three parallel worlds interact in the 'Tales': the contemporary Christian world of Saint Patrick, with his scribes, clerics, occasional angels, and souls rescued from Hell; the earlier pagan world of the ancient, giant Fenians and an array of Irish kings; and the timeless Otherworld, peopled by ever-young, shape-shifting fairies. The 'Tales' dwell in detail on the inhabitants of the Irish Otherworld and provide an extensive account of their music and magic, their internicine wars and their malice toward, and infatuation with, humankind - themes that still feature in the storytelling of present-day Ireland. This excellent new translation is based on existing manuscript sources and is richly annotated, looking at the 'Acallam's' place in Irish tradition and its wider literary impact." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block, old price label on rear cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA: REVISTA DE CULTURA MILITAR.  NUMERO 6 - 1994., Jose L. Barrio; Maria Luisa Gonzalez Alonso; Carlos Lozano Liarte; Carlos J. Medina; Antonio M. del Moral; Jose Priego Fernandez del Campo; Ricardo Serrador y Anino; Hector J. Tanzi; Josep Pedrero Lopez; Angel Garbriel Las Navas Pagan; et al.
4 Jose L. Barrio; Maria Luisa Gonzalez Alonso; Carlos Lozano Liarte; Carlos J. Medina; Antonio M. del Moral; Jose Priego Fernandez del Campo; Ricardo Serrador y Anino; Hector J. Tanzi; Josep Pedrero Lopez; Angel Garbriel Las Navas Pagan; et al. MILITARIA: REVISTA DE CULTURA MILITAR. NUMERO 6 - 1994.
Editorial Complutnse, Madrid, 1994. 
190 pp, large 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. Colour and b&w photographs, reproductions, graphs. SPANISH TEXT ONLY. Indice: Editorial; Articulos: Algunas noticias sobre don Carlos Boniers, Baron de Auchy, militar flamenco al servicio de Felipe IV; Una escultura de plata en el Museo del Ejercito; El abolengo militar de la Orden de Isabel la Catolica; Manual basico para el tratamiento de fondos uniformologicos en museos; Los socios militares de la Real Sociedad Economica Matritense de Amigos de l Pais (1775-1815); La pintura de tema belico en la teoria del arte del siglo XVII; Condecoraciones militares (II); El regimen de guerra en la conquista de America. Notas: Guias voluntarios del Museo del Ejercito; Los recuerdos de la aeros t a c i o n m i litar en el Museo del Aire; Entrega de una bandera al Museo Militar de Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Bibliografia; Actividades. Interior - waviness to bottom 1 1/2" of textblock - no signs of dampness marks, otherwise clean and tight wi th n o pr ev io u s ow nership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light rubbing, minor soiling. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Pern, Stephen. THE BEACH OF MORNING: A WALK IN WEST AFRICA.
London Hodder and Stoughton 1983 0340262362 / 9780340262368 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
224 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w maps, color photographs. "In 1980 Stephen Pern went for a walk in West Africa. From the papyrus choked shores of elusive Lake Chad, Pern and his Nigerian companion, Waziri, wander south, hopscotching the international border between Nigeria and the Cameroons. The lake and the fringes of the Sahara behind them, they cross featureless savannah and baking plain until they reach the Mandara Mountains. They traverse the entire length of the hill chain until they reach the River Benue, paddling across in a dug-out canoe. For company there are two donkeys and occasional guides who lead the way to the next village but seldom beyond. The route is by tracks which avoid wheeled traffic and which connect a still traditional world, part Islamic, part pagan, where medicinal vulture's feet mingle on market stalls with transistors and strident cassettes. Between them they muster enough of the local languages to communicate with villagers and to exchange news with other travellers on the road. But when two cultures meet Stephen Pern openly admits that far from cracking each other's codes, we may not even recognise that messages are being sent. It is this frank peeling back of preconceptions and a readiness to look directly at things which give this book its freshness and immediacy. (It) is full of unexpected and sharp detail, poignant vignettes and intriguing sidelights, as befits an account of a five-hundred-mile journey taken at a human pace and at human eye level." Very minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, light creases on lower half of front panel, light rubbing. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
A RAZOR FOR A GOAT:  A DISCUSSION OF CERTAIN PROBLEMS IN THE HISTORY OF WITCHCRAFT AND DIABOLISM., Rose, Elliot.
6 Rose, Elliot. A RAZOR FOR A GOAT: A DISCUSSION OF CERTAIN PROBLEMS IN THE HISTORY OF WITCHCRAFT AND DIABOLISM.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1989. 
257 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0802067689 "With an amazing knowledge of his subject (and also of related matters, e.g. mythology and Jungian psychology) the author here discusses witchcraft and diabolism in a way that arouses admiration for his exact and critical aptitude. The central theme is the historical origins (and, as a sidetrack, the psychological functions) of some forms of witchcraft. The question whether these should be regarded as survivals of the ancient pagan cults, or whether they should be supposed to be linked to Christedom as heresy, is given extensive treatment." International Review of Social History. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, two tiny co rner creases - one migrates into last few pages. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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