Middle Eastern History
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Berlin: Kurt Wolff / Im Schocken Verlag, 1932 / 1936. Hardcover. First volume has 18 full page plates and 8 illustations in text. In black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Light rubbing to boards. Clean, bright interior. In white dust jacket with red spine panel and white title to spine. In original cardboard slipcase with title to spine panel. Minor wear to edges of case. 307 pages. Second volume is also bound in black cloth boards with gilt title to spine, but it's dust jacket is off-white with black title to spine and front panel. The second volume is not in a slipcase. 287 pages plus 15 plates. In German. GER709281 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Near Fine / Fine.
Falcon Press. 1977. Hardcover. PRESENTATION COPY. Vg/Vg Dj in mylar/illus./4to./84 pages. with presentation on front free endpaper. "A delightful book with some 80 pages of coloured acrylic paintings and black and white drawings, accompanied by poems written by the artist" (jacket). Middle East. MID/5202. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
Motivate Publishing, 1992. Hardcover. "This Arabian Album is a personal record of the region as it was at mid-century, a brief glimpse at a small segment of history which I was privileged to witness" (photographer). Near fine in black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Gift inscription in pen to half-title page from previous owner. In black dust jacket with orange title to spine and front panels. 224 pages. MID/011817. Near Fine / Fine.
Washington D.C. Brassey's, Inc., 2002. Hardcover. Mint in mint red and blue dust jacket with white title to front panel and to black spine panel. Like new. 295 pages. Includes section of notes for each chapter. Illustrated throughout with drawings and photos. Middle Eastern History. MID/8132. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
Mt. Tremper, NY: Maureen Cummins, 2019. One of 20 copies signed and numbered by the book artist. A striking work by well known book artist Maureen Cummins. She produced this work as part of Swarthmore College's Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary Project, with major support by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. Additional support was provided by the Lang Center for Social Rsponsibility, the William J. Cooper Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project brought five artists into conversation with Syrian and Iraqi individuals resettled in Philadelphia. Cummins interviewed four participating families in 2018. The text of this book was compiled based on interviews that she conducted with three of the resettled Middle Eastern refugees and their families. The power of this work is that most of the texts of the interviews were heavily redacted to protect the families and their relatives still in the Middle East. Anonymous was typed by the artist using a vintage Smith-Corona typewriter, then later redacted by hand with water based black ink. The loose sheets are held in a commercially produced clip board with metal covers with the title in black on the front cover. Measures 9 x 13.25 inches. In fine condition. Unpaginated [9 pages] ARTISTSB/012120. Fine.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1976. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue paper covered boards with orange title to spine. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout including frontis. Orange and yellow illustrated price clipped dust jacket with yellow title to front panel and orange title to spine. One small open tear to top edge of rear panel and one very small puncture hole to dust jacket. Index, 192 pages. Middle East. MID/5202. Near Fine in Very Good DJ.
New York: Longman, 1977. Hardcover. 4to. Red cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Very slight foxing to title page. Else is very clean and is filled with full color photographic illustrations. Tight binding. Color photographic dust jacket with black title to front board and to white spine. Slight edge wear to dust jacket. Unpaginated. MID/061104. Very Good + in Very Good + DJ.
Beirut: Almassar, n.d. [ca. 2000]. Hardcover. First Edition. In French. Inscribed by Joublatt's son, Walid Joumblatt: "To Congressman Shays /With all my respect and friendship/ W. Joumbatt 7/7/2007" Kamal Joumblatt was an important Lebanese political leader who headed the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War until he was assassinated in 1977. His son, Walid, is the Lebanese Druze leader. An admiring biography with b&w photographs throughout that document Joumblatt's life as an important world figure. Folio volume bound in black cloth with silver title to spine and blind stamped title and portrait on front cover. In very good plus condition. Pictorial dust jacket with red title to spine and front, which also has photograph of Joumblatt. Invery good condition with slight bumping and minor chips. Interior is in fine condition. 224 pages. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.