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THE SOUTHERN GATES OF ARABIA
Written by Freya Stark; Sara Wheeler.
Stock no. 1818515
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2014. Fine condition.

A journey in the Hadhramaut. Blue cloth wi8th silver titles. B/w photographic onlay to front cover. B/w photos. Introduction by Wheeler. Maps by Kevin Freeborn. This title was first published by John Murray in 1936. This edition follows the text of the reprint in December 1936, with minor emendations. Contained in publisher's blue slipcase which is scuffed.

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REVOLT IN THE DESERT
Written by T.E. Lawrence. Illustrated by Edward Bawden.
Stock no. 1818488
Published by Folio Society. 1991. Fine condition.

Pictorial cloth. B/w photos and illustrations. Gilt title to spine. Endpapers are sketch map to show Lawrence's desert campaigns. Fourth printing. Contained in publisher's cream slipcase which is marked.

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THE ISMAILI ASSASSINS: A HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL MURDER
Written by James Waterson.
Stock no. 1817879
Published by Frontline Books. 1st 2008. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

The truth behind the secret missions of the medieval Assassins. Examines the historical events that still resonate in Asia and the Middle East. Black boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w photos. ISBN: 9781848325050. Light scuffing to black dustwrapper.

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FIRST VICTORY: BRITAIN'S FORGOTTEN STRUGGLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, 1941
Written by Robert Lyman.
Stock no. 1817822
Published by Constable. 1st 2006. Fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

A gripping narrative of a series of vital victories that heralded the real turning point in Britain's fortunes. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. xiii and 336 pages including index. ISBN: 9781845291082. Pictorial dustwrapper is heavily faded to spine and rear panel spine edge.

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HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF EUROPE THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA (9 VOLUMES)
Written by Stanley Cramp. Illustrated by Paul Barruel; Robert Gillmor; Peter Hayman; Peter Scott; et al..
Stock no. 2130562
Published by Oxford University Press. Circa 1986. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth. Packed with colour and b/w illustrations. Taking account of the great advances made in ornithological knowledge in recent years. A detailed and authoritative work. Large format. Volumes 1-3 are reprints, 4-9 are 1st editions. Spotting to covers of a few volumes. Marks to outer page edges, with some foxing. Wrapper spines are faded. Volume 3 wrapper is also price-cut.

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THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA & ARABIA AND EGYPT AND NUBIA (2 VOLUMES)
Written by David Roberts.
Stock no. 2129192
Published by Folio Society. 2014. Fine condition.

Large format. Red decorated cloth, gilt titles. Stunning colour illustrations. The material printed in these two volumes was original meant to be in three. Volumes are in stunning condition! Slip cases have some scuff marks and wear.

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ELUSIVE VICTORY: THE ARAB-ISRAELI WARS, 1947-1974
Written by Trevor Nevitt Dupuy.
Stock no. 1816846
Published by Macdonald and Jane's. 1st 1978. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

A richly documented, authoritative, and impartial history of the war-torn Middle East. White cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and maps. xxv and 669 pages. ISBN: 0356080900. Text block slightly grubby. Pictorial dustwrapper lightly rubbed at edges.

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ARABIA SAND SEA SKY
Written by Michael McKinnon.
Stock no. 2128285
Published by BBC Books. 1st 1990. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Dark orange boards, gilt title to spine. Colour photos. ISBN: 0563361069. Wrapper spine faded; couple of tiny chips.

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THE ASSASSINS
Written by Bernard Lewis.
Stock no. 2128217
Published by Folio Society. 2005. Fine condition.

A Radical Sect in Islam. Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine, illustration to front. Colour plates. xii and 242 pages. A few small bumps to edges of slip case.

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BEHIND THE LAWRENCE LEGEND: THE FORGOTTEN FEW WHO SHAPED THE ARAB REVOLT
Written by Philip Walker.
Stock no. 1816390
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 2018. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

T.E. Lawrence became world-famous as 'Lawrence of Arabia' during the Arab Revolt of 1916-18. This is the compelling story of the unsung band of officers and spies who made the legend possible. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 9780198802273.

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THE BALFOUR DECLARATION: THE ORIGINS OF THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT
Written by Jonathan Schneer.
Stock no. 1816385
Published by Bloomsbury. 1st 2010. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The Balfour Declaration was conceived amidst the horror of the First World War, its creators were an extraordinary cast of diplomats, scholars, soldiers and spies, Arab rulers and insurgents and Zionist zealots. It was a public statement announcing support for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people and set in motion a series of events, entirely unseen by its authors. Black boards, silver title to spine. ISBN: 9780747599487. A few bumps and minor marks to boards. Pictorial dustwrapper is rubbed and a little grubby with a small dampstain to lower rear corner.

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YOUNG LAWRENCE: A PORTRAIT OF THE LEGEND AS A YOUNG MAN
Written by Anthony Sattin.
Stock no. 1816383
Published by John Murray. 1st 2014. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Uncovering the story T.E. Lawrence wanted to conceal: the truth of his birth, his tortuous relationship with a dominant mother, his deep affection for an Arab boy, the intimate details of the extraordinary journeys he made through the region with which his name is forever connected and the personal reasons that drove him from being a student to becoming an archaeologist and a spy. Black boards, silver title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 9781848549128.

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