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A RARE LETTER TO THE EDITOR: MR.: HEARN, Lafcadio.
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About this Item: Ichigaya, Tokyo 1899. A three-page holographic penned letter on two sheets:, one, two sides, 14 x 20 cm., on buff colored paper, dated and signed by Lafcadio Hearn. RARE & OBSCURE ! A superb letter to William G. Jordan, the editor of the SATURDAY EVENING POST. Hearn sends Jordan a blistering reply to his request to receive more Hearn essays. Hearn in turn states categorically that he shall never submit to any editor or publisher's censorship. The following is the full text of that letter, exactly recorded below in the format as Hearn actually wrote it: [* = our paragraph/space markers] * William George Jordan, Esq., Editor Saturday Evening Post:- * "My Dear Mr. Jordan - Your letter of March 10th is with me. I am afraid that my answer to it will not please you; but I have no doubt that you will be able to understand my view of the question, and I propose to be perfectly frank with you. * I have stopped writing for magazines, because their Editors or perhaps their publishers, are the enemies, and, mostly, the irreconcilable enemies, of literature. They want only work written according to their order. They want only something that is like something which has already pleased the majority of their readers. They do not want anything because it is well-done, because it is original, because it contains a new idea, -no, they want only what they think their readers want. And necessarily they desire, as a consequence of this policy, the commonplace, the lifeless, the imitation, the counterfeit, the pinchbeck. Send them an original story -it is too horrible, or too shocking, or too heterodox, or 'not likely to please the majority of our readers.' Send them an essay; and it is not 'exactly suited for the magazine.' But write what they want, -and you can get your own price for dullness and insi- pidity. It is no wonder that American writers have to speak for an audience in -London ! The American magazines are murdering American literature. * Under no circumstances and for no renumeration will I ever again write anything to order. I have never done so without regretting it. I could not be persuaded to promise a series of so many articles on such or such a subject at any price. * I might undertake, with a fair-minded editor, to be a contributor to some magazine. But I should propose that he be willing to consider any MS. that I might choose to offer him, upon any subject, -that I should never be asked to write upon a particular theme, or to furnish exactly so many notes and words, or to send in a MS. exactly at such and such a time. I should ask for absolute freedom to use my own judgement. And for any MS. -short or long, accepted by him,- I should expect to be paid not less than $100, -unless the magazine were too poor to pay, in which case I might give a MS. for nothing. It would, under any circumstances, be understood that no changes whatever should be made in the text. * I doubt, my dear Mr. Jordan, whether your publishers would agree to this sort of thing, -unless you have a freer hand than most editors. But to undertake to please you upon any other conditions would be a positive injury to myself; and my experience with editors has not been small, - though my success has not been great. I remain, dear Sir, Yours very sincerely, Lafcadio Hearn * Tokyo, Nishigime Ku, Ichigaya, Tomihisacho 21 * /April 8th '99)" * This letter contains numerous underlines to give emphasis to his reply. With a very solid and bold Hearn signature. * HEARN MANUSCRIPTS ARE RARE ! The majority of his manuscripts took the form of his book texts. His personal letters have always been exceptionally RARE and OBSCURE when compared to his book writings. This unique letter truly reflects Hearn's spunk and backbone as well as his ethical and moral stand- ards for himself. It shows his real character as an author and as an especially as an intellectual. A treasure and keen insight to Lafcadio Hearn's personality. Seller Inventory # 95245801

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Roll Jordan Roll: Doris Ulmann and

Doris Ulmann and Julia Peterkin

Published by Robert Ballou, New York (1933)

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About this Item: Robert Ballou, New York, 1933. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ. First Edition. New York: Robert Ballou, 1933. First Edition. Very Good/No DJ. First, limited edition of 350. Signed by Ulmann and Peterkin on the limitation page. All ninety (90) plates present, all original glassine tissue guards present. An additional print, depicting Gullah women in a foot washing service (page 123 duplicate), is laid in and is additionally signed by Ulmann. This is the only copy I have seen where the additional print is of the famous foot washing image, easily one of the finest in the book. This image was used as the cover photo for a biography of Ulmann called The Darkness and the Light (1974). Like many copies of this book, there was some water staining to the top of the spine and splash marks on the front board. This copy has been professionally touched up so that the boards are a strong VG+, the water spots almost invisible. The spine lettering is nice and clear (all original gilt). Lacking the plain cardboard slipcase. The contents of the book have minor edge foxing to about 1/3 of the pages, not touching the actual image. The additional plate is signed by Ulmann and has edge chips and tears caused by the plate sticking out from the book, since it was not bound in. The signed additional plate is absolutely original to the book, offsetting from the image (strangely attractive) is seen on the blanks at the front of the book, No soiling to the rough edge textblock (top edge gilt), which suggests that this book, aside from the original water splash, has been very well cared for. Binding is rock solid, not a hint of wear. The entire production is housed in a custom 3/4 morocco leather solander box with a separate chemise for the print. Signed By the Artist and Author. Seller Inventory # 003325

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Ulmann, Doris & Julia Peterkin

Published by Robert O. Ballou, New York (1933)

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About this Item: Robert O. Ballou, New York, 1933. Deluxe edition. Copy 309 of an edition of 350 copies. Signed by both the author and photographer. Quarto, original white cloth-backed brown paper-covered beveled boards. Illustrated with 90 copper photogravure plates all still with tissue guards. The additional laid in signed photogravure plate is lacking in this copy, as is often the case. Some of original glassine preserved. Slight spotting to top edge of spine and corners, lettering bright on spine. No interior spotting which is often found with this book. All in all a lovely copy. The original slipcase cracked on seams with wear. ROTH 101 Books. Seller Inventory # 62035

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About this Item: Berlin, Julius Springer, 1925-26. Bound in 4 nearly uniform contemp. hcloth. Edges a little rubbed. Stamp on title-pages. In "Zeitschrift für Physik. Hrsg. von Karl Scheel", Vols 33,34,35 and 36. VII,950;VII,953;VIII,954;VII,951 pp. The offered papers: pp. 879-893 (vol.33), pp. 858-888 (vol.34), pp.557-615 (vol.35) and pp.336-363 (vol. 36). Internally fine and clean. First printings of these four absolutely fundamental papers, which together MARK THE TURNING POINT IN THE FABRICATION OF A NEW PHYSICS, Quantum Mechanics, also called "Matrix Mechanics"."In May 1925, Heisenberg took on a new and difficult problem, the calculation of the line intensities of the hydrogen spectrum. Just as he had done with Kramers and Bohr, Heisenberg began with a Fourier analysis of the electron orbits. When the hydrogen orbit proved too difficult, he turned to the anharmonic oscillator. With a new multiplication rule relating the amplitudes and frequencies of the Fourier components to observed quantities, Heisenberg succeeded in quantizing the equations of motion for this system in close analogy with the classical equations of motion.in June Heisenberg returned to Göttingen, where he drafted his fundamental paper [the first paper offered], which he completed in July. In this paper Heisenberg proclaimed that the quantum mechanics of atoms should contain only relations between experimentally observable quantities. The resulting formalism served as the starting point for the new quantum mechanics, based, as Heisenberg's multiplication rule implied, on the manipulation of ordered sets of data forming a mathematical matrix.Born and his assistant, Pascual Jordan, quickly developed the mathematical content of Heisenberg's work into a consistent theory with the help of abstract matrix algebra [the second paper offered].Their work, in collaboration with Heisenberg, culminated in their "three-man paper" ["Dreimännerarbeit" - the third paper offered] that served as the foundation of matrix mechanics. Confident of the correctness of the new theory, Heisenberg, Pauli, Born, Dirac, and others began applying the difficult mathematical formalism to the solution of lingering problems." (DSB).In the last paper offered, the Pauli-paper, he shows that the hydrogen spectrum can be derived from the new theory. His starting-point constitutes, due to Lez, a method for integrating the classical equations of motion of a particle in a Coulomb field. Pauli's paper was received on January 17, 1926, but the main result must have been obtained before November 3, 1925, for on that date, Heisenberg writes Pauli: ".Ich brauche Ihnen wohl nicht zu schreiben, wie sehr ich mich über die neue Theorie des Wasserstoffs freue." Pauli's paper convinced most physicists that Quantum Mechanics is correct. (Van der Waerden). Seller Inventory # 39170

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About this Item: Nürnberg Johann Hofmann, 1688-89. (The engraved allergorical title having: Amsterdam, Beÿ Jacob von Meursen nachgelassene Witve, 1681). Folio. Cont. full calf, raised bands, old repairs to top and bottom of spine. Richly gilt compartments. Crowned royal monogram on covers inside gilt frames, gilt stamps at corners. Some wears to covers, scratches. Engraved allegorical title, printed title in red/black. 200,(4) pp; titlepage,400,(8) pp., 10 double-page engraved maps and plans, 29 engraved plates (of which 21 are double-page) and 29 half-page engravings in the text. The first ab. 35 leaves with a small wormtract in outer margin. A few scattered brownspots, otherwise clean. Dappers well-known work on Asia Minor (here in the second German edition) was originally issued in Dutch. This German edition was translated and edited by Jacob von Meursen, who also engraved the plates. It partly depends on the older texts by Josephus, Eusebius, Hieronymus and Adricom's work on the Holy Land from 1589. Seller Inventory # 28653

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Khirbat Al Mafjar, An Arabian Mansion In: Hamilton, R. W.

Hamilton, R. W.

Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford (1959)

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About this Item: Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1959. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. xxvi, [2], 352 pp., colour frontispiece + 109 plates of which some are folding & 5 in colour, 258 figures in text, half-title, contribution by Oleg Grabar, index. Copy clean and in perfect condition. Khirbat Al Mafjar is a deserted Umayyad palace lying about a mile and a half from Al-Khalil in the Jordan Valley. R. Hamilton, the keeper of the Department of Antiquities in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, was also a Director of Antiquities in Palestine during British Mandate. He conducted several explorations at the site investigating the variety of materials used and the wealth of detail in construction and ornament which time and chance had preserved. The excavations at Khirbat Al Mafjar, undertaken between 1934 and 1949, revealed the extent and nature of the buildings which had only been investigated in the broadest way in the previous sixty years. Hamilton considers the ruins of Khirbat Al Mafjar "among the richest of available sources for the secular architecture of Palestine at a critical and fleeting moment: a moment when the reviving stimulus of religion and empire, of wealth and passionate will, under the Umayyad Caliphs seemed about to transform, by a new synthesis of Greek and Asiatic genius, the millennial art of Hellenistic Syria. As it happened, the fall of the Umayyads in AD 750 cut all that short; but not before the first architectural experiments of the Muslim Empire had revealed the creative and assimilative powers and the technical capacity that existed". (Preface). Bibliographic reference: Creswell 429. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 002582

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A History of Trans-Jordan and its Tribes.: Peake, F[rederick] G[erard].

Peake, F[rederick] G[erard].

Published by Amman, no publisher, June 1934. (1934)

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About this Item: Amman, no publisher, June 1934., 1934. Folio (205 x 325 mm). (1), 246-481 ff. With numerous genealogical plates printed in red and green (2 folding). Original printed flexible boards with cloth-reinforced spine. Rare history of the Emirate of Transjordan (today the Arab Kingdom of Jordan), then a British protectorate. The present second volume contains not only the first volume's index (which merely spans pages 246-272), but also, and crucially, an annotated directory of the tribes of the various districts of Transjordan, comprising extensive tables, genealogies, and introductory essays on each tribe. With a separate index to the tribes and a bibliography at the end of the volume. Major-General F. G. Peake (1886-1970), known to the Jordanians as "Peake Pasha", was the creator of the "Arab Legion", the territory's regular army. Upon his retirement in 1939 he was succeeded in his command by John Bagot Glubb. - Hectographed typescript, printed on one side throughout. No copy in British Library. OCLC 29109691. Seller Inventory # 47841

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About this Item: Berlin, Hobbing, 1913-14., 1913. 12 Bde. 4°. Mit zahlreichen Tafeln und Abbildungen nach Adolph v. Menzel. Rotes Originalmaroquin mit goldgeprägten Deckelfileten und Deckelmedaillon, reicher Rückenvergoldung (königlicher Adler zwischen den Bünden), Kopfgoldschnitt, (leicht beschabt, stellenweise leicht fleckig). Eins von 440 nummerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe auf Büttenpapier und in Handeinbänden. - Die Ausgabe erschien anlässlich des 25jährigen Regierungsjubiläums von Wilhelm II., in Erinnerung an den 200. Geburtstag von Friedrich dem Großen. - Schönes Exemplar. Seller Inventory # 8922AB

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About this Item: Imp. Johann Hofmann. Nuremberg, 1688, 1688. -1689. 34 cm. 2 tomos: (I) Frontis, 200 pág., 2 h. (II) 400 pág., 4 h. Ilustr. con 33 grabados a media página en el texto, y 40 lám. con mapas y grabados fuera del texto, de las cuales cinco plegadas y veintisiete a doble página. Enc. en medio pergamino, puntas, cortes pintados, muy deslucida. Papel algo tostado. * Olfert Dapper (1635-1689), de origen holandés, era escritor, geógrafo, historiador y traductor. Esta es una de sus obras más conocidas, que aúna sus conocimentos y observaciones de la zona con los textos de anteriores viajeros e historiadores como Josepho o Eusebio. Algunas de estas fuentes han llegado a ser raras hoy en día. Está profusamente ilustrada con mapas y vistas de ciudades de Tierra Santa, Siria, Palestina y tierras adyacentes. Esta traducción alemana es de Jacob von Meursen, quien también realizó los grabados. Siria, Jerusalen, Palestina, Tierra Santa. Seller Inventory # 19558

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Über quantentheoretische Umdeutung kinematischer und mechanischer Beziehungen": Heisenberg, Werner and

About this Item: Julius Springer, Berlin. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITIONS OF THREE LANDMARK PAPERS THAT TOGETHER FORMED THE THEORETICAL FOUNDATION OF QUANTUM MECHANICS. "In spite of its high-sounding name and its successful solutions of numerous problems in atomic physics, quantum theory, and especially the quantum theory of polyelectronic systems, prior to 1925, was, from the methodological point of view, a lamentable hodgepodge of hypotheses, principles, theorems, and computational recipes rather than a logical consistent theory. Every single quantum-theoretic problem had to be solved first in terms of classical physics; its classical solution had then to pass through the mysterious sieve of the quantum conditions or, as it happened in the majority of cases, the classical solution had to be translated into the language of quanta in conformance with the correspondence principle? In short, quantum theory still lacked two essential characteristics of a full-fledged scientific theory, conceptual autonomy and logical consistency" (Jammer, The Conceptual Development of Quantum Mechanics, 196). The work of Heisenberg, Born, and Jordan in these papers began to rectify these issues and together marked the "starting point for the new quantum mechanics," also called matrix mechanics (DSB). "In May 1925, Heisenberg took on a new and difficult problem, the calculation of the line intensities of the hydrogen spectrum. Just as he had done with Kramers and Bohr, Heisenberg began with a Fourier analysis of the electron orbits. When the hydrogen orbit proved too difficult, he turned to the an harmonic oscillator. With a new multiplication rule relating the amplitudes and frequencies of the Fourier components to observed quantities, Heisenberg succeeded in quantizing the equations of motion for this system in close analogy with the classical equations of motion. In June Heisenberg returned to Göttingen, where he drafted his fundamental paper [the first paper offered], which he completed in July. In this paper Heisenberg proclaimed that the quantum mechanics of atoms should contain only relations between experimentally observable quantities. The resulting formalism served as the starting point for the new quantum mechanics, based, as Heisenberg's multiplication rule implied, on the manipulation of ordered sets of data forming a mathematical matrix. Born and his assistant, Pascual Jordan, quickly developed the mathematical content of Heisenberg's work into a consistent theory with the help of abstract matrix algebra [the second paper offered].Their work, in collaboration with Heisenberg, culminated in their "three-man paper" ["Dreimännerarbeit" - the third paper offered] that served as the foundation of matrix mechanics. Confident of the correctness of the new theory, Heisenberg, Pauli, Born, Dirac, and others began applying the difficult mathematical formalism to the solution of lingering problems" (DSB). ALSO INCLUDED in ZfP Volume 33 is a major milestone in gravitational wave theory: the Czech physicist Guido Beck's discovery of a family of exact solutions to the equations of general relativity representing gravitational waves with cylindrical symmetry (called 'Beck vacua' or 'cylindrical gravitational waves'). His paper, "Zur Theorie Binärer Gravitationsfelder" appears on pp. 713-738. NOTE: We also offer the Heisenberg paper (Volume 33) as a lone offering. Heisenberg, Werner "Über quantentheoretische Umdeutung kinematischer und mechanischer Beziehungen" in Zeitschrift für Physik, 33, 1925, pp. 879-893. CONDITION & DETAILS: In: Zeitschrift für Physik 33 (1925), 34 (1925), 35 (1926). 8vo. (9 x 6.25 inches; 225 x 156mm). Three full volumes. All but invisible ex-libris stamp on title pages; no other library markings whatsoever. Handsomely rebound in grey linen, gilt-tooled and lettered at the spine. Tightly and solidly bound. Very clean inside and out. Near fine condition. Seller Inventory # 9

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Days of the Dandies. Including: Peg Woffington: Days of the

About this Item: Printed by the Grolier Society, London. Édition Magnifique. One of 26, Letter "R" . " This copy has been printed and specially bound for M.E. McC. Darlington." Printed on Japan Vellum by the Edinburgh Press. All Plates in three states, one hand-colored. 15 vols. 8vo. PLATES IN THREE STATES, ONE OF 26 COPIES. Bound in full red morocco, with the gilt stamped initials of M.E. McC. Darlington in the center of the upper covers, elaborate red morocco dentelles with white interior doublures with Grolier coat of arms, t.e.g. by the Grolier Bindery (stamped on lower front pastedown) All Plates in three states, one hand-colored. 15 vols. 8vo Édition Magnifique. One of 26, Letter "R" . " This copy has been printed and specially bound for M.E. McC. Darlington." Printed on Japan Vellum by the Edinburgh Press. Seller Inventory # 51630

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Shryock, Andrew

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ISBN 10: 0520201000 ISBN 13: 9780520201002

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About this Item: University of California Press. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0520201000 Crisp clean unread and unmarked hardcover with light shelfwear to the boards (no dust jacket) remainder mark to one edge - NICE!. Seller Inventory # Z0520201000Z3

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Anne Marie Baylouny

Published by Indiana University Press (2010)

ISBN 10: 0253354722 ISBN 13: 9780253354723

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About this Item: Indiana University Press, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0253354722

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Anne Marie Baylouny

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Andrew Shryock

Published by University of California Press (1997)

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About this Item: University of California Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0520201000

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Cecile Gillard

ISBN 10: 1846611075 ISBN 13: 9781846611070

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About this Item: Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR003923957

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Leighton, HGM, Gillard, Cecile, Van Duzer, Peter

Published by Jordan Publishing Limited

ISBN 10: 1846611075 ISBN 13: 9781846611070

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About this Item: Jordan Publishing Limited. Condition: Good. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, but in good overall condition. Seller Inventory # Z1-R-037-01113

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Published by University of Bergen (2009)

ISBN 10: 8274530454 ISBN 13: 9788274530454

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Paul W. Copeland, Frances Copeland Stickles

Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (1972)

ISBN 10: 0397314035 ISBN 13: 9780397314034

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About this Item: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: New. Revised. Seller Inventory # DADAX0397314035

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About this Item: 1950. Condition: Fine. Oblong octavo. String tied green cloth. Blank black leaves with tissue guards for each page. Small label on rear pastedown of "Persekian, Book-Binder / Box-Maker, New Gate, Jerusalem." Near fine with slight wear on the boards; the images fine. 19 glossy gelatin silver photos, each approximately 4" x 6", mounted one per leaf. The majority captioned in English with white album pen. The images depict Palestinian refugees being given aid at Kasr el Halibat [Qasr Al-Hallabat], Jordan by the Near East Combined Committee for Refugee Work (also known by its acronym NECCRW). The images show Bedouin children and adults happily collecting their goats or textiles, Sheiks of the Othman Bedouin meeting with NECCCRW representatives and the desert patrol, and Bedouin camps. While the images are relatively few, they are well-done and show a little documented element of the upheaval in the region. Seller Inventory # 401441

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ROBERTS, David, HAGHE, Louis

Published by London -9 (1846)

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About this Item: London -9, 1846. Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts' "The Holy Land", published London 1849. Good condition with clean, bright colours David Roberts' magnificent images of Egypt and the Holy Land rank amongst the finest topographical views of the nineteenth century. Roberts made a two-year journey to the Middle-East commencing in 1838, and whilst there executed numerous watercolours from which the finest were selected for the publication; The lithographs were executed by Louis Haghe. In order to help fund the project, Roberts produced a deluxe subscription edition, from which this lithograph was taken, which is notable for being the only edition to have original hand-colour, which would have been executed under the direction of the artist. 34 x 51 cm Abbey: 272. Seller Inventory # 60101

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PETERKIN, Julia. ULMANN, Doris.

Published by Robert O. Ballou, New York (1933)

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About this Item: Robert O. Ballou, New York, 1933. The Text by Julia Peterkin. The Photographic Studies by Doris Ullman. 251 pp. Illustrated with photographic studies by Doris Ulmann. 8vo, publisher's blue cloth in dust jacket. First trade edition. A near fine copy, the cloth bright and unworn with a few very slight marks; unopened; with a small ownership stamp on the front free endpaper; in a jacket with some light edgewear and a few nicks. Seller Inventory # 57789

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Martin Henig; Mary Whiting

Published by Oxford University Committe for Archaeology (1985)

ISBN 10: 0947816062 ISBN 13: 9780947816063

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About this Item: Oxford University Committe for Archaeology, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0947816062

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John Steinbeck

Published by n.p., Los Gatos, CA (1939)

ISBN 10: 9111759496 ISBN 13: 9789111759496

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About this Item: n.p., Los Gatos, CA, 1939. Prints. Condition: Fine. 3.5' x 5.5'. Brief Autograph Letter signed, on a post card addressed by Steinbeck and postmarked Los Gatos, April 17th, 1939, to critic, friend and admirer, Paul Jordan Smith, stating in part, 'It is a kind review and I thank you for it.' He continues, 'I haven't seen the Moore book. However, biography usually succeeds in turning to autobiography. I've noticed that.' Smith had reviewed The Grapes of Wrath, calling it 'one of the most thrilling experiences' he'd had for many years. A short, but sweet, note regarding one of the most important books of the twentieth-century, with a pithy bit of literary criticism from one of America's greatest novelists. Fine. Seller Inventory # 2795545

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Abu Nowar, Maan

Published by Ithaca Press (2006)

ISBN 10: 0863723039 ISBN 13: 9780863723032

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About this Item: Ithaca Press, 2006. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP98037988

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The Holy Land in Three Divisions: Jerusalem: ROBERTS, David

ROBERTS, David

Published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co c. 1889, London (1889)

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About this Item: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co c. 1889, London, 1889. Hardcover. All parts bound in one volume Half folio (approximately 10 x 14 inches exclusive of margins). original scarlet padded morocco, heavy gilt decorations, spine with raised bands, extra gilt, lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated with 120 tinted lithographs by Louis Haghe from original drawings by David Roberts. (all present.) Plates slightly larger (32 x 24 cm) than in the earlier quarto edition and are also identified outside the image. David Roberts, R.A. (24 October 1796 Ð 25 November 1864) was a Scottish painter. He is especially known for a prolific series of detailed lithograph prints of Egypt and the Near East that he produced from sketches he made during long tours of the region (1838Ð1840). These and his large oil paintings of similar subjects made him a prominent Orientalist painter. He was elected as a Royal Academician in 1841.In 1838, Roberts embarked on a journey that would shape Europe's perception of the Middle East and then Roberts worked with lithographer Louis Haghe from 1842 to 1849 to produce the lavishly illustrated plates of the Sketches in the Holy Land and Syria, 1842Ð1849 and Egypt & Nubia series. He funded the work through advance subscriptions which he solicited directly. The scenery and monuments of Egypt and Holy Land were fashionable but had hitherto been hardly touched by British artists, and so Roberts quickly accumulated 400 subscription commitments, with Queen Victoria being subscriber No. 1. Her complete set is still in the Royal Collection. The timing of publication just before photographs of the sites became available proved fortuitous. [. Spine ends, edges and corner a little rubbed, spine a tad darkened (gilt very bright), preliminary and terminal leaves with some brown spotting rarely affecting the image area of the plates. Seller Inventory # 33106

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Asia; oder, Genaue und gründliche Beschreibung des: Dapper, Olfert

About this Item: Johann Hofmann, Nurenberg, 1688. Hardcover. Condition: poor. 4to. [1] 200 [4] + 400 [8] pp. Bound in leather with gold lettering on spine. Raised bands on spine. Illustrated with 38 (complete in 39) copper - engraved plates and maps. Double-paged 21, (of which 2 were are hand-colored.) Frontispiece and 8 full page plates, (of which one has extra folds.) Seven double-page copper - engraved maps, (3 of which have extra folds) In addition there are 34 in page text engravings, (4 of which are crudely hand-colored.) This is a copy of the German translation by Jacob von Meursen, who engraved the copperplates, which were compiled and modified from earlier printed works. Text in double column. The many illustrations are truly gorgeous, depicting: landscapes, architecture, desert scenes, religious and historical events and much more, making this a famous and well known work. Olfert Dapper (1635 - 1689) was a Dutch physician, writer and expert on Africa. He was born in Amsterdam around 1635. In May 1658, he enrolled at Utrecht University and two years later was signing himself "doctor medicinæ," although there is no evidence that he ever received any medical training. In 1663, he published a historical description of Amsterdam. In 1665 he published a Dutch translation of the works of Herodotus. With the increased interest in exploration and foreign cultures, a flourishing trade in travel books developed in Holland in the mid 17th Century. Following this trend, Dapper was just over thirty when he embarked on the geographic and ethnographic research that was to occupy him for the rest of his life. He threw himself into a vast undertaking, tackling first Africa (1668), then China (1670), Persia (1672) and the Middle East (1680). His books became well known in his own time, with translations rapidly appearing in English, French and German. In 1983 a museum devoted to him was opened in Paris, Musée Dapper. Dapper never went to the exotic destinations about which he wrote. Largely due to his utilization of the accounts of Jesuit missionaries and explorers, Dapper steered clear from making value judgments about the societies he described. He avoided ethnocentric connotations and became the first person to adopt an interdisciplinary approach, weaving together the separate threads of geography, economics, politics, medicine, social life and customs. Unlike some of his contemporaries, Dapper produced a genuine work for posterity, not just a compendium of exotic curiosities. Head and foot of spine missing, cracking to spine, front and rear boards detached but present. 1 full page plate missing. Browning, foxing and water staining throughout, but text and illustrations are mostly unaffected. Marginal pencil marks atop a number of the plates, not effecting illustrations. Some repairs with white binders tape on the verso of the double page fold out map of Terra Sancta, (The Holy Land) and to some of the double-page fold out plates. Exterior in poor, interior in overall fair condition. Seller Inventory # 18960

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Drooker, Eric

Published by (New York) (1993)

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About this Item: (New York), 1993. Framed. Condition: Fine. An original scratchboard drawing of Michael Jordan balancing a basketball (drawn to look like the Earth) on his fingers, with a background of an urban skyline and starry sky. 15-3/4 x 14 (sight), archivally matted in 4-ply rag mat, in a custom black wooden frame with non-glare glass. Signed in ink and dated in pencil LR; inscribed to the present owner LL. According to Eric Drooker, this drawing was published in the Village Voice in the year it was created. Signed by Artist. Seller Inventory # 7251

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Mitchell Krugel

Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks (2003)

ISBN 10: 0312992238 ISBN 13: 9780312992231

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About this Item: St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2003. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0312992238

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Richard F. Gombrich

Published by Routledge (2005)

ISBN 10: 0415371236 ISBN 13: 9780415371230

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