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The Black Death  The Great Mortality of 1348-1350: A Brief History with Documents, Aberth, John
1 Aberth, John The Black Death The Great Mortality of 1348-1350: A Brief History with Documents
Boston Bedford/St. Martin's 2005 031240087X / 9780312400873 Paperback Near Fine 
Bedford Cultural Editions Series Series; B&W Map & Illustrations; 8.10 X 5.50 X 0.50 inches; xv, 199 pages; Soft cover has a white spine, with black lettering. Slight rubbing, bumping. Pages are clean and tight. Ilustrated with 1 b/w map and 7 b/w pictures. "This is an excellent collections of sources. The selected texts are well chosen, often otherwise unavailable, comprehensive in the views they present, and long enogh to be very useful. The inclusion of sources from throughout Europe and the Middle East is excellent and fills a gap". 7 chapters, each with their own citations at the end; appendices; bibliography; index. 
Price: 16.25 USD
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2 Aswad, Barbara C. Property Control And Social Strategies In Settlers In A Middle Eastern Plain Anthropological Papers No. 44
Ann Arbor, Michigan University of Michigan 1971 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Cover is green with black lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight, appearing unused. B/W illustrations, 16 tables, nine figures and 17 plates. The research for this monograph was gathered in southern Turkey, along the border with Syria, from September 1964 to June 1965. This is an analysis of the Al Shiukh, a social organization of a tribal section, who are part of the core and fringe village patterns. It covers four and one half generations, the period since the settlement. The four main chapters are: Historical and Ecological Setting; Struggle for Land and the Organization of Villages in the Plain; Patterns of Descent, Inheritance and Marriage Among the Al Shiukh, Marriage and Other Alliances by the Al Shiukh in the Struggle for the Control of Resources; 13 appendices. ; Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan Series; B&W Illustrations; 6 x 9; 169 pages; Cover has light edge wear, crease at bottom of back cover; page 139 upper corner not fully trimmed. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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3 Balpinar, Belkis and Udo Hirsch Flatweaves Of The Vakiflar Museum, Istanbul/ Flachgewebe Des Vakiflar-Museums, Istanbul: English/german Language
Wesel, Germany Verlag Uta Hulsey 1982 3923185022 / 9783923185023 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
NEW NEW. Hard cover is dark brown with gold logo on front, gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; new, still in publisher's shrinkwrap, which has been slit open. Extensively illustrated with 120 color plates, on recto page. Verso page has the description in English and German. This museum opened in Germany under the direction of Carpet Museum of the Republic of Turkey General Directorate of Foundations. Printed in Germany. Lithos/Color separations by RCS W. Terfruchte, Vreden. Contents are: Foreword; Vakiflar and the Donation Process of Flatweaves; Background of Traditional Flatweaves; Historical Context of Anatolian Weavers; Technical Variations in Anatolian Flatweaves; Sources consulted; plates. Absolutely GORGEOUS book on a very specialized type of textile art/history, and museum collection on these important pieces. Oversized, 4#. ; Color Plates; 9 x 12 1/4; 295 pages; Light bumping on cover and DJ. 
Price: 32.75 USD
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4 Balpinar, Belkis and Udo Hirsch Flatweaves Of The Vakiflar Museum, Istanbul/ Flachgewebe Des Vakiflar-Museums, Istanbul: English/German Language
Wesel, Germany Verlag Uta Hulsey 1982 3923185022 / 9783923185023 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
NEW NEW. Hard cover is dark brown with gold logo on front, gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; new, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Extensively illustrated with 120 color plates, on recto page. Verso page has the description in English and German. This museum opened in Germany under the direction of Carpet Museum of the Republic of Turkey General Directorate of Foundations. Printed in Germany. Lithos/Color separations by RCS W. Terfruchte, Vreden. Contents are: Foreword; Vakiflar and the Donation Process of Flatweaves; Background of Traditional Flatweaves; Historical Context of Anatolian Weavers; Technical Variations in Anatolian Flatweaves; Sources consulted; plates. Absolutely GORGEOUS book on a very specialized type of textile art/history, and museum collection on these important pieces. Oversized, 4#. ; Color Plates; 9 x 12 1/4; 295 pages 
Price: 32.75 USD
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5 Balpinar, Belkis and Udo Hirsch Flatweaves Of The Vakiflar Museum, Istanbul/ Flachgewebe Des Vakiflar-Museums, Istanbul: English/german Language
Wesel, Germany Verlag Uta Hulsey 1982 3923185022 / 9783923185023 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
NEW NEW. Hard cover is dark brown with gold logo on front, gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; new, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Extensively illustrated with 120 color plates, on recto page. Verso page has the description in English and German. This museum opened in Germany under the direction of Carpet Museum of the Republic of Turkey General Directorate of Foundations. Printed in Germany. Lithos/Color separations by RCS W. Terfruchte, Vreden. Contents are: Foreword; Vakiflar and the Donation Process of Flatweaves; Background of Traditional Flatweaves; Historical Context of Anatolian Weavers; Technical Variations in Anatolian Flatweaves; Sources consulted; plates. Absolutely GORGEOUS book on a very specialized type of textile art/history, and museum collection on these important pieces. Oversized, 4#. ; Color Plates; 9 x 12 1/4; 295 pages 
Price: 32.75 USD
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6 Bishai, Wilson B Humanities in the Arabic-Islamic World
Dubuque, Iowa W. C. Brown Co. 1973 0697031047 / 9780697031044 First Edition (?) Soft Cover Very Good- 
Soft cover has black spine with white lettering. Pages are clean and tight; shows signs of light use; no underlining or highlighting. Illustrated with 14 b/w photographs, as well as 3 maps, a page of music and a chart . Sections: Background of the Arabic-Islamic Culture; Islam as a religion and way of life; Al-Ghazali and Ibn Rushd: a Muslim theologian and a philospher speak out; Arabic language and literature; pictorial art, architecture and music; the changless and the changeable in the Arabic-Islamic Culture: glossary of Arabic terms: index. ; Studies in Ethnic and Non-Western Cultures Series; B&W Photographs & maps; 8.90 X 6 X 0.50 inches; xii, 147 pages; Cover has shelf wear, rubbing/scuffing, sunning, light creasing, bumping. Former owner's name tidily written inside front cover. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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7 Chittock, Lorraine; Introduction by Dr. Annemarie Schimmel Cats Of Cairo: Egypt's Enduring Legacy
New York Abbeville Press 2000 0789207079 / 9780789207074 First Edition First Printing; Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Oblong shaped. Hardcover is glazed boards. Endpapers are monochrome brown and white architectural design. Illustrated with dozens of color photographs of cats in the city of Cairo, Egypt. "Far from being pampered house cats, the felines of Cairo are street-smart survivors who roam freely throughout the city. Their ancestors in ancient Egypt were revered as gods and were so beloved that they were portrayed in statues and jewelry...Supplementing the intriguing images are quotes from a variety of historical and modern sources...." ; Remainder; Color Photographs; 9 1/4 x 9 1/4; 95 pages; Hardcover has light bumping and rubbing; small black remainder mark on bottom of text block. DJ has rubbing/scuffing, bumping, shelf wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Collie, Keith & Angelo Pesce Spirit of the Wind Horse in Saudi Arabia
London Immel Publishing 1982 0907151019 / 9780907151012 First Edition (?) First Printing; Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Keith Collie 
Hardcover is textured brown with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. End pages are brown. Exhaustively illustrated with 100+ glorious color photographs. Color map of Saudi Arabia. Sections are: Introduction; Arab Horse Races; National Guard; Equestrian Club, Riyadh; Research Center, Dirab; King Abdul Aziz University Equestrian Club, Jeddah; Around Riyadh; Around Jeddah. 'These unique photographs bring the image of the Arabian horse up to date: ...its speed on the race tracks, its discipline in the riding schools and its splendour as the mount of the National Guard. But even under modern conditions, the Arab horse is still pinned to that dramatic and familiar backdrop--the desert, the harsh environment which helped mould the Arab as the world's most beautiful and admired breed..." Oversized, 3#. ; Photographs; 8 1/2 x 12; 111 pages; Cover has light bumping. DJ has light bumping, rubbing; 2 1/2" slit in middle of back cover, horizontally from spine; in a mylar cover. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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9 Collie, Keith & Angelo Pesce Spirit of the Wind Horse in Saudi Arabia
London Immel Publishing 1982 0907151019 / 9780907151012 First Edition (?) First Printing; Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Keith Collie 
Hardcover is textured brown with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. End pages are brown. Exhaustively illustrated with 100+ glorious color photographs. Color map of Saudi Arabia. Sections are: Introduction; Arab Horse Races; National Guard; Equestrian Club, Riyadh; Research Center, Dirab; King Abdul Aziz University Equestrian Club, Jeddah; Around Riyadh; Around Jeddah. 'These unique photographs bring the image of the Arabian horse up to date: ...its speed on the race tracks, its discipline in the riding schools and its splendour as the mount of the National Guard. But even under modern conditions, the Arab horse is still pinned to that dramatic and familiar backdrop--the desert, the harsh environment which helped mould the Arab as the world's most beautiful and admired breed..." Oversized, 3#. ; Photographs; 8 1/2 x 12; 111 pages; Cover has light bumping. DJ has light bumping, rubbing; in a mylar cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 Corey, Helen The Art of Syrian Cookery
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Company 1962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Book Club Edition; B&W Illustrations; 6 3/4 x 9; 186 pages; Hard cover is black with gold lettering and blue symbols on cover and spine. Light rubbing, bumping, scuffing to boards. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused, no food spatter or sticky finger prints on pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs. DJ has lots of rubbing, bumping, scuffing, knicks and chips, as well as a liquid mark on back; in a mylar cover. This book contains an array of 240 recipes from Kibby to Baklawa. THE ART OF SYRIAN COOKERY is an authentic collection of Syrian and Lebanese dishes which have been handed down from mother to daughter for generations. Helen Corey learned these recipes from her mother, a native of a Damascus suburb. Beginning with a description of Middle Eastern customs, celebrations, and holidays, the author gives the historical background for this delicious cuisine. A chapter of Arabic menus for every occasion precedes the recipes which cover a wide variety of exotic dishes....' index. 
Price: 79.75 USD
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Guests of the Sheik  An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village, Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock
11 Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock Guests of the Sheik An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
New York Anchor Books 1995 0385014856 / 9780385014854 Soft Cover Very Good 
6.90 X 4.10 X 1 inches; xii, 346 pages; Paperback has light rubbing, bumping, shelf wear. Pages are clean and tight, no markings of any kind. "...is an account of the author's 2 year stay in the tiny rural village of El Hahra in southern Iraq. To help her anthropologist husband gather data, Mrs. Fernea agreed to dress only in the all-enveloping black veilds of the women of the harem. Although she shared a a small mud-rick cottage with her husband, her daily lief was spent only with the women of the town, for in this polygamous society there existed no social communications between the sexes...." List of People; index. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Guests of the Sheik  An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village, Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock
12 Fernea, Elizabeth Warnock Guests of the Sheik An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
New York Anchor 1989 0385014856 / 9780385014854 Thirty-First Printing; Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Map; 8.10 X 5.20 X 1 inches; 346 pages; Soft cover has black spine with orange and blue lettering. Cover has light rubbing/scuffing/bumping. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with a 2 page b/w map. Originally printed in 1965. A delightful, well-written, and vastly informative ethnographic study, this is an account of Fernea's two-year stay in a tiny rural village in Iraq. To help her anthropologist husband gather data, she agreed to dress only in the all-enveloping black veils of the women of the harem. Although she shared a small mud-brick cottage with her husband, her daily life was spent only with the women of the town, for in this polygamous society there existed no social communications between the sexes. Includes a 'cast of characters' and a glossary; index. 
Price: 13.25 USD
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13 Fiennes, Sir Ranulph LIVING DANGEROUSLY
London MACMILLAN 1987 0333444175 / 9780333444177 First Edition First Printing; Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
B & W and Color and Maps; 9.92 X 7.56 X 1.02 inches; viii, 263 pages; SIGNED. Hard cover is blue with gold lettering spine. Light shelf wear, rubbing. DJ has light shelf wear, rubbing, bumping, scuffing; in a mylar cover. Pages are clean and tight, appears as if unused. Extensively illustrated with 61 color and 13 b/w photographs and 11 b/w maps. Gift inscription from author on title page: WITH VERY BEST WISHES, RANULPH FIENNES, 19TH OCTOBER, 1987. "Fiennes [t b. 1944] took numerous expeditions and was the first person to visit both the North and South Poles by surface means and the first to completely cross Antarctica on foot. In May 2009, at the age of 65, he climbed to the summit of Mount Everest. According to the Guinness Book of World Records in 1984, he was the world's greatest living explorer". According to the Guinness Book of World Records in 1984, he was the world's greatest living explorer".2 appendices; index. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 31.25 USD
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14 Flemming, Ernst Encyclopaedia Of Textiles/Encyclopedia Of Textiles Decorative Fabrics from Antiquity to the Beginning of the 19th Century Including the Far East and Peru: Completely Revised with an Introduction by Renate Jaques
London A. Zwemmer Ltd. 1958 First English Edition Hard Cover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
NOT A FORMER LIBRARY BOOK. Hard cover is red with gold, blind stamped design on front, gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Lavishly illustrated with 288 pages of b/w photographs, with one or two photos per page and 16 full page color plates. A translation of Flemming’s [director of the Berlin Textile School] Das Textilwerk, published in 1927 Germany, in German. Renate Jaques editor and translator of this first English edition. Includes a list of sources; order of the plates. Very over sized and heavy; 5.5#. ; B&W and Color Illustrations; 9 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/4; xxx, 304+ pages; Hard cover has minor bumping, shelf wear. DJ has light shelf wear, some minor nicks across the top; in a fresh, archival mylar cover. 
Price: 81.25 USD
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The Classic Arabian Horse, Forbis, Judith
15 Forbis, Judith The Classic Arabian Horse
New York Liveright 1976 0871406128 / 9780871406125 Sixth Printing; Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Cover is dark blue with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight. Lavishly illustrated with 100+ b/w photographs. Laid in is article from 'USA Today' [7 February 1986] on 'High-class horsetrading'. Some of the chapters are: Horse and the East; Pharaoh's Horses; Daughters of the Wind; Royal Agricultural Society--Protector of the Breed; Arabian Strains: Their Origin and Modern Descendants; Horse Racing in Egypt; bibliography; index. ; B & W photographs; 6 1/4 x 9 1/2; 431+ pages; Hardcover has minor shelfwear and rubbing. DJ has sunning, rubbing/scuffing, bumping, shelf wear, 3/4" closed tear at top of back; in a mylar cover. Original price sticker on DJ. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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16 Gann, Sheila Operation Desert Storm Diary of An Army Nurse
Talala, OK R & J Publishing 1991 0963108301 / 9780963108302 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine Illustrated by Sheila Gann 
AUTHOR SIGNED and inscribed on title page. Soft cover is heavy, glazed paper. Blue and white spine with red lettering on it. Illustrated with 33 b/w photographs. Author inscription reads "Thank you for your support of the US troops during the Gulf War; sincerely, Sheila Gann [Thomas? ]". ; B&W Photographs; 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; 88 pages; Very faint rubbing. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 28.75 USD
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17 Henry, Marguerite King Of The Wind / Justin Morgan Had A Horse 2 Volumes Together
New York Rand Mcnally & Co. N.D. 0590030507 / 9780590030502 Softcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Wesley Dennis 
Another wonderful horse story from the preeminent, award winning writer of 20th century horse stories, Marguerite Henry, with the usual fabulous illustrations by the award winning illustrator Wesley Dennis. Pages are clean and tight. Gives copyright date of 1948 but this is obviously a later printing, maybe from the 1980s. Numerous b/w illustrations which really help make the story come alive. The story of the Arab stallion who was brought to England in the later 18th century, purchased by the Earl of Godolphin, and became one of the three foundation stallions for all thoroughbreds all over the world, and the Arab boy, Agba, who loved him and took care of him. Justin Morgan book originally published in 1954; this appears to be a 1980s printing. ISBN #0590436260, published by Scholastic Book Services. Tells the story of 'Figure' the original stallion who became the foundation for the Morgan horse breed. At only about 14 hands he didn't look like much, but he could do everything. He later came to be known as Justin Morgan, after his owner, hence the Morgan Horse breed [the state animal for Vermont]. Another great Henry/Dennis collaboration. Can't be missed stories for any horse lover. ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo, 5 1/4 x 7 1/2; 192, 160 pages; King cover has creasing on front, 3/4" scrape along front edge; light scuffing. Bookstore stamp on title page. Morgan cover has light shelfwear and rubbing. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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18 Hunt, Ray; Ed. by Milly Hunt Think Harmony With Horses An In-Depth Study of Horse/man Relationship
Bruneau, ID Give-It-A-Go Books 1978 0914330152 / 9780914330158 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
Cover is tan, faux leather hardbound, with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Illustrated with b/w photos and drawings. Per copyright page: 1978; later printing. Unstated printing date, but post 1/2007, per inclusion of listing of ISBN 13. "When you ask your horse to do something it should be his idea...he wants to do it, he likes to do it, he understands how to do it, and he does it. These words are typical of the way Ray Hunt [1929 - 2009] expresses his philosophy of the ideal relationship between man and horse...is discussed in this book, in a manner that makes the reader feel as if he is listening to Ray talk..." This is the way so many of us dream of working with our horses, and here a great teacher shares some of the magic, removing a bit of the mystery to this art, improving our relationship with our horses. ; B&W Illustrations; 5 1/2 x 9 ; ix, 87 pages 
Price: 29.75 USD
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19 Hunt, Ray; Ed. by Milly Hunt Think Harmony With Horses An In-Depth Study of Horse/man Relationship
Bruneau, ID Give-It-A-Go Books 1978 0914330152 / 9780914330158 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
Cover is tan, faux leather hardbound, with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Illustrated with b/w photos and drawings. Per copyright page: Copyright 1978; later printing. Unstated printing date, but post 1/2007, per inclusion of listing of ISBN 13. "When you ask your horse to do something it should be his idea...he wants to do it, he likes to do it, he understands how to do it, and he does it. These words are typical of the way Ray Hunt [1929 - 2009] expresses his philosophy of the ideal relationship between man and horse...is discussed in this book, in a manner that makes the reader feel as if he is listening to Ray talk..." This is the way so many of us dream of working with our horses, and here a great teacher shares some of the magic, removing a bit of the mystery to this art, improving our relationship with our horses. ; B&W Illustrations; 5 1/2 x 9 ; ix, 87 pages 
Price: 29.75 USD
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20 Hunt, Ray; Ed. by Milly Hunt Think Harmony With Horses An In-Depth Study of Horse/man Relationship
Bruneau, ID Give-It-A-Go Books 1978 0914330152 / 9780914330158 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
Cover is tan, faux leather hardbound, with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Illustrated with b/w photos and drawings. Per copyright page: 1978; later printing. Unstated printing date, but post 1/2007, per inclusion of listing of ISBN 13. "When you ask your horse to do something it should be his idea...he wants to do it, he likes to do it, he understands how to do it, and he does it. These words are typical of the way Ray Hunt [1929 - 2009] expresses his philosophy of the ideal relationship between man and horse...is discussed in this book, in a manner that makes the reader feel as if he is listening to Ray talk..." This is the way so many of us dream of working with our horses, and here a great teacher shares some of the magic, removing a bit of the mystery to this art, improving our relationship with our horses. ; B&W Illustrations; 5 1/2 x 9 ; ix, 87 pages 
Price: 29.75 USD
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