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BLISS, Frederick Jones
A MOUND OF MANY CITIES; or, Tell El Hesy Excavated. Second edition, revised
London: The Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund, 1898.
Octavo, mustard cloth stamped in black & gilt, black endpapers. pp xii, 204, , (2, ads),  + 4 folding plates; many illustrations in text. Spine lightly darkened, with the gilt lettering dull, else a VG+ clean, tight & unworn copy, no owner names. First ed. was in 1894. "Tell el-Hesi is a 25 acre archaeological site in Israel. It was the first major site excavated in Palestine, first by Flinders Petrie in 1890 and later by Frederick Jones Bliss in 1891 and 1892." - Wiki.
$45.00 Book Number: 40943 Order / Enquire
DUNCAN, Norman, 1871-1916
GOING DOWN FROM JERUSALEM: the narrative of a sentimental traveller. With illustrations by Lawren S. Harris
New York: Harper, 1909.
Octavo, green pictorial cloth stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges rough trimmed. pp (10), (211),  + colour frontispiece with tissue guard and 16 b&w plates. Yellowing to fore and bottom page edges, else a fine, bright copy, no owner names, partially unopened at page edges. An account of a journey in January from Damascus to Jerusalem, Hebron, Beersheba, El Airsh on the coast, and thence to the Suez Canal and Kantara. Much on the Bedu, one amusing chapter on an avaricious third generation bookseller of Damascus and his dusty store room full of what would be very valuable stock today. Duncan, from Brantford, Ontario, after graduation from the University of Toronto in 1895, was on staff of The New York Evening Post 1897-1901, and lived mainly in the USA after 1900. He worked as a professor at Washington and Jefferson College and the University of Kansas. He made and wrote about several trips to Newfoundland and Labrador and in 1907-08 was a correspondent for Harper's magazine in Syria, Palestine, Arabia and Egypt. The present book records his travels made with the illustrator, a young Lawren Harris, who became a famous Canadian painter and member of the Group of Seven. The book is based on articles he published in Harper's.
$95.00 Book Number: 42710 Order / Enquire
CUP OF FURY
New York: Astra Books, 1962.
Reddish-brown cloth. Fine copy. Jacket has a few short edge tears; VG otherwise. "This dramatic tale captures the mood of Palestine during the days of 1947 and 1948." Author was a survivor of the holocaust, underground fighter, university professor in America. Laid in is a short 1963 note in the author's hand to a purchaser of the novel.
$19.00 Book Number: 8788 Order / Enquire
GOSSE, Philip Henry, F.R.S., 1810-88
SACRED STREAMS: The Ancient and Modern History of the RIVERS OF THE BIBLE. With Forty-Four Engravings and a Map. A New Edition, Revised by the Author.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1878.
Later printing of the 1877 third edition, revised (first was in 1850). Octavo, original purple pictorial bevel edge cloth stamped in black, gilt, and blind, cream endpapers. xii, 435 pp + frontispiece map with tissue guard; 44 woodcut illustrations in text. Spine a little tanned, fraying at head neatly repaired; tidy ink name on front fly leaf, else a VG+ clean, bright and tight copy, hinges not cracked. Gosse, an evangelical minister, was a noted Victorian naturalist.
$50.00 Book Number: 31636 Order / Enquire
TOWARD THE SUNRISE; Being Sketches of Travel in Europe & the East. To which is added a memorial sketch of the Rev. William Morley Punshon, L.L.D.
Toronto: William Briggs, c1881, 1881.
Octavo, red bevel edge pictorial cloth stamped in gilt, black, and blind, brown endpapers. pp xiv. (460, (4, ads), (2) + frontispiece and an engraved portrait with tissue guard at back. Illustrations in text. Light wear at head of lightly sunned spine neatly repaired; 1882 Missionary Society of the Methodist Church of Canada prize label on front pastedown, dime-size red sticker on front free endpaper; VG clean and tight copy otherwise, hinges not cracked. Travel book by a Montreal pastor - Europe, Egypt, Holy Land, Rome. An enlarged text of the articles which previously appeared in the Christian Guardian.
$40.00 Book Number: 32222 Order / Enquire
LYNCH, W.F. (William Francis Lynch, 1801-65)
NARRATIVE OF THE UNITED STATES' EXPEDITION TO THE RIVER JORDAN AND THE DEAD SEA...Seventh edition, revised
Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1850.
Second edition, with slight revisions, 7th printing overall (first was in 1849). Thick octavo, original tan speckled sheep stamped in gilt and blind, spine with black label and gilt ornament, pipe-smoking figure on front cover in gilt and rear cover in blind. pp , xx, (13)-509,  + 28 woodcut illustrations and two folding maps. Covers a little darkened and rubbed in places; damp spots to top page edges but only slight, shallow penetration into text margins; light foxing; usual offsetting from plates; maps have some creases and misfolds, with tears carefully repaired on black side with clear archival paper tape; else a VG tight copy, no owner names, hinges not cracked. A Nov., 1849, statement at the end of the Preface states that the author made some slight changes and corrected several errors. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$75.00 Book Number: 39971 Order / Enquire
THE ROAD TO BEERSHEBA
London: Hutchinson, 1963.
Octavo, orange boards. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has minute rubbing to spine tips, light yellowing to rear panel, else fine, flap price intact. A novel of "the exodus from the small Palestinian town of Lydda, which was occupied by Israeli troops in the Arab-Israeli war of 1948, when, with the refugees from Ramleh and the surrounding villages, some hundred thousand people, mainly women, children, and old men - the young having been rounded up - trekked through the burning wilderness to Ramallah, which was in Arab hands. Thousands died of sunstroke, exhaustion, and thirst." - jacket.
$24.95 Book Number: 31990 Order / Enquire
THE HILL OF EVIL COUNSEL: three stories. Translated from the Hebrew...
New York: Harcourrt Brace Jovanovich, 1978.
Fine copy. Dust jacket has light spine sunning, else fine.
$15.00 Book Number: 41533 Order / Enquire
POPE, J. Keith
DECADE OF ADVENTURE: archaeology and exploration
Singer Island, FL: Singer Island Press, 1979.
Maroon boards. pp xvi, 295. Photos, bibliography, index. Library of Congress duplicate, so rubber stamped on front free endpaper and copyright page, else fine, no other library marks. Adventures with the Club de Exploraciones y Deportes Acuaticos de Mexico (CEDAM) and others. Intrepid adventurer and no doubt very readable accounts of some flaky expeditions. The raft Lehi sailing from Arabia to prove that Lehi (Mormon) could have sailed to America; finding Noah's Ark (sigh); diving near Akumal in Yucatan; finding the grave of Jean Lafitte; more diving off Cancun and into the Sacred Well; expedition to Baja California; Masada; Gambia.
$15.00 Book Number: 44801 Order / Enquire
THIS YEAR IN JERUSALEM (signed)
Toronto: Knopf Canada, 1994.
Grey and mustard boards. Fine in fine jacket. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (simple ink signature on title page). "Part autobiography, part history, part political commentary...A personal, often hilariously funny memoir about growing up Jewish, it is also a passionate, honest examination of the idea of Israel-as-homeland: for Jews, for Palestinians, and, not least, for the author himself." - jacket flap. Richler had originally intended this title for his 1968 collection of essays that was published as HUNTING TIGERS UNDER GLASS. This is a different book.
$60.00 Book Number: 43937 Order / Enquire