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1 Avakian, Arra S. Armenia: A Journey through History. Poetry by Ara John Movsesian. Cover Design by Ara John Movsesian.
Fresno, CA: The Electric Press, 2000. 
Octavo, burgundy cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xiv + 338 pp. Former-owner inscription; otherwise Fine, in a Near Fine dust jacket. From Preface: The nearly 3000 years of Armenian presence on the world scene has given rise to a tremendous variety of significant events in the history of the people, with the development of a rich cultural hertiage and the appearance of outstanding figures. In preparing this book our aim was to offer our readers an appropriate and representative sampling of stories, concise and easy-to-read, of people, places, events, and facts. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Dumas, Alexander. Impressions of Travel, in Egypt and Arabia Petraea. Traslated from the French by a Lady of New York.
New York: John S. Taylor, 1839. 
Octavo, original calf, calf label vii, [iv], 318 pp. Good; lacks front endpapers, light foxing throughout. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Ferrier, J. P. History of the Afghans. Translated from the Original Unpublished Manuscript by Captain William Jesse.
London: John Murray, 1858. 
1st edition. Octavo, tan polished calf, calf label, gilt-decorated spine, marbled edges, xxi, 491 pp. Fold-out map, map (both maps present). Spine rubbed; otherwise clean and tight. 
Price: 900.00 USD
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4 Gordon, Major-General Charles C. [Elton, Lord, ed.] General Gordon's Khartoum Journal. Edited by Lord Elton.
New York: Vanguard Press, [1963]. 
Octavo, cloth, 224 pp. Frontis. portrait, illus. Fine in a Near-Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Klass, Rosanne. Land of the High Flags: A Travel-Memoir of Afghanistan. [Signed].
New York: Random House, 1964. First Edition, First Printing, Stated. 
Signed by the Author on title page. Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, uncut, x, 319 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner signature, in a Very Good dust jacket with edgewear. From jacket: This book vividly re-creates the adventures of those years [Klass lived and worked in Afghanistan] in a land where reality can out-strip imagination: high hidden lakes in a mountain wilderness, a green valley where gigantic Buddhas still tower over the wreckage left by Genghis Khan, long nomad caravans winding their way over the mountains, the horsemen of central Asia whirling across the plains in wild sport, or a Pathan tribesman, garlanded in catridge belts and a rose behind his ear, strolling down the streets of a modern city. But above all, this is the story of a journey of heart and mind. A dozen years ago no Afghan woman went unveiled. The author was one of a handful of foreign women who went about freely in a tradition-wrapped masculine world... 
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6 Leick, Gwendolyn. Who's Who in the Ancient Near East.
London: Routledge, [1999]. 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), silver letters, xv, 229 pp. Publisher's blurb clipped and pasted to fep; otherwise, Fine. From blurb: From Palestine to Iran, and from Alexander the Great to Zechariah, Who's Who in the Anicent Near East presents a unique and comprehensive reference guide for all those with an interest in the ancient history of the area. A full glossary, chronological chart, maps and bibliographical information compelement the biographical entries. 
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7 [Corder, Josiah.]. The Modern Traveller. A Popular Description, Geographical, Historical, and Topographical, of the Various Countries of the Globe. Syria and Asia Minor. [Two volume set].
London: Printed for James Duncan, 1824. First Edition. 
Two volumes. Duodecimo, original 3/4 polished calf & marbled boards, iv, 354 pp + [iv], 356 pp. Volume I, fold-out map frontis., plate; Volume II, frontis plate, fold-out map, four additional engraved plates. Near-Fine; very clean and tight with minimal wear. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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