London: Martin Secker & Warburg, 1980. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0436114127 Signed by Author Green cloth, gilt title lettering, 216 pages, pictorial dustjacket; author's signature on front free endpaper. Author's fifth novel, set in Bahrain. (Book ref. 1507) £9.50
A Photographic Guide to Birds of Egypt and the Middle East
Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2009 Reprint of 2000 edition, paperback, very good condition, uncreased illustrated glossy card covers, 144 pages including index, colour photo illustrations, colour maps----the book covers 252 species, each species is accompanied by at least one colour photograph, distinctive thumbnail colour tabs outlining each family group to enable quick identification, compact easy-to-use format; the ideal pocket-size travelling companion, authoritative text describing key identification features. (Book ref. 3009) £25.00
Looking for Dilmun
London, Collins, 1970. Hardback, 8vo orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix + v index prelims, 383pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Block and boards tight and solid, but foxing to top and right edges of block, affecting also inner boards and endpapers Dustwrapper is intact, with only slight shelfwear to top and no loss, but badly affected by foxing around edges opposite spine, resulting in some encrusting An eminent Orientalist presents the vidence for the xistence of Dilmun, perhaps one of the world's earliest civilisations, situated in the Persian Gulf Catalogue: Archaeology. Keywords: Archaeology, Dimun, Bahrain (Book ref. 2698) £7.50
Images of Bahrain (2nd impression 1985 hardback)
Meed, 1985 First Edition. Book Condition: Near Fine Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Nr fine/VG+ 2nd impression 1985 Meed Books large format hardback, unclipped DJ with terrific photos by John Lawrence throughout. Light edge-rub to DJ only. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Photography; ISBN: 0946510075. ISBN/EAN: 9780946510078. Inventory No: 024809. (Book ref. 024809) £9.00
Traces of Paradise: The Archaeology of Bahrain, 2500 BC to 300 AD
United Kingdom: Dilman Committee, 2000. Paperback. As New. 9781860647420 2000 Dilman Committee first edition paperback, published for the exhibition at the Brunei Gallery London Sept 2000; as new condition, just light storage wear; UK dealer, immediate dispatch (Book ref. 12191) £15.74
PEARLS IN ARABIAN WATERS. THE HERITAGE OF BAHRAIN.
Immel.1986. pp.159,illus.colour and b.& w.,maps,small folio. 1st and only edition. Includes a long chapter on the natural history. A fine unmarked hardback copy in a fine dust-wrapper. (Book ref. 1756) £17.50
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WILDLIFE OF BAHRAIN.
n.d.(1980's). pp.176,illus.colour,maps,4to..1st and only edition. A fine hardback copy in a fine dust-wrapper. (Book ref. 510) £15.00
THE WILD FLOWERING PLANTS OF BAHRAIN. AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE.
Immel Publishing. 1989. pp.270,illus.colour,map,8vo..1st and only edition. Signed presentation copy with a hand-written letter from one of the authors tipped-in. A fine limpback copy. (Book ref. 4006) £25.00
Wildlife in Bahrain - Bahrain Natural History Society Annual Report 1977
Bahrain Natural History Society, Bahrain, 1977 First Edition. Binding: Softcover. Illustrator: Downes J.A.. Book Condition: Very Good . Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. 67 pages in card covers, with illustrations & maps. The first annual report by the members of the Bahrain Natural History Society, with various report including a detailed look at the wildlife of the Hawar Islands. Book Near Fine - would be fine but card covers are a little grubby. Illustrator: Downes J.A.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Natural History & Resources; Inventory No: 9994546. (Book ref. 9994546) £6.25
Getting God's Ear: Women, Islam, and Healing in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf
New York: Columbia University Press, 2000. First Edition. Paperback. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0231116675 The circumscribed role of women in orthodox religious societies has long been an intriguing and perplexing phenomenon, and the reconciliation of feminism with traditional religious practice is controversial to say the least. Getting God's Ear examines the role of religious worship and spiritual affairs in women's lives in the 20th-century Arab world, the meaning of women's exclusion from the sacred precincts of the mosque, women's limited access to religious learning, and the effects of this exclusion on their lives. Yet in spite of such exclusion, Arab women strive for spirituality within their roles as midwives, healers, and ritual participants, seeking to experience community, to heal and be healed, and to find ways of getting God to hear them. Includes illustrations, notes, bibliography and index. (Book ref. 038226) £12.99
Women of Babylon: Gender and Representation in Mesopotamia
London: Routledge, 2011. First Edition. Paperback. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0415619386 Representations of sexual difference (whether visual or textual) have become an area of much theoretical concern and investigation in recent feminist scholarship. Yet although a wide range of relevant evidence survives from the ancient Near East, it has been exceptional for those studying women in the ancient world to stray outside the traditional bounds of Greece and Rome. Women of Babylon is a much-needed historical/art historical study that investigates the concepts of femininity which prevailed in Assyro-Babylonian society. Zainab Bahrani's detailed analysis of how the culture of ancient Mesopotamia defined sexuality and gender roles both in, and through, representation is enhanced by a rich selection of visual material extending from 6500 BC - 1891 AD. Professor Bahrani also investigates the ways in which women of the ancient Near East have been perceived in classical scholarship up to the nineteenth century. (Book ref. 037725) £35.00
Bahrain Through the Ages. The Archaeology.
London: KPI, 1986 4to Cloth D.w. 1st Edn. Illus. Fine copy (Book ref. 4530) £25.00
Bahrain in Original Photographs: 1880-1961
London: Kegan Paul International, 1988. First edition. Fine large-format HB in VG unclipped dj. 141pp of b/w photos with descriptive captions. Excellent with no inscriptions. (Book ref. 65230) £40.00
A Guide to the Birds of Bahrain.
Muharraq: ROAC Press, 1969 First edition. Paperback. Pictorial card wrappers, stapled, 34pp, h: 34cm. With b & w drawings by H.F. Everard in text, and a good map. Foreword by Major-Gen R.C.Gibbs, commander of British Forces Gulf. Text consists of introduction on Bahrain, its climate and bird haunts & habitats, migration, then the classified list of species, and a bibliography. A scarce publication. The card folder has some spots and light handling marks, some tanning, and rusty staples; the staples have browned the centre pages around them; otherwise pages are clean, with browned closed edges. A Very Good copy. (Book ref. 19600) £80.00
Welcome to Bahrain
Bahrain: Augustan Press, 1973. Eighth Edition. Hardcover. Good. Clean and tightly bound paperback original, small piece missing at base of the backstrip, spine faded, internally excellent, no inscriptions, appears little used. xlix + 208 pages, illustrations in the text, bibliography, foldout map (Book ref. 33714) £7.00
The Gulf States and Oman
Croom Helm, 1977. 085664515X First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Very clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. Appears little used. 208 pages, 24 colour photos on plates, 5 maps and many b/w photos in the text, bibliography, index (Book ref. 33488) £15.00
Life and Land Use on the Bahrain Islands:
. Paperback. The Geoarcheology of an Ancient Society. (Prehistoric Archeology and Ecology). 361pp card covers, 1983. VG (Book ref. HALL257541) £15.00
Bahrain through the ages: The Archaeology.
. Hardback. 526pp ills. & maps 4to 1986 VG in DW (Book ref. HALL010161) £75.00
Bahrain in Original Photographs 1880-1961.
. Hardback. 156pp ills. throughout, 4to 1988. VG in DW (Book ref. HALL004041) £75.00
WILDFLOWERS OF BAHRAIN
1ST 1988 Bahrain 206 pages 10 x 7 many colour photos, 2 maps 133 species Very Good ahrdback in Very Good dustwrapper (Book ref. 6648) £18.00