ADVENTURES WITH THE CONNAUGHT RANGERS, 1809-1814. Edited by Charles Oman.
Greenhill Books, London/Presidio Press, California 1989. Reprint. xxii + 340pp. Frontis., 2 plans, map and 2 plates. Very good in d/w. lightly faded to spine as usual. Napoleonic Library. US$31 (Book ref. 209573) £20.00
H.M.S. Fox in the East Indies 1908-1910
Oxford: Oxford: Horace Hart, 1910. First UK Edition. Cloth. Fair/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall HB. "Printed for private Circulation". Grubby dark-blue cloth boards with still bright gilt lettering to faded spine. Boards have slight wear to edges, joints and corners. Frontis (b&w photo illus of HMS Fox) at Muscat) is loose and ragged around its edges. 256 pages. incl. 6 out of 8 b&w illus. are present although some loose (so two are missing) and 2 in-text maps (Somaliland and Gulf of Oman). There is a table at the back giving arms and ammo captured during 1909/10 so it seems that one of their objectives was to stop gun-running.. Book tight and clean. (Book ref. 004804) £80.00
The Birds of Oman
London: Quartet Books Limited, 1980. Illustrated by Illustrated. 1st Edition. Green Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Z 310pp. A super copy of this frisst edition ( 1980). Numerous full page colour plates illustrate the text and there is a colour photographic plate of his Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Sultan of Oman who has written the foreward. Bound in green cloth with gilt embossed lettering to the spine. There is a light bump to the tail of the spine, concealed under the wrapper. Fresh,clean and tight with no inscriptions. Dust wrapper is not price clipped and has light shelf wear. A near fine copy in a very good wrapper. (Book ref. 227428) £25.00
Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Information. 1993. Paperback. 190 pages. Map. Colour illustrations. V.g. in v.g. papercover. (Book ref. 6728) £7.95
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
Living Dangerously: The autobiography of Ranulph Fiennes (Signed by author)
London: Macmillan, 1994 ISBN: 0333617010 Hardback, first edition thus (three new chapters), near fine condition, in a near fine unclipped (£25.00) dust-jacket with very light edge wear, publisher's original blue clothboards with white blocking to spine, 358 pages including index, colour and b/w photo illustrations, b/w mapssigned dedication to title page reads 'For Ben Best Wishes Ranulph Fiennes 1995'. Heavy book - additional postage.---:An English hero in the classic mould - a man of whom it can be justly said that he has been everywhere and done everything,' (Book ref. 2696) £45.00
The Arab Awakening: the Story of the Arab National Movement
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1945 Hardback, first published 1938 - reprinted 1945, good condition, no dust-jacket, publisher's original blue clothboards with blocking to spine - boards faded especially spine, ink owners name and date 1952 to ffep, 461 pages including appendices and index, 5 coloured maps (3 fold-out)---------A rather quirky copy as several of the pre-contents pages are duplicated, there is also a duplicate of one of the fold-out maps - all tightly bound. Also included is a cutting from the New York Times, dated14 March 1962, entitled 'The Oil Genie in the Persian Gulf - It makes Dream Come True for some Sheiks - Others Envious.' (Book ref. 2877) £20.00
The Sea of Sands and Mists. Desertification: Seeking Solutions in the Wahiba Sands;
London, Century, 1989; 1st edition. Hardback. Nr fine/ Dj Nr fine. 200pp with coloured illustrations . Tan covers with black title on spine. Dust jacket has price intact. An exciting, entertaining story of the Royal Geographical Society Oman Wahiba Sands Project 1985-87, (Book ref. 11975) £8.00
Sultanate of Oman / Sultanat D'Oman;
Paris, Editions Delroisse,nd; Hardback. 4to, Very good/ Dj Good. viii, 128pp profusely illustrated in colour & black/white with pictorial maps on endpapers. Text in english & French. White covers . Dust jacket has repaired closed tears. (Book ref. 12290) £10.00
Oman: Ancient Civilisation: Modern Nation- Towards a Knowledge and Service Economy
Trinity College Dublin Press and The Bait Zubair Foundation LLC., 2004. Hardback. Good/Good. 1871408239 Signed by Author 198pp. Good+ condition all round. Some pages are bent over slightly at the top and the d/j has small corner bumps. Signed by Vincent McBrierty on the title page. (Book ref. 010227) £35.62
ROYAL COMMISSION ON FUGITIVE SLAVES. REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS, MINUTES OF THE EVIDENCE, AND APPENDIX
London: Houses of Parliament, 1876. lxxxv + 251pp. Folio. Recent cloth binding. British Parliamentary Paper. Much on slave trade in Persian Gulf. (Book ref. 158705) £140.00
FOURTH INDIAN REFLECTIONS: MEMOIRS OF A GREAT COMPANY
1987, Private Publication, , ,69pp., Good in card covers, , CARD Ist. edition 500 copies only printed. Recollections on the 4th Indian Division in the second World War. Their campaigns and battles included Sidi Barrani, Eritrea, Battleaxe, Oman, Ruweisat, Supercharge, Wadi Akarit and Cassino. (Book ref. 5258-01) £11.50
Who dares wins. The story of the Special Air Service.
London: Arms and Armour Press, 1981. 6th reprint. VG brown h/b with gilt lettering to spine; VG col illus d/w with white lettering, not p/c, browned on inside with sl edgewear. 16cms x 24cms, 249pp. 11 b/w maps; 16 pages of b/w plates. Intro, 9 chaps, 2 appendices, bib, index. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 613g. 085368457X. (Book ref. 3268) £5.00
Who dares wins. The story of the Special Air Service 1950-1980.
London: Arms and Armour Press, 1981. Reprint. VG black h/b with gilt lettering to spine; VG col illus d/w with white lettering, not p/c or chipped. 16cms x 24cms, 249pp. 11 b/w maps; 16 pages of b/w plates. Intro, 9 chaps, 2 appendices, bib, index. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 610g. 085368457X. (Book ref. 3263) £5.50
Motivate Publishing, 1988 First Edition 123pp, paperback, Fine copy A beautiful book with photographs by Shirley Kay. (Book ref. 48979) £4.00
The Sand Kings of Oman, Being the Experiences of an R. A. F. Officer in the Little Known Regions of Trucial Oman Arabia
London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1947. 1st. Cloth Cover. Good/No Dustwrapper. 8vo 209 pages including the index & bibliography. Text with some patches of foxing, illustrated with 2 blocks of b&w photographs is tight in the red cloth binding 8 3/4" tall with just visible titles on th fading spine. Cover is rubbed along the edges. Map of Arabia on the front endpaper with an owner's name written at the top corner. . (Book ref. 040512) £120.00
Arabia and the Gulf in Original Photographs 1880 -1950
London ..: Kegan Paul International, 1982. Full Leather Hardback. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to 0710300166 An excellent condition 11" by 8 3/4" hardback with green leather ( or simulated leather ) cobers with bright gilt titles along the spine and impressed titles and oval Arabic on the front cover. There is handwritten Arabic inscription on the plain verso of the front endpaper. 184 pages full of annotated black and white photographs. The dustwrapper has avery slightly browned spine and a little rubbing on the extremities. (Book ref. 026302) £33.00
SAS The Soldiers Story
London and Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1996. 1st. Cloth. Fine/Very Good ++. 8vo Written to accompany Carlton UK Television's series. The full story of this remarkable regiment. From its beginnings in the latter part of the Second World War onwards. Drawn entirely from personal testimony of individual SAS soldiers. 251pp.25 photogaphs,and 5 maps. Fine book with no inscription in VG++ unclipped dw (one 1/4" tear and faint folding on the top edge of the spine internally supportively repaired). (Book ref. 000559) £4.50
Window on Oman.
Muscat: Petroleum Development Oman, 1985. First edition. 4to, unpaginated. Illustrated throughout, mostly in colour. Original green cloth, dustwrapper, slipcase. Very good copy in a very good dustwrapper, slipcase near-VG (A little rubbing of edges). A glossy publication issued as a tribute to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said on the occasion of Oman's 15th National Day. (Book ref. 7860) £12.50
Comparative Grammar of the Semitic Languages.
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.Ltd, 1923. Trubner's Oriental series. Section I. The Semitic Languages; II. The Consonant Sounds; III. Temporary Modification of Consonants; IV. The Vowels; V. Temporary Modifications of Vowel Sounds; VI. Temporary Syllabic Changes; VII. The Personal Pronoun; VIII. Demonstrative Pronouns; IX. Relative and Interrogative Pronouns; X. The Noun; XI.The Verb; XII. The Particles. Pp.xvi/280, some pencil underlining and notations, top edge dusty. Green cloth, spine darkened, cloth grubby. Good. (Book ref. 37948) £18.00