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Anthony Guise Riyadh
Stacey International, 1990 Later Edition. Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Jacket creased. Size: 12" x 10.5" approx. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.25 -2 kilos. Category: Photography; Saudi Arabia; ISBN: 0905743539. Inventory No: 0033401. (Book ref. 0033401) £10.00
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Noura bint Muhammad al-Saud et al ABHA Bilad Asir: South-western region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The Authors, 1985 First Edition. Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Size: 13" x 10" approx. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Travel & Places; Saudi Arabia; Modern; Photography. ISBN: 0905906829. Inventory No: 0033385. (Book ref. 0033385) £25.00
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(Hale 1975) VG in VG dustwrapper (Book ref. 4798) £7.00
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Topham, John (and others) Traditional Crafts of Saudi Arabia : Weaving-Jewelry-costume-leatherwork-basketry-woodwork-pottery-metalwork
London: Stacey International, 1981. Illustrated by N/a. First Edition. Green Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9" - 12" Large Z 192pp. (red-brown) 4to.large. A super, fine, clean, tight and fresh copy in near fine wrapper. The whole housed in a near fine slipcase. No inscriptions. Gilt embossed title to original publisher's green cloth spine. The text supported by numerous colour photographic reproductions. The wrapper has not been price-clipped and is lightly faded to the spine. A slight crease to one corner at the extreme of the rear panel of the wrapper. The attractive gilt-embossed slipcase is also in super condition. Both panels have gilt embossed scrollwork around the margins. One panel has the title gilt embossed on it and the other has the company 'Toyota' on it. Presumably this slipcase was an additional extra funded by Toyota. A super, very well preserved attractive package. (Book ref. 226369) £14.00
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THODEN R.J. The Arabian Philatelic Association.
Saudi Arabia, 1987-1992 4 vols. Fine in original black boards. Articles on Saudi Arabian philately. (Book ref. WOPHB0797) £60.00
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UEXKULL Jakob von Early postal history of Saudi Arabia.
Proof copy, n.d. Illustrated listing of postal markings with m/s corrections. (Book ref. WOPHB0792) £8.00
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Schmid, Hagen Desert Sea : Fauna of the Saudi Arabian Red Sea Coast
Hong Kong: Printed By Paramount Printing Co. Ltd., 1997. Second Revised Edition. Cloth/Laminated Boards. New/Fine. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 3000012931 Heavy Item Postage Quote In the past the bird and mammal populations of the Arabian Peninsula were well protected by the physical size of the country and its sparsely inhabited deserts. With the discovery of large oil deposits, and following the introduction of industrialisation in the Middle East, extensive road and construction commenced, opening up the region. The photographs in this book may give the impression of a still perfect underwater world, that today is hardly found anymore. Nowadays when one is diving or snorkelling in these waters, one wonders if this is really the same sea. Most photographs were taken on days with exceptionally good underwater visibility. Often it took months or years to get a nearly perfect picture. The creatures are shown in their natural environment, which can be between broken corals or on top of sunken shipwrecks. Whenever known, their common and scientific names, as well as the name and date of the scientist who described them, are given. The texts are kept intentionally short so they do not distract from the shores of the Red Sea. They show the structure of the ever shifting sand dunes, the date palm trees, the laced wooden window facades and the soft coral fans. 203pp. (Book ref. 028275) £15.00
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Al-Farsy, Fouad Modernity and Tradition: the Saudi Equation
London: Kegan Paul International, 1990. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0710303955 Blue cloth, xxiii + 337 pages, numerous tables & charts, 4 maps, 9 b/w illustrations, select bibliography index. No previous owner marks. Detailed study of all major aspects of development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The author gives a succinct account of the historical development of the Kingdom and analyses the judicial and political systems, the petroleum industry, the economy, planning, industry, agriculture, population, manpower resources, infrastructure, social development, education, health, foreign policy and aid to the developing world. (Book ref. 3000) £4.50
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Stegner, Wallace: Discovery! The Search for Arabian Oil
Export Books Presumed first edition (no date), paperback, very good condition except for light water damage (rippling) to bottom of pages, uncreased illustrated glossy card covers - small tear at top near spine, 190 pages, b/w photo illustrations-----'The dramatic saga of the search for arabian oil. True historical adventures rich in action and drama. The story of men who came to Saudi Arabia in 1933, bringing the skills and strengths of another world, and the proud men of the desert awaiting with grave concern the impact that this vital discovery would have on their time-homoured ways.' Library of Congress Catalogue No. 74-148026 (Book ref. 2694) £8.00
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Porter, David and Cottridge, David: 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
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Jennings, Michael C:: The Birds of Saudi Arabia: a Check-list
UK: M C Jennings,1981, First edition, paperback, very good condition - but Wildfowl Trust Library markings to title page, uncreased illustrated glossy card covers - libray sticker to spine, 112 pages, b/w line drawings by Dr C J F Coombs, light pencil annotations to addendum.-----'some 413 bird species have been reliably recorded as occuring within the modern boundaries of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - this is the first attempt to delineate the range and occurance of all of them.' (Book ref. 2641) £7.00
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Antonius, George: 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
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Ministry of Information Saudi Arabia
Riyadh: Ministry of Information, 1975. Paperback. Very Good. c1975 Ministry of Information Saudi Arabia large format paperback; very good condition, little-used, near as new condition; UK dealer, immediate dispatch (Book ref. J224) £19.99
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Hilden, Joy Totah Bedouin Weaving of Saudi Arabia and Its Neighbours
London: Arabian Publishing Ltd, 2011. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. As New/No d/j as Published. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 9780955889486 Heavy Item Postage Quote Portable and practical, tough and colourful, Bedouin textiles played until recent times a vital and functional part in the life of the Arab nomads. Bedouin women were expected to master the art of making entire tents as well as a wide range of rugs, saddlebags and other equipment able to withstand the rigours of the desert. They took a fierce pride in their work and produced, on the simplest ground looms, textiles that were at once hard-wearing and of vibrant aesthetic appeal. The true craftspeople of the desert, Bedouin women wove to provide the very fabric of day-to-day living. Joy Hilden describes the weaving techniques of the Bedouin in the context of their transitional mode of life, as they adapt from their centuries-old nomadic existence to being both semi- and fully settled. She gathered her information on dyeing, spinning and weaving while living and travelling in Saudi Arabia between 1982 and 1994, extending her scope with trips to other parts of the Arabian Peninsula and adjacent Arab countries. She describes visits to Bedouin families, desert markets and urban centres where Bedouin gathered. Her work comes at a time when many tribal peoples are losing their cultural traditions and, with them, their crafts and the material of everyday life in the desert. This is the most exhaustive study to date of the weaving methods practised by the Bedouin of Saudi Arabia. Profusely illustrated, and giving thorough instruction in techniques, "Bedouin Weaving" is an essential companion for collectors and connoisseurs of flat-weave textiles, the category into which Bedouin weavings fall. It is aimed both at general readers and at weavers, craftspeople in general, students, ethnographers, and museum and textile authorities. 270pp. N.B. Slight bump to base of spine. (Book ref. 028033) £25.00
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Mousalli Mohammad Said, Shaker Farid Amin and Mandily Omar Abdullah An Introduction to Urban Patterns in Saudi Arabia: The Central Region
London: Art And Archaeology Research Papers, 1977. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Paperback. A very good copy. Ownership inscription. Text in Arabic and English. Many illustrations. Described as " a report on work in progress concerned with the identification of traditional architecture and urban patterns in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia". (Book ref. 8730) £20.00
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Gates, H.L. The Auction of Souls: The Story of Aurora Mardiganian, The Christian Girl Who Survived the Great Massacres
Bath: Cedric Chivers, 1968. New. Hardcover. New/New. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0855944234 In 1915 the Young Turks, alleging Armenian lack of loyalty, decided to deport the whole Armenian population to Northern Mesopotamia and Syria. Any delay was punished by mass executions and whole columns of deportees, including women and children were massacred en route. Out of the total Armenian population in Turkey, around one third, c.600,000 were massacred, and some estimates are far higher. This book is the story of Aurora Mardiganian, the Christian girl who survived the great Turkish massacres. The film Ararat is based on these events. (Book ref. 038887) £45.00
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Vincett Betty A. Lipscombe Wild Flowers Of Central Saudi Arabia
Betty A. Lipscombe Vincett, 1977 First Edition 114pp, Fine copy (Book ref. 48967) £6.00
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Various The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
Stacey International, 1977 First Edition 256pp, Fine in VG+ dw A truly wonderful book. (Book ref. 49043) £5.00
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Stark, Freya (ed. Moorehead, Lucy): Letters. Volume Two. The Open Door 1930-1935.
Tisbury, Wiltshire: Compton Russell, 1975 First edition. Signed by Freya Stark on half-title, with enclosed autograph letter from her, 1975. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 285pp. Maps to endpapers. Mostly letters from her travels in the Middle east, including Persia, Iraq, Southern Arabia (Yemen). Very Good in Very Good protected dustjacket. Clean covers and pages, browned page edges and jacket flap edges. (Book ref. 20106) £65.00
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Aburish, Said K. Pay-off Wheeling and Dealing in the Arab World
Unwin Paperbacks, 1986. First Thus. Paperback. Very Good/No Dustwrapper. 12mo 0043381413 A tight paperback first edition with clean covers which have a lttle colour rubbed from the edges, a reading crease parallel to the spine on the front cover and alittlgentle creasing of the front cover. No owner's inscriptions. Clean text on pages lightly browned on the edges. A map followed by an introduction then pages 1-150 (Book ref. 026305) £70.00
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