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To Jerusalem and Back: A Personal Account

By: Bellow, Saul

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Viking: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279093

ISBN: 0670717290

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Bellow probes the complex identity and indomitable spirit of Israel through interviews with Israelis from all levels of society. View more info

Image for Zigzag [Zig-Zag] Journeys in the Levant, with a Talmudist Story-Teller. A Spring Trip of the Zigzag Club through Egypt and the Holy Land.

Zigzag [Zig-Zag] Journeys in the Levant, with a Talmudist Story-Teller. A Spring Trip of the Zigzag Club through Egypt and the Holy Land.

By: Butterworth, Hezekiah

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Estes and Lauriat, Boston: 1886

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1864933

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed & signed by author on front flyleaf: 'Miss Annie H. Lee, Haveen, B.G.; Presented by H.B. Christmas 1885.' No jacket. Front hinge just starting, boards lightly rubbed. 1886 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 304 pp. Original olive cloth, gilt titles, gilt & black decorations, illustrated endpapers, engravings throughout text. Late 19th century travel writing, part of The Zig-Zag Series, this volume focusing on journeys in Egypt, the Holy Land, and other Mediterranean locations. View more info

Image for A Zigzag [Zig-Zag] Journey in the Sunny South; or, Wonder Tales of Early American History. A Visit to the Scenes and Associations of the Early American Settlements in the Southern States and the West Indies.

A Zigzag [Zig-Zag] Journey in the Sunny South; or, Wonder Tales of Early American History. A Visit to the Scenes and Associations of the Early American Settlements in the Southern States and the West Indies.

By: Butterworth, Hezekiah

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Estes and Lauriat: 1887

Seller ID: 1864936

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed with loss from spine & corners, front free endpaper removed, hinges loosening.No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. 1887 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 320 pp. Original color-illustrated paper over boards, illustrated endpapers, engravings throughout text. Late 19th century travel writing, part of The Zig-Zag Series, this volume focusing on journeys in the American South and the West Indies. View more info

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A Journey to Palestine

By: Carradine, B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Christian Witness Company: 1892

Seller ID: 2004829

Condition: Near Fine


Minor wear to corners. 1892 Hard Cover. ii, 489 pp. 8vo. Original red cloth, gilt titles. Photographic plates. A travelogue of an American Methodist minister's time spent in Palestine in the late 1800s. Carradine was a veteran of the American Civil War, and published more than two dozen books, mostly focusing on the concept of sanctification. View more info

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Mediterranean Picture Lands

By: Dunn, Emelene Abbey; [Dunn, Mary]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Du Bois Press: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1937657

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink note on front flyleaf presenting the book as a gift: 'Christmas 1929. In recognition of your friendship with the author.' Stain on rear board, otherwise excellent. 126 pp. Compiled from manuscripts located posthumously, and released in a limited memorial edition by her sister Mary. Includes color reproductions of the author's original watercolor sketches, which Dunn painted during a 1903 cruise in the Mediterranean. Prefaced by an account of Miss Dunn's life and work, which explains that Dunn was born in Rochester, New York, and taught at numerous schools, including the New ... View more info

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Mediterranean Picture Lands

By: Dunn, Emelene Abbey; [Dunn, Mary]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Du Bois Press: 1929

Seller ID: 2265340

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink date on front flyleaf. 1929 Hard Cover. 126 pp. Compiled from manuscripts located posthumously, and released in a limited memorial edition by her sister Mary. Includes color reproductions of the author's original watercolor sketches, which Dunn painted during a 1903 cruise in the Mediterranean. Prefaced by an account of Miss Dunn's life and work, which explains that Dunn was born in Rochester, New York, and taught at numerous schools, including the New York Normal Art School, which she established for advanced instruction of teachers and supervisors of art. Her artworks were... View more info

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Mediterranean Picture Lands

By: Dunn, Emelene Abbey; [Dunn, Mary]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Du Bois Press: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2287161

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed and signed by Mary Dunn (who published the book) on front flyleaf ('Presented to Gertrude Ball. by Miss Mary Dunn.'). Boards toned, faint stain to fore edge margin. 1929 Hard Cover. 126 pp. Compiled from manuscripts located posthumously, and released in a limited memorial edition by her sister Mary. Includes color reproductions of the author's original watercolor sketches, which Dunn painted during a 1903 cruise in the Mediterranean. Prefaced by an account of Miss Dunn's life and work, which explains that Dunn was born in Rochester, New York, and taught at numerous sch... View more info

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An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan

By: Elliot, Jason

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Picador: 1999

Seller ID: 2197888

ISBN: 0312288468

Condition: Good


Slight water damage to rear pages, pages lightly toned. 1999 Trade Paperback. 473 pp. Black and white maps included. Part historical evocation, part travelogue, and part personal quest, An Unexpected Light is the account of Elliot's journey through Afghanistan, a country considered off-limits to travelers for twenty years. Aware of the risks involved, but determined to explore what he could of the Afghan people and culture, Elliot leaves the relative security of Kabul. He travels by foot and on horseback, and hitches rides on trucks that eventually lead him into the snowbound mountains of th... View more info

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The Greek Islands and Turkey After the War

By: Field, Henry M.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1885

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1841824

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridge lightly foxed. 1885 Hard Cover. vi, 228 pp. 4-page terminal publisher ad. Original green cloth, gilt titles, gilt & black stamped borders & rules, top edge gilt. Color map frontispiece showing the author's route on his trip, two color maps and several engravings in text. A Mediterranean travelogue written after the Serbo-Turkish War. The author seems to write from a perspective informed by anti-Muslim sentiment. View more info

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An Observer in Palestine

By: Fox, Winifred Lowe

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company: 1939

Seller ID: 2004830

Condition: Good


Former library copy, usual marks. No jacket. 1939 Hard Cover. 253 pp. 8vo. Map of Palestine in the time of Christ precedes text, photographic plates throughout. Index follows text. An illustrated travelogue of a journey through Palestine. View more info

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The Flying Carpet

By: Halliburton, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.: 1932

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2178428

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Lightly rubbed, minor ripple to cloth of front board, ink gift note on verso of front endpaper. 1932 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 352 pp. 8vo. Original black cloth, silver titles. Map illustrated endpapers. Halliburton's account of his travels in Timbuktu, Morocco, and Jerusalem with Moye Stephens, Jr., named after the airplane in which they took place. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Richard Halliburton (9 January 1900 – presumed dead after 24 March 1939) was an American traveler, adventurer, and author. Best known today for having swum the length of the Panama Canal... View more info

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Afloat and Ashore on the Mediterranean

By: Meriwether, Lee

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2180834

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Hinges just starting, front & end matter a bit foxed, ink name & date on front endpaper. 1892 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 363 pp. 8vo. A travelogue of the author's time in the Mediterranean, illustrated with photographic plates. View more info

Image for The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Edited by Her Great-Grandson, with Additions and Corrections Derived from Original Manuscripts, Illustrative Notes, and a Memoir; New Edition, Revised, in Two Volumes (Bohn's Standard Library: Biographical Library)

The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Edited by Her Great-Grandson, with Additions and Corrections Derived from Original Manuscripts, Illustrative Notes, and a Memoir; New Edition, Revised, in Two Volumes (Bohn's Standard Library: Biographical Library)

By: Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley; Lord Wharncliffe (Editor); Thomas, W. Moy (Editor)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: George Bell and Sons: 1887

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2201199

Condition: Very Good


New revised edition. Hinges of vol. 1 weak, spot on front panel of vol. 2. 1887 Hard Cover. Complete in two volumes. cxxxviii, 394, 32 (publisher ads); xxvi, 559, 32 (publisher ads). Burgundy cloth, gilt titles, blind-stamped publisher emblem on front panels, blind-stamped border on front & back panels. The well known letters of Lady Montagu, wife of the British ambassador to Turkey, described by Billie Melman as 'the very first example of a secular work by a woman about the Muslim Orient' (from Women's Orients: English Women and the Middle East, Sexuality, Religion and Work, 1718–1918). The... View more info

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The Twentieth Century in Eretz Israel: A Pictorial History

By: Naor, Mordecai

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Konemann: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263706

ISBN: 3895085952

Condition: Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1998 Large Hardcover. 617 pp. This mighty volume devotes itself in words and pictures to the history of Israel. Events throughout the twentieth century are traced in detail, decade for decade. The Ottoman Empire, the period of the British Mandate in Palestine, the birth of the State of Israel following several decades of conflict between Jews and Palestinians... The book follows Jewish immigration; it documents day-to-day life in peacetime and war--from the War of Independence to the Six Day War and the Gulf War in the early 1990s; it covers the strained effort... View more info

Image for Jerusalem in Rare Lithographs and Engravings

Jerusalem in Rare Lithographs and Engravings

By: Schiller, Ely

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ariel Publishing House: 1981

Seller ID: 2157830

Condition: Good


Front free endpaper removed with minor damage to binding edge of paste-down, boards slightly bowed, jacket edges rubbed. 1981 Large Hardcover. 170 pp. A collection of nearly 200 engraved and lithographed images of Jerusalem, mainly reproduced from 19th century originals. These depict architecture, building interiors, important sites, local dress, etc. Introduction in Hebrew, captions in Hebrew & English. View more info

Image for The Palestine Sermons of Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage, D.D., Delivered During His Tour of the Holy Land for His Millions of Readers at Home and Abroad, Including Graphic Descriptions of Sacred Places, Vivid Delineations of Gospel Truths; Interesting Local Reminiscences; and Varied Miscellany, as Inspired by His Visit to the Many Places Made Sacred by the Personal Presence of Jesus Christ and the Great Host of Biblical Characters. (Illustrated)

The Palestine Sermons of Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage, D.D., Delivered During His Tour of the Holy Land for His Millions of Readers at Home and Abroad, Including Graphic Descriptions of Sacred Places, Vivid Delineations of Gospel Truths; Interesting Local Reminiscences; and Varied Miscellany, as Inspired by His Visit to the Many Places Made Sacred by the Personal Presence of Jesus Christ and the Great Host of Biblical Characters. (Illustrated)

By: Talmage, Rev. T. DeWitt

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Rhodes & McClure Publishing Co.: 1890

Seller ID: 2208438

Condition: Good


Front and rear hinge starting, book plate on front paste-down endpaper. 1890 Hard Cover. 323 pp. Reverend Dr. Thomas De Witt Talmage (January 7, 1832 – April 12, 1902) was a preacher, clergyman and divine in the United States who held pastorates in the Reformed Church in America and Presbyterian Church. He was one of the most prominent religious leaders in the United States during the mid- to late-19th century, equaled as a pulpit orator perhaps only by Henry Ward Beecher. He also preached to crowds in England. During the 1860s and 70s, Talmage was a well-known reformer in New York City and ... View more info

Image for The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress; Being Some Account of the Steamship Quaker City's Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land; with Descriptions of Countries, Nations, Incidents and Adventures, as They Appeared to the Author.

The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress; Being Some Account of the Steamship Quaker City's Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land; with Descriptions of Countries, Nations, Incidents and Adventures, as They Appeared to the Author.

By: Twain, Mark (Clemens, Samuel L. [Langhorne])

Price: $50.00

Publisher: American Publishing Company: 1869

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2288769

Condition: Fair


Binder's copy. 1879 printing. Spine mostly perished but most of labels still present, board edges rubbed, light stain on front corner. 1869 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, [19]-651, [3] pp. 8vo. Full sheep, black morocco spine labels, gilt titles and rules, pink endpapers. The story of a pleasure ship's visit to Europe and the Holy Land, with 234 engraved illustrations. By the author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Prince and the Pauper, Roughing It, Life on the Mississippi, etc. View more info

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Out-of-Doors in The Holy Land: Impressions of Travel in Body and Spirit

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1908

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2277159

Condition: Very Good


1913 printing. Endpapers just beginning to split along hinges, ink gift note on front endpaper, brief pencil note following preface. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, [4], 325, [3] pp. 8vo. 7 1/2 x 5. Decorative trade binding, gilt titles, gold, red and green decorations, top edge gilt. Color frontispiece and plates. CONTENTS: I. Travellers' Joy; II. Going up to Jerusalem; III. The Gates of Zion; IV. Mizpah and the Mount of Olives; V. An Excursion to Bethlehem and Hebron; VI. The Temple and the Sepulchre; VII. Jericho and Jordan; VIII. A Journey to Jerash; IX.... View more info

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Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East. [Eothen]

By: [Kinglake, Alexander William]

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Auburn, N.Y.: J.C. Derby & Co.: 1845

Seller ID: 1980695

Condition: Good


Front free endpaper removed, front & end matter foxed, scattered foxing throughout. 1845 Full-Leather. x, 232 pp. 8vo. Original full leather, black leather spine label, gilt titles & double rules. Early adventures in Egypt, Syria, and Palestine by Alexander William Kinglake, a historian and travel writer. Originally published anonymously in 1844, and reprinted by numerous publishers shortly thereafter, both under the full title Eothen; or, Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East., and under the subtitle only. The author spent ten years in the Middle East before writing this account. View more info