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21 MANNIN, ETHEL. Aspects Of Egypt: Some Travels In The United Arab Republic.
Hutchinson & Co, New York: 1964.. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 20.66 USD
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22 MENDELSSOHN, KURT. The Riddle Of The Pyramids.
Sphere Books, London: 1976. 0351173498 / 9780351173493 First Cardinal Edition. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 
This is about a scientific discovery. Dr. Mendelssohn puts forward the final solution to a problem that has intrigued man through the centuries: what mattered was not the pyramid - rather, it was the building of it. The pyramid does not represent an aim in and of itself but the means to achieve an aim: the creation of a new form of society. These huge heaps of stone mark the place where man invented the state. Includes photographs and an Index. 
Price: 9.07 USD
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23 NIGHTINGALE, FLORENCE; SATTIN, ANTHONY (SELECTED AND INTRODUCED BY). Letters From Egypt: A Journey On The Nile 1849-1850.
Weidenfeld & Nicholson, New York: 1987. First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Florence Nightingale was twenty-nine when she visited Egypt in the winter of 1849-50 with her friends Charles and Selina Bracebridge. A journal to the fabled land of the Arabian Nights was a fantastic adventure at that time, and Florence wrote long, picturesque letters to her family describing her visit and her views on the country, its history and its people. Her letters are a fascinating account of life in a country whose greatest asset, its past, had only recently been rediscovered. They are also a valuable record of a way of life that has now vanished. Includes an Index. Illustrated throughout with the glorious paintings and lithographs of David Roberts, Theodore Frere, Edward Lear and others. 
Price: 11.69 USD
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24 PETRY, CARL F. (EDITOR - VOLUME ONE); DALY, M. W. (EDITOR - VOLUME TWO). The Cambridge History Of Egypt - Volume One & Volume Two.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1998. 0521633133 / 9780521633130 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcovers with dustjackets and in slip case. Brand new books. 
Offers the first comprehensive English-language treatment of Egyptian history through thirteen centuries, from the Arab conquest to the end of the twentieth century. The two-volume survey, written by international experts, considers the political, socio-economic, and cultural history of the world's oldest state, summarizing the debates and providing insight into current controversies. Includes an Index. 
Price: 278.11 USD
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25 RAYMOND, ANDRE; WOOD, WILLARD (TRANSLATOR). Cairo.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge 2000. 0674003160 / 9780674003163 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 

Price: 12.83 USD
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26 REGIER, WILLIS GOTH. Book Of The Sphinx.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2007. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Sought, the Sphinx seems everywhere, whether the guardian of the pyramids on Egypt's Giza plateau or the beautiful man-eater with a deadly riddle, to be approached with awful caution. The Sphinx, that icon painted, sculpted, engraved, and exalted in poetry, fiction, and music, so impressed the philosopher Hegel that he pronounced the creature "the symbol of the symbolic itself." With a wealth of illustrations, Book of the Sphinx confirms Hegel's lofty judgment, finding the Sphinx everywhere: in tragedies, paintings, opera, murder mysteries, brothels, bars, and advertisements. Pursuing the Sphinx through kaleidoscopic sightings and encyclopedic observations, Willis Goth Regier plumbs the symbol's mysteries, conducting the reader down ever more perplexing and intriguing paths. Wonderfully readable, his highly idiosyncratic tour of the ages and the arts leads at last to a conception of the Sphinx that embraces nothing less than all that is unknowable—proving once again that confronting a Sphinx is one of the most dangerous and exhilarating adventures of the imagination. Willis Goth Regier has pursued Sphinxes at the University of Nebraska, Johns Hopkins University, and Harvard University. He now seeks Sphinxes at the University of Illinois. "Delightful. . . . A grab bag, treasure trove, and star chart of the mythic monster's whereabouts in art, religion, history, and literature, with the winks, nods, footnotes, bird trills, and memory-bank shots of a scholar so intimately at home that he seems, like his subject, to be playing with his food. The illustrations are as sly as the text."—John Leonard, Harper's "Idiosyncratic, fun, and poetic."—Joshua Glenn, Boston Sunday Globe "This impressive book, based on solid scholarship lightly worn, playfully tracks the Sphinx through history, art, literature, and illustration, and is likely to produce a wave of Sphinxophilia. . . . Regier is an unrivaled guide."—ForeWord Magazine "[Regier] offers here an erudite account of appearances of the Sphinx. . . . So intimate is Regier's familiarity with the Sphinx that this reviewer would be astonished if he missed even one reference to this remarkable composite monster. An added joy is Regier's light and witty tone and his engaging prose, which frequently rises to the level of poetry."—Choice "From ancient art to contemporary popular music, Regier ranges widely in exploring the meaning of the enigmatic image of the sphinx. . . . A compelling book about an engaging subject."—Booklist "A very accomplished, well-written book. Book of the Sphinx is immensely erudite, with a wealth of references from all historical periods, from ancient Egypt to modern times, and from the most diverse realms."—Jonathan Culler, the author of Structuralist Poetics: Structuralism, Linguistics and the Study of Literature "A successfully playful work of nonfiction that situates itself in the academic landscape somewhere between cultural history and comparative literature, Sphinx is both scholarly and imaginative…. Every good library should have it, and so should every coffee table."—Joshua T. Katz, American Journal of Archaeology "Book of the Sphinx is a delight. Willis Regier is not only very learned but also creative in making fiction, even poetry, out of the myth of the Sphinx and the histories of that myth. His own retellings are artful and compelling."—Gregory Nagy, author of Plato's Rhapsody and Homer's Music: The Poetics of the Panathenaic Festival in Classical Athens 2005 Outstanding Academic Book, sponsored by Choice Magazine, selection 
Price: 33.25 USD
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27 REGIER, WILLIS GOTH. Book Of The Sphinx.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2007. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Sought, the Sphinx seems everywhere, whether the guardian of the pyramids on Egypt's Giza plateau or the beautiful man-eater with a deadly riddle, to be approached with awful caution. The Sphinx, that icon painted, sculpted, engraved, and exalted in poetry, fiction, and music, so impressed the philosopher Hegel that he pronounced the creature "the symbol of the symbolic itself." With a wealth of illustrations, Book of the Sphinx confirms Hegel's lofty judgment, finding the Sphinx everywhere: in tragedies, paintings, opera, murder mysteries, brothels, bars, and advertisements. Pursuing the Sphinx through kaleidoscopic sightings and encyclopedic observations, Willis Goth Regier plumbs the symbol's mysteries, conducting the reader down ever more perplexing and intriguing paths. Wonderfully readable, his highly idiosyncratic tour of the ages and the arts leads at last to a conception of the Sphinx that embraces nothing less than all that is unknowable—proving once again that confronting a Sphinx is one of the most dangerous and exhilarating adventures of the imagination. Willis Goth Regier has pursued Sphinxes at the University of Nebraska, Johns Hopkins University, and Harvard University. He now seeks Sphinxes at the University of Illinois. "Delightful. . . . A grab bag, treasure trove, and star chart of the mythic monster's whereabouts in art, religion, history, and literature, with the winks, nods, footnotes, bird trills, and memory-bank shots of a scholar so intimately at home that he seems, like his subject, to be playing with his food. The illustrations are as sly as the text."—John Leonard, Harper's "Idiosyncratic, fun, and poetic."—Joshua Glenn, Boston Sunday Globe "This impressive book, based on solid scholarship lightly worn, playfully tracks the Sphinx through history, art, literature, and illustration, and is likely to produce a wave of Sphinxophilia. . . . Regier is an unrivaled guide."—ForeWord Magazine "[Regier] offers here an erudite account of appearances of the Sphinx. . . . So intimate is Regier's familiarity with the Sphinx that this reviewer would be astonished if he missed even one reference to this remarkable composite monster. An added joy is Regier's light and witty tone and his engaging prose, which frequently rises to the level of poetry."—Choice "From ancient art to contemporary popular music, Regier ranges widely in exploring the meaning of the enigmatic image of the sphinx. . . . A compelling book about an engaging subject."—Booklist "A very accomplished, well-written book. Book of the Sphinx is immensely erudite, with a wealth of references from all historical periods, from ancient Egypt to modern times, and from the most diverse realms."—Jonathan Culler, the author of Structuralist Poetics: Structuralism, Linguistics and the Study of Literature "A successfully playful work of nonfiction that situates itself in the academic landscape somewhere between cultural history and comparative literature, Sphinx is both scholarly and imaginative…. Every good library should have it, and so should every coffee table."—Joshua T. Katz, American Journal of Archaeology "Book of the Sphinx is a delight. Willis Regier is not only very learned but also creative in making fiction, even poetry, out of the myth of the Sphinx and the histories of that myth. His own retellings are artful and compelling."—Gregory Nagy, author of Plato's Rhapsody and Homer's Music: The Poetics of the Panathenaic Festival in Classical Athens 2005 Outstanding Academic Book, sponsored by Choice Magazine, selection 
Price: 18.95 USD
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28 SCHAFFRAN, EMERICH. Ancient Egyptian Painting.
Hallwag, Ltd, Berne: 1969. First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Examples taken primarily from the tombs at Thebes. The book contains an introductory essay, 19 color plates, and accompanying text. 
Price: 22.80 USD
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29 STIERLIN, HENRI. The World Of The Pharaohs
Mayflower Books, New York: 1978. 0831796308 / 9780831796303 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition with small chips and tears to DJ. 
Gives a broad outline of the three thousand year evolution of the Pharaonic kingdom. This book is a well-rounded introduction for those wishing to become acquainted with Ancient Egypt. Includes 150 color photographs. 
Price: 40.14 USD
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30 STRATHERN, PAUL. Napoleon In Egypt.
Bantam Books, New York: 2008. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Napoleon's invasion of Egypt was the first Western attack in modern times on a Middle Eastern country. In this remarkably rich and eminently readable historical account, acclaimed author Paul Strathern reconstructs a mission of conquest inspired by glory, executed in haste, and bound for disaster. Includes an Index. "As a stirring narrative of doomed military endeavour, [Strathern's] book could hardly be bettered." - Sunday Times 
Price: 15.90 USD
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31 SWINBURNE, IRENE & LAWRENCE. Behind The Sealed Door: The Discovery Of The Tomb And Treasure Of Tutankhamun.
Sniffen Court Books (In cooperation with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: October 1977. 0930790014 / 9780930790011 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. Library discard. 
Tells of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in a lively narrative as exciting as a mystery story. The work of the archeologists, the magnificent treasures they found, and the life of Tutankhamun are described in fascinating detail. 
Price: 13.73 USD
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32 THOMAS, SUSANNA. Akhenaten And Tutankhamen: The Religious Revolution.
The Rosen Publishing Group, New York: 2002. 0823935892 / 9780823935895 First Edition. Leaders of Ancient Egypt Series. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. Library discard. 
An introduction to these ancient rulers of Egypt in a version suitable for high school age readers. Includes an Index. Illustrated. 
Price: 28.17 USD
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33 WATERBURY, JOHN. The Egypt Of Nasser And Sadat: The Political Economy Of Two Regimes.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 1983. 0691101477 / 9780691101477 Second Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 69.35 USD
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34 WEAVER, MARY ANNE. A Portrait Of Egypt: A Journey Through The World Of Militant Islam.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York: 1998. 0374235422 / 9780374235420 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition but back endpaper has been removed. Library discard. 
Argues that an Islamist victory in Egypt is almost inevitable, and unlike that of Shi'ite Iran, its impact on the Islamic world will be truly profound. Even among scholars who normally shun domino theories of history, there is a growing concern that if Egypt "goes Islamic," so could much of the Arab world. 
Price: 16.10 USD
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35 WHITE, JON MANCHIP. Everyday Life In Ancient Egypt.
Capricorn Books, New York: 1967. Second Impression. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
In colorful and concise detail, this fact-filled volume reconstructs the world of the ancient Egyptians. Each level of their society-pharaoh, nobles, priests, soldiers, scribes and peasants-is described throughout ancient Egypt's 3,000 year history, from the early dynasties to the advent of the Ptolemies. Includes an Index. 
Price: 15.87 USD
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36 WIGHTWICK, JANE & GAAFAR, MAHMOUD. Egyptian Arabic - English / English - Egyptian Arabic Dictionary & Phrasebook.
Hippocrene Books, New York: 2013. 0781813174 / 9780781813174 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Egypt is the most populous Arab country, and Egyptian Arabic is the language that all Egyptians speak. This user-friendly reference includes the essential words, phrases and expressions a visitor would need to experience and enjoy Egypt to the fullest. Egyptian Arabic is also widely understood in other Arab countries, making this dictionary and phrasebook a very useful communication tool for visitors to these countries as well. The two-way dictionary section is extensive, and contains a wealth of words and phrases commonly used by Egyptians as they go about their daily lives, and beyond. The phrasebook section has insightful information about the Egyptian people, their customs, traditions and way of life. It covers topics such as meeting, visiting, socializing and celebrating with new Egyptian friends. Whether you are sightseeing, dining out with a client, or buying fresh produce from a local trader, you can also count on this book to help you negotiate your way around Egypt. The guide includes more than 6,000 dictionary entries; easy-to-read phonetics (all entries include both original Arabic script and Romanized phonetics); and basic grammar and pronunciation guides. Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar are experienced writers, publishers, and educators specializing in accessible language guides and learning materials. They have authored numerous titles including Mastering Arabic 1, Mastering Arabic 2, and Arabic Dictionary & Phrasebook, all published by Hippocrene Books. They reside in the U.K. 
Price: 14.20 USD
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37 WILKINSON, SIR J. GARDNER. A Popular Account Of the Ancient Egyptians, Volume I.
Bonanza Books, New York: 1988. 0517694190 / 9780517694190 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good reading copy. 

Price: 10.69 USD
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38 WILSON, JOHN A. The Culture Of Ancient Egypt.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago: 1951. 0226901521 / 9780226901527 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 10.45 USD
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