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Handbook of Bulu
Elat, Cameroun, West Africa: The Halsey Memorial Press, 1926. 176 pages. Orthography, phonetics and vocabulary of the native African language first published in London, 1904. Many leaves printed one-side only. Written by the American naturalist who spent over 30 years in West Africa collecting plant and animal specimens, and sending them primarily to the Natural History Museum in London, which still holds his extensive collection. This revised edition was published in the West African country by the newly-established Presbyterian-run press for use in the missions. Scarce African imprint. ISBN: 281AIB1031507.
Revised edition. Very good with stamped titling on cover; creased cloth on covers, probably from a binding flaw. Some loss to endpapers. Heavy discoloration to some pages, but text readable. Edge-crease to fold-out table, else near fine.Book ID: 142419More details Price: $250.00
A viagem de Fernao de Magalhaes e a questao das Molucas: Actas do II Coloquio Luso-Espanhol de Historia Ultramarina
Lisboa (Lisbon): Junta de Investigacoes Cientificas do Ultramar, 1975. Centro de Estudios de Cartografia Antiga, 16. Seccao de Lisboa. 765 pages. ISBN: 281AIB0112863.
First edition. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Moderate bumping and wear to edges.Book ID: 53102More details Price: $93.75
Origin and Development of the Bengali Language: Part I: Introduction, Phonology
London: Allen & Unwin, 1970. 648 pages. A reprint of the 1926 Calcutta edition. ISBN: 9780044910077.
Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. A large, heavy book. Jacket has tiny tear at top of back.Book ID: 154342More details Price: $50.00
Namamala or a Work on Pali Grammar
New Delhi: Asian Educational Services, 2001. Facsimile of the 1876 edition. ISBN: 9788120615571.
Very good with no dust jacket as issued. Clean inside. No highlighting or underlining.Book ID: 70968More details Price: $40.00
A Modern Persian Phrase Book / Moderni perska frazeologie a konverzace
Praha (Prague): Statni pedagogicke nakladatelstvi, 1963. 991 pages. 6 by 8-1/2 inches. A Czech, English, Persian phrase book with many colloquialisms and proverbs. ISBN: 281AIB1038793.
First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket.Book ID: 194988More details Price: $40.00
Tarikh al-Islam: Wa-tabaqat al-mashahir wa-al-a'lam
Cairo: Dar al-Kutoub Al-Islamiya, 1985. 725 pages. A history of Islam, in Arabic. ISBN: 9789771875024.
Very good hardcover.Book ID: 215970More details Price: $37.50
First Edition Thus
Bloomington: Distributed by Indiana University Linguistics Club Publications, 1995. 116 pages. The Beng language belongs to the Southern Mande family of West African languages, now primarily restricted to east-central Cote d'Ivoire. Both Beng-English and English-Beng dictionaries are included. ISBN: B0006F69RW.
First edition thus. A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 111626More details Price: $31.25
Handbook of English-Arabic for Professionals
Bombay: Oxford University Press, 1983. 512 pages. ISBN: 9780195613858.
A very good copy in a very good dust jacket.Book ID: 260711More details Price: $30.00
Divan i ash'ar va rasa'il
Tehran: Haidari Press, 1978. 29, 462,  pages. Text in Persian; English introduction by N. Ansari. Edited by B. Zanjani. Sufi mystic poetry, in the original Persian. ISBN: 281AIB1043857.
Very good hardcover. Corners bumped. Edges of spine starting.Book ID: 221699More details Price: $30.00
Rautakorko (The Iron Heel)
Fitchburg, MA: Suom. Sos. Kustannusyhtio¨n Kustantama, 1910. 328 pages. A dystopian novel, set in San Francisco, and here translated into Finnish. ISBN: B00CG4S8S4.
First edition thus. About very good in green boards (hardcover).Book ID: 59628
Yalnizlik Gittigan Yoldan Gelir
Istanbul: Yapı Kredi Yayınları, 2001. 255 pages. The author's first novel. Text in Turkish. ISBN: 9789753636681.
Later printing. A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Association copy; inscribed by the author to Serendipity Books owner Peter Howard. Both the store and Howard are featured in the book. "To Mr. Peter B. Howard and Serendipity Books with gratitudes [sic] / Selcuk Altun / S. F. 31-08-2001." Translation of the title into English in the author's hand on the title page: "Lonliness Comes From the Road You Go Down." Matching bookmark laid in.Book ID: 266795
Istanbul: Sel Yayıncılık, 2003. 162 pages. The author's third novel. Text in Turkish. ISBN: 9789755701950.
Later printing. A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Associaition copy. Inscribed by the author on the title page to the owner of Serendipity Books: "To Peter B. Howard, with best wishes and regards, Oct. 01, 03 / Selcuk Altun. P.S. THe footnote on page 41 states ,'My bar is called Serendipity...I borrowed the name from my favorite second hand bookshop in Berkley, campus town near San Francisco." With the title translated into English in the author's hand: "Taste of Bullet."Book ID: 266796
Komejant, ehk huvasti uksldus! [Slapstick in Estonian]
(Tallinn, Estonia): Punane Raamat, 2002. 204 pages. ISBN: 9789985620861.
Slight bump to corners, thus a near fine hardcover copy. No dust jacket.Book ID: 185830
Savas uzerine mektuplar [Letters on War, in Turkish]
First Edition Thus
Istanbul: Elif Yayinlari, 1962. 40 pages. Translated by Aksit Gokturk. Five of Steinbeck's essays written during the Second World War with a section from Bombs Away. Holmes catalogue D356. ISBN: 281AIB1021198.
First Turkish edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 94280
De mens gemeten (Herziene en uitgebreide uitgave) (The Mismeasure of Man, revised and expanded edition in Dutch)
Amsterdam: Uitgeverij, 1996. 493 pages. Translated from the English. An influential critique of biological determinism; winner of the National Book Critics Circle award and frequently cited as one of the best non-fiction books of the 20th century. ISBN: 9789025411022.
A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). This copy from the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould.Book ID: 242050
Arabic Reading Lessons: Consisting of Extracts from the Koran, and other Sources, Grammatically Analyzed and Translated
London: Samuel Bagster and Sons, n.d. 134 pages with 6 pages of books from Bagster and Sons. ISBN: 281AIB1047811.
Probable first edition (first printing). Very good copy in green cloth covers embossed decorations and gold lettering. Cloth on rear spine edge is torn partially. Color is faded. Prior owner notes in pencil through text. No dust jacket.Book ID: 262659
Introduction to Pali
Oxford: Pali Text Society, 2001. 475 pages. ISBN: 9780860131977.
Very GoodBook ID: 70973
Diccionario cakchiquel central y espanol
Guatemala City: Instituto Linguistico de Verano de Centroamerica, 1991. 370 pages plus appendices. ISBN: B00C3Z7FA8.
1991 printing. Very good in wrappers (paperback). Clean inside. No highlighting or underlining.Book ID: 77009
Warszawa: Bibljoteka Groszowa, 1933. 285 pages. Text in Polish. ISBN: 281AIB1048165.
First Polish edition (first printing). Very good in illustrated wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 263126
Martwy Krzyk (The 'Canary' Murder Case)
Warszawa: Bibljoteka Groszowa, 1931. 2 Volumes, pp. 1-145, 150-286. (no pages missing). ISBN: 281AIB1048166.
First Polish edition (first printing). Very good in illustrated wrappers (paperback). Edge and corner wear and small edge chips.Book ID: 263127