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ONE WRITER'S BEGININGS : The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization
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ONE WRITER'S BEGININGS : The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization

By Eudora Welty

Cambridge, MA: Warner Books, 1984. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. First Edition, First Printing. Softcover/VG; sound with AN ODDITY: mechanical nips to front leading edge & upper front edge ((PUBLISHER'S FLAW?). Anthology based on 3 lectures deliverd by, 1973 Pultizer Prize & multiple other winning awards, fiction writer of American South of Jackson, Mississippi, Eudora Welty 1909 - 2001) at Harvard Univ. , April 1983, as part of the William E. Massey Sr. lecture series. The 3 autobiographical are: I, Listening; II, Learning to See; and III, Finding a Voice. In this highly acclaimed collection of essays, Welty details her childhood, and her relationships with her parents, and shows how these critical relationships, along with other of the same time period, franed her literary voice. 114 pgs w/archival photos. Fine copy despite flaws.. First Edition, First Printing.. Soft Cover. NEAR FINE/None as Issued. First Edition, First Printing.

$24.50

S : A Novel

By John Updike

London, UK: Andre Deutsch, 1988. John Hoyer Updike (1932 - 2009) wrote more than 20 novels, dozens of short stories as well as poetry, literary criticism and children's books. Best known for his "Rabbit" series (the novels Rabbit Is Rich of 1982 and Rabbit at Rest of 1990 awarded the Pulitzer). Skilled in "the American small town, Protestant middle class", in this novel our protagnist also experiences "personal turmoil" while still sensitive to family obligations. This is the story of ''S''. Told through through letters written by Sarah P. Worth, a 42-year-old Massachusetts woman who quits her wealthy home & wealthy physician husband for the Arizona ashram of guru Shri Arhat Mindadali. Enamored with the offerings of the Hindu mystic, struggling along with other fellow sannyasins (pilgrims) aspiring to achieve moksha (salvation), while constantly writing to her husband, daughter, brother, dentist, hairdresser, psychiatrist, and bank manager. All to keep her old world in order. while creating a new one for herself. . First Edition, 2nd Impression. Hard Cover. NEW/Near Fine.

$26.50

LOVE IS LETTING GO OF FEAR
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LOVE IS LETTING GO OF FEAR

By Gerald G. Jampolsky; (Hugh Prather, Foreword)

Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 1979. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright w/inked outline to cartoon on pg 63 of two crashing cars. Softcover/NF w/trace wear to corner tips & faint creasing to to back corner. First published 1979; this is the 28th reprint of 1990. Celebrated and inspiration work of internationally acclaimed psychiatrist Gerald Jampolsky, author of Forgiveness: The Greatest Healer of All. This trim volume is a classic guide, with exercises, to gaine personal peace. 131 pgs guide, in 12 lessons. Relying on love & forgiveness to help one put the past to rest, attend to the present, and move forward with peace of mind.. First Edition. 28th Printing of 1990. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued. Illus. by Jack O. Keeler (Illustrator).

$14.50

TO LIVE UNTIL WE SAY GOOD-BYE
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TO LIVE UNTIL WE SAY GOOD-BYE

By Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1978. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright; 1st Edition, 1st Printing. Beige linen boards/Fine. DJ/VG; strong w/closed tear to upper front, and, small losses to upper back. PO name to fEP & date to front cover verso. Swiss-Amercan, medical doctor & psychiatrist. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926 - 2004), is known for her book On Death and Dying (1969). This 160 pgs volume grew out of an intimate relationship with photographer Mal Warshaw. 160 pgs. Preface by Warshaw, Introduction by Kubler-Ross, volume in 2 parts: Part I, To Live Until We Say Goodbye:, 1, Beth,; 2, Jamie;, and 3, Lousie. Part II, Alernatives to Hospital Care: 1, Jack; 2, Loving care at Home; 3, Hospice: Patients Who Live Until They Die; and 4, Teaching About Life, Death & Transition (Shnati Nilaya), followed by Index.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Mal Warshaw (Photographer). First Edition, First Pinting.

$26.50

GIRLFRIENDS : Invisible Bonds, Enduring Ties
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GIRLFRIENDS : Invisible Bonds, Enduring Ties

By Carmen Renee Berry; Tamara Traeder

Berkeley, CA: Wildcat Canyon Press, 2003. BRAND NEW Copy. Philosophy fo friendship between women. That special bond of sisterhood that allows separate lives to be lived without growing apart. Each a gardener that make souls bloom and blossom. 230 pgs in 2 parts: Part I, Faces of Friendship, a, Discovering Friendship; b. Sharing Girlhood Adventures; c, Savoring Friendship; d, Outlasting Transition; and c, Remembering Friends. Part II, Women's Rites, followed by Endnotes & biographical index to quoted authors.. First Edition, 5th Printing. Soft Cover. New/None as Issued.

$12.50

THE LAST LECTURE
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THE LAST LECTURE

By Randy Pausch; with, Jeffrey Zaslow

New York, NY: Hyperion, 2008. BRAND NEW & Collectible. First Edition, First Printing. Bi-color boards/Fine. DJ/Fine. Light brown spotting (acidic paper reaction) to upper text block. "Last Lectures" are of that genre of final deliveries from retiring professors. This likewise titled delivery departs from the customary format. Professor of computer sciences at Carnegie Mellon Randy F. Pausch was envited to speak, at the age of 47 on being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. He addresses, not of ends & legacies, but the importantance fulfilling dreams, helping others to materialize theirs, and use time well. In short, know that life is about living. Pausch reminds all : "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." 206 pgs, co-authored w/jounrnalist of Wall Street Journal Jeffrey Zaslow, in 6 parts: I, The Last Lecture; II, Really Acheiving Your Childhood Dreams; III, Adventures...and Lessons Learned; IV, Enabling the Dreams of Others; V, It's About How to Live Your Life; and VI, Final Remarks. Addressed to his own student body, the book enriched, and enriches, many.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. NEW- COLLECTIBLE/New. First Edition, First Printing.

$38.50

FROM THE WORLD OF THE CABBALAH [Kabblah] : The Philosophy of Rabbi Judah Loew of Prague

By Ben Zion Bokser

New York, NY: Philosophical Library, 1954. Text/NEW & Bright w/trace discoloration to end boards. Gray linen boards/Fine. DJ/Poor: tattered & torn w/loss to lower spine; included, but, consider without. A literary, philosphical study of the Cabbalah [Kabbalah]. Analysis of Jewish mystic hasidism wisdom, strong in oral traditions, as viewed by 16th century Rabbi Judah Loew (1512 - 1609) of Prague by Polish-born Rabbi Ben Zion Bokser (1907 - 1984) known to stress the Rabbinic sages and the Talmud as the source of Judaism. 210 pgs om 6 chapters: I, The World of the Cabbalah; II, A Portrait of the Master; III, Human Destiny; IV, Reason & Faith; V, Judaism & Christianity; and VI, The Legacy of Rabbi Judah.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Vintage/Judaism.

$24.50

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR TODAY
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THE TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR TODAY

By William Barclay

New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1973. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Bi-color red boards/Good; strong w/tape remanents to edges. DJ/Poor; intact w/tape remanents to upper & lower edges. Critical historical analysis of the moral beginnings of the Christian faith. Author Scottish Church of Scotland minister, radio/television celebrity, and faculty at the Univ of Glascow, William Barclay (1907 - 1978), consideres the Ten Commandments', or, the "Thou shalt nots's", place in contemporary life and modern democracy. He argues that these teachings remain the universal foundation of basic laws of human societal. conduct. 205 pgs, in, of course, 10 chapters. Good copy despite flaws. . First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Good/Poor. First Edition, First Thus.

$14.50

LANGUAGE AND MYTH
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LANGUAGE AND MYTH

By Ernst Cassier; (Translated By Susanne K. Langer

New York, NY: Dover, 1953. Text/NEW & bright. Softcover/NF w/trace shelfwear. First published 1925 in German (Sprache und Mythos]; this is a Dover reprint of the 1946 English translation by Susanne K. Langer. Analysis of non-rational thought processes in the making of culture, and the symbolic nature of language by German philosopher Ernst Alfred Cassirer (1874 - 1945). 103 pgs, in 6 essays: 1, The Place of Language & Myth in the Pattern of Human Culture; 2, The Evolution of Religious Ideas; 3, Language & Conception; 4, Word Magic; 5, The Successvie Phases of Religious Thought; and 6, The Power of Metaphor. . Dover Reprint. Soft Cover. NEAR FINE/None as Issued. Vintage/Philosophy.

$26.50

LET THE MOUNTAINS TALK, LET THE RIVERS RUN : A Call to Those Who Would Save the Earth
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LET THE MOUNTAINS TALK, LET THE RIVERS RUN : A Call to Those Who Would Save the Earth

By David Ross Brower; Steve Chapple

New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1995. BRAND NEW & Collectible. First Edition, First Printing. Bi-color boards/Fine. DJ/Fine. On sustaing the Earth. Native son of Berkeley, CA, David Ross Brower (1912 - 2000) is, perhaps, best known for being the first Executive Director of the Sierra Club, and long service on its board. As a younger man, he was a prominent mountaineer, and overtime became founder of many environmental organizations. LAID IN: Post card from the Earth Island Institute that Bower founded in 1982. This volume, printed on tree-free paper, is a plea for man to make peace with the earth. 196 pgs, 24 chapters in 4 parts: I, Opportunities; II, Solutions; III, Restoration; IV, Wilderness; and V, Saving the Earth.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. NEW- COLLECTIBLE/Fine. First Edition, First Printing.

$48.50

ADVENTURES IN MARXISM
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ADVENTURES IN MARXISM

By Marshall Berman

London, UK: Verso, 1999. BRAND NEW & Collectibe. Bi-color boards/Fine. DJ/Fine. American phisospher, Marist humanist, and professor of political science Marshall Howard Berman (1940 - 2013) is an avid admirer of Karl Marx (1818 - 1883). 273 pgs, 13 essays. The essays include the core of Berman's 1963 Oxford thesis, articles first published in periodicals, as well thoughts on Edmund Wilson, Georg Lukacs, Meyer Schapiro, Walter Benjamin, and Studs Terkel, and passages about the workers around him in the streets of New York.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEW- COLLECTIBLE/Fine. First Edition, First Thus.

$54.50

CATHEDRAL OF THE WORLD : Sailing notes for a blue Planet
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CATHEDRAL OF THE WORLD : Sailing notes for a blue Planet

By Myron Arms

New York, NY: Doubleday, 1999. Text/Bright & NEW. Advance Reading Copy; scheduled publication date for Hardcover, Jan, 1999. Softcover/NF; sound w/light shelf wear & rubs to lower front/back corner tips. Faint stamp to lower text block, interestly, in Chinese ideographs. 167 pgs. Anthology of 18 essays. Rich mediative musings from theologian and sailor Myron Arms. Described by the author, these essays of varying lengths, are sailing notes written for his children, for friends, and fragments from articles first published elsewhere. Records aboard a ship described as an inverted dome of a great cathedral, afloat on our Earth's open, briny waters, and, simultaneously, one's personal, interior sea. Reflections on journey's of the earthly day, to day and days through life at large. Constant is reverence for the natural world man habitates, and, why his mind and soul dwells upon an answer the big question of WHY WE ARE HERE. . Advance Reading Copy (ARC). Soft Cover. Very Good-Collectible/None as Issued. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$18.50

DISCOVERING DESIGN : Illustrated with Photographs & Drawings
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DISCOVERING DESIGN : Illustrated with Photographs & Drawings

By Marion Downer

New York: Lathrop, Lee & Shepard Co, 1947. Text/As NEW & Bright. Green linen boards;VG; Sound w/trace edge & surface wear. DJ/None. An inspiring, poetic venture into the universe of patterns of design. Narrated in prose, drawings and photographs, all symbolic languages. 104 pgs. Following the Introduction, author reviews: 1, Seeing Design; 2, Symmetry; 3, Geometric Design; 4, Balance; 5, Line; 6, Rhythm; 7, All-Over Design; 8, Repeated Design; 9, Pragmatic Design; 10, Functional Design; 11, Abstract Deisgn; and 10, Design in Painting. . First Edition, First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Vintage: 1947 Edition.

$38.50

THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING : A Practical Guide to Mastering the Problems of Everyday Living
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THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING : A Practical Guide to Mastering the Problems of Everyday Living

By Norman Vincent Peale

New York, NY: Prentice Hall, 1952. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Black linen boards/NF w/trace push to upper front/back corner tips. DJ/NF; sound w/trace rubs & nips to edges,and sticker removal shadow to upper front. Upper text block dyed red. A "practical, direct-action, personal-improvement manual" schooling one to literally "will" against defeat in one's journey through life. Reformed Church pastor Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993) was a personal friend of President Richard Nixon; President Donald Trump was a member of Peale's congregation in his youth, and Peale presided over Trump's first marriage. First published 1952, the volume remained on N.Y. Times' best-sellers list for 186 weeks. Translated into some 40 languages, it sold some 5 million copies worldwide. 237 pgs in 17 chapters: 1, Believe in Yourself; 2, A Peaceful Mind Generates Power; 3, How to Have Constant Energy; 4, Try Prayer Power; 5, How to Create Your Own Happiess; 6, Stop Fuming & Fretting; 7, Expect the Best & Get It; 8, I Don't Believe in Defeat; 9, How to Break the Worry Habit; 10, Power to Solve Personal Problems; 11, How to Use Faith in Healing; 12, When Vitality Sages, Try This Health Formula; 12, Inflow of New Thoughts Can Remake You; 13, Inflow of New Thoughts Can Remake You; 14, Relax for Easy Power; 15, How to Get People to Like You; 16, Prescription for Heartache; and 17, How Draw on That Higher Power, followed by Epilogue,. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. NEAR FINE/Very Good. Vintage/Self-Help.

$34.50

WHEN THE GLASS SLIPPER DOESN'T FIT
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WHEN THE GLASS SLIPPER DOESN'T FIT

By Claire Cloninger; Karla Worley

Birmingham, AL: New Hope Publishers, 2000. BRAND NEW COPY. A philosophical discourse, between modern women, on what it means to be female today. A conversation with references to traditonal expectations in which few husbands share the same gene pool of Prince Charming. Dialogue initiated by Claire Cloniner & Karla Worley, both award winning song writers. Scriptures quoted are from the New Internt'l Version of the Holy Bible. 151 pgs, 10 chapters: 1, Up to My Elbows - And no Sign of a Prince; 2, Moving to Disney World is Not an Option; 3, Mirror, Mirror on the Wall; 4, A Kiss for The Frong Prince; 5, Bibbidy,-Bobbidy-Boo; 6, Once Upon a Romance; 7, Whistle While You Work; 8, Let Your Hair Down, Rapunzel; 9, The Tale of the Orphan Prince; and 10, Someday My Prince Will Come.. Crossings Book Club Edition. Hardcover. NEW/New.

$28.50

SONGS OF EXPERIENCE : An Anthology of Literature on Growing Old (Ballantine, 36057)
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SONGS OF EXPERIENCE : An Anthology of Literature on Growing Old (Ballantine, 36057)

By Margaret Fowler; Priscilla McCutcheon (Editors)

New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1991. BRAND NEW & Collectibe w/faint margin discoloration. First Edition, First Printing. Softcover/Fine. Literary anthology exploring the pardoxes of longevity, both philosophically and physicaly, contemporary man faces. 379 pgs of notable 20th century stories, poems, diary entries, and letters reveal unique joys & hardships of living longer than previous generations. Contents in 8 parts: I, The Country of Old Age; II, A Spirit of Discriminating Wisdom; III, An Intense Eagerness to Live; IV, To Make a Contribution; V, The Art of Loving; VI, Free to Choose One's Life; VII, The World of Memory; VIII, Into Another Intensity, followed by an Interview with Eleanor Roosevelt. . First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. Fine/None as Issued. First Edition, First Printing.

$46.50

THE WISDOM OF CONFUCIUS

By Lin Yutang (Editor, Translator & Annotator)

New York, NY: Random House/The Modern Library, 1938. Text/NEW & Bright. Red linen gilt embossed boards/VG/sound w/discoloration to upper front & trace soiling to back. DJ/None. Dyed upper text block w/trace soiling (water drops?) Scholarly presentation of Chinese of pre-Han classic Confucian socio-political thought from Lin Yutang (1895 - 1976), known for My Country & My People published in 1935, and the Gay Genius, 1947, biography of poet Su Tungpo. 290 pgs in 11 chapters: I, Introduction; II, The Life of Confucius (Szema Ch'ien); III, Central Harmony; III, Ethics & Politics; IV, Ethics & Politics; V, Aphorisms of Confucius; VI, First Discourse: Education through the Six Classics; VII, Second Discourse: An Interview with Duke Ai; VIII, Third Discourse: The Vision of a Social Order; IX, On Education; X, On Music; and XI, Mencius. Fine copy, less dustjackets & despite flaws.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Vintage/Confucian Thought.

$18.50

THE CHINESE WORLD ORDER : Traditional China's Foreign Relations (Harvard East Asian Series, 32)
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THE CHINESE WORLD ORDER : Traditional China's Foreign Relations (Harvard East Asian Series, 32)

By John K. Fairbank (Editor & Contributor)

Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ Press, 1968. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. First Edition, First Thus. Beige linen boards/Fine. DJ/VG; intact w/closed tears to spine & surface losses to spine & lower back. 1968 Edition; published w/o ISBN number. Pre-20th century Chinese intellectual & institutional history. Examination of the philosophical foundations and execution of the China's sinocentric tributary system governing its foreign relations. Sinologist draw from China's formal histories & literature as well as documentation from tributary states such as Korea, Vietnam, and Japan. 416 pgs, 14 chapters: 1, A Preliminary Frame Work (John K. Fairbank); 2, Historical Notes on the Chinese World Order (Lien-sheng Yang); 3, Early Ming Relations with Southeast Asia: A Background Essay (Wang Gungwu); 4, The Ch'ing Trubute System (Mark Mancall); 5, Sino-Korean Tributary Relations in the Ch'ing Period (Hae-jong Chun); 6, The Ryukyu (Liu-ch'iu) Islands as a Fief of Satusma (Robert K. Sakai); 7, Investiture of Liu-ch'iu Kings in the Ch'ing Period (Ta-tuan Ch'en); 8, Intervention versus Tribute in Sino-Vietnamese Relations, 1788-1790 (Truong Buu Lam)' 9, China's Relations with Inner-Asian: The Hsiung-nu, Tibet (Chusei Suzuki); 10, The Origins of the Manchus' Mongolian Policy (David M. Farqyhar); 11, China & Central Asia, 1368-1884 (Joseph F. Fletcher); 12, Ch'ing Relations with the Dutch (John E. Willis, Jr.); 13, The Early Treaty System in the Chinese World Order (John K. Fairbank); and 14, The Chinese Perception of World Order, Past & Present (Bejamin I. Schwartz), followed by Glossary.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE - COLLECTIBLE/Very Good. First Edition, First Thus.

$125.00

MEDITATION FOR DUMMIES
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MEDITATION FOR DUMMIES

By Stephan Bodian; (Dean Ornish, Foreword)

Foster City, CA: IDG Books Worldwide, 1999. BRAND NEW Copy. First Edition, 6th Printing. Reference/resource. Reduce stress & lower blood pressure with this well regarded guide to meditation by Stephan Bodian, practicing psychotherapist and teacher of meditation, was former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal. 348 pgs. Handy, lucid manual in 18 chapters, 6 parts: Part I, Getting Acquainted; II, Getting Started; III, Troubleshooting & Fine-Tuning; IV, Meditation in Action; V, The Part of Tens; and VI, Appendx.. First Edition, 6th Printing. Soft Cover. NEW/None as Issued.

$36.50

THE WORLD OF THOUGHT IN ANCIENT CHINA
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THE WORLD OF THOUGHT IN ANCIENT CHINA

By Benjamin I. Schwartz

Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press/Harvard Univ, 1985. Text/Bright, clean, As New. Softcover/VG; sound w/light edge wear, and discoloration (tea spill?) w/closed tears to lower front edges by spine now sealed w/archival tape. A learned study of Ancient Chinese intellectual history. Academic scholar, sinologist of great reknown, Benjamin Isadore Schwartz (1916 - 1999) considers earliest wrtten records to assess antecedents of the ultimately dominant Confucianism and its path towardss maturation. Schools of thought covred include those of Mo-Tzu; Lao Tzu (the Taoists); the Yin-Yang school that rose durimg the Warring States period; thoughts of Han Fei Tzu (the Legalists) embraced by the Chin Dynasty government. Schwartz also analyzes the relationship of these classic texts to the universe of discourse of popular culture. 490 pgs om 10 chapters: 1, Early Cultural Orientations; 2, Early Chou Thought; 3, Confucius; 4, Mo-tzu's Challenge; 5, The Emergence of a Common Discourse Some Key Terms; 6, The Ways of Taoism; 7, The Defense of the Confucian Faith: Mencius & Hsun-tzu; 8, Legalism: The Behavorial Science; 9, Correlative Cosmology: The School of "Yin and Yang"; and 10, The Five Classics. Fine copy in a lesser softcover.. First Edition, 2nd Printing Fo 1998. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued.

$26.50

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