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MEETING GOD :  Elements of Hindu Devotion
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MEETING GOD : Elements of Hindu Devotion

By Stephen Huyler; Thomas Moore (Foreword)

New Haven, CT: Yale Univ Press, 1999. BRAND NEW & Collectible. First Edition, First Printing. Devotional Hindu practices of daily life in India. This ancient faith conceives the Divine as both personal and approachable. The word for worship, darshan, literally means, "seeing and being seen by God". 271 pgs w/full color plates in 9 chapters: 1, Concepts of Hindu Devotion; 2, Approaching God: Elements of Worship; 3, The Soul of Family: Worship in the Home; 4, Honoring the Spirit of Community; 5, Answered Prayers: The Evolution from Shrine to Temple; 6, Deities on Parade; 7, Embracing the Ephemeral: Transitory Images; 8, Healing, Sacred Vows, and Possession; and 9, The Final Stages: Old Age and Renunciation, followed by Glossary.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/New. Illus. by Stephen P. Huyler (Author-Photographers). First Edition, First Printing.

$64.50

THE GREAT MOTHER : An Analysis of the Archetype (2nd Edition, Bollingen Series XLVII)
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THE GREAT MOTHER : An Analysis of the Archetype (2nd Edition, Bollingen Series XLVII)

By Neumann, Erich; (Translated from the German By Ralph Manheim)

Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ Press, 1972. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Illustrated soft cover/VG; sound w/light edge & showing discoloration. Classic work in developmental psychology by psychologist, writer and student of Carl Jung, Erich Neuman (1905 - 1960). A structural analysis of the universal, archetypical femine image, here termed "the great mother", through creative works throughout history, and recognizable, mirrored development discernible in both the individual and society at large. 185 pgs, w/archival illustrations & diagrams, 15 chapters in 2 Parts. . 2nd Edition, 2nd Printing of 1974. Soft Cover. NEAR FINE/None as Issued. English Editon.

$26.50

THE WAY WE LIVED : California Indian Stories, Songs & Reminiscences; REVISED EDITION
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THE WAY WE LIVED : California Indian Stories, Songs & Reminiscences; REVISED EDITION

By Malcolm Margolin (Editor & Commentary)

Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books/California Historical Society, 1993. Anthology of Native-American philosophy through oral literature; many first-hand accounts from native persons of California. , Collection includes stories, love songs, poetry, chants, and orations. First published 1981; this is the Revised Edition of 1993. 248 pgs supported by photos. Map of Native California precedes text presented in 11 parts: Part I, Growing Up; II, The Conflict of Love; III, An Ordered World; IV, Old Age & Death; V, The Aliveness of Things; VI, Getting Power; VII, Dream Time; VIII, Mythic Time; IX, Coyote Tales; X, The Coming of the Whites; and XI, The Present, followed by a list o archival photographs.. Revised Edition, 4th Printing. Soft Cover. NEW/None as Issued. Revised Edition.

$18.50

HILL'S ALBUM OF BIOGRAPHY AND ART : Containg Portratis and Pen-sketches of Many Persons Who Have Been and Are

By Thomas E. Hill

Chicago, IL: Hill Standard Book Co, 1884. Text/NEW & clean, and Collectible. Printing of 1884 with archival engravings. Gilt embossed, tooled maroon leather boards/NF w/trace rubs to leading edges. DJ/None as issued. Gilt finish to all text blocks. Short closed tears to upper edge of pgs 81-86, and small loss to upper edge of pg 87. Encyclopedia of the historically excellent. Guide to notable historic personage assembled by Thomas E. Hill (1832- 1915) at the time of The World's Fair. Copyright dated 1881; this is a printing of 1884. Penned near one-and-a-half century past, volume speaks of prized values of the times. Lengthy subtitle reads: "Portraits and Pen-sketches of Many persons, who have been and are, Prominent as Relitgionists, Military Heroes, Inventors, Financiers, Scientists, Explorers, Writers, Physicians, Actors, Lawyers, Musicians, Artists, Poets, Sovereigns, Humorists, Orators & Statesmen". . 1884 Edition. Hard Cover/Leather. NEAR FINE - COLLECTIBLE/None as Issued. Vintage/1884 Edition.

$125.00

THE WHEEL OF LIFE AND DEATH : A Practical and Spiritual Guide
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THE WHEEL OF LIFE AND DEATH : A Practical and Spiritual Guide

By Philip Kapleau

New York, NY: Doubleday, 1989. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. First Edition. Bi-color boards/Fine. DJ/NF w/trace edge rubs. A resourceful, sensitive, practical, philosophical, and humanistic approach to life and death from Zen teacher Philip Kapleau (1912 - 2004) through viewing dying is but a mere shift in an unbroken continuum of life and death. Interweaving ancient Eastern thought, modern commentaries and dialogues in such a way that the fear of death is overcome, pain minimized, pain and grief lessened, and dignity retained. On the practical side, pros and cons of cremation versus burial are weighed along with how to make funeral services a meaningful rite of passage. Tempering breathing & meditation exercises, plus appendices on the hospice movement and "living wills" for persons who do not want their lives artificially prolonged in the event of terminal illness, round out the volume. 370 pgs in 5 parts: I, Death; II, Dying; III, Karma; IV, Rebirth; and V, Supplements.. . First Edition. Hard Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/Near Fine. First Edition.

$48.50

THE WAY OF THE SURFER : Living It 1935 to Tomorrow
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THE WAY OF THE SURFER : Living It 1935 to Tomorrow

By Drew Kampion

New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 2003. BRAND NEW Copy. A history of, the Zen of, and a lifestyle guide, to surfing by the former editor-in-chief of Surfer magazine Drew Kampion. 192 pgs, augmented w/action photography, volume is a history of the sport along w/outstanding profiles of 11 wave-riding greats: 1. Soaring: The Spritual Journey of Woody Brown; 2, The Surfer: John Severson, Inventing Surf Culture; 3, Cheap Kemsho: Richard Brewer, The Shaper's Way; 4, Animal Tracks: Nat Young, Tribal Elder; 5, The Stylist: Country Livin' with Bill Hamilton; 6, Stairway to Heaven: The Transformation of Rolf Aurness; 7, Cakewalk: Gerry Lopez, the Buddha in the Barrel; 8, The Idol: Tom Curren, Still Water Run Deep; 9, The Inspiration: Lisa Anderson, Circling toward Home; 10, The Teacher: Kelly Slater, the Best Surfer in the World; and 11, The Warrior: Titus Kinimaka & the Soul of Hnalei. Fine copy.. First Edition, 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. NEW/None as Issued.

$28.50

THE CIVILIZATION OF THE RENAISSANCE IN ITALY : Complete & Unabridged (Phaidon Pocket Series)

By Jacob Burckhart; (English Translation By S.C.G. Middlemore)

London, UK: Phaidon Press, 1965. Text/NEW & Bright. Gilt embossed maroon linen boards NF/w/trace rubs to lower edges. DJ/VG w/light edge wear. Gift inscription to fEP. Historiography. Classic study life during the Italian Renaissance. First published 1867 in German under the title: "Die Kultur der Renaissance in Italien". Best known study by Swiss scholar Jacob Burckhardt (1818 - 1897). This English editon is translated by S.C.G. Middlemore. 462 pgs, w/some 100 illustrations & commentary, in 6 six parts: Part I, The State as a Work of Art; II, The Development of the Individual; III, The Revival of Antiquity; IV, The Discovery of the World & of Man; V, Society & Festivals; and VI, Morality & Religion. 7th Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Vintage/History.

$22.50

SCHOOL MANAGEMENT AND MORAL TRAINING : A Practical Treatise for Teachers & All Other Persons Interested in the Right Training of the Young

By Emerson E. White

New York, NY: American Book Company, 1906. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Green linen boards/VG; strong & sound w/edge rubs, discloration to upper spine, soiling to lower text block, and surface wear. DJ/None. Primary, historical resource in American approaches to public education a century past. First published 1893; this is the 1906 printing. Treatise on the end goal of education. 320 pgs in 2 parts. Part I, School Government: 1, Ends & Means; 2, The Teachers as Governor; 3, Conditions of Easy Control; and 4, Mechanical Devices. Part II, Moral Training: 1, Principles; 2, Will Training; 3, School Incentives;4, Punishment; 5, Moral Instruction; 6, Materials for Moral Lessons; and 7, Religion in The School.. First Edition, 2nd Printing of 1906. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Vintage/1906 Pedagogy.

$36.50

NOT DARK YET : A Novel

By Berit Ellingsen

Columbus, OH: Two Dollar Radio, 2015. ADVANCE READING COPY; 184 pgs. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Softcover/VG; light edge wear w/faint creasings to upper & lower corners. Korean-Norweigian writer Berit Ellingsen has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and the British Science Fiction Award. This is the story of Brandon who leaves his boyfriend and city life for one in the mountains. With him, the reader moves from the city to the country, takes in the heavens and all the space between, while taking short jaunts back to the city. Settings play a major role in the narrative but neither the country nor city is identified. Being nameless they become universal. Brandon's journey becomes that of the reader as he considers science, climate change, and activism in this contemporary world.. Advance Reading Copy (ARC). Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$18.50

ONE THOUSAND MOONS : Krishnamurti at Eighty-Five
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ONE THOUSAND MOONS : Krishnamurti at Eighty-Five

By Asit Chandmal

New York, NY: Harry N Abrams Inc, 1985. BRAND NEW Copy, w/gift inscription tp fEP verso. Orange linen boards/Fine. DJ/NF w/trace wear. Frontispiece: Photo portrait of Krishnamurti. 123 pgs. w/ 120 photographs. Photographic essay, biography and memoir of Indian philosopher and writer Jidda Krishnamutii (1895 - 1986). LAID IN: News clipping of "Places of Ojai, Keeping the Hrishnamurti Legacy Alive", Jackie Saunders. Author Asit Chandmal was a friend of Krishnamurti since childhood.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE/Fine. First Edition, First Thus.

$48.50

A GUIDE TO JAPANESE PRINTS and Their Subject Matter (English and Japanese Edition)
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A GUIDE TO JAPANESE PRINTS and Their Subject Matter (English and Japanese Edition)

By Basil Stewart

New York, NY: Dover Publications, 1979. BRAND NEW COPY w/trace soiling to back of softcover. Presentation & analysis of the Japanese art form known as Ukiyoye --- the floating, temporal world --- a popular wood block art form depicting daily Japanese life interpreted in history, landscape at large, and theatre; in modern jargon, might well be described as "this is life". First published 1922 under the title "Subjects Portrayed in Japanese Color-Prints"; this is the 1979 unabridged publication of the original w/illustrations in black-and-white. 382 pgs w/274 illustrations in 5 parts: I, The Collector; II, Subject of Illustrations; III, Subject of Illustrations (cont.); IV, Actor-Portraits & Theatrical Subjects; and V, Historical Subjects, Legends & Stories, followed by appendices.. First Edition. Soft Cover. NEW/None as Issued. First Edition.

$36.50

JAPANESE CINEMA : Film Style and National Character. (Anchor AO-32)

By Donald Richie

Garden City , NY: Doubleday/Anchor, 1971. Text/Good; underlining to pgs 40 - 43, and sporadic side-bars (mercifully, short & tidy) to some 20 pgs. Softcover/VG; strong w/edge rubs, faint creasings & surface wear. PO name to first title page. COVER ART: "Double Suicide" First published 1961 as "Japanese Movies", this is the 1971 re-titled, revised & expanded edition. Critical analysis of the history and development of Japanese films. A unique study in which historian of Japanese culture and cinema onald Richie (1924 - 2013) relates films to other art forms and social values of Japan. 261 pgs, augmented by b/w fotos of movie stills in 3 sectors: 1, Introduction; 2, 1896 - 1945; and 3, 1946 - 1971, followed by Appendix. Strong copy despite flaws.. Soft Cover. Good/None as Issued. Vintage: Japanese Cinema.

$18.50

WALLACE STEVENS : POETRY AS LIFE : (Pegasus American Authors Series)

By Samuel French Morse

New York, NY: Pegasus, 1970. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. First Edition, First Thus. Mustard linen boards w/gilt spine lettering/Fine. DJ/None. An in depth study of the poetry and life of Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955) by Samuel French Morse (1916 - 1985 ), also a poet. Sub-title also given as: "Life as a Poet". An investigation into the culmination of a life iof a poet as a means, or reflection, of living a life in the universe of poetry itself. Volume delves into every phase of Stevens' life ... from childhood in Pennsylvanya, years at Harvard, a short stay in New York to his life-long home int Hartford, Connecticut where he was a full time insurance agent. We learn of Steven's affinity with Santayana and deep appreciation for paintings and music along with his sensitivity to mundane happenings in human affairs. A most sensitive biography and portrait of a poet.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE/No Jacket. First Edition, First Thus.

$18.50

LEAVES FROM A RUSSIAN DIARY --- and Thirty Years After : Enlarged Edition

By Pitirim A. Sorokin

Boston, MA: The Beacon Press , 1950. Text/sporadic ink underlinings to chapters 22 thru' 25. Orange line boards/VG; strong & sound w/fading to spine. DJ/None. Sticker removal shadow to front cover verso. Recollections of Russian anti-communist Petrograd professor and poet Pitirim Aleksandrovich Sorokin (1889-1968). First published 1924, volume covers the Russian Revolution of February 1917 through to his departure from Russia in September 1922.; this is the 1950, Enlarged Edition of 1950, carrying author's Fowared penned in Winchester, MA."Enlarged Edition" refers to an additional final chapter, "Thirty Years After" in which Sorokin considers how the Revolution has since come of age. and. concludes ironically how it has proven to be both a great success as well as a colossal failure. 346 pgs, 27 chapters, in 5 parts: Part I, 1947; II, 1918; III, 1919 - 1920; IV, 1921 - 1922; and V. Thirty Years After.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Vintage Journal.

$64.50

THE UNICORN : (Bard Books/Avon, YN264)
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THE UNICORN : (Bard Books/Avon, YN264)

By Iris Murdoch

New York, NY: Avon BARD, 1963. Text/As New w/faint margin discoloration. Softcover/VG w/trace humidity stain to lower front, and, marked lean to spine. 7th novel, first published in 1963, by Dame Jean Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999); this is an Avon reprint of 1970. A modern Gothic novel set in the isolated west coast of Ireland, replete with cliffs overlooking dangerous seas, and a deadly bog housing carnivorous plants. Young English school teacher, Marian Taylor, accepts a governess's position at isolated Gaze Castle. To her surprise, there are no children, instead she is to teach French and Italian to the lady of the house, Hannah Crean-Smith. Hannah, we learn, has been confined to Gaze by her husband Peter for seven years in punishment for having been unfaithful --- Peter, abusive to begin with, was also an unfaithful husband and often absent. During one of these absences, Hannah beds with neighbour Pip Lejour; caught, the ensuing physical confrontation leaves Peter is badly injured, and leaves the estate in the hands of his former lover, Gerald Scottow. Enter other personnages. An intense tale of power, freedom, suffering, & the nature of "goodness", in terms of both religion and philosophy. The central character Hannah is a Christian, and the unicorn in the title is a symbol of Christ. Perhaps in essence, it is a tale of human deception & romanticism?. Bard Edition, 4th Printing 1970. Paperback. Good/None as Issued. Vintage/Novel.

$32.50

THE SCARED AND THE PROFANE LOVE MACHINE
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THE SCARED AND THE PROFANE LOVE MACHINE

By Iris Murdoch

New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1974. Text/BRAND NEW w/a wihisper of margin discoloration. Softcover/VG; strong with sticker removal scar to upper front & lower back, and trace edge wear. 1974, 16th novel from Dame Jean Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999), winner of the Whitbread Novel Award; this is a Penguin reprint. Tale of a man's double life and duplicity. Married psycholtherapist Blaise Gavender has 16 year-old son, and live comfortably in near London in the comfortable Hood House. Unknown to wife Harrient, secrelty, for 9 years, Gavender has had an affair with another women, Emily McHugh, and sired a 9 year-old son. Lucas. Lucas know more than the adults and visits Hood House. All open, Blaise, in misery & confusion, vacillates between the two households ---- wanting no more thant to maintain relations with both. Conflict between paradoxes of life.. 8th Printing. Paperback. Very Good/None as Issued. Vintage/Novel.

$12.50

THE BOOK AND THE BROTHERHOOD : A Story about Love and Friendship and Marxism (Penguin Fiction)
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THE BOOK AND THE BROTHERHOOD : A Story about Love and Friendship and Marxism (Penguin Fiction)

By Iris Murdoch

London, UK: Penguin Books, 1988. Text/BRAND NEW. Softcover/NF w/faint creasing to front corner tips. 23rd novel by Dame Jean Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999). First published 1987; this is a Penguin reprint. Story of frienships. formed at Oxford, living in politically questioning England of the 1980s. As a "brotherhood", they support David Crimond's endeavor to write a revolutionary, utopian tract on Marxism (which explains the title), and, that the tale is a leftist love story bespeaks of England's mood of the decade. The novel (in which women feature prominently) traces a group of intelligent, and somewhat confused and intellectual lazy, fellows from university days through middle age, who share a fascination with Crimond. Crimond, not part of this inner group, has trouble in producing, Nevertheless, cemented in a sense of duty, the Brotherhood pays out a continuous annual stipend. The narrative opens with Crimond resurfacing with the book near finished. His sudden show sets off a chain of far reaching consequences, not excluding sexual encounters and even death. The fascinating Crimond is a classic Murdoch "enchanter" archetype --- a powerful, charismatic man who inspires devotion from others of more ordinary persuasions for reasons apparent to none. Strong copy w/light shelfwear.. First Edition, 6th Printing. Paperback. NEAR FINE/None as Issued.

$18.50

The Woodlanders (Penguin English Library)
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The Woodlanders (Penguin English Library)

By Thomas Hardy; (James Gibson, Editor); (Ian Gregor, Introduction)

Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin Classics, 1984. Text/NEW w/faint margin discoloration. Softcover/VG; sound w/edge & suface rubs. A historical Victorian novel by English novelist & poet Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928). Work was first was serialised (1886 to 1887) in Macmillan's Magazine and published in book form1887 as one of 3 novels in the Wessex Editon that Hardy considered to be linked as all being "Novels of Character and Environment". This is a reprint of the 1984 Penguin re-issue. Set in the small, woodland village of Little Hintock, it is a portrait of mid-Victorian rustic life, poorly chosen marriage partners, unrequited love, social class collision & mobility, and an unhappy, or at best equivocal, ending as hopes for fulfilment and happiness remain elusive. It is said that Hardy conisidered this as his own most favorite novel of all he wrote; not suprising.. Reprint of 1984. Paperback. Very Good/None as Issued. Vintage/Novel.

$18.50

AFTER NORA SLAMMED THE DOOR ;; American Women in the 1960s : The Unfinished Revolution
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AFTER NORA SLAMMED THE DOOR ;; American Women in the 1960s : The Unfinished Revolution

By Eve Merriam

Cleveland, Ohio: The World Publishing Co, 1964. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright.Gilt embossed, blue linen boards/Fine. DJ/VG with nips & chips to edges, and rubs to surface. A social challenges of American middle-class life in the 1960s. Crusades for women's rights officially began in 1848. A literary and historical probe into changing social values, conflicting and shared patterns of behavior of the sexes. The "Nora" who slammed the door is she of Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll House" in 1879. This critical analysis is the leading up-to the American 1960s' Nora; she pleads, "Make me a women" to her husband, and her 1960s husband who pleads in turn, "Make of me a man". 'Tis so, in the 1960s, Nora has evolved into a Barbie "paper doll", with a split-level house with refridgerators, and, her husband a Ken, at ;ost to to find meaning at his workplace. 236 pgs, 10 chapters in 4 parts: Part I, Three Faces: Chapter 1, Nora I: In the Land of Men; 2, Nora II: In the Land of Men; 3, Nora III: In Limbo. Part II: Three False Faces: 4, The Matriarchal Myth; 5, The Myth of the Natural Woman; 6, The Myth of the Total Housewife. Part III, Inheritance: 7, Xantippe in the Suburbs; 8, Venus Prime. and Part IV, Future Indicative: 9, Sex & Semantics; and 10, Looking for a home.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE/Near Fine. Stated First Edition.

$22.50

THE THEORETICAL SYSTEM OF KARL MARX : In the Light of Recent Criticism
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THE THEORETICAL SYSTEM OF KARL MARX : In the Light of Recent Criticism

By Louis B. Boudin

Chicago, IL: Charles H. Kerr & Co, 1907. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Embossed, green linen boards/VG w/light surface rubs. DJ/None. LAID-IN: Postcard; a drammatic photo of Marx. Anthology of articles first published in the Internat'l Socialist Review, 1905 to 1906, An exposition of the teachings of Karl Marx (1818 - 1883) by Ukrainian-born (then under Imperial Russian) American Boudin Louis (1874-1952 ) who moved to the US in 1891. 286 pgs, 11 chapters: I, Karl Marx & His Latter-Day Critics; II, Materialist Conception of History & Class-Struggle; III, The Materialist Conception of History & Its Critics; IV, Value & Surplus Value; V, The Labor Theory of Value & Its Critics; VI, The Great Contradictions & the Passing of Capitalism; VII, Economic Contrations & the Passing of Capitalism; VIII, The Concentration of Capital & the Disappearance of the Middle Class; IX, The Proletariat & the Revolution; X, The Social Revolution; and XI, Conclusion, followed by 2 appendices.. First Edition, Reprint of 1910. Hard Cover. NEW/No Jacket.

$28.50

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