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Eastern Religions

Among our fantastic selection of rare books focused on culture and religion is our section on rare eastern religions books. In this section of the Biblio Rare Book Room, you will find a great collection of rare and antique books all about eastern religions. Many of the rare eastern religions books have beautiful illustrations and ornate and unusual bindings. See below in the Rare Book Room for many rare and antique books about eastern religions.

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Golden Jubilee Souvenir, Bhagavan Sri Ramana, 1-19-1896 to 1-19-1946

Golden Jubilee Souvenir, Bhagavan Sri Ramana, 1-19-1896 to 1-19-1946

by (Bhagavan Sri Ramana)

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Used
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Sri Niranjanananda Swamy, India, 1949; Second Edition; 8vo, 376 pages plus a 14-page index at the back. Commemorative 50-year celebration volume of the life and work of Bhagavan Sri Ramana, comprised of over 75 writings by numerous notable Indian mystics and public figures, as well as such Westerners as C.G. Jung, William S. Spaulding, D. Fuchsberger, and Eleanor Pauline Noye. Color frontispiece portrait plate of Ramana. Very Good Plus, in a Very Good dust jacket that has a couple of closed tears on the blank back panel. Clean, crisp, and bright. No ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind.
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Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi

by Yogananda, Paramhansa; Evans-Wentz, W.Y. (Preface)

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good in Fair dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Ladysmith, British Columbia
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New York: The Philosophical Library. Good in Fair dust jacket. 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. xvi, 498 pages. Index. Forty-nine black and white photos and illustrations. Map of India. Frontis portrait of author. "The subtle but definite laws by which yogis perform miracles and attain complete self-mastery are explained with a scientific clarity." - Dust jacket. "His unusual life document is certainly one of the most revealing of the depths of the Hindu mind and heart, and of the spiritual wealth of India, ever to be published in the West." - Preface. Selected as one of the "100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century" by a committee led by Philip Zaleski on behalf of HarperSanFrancisco. Included in the book "50 Spiritual Classics" by Tom Butler-Bowdon. Unmarked with moderate wear to beige publisher's cloth. Binding sound. Above-average wear to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. Steve Jobs thought so… Read More
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TEXTS OF CONFUCIANISM: Part I & II
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TEXTS OF CONFUCIANISM: Part I & II

by Legge, James (trans.)

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Condition
Used - Cloth bound in very good condition.
Edition
Second edition
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Richmond, Texas
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London: Oxford University Press, 1899. Second edition. Cloth bound in very good condition.. Two volumes bound together; xxx, 492 & xxi, 448 pages.
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Narratio persecutionis adversus Christianos excitatae in variis Japoniae regnis ann M.DC.XXVIII,...
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Narratio persecutionis adversus Christianos excitatae in variis Japoniae regnis ann M.DC.XXVIII, M.DC.XXIX, M.DC.XXX

by Ferreira, Christovão

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  • good
  • Paperback
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Used - Good
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Paperback
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Antverpiae, Ioannem Mevrsivm, 1635 Book. Good. Soft cover. Latin text.; Paperback (in green morocco slipcase with gilt lettering).; 11.5 x 17.5 cm; 0.3 kg; 144 pages.; Hand written title on spine.; Used with signs of wear, namely signs of a previous bookplate removed from the rear of the front cover which also shows a pen written number on the top of the page. Slightly soiled throughout. Signs of have been re-cased in the past.; The first edition was published anonymously in Rome in 1635 ("mainly the work of Ferreira and is in fact sometimes quoted under his name, see Sommervogel (Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus, Brussels, III, col. 681-2)" excerpt from Hubert Cieslik, The Case of Christovão Ferreira, Monumenta Niponica, vol. 29, no. 1, Spring 1974). After the publication of this latin edition, a French edition was published in Paris, 1635. FIRST LATIN EDITION. SCARCE. Translated from the Italian by Jean Bolland.; Describes the martyrdom of Christians in Japan from… Read More
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Vedanta in Practice
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Vedanta in Practice

by Paramananda, Swami

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  • very good
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Condition
Used - Very Good
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Portland, Oregon
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New York: The Baker and Taylor Company, 1909. Very Good. Signed by Swami Paramananda and inscribed to a former owner on the front free endpaper. Bound in publisher's orange cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on upper board and spine; lacking the dust jacket. Very Good, cloth lightly rubbed at tips, spine toned and stained at rear cover. A lovely copy, signed by the author.
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Vernacular Translation of the Military Tale of the Han and Chu. Tsūzoku kanso gundan,...
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Vernacular Translation of the Military Tale of the Han and Chu. Tsūzoku kanso gundan, 通俗漢楚軍談. つうぞくかんそぐんだん。

by Unknown

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  • near fine
Condition
Used - Near Fine
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COLUMBIA, Missouri
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1696 Japanese Woodblock Chinese History Tsuzoku kanso gundan Qing Han War CHINA
A 17th century Sino-Japanese woodblock print history of the Chu-Han Contention between the Qing and Han Dynasty bound in the fukurotoji style. The Tsuzoku kanso gundan is the tale of the conflict between the chu and han after the Qing Dynasty before Liu Bang united China in 202 BC as the emperor of the Han Dynasty. It was translated into Japanese and in turn helped shape Japanese literature away from the stylized Chinese verse of scholarly attention and began considering the more mundane, as literature as well. This was done by entertaining and educating the natives of Japan about the world, specifically China, who were banned from leaving the mainland during that time period. Pastreich writes,
"Such Chinese historical novels may have appealed to Japanese readers because they covered the details of Chinese history in a lively and accessible manner, going beyond the digested and sanitized description of history to the… Read More
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Messiah, The Ancestral Hope of the Ages, The Desire of all Nations,
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Messiah, The Ancestral Hope of the Ages, "The Desire of all Nations,": As Proved From the Records on the sun-dried bricks of Babylonia, the papyri and pyramids of Egypt, the frescoes of the Roman Catacombs, and on the Chinese incised Memorial Stone at Cho'ang

by Gordon, E. A.

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used- Good
Binding
Hardcover
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Longmont, Colorado
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Keiseisha, 1909. Green cloth hardcover with thread-tied binding. Used- Good condition. Book shows shelf wear. Light scuffing on the edges and corners. Small tear on the bottom right corner on the back cover. Slight creasing on the spine. Light pencil markings on pg. 2-8, 31, 173, 175-177. No further markings on the inside of the book. Photos are of the book we have here at Barbed Wire Books.
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TIBETAN MEDICAL PAINTINGS: Illustrations to the Blue Beryl Treatise of Sangye Gyamtso (1653-1705)
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TIBETAN MEDICAL PAINTINGS: Illustrations to the Blue Beryl Treatise of Sangye Gyamtso (1653-1705)

by Parfionovitch, Yuri; Gyurme Dorje; Fernand Meyer

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  • first
Condition
Used - Cloth bound in fine condition in very good slip-case.
Edition
First edition
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Richmond, Texas
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New York: Abrams, 1992. First edition. Cloth bound in fine condition in very good slip-case.. Two volume in slip-case; Text volume: 336 pages; Plates volume: 176 pages with 77 full page color plates; Very heavy set, significant extra shipping will be need to ship internationally.
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The Cossacks: A Tale of the Caucasus in the Year 1852. UKRAINIA

The Cossacks: A Tale of the Caucasus in the Year 1852. UKRAINIA

by Tolstoi, Count Lyof N.

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  • Hardcover
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Condition
Used - Good-
Edition
First English Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon
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UKRAINIA Tolstoi, Count Lyof N.: The Cossacks: A Tale of the Caucasus in the Year 1852. First English Edition, 1888 Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, London. Translated from the Russian by Nathan Haskell Dole. Summary: A novel of the Caucasian War 1817-1864. Used. Good- Condition/ No DJ. Blue Boards gold titling and ornamentation. Imperial Russian crest stamped in gilt at center front. A solid copy. Light foxing to endpapers. Toning. Fabric at top of spine missing. RARE/SCARCE.
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Rubáiyát by Omar Khayyám
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Rubáiyát by Omar Khayyám: Illustrated by Gilbert James, cca 1900

by Omar Khayyám

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  • good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Hardcover
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Budapest, Hungary
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Title: Rubáiyát
Author: Omar Khayyám
Translator: Edward Fitzgerald
Illustrator: Gilbert James
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons Limited
Place: London
Year: No date, cca 1900
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: Unpaginated
Language: English
Condition: Good
Dust Jacket: Not issued
Size (mm): 94 x 134Description: Brown faux leather binding. Gilt page edges are still very bright. Marbled endpages. 12 black and white illustrations by Gilbert James. Gift inscription with ink from 1917.
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The Tao of Pooh
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The Tao of Pooh

by Hoff, Benjamin

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Modesto, California
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New York: E. P. Dutton, Inc., 1982. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. E. H. Shepard. 158 pp. First edition stated, first printing. Clean, bright, square book with light rubbing to spine and just one board corner bumped, some offsetting and light toning to endpapers. Bright dust jacket is free of tears, with slight edgewear and a few minute crinkles near the edges, light rubbing where cloth meets the boards. Some slight softening at top and bottom of spine and one ~1-2mm whitened spot of wear at top of spine. Presents nicely in fresh mylar dust jacket protector. The Tao of Pooh has itself become a cultural icon and the first printing is scarce.
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Spiritual Slavery
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Spiritual Slavery

by Lozowick, Lee

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  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Paperback
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Longmont, Colorado
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Lee Lozowick, 1975. Paperback. Used - very good condition. Book is clean and tight with some shelf wear and signs of age/use. Front cover is creased vertically along spine and about 1.25" from spine. Bottom corner of front cover is also creased. Light bumping at corners and edges. Back cover is tanned around edges and has dry residue from a sticker on the original price marking. Binding glue is visible at the top corner between title page and first page of text. No writing or highlighting. Photos are of the copy we have at Barbed Wire Books.
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Tibetan Medical Thangka of the Four Medical Tantras
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Tibetan Medical Thangka of the Four Medical Tantras

by Byams-Pa'Phrin-Las & Wang Lei & Cai Jingfeng

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
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Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing of 3,000 copies
Binding
Hardcover
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Martinez, California
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Stated First Edition - first printing of 3,000 copies.
Red leatherette book cover like new, very slight edge wear, gilt lettering - pages clean, bright and unmarked, slight wrinkle on title and copyright pages – spine like new. Red ribbon marker.
Contained in illustrated folding box with gilt lettering, tied with red ribbons. Box shows light edge wear, small tear at one corner.
Proceeds benefit Friends of the Library; books sold are NOT ex-library.
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The Thief Of Bagdad

The Thief Of Bagdad

by Abdullah, Achmed

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  • good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
First Edition Thus
Binding
Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon
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Abdullah, Achmed. The Thief of Bagdad. Readers Library Publishing Co. Ltd., London Film Edition, 1924. USED. TONED. Good Condition/ Good- DJ. QUITE RARE IN THE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET Front dj panel states "Film Edition" Actor Douglas Fairbanks photo on back panel. DJ Spine is chipped. Now protected in a mylar wrap. Summary: The Thief of Bagdad is a 1924 American silent swashbuckler film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Douglas Fairbanks, and written by Achmed Abdullah and Lotta Woods. Freely adapted from "One Thousand and One Nights", it tells the story of a thief who falls in love with the daughter of the Caliph of Baghdad.
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Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East

Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East: 5 Volume Set

by Baird T. Spalding

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Revised
Binding
Hardcover
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Longmont, Colorado
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Marina Del Rey, CA: DeVorss & Co., 1964. 5 volume set. Hardcover. Very Good. All five volumes have moderate soiling to covers; vols. I & II have penciled erasures on the front flyleaf; vol. III has a small stain on the front fly leaf and a small stain at the bottom of the page that extends through page 18. Rubbing to all corners edges. Otherwise all volumes are unmarked, tight, bright, and clean on the interior. Photo is of the set we have here at Barbed Wire Books.
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