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If you a searching for a truly rare or antique book on Hinduism, look no further than the rare Hinduism books section of Biblio's Rare Book Room. Several of Biblio's booksellers have acquired interesting books on Hinduism to showcase in the Biblio Rare Book Room, and many of those books have fascinating illustrations or bindings that would be sure to add to value to your rare and antique book collection.

Rama's Glory

Rama's Glory

by Srivastava, Bhartendu

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  • Fine
  • Paperback
  • Signed
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
Edition Not Stated
Binding
Paperback
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Etobicoke, Ontario
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Lugus Publications, 1998. 162 pages. Trade size paperback. Inscribed, signed and dated on the half title page. An unread like new fine copy.. Signed by Author. Edition Not Stated. Soft Cover. Fine. Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" Tall.
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The Gesture Language of the Hindu Dance
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The Gesture Language of the Hindu Dance

by La Meri

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  • good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Hardcover
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Kirkwall, Orkney
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$113.65
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New York: Columbia University Press, 1941. Slipcase is quite worn, with the lower side being missing, the top part of inner (closed) side torn, and wear to the corners of the outer (open) side. The book itself has minor bumping to spine ends and corners, an old price in pencil on f/ep (66 rupees 8 annas which would have equated to £4 8/8 at the time), but otherwise a good clean tight copy of this hard-cover book. Looks at the hand- and arm-gestures (hasta prana and samyita) used in classical Indian dance and their meaning. The author, originally from Texas and called Russell Meriwether Hughes, studied dance in India in the 1930s. 100pp, over 200 b&w illustrations showing the different gestures. Also includes a small leaflet for a performance of Indian dance, no date but would be just post WW2.. Hard Cover. Good/Fair. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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The Letters of a Hindoo Rajah, 2 volumes [Hardcover] Hamilton, Eliza
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The Letters of a Hindoo Rajah, 2 volumes [Hardcover] Hamilton, Eliza

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  • Paperback
  • first
Condition
Used - Acceptable
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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$124.95
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1819. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Used - Acceptable/No Jacket. Wells and Lilly, 1819. Fair/No Jacket. 1st US edition, covers completely missing on both volumes. Good candidate for rebinding. Front free endpapers are intact on both volumes. Binding is still tight. Continuation of title: To which is prefixed a Preliminary Dissertation on the History, Religi
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The Sun Behind the Sun Behind the Sun
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The Sun Behind the Sun Behind the Sun: a Darshan Diary

by Bhagwan, Shree Rajneesh

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
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Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Berg en dal, Netherlands
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Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh - The Sun Behind the Sun Behind the Sun; a Darshan Diary - India, Rajneesh Foundation, 1980 - 1st Edition - Hardcover with dust jacket - 615pp - 22x15 cmCondition Very Good: Dust jacket some minor damage at corners and edges, pages a bit yellowed. Otherwise almost as new, no names or writing, tight, probably unread. Only 5000 printed for this first edition.If you have any questions or want to see more pictures, feel free to ask.Your book will be securely packed and shipped with tracking number, signed & insured.
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Fables et contes indiens, avec un Discours préliminaire et des Notes sur la religion, la...

Fables et contes indiens, avec un Discours préliminaire et des Notes sur la religion, la littérature, les mœurs, &c. des Hindoux

by Langlés Louis Mathieu (1763-1824)

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Used - Very Good+
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Milan, Italy
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8° (mm 197x121) ; pp. cvii, (1), 185, c. (1). Legatura coeva in marocchino rosso à grain long con decorazioni in oro. Bellissimo esemplare, dai margini eccezionalmente grandi.
Editio princeps. Monglond, I, 1134.
Langlés fu il fondatore, nel 1795, dell'Ecole des langues orientales vivantes.
Al Discours préliminaire sur la religion, la politique, la littérature et les mœurs des Indiens, fanno seguito la traduzione di nove apologhi dall'Hitopadés de Vichnou Sarma – secondo il curatore "le prototype des fables indiennes attribuées à Pilpay ou Beidpay": Fables et Contes Indiens de Vichnou Sarma. Introduction de l'Auteur; Fable I. Les pigeons, la souris, le corbeau, la tortue et le cerf; Fable II. Le voyageur et le vieux tigre; Fable III. Le cerf, le jackal et le corbeau; Fable IV. Le jackal et le chat; Fable V. Histoire de la souris hiraniaka; Fable VI. Le vieillard et sa jeune femme; Fable VII. Le chasseur, le cerf, le sanglier, le serpent et le jackal; Fable VIII. Le fils du Raja et la femme… Read More
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HINDU TEMPLE ART OF ORISSA

HINDU TEMPLE ART OF ORISSA

by Donaldson, Thomas E.

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  • first
Condition
Used - Hardbound in very good condition in near very good dust jacket; Considerable wear to edges but jackets are clean and intact.
Edition
First edition
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Richmond, Texas
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Leiden: Brill, 1987. First edition. Hardbound in very good condition in near very good dust jacket; Considerable wear to edges but jackets are clean and intact.. Large three volume set, 11.75" x 9"; Pagination continuance through all the volumes, 1437 pages plus 4181 illustrations; Former owner inscription of N. Zide.
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A grammar of the Hindustani language in the Oriental and Roman character
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A grammar of the Hindustani language in the Oriental and Roman character

by FORBES, Duncan

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
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COLUMBIA, Missouri
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1855 HINDU Grammar of Hindustani Language INDIA Pakistan Urdu Forbes Arabic

Duncan Forbes 'Grammar of the Hindustani Language' is a rare 19th-century Hindustani vocabulary manual. Forbes' Hindustani manuals were written to help make the Hindustani language (and its derivative languages) more accessible to English speakers offering not only vocabulary but also sentence structure, letter and symbol uses, word origins, Hindu calendars, as well as extensive written language examples.
Item number: #20682
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FORBES, Duncan
A grammar of the Hindustani language in the Oriental and Roman character

London: W.H. Allen, 1855.

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· Collation: Complete with all pages
o viii, 148, [56], 56
o 16 engravings
· Provenance: Handwritten – Captain [T. C. Huey]
· Language: English
· Binding: Leather; tight and secure
· Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (21.5cm x 14cm)
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Chanting the Names of Manjusri
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Chanting the Names of Manjusri

by Wayman, Alex (translator)

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  • good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Hardcover
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Newton, Massachusetts
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Berkeley, CA: Shambhala, 1985. Translated & Annotated by Alex Wayman 4to size horizontal orange clothbound hardcover with dust jacket; 123 pages From dust jacket: "This is the first English translation of one of the most revered and often-used tantric texts in Tibetan Buddhism. While consisting of only 160 verses and some mantra sentences, the work condenses an enormous tantric lore, so much that it garnered exalted mention in the Vimalaprabha - the great commentary on the Kalackra - and is cited a number times in the celebrated tantrist Naropa's Hevajratantra commentary... The English translation (is set) alongside the complete original Sanskrit, with its Tibetan translation." The book has a slightly cocked spine which will likely correct under the weight of a heavy book. There is a slight curl to the bottom corner of the last five or so pages. Jacket has light wear and a deep scratch on front. . Cloth. Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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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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$125.00
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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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The Golden Book of Tagore: A Homage to Rabindranath Tagore from India and the World in...
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The Golden Book of Tagore: A Homage to Rabindranath Tagore from India and the World in Celebration of His Seventieth Birthday.

by Rabindranath Tagore; Edited by Ramananda Chatterjee

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Limited Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Limited to 1,500 copies, of which this is number 14. Letter by Tagor in facsimile adhered to front pastedown. Twenty-nine plates, some of which are tipped-in and some with tissue guards. Lacking plate titled The Peacock adjacent to page 92. Supple half brown calf over linen boards with Morocco gilt-lettered label to spine. Minor staining to edges of frontispiece. Some pages uncut. Small previous owner's inscription to upper corner of front endpaper. Overall a nice clean copy. Scarce.
9 x 12 in
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[a Wunderkammer of Hindu antiquities] Systema Brahmanicum Liturgicum Mythologicum Civile ex...
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[a Wunderkammer of Hindu antiquities] Systema Brahmanicum Liturgicum Mythologicum Civile ex Monumentis Indicis Musei Borgiani Velitris dissertationibus historico-criticis illustravit Fr. Paullinus a S. Bartholomaeo Carmelita Discalceatus Malabariae Missionarius Academia Volscorum Veliternae Socius

by Paulinus of St. Bartholomew known also as Werdin Johann Philipp (Hof am Leithaberge, Lower Austria, 1748 - Rome, 1806)

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Used - Very Good
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Milan, Italy
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4° (mm 250x190); pp. XII, 326. Al frontespizio, vignetta incisa raffigurante Ganesha e 32 tavole fuori testo (di cui una a doppia pagina). Nel testo, caratteri in sanscrito. Legatura coeva in piena pelle marezzata. Bell'esemplare.
First edition.
As the title well explains, the Systema Brahmanicum by the Indologist Paulinus of St. Bartholomew - valuable compendium of Brahmanism - is closely based on the collection of Indica reperta from the famous Borgia Museum in Velletri, profusely illustrated by the engravings. The volume, therefore, can be browsed as a kind of 'exegetical catalog' of the Hindu collection.The ancient Borgia Museum in Velletri, formed between the 17th and 18th centuries by the Roman branch of the Borgia family, was greatly enriched and enlarged in the second half of the 18th century by Cardinal Stefano Borgia (1731 – 1804), a man of vast culture who was a scholar of history and ethnology. The Museum, famous throughout Europe for the variety and the rarity of the reperta as well as… Read More
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Mystic India Through Art (INCREDIBLE, RARE, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TITLE)
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Mystic India Through Art (INCREDIBLE, RARE, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TITLE)

by Sass Brunner-Farkas, Elizabeth Brunner

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good+
Edition
First Edition - "Limited Edition"
Binding
Hardcover
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San Rafael, California
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This is a rare, one-of-a-kind, signed and Inscribed limited edition of paintings, artwork and photography by the renowned Hungarian painters Sass Brunner-Farkas and Elizabeth Brunner. Inspired by a mystic dream of Rabinadrath Tagore, the mother and daughter traveled to India, staying for 5 years. They met and painted Tagore, Mahatma Ghandi, along with portraits of Indian deities, landscapes, and common women and men.
Mother and daughter signed and inscribed the FFEP to friends "Mr. and Mrs. Tomanocky" and there is a separate inscription in Hungarian by, I believe, Sass Brunner. Mother and daughter also signed under their photographs opposite the title page and both signed under portrait photographs of themselves at the beginning of the two sections of the book which separate their individual paintings and drawings with a short inscription by Sass, and on a slip of paper with young Elizabeth's portrait and a Christmas and New Year's greeting. Amazingly, there is also a personal, black and white… Read More
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