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Krishnamurti: The Years of Awakening
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Krishnamurti: The Years of Awakening

By Luytens, Mary

NY: Avon Books, 1976. Book. Very Good. Mass Market Paperback. 1st Thus.. 355 pp., 16 pp. historical b&w photos. Light wear, binding firm. Light spine creasing. Lightly toned. A childhood friend relates the first 37 years of the life of Jiddu Krishnamurti, a South Indian Brahmin regarded as a guru by the Theosophical Society. In later years, as he traveled the world with Annie Besant and others, he spurned the adulation. Size: 12mo -- 7 in Tall.

$4.75

Shanghai: Crucible of Modern China

By Wei, Betty Peh-T'i

Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1987. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. Reprint.. 299 pp. 16 pp. of historical photos and illustrations, glossary, bibliography. Glossy stiff wraps showing a color cartoon of Chinese and British negotiating at Tientsin in 1858. Light wear, Previous owner's name on endpaper. Light creasing of spine. A few notes and marks in red ink in margins of a few pages toward the rear, text mostly clean. A short political and economic history of a key Chinese trading center, as it dealt with western nations in the 19th and 20th centuries. Maps of Shanghai and China on the endpapers. Size: 8vo -- -- 8.5 In Tall.

$4.32

Beyond East and West: Memoirs, Portraits and Essays

By Leach, Bernard

London: Faber & Faber, 1985. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. Reprint.. 320 pp. Vertical ripple in front cover, diagonal crease to lower right corner. Otherwise close to new, no markings. Includes chronology, index, several b&w photos. Leach, an eminent potter, provides an anthology of writing tracing his career in ceramics, his extended stay in Japan, his travels and evolution of his thought and religious belief. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In.

$14.25

Shri Hans Ji Maharaj -- The Light of Wisdom: Life and Teachings

By Maharaj, Satpal Ji

New Delhi, India: Manav Utthan Sewa Samiti, 1987. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. First English Edition.. 480 pp. Lightly read, still close to new, spine uncreased. No marking in text. Front cover has color portrait of the guru; rear cover features his son, the author. Frontispiece with protective tissue. About 30 pp. of b&w photos. The hard-to-find biography of a Hindu guru (1900-1966) who was based in Hardwar and attracted thousands of devotees in northern India and overseas. He also was an associate of Gandhi. Text includes testimonies from some of his disciples, accounts of his miracles, etc. Glossary included. Text mostly in English, but some Hindi passages appear in later portions. Translated from Hindi by Helen Clapham, edited by Chaman Lal Tandon. Size: 8vo -- 7,75 in Tall.

$28.50

Simple Malay Plus Dictionary and Travel Guide

By Sapawi, Tuminah

London: Europhone Language Centre, 1991. Textbook. Very Good. Stiff Glossy Wrappers. 4th Edition.. 123 pp., about 70 devoted to language lessons, the remainder, travel pointers. Previous owner's name on title page. No other markings.Diagonal corner crease on front cover. Bright glossy coovers showing drawing of drums, and photo of a mosque. No cassettes included. A 6-page workbook drill (Lesson 6) is laid in. Introduction promises mastery of elementary Malay within a month, based on daily one-hour practice sessions. Designed for English speakers. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.

$8.55

Steppingstones to Go: A Game of Strategy
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Steppingstones to Go: A Game of Strategy

By Kishikawa, Shigemi

Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1974. Book. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. 6th Printing.. 159 pp., glossy stiff wraps with fold-in flaps. Close to new. No markings. Detailed introduction to the Asian stone game that originated in China and remains popular in Japan. Numerous diagrams of game situations. Size: 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall.

$9.50

One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate
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One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate

By Segev, Tom

New York: Metropolitan Books (Henry Holt), 2000. Book. Fair. Boards with Cloth Strip.. 5th Printing.. 612 pp. , numerous b&w historical photos on glossy paper. Text clean but dampstains on front cover, endpapers and dj. Satisfactory as reading copy. Binding OK. A detailed but readable history of colonial Palestine. Size: 8vo -- -- 9.5 In.

$1.90

Beijing Spring
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Beijing Spring

By Liu, Melinda

NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc, 1989. Book. Illus. by Turnley, David & Peter, Photographers. Near Fine. Trade Papeback. First Edition.. 175 pp. of color photos on glossy stock. Nearly new, small red line on upper edge, no other markings, previous owner's address label on inside cover. Liu and Peter Turnley from Newsweek document the unrest among students in China from April through June of 1989. David Turnley of the Detroit Free Press also contributed photos. An 18-pp essay by Liu and introduction by Orville Schell. Size: 4to -- 1 in Tall.

$8.08

The Cult of Desire: An Interpretation of Erotic Sculpture of India

By Lal, Kanwar

DeLhi: Asia Press, 1966. Book. Illus. by Lal, Darshan, Photographer. Very Good +. Cloth. First Edition Stated.. 84 pp. essay, 19 pp. of notes on plates, 126 b&w glossy plates of sculptures. Red khadi-type cloth shows very little age. Dust jacket has some crinkling and soil on edges. Text is clean, very faint foxing on edges of endpapers. No markings. Scarce first edition. An Indian art specialist provides a general introduction to India's erotic temple sculptures, found mainly in middle and southern India. (Khajuraho, Konarek, Bhubaneshwar) Excellent photos give close-up details that an on-site visitor might miss because of poor lighting, weather erosion and elevated locations within temples. Excellent notes on the individual plates give the Hindu and Buddhist folklore and philosophy that inspired the graphic images, including fellatio, cunnilingus, bestiality and group sex. The essay is written in typical stilted British English found in Indian academia, but it is readable and not overly arcane. Understandable for westerners who may know little or nothing about eastern religions. Lal takes the view that the sculptures essentially convey a spiritual rather than an aphrodisiac message. He states: ".All these poses represent the various stages of sadhana -- of striving toward the spiiritual goal of release and of mergilng into the infinite." Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall.

$17.10

Japanese Temples: Sculptures, Paintings, Gardens and Architecture

By Kidder Jr., J. Edward

Tokyo/Amsterdam: Bijitsu Shuppan-shia and Harrn N. Abrams, 1964. Book. Very Good +. Raw Silk Fabric. First Edition.. 554 pp. in brown raw silk cover, stamped in gilt, acetate protective wrapper. Sturdy binding, text clean. With bibliography. More than 300 full page b&w photos showing temples with detailed text explaining their history, structure, design and Buddhist function. Handsome, oversized copy weighing 10 pounds-plus. Size: Folio -- 14 In. Tall By 10.25 in Wide.

$33.25

Folk Songs of China, Japan, Korea

By Dietz, Betty Warner and Park, Thomas Choonbai, Eds.

NY: John Day Co., 1964. Book. Very Good +. Photographic Cloth. First Edition.. 47 pp. and flexible plastic 33 rpm record in rear pocket. Light foxing and flap crease on jacket, closed tear on rear panel. Chip at top of spine.Text clean. Not an ex-library copy. Features 9 chinese songs, 8 Japanese songs and 8 Korean songs, presented for school children. Features simple piano melodies in the pentatonic mdoe; lyrics in English and Oriental characters; notes on pronunciation and reference materials. The editors say they selected songs that are "messengers of sorrow and joy, hope and despair and the beauty of nature." Size: Folio -- 12 in Tall.

$42.75

Autobiography of a Yogi
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Autobiography of a Yogi

By Paramahansa Yogananda

Los Angeles: Self-Realization Fellowship, 2011. Book. Very Good +. Trade Papeback. 448 pp. Handsome copy of updated edition of a book first published in 1946. Numerous b&w historical photos, and large color photo of the author on the front cover. Corner crease on front cover; text clean. Spine uncreased. Yogananda spent many decades in the United States, introducing westerners to yoga and Hindu beliefs. His life story, written in an informal first-person voice, recounts his spiritual growth, his founding of the Self-Realization Fellowship in California, and his encounters with luminaries ranging from Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore to Calvin Coolidge. Several chapters give portraits of other modern saints, including Yogananda's personal guru, Sri Yukteswar of Puri, and his encounter with a resurrected Yukteswar. Yogananda died in 1952, but reportedly his corpse showed no decay for weeks prior to burial. Size: 8vo -- 9 in High Later Printing of the 1998 Edition (13th..

$6.65

"The Question of the Kurds" -- Feb. 20, 2005 Issue

By New York Times Magazine

NY: NY Times, 2005. Newspaper. Good. Newspaper Supplement. 62 pp. Moderate wear at stapling. Pages intact. Cover story by Nir Rosen looks at Kurd life and poltics in the Kirkuk region of northern Iraq. Includes color photo at Gen. Rostam Hamid Rahim at a field office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. Many details of ethnic rivalries. Issue also includes a profile of baseball rookie Kendry Morales and a Bard College professor's account of teaching inmates inside Napanoch State Prison in the Catskills..

$3.80

I Killed Scheherazade: Conffession of an Angry Arab Woman
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I Killed Scheherazade: Conffession of an Angry Arab Woman

By Haddad, Joumana

Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 2011. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. Reprint.. 160 pp. Library labels and stamping but no card envelope. Still close to new, text clean. A Lebanese journalist and poet who launched an erotic literary magazine for women speaks out against Western stereotypes of Arab women. She asserts many are well-educated, wear western clothing and are independent-minded. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.

$4.75

Gold's Gloom -- Tales from the Panchatantra

By Ryder, Arthur W., Trans.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press Book. Very Good. Art Boards. 2nd Printing.. 151pp. Sturdy binding, but jacket is in two pieces, laid in, spine portion missing. Striking dense diamond art pattern on front and back covers. Previous owner's first name on front red endpaper. A charming collection of two dozen simple Sanskrit fables, mostly told by animals, dating back to at least 200 B.C. Long popular throughout South Asia and the East. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.

$10.45

Discourses on RadhaSoami Faith

By Misra, Pandit Brahm Sankar (also Known as Maharaj Sahab)

Agra, India: Radhasoami Satsang Sabha, 1960. Book. Near Fine. Cloth. First Thus Stated.. 176 pp. , index., frontispiece photo of author, with glassine protector. Text clean, some foxing on endpapers. Beige-colored boards very clean, slight wrinkle on spine, hinges reinforced, binding sturdy. A guide to a Hindu sect founded in the mid-19th century in Agra by Shiv Dayal singh Sahab, also known as Soamji Maharaj (a cognate of Swami in Anglicized Hindi). The sect emphasized the discovery of God within oneself through meditation and teaching by a spiritual guide (guru) in a puritanical ashram setting. The faith disdained idols and devotion to such external gods as Krishna or Shiva. It also rejected the caste and class systems of traditional Hindu society. This edition of the founder's teachings, which were first published in 1906, was produced by the "Third Leader" of the sect. Not a print-on-demand facsimile. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In. Tall.

$47.50

Meetings with Remarkable Men (All and Everything)
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Meetings with Remarkable Men (All and Everything)

By Gurdjieff, G. I.

NY: Arkana (Penguin), 1991. Book. Very Goood. Trade Paperback. 11th Printing of Arkana Edn... Lengthy note to gift recipient on inside cover. No other markings. Moderate edgewear and light soil on covers, some curling. Binding firm. Reprint of a philosophical autobiography/travelogue first published in UK in 1963. Author relates his quest for ancient wisdom that he believed was rooted in Central Asia and the Middle East. Size: 8vo -- 7.75 In Tall.

$3.80

Mind, the Middleman

By Maharaj, Satpal Ji

New Delhi: Manav Utthan Sewa Samiti Book. Very Good. Cloth. First Edition.. 280 pp., plus additional rear material. Dark blue cloth. Corners bumped and rubbed. Light wear to dj .No markings. No publication year given. Edited by Helen Clapham. A guide to overcoming mood swings and depression through meditation. Includes material on the law of karma, brain rest, yoga and slowing down the mind. A collection of satsangs (discourses), interpreted through scientific terminology. Author, born in 1951 in Hardwar, India, is a guru who oversees scores of ashrams throughout India. The ashram locations are listed in the rear of the book. No ISBN listed. Scarce, seldom seen title. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.

$17.10

National Geographic August 1992 Issue "Struggle of the Kurds" Cover Story

By National Geographic Society

Washington: National Geographic Society, 1992. Book. Good. Magazine. Vol. 182, No 2.. 130 pp. Light wear, some page corners creased. No markings. "Struggle of the Kurds," the 27-page cover story, describes the Kurdish people and atrocities they suffered in Iraq from Saddam Hussein before he was toppled in the First Gulf War . Article was the first Natl Geographic assignment by the late essayist Christopher Hitchens. Includes a full page map of Kurdistan as it stretches across Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Iran. Other a rticles features the Main-Danube Canal, Denali National Park, Paraguay and the Chinese Emperor's Tomb. Size: 4to -- 10 in Tall..

$2.85

One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate
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One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate

By Segev, Tom

New York: Metropolitan Books (Henry Holt), 2000. Book. Fair. Boards with Cloth Strip.. 5th Printing.. 612 pp. , numerous b&w historical photos on glossy paper. Text clean but dampstains on front cover, endpapers and dj. Satisfactory as reading copy. Binding OK. A detailed but readable history of colonial Palestine. Size: 8vo -- -- 9.5 In.

$1.90

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