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A Metaphysics of Authentic Existentialism

By Sweeney, Leo, S.J.

Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1965. Textbook. Very Good +. Cloth. Second Printing.. 193 pp. No markings except owner's name on inside front and rear covers, plus address label and red asterisk on inside rear cover. All other pages clean. Sight wear on spine edges. With imprimatur of Archbishop Gerald T. Bergen of Omaha. Includes appendix summarizing the thinking of Jacques Maritain. Index. Reading lists at the end of each chapter. Size: 8vo --8.5 In Tall.

$11.40

The Study of Man

By Polanyi, Michael

London: University of Chicago Press, 1984. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. 102 pp. Light rubbing along spine corner, previous owner's name on half title page. No other markings. Binding firm. A scientist who switched to sociology presents three university lectures on the nature of knowledge, and the relationships of the natural and social sciences. Cover blurb: Polanyi argues that fact is inseparable from value, and that the sciences cannot be severed from the humanities." Size: 8mo -- 8 in Tall.

$4.75

Nostradamus: The Man Who Saw Through Time
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Nostradamus: The Man Who Saw Through Time

By McCann, Lee

NY: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1988. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. Reprint.. 421 pp., several illustrations. Lightly read and thumbed. No markings, no spine creasing. Readable summary of the life and annotated prophecies of Michel de Nostradame, a.k.a. Dr. Nostradamus, who wrote in the 1500s about events and conditions he foresaw in the 20th century. Size: 8vo -- 8 in.

$6.65

Walden Two
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Walden Two

By Skinner, B.F.

Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1976. Book. Good. Mass Market Paperback. 37th Printing.. 297 pp. Lightly read, spine lightly creased. No markings. Novel 's text is complete but Skinner's updated introduction "Walden Two Revisited" is missing. Size: 12mo -- 7 in Tall.

$3.33

Living with Zen
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Living with Zen

By Baholyodhin, Ou

Boston: Tuttle Publishing, 2000. Book. Fine. Cloth. First Edition.. 208 pp., index, bibliography. 200+ photos; many full-page color photos. Guidance for designing a simple, minimalist personal environment according to Zen principles. Covering such topics as work spaces, bedrooms, nature brought indoors, use of bamboo, leaves, wood, liberation from clutter, fusion of East and West design concepts. Size: 4to -- 12 in Tall.

$17.10

On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers

By Schleiermacher, Friedrich

NY: Harper, 1968. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. Reprint.. 284 pp. Light wear, a couple of small pencil marks in margin of early pages, else clean. Dime-sized rubbed spot on rear cover. Light thumbing and of spine. Introduction by Rudolf Otto. A young chaplain in Berlin, F.S. caused a stir among Protestant theologians in 1799 with these essays that sought to make religion relevant again in an age dominated by the Enlightment's secular thinkers. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.

$4.51

Leaves of Gold: An Anthology of Prayers, Memorable Phrases, Inspirational Verse and Prose

By Lytle, Clyde Francis, Ed.

Williamsport, Pennsylvania: Coslett Publishing Co., 1948. Book. Very Good. Leather Looseleaf with Cord. Revised Edition.. 200 pp. on heavy stock. Padded dark brown leather. Slight rubbing to corners, but still gift quality. Text clean. Gilt titling and leaf design with slight loss of gilt on front board. Gold foil endpapers with light wear. A Christian scrapbook of inspirational thoughts on diverse topics, such as courage, faith, mortality, family, etc. Size: 4to -- 10.25 in Tall.

$9.50

Modern Continental Literary Criticism

By Hardison Jr., O.B, Ed.

NY: Appleton-Century Crofts, 1962. Book. Very Good. Trade Papeback. First Edition.. 352 pp. Some rubbing to spine edges, thumbed, dog-ear creases to a few pages. Text clean. Binding firm. A broad sampling of European literary thought in the 19th and 20th centuries. Authors represented include Kant, Von Schelling, Von Schiller, Goethe, Saint-Beuve, Brunetiere, Zola, Marx & Engels; Tolstoy, Gautier, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Mallarme, Bergson, Croce, Nietzsche, Freud, Jung, Maurras, Breton, Sartre and Maritain. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in.

$6.65

The Development of American Political Thought: A Documentary History

By Jacobson, J. Mark

NY: D. Appleton & Co., 1932. Book. Very Good. Cloth. First Edition.. 723 pp. Spine sunned, one-inch rubbed spot along front joint. Several pages in later chapters have light pencil underlining and marginal notes; most of text clean. Previous owner's name in ink on endpaper. Exhaustive analysis of puritanism, federalism, democracy and other currents in American political philosophy. Perhaps the most interesting chapter is the final one, "America Comes of Age," addressing the progressive movement, immigration patterns, Americanization and the labor movement. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$8.55

The French in Life and Love

By Lewis, Edward

Kansas City, Missouri: Hallmark, 1967. Book. Illus. by Trotta, John.. Good. Decorative Cloth. Later Printing.. 60 pp. A Hallmark Cards small gift book. Text is very good, but a production error bound the textblock upside down, making the front cover the back cover, and vice versa. Price clipped. Previous owner's stamp on colored front endpaper. A collection of French aphorisms from over the centuries, most of them humorous. The 12 writers quoted range from Voltaire to Balzac, Stendahl and George Sand. With humorous color cartoons by John Trotta. Both covers have a pattern of of rows of hearts in French tri-colors, but because of the printing error, the hearts point upward. Size: 12mo.

$3.80

Walden Two
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Walden Two

By Skinner, B.F.

Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1976. Book. Very Good +. Mass Market Paperback. 32nd Printing.. 301 pp. Nearly new, binding firm, ID label on title page. No markings. Reissue with an updated introduction. Skinner's utopian novel of 1945 became a cult favorite in the 60s. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$3.33

Fighting for Dear Life: The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo and What It Means for All of Us
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Fighting for Dear Life: The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo and What It Means for All of Us

By Gibbs, David (with Demoss, Bob)

Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2006. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). First Edition.. 288 pp.With 88 pp. glossy b&w photos. Partial stain, similar to coffee ring, on front cover. Otherwise clean. Inscribed on preliminary blank page to Billie Brown "your friend David Gibbs Matt. 25:40, 11/11/08" Dramatic, emotional story from the lawyer who represented the parents of Terri Schiavo, in a Florida right to die case that drew national attention and legislative action in 2005. Ultimately, Michael Schiavo won the right to disconnect a feeding tube that kept his wife alive in a "vegetative state" for 15 years. Lacks dust jacket. Size: 8vo - 9.24 in Tall.

$9.50

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

By Pirsig, Robert M.

NY: Harper Perennial (HarperCollins), 2008. Book. Very Good +. Trade Papeback. 418 pp. plus 15 pp. of rear addenda. Lighhtly read, nearly new. No markings. Green stiff wrappers with fold-over cover flaps. Part of the Modern Classics series, this edition marks the 25th anniversary of the book's original publication. A narrative about a father and his young son's motorcycle trip across America becomes an odyssey into personal philosophy. Addenda include several notes Pirsig exchanged with his editor while writing the book. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in..

$4.75

Leviathan

By Hobbes, Thomas

NY: E.P Dutton Book. Good +. Cloth. Later Printing.. 392 pp. Most of text clean, light pencil underlinings and marginal noteson pp. 140-147 and pp. 178-86. Rubbed along top quarter-inch of spine. Decorative endpapers. Diamond and floral gilt pattern on spine moderately bright. Part of the collectible Everyman's Library series, which started being published in 1906. No date on this volume, No. 691 in series. Small print, probably 8 or 10 point. Size: 12mo -- 7 in Tall.

$11.40

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

The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau

By Rousseau, Jean Jacques

NY: Modern Library Book. Very Good +. Cloth. Later Printing. 12mo -- 7.25 in Tall. 683 pp. green cloth, spine somewhat faded. Corners rubbed, light bumping of spine top and bottom. Text clean and fairly bright, no writing. Binding firm.DJ darkenend and chipped on spine, half inch tear at bottom left corner of front panel. Inside of dust jacket lists 371 Modern Library titles, indicating this printing is from the 1960s. No 243 in the ML series. Photos upon request..

$7.60

On Man in the Universe

By Aristotle

Roslyn, N.Y.: Walter J. Black, 1971. Book. Very Good. Cloth. Book Club -- Classics Club. 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall. 441 pp. Beige buckram cloth with scarlet spine titling and Classics Club logo. Corners bumped, bookstore stamping on front end paper, else close to fine. Text clean. Anthology containing Metaphysics, Parts of Animals, Nicomachean Ethics, Politics and Poetics. Edited by Louise Ropes Loomis..

$4.75

Five Great Dialogues: Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Symposium, Republic

By Plato (Jowett, B., Translator)

Roslyn, N.Y.: Walter J. Black, 1969. Book. Very Good +. Cloth. BCE. 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall. 511 pp. Light bumping of corners. Text clean. Crimson and gilt cover decoration bright. Binding firm. Introduction by Louise Ropes Loomis. Part of Classics Club Library series..

$7.60

The Prince; Leviathan (Great Books of the Western World)

By Machiavelli, Nicolo; Hobbes, Thomas

Chicago: Encyclopedia Brittanica, 1952. Book. Good. Cloth. 8vo -- 9.25 in Tall. 283 pp. Moderate to heavy rubbing on spine; one rubbed dime-sized spot on lower front grey cloth cover. Text clean and fairly bright. Part of the Great Books Series, Book No. 23. "The Prince" is translated by W. K. Marriott. Nelle Fuller edited "The Prince.".

$5.70

The Essays of Francis Bacon

By Bacon, Francis

Mount Vernon, N.Y.: Peter Pauper Press Book. Very Good. Decorative Cloth. Reprint. 8vo -- -- 9.5 In. 228 pp., with glossary of archaic terms. Light soil to spine. No markings. Light wear. Decorative moorish-type diamond-shaped pattern on reddish-tan cloth. Spine gilt titling still fairly bright. Rubbing on corners. Not dated. The Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas estimates it was published in the 1950s. More than 50 short essays on subjects ranging from age and youth to atheism. Large font and generous interlinear spacing makes this comfortable to read. Originally titled "The Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral, of Francis Ld. Verulam, Viscount St. Albans".

$5.70

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