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The Self Possessed : Deity and Spirit Possession in South Asian Literature and Civilization

By Smith, Frederick M.

New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2006. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Thick octavo (standard size). Red boards. Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 701 p. w/ endnotes, bibliography, index.


Powerful Learning : Buddhist Literati and the Throne in Burma's Last Dynasty 1752 - 1885

By Charney, Michael W.

Ann Arbor: Centers for South and Southeast Asian Studies University of Michigan , 2006. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dj. 297 p. w/ a few illus., footnotes, bibliography, index. An intellectual history of this Buddhist kingdom, Konabaung Burma, before the British conquest.


Illustrated Examples of Ikebana

By World Conference Committee of the Japanese Education Association.

G. T. Sun Co., ca. 1937.. Softcover. Fair. 1st edition. Fair in woven matting over pliable paper, stringbound. Back cover has a tear from spine to foredge of woven matting. Spine and corners have some wear. Covers have some dirt and spots from small stains. Gift inscription on cover dated 1937. Approx. 58 p. w/illustrations, and a foreward by Socho Saito. A collection of 27 examples of different schools of ikebana, each with a brownish two tone photographic illustration and description, noting school, arranger, material, vessel, form, and meaning. An attractive and unusual book.


Old Gold Towns of New South Wales

By Sayers, C. E. Paintings by John Darbyshire

Adelaide: Rigby, 1971. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. John Darbyshire. Quarto-sized (slightly oversized). Light wear to edges of boards. Dj has wear along edges with a few minor tears and nicks, including a half-inch tear on upper edge of back cover, and minor scuffing to covers. Unpaginated with illustrations. A collection of paintings of how various old Australian gold towns looked in the second half of the twentieth century.


Unequal Partners in Peace and War : The Republic of Korea and the United States, 1948 - 1953

By Chay, Jongsuk

Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002. First edition. Cloth. Very good without dust jacket. Octavo. Light wear to edges of boards with minor scuffing to covers. Sticker on back cover. 322 pages with notes after each chapter, bibliography, and index. A study of South Korean and American diplomacy focusing mainly on events surrounding and during the Korean War.


Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia.

By Meyer, Karl E., and Shareen Blair Brysac.

Washington, DC: Counterpoint, 1999.. Second printing. Very good octavo hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine and on the corners of the panels. The dj has some light wear and rubbing along the edges with fading along the spine and a little bit of scuffing to the covers. Page edges and dj's edges are slightly browned. Smoky smell to the book. 646 pages with maps, illustrations, chronology, notes, and index. An interesting history of the rivalry between Great Britain and Russia in Central Asia from the early nineteenth century to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.


The Land-Systems of British India Being a Manual of the Land-Tenures and of the Systems of Land-Revenue Administration Prevalent in the Several Provinces. Volume III. Book IV: The Raiyatwari and Allied Systems. (one Book only).

By Baden-Powell, B. H.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1892.. First edition. Good octavo hardcover with red leather spine and corners of panels with gilt lettering without dust jacket. Some wear and rubbing along the edges of the boards and some scuffing of the panels with some streaks and scratches. Leather on corners has rubbed on the edges to boards. Fading along the spine. Endpapers are foxed and pages are lightly browned and a little stiff but not brittle. Name of previous owner and stamp saying "Rare Book" on the front free endpaper. Endpapers are repaired with black library tape. Very little bit of red underlining in the text. 632 pages with 6 maps, index, footnotes, glossary and index. A scarce work on land systems, officials, and tenures in India under the Raj. This volume deals with Madras, Bombay and Sindh, Assam, Coorg, Berar, and Burma.


Die Indische Theosophie vom Geschichtlichen Standpunkt Gemeinverstandlich Dargestellt.

By Gomperz, Heinrich.

Jena: Verlegt bei Eugen Diederichs, 1925.. Hardcover. Very Good. Very good octavo hardcover in reddish binding without dust jacket. Wear and rubbing along the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine as are the corners of the panels. Corners also have a bit of fraying. Boards are slightly bowed. Some browning along the edges of the boards and edges of the pages. Page edges are also lightly foxed. Small tear in binding by the title page. 448 pages with footnotes. Text of this work is in German on Indian philosophy and theosophy.