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SEPTENARY MAN: OR, THE MICROCOSM OF THE MACROCOSM.  A STUDY OF THE HUMAN SOUL, Anderson, Jerome A.
1 Anderson, Jerome A. SEPTENARY MAN: OR, THE MICROCOSM OF THE MACROCOSM. A STUDY OF THE HUMAN SOUL
San Francisco Lotus Publishing Company 1895 First Edition Hard Cover 
122 pp + (3) pp "An Epitome of Theosophy" + (3) pp "List of Theosophical and Kindred Works", 9" H. Gray cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt emblems (including swastika) on front board. Green floral endpapers. Title continues "In Relation to the Various Vehicles, or Avenues, of Consciousness, (Technically Known as the Seven Principles) by Means of which it Brings Itself into Relation with the Outer Cosmos; Including a Brief Examination of Dream and the Problems of Heredity." Contents: Preface; Introduction: Man, the Microcosm; The Body; The Linga Sharira; Prana; Kama; Lower Manas; Higher Manas; The Higher Triad - Atma, Buddhi, and Manas; The Dreaming Self; The Problems of Heredity. The book is inscribed on the blank flyleaf preceding the title page: "Presented to - / B.F. Austin / Toronto, Ont. / Feb 19 - 1901" and above that: "Mr Geo Archbold / New York City / Jan 15th / 1896". Benjamin Fish Austin was born in Brighton, Upper Canada in 1850 and was an educator, author, publisher and spiritualist. He was interested in women's education and issues and was the first principal of Alma Ladies' College, St. Thomas, Ontario. After his expulsion from the Methodist clergy for heresy in 1899, he spent most of the rest of his life preaching and lecturing in the United States. He was minister of the First Spiritual Church (Plymouth Spiritualist Church) in Rochester, NY and was ordained by the National Spiritualist Association of the United States of America in 1914. The book bears the stamp of The Austin Publishing Company Lending Library on the dedication page and a faint corresponding number can be seen on the book spine. Small corner bumps on boards, very small bump at top/bottom edges of boards, light to moderate edge wear - heaviest at bottom of spine, tiny stain on front board, browning/darkening to spine and edges of boards, browning to edges of text block, very light browning to pages and endpapers - mostly in margins, separation of gathering at pages xvi & xvii - binding weak but holding, split in paper on half of the front inside hinge, small split in paper on rear inside hinge, two very small light stains in margin of page 28. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
2 Brebner, Diana. (Inscribed by author.) THE GOLDEN LOTUS.
Netherlandic Press, Windsor, Ontario, 1993. 
90 pp, 8vo, soft cover. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. A collection of poems by Canadian poet, Diana Brebner, including a sequence, 'Eleven Paintings by Mary Pratt', 'Head of a Girl' (on the Vermeer painting by the same name), etc. Inter ior - clean and tight. Exterior - minor edgewear, light rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
LOTUS SEEDS:  CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS., Brown, Marcia.
3 Brown, Marcia. LOTUS SEEDS: CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1986 0684184907 / 9780684184906 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Marcia Brown. 
216 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "In the course of thirty-five years, the eminent American artist Marcia Brown has written and spoken eloquently concerning children, pictures, and books. This volume brings together thirteen of those major statements, including her three Caldecott acceptance speeches, as well as a moving memoir of her first editor, Alice Dalgliesh. The reader will find here astute comments on books published for children during the past three decades, glimpses of Marcia Brown's early years as a teacher and a storyteller in the New York Public Library, observations about her own techniques and media and her experiences in bookmaking, her beliefs about art for children, and warm recollections about people who have touched her life. 'Lotus Seeds' will have a permanent place on the shelves of professionals who work with children and with books as well as of parents and others who are introducing children to the best in illustrated books." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing on front hinge area. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing on front panel, very light browning to spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
LOTUS SEEDS:  CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS., Brown, Marcia.
4 Brown, Marcia. LOTUS SEEDS: CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1986 0684184907 / 9780684184906 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Marcia Brown. 
216 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "In the course of thirty-five years, the eminent American artist Marcia Brown has written and spoken eloquently concerning children, pictures, and books. This volume brings together thirteen of those major statements, including her three Caldecott acceptance speeches, as well as a moving memoir of her first editor, Alice Dalgliesh. The reader will find here astute comments on books published for children during the past three decades, glimpses of Marcia Brown's early years as a teacher and a storyteller in the New York Public Library, observations about her own techniques and media and her experiences in bookmaking, her beliefs about art for children, and warm recollections about people who have touched her life. 'Lotus Seeds' will have a permanent place on the shelves of professionals who work with children and with books as well as of parents and others who are introducing children to the best in illustrated books." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wrinklimg, minor browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Chambers, Philip. Cover art by Stefan Barany. LOTUS LEAVES AND LARCENY. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 521. 4TH SERIES.
Fleetway, London, (April, 1963), Ist printing. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "...if you are not a cat-lover, this tender tale of larceny is not for you. You would do better to forgo the jading spectacle of sultry-eyed beauties in split-skirted cheongsams - ignore the uninteresting circumstances of murder committed with a chrome-plated chopstick - and disregard the tedious details of how seven thousand bars of gold bullion were filched from the Bank of England...For this is the story of no ordinary cat. This is a seal- point saga - the story of Millie!" Interior - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - a little more on spine with small tears and chips at top/bottom, covers have small soft wrinkles and one small corner crease, spine has light wrinkling. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FLOWERS AND GARDENS OF JAPAN., Du Cane, Florence.
6 Du Cane, Florence. THE FLOWERS AND GARDENS OF JAPAN.
London Adam & Charles Black 1908 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Ella Du Cane. 
249 pp + publisher's advertising, 9" H. Light green cloth with gilt lettering and dark green decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. 50 colour plates, with tissue coverings bearing captions (collated). Contents: Preface; Landscape Gardening; Stones - Garden Ornaments and Fences; Landscape Gardens; Nursery Gardens - Dwarf Trees and Hachi-niwa; Temple Gardens; Summer Flowers; Plum Blossom; Peach Blossom; Cherry Blossom; Wistaria and Paeony; Azaleas; The Iris; The Morning Glory; The Lotus; The Chrysanthemum; The Maple Leaves; The Bamboo; The Pine-Tree. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, gift inscription dated 1912 on front free endpaper, abbey library label on front pastedown, slight fading to spine color, light soiling on rear board, a few tiny areas of slight color fading on front board, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
7 Jacobi, Hermann, translator. JAINA SUTRAS. SACRED BOOKS OF THE EAST VOL. 22 AND VOL. 45 - 2 VOLUME SET.
Delhi Motilal Banarsidass Hard Cover Very Good 
8 3/4" H. 2 volumes. Dark brown cloth with gilt lettering on spines. The Jaina Sutras, Parts I and II (Volumes 22 and 45 of 'The Sacred Books of the East' series). Part I. The Akaranga Sutra / The Kalpa Stura - 2002 reprint, ISBN 8120801237 - 324 pp. Part II. (Also titled: Gaina Sutras / Jaina Sutras). The Uttaradhyayana Sutra / The Sutrakaritanga Sutra - 2004 reprint, ISBN 8120801466 - 456 pp. Two small areas of dried glue at each fore-edge of pastedowns, tiny light ink stain in top margin of page 239 in volume 22, light edge wear - mainly at corners and top/bottom of spine, a few areas of light rubbing on boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spines. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
STORIES FROM THE ILIAD OR THE SIEGE OF TROY & STORIES FROM THE ODYSSEY.  2 VOLUMES FROM THE "TOLD TO THE CHILDREN" SERIES., Lang, Jeanie.  (Homer.)
8 Lang, Jeanie. (Homer.) STORIES FROM THE ILIAD OR THE SIEGE OF TROY & STORIES FROM THE ODYSSEY. 2 VOLUMES FROM THE "TOLD TO THE CHILDREN" SERIES.
London T.C. & E.C. Jack Hard Cover Good W. Heath Robinson. 
119 pp + 118 pp, 6" H - 2 volumes. 8 colour plates (including frontispiece) per volume. No date. Stories of the Trojan War and Odysseus' wanderings following it, retold for children. Each book has a blank Thoreau Macdonald bookplate at front. Books are slightly cocked, have light fading to spine color, light browning to edges of text blocks and on endpapers, small label on rear pastedown, small number stamp on rear free endpaper, some toning to page margins and gutters. Iliad has light wear at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at botom corner of boards. Odyessy has moderate wear at top/bottom of spine, small area of soiling on top of text block, one very small corner bump, small area of surface paper loss on text page 105 - piece is glued to verso of opposite illustration page, three page leaves roughtly opened at bottom edge - archivally repaired. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
9 Mackenzie, Donald A. CHINA AND JAPAN. MYTHS AND LEGENDS SERIES.
London Bracken Books 1986 1851700161 / 9781851700165 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
404 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Preface; The Dawn of Civilization; A Far-travelled Invention; Ancient Mariners and Explorers; The World-wide Search for Wealth; Chinese Dragon Lore; Bird and Serpent Myths; Dragon Folk-stories; The Kingdom under the Sea; The Islands of the Blest; The Mother-Goddess of China and Japan; Tree-, Herb-, and Stone-lore; How Copper-culture reached China; The Symbolism of Jade; Creation Myths and the God and Goddess Cults; Mythical and Legendary Kings; Myths and Doctrines of Taoism; Culture Mixing in Japan; Japanese Gods and Dragons; Rival Deities of Life and Death, Sunshine and Storm; The Dragon-slayer and His Rival; Ancient Mikados and Heroes; Index. Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF TALISMANS, AMULETS AND ZODIACAL GEMS., Pavitt, William Thomas and Pavitt, Kate.
10 Pavitt, William Thomas and Pavitt, Kate. THE BOOK OF TALISMANS, AMULETS AND ZODIACAL GEMS.
London Bracken 1993 1851709479 / 9781851709472 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
292 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H). "From Nordic rune to Chinese jade, Egyptian scarab to Irish horseshoe - talismans and precious stones have been used since ancient times to attract good luck and ward off evil. The first half of this absorbing and comprehensive guide traces the fascinating history of talismans, from the earliest times to the present day, including tales from around the world of legendary stones and mythic rings of power. The second half is entirely devoted to the Zodiac - its symbols and gems, and the powers and mythology that lie behind them. Originally published in 1914 and illustrated with black-and-white plates, (this book) will intrigue anyone with an interest in charms, gems or astrology." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LUST FOR ENLIGHTENMENT: BUDDHISM AND SEX., Stevens, John.
11 Stevens, John. LUST FOR ENLIGHTENMENT: BUDDHISM AND SEX.
Shambhala, Boston, 1990. 
188 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. B&w illustrations. "Over the centuries, Buddhism has responded to sexuality in a variety of fascinating ways, sometimes suppressing the sexual urge, sometimes subliminating it, sometimes cultivating it, and, on the highest levels, transforming it. This book reveals how Buddhists, beginning with Shakyamuni Buddha himself, relate to the 'inner fire' that drives mankind. Included are chapters on the Buddha's love life before his enlightenment and h i s l a t e r relationships with women; the tantric approach to sex among Buddhists of ancient India, China, and Japan; Zen in the art of love; and a positive discussion of women and Buddhism." Interior - clean and tight with no previous owner s hi p ma r ks . E xt er ior - minor edge wear, three very small soft corner creases, flat uncreased spine, minor soiling to bottom of textblock. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
JAPANESE GARDENS., Taylor, Basil, Mrs.  (Harriet Osgood.)
12 Taylor, Basil, Mrs. (Harriet Osgood.) JAPANESE GARDENS.
London Methuen 1912 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Walter Tyndale. 
298 pp, 10 1/4" H. Deep red cloth with gilt lettering/banding/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. 28 tissue-covered colour plates (including frontispiece), mounted on beige stock with borders and captions (collated). Contents: Preface; On Japanese Gardens in General; Japanese Gardening History; Gardening Principles; Garden Stones; Garden Accessories (Lanterns and Pagodas); Garden Fences and Hedges; Garden Architecture (Gates, Summer-Houses, and Bridges); Wells, Water-Basins, etc.; Landscape Gardens; Green Gardens; Water Gardens and Dried-up Water Scenery; Miniature Gardens; Some Particular Gardens; Flower Arrangement; Garden Folk-Lore and Legends - (I); Ditto (2); Flower Festivals; The Four Seasons of Flowers. Light wrinkling and wear at top/bottom of spine; light wear at board corners; light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block; front free endpaper has small creases at top corner, one tiny edge tear archiavally taped and a tiny hole at bottom corner; very small hole in tissue of plate opposite page 244 - piece is glued to margin of page 244; rear free endpaper has small creases at top/bottom corner and a tiny hole at top corner - tiny hole a top corner of preceeding page also; paper is split on inside rear hinge but holding firmly. 
Price: 225.00 USD
 


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