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THE MORNING STAR:  NEW AND SELECTED ZEN WRITINGS., Aitken, Robert.
1 Aitken, Robert. THE MORNING STAR: NEW AND SELECTED ZEN WRITINGS.
Shoemaker & Hoard, Washington, D.C., (2003), Ist printing. 
288 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover with self-flaps. "The introduction to this volume offers Robert Aitken's latest presentation of Zen practice, addressing the great matter from a historical and personal perspective. This wonderful, long piece is followed by twenty-nine essays, gathered into three sections: 'The Basics', 'Commentaries', and 'Reflections'. Aitken has selected some works from his previous books and added much new material never before available in book form. The resulting capstone becomes a book to cherish and study for all people interested in the spiritual path." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at top corner of front cover. NF 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
MERE ANARCHY., Allen, Woody.
2 Allen, Woody. MERE ANARCHY.
Random House, New York, 2007, first edition. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9781400066414 "Here, in his first collection since his three hilarious classics 'Getting Even', 'Without Feathers', and 'Side Effects', Woody Allen has managed to write a book that not only a nswers the most profound questions of human existence but is also the perfect size to place under any short table leg to prevent wobbling. 'I awoke Friday, and because the universe is expanding it took me longer than usual to find my robe,' h e e x p l ains in a piece on physics called 'Strung Out'. In other flights of inspirational sanity we are introduced to a cast of characters only Allen could imagine: Jasper Nutmeat, Flanders Mealworm, and the independent film mogul E. Coli Big g s, j u st t o na me a few. Whether he is writing about art, sex, food, or crime ('Pugh has been a policeman as far back as he can remember. His father was a notorious bank robber, and the only way Pugh could get to spend time with him was to a pp reh end h im' ), he is explosively funny. In 'This Nib for Hire,' a Hollywood bigwig comes across an author's book in a little country store and describes it in a way that aptly captures this magnificent volume: 'Actually,' the producer says, 'I 'd n ever se en a bo ok rema indered in the kindling section before'." Minor rubbing on boards. Near Fine/Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Amundsen, Roald. Translated from the Norwegian by A.G. Chater. THE SOUTH POLE: AN ACCOUNT OF THE NORWEGIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION IN THE "FRAM", 1910-1912. (2 VOLUMES IN 1.)
Toronto McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1976, facsimile reprint of John Murray, 1912 editions. 1976 0771001304 / 9780771001307 Facsimile Reprint of John Murray 1912 Ed Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
393 pp + 449 pp (2 volumes in 1), 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps (1 fold-out), fold-out plan of the 'Fram'. "In the southern spring of 1911 two separate expeditions left their respective winter quarters in Antarctica in a desperate bid to achieve the glory of being first at the South Pole - a British party, led by Captain R.F. Scott, and a Norwegian one under Captain Roald Amundsen. Scott reached the Pole on 18 January 1912, only to find that the Norwegains had forestalled him over a month previously. Disconsolate, Scott and his four companions retraced their footsteps across the polar plateau, a 'via dolorosa' which was to lead to the deaths of all five from hunger and exposure. Scott's edited diary of the events has been a perennial bestseller ever since. Amundsen's own account, translated into English as 'The South Pole', never achieved the same popularity. Lacking in personal charisma, Amundsen was to some extent a victim of British chauvinism, which stereotyped him as a devious foreigner not above gaining the Pole by a deceitful stratagem and, worse by far, sacrificing his dogs to do so. His complaint in later years that British schoolchildren were being taught to regard Scot t as the true discoverer of the South Pole was probably no exaggeration. Today we can look back to these distant events more dispassionately, and freely give Amundsen the credit that is his due. He was a truly professional explorer who took pains to put all his theories to the test and left nothing to chance. 'The South Pole', which so successfully exemplifies Amundsen's philosophy of exploration, is a polar masterpiece which deserves to be in print again after so many years in limbo." Previous owner's name/date on front pastedown, embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper, a few edge creases and tiny tear archivally taped on fold-out map at rear, tiny speck on top of textblock, very light soiling on bottom of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, ghost sticker mark on front panel, some darkening to flap-folds and spine edges, very light rubbing/soiling, a few tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, very small scuff mark on front panel. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
SEPTENARY MAN: OR, THE MICROCOSM OF THE MACROCOSM.  A STUDY OF THE HUMAN SOUL, Anderson, Jerome A.
4 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
 
 
5 Baz, Petros D. A DICTIONARY OF PROVERBS. WITH A COLLECTION OF MAXIMS, PHRASES, PASSAGES, POEMS AND ANECDOTES FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN LITERATURE.
Philosophical Library, New York, 1963. 
169 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), soft cover. "The product of many years' preparation, this volume is divided into two sections. The first, which gives the book its distinct flavor, is a concise anthology of quotations, phrases, anecdotes and poetic passag es from both ancient and modern literature. The second section is a complete compendium of proverbs, aphorisms, homilies and wise sayings from nine languages. The collection is as amazingly diverse as it is astonishing in its demonstratio n o f t h e profound similiarity of the ideas of the great and near-great thinkers of history." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing, wear at top of rear h i ng e a nd b ot t om of front hinge, light browning to edges of textblock, very light soiling. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE WAY OF STARS: A ROMANCE OF REINCARNATION., Beck, L. Adams.  (E. Barrington).  Aka Elizabeth Louisa 'Lily' Moresby.
6 Beck, L. Adams. (E. Barrington). Aka Elizabeth Louisa 'Lily' Moresby. THE WAY OF STARS: A ROMANCE OF REINCARNATION.
New York Sun DIAL 1940 Reprint Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
408 pp, 7 3/4" H. Bright orange cloth with decorative black title block on spine, top edge orange. "When they broke into the inner chamber of the tomb, the first thing they saw was a throne of yellowed ivory poised on lion's legs and claws of gold. On it sat a figure, a figure of some queen of ancient Egypt, her youth and breath-taking beauty preserved for centuries in the sealed silence of the vault. Suddenly a thin shaft of sunlight trickled in through the blackness and the beautiful image vanished, disintegrated before their eyes into a small pile of dust. The miraculously preserved body was gone, but in the incredible, turbulent weeks that followed Miles Seton could never lose the memory of that marble-white face, the deep repose of the features and the faint, faint smile which touched the mouth - . Shifting from the musty, century-laden atmosphere of an Egyptian tomb to the garish, colorful atmos-phere of modern India this fascinating novel tells the strange story of a love that defied time and space itself, the story of a queen of prehistoric Egypt brought to life in the twentieth century. (The author) has a deep understanding of oriental mysticism and this engrossing story provides a vivid picture of Indian philosophy and thought with all its mystic beauty and curious logic. (This) is indeed a skillful, exciting blending of the spiritual and the material." Book is slightly cocked, has previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, small label from bookstore on front pastedown, light browning to endpapers, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor color fading on top of text block. Dust jacket has several edge tears and chips, fading to spine and front flap-fold color, small old tape mark on front panel, front flap fold is archivally taped, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SMUG MINORITY., Berton, Pierre.
7 Berton, Pierre. THE SMUG MINORITY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
160 pp, 8 3/4" H. "This is a book about freedom - and the lack of it - in Canada: freedom from useless and often degrading toil; freedom from want and freedom from ignorance. It is Berton's thesis, documented by public statments made over the past generation, that a smug minority of business and political leaders has conspired to inhibit that freedom. The author indicts his fellow countrymen for failing to invest in human beings in the same way that they invest in power plants, highways, and gold mines. His researches into poverty in Canada and into the inequalities of the education system will shock a good many readers just as his theories on work and leisure will enrage others raised in the Calvinist ethic. The book ranges over a wide variety of topics: the hippie movement in Toronto's Yorkville village - the author's personal experiences in a Yukon mining camp - the future of educational television in Canada - and the Chamber of Commerce's abortive 'Operation Freedom' campaign. But always Berton hammers on his central theme - that the nation has been held back by an inbred power-elite: 'Selfish, narrow, short-sighted men unable to grasp the vision of the future, imprisoned by a bookkeeping attitude to life, creeping silently and blindly along at the tag end of the parade of progress'." Small stamp mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing - mostly on rear panel, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JOURNEY TO MINDFULNESS:  THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BHANTE G., Bhante Henepola Gunaratana.  With Jeanne Malmgren.
8 Bhante Henepola Gunaratana. With Jeanne Malmgren. JOURNEY TO MINDFULNESS: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BHANTE G.
Wisdom, Boston, (2003), Ist edition. 
262 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. "Bante G., as he is affectionately called - has long been among the most beloved Buddhist teachers in the West. Ordained at twelve, he would eventually become the first Buddhist chaplain at an American university, the founder of a retreat center and monastery, and a bestselling author. Here, Bante G. lays bare the often-surprising ups and downs of his seventy-five years, from his boyhood in Sri Lanka to his decades of sharing the insights of the Buddha, telling his story with the 'plain-English' approach for which he is so renowned." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bright and clean. NF 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
9 Burland, C. A. THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY
London Arthur Barker 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
196 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "From the earliest time man has been fascinated by visions and dreams, and by the discovery that there were men who could, by magical powers, improve a crop or foretell the weather. As civilization grew there were demands for knowledge which would give control over other men or protection from the wiles of enemies. The study of magic and counter magic became important in the policy of states. Later magic was denounced as a work of the Devil, and then the Devil himself was demoted to become a laughing stock. Yet even nowadays there exist in the most advanced nations societies devoted to magical practices, who deal in strange rituals, and promote the interests of their membership against all enemies. A careful study shows that there is a good deal of scientific knowledge involved in the vast and complex network of 'magical' practice today. This book sets out to show some of the main lines of influence which have led to the present traditions. It treats the subject as if if were a tapestry of many strands each of which has a line of origin from which it traverses like a weft thread on the warp of universal psychological experience. This book is a short history of a complex development. It is planned as a groundwork from which the interested reader can advance to further detailed studies." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears, jacket has been laminated for protection and to prevent further deterioration over the center portion (panels, spine and flap-folds). 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
10 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (Algis Budrys; Theodore Sturgeon, Everett B. Cole, Frank Herbert, Murray Leinster, P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by van Dongen. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. JANUARY 1956. VOLUME LVI, NUMBER 5.
Street & Smith, New York, 1955. 
162 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Freas, Rogers and van Dongen. Contents: The Executioner by Algis Budrys; Won't You Walk- by Theodore Sturgeon; Indirection by Everett B. Cole; Under Pressure by Frank He rbert (Conclusion); Labor of Love (article) by Murray Leinster; The Editor's Page; In Times To Come; The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MANALIVE., Chesterton, G.K.  (Gilbert Keith Chesterton.)
11 Chesterton, G.K. (Gilbert Keith Chesterton.) MANALIVE.
London Thomas Nelson & Sons 1912 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
383 pp, 7 1/2" H. Bright blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, blindstamped decoration on spine and front board, pictorial endpapers, colour frontispiece. Chesterton's novel of Innocent Smith, a man who goes to extreme lengths to live life to the fullest - and ends up defending himself against charges of murder, burglary and polygamy to prove that he is, indeed, Innocent! Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, slight toning to gutters and edges of endpapers, some darkening to edges of text block - mostly on top, protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
THE JAPANESE ART OF WAR:  UNDERSTANDING THE CULTURE OF STRATEGY., Cleary, Thomas.
12 Cleary, Thomas. THE JAPANESE ART OF WAR: UNDERSTANDING THE CULTURE OF STRATEGY.
Shambhala, Boston, 1991, Ist edition. 
126 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Military rule and the martial tradition of the samurai have dominated Japanese culture for centuries, virtually to the present day. According to Thomas Cleary - translator of more than twen ty-five classics of Asian philosophy - the Japanese people have been so steeped in the way of the warrior that some of the manners and mentality of this outlook remain embedded in their individual and collective consciousness..." Contents : I n t r o d u c tion; A Martial History of Japan; Zen in Japanese History; Bushido and Martial Arts; The Way of the Zen Warrior; Schemes of the Samurai; The Thirty-Six Strategies; Bushido and Christianity; A Zen Razor; Summary. Small remainder m ar k o n bo tt om o f te xtblock. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wrinkling, light to moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine/flap-folds, small area of light creases on front hinge, light rubbing wih slight color loss on rear panel, two tin y e dg e t ea rs. V G/G + 
Price: 12.95 USD
 
 
FROM RELIGION TO PHILOSOPHY:  A STUDY IN THE ORIGINS OF WESTERN SPECULATION., Cornford, F.M.  Foreword by Robert Ackerman.
13 Cornford, F.M. Foreword by Robert Ackerman. FROM RELIGION TO PHILOSOPHY: A STUDY IN THE ORIGINS OF WESTERN SPECULATION.
Princeton, New Jersey Princeton University Press 1991 0691020760 / 9780691020761 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
275 pp, 8 7/16" H. "In this exploration of the 'very first utterance of philosophers', F.M. Cornford showed that the remarkable burst of abstract speculation among pre-Socratic thinkers of the sixth century B.C. emerged directly from the religious thoughts of the preceding era in Greece. Combining profound classical scholarship with striking anthropological and sociological insight, Cornford rejected the post-Darwinian rationalist assumption that religion and philosophy are fundamentally different from each other. His book supplies a needed reminder of the intricate connections between critical scientific thought and social and emotional experience. Classicists, historians of religion, students of ancient history, and everyone concerned with the subject of myth will find this lucid and highly original work to be a source of rich insights about the organic nature and continuity of Western thought." Interior - previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at top corner of rear cover, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
NORTHROP FRYE: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES., Denham, Robert D.  (Northrop Frye.)
14 Denham, Robert D. (Northrop Frye.) NORTHROP FRYE: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1987 0802026303 / 9780802026309 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
449 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Northrop Frye was one of the most influential critics of the twentieth century. His output was prodigious: his publications include thirty-eight books and monographs, nearly 300 essays and articles, and some 15 reviews and miscellaneous pieces. His reputation is international: he has been the subject of numerous books, a forthcoming biography, and thirty doctoral dissertations from universities as far-flung as Freiburg, Oxford, and Texas. With this bibliography, the massive body of work by and about Frye is now made readily accessible for the first time. More than 2500 entries are included, organized in a practical and straightforward structure. Part One, covering works by Frye, is arranged in chronological order. Part Two, which deals with secondary sources, is presented in alphabetical order. (The author) has provided ample notation for the many hundreds of entries; with the primary sources, he has quoted from Frye's own words as far as possible to illuminate the tone as well as the content." Minor soiling to top/bottom edges of text block, one small and one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS AU CUISINIER ZEN: TENZO KYOKUN / CORPS ET ESPRIT: D'APRES LE SHOBOGENZO / LA PRESENCE AU MONDE.  3 VOLUMES., Dogen.  Books 1 & 2: Textes choisis et traduits du japonais par Janine Coursin.  Book 3: Textes traduits et presentes par Vera Linhartova.
15 Dogen. Books 1 & 2: Textes choisis et traduits du japonais par Janine Coursin. Book 3: Textes traduits et presentes par Vera Linhartova. INSTRUCTIONS AU CUISINIER ZEN: TENZO KYOKUN / CORPS ET ESPRIT: D'APRES LE SHOBOGENZO / LA PRESENCE AU MONDE. 3 VOLUMES.
Paris Le Promeneur / Editions Gallimard 1994 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
1. Instructions au cuisinier zen - ISBN 2070739945 - 71 pp. Avant-propos; Instructions au cuisinier zen; Propos de cuisiniers (Chia-shan Shan-hui 805-881 [Kassan Zenne] / Kuei-shan Ling-yu 771-853 [Isan Reiyu]); Plaisirs de table. 2. Corps et Esprit - ISBN 2070751007 - 150 pp. Avant-propos; Introduction (Le "Shobogenzo" / La dialectique de Dogen); Presentatiion de Dogen par Keizan Jokin; Le zen de Dogen; Corps et esprit; L'essence de la Voie; Les embuches de la Voie; Notes. 3. La presence au monde - ISBN 2070735190 - 80 pp. Dogen ou la presence au monde; Le temps d'une presence (Uji); L'image de la galette (Gabyo); L'inanime expose la loi (Mujo seppo); La fleur du prunier (Baige). Soft covers with french flaps, 6 1/2" H. Interiors - previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front endpapers, vol. 2 has a tiny light mark on title page and on free rear endpaper, otherwise all vols. are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - vols. 1 & 2 are very slightly cocked, vol. 2 has a very tiny rust stain at top of front hinge and a crease across the spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
16 Drummond, Walter. (pseud. of Robert Silverberg.) (Marquis de Sade.) PHILOSOPHER OF EVIL: THE LIFE AND WORKS OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE.
Evanston, Illinois Regency 1962 First Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good - 
158 pp, 7" H. "Man or monster? What drove this Eighteenth Century nobleman to pen the works that made the name De Sade forever infamous? His life was a sorry record of imprisonment for the terrible deeds he perpetrated. But what of his books? Revolutionist, gaolbird, sentenced to die - reprieved, imprisoned again - and yet, also a Chief Justice finally deposed by the French Revolution because he was 'too humane' - what was he trying to say to the world? Was he, in embracing all Evil, hopefully testing the power and validity of Good? In this brand new biographical analysis of the Marquis De Sade and his works, here is the answer!" Interior - pages browned, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, small sticker pull on white area of front cover, a few light foxing marks to spine, tiny bump to top of rear hinge, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A FLOATING LIFE:  THE ADVENTURES OF LI PO.  AN HISTORICAL NOVEL., Elegant, Simon.  (Li Po.)
17 Elegant, Simon. (Li Po.) A FLOATING LIFE: THE ADVENTURES OF LI PO. AN HISTORICAL NOVEL.
Ecco Press, (Hopewell, New Jersey, 1997), 2nd printing. 
312 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0880015594 "History and legend brilliantly combine in Simon Elegant's bawdy 'autobiographical' account of China's famed rabble-rousing versemaker Li Po...a magnificent portrayal of a cr itical time in China's history and the life of a literary legend. Nearly thirteen hundred years after the fact, Simon Elegant's scrupulously researched novel captures the essence of the eccentric bard of spontaneous verse...in fullest sple n d o r a n d bravado." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minoredge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE WEST.  VOLUME IV. EMERGING FEMINISM FROM REVOLUTION TO WORLD WAR.  (GENERAL EDITORS: GEORGES DUBY AND MICHELLE PERROT.), Fraisse, Genevieve and Perrot, Michelle, eds.  (Dominique Godineau, Elisabeth Sledziewski, Nicole Arnaud-Duc, Stephane Michaud, Michela de Giorgio, Jean Bauberot, Nancy Green, Francoise Mayeur, Anne Higonnet, Yvonne Knibiehler, Judith Walkowitz, et
18 Fraisse, Genevieve and Perrot, Michelle, eds. (Dominique Godineau, Elisabeth Sledziewski, Nicole Arnaud-Duc, Stephane Michaud, Michela de Giorgio, Jean Bauberot, Nancy Green, Francoise Mayeur, Anne Higonnet, Yvonne Knibiehler, Judith Walkowitz, et A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE WEST. VOLUME IV. EMERGING FEMINISM FROM REVOLUTION TO WORLD WAR. (GENERAL EDITORS: GEORGES DUBY AND MICHELLE PERROT.)
Belknap / Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1993. 
640 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Volume IV only. ISBN 0674403738 B&w illustrations. "With its Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, the French Revolution opened a whole new stage in the history of women, despite t heir conspicous absence from the playbill. The coming century would see women put in their place as never before, their subordination to men codified in all manner of new laws and rules; and yet the period would also witness the birth of fem i n i s m , the unprecedented emergence of women as a collective force in the political arena. The fourth volume in this world-acclaimed series covers the distance between these two poles. It gives us a vibrant picture of a bourgeouis century, dy na mi c an d ex p ansive, in which woman's role in the home was stressed more and more, even as the economic pressures and opportunities of the industrial revolution drew her out of the house; in which woman's growing role in the family as the cente r o f a ll mo ra ls an d virtues pressed her into public service fighting social ills...." Very small tear at top of spine, minor soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, two very small edge tears, very light rubbing . V ery Goo d/Ve ry Goo d 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GARDEN OF EPICURUS., France, Anatole.  Translated by Alfred Allinson.
19 France, Anatole. Translated by Alfred Allinson. THE GARDEN OF EPICURUS.
London John Lane the Bodley Head 1923 Hard Cover Very Good - Good 
240 pp, 7 1/2" H. With Ryerson Press dust jacket. Portrait of France in decorative green border on front and rear free endpapers. Decorative b&w initial capitals to each essay. Contents: The Garden of Epicurus; On Nunneries; How I Discoursed One Night with an Apparition on the First Origins of the Alphabet; Careers for Women; Miracle; Card Houses; In the Elysian Fields; Aristos and Polyphilos on the Language of Metaphysics; The Priory. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some areas of light browning on endpapers, previous owner's name and date in ink at top of title page, very light wear on bottom edge of boards, small shallow dent on rear board, a tiny foxing mark on fore-edge and on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small edge tears and very small edge chips, small shallow dent on rear panel, fading to color on spine and flap-folds, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
KOEI-KAN KARATE-DO: PRACTICE AND PRECEPT., Frost, Brian.
20 Frost, Brian. KOEI-KAN KARATE-DO: PRACTICE AND PRECEPT.
Frog, Berkeley, California, 1998. 
127 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 1883319641 B&w photographs, diagrams. "(A) thorough investigation of the varied aspects of the study of karate. Reflecting the spirit of self-development and self-improvement which distinguishes the koei-kan linea ge, Brian Frost gives a full historical development of the origins of karate in India, China, Okinawa and Japan, as well as his own lineage. The book then goes on to trace the philosophical, moral and ethical principles at the heart of the m a r t i a l way (Budo). Frost describes dojo etiquette and practice showing what happens in a well-run class, including the role of sensei, practice uniform, and formal opening and closing procedures. He describes the role and place of meditation a nd c al is th e nics, as well as renshu (training practice), and a typical curriculum. Lists of techniques and form are given as well as ample descriptions of: techniques of body transfer (tenshin waza); kata, the training patterns of karate; b ogu , t he use of pr ot ective armor; examinations, ranks and grades; military terminology, crests and patches; strategy; basic kinesiology applied to karate techniques." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - li ght rubb ing , mi nor crea se at corners. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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