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ABSENT LORD:  ASCETICS AND KINGS IN A JAIN RITUAL CULTURE., Babb, Lawrence A.
1 Babb, Lawrence A. ABSENT LORD: ASCETICS AND KINGS IN A JAIN RITUAL CULTURE.
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1996. 
244 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0520203240 "What does it mean to worship beings that one believes are completely indifferent to, and entirely beyond the reach of, any form of worship whatsoever? What are the implications of such a relationsh ip with sacred beings for the religious life of a community? Using these questions as his point of departure, Babb explores the ritual culture of image-worshiping Svetambar Jains. Jainism is, aside from Buddhism, the only surviving exampl e o f I n d i a's ancient non-Vedic religious traditions. It is known and celebrated for its systematic practice of non-violence and for the rigor of the asceticism it promotes. 'Absent Lords' sheds light on a little-known religious tradition an d d em on s tr at es t hat divine 'absence' can be as rich as divine 'presence' in its possibilities for informing a religious response to the cosmos." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light waviness to book a t top an d bot tom , t iny dint on front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A DICTIONARY OF THEATRE ANTHROPOLOGY: THE SECRET ART OF THE PERFORMER., Barba, Eugenio and Savarese, Nicola.  Translated by Richard Fowler.
2 Barba, Eugenio and Savarese, Nicola. Translated by Richard Fowler. A DICTIONARY OF THEATRE ANTHROPOLOGY: THE SECRET ART OF THE PERFORMER.
London Routledge for the Centre of Performance Research 1995 0415053080 / 9780415053082 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 
272 pp, 11 5/8" H. "(S)ubtly juxtaposes the visual demonstrations of the performer's craft, from a wealth of Oriental and Occidental sources, to uncover knowledge of action in the heightened context of performance - from combat to religion and ritual. Whereas most Western research is concerned with naturalism and psychological realism in acting, the Dictionary focuses on the performer's arduous and eclectic craft. More than just a dictionary, however, it is a handbook for theatre practitioners and a guide for students and scholars of transcultural performance. It is a result of ten years' research conducted by Eugenio Barba and the International School of Theatre Anthropology (ISTA) based in Denmark. ISTA works with practitioners of theatre and dance from the major Oriental and Occidental traditions to study the underlying principles of the performer's technique. The Dictionary aims to expand our knowledge of the possibilities of the scenic body, and of the spectator's response to the dynamics of performance. (It) has practical sections on balance, opposition and montage, among other techniques, and discusses issues including 'The Text and the Stage', 'The Dilated Body', and 'Energetic Language'. The visual essay of photographs, drawings and diagrams which runs parallel to the text is skilfully constructed to complement the textual argument. The result is not only a lavishly illustrated sourcebook on Western and non-Western theatre - much of it until now little known - but an inspiring tribute to the secret art of the performer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny dint on fore-edge of text block, old stock label on rear cover, minor rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
3 Barbeau, Marius. New Introduction by George Clutesi. THE DOWNFALL OF TEMLAHAM.
Edmonton Hurtig 1973 0888300700 / 9780888300706 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good A.Y. Jackson, Edwin H. Holgate, W. Langdon Kihn, Emily Carr and Annie D. Savage. 
253 pp, 7 5/8" H. Colour plates. "First published in 1928 (this) is the work of the distinguished Canadian ethnologist, the late Dr. Marius Barbeau. A prolific writer whose contribution to our knowledge of Indian and French-Canadian folklore, arts and crafts is unsurpassed, Barbeau offers in this book a sympathetic and dramatic portrayal of a vanquished race in conflict with itself. Based on the facts of a serious disturbance among the Indians of the Upper Skeena River in 1886, it is the story of Kamalmuk and Sunbeams, husband and wife, separated by opposing ambitions and the ambivalence of the Indian's attraction to the benefits of the white man's civilization and his revulsion against its excesses. Barbeau weaves into his interpretation of Temlaham, the ritual of authentic tribal customs and the expressive but poetic language of a people in anguish." Faint tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small glue stain on rear board. Dust jacket is price clipped, slight fading to spine color, very light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small tear archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
4 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
 
 
MURDER IN AMSTERDAM.  THE DEATH OF THEO VAN GOGH AND THE LIMITS OF TOLERANCE., Buruma, Ian.  Signed.
5 Buruma, Ian. Signed. MURDER IN AMSTERDAM. THE DEATH OF THEO VAN GOGH AND THE LIMITS OF TOLERANCE.
Penguin, New York, 2006, first edition (remainder mark). 
278 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE PAGE. ISBN 1594201080 "It was the emblematic crime of our moment: On a cold November day in Amsterdam, an angry young Muslim man, Mohammed Bouyeri, the son of Moroc can immigrants, shot and killed the celebrated and controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, great-grandnephew of Vincent and iconic European provocateur, for making a movie with the Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali that 'insulted the prophet Mo h ammed'. After Bouyeri shot Van Gogh, he calmly stood over the body and cut his throat with a curved machete, as if performing a ritual sacrifice, which in a very real sense he was. The murder horrified quiet, complacent, prosperous Holland, a co un try that prides itself on being a bastion of tolerance, and sent shock waves across Europe and around the world. Shortly thereafter, Ian Buruma returned to the country of his childhood to investigate the event and its larger meaning. The result is his masterpiece: a book with the intimacy and narrative brilliance for which Buruma is renowned. (His) entire life's work has led him to this story - the tale of what happens when political Islam collides with the secular West, and tolerance f inds its limits." Small remainder mark on bottom of text block, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has some very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
6 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CHARIOT:  THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE., Cotterell, Arthur.
7 Cotterell, Arthur. CHARIOT: THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE.
London Pimlico 2004 0712669426 / 9780712669429 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
344 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "The chariot changed the face of ancient warfare. First in West Asia and Egypt, then in India and China, charioteers came to dominate the battlefield. In 1274 B.C. at Kadesh in present-day Syria - where the untried pharoah Ramesses II was nearly defeated by the Hittites - some 5,000 chariots were deployed in battle. Its use as a war machine is grapically recounted in Indian epics and Chinese chronicles. Homer's Illiad tells of the attack on Troy by Greek heroes who rode in chariots. In 325 B.C. Alexander the Great faced charioteers in northern India, while in 55 B.C., on a Kent beach, Julius Caesar was met by British chariots. This unique book traces the rise and fall of the chariot right across the Old World, from Britain to Korea." Includes a chapter titled 'Survivals, Ritual and Racing'. Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Duncan, Dave. THE KING'S BLADES TRILOGY. 1. THE GILDED CHAIN. 2. LORD OF THE FIRE LANDS. 3. SKY OF SWORDS. 3 VOLUME SET.
Avon, (New York, 1999/1st., 2000/2nd., 2001/Ist printings). 
396 pp + previews, 456 pp, 450 pp, + previews, paperbacks. "As unwanted, rebellious boys, they found refuge in Ironhall...Years later they emerged as the finest swordsmen in the realm...they are bound by magic to defend their noble wards...to the death!" Interiors - a small area of wviness to fore-edge of a few preview pages in vol. 3, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear, a few tiny scuffs on rear cover of vol. 2, faint to light creases on spines, vol.1 slightly cocked, thumbing to fore-edge of textblocks of vols. 1 & 3. VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
EYE-DEEP IN HELL: TRENCH WARFARE IN WORLD WAR I., Ellis, John.
9 Ellis, John. EYE-DEEP IN HELL: TRENCH WARFARE IN WORLD WAR I.
Pantheon, New York, 1976, first American edition. 
215 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0394496647 B&w photographs, map, diagrams. "(A) masterfully detailed reconstruction of what life was like for millions of men who lived and died in the trenches of World War I. Contin uing his trail-blazing approach to the study of war and militarism, Ellis reveals the physical and spiritual environment of this unique world, the rituals of battle, the habits of daily lfie, and the constant struggle of men to find meaning i n a w o r ld of excruciating boredom and impending death. (He) beings with a description of the physical construction of the trenches, their size and shape, their peculiarities and characteristics. The soldiers' daily life is succinctly portraye d: ho w t he y ate, drank, slept, joked, fought off rats and lice, how their sexual needs were met, and how they endured the marches and patrols. But it is in the ways men sought meaning in their daily lives that Ellis reveals the true nature of war f are . In an al yzing how the habits and regulations so dear to the military mind became entrenched in the organization of the battlefield, (this book) brilliantly depicts the instinctive desire of men in battle to create order out of chaos. Thr ou gh a n expl orat ion of the personal reflections of soldiers and the letters they wrote home, Ellis discovers a literature of compassion, courage, and a capacity to endure which arose from an environment of filth, decay, and death. It capt ures a w orld in whic h men fou ght, for reasons they hardly understood, for a future most had ceased to believe in by the end of the war." Small faint erased pencil marks on free front end paper, slight fading to boards edges, small area of colo r fad ing on re ar board. Dust jack et has been price-clipped, has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to color on spine, faint small water mark on inside surface of rear panel. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
WISDEN CRICKETERS' ALMANACK 2005.  142nd EDITION., Engel, Matthew, editor.
10 Engel, Matthew, editor. WISDEN CRICKETERS' ALMANACK 2005. 142nd EDITION.
John Wisden, Alton, Hampshire, 2005. 
1744 pp, 6 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0947766898 B&w and colour illustrations. "Wisden 2005 covers every match of the astonishing sequence that took (England) from Jamaica to Johannesburg - and a dozen test victories - in just ten mo nths. Mike Selvey traces the new dawn of English cricket back to the midnight hours of abject failure. Former team analyst Malcolm Ashton tells the story from inside the camp. And for the first time in 45 yeras, all Five Cricketers of th e Y e a r a r e English. There are full reports of all the events of 2004: the world records for Brian Lara, Murali and Shane Warne, and the rows over chucking, Zimbabwe and Sky TV. Wisden gets down to the grassroots as well. Alan Lee explains ho w t he t im e le ss ritual of village cricket is now splitting in two. But this is also a global book. Wisden explains how the mighty confusion of Indian TV bankrolls the game. One great Australian, Richie Benaud, pays homage to another, Ke ith M ill er. W isd en re por ts on South Africans' lingering love affair with Hansie Cronje and, from Sri Lanka, how cricket rose to the challenge of the Indian Ocean tsumami. Wisden recalls its own greatest editor, Sydney Pardon, the man who said (i n 19 10) that the En glan d se lectors had 'touched the confines of lunacy'. Wisden has never minced words. See this year's Notes by the Editor. Oh, and there's The Burning Bunny, the brothel that caters soley for professional crickete rs, a n in tervi ew w ith c ricke t's most famou s Slovak goalkeeper, the ground where it hasn't rained for 15 years....and Wisden's first-ever pin-up." Minor soiling on edges of textblock, four tiny scuffs on spine, small bump at top corner of rea r cove r, mi nor wr inkle s on s pine. Dus t jac ket ha s minor edge wrinkling, light rubbing and soiling, slight fading on spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
MURDER AMONG GENTLEMEN:  A HISTORY OF DUELLING IN CANADA., Halliday, Hugh A.
11 Halliday, Hugh A. MURDER AMONG GENTLEMEN: A HISTORY OF DUELLING IN CANADA.
Toronto Robin Brass 1999 1896941095 / 9781896941097 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
198 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "The formal duel, with its elaborate ritual and code of conduct, was once considered the 'honourable' way for self-styled gentlemen to settle disputes involving character and integrity. The law made no special provisions for duelling - the winner in a fatal contest was a murderer. But the prevailling sentiment that a duel was 'fair', and the fact that upper-crust combatants in the thinly populated 19th-century Canada were well-connected with the judiciary, meant that duellists usually escaped with little or no punishment. What is surprising is that so many came from the ranks of those whose job it was to uphold the law - lawyers, judges and politicians, including at least two future Fathers of Confederation and several chief justices. Hugh Halliday not only describes some of the most interesting duels that took place in Canada but looks at duelling in light of our human tendency to ritualize conflicts with codes of acceptable and unacceptable practice. He also examines the steps that often led to a duel, including the public 'posting' of allegations, or insults, that was frequently a part of the process." Appendix: The Irish Duelling Code. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
ASIAN ART.  VOLUME V, NUMBER 3.  SUMMER 1992: INDIAN CRAFT AND RITUAL., Huyler, Stephen P.; Waghorne, Joanne Punzo; Bolon, Carol Radcliffe; Sarin, Amita Vohra; Seth, Pepita.
12 Huyler, Stephen P.; Waghorne, Joanne Punzo; Bolon, Carol Radcliffe; Sarin, Amita Vohra; Seth, Pepita. ASIAN ART. VOLUME V, NUMBER 3. SUMMER 1992: INDIAN CRAFT AND RITUAL.
New York Oxford University Press / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. 1991 019507534X / 9780195075342 Soft Cover Very Good 
80 pp, 11" H. Colour and b&w photographs, map. Contents: Respecting Material Spirit; Dressing the Body of God: South Indian Bronze Sculpture in Its Temple Setting; Map of India; Bastar Brasses; A Dialogue with Serpents: A Snake Ritual of Kerala. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TOOLS FOR TANTRA., Johari, Harish.
13 Johari, Harish. TOOLS FOR TANTRA.
Destiny, Rochester, Vermont, (1986). 
136 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. B&w drawings, color plates. "Harish Johari, accomplished artist, sculptor, Tantric practitioner and scholar, travelled throughout India in search of ancient examples of the primordial yantras. In 'Tools for Tantra' he has re-created their exact colors and proportions along with step-by-step instructions for the accurate construction, coloring, and use of yantras. Traditional Hindu practices associated with yantras are also fully elaborated; among these are meditation and visualization techniques, as well as methods of attuning with bodily, seasonal, and astrological cycles. A physiological understanding of these disciplines and their effects on the central nervous system is discussed in detail, reaffirming the link between the Eastern Tantric explanation of phenomena and the evidence presented by Western scientific research. Johari also includes a full description of authentic Tantric ritual as a tool for attuning with the world of symbol and nature. The combined powers of ritual, yantras, and the other practices delineated by the author enable us to go beyond the normal framework of consciousness to an altered state in which the experience of Tantra can be realized." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing to glossy covers, light fading to top 1/8" of spine and part of rear cover, several lines of discoloration (darker) across rear cover - from printing process, spine flat and uncreased, two very small corner creases. VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
RAKU - INVESTIGATIONS INTO FIRE., Jones, David.
14 Jones, David. RAKU - INVESTIGATIONS INTO FIRE.
Crowood, Ramsbury, Marlborough, 2003, reprint. 
159 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 186126139X Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "(A) comprehensive consideration of this most popular ceramic process. A line is traced from its earliest beginnings in ritual in Japan to current preoccupations dealing with the relationship between clay, the artist and fire. A concise history of Raku provides a framework for understanding the most recent developments in materials technology, while an analysis of design illu minates the ways in which new ideas are developed. This is the ideal book for both the beginner and the experienced practitioner. There is an extensive examination of the ways of generating rich and seductive surfaces, yet it also deals w i t h t h e m ost recent innovations in technology and process - all lavishly illustrated with high-quality colour photographs. The critical perspective brought to the analyses of the concepts underpinning traditional and contemporary Raku reflec ts t he au th or ' s training as a philosopher and his subsequent experience as a ceramics glaze lecturer. This book is essential, not only for any potter interested in Raku, but also for collectors and those concerned with the development of ide as and tr a dit ion s i n ce ramics." Minor edge wear, slight bump to top corner of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - tiny tear at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing to glossy surface - no color loss. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
FOLK SONG IN ENGLAND., Lloyd, A.L.
15 Lloyd, A.L. FOLK SONG IN ENGLAND.
International Publishers, New York, 1970, second printing. 
433 pp, 8vo (8" H), soft cover. "....embodies the results of a lifetime of study by one of England's leading folklorists, concerning the relationship of the evolution of English folk song style and the evolution of English society. Lloyd skillfull y traces how, after primitive development of ritual song and, much later, of the epic ballad, lyrical song began to flourish with the growth of the towns and of merchant society, culminating in the new song forms of industrial society. Sub s i d i a r y t hemes concern the structure of English folk melody, with special consideration of modal music, of the decorative art of English singers and of the relationship with the folk song of other nations. Over 100 musical illustrations (ex am pl es ). " I nt e ri or - slight bump to top corner of pages - mainly towards front and rear of book and to bottom front of textblock, very small stain at fore-edge of pages 92 to 97, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Ext eri or - t hre e sli ght b ump s to corners of covers, very light edge wear - light on spine edges, light edge browning on rear cover, very light soiling, light fading and faint crease on spine. Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
16 Locke, Clark. Illustrations by Thoreau MacDonald. COUNTRY HOURS.
Ryerson, Toronto, 1959, first edition. 
105 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "These sketches by Clark Locke are for country-lovers, and all townsmen who find pleasure in the scents, the sounds and the flavour of the farm, the woods, and the fields. They set forth in sharp little vignettes the beauties and the oddities, the private habits and personalities of many Ontario birds and animals. The secret night march of the frogs; the earliest soloist in the dawn chorus; Captain Pistol, the s w a g g e r i n g barnyard rooster; the untamed Shrew; the strange ritual of 'bird-anting', - subjects like these, inspired by moments of personal observation or chance encounter, have the atmosphere of the country...." Light edge wear, two tiny s pe ck s on t op o f te xtblock. Dust jacket has moderate wrinkling and tiny tear/chips along top edge, some darkening to spine and flap-folds/edges, light soiling on rear panel. VG/G+ 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
AT HER MAJESTY'S REQUEST:  AN AFRICAN PRINCESS IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND., Myers, Walter Dean.
17 Myers, Walter Dean. AT HER MAJESTY'S REQUEST: AN AFRICAN PRINCESS IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND.
New York Scholastic 1999 0590486691 / 9780590486699 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
146 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. In 19th century West Africa, a young princess is taken by a rival tribe "and held for a ritual in which she will be killed. Then, in 1850, on the very day set for her death, a British naval officer rescues her. She is christened Sarah Forbes Bonneta and taken to England. There she is presented to Queen Victoria, who decides to provide for the upbringing of this young, orphaned princess. (The author) discovered a body of letters concerning Sarah, and some actually written by her, in a (London book store). What he saw there fascinated him, and he set out to unearth details of her unique and engaging life. He found an extraordinary story - of royalty, of race, of class, of belonging, and of identity. Now, after years of meticulous research, Myers unveils this arresting portrait of Sarah Forbes Bonneta, African princess." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has a very tiny tear at top of front flap-fold, very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
18 Narkiss, Bezalel, editor, in collaboration with Michael E. Stone. Historical survey by Avedis K. Sanjian. ARMENIAN ART TREASURES OF JERUSALEM.
Caratzas Brothers, New Rochelle, New York, 1979. 
174 pp, folio (13 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0892410957 Map endpapers, color and b&w photographs. "...unveils a dazzling variety of art objects - sumptuous medieval illuminated manuscripts, printed books, mosaic pavements, painted t iles and ritual objects. The book contains 194 illustrations, of which 131 are in color. A full description of the Armenian art treasures of Jerusalem and their background has been written by Professor Bezalel Narkiss, head of the Depart m e n t o f A r t at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. His collaborator, Professor Michael E. Stone, of the Department of Armenian Studies of the same University, has contributed a detailed catalogue of the objects illustrated. An introductory c ha pt er o n t he hi st ory of the Armenian Communities in Jerusalem has been written by (Professor) Avedis K. Sanjian." Very light edge rubbing to boards, tiny dint at top of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, some small a rea s o f d ela mi nat ion at edg es, light edge curl at top of panels, moderate wear at top of flap-folds and at top of spine, one small tear with moderate wear - archivallty taped, very light rubbing, small line scuff on rear panel. Very Good/Go od+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE ROAD OF LIFE AND DEATH:  A RITUAL DRAMA OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS., Radin, Paul.  Foreword by Mark van Doren.  (Jasper Blowsnake.)
19 Radin, Paul. Foreword by Mark van Doren. (Jasper Blowsnake.) THE ROAD OF LIFE AND DEATH: A RITUAL DRAMA OF THE AMERICAN INDIANS.
Princeton, New Jersey Princeton University Press 1991 0691019169 / 9780691019161 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 
345 pp, 9" H. "In this transcription of the Medicine Rite, the most sacred ritual of the now vanished Winnebago Indians, anthropologist Paul Radin captured a poetic source of profound importance to the understanding of mystical experience. Performed by medicine men upon the initiation of a member to their cult, this secret rite recapitulated the mythic origins and heroes of the Winnebago while integrating those present with the ancestral forces. The rite imparted not only knowledge about life, death, and rebirth within the community, but also insights into our potential, as human beings, of living with genuine dignity on this earth. (This book) offers an authentic rendering of these prayers and ceremonial procedures and guides readers in appreciating their rich symbolism. This text, recorded in 1908 through an interpreter, is the recollection of Jasper Blowsnake, a former medicine man hesitant to commit the once mortal sin of repeating the Medicine Rite. In the introduction Radin describes the events surrounding Blowsnake's recitation and sets the rite within its historical context. We learn that Winnebago medicine men attempted to find in the rite a refuge place for their tribe members, disoriented by their obsession with war and threatened with annihilation." Inside - previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny scuff on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 Renbourn, E.T. and Rees, W.H. MATERIALS AND CLOTHING IN HEALTH AND DISEASE. HISTORY, PHYSIOLOGY AND HYGIENE: MEDICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS. THE BIOPHYSICS OF CLOTHING MATERIALS.
H.K. Lewis, London, 1972, Ist edition. 
599 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus. Contents: An Historical Survey of the Function of Materials and Clothing; The Biophysics of Clothing Mateials; The Biology, Anatomy and Physiology of the Body Surface; The Anatomy and Physiology of Clothing; Clothes for Health Purposes; Medical Aspects of Materials and Clothing; Man Makes the Clothes. The Psychology of Dress. Light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, some tiny faint foxing marks to edges of text block. Dust jacket light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny tears and chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning on spine light browning at edges and on flap-folds, light soiling on rear panel. VG/G 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
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