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A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633., Bartholomew, J.G.
1 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
226 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "(T)he present volume deals with the countries of Asia, whose history and geography, and whose possibilities great and grave, are alike reflected in the maps and charts that follow. When Queen Elizabeth (I) granted to certain merchants of London a charter that gave them a roving commission to trade in the East Indies, she could not foresee the immense developments that were to rise from that adventurous commerce between east and west. The successive maps of India with their frontier changes mark the gradual advance of an old world toward the new one knit by powerful mutual ties to the Isle of Britain; and recently we have seen what it is to be hoped will open a greater era for those regions, marked by a return to the old captial of Delhi, and a resuming of ancient rites which first gained their symbolism in those lands. But Asia, as Japan has taught us and as China will undoubtedly teach us again, has her own destiny to bear out, apart from our European interests and politics; and it is in that aspect we need to study her on the lines laid down and made clear and positive in this volume. It is not the military records, the charts of mutinies and battle-fields, interesting as they are, which are alone important; but those showing the conditions, physical and climatic, of the country; the dispersion of the tongues, the sites of the old religions, the wealth and tillage of the earth with its fruits, grain and minerals, its rice fields and tea plantations; the prevalance of rain, sun and trade-winds; and the course of the sea-roads that affect its human and industrial life...In this Asian Atlas, of small dimensions as it requires to be to fit its pocket, Irkutsk in the north, 'far Mandalay', the details of the East and West Indies, the route of Marco Polo, coasts like the Carnatic, towns like Lucknow and Cawnpore, Lhasa, 'the Forbidden City' of Tibet, and Matsuye, the old capital of Idzumo, which Lafcadio Hearn describes, all have their record." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinages of Asia from the Earliest Times to the Present Day" by J. Allan, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Asia having an Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, small are of minor color loss on top of text block, very light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, small dplit in paper of front inside hinge, browning to pages 110/111 due to laid in newspaper clipping, slight browning to free endpapers - tiny foxing mark on front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at botom of spine, very tiny white mark on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NATURAL MAGIC: THE MAGICAL STATE OF BEING., Carroll, David and Saxe, Barry.
2 Carroll, David and Saxe, Barry. NATURAL MAGIC: THE MAGICAL STATE OF BEING.
Arbor House, New York, 1977. 
340 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0877951527 B&w illustrations. "This book is written as an attempt to show how magic can be taken seriously....that perhaps after all magic is real....We have chosen the title 'Natural Magic' to emphasize t hat magic is our nature, and that its unfolding is part of the natural evolution of man. The case for magic....what is magic?....Freud versus Faust (the psychology of magic)....the ether, the occult, and the higher worlds....the energies o f m a g i c . . ..the magical state of being....magical medicines (Franz Mesmer and Animal Magnetism; Mesmerism and Hypnotism; Samuel Hahnemann and magic medicines)....omens, rainmaking, the End of the World....the Final Paradox (the learning of ma gi c , th e ro le o f the magus)....Such are the contents of this unique, provocative volume...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease down lower half of front cover, minor rubbing, minor edge wear, sli gh t glu e res idu e o n spine. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST., Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis.  Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling.
3 Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis. Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling. THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST.
New York Arkana / Penguin 1992 0140194495 / 9780140194494 Soft Cover Very Good+ Woodcuts by the Author. 
467 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "A legendary work of religious scholarship and art history, available in English for the first time. This extraordinary - and extraordinarily beautiful - volume introduces readers to a compendium of animal symbolism that ranks with the greatest of classical and medieval bestiaries. (It) was the life's work of the French Catholic scholar Louis Charbonneau-Lessay, who combed the religious traditions of ancient Egypt, classical Greece and Rome, early and medieval Christianity, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, and alchemy to research it. First published in France at the outbreak of World War II and nearly destroyed in the war's devastations, this masterpiece of scholarship has been translated and abridged (from its original thousand-page length) by D.M. Dooling, the founder and editorial director of 'Parabola: The Magazine of Myth and Tradition', and includes 400 woodcuts by the author." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - remainder mark on top of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DICTIONARY OF SYMBOLS, MYTHS AND LEGENDS., Colin, Didier.
4 Colin, Didier. DICTIONARY OF SYMBOLS, MYTHS AND LEGENDS.
London Hachette Illustrated 2000 1844300250 / 9781844300259 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
592 pp, 9 11/16" H. Pictorial endpapers, colour illustrations. "(A)n alphabetic classification of over 400 entries which explains the visual and orthographic references that underpin so much of our cultural heritage. History, etymology, the science of numbers, Zodiac signs, the background to the plants, animals, magic and gods which are a shorthand to wider references in every day life. (This book) is invaluable in researching the meanings in art literature and classic texts as well as for understanding and interpreting dreams and the customs of our lives." Dust jacket has very miner edge wear, a few very faint scratches on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
POWERS OF DARKNESS, POWERS OF LIGHT:  TRAVELS IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS AND THE DEMONIC., Cornwell, John.
5 Cornwell, John. POWERS OF DARKNESS, POWERS OF LIGHT: TRAVELS IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS AND THE DEMONIC.
London Viking 1991 0670821039 / 9780670821037 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
395 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)ells the story of a journey in the strange world of alleged apparitions, prophecies, miracles of healing, levitation, holy relics, weeping statues, stigmata and demonic possession. Cornwell follows the trail through Yugoslavia, Ireland, Spain, the United States, Canada, Italy and Britain, in search of proof of divine, or diabolical, intervention. He encounters the teenage Marian visionaries of Medjugorje, Sister Briege McKenna, the healing nun, and the ghostly influence of the stigmatic Padre Pio. He investigates the Shroud of Turin, the liquefaction of the blood of St Januarius in Naples, a Eucharistic miracle in the Bronx and a weeping plaque of the Virgin in Sicily. He describes a curious and sometimes sinister landscape inhabited by prophets, saints, charismatic political leaders and exorcists, and finds himself in conversation with Graham Greene, Professor A.J. Ayer and the distinguished Jesuit philosopher Father Frederick Copleston. Cornwell's journey culminates in an imaginative and original perspective that demonstrates the moral and spiritual benefits of popular mystical phenomena, while redeeming them from scientific debunking and fundamentalist literalism." One tiny corner bump, small light number indentation on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and at bottom of front flap-fold, tiny scuff on spine, one tiny edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GOD'S PLOT & MAN'S STORIES:  STUDIES IN THE FICTIONAL IMAGINATION FROM MILTON TO FIELDING., Damrosch, Leopold, Jr.
6 Damrosch, Leopold, Jr. GOD'S PLOT & MAN'S STORIES: STUDIES IN THE FICTIONAL IMAGINATION FROM MILTON TO FIELDING.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1985, first edition. 
343 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0226135799 "Combining literary criticsm with psychology, sociology, and the history of ideas, (this book) offers a fresh approach to the often-asserted connection between Puritanism and the rise of the English novel. Its premise is that the Christian myth, far from serving as a simple, unified background to fiction, was paradoxical and full of potential conflicts, and that these were particularly vivid in the Puritan ima g i n a t i o n . The extraordinary power of Puritan psychology rests in the control it granted Providence over the individual. Yet as a basis for fiction, Puritanism confronted a paradox that is the central theme of Damrosch's study - the tensio n be tw ee n fi ct io ns that confess themselves to be fictional and the Puritan faith in human life as a narrative invented by God....Damrosch holds that the eighteenth-century novel was preeminently a novel of ideas, not simply illustrating or al lu din g t o i de as but te sti ng them and fighting with them. As such, individual masterpieces found unique solutions to shared cultural problems. They demand to be understood from within, even while an attempt is made to trace their historical de velo pmen t. Acc ord ingl y, D amro sch examines a series of major works in detail. After surveying Puritan ideas about the self, time, and language, he considers two very different modes of Puritan narrative: Milton's 'Paradise Lost' and Bunya n's autob iogra phy and all egori es. Damro sch then explores the transition to secular narrative in eloquent discussions of Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe', Richardson's 'Clarissa', and Fielding's 'Tom Jones'. A glance at Sterne's 'Tristram Shandy' co nclu des th e book , wi th re flect ions o n th e futu re of the novel in an age when providential pattern could no longer be asserted as synonymous with literary design." 1" faint line indentation on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket moderate w rinkl ing and a few tiny tears/ chips along t op ed ge, lig ht edge wear wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
PAUL NASH: THE MASTER OF THE IMAGE, 1889-1946., Eates, Margot.
7 Eates, Margot. PAUL NASH: THE MASTER OF THE IMAGE, 1889-1946.
John Murray, London, 1973. 
156 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and colour reproductions, b&w photographs. "Paul Nash was always a leading and often a controversial figure in modern English art. His complete integrity of vision, his sturdy individualism and his remarkable ability to evoke the indwelling spirit of his subject - a quiet woodland scene, a menacing prehistoric site, a strange 'objet trouve' or 'monster' bombers on the ground or in the air - set him somewhat apart from his contemporarie s. In its later phases his work was marked by a degree of intuitive vision which may well explain why he never adhered closely to any school or sought to found one himself. Despite this apparent isolation, or perhaps even because of it, his co n t r i bution to the art of the twentieth century was both vital and unique. No full scale study of his life and work has appeared for nearly twenty years and the Paul Nash Trustees felt that the time had come for a reappraisal of his achievement. Th ey a ccordingly invited Margot Eates, who had edited the 'Paul Nash Memorial Volume' and knew him well towards the end of his life to undertake this new, fully illustrated monograph. In it she traces Paul Nash's artistic development in relatio n to hi s b ackground and personality, and in a long appendix has attempted the difficult task of producing a workable chronology covering over one thousand of his recorded paintings and drawings." Slight musty odor to pages, small light dust mar k on b otto m of text block, a few tiny light marks on top of textblock, small heavy dent on front board - migrates lightly into first few pages. Dust jacket has light wrinkling on spine and parts of rear panel, small closed perforation on front p an el, l ight edge wrinkling at top edge, light wear/wrinkling with tiny tears/chips at top of hinges and flap-folds, rear panel color has light to moderate fading, slight browning and soiling. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
GAUGUIN AND THE NABIS: PROPHETS OF MODERNISM., Ellridge, Arthur.
8 Ellridge, Arthur. GAUGUIN AND THE NABIS: PROPHETS OF MODERNISM.
Terrail, Paris, 1995. 
223 pp, 4to (11 13/16" H), soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 287939080X 164 colour reproductions. "Gauguin, the leading figure of the Pont-Even group, inspired the Nabis through his influence on the young painter Paul Serusier. In the Breton vill age where they spent the summer of 1888, Serusier, under Gauguin's direction, painted a landscape in pure colours that verged on the abstract. When they returned to Paris and showed the picture to their friends, Maurice Denis, Vallotton, Vuilla r d a nd Bonnard, the effect was so magical that it became known as 'The Talisman'. The painting was at odds with the academic teaching of the time and they saw it as a veritable revelation; hence the name 'Nabis' from 'Nebiim', Hebrew for prophet . ( T hi s book) traces the genesis of this revelation in the context of a survey of the intellectual and artistic climate in Paris at the turn of the century, a period that also embraced Symbolism, Japonism, and the originality of a group of artis ts wh os e c ommon characteristic was the will to apply the modernist ideal in every art form, including poster design, theatre programmes and stage sets." This is a heavy volume which may require extra postage, depending on destination. Interior - very li ght rub line on first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, small corner crease and soft crease on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE HERO WITH AN AFRICAN FACE:  MYTHIC WISDOM OF TRADITIONAL AFRICA., Ford, Clyde W.
9 Ford, Clyde W. THE HERO WITH AN AFRICAN FACE: MYTHIC WISDOM OF TRADITIONAL AFRICA.
New York Bantam 1999 0553105442 / 9780553105445 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
227 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w drawings, map. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; A Map of the People and Myths of Africa; Guidelines for the Pronunciation of African Words; List of Watermarks; List of Illustrations and Table; Voices of the Ancestors; The Hero with an African Face; Myths of Death and Resurrection; The Soul's High Adventure; The Heart of the Sacred Warrior; The Way of the Master Animals; The Goddess of Africa; Orishas: Mysteries of a Divine Self; Myths at the Beginning and End of Creation; Closing the Sacred Circle; Endnotes and Permissions; Bibliography; Art Credits; Index; About the Author. "African myths convey the perennial wisdom of humanity: the creation of the world, the hero's journey, our relationship with nature, death, and resurrection. From the Ashanti comes the moving account of the grief-stricken Kwasi Benefo's journey to the underworld to seek his beloved wives. From Uganda we learn of the legendary Kintu, who won the love of a goddess and created a nation from a handful of isolated clans. The Congo's epic hero Mwindo is the sacred warrior who shows us the path each person must travel to discover his true destiny. Many myths reveal the intimacy of human and animal spirits, and Ford also explores the archetypal forces of the 'orishas' - the West African deities that were carried to the Americas in the Africa diaspora." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, 3" light knife score mark on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CREATION MYTHS.  REVISED EDITION., Franz, Marie-Louise von.
10 Franz, Marie-Louise von. CREATION MYTHS. REVISED EDITION.
Boston Shambhala 1995 1570626065 / 9781570626067 Soft Cover Near Fine 
374 pp, 8 1/2" H. "Creation myths are the deepest and most important of all myths because they are concerned with both the basic patterns of existence and the ultimate meaning of life. In this book, an eminent Jungian analyst examines the recurring motifs that appear in creation myths from around the world and shows what they teach us about the mysteries of creativity, the cycles of renewal of human life, and the birth of consciousness in the individual psyche. Among the topics discussed are: why the creative process is often accompanied by anxiety, depression, loneliness, and fear of the unknown; the meaning of creation motifs such as the egg, the seed, the primordial being, the creative fire, the separation of heaven and earth, and the four stages of creation; creation symbolism in the alchemical opus of medieval tradition; how creation-myth motifs appear in the dreams of people who are on the verge of a leap forward in consciousness." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at bottom edge of rear cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
DICTIONARY OF ALL SCRIPTURES & MYTHS., Gaskell, G.A.
11 Gaskell, G.A. DICTIONARY OF ALL SCRIPTURES & MYTHS.
New York Gramercy 1981 051734663X / 9780517346631 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
846 pp, 9 1/4" H. "This dictionary of more than five thousand words and phrases of the Sacred Language provides a complete, authoritative reference guide to the symbolism and terms of world religions. Every Scripture and every myth is defined with a clarity that defies misunderstanding. And, perhaps even more important, this dictionary treats the definitions of the Scriptures according to the intentions of the original writers. No other book deals as broadly and as completely with religious concepts as literature. And for each term (it) includes: Clear explanations of the symbolism of ancient and modern religious words and phrases; Numerous quotations from authoritative sources; Thoughtful descriptions of the meaning of the terms and how they are used in myth and Scriptures; A complete cross reference. (It) gives lucid and penetrating analyses of all the important terms in the Sacred Language. You will also discover which symbols have double meanings and what they are and how symbols vary from religion to religion, from country to country. Of special value to anyone who is interested in the study of comparative religions are the quotations from authorities on each subject. The discovery of a metaphorical language underlying all sacred Scriptures prompted (the author) to compile this dictionary, which gives a more complete knowledge of man's inner nature and the purpose of his life on earth than was ever before possible. The light shed on the sacred writings and their relationship to mythology will be of great help to clergy and laymen, teachers and students of comparative religion, as well as to anyone who wishes to attain a better understanding of the foundation of the various religions of the world." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small remainder mark on bottom of text block, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE SENSE OF ORDER:  A STUDY IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DECORATIVE ART., Gombrich, E.H.
12 Gombrich, E.H. THE SENSE OF ORDER: A STUDY IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DECORATIVE ART.
Oxford Phaidon 1980 0714817325 / 9780714817323 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
411 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "After an Introduction on Order and Purpose in Nature, which offers a novel approach to the study of pattern, the first chapters deal with the criticism of ornament, the cult of simplicity and the debates about design in Victorian England, in which such eminent critics as Ruskin, Owen Jones and Gottfried Semper made a permanent contribution to theoretical issues. The craftsman's practice of pattern-making is studied as a response to the challenges of material, of geometrical laws and psychological constraints, after which the author examines the perception and the effects of visual orders in the light of recent research. The relation-ship between psychology and history is the theme of four final chapters which deal with the tenacity of ornamental traditions, their modification by the changing styles and fashions of different periods, the role of symbolism in the origin and the use of motifs, and the psychological roots of the grotesque, oscillating between magic and humour. An Epilogue reviews some of the analogies between the spatial orders of decorative design and the temporal patterns of the dance, of poetry and, notably, of music, not forgetting the 'kinetic art' of our century. This absorbing work, the fruit of a lifetime's interest in the most universal and yet strangely neglected manifestation of human creativity, is based on the Wrightsman Lectures given by the author in 1970 under the auspices of the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University." Very minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one tiny tear archivally taped. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY.  (DREAM CATCHERS), Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher
13 Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY. (DREAM CATCHERS)
Etobicoke Prospero 1999 1552678458 / 9781552678459 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, drawings. "In Ojibway tradition, mothers and grandmothers netted tiny circular cobweb-like charms from willow and sinew. These delicate charms were not meant to last but were intended to protect newborn children from 'everything evil, just as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes in contact with it'. The beauty of dreamcatchers is reflected in their symmetry and natural accents. For generations, they have been crafted by making a hoop out of fresh wood, and then weaving a web inside the circle of deer sinew or colored thread. The unbroken strand of web/sinew is symbolic of eternity. Good dreams are also helped into the sleeper's dream world by feathers and colored beads that are attached at the bottom of the web. Careful attention is paid to leaving a hole in the middle of the web; if this is neglected, healthy dreams cannot find their way through to the dreamer." Contents: The Ojibway People; The Legend of the Dreamcatcher; Dreamcatchers and Children; The Dream Quest; Contemporary Issues - The Spiritual Legacy of Dreamcatchers; How to Make a Dreamcatcher; Notes and Bibliography; Index. Tiny dint on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, one very small edge tear archivally taped, a few tiny dints on hinges. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY.  (DREAM CATCHERS), Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher
14 Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY. (DREAM CATCHERS)
Etobicoke Prospero 1999 1552678458 / 9781552678459 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, drawings. "In Ojibway tradition, mothers and grandmothers netted tiny circular cobweb-like charms from willow and sinew. These delicate charms were not meant to last but were intended to protect newborn children from 'everything evil, just as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes in contact with it'. The beauty of dreamcatchers is reflected in their symmetry and natural accents. For generations, they have been crafted by making a hoop out of fresh wood, and then weaving a web inside the circle of deer sinew or colored thread. The unbroken strand of web/sinew is symbolic of eternity. Good dreams are also helped into the sleeper's dream world by feathers and colored beads that are attached at the bottom of the web. Careful attention is paid to leaving a hole in the middle of the web; if this is neglected, healthy dreams cannot find their way through to the dreamer." Contents: The Ojibway People; The Legend of the Dreamcatcher; Dreamcatchers and Children; The Dream Quest; Contemporary Issues - The Spiritual Legacy of Dreamcatchers; How to Make a Dreamcatcher; Notes and Bibliography; Index. Tiny bump at top corner of front board. Dust jacket has tiny bump at top of front flap-fold, one tiny edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 Inglefield, Eric. Illustrated by Tony Mould. Consultants: William G. Crampton, David J. Lally. FLAGS.
Kingfisher, (London, 1983), revised edition. 
125 pp, small 8vo (approx. 7 3/4" H), card covers. Profusely illustrated in color with reproductions, maps, drawings. "An up-to-date identification guide to the flags of the nations of the world. The introduction looks at the history of flags, flag design, heraldry and symbolism, with basic information on the parts of flags and how to identify them. The individual flags of different nations and states are illustrated in colour, each accompanied by an account of its history and main features." Interior - very small corner crease on two pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, flat uncreased spine. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
TOOLS FOR TANTRA., Johari, Harish.
16 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 t h e s e a r e 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 discusse d in d et ai l , re af f irming 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 wit h the wo rld s o f sy mbo l a nd 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 c an be real ized ." In ter ior - cl ean 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, sveral lines of discoloration (darker) across rear cover - fro m p rint ing p roces s, spi ne f lat and u ncre ased, two very small corner creases. VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE GRAIL LEGEND., Jung, Emma & Von Franz, Marie-Louise.  Translator: Andrea Dykes.
17 Jung, Emma & Von Franz, Marie-Louise. Translator: Andrea Dykes. THE GRAIL LEGEND.
Boston Sigo Press 1986 093843408X / 9780938434085 Second Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
452 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "The Holy Grail and its quest is a legend which has had a powerful impact on our civilization and culture. The Grail itself is an ancient Celtic symbol of plenty as well as a Christian symbol of redemption and eternal life, the chalice which caught the blood of the crucified Christ. The story of the Grail sheds profound light on man's search for the supreme value of life, for that which makes life most meaningful. Writing in a clear and readable style, two leading women of the Jungian school of psychology present this legend as a living myth that is meaningful to modern life. We encounter such universal figures as the Fool (the naive young Perceval), the Wise Old Man (the Hermit Gornemanz), the Virgin Maiden (Blancheflor), the Loathly Damsel, and such important themes as the Waste Land, the Trinity, and the vessel of the Grail. Weaving together narrative and interpretation, the authors show us how the legend reflects not only fundamental human problems but also the dramatic psychic events which form the background of our Christian culture." Interior - one tiny corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on bottom of text block, tiny dent at top of spine, very faint creases on spine, one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Lin, Julia C. MODERN CHINESE POETRY: AN INTRODUCTION.
University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1973, 2nd printing. 
264 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover (grey cloth with silver lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0295951451 Publications of Asia of the Institute for Comparative and Foreign Area Studies Number 21. Contents: Part I: Before 1917 - Tradition / Transition. Part II: 1917-37 - The Pioneers / The Formalists / The Symbolists. Part III: 1937-49 and After - The War Period and the Rise of "Proletarian" Poetry / Poetry after 1949. Bibliography; Index. Free front endpaper is glued t o f r o n t p astedown, previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, previous owner's chop (stamp) on half-title page with slight ink offset on free endpaper. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FAMILIAR MYSTERIES:  THE TRUTH IN MYTH., Lowry, Shirley Park.
19 Lowry, Shirley Park. FAMILIAR MYSTERIES: THE TRUTH IN MYTH.
New York Oxford University Press 1982 0195029259 / 9780195029253 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
339 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). B&w illustrations. "Have you ever wondered why so many heroes - from Odysseus to Tom Sawyer - journey to the underworld? Or why virgin births occur in so many stories around the world? In this first comprehensive view of mythology directed toward the general reader, Shirley Park Lowry tells why we find recurring patterns and symbols in stories that are centuries - and continents - apart. Drawing upon tales ranging from the ancient Middle East to modern North America, Lowry shows how 'myths reflect and dramatize ordinary experience, illuminating our deepest and least articulated hopes, fears, and quandries. Their extravagant plots and images are recognizable because they are the language of our own dreams.' Lowry defines what myths are; why they are important; what they share with folk tales, dreams and fantasies; how we developed a symbolic language and what such symbols as blood, milk, sunlight, and monsters mean; how heroes from Moses and Jesus to Charlemagne and Superman relate to one another; and how myths reconcile us to life's limitations." Small bump at top corner of each board, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap folds, one small edge tear, light edge browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
20 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
 
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