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JAINISM: THE WORLD CONQUERORS.  2 VOLUME SET.  (VOLUME I & VOLUME II), Shah, Natubhai.  Forewords by S.R. Banerjee and Dr. L.M. Singhvi.
21 Shah, Natubhai. Forewords by S.R. Banerjee and Dr. L.M. Singhvi. JAINISM: THE WORLD CONQUERORS. 2 VOLUME SET. (VOLUME I & VOLUME II)
Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 2004. 
330 pp + 322 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard covers in dust jackets - 2 volume set. ISBN 8120819381 B&w illustrations. Volume I Contents: Introduction; History; Teachings of Mahavira; The Jain Community; Popular Jainism; Jainism in the Modern World; Cur rent Trends and Conclusions; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliographies; Index. Volume II Contents: Introduction; Sacred Literature; The Jain View of the Universe; Jain Philosophy; Jain Logic; Science and Jainism; Jain Heritage; The World's Spirit u a l Q u e st; Conclusions; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliographies; Index. Small bump at bottom corners. Dust jackets have light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some faint indentation lines on panels. Very G oo d/ Ve r y Go od - 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
22 Smith, Julie Dean. Cover art by Michael Herring. CAITHAN CRUSADE QUARTET. 1. CALL OF MADNESS. MISSION OF MAGIC. 3. SAGE OF SARE. 4. THE WIZARD KING. 4 VOLUME SET.
Del Rey, New York, (1990, 1991, 1992, 1994), Ist editions. 
311 pp, 324 pp, 339 pp, 337 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 4 volumes. "Magic had ravaged Caithe since ancient times, striking unpredictably and creating men and women with powers they could neither understand nor control. Only the ritual slaughter of such mad wizards held the land safe from fire and destruction. Yet, even in Caithe, some magic was tolerated by the Church and the people, though grudgingly. Long before, the King had been given such powers in a secret, forbidden ritual by a renegade wizard. And so far, his use of them had been beneficial to the kingdom. But how long could he continue, before the powers he had gained turned upon him, to strike him with the horrors of madness? Athaya Trelane was not thinking of that, however, as she sat in the dingy tavern. Her thoughts were of herself. For already the first signs of the dread powers were manifesting in her! They were a gift that could not be denied - nor could the awful price!" Interiors - pages browning very lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - very light edge wear, faint creases on spines of books 1, 2 & 4. VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
CORONATION:  A HISTORY OF KINGSHIP AND THE BRITISH MONARCHY., Strong, Roy.
23 Strong, Roy. CORONATION: A HISTORY OF KINGSHIP AND THE BRITISH MONARCHY.
HarperCollins, London, 2005, first edition. 
556 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0007160542 Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "As a boy of sixteen, Roy Strong watched the grand procession carrying Queen Elizabeth II to her coronatio n. The spectacle was considered the greatest public event of the century. But now, several years later, many people have little notion of what a coronation is and are unaware of the rich resonances of the ritual, or its deep significance i n t e r m s of the committal of monarch to people. This book is the first of its kind - a comprehensive history to set each coronation into its political, social, religious and cultural context. The story is one of constant re-invention as the s er v ic e ha s ha d to respond to the changes in fortune of the monarchy and the country, everything from legitimising usurpers to reconciling a Catholic rite to the tenets of Protestantism. It had to be recreated from scratch after the restoratio n o f Cha rl es II in 1 660. By telling the story of each coronation in turn, Roy Strong recounts the history of British monarchy since the 10th century, and looks forward to the coronation of Prince Charles. The ceremony's musical history alone is on e of ex tra ord inar y r ichness - involving Henry Purcell, Handel, Edward Elgar and William Walton. The celebratory poetry, art and spectacular engravings published at coronations are all explored, as is the more recent role of photographe rs. Me ticul ousl y re sear ched, wit h rich visual material, including illuminated manuscripts, engravings, portraits, photographs and television stills, this will be the definitive book for many years to come." Very light wrinkling at top/botto m of spi ne, sm all a rea o f soi ling a t top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light rubbing and soiling, several very small tears - some with creases at top edge of rear panel - archivally taped, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very G ood- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
24 Warrington, Freda. SORROW'S LIGHT.
London Pan 1994 0330333488 / 9780330333481 Mass Market Paperback Very Good David Bergen cover art. 
257 pp, 7" H. "Iolithie was born into the riches of the mother-kingdom - but can she ever escape the dark forces her marriage has unleashed? It is not until their wedding night that Iolithie, now bride of Prince Tykavn, discovers that her husband is in the grip of a dangerous obsession; crippled by his elaborate rites and rituals to placate the sun god Ama. Iolithie has only one chance to save her Prince. She must travel to the mother-kingdom Onafross and beg help from the King, her father-in-law. But to reach him she must cross The Stolen Land where The Unseen worship the demon-godess Sudema, the Evening Star - and kill any one of Ama's children who trespass on their domain..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, soft crease at top of rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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