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The Years That Were Fat: Peking 1933-1940 1st Edition
The Years That Were Fat: Peking 1933-1940 1st Edition
by George N. Kates
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New York: Harper & Brothers, (1952). Octavo, 20.5 x 14 cm. 268pp. First edition. Original salmon paper over boards with yellow cloth-backed spine. Pictorial pastedowns. Eight pages of black & white photographs by Hedda Hammer Morrison. Soiling to front... (read more)

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Siamese State Ceremonies: Their History and Function
Siamese State Ceremonies: Their History and Function
by H. G. Quaritch Wales
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London: Bernard Quaritch, 1931. 8vo., xiv, 326pp. Full green cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Complete with 45 plates. Boards rubbed, corners bumped, insect damage to cloth at top corner of front board. Top edge foxed. Previous owner's name stamped on front... (read more)

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Tea and Buddhism: Chado: The Way of Tea as a Buddhist Path
Tea and Buddhism: Chado: The Way of Tea as a Buddhist Path
by Ryofu Pussel
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Based on his own experiences and training in the Way of Tea and Buddhism in Japan, the author takes us on a fascinating journey through a spiritually and academically thoughtful text and more than 30 beautiful photographs. This book describes the world... (read more)

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The Garden of Fragrance: Being a Complete Translation of the Bostan of Sadi from the Original Persian into English Verse
The Garden of Fragrance: Being a Complete Translation of the Bostan of Sadi from the Original Persian into English Verse
by G. S. Davie
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London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1882 Octavo, 13 x 19.5 cm, 301pp. plus 44pp. catalog at rear 1st edition. Original orange cloth decorated in brown and gilt. Boards are soiled and worn; corners bumped; spine faded. Hinges cracked. Ink inscription on the... (read more)

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Special Exhibition: Sen-no Rikyu: The 400th Memorial
Special Exhibition: Sen-no Rikyu: The 400th Memorial
by Kyoto National Museum
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Kyoto: Kyoto National Museum, 1990. 18.5 x 25.5 cm, 341pp. Softcover, bound in lavender paper wrappers, text in Japanese. Color illustrations throughout. Wrappers lightly edgeworn. Very good condition. RLW... (read more)

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A Chinese Biographical Dictionary
A Chinese Biographical Dictionary
by Herbert A. Giles
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[No place: No publisher], 1898. 17 x 24 cm, 1022pp. Bound in red cloth decorated in gilt. Binding worn and soiled; boards slightly bowed; joints starting. Pages lightly toned; spine shaken; a few internal breaks between gatherings. Good condition. SW... (read more)

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Shoko-Ken: A Late Medieval Daime Sukiya Style Japanese Tea-House
Shoko-Ken: A Late Medieval Daime Sukiya Style Japanese Tea-House
by Robin Noel Walker
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New York: Routledge, (2002). 15.5 x 23.5 cm, 326pp. Bound in beige cloth, spine stamped in black. Binding lightly rubbed and soiled with some wear to the edges; price sticker affixed to the rear board; light soiling to the top edge of the text block... (read more)

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Geist Des Orients
Geist Des Orients
by C. S. Gunsburg
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Breslau: Aderholz, 1830. Octavo, 12.5 x 19.5 cm. lxvi 255 pp. Decorated cloth over boards; handwritten title label on spine; private library labels on spine and front cover. Wear to extremities; head and tail of spine chipped and frayed; joints worn... (read more)

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Shri Mahavir Jaina Vidyalaya Golden Jubilee Volume
Shri Mahavir Jaina Vidyalaya Golden Jubilee Volume
by Shri Mahavira Jaina Vidyalaya
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(Bombay: Shri Mahavira Jaina Vidyalaya, 1968) Decorated buff cloth. Text in Gujarati, Hindi & English. With black & white photos & 10 tipped in color illustrations. Binding worn & rubbed, cloth frayed at extremities. Inscription in ink to front paste... (read more)

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Yoga
Yoga
by Linda Sparrowe
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Yoga?s 5,000-year tradition is rich and varied, and has always evolved to meet the needs of the culture it serves. Ever increasing numbers of people come to the practice and encounter its many benefits: the union of opposites; an understanding of the... (read more)

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A Digest of Moohummudan Law 2 Volumes
A Digest of Moohummudan Law 2 Volumes
by Neil B. E. Baillie
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Bahore: Premier Book House no date. 2 volumes. Octavo 14x22cm. li i 860pp; xxviii 440pp. Reprint. Original cloth: volume 1 in yellow volume 2 in green. Both volumes in dust jackets. Printed on Indian paper. A reprint of the London 1865 second edition... (read more)

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Yogini Cult and Temples: A Tantric Tradition
Yogini Cult and Temples: A Tantric Tradition
by Vidya Dehejia
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New Delhi: National Museum, (1986). 25 x 33 cm, 239pp. Bound in beige cloth stamped in gilt, with color illustration plate affixed to the front board; illustrations throughout in black-and-white and color. Binding worn and soiled; light soiling to the... (read more)

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Americans Studying the Traditional Japanese Art of the Tea Ceremony: The Internationalizing of a Traditional Art
Americans Studying the Traditional Japanese Art of the Tea Ceremony: The Internationalizing of a Traditional Art
by Barbara Lynne Rowland Mori
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San Francisco: Mellen Research University Press, (1992). 16 x 23.5 cm, 219pp. Bound in gray cloth over boards stamped in white; typo in the title ("American's") printed on both front board and spine. Light rubbing and soiling to the cloth; spine cocked... (read more)

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Two Ancient Buddha Statues
Two Ancient Buddha Statues
by Peng Yonghua
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[Tianjin Shi': Tianjin Ancient Books Publishing House, 2009] 2 volumes in slipcase. Color photos throughout. Text in Chinese. Very Good Condition in a very good, cloth covered slipcase. JC/kb... (read more)

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