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Cultures of the World

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Cultures of the World

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1 India and the Latin Captivity of the Church (Scottish Journal of Theology , Monograph Supplement) Boyd, Robin H. S.
London, England Cambridge University Press 1974 0521203716 / 9780521203715 Hardcover Very Good Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Subtitled "The Cultural Context of the Gospel". Argues that there is a unique Indian Christian Theology distinct from more traditional western Christian constructs particularly in terminology. Arguably this book is a forerunner to later ideas of a Liberation Theology. Book Condition : Very Good; former owner's name on front free end paper, no markings to text; a few spots ot text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Good+; some discoloration around edges; shelfwear to edges and corners; corner clipped but price intact. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2 Third Millennium of Korean History C.K. Yun
Seoul, South Korea Youl Hwa Dang 1989 Soft cover Near Fine Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Written in a personal style, these short essays and anecdotes seek to present the historical and cultural developments on the Korean peninsula from the early Common Era to the student protests of the 1980's. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text markings; light curling to edge of front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 The Wisdom of Confucius (Illustrated Modern Library) Confucius, Lin Yutang (translator)
New York NY Random House 1943 Hardcover Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Jeanyee Wong 
Edited selections from Confucius writings on subjects such as central harmony, ethics and politics, education, and music. Also includes three discourses on social order, a short biography, vocabulary and translation notes, and an excerpt from Mencius. Color illustrations. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; smudging on rear free end paper; a few marks to text block; bumping to spine ends. No Slipcase. Protective mylar dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Letters Home from Persia, With Observations on Palestine and Southern Russia, Cravath, Paul D.
New York NY Privately Printed 1936 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This travel journal is one of several collections of letters the author had privately published. This is a limited 1st edition, privately printed, with a space on the title page for the author to indicate the recipient. Includes an inlaid carte-de-visite from Mr. Cravath mounted to the inside front cover and a loose New York Times obituary clipping from July 2, 1940. Book Condition : Good; former owner's name and date in pencil on front free end paper; gift inscription from former owner on opposite side; text unmarked; discoloration from binding adhesive on inside covers and free end papers, discoloration from newspaper clipping to 2nd half-title page; light scuffing to covers. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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5 Kanji Kanji Chinese Characters Editorial staff of THE EAST MAGAZINE
Tokyo, Japan The East Publications Inc. 1989 4915645053 / 9784915645051 2nd Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1989 2nd Edition 2nd printing. Surveys the development of Chinese pictorial characters, and how Kanji were created by combining characters. Also touches on the Chinese philosophy and Japanese practical usage. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; cover corner creasing; page tip creasing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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6 Historical Dictionary of Iceland Halfdanarson, Gudmundur
Lanham MD Scarecrow Press 1997 0810833522 / 9780810833524 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st Edition. European Historical Dictionaries, No. 24. This work provides ample information on earlier periods and includes politics, economics, society, culture, and religion.Chronologies of events and rulers and a bibliography, plus notes on Icelandic language and abbreviations. Light green cloth with gilt titles on black, 212 pp., unillustrated. Book Condition : Very Good, ex-college library with minimal signs: spine label, bookplate, barcode on back free endpaper and cataloging info on t.p. verso; no text markings. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 Paekche and the Origin of Yamato Wa (A Preliminary Draft) Hong, Wontack
Seoul, South Korea Privately Printed 1991 Soft cover Very Good Advance Reading Copy/Proof 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
1991 Preliminary Draft. Inlaid Signed letter by author soliciting comments and suggestions from colleague. Details the interactions between the Korean Paekche royal family and the Japanese Yamato Imperial clan in the 5th Century C.E. Book Condition : Very Good; curling to top cover corners effecting tips of most pages; rubbing and creasing to covers; no markings to text. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Egyptian Pottery (Shire Egyptology) Hope, Colin
Aylesbury, England Shire Publications Ltd 1987 0852638523 / 9780852638521 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Survey of ancient Egyptian pottery, its functionality, the makers as well as the manufacturing process, and its role in the study of Ancient Egypt, are all discussed. Many b&w photos and illustrations. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks, former owner's name marked out on top of title page; light wear to cover edges; price sticker on bottom left rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 The hymns of the Zarathustra: Being a translation of the Gathas together with introduction and commentary, by Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin (Wisdom of the East series) Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin
London, England John Murray 1952 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Stated 1st Edition, part of The Wisdom of the East series. Extensive introduction and selections from the Avesta, the primary collection of Zoroastrian religious texts. Book Condition : Good, Ex-College Library; no text marks, bookplate inside front cover, former owner's name blacked out from front free end paper; catalog label at bottom spine; label and slip on rear free end paper; staple marks and page tip creases to last few pages. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Lao-Tzu and the Tao-Te-Ching Livia Kohn (editor)
Albany NY State University of New York Press 1998 0791436004 / 9780791436004 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Anthology of 12 multi-disciplinary essays on Lau-Tzu and his seminal work. Pieces are grouped into : Ancient Myths; Chinese Interpretations; Modern Readings; and, Critical Methods. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light curl to front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Vedic Index of Names and Subjects (2 Volumes). By MacDonell and Keith. 1958 Edition MacDonell, Arthur Anthony and Arthur Berriedale Keith
Delhi, India Moti Lal Banarsi Dass 1958 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1958 2 Volume Set, part of Indian Text series. Fold-out map at front of Vol. 1. Organized by articles in alphabetical order, covering the period of the Vedas and Brahmanas, and the literary, historical, and religious content of both collections. Reprint of 1912 edition. Book Conditions : Good, Ex-College Library; no text marks, bookplate inside front covers; bindings relaxed; catalog labels on bottom spines; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; slip, pocket, and rubber stamp inside rear covers; a few page tip creases. Vol. 1 has more wear than Vol. 2. No Dust Jackets. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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12 Astavakragita: The Song of the Self Supreme Mukerjee, Radhakama (editor)
Delhi, India Motilal Banarsidass Ltd. 1997 8120813669 / 9788120813663 Hardcover Very Good Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Contains the Sanskrit text, English translation, Exegesis, and Index. "It presents in twenty chapters the substance of Astavakra's teaching....based on the Upanisadic creed of Absolute monism that identifies the Self with the non-dual Ultimate Reality." Book Condition : Very Good; no markings to text; printing/paper quality is not top tier; light age toning. Dust jacket Condition : Good-; shelf wear to edges; tear at bottom left rear; price sticker remnant on front inside flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 The dialectical method of Nagarjuna (Vigrahavravartani) OHNSTON E.H. and KUNST Arnold (text critically by)
Delhi, India Moti Lal Banarsi Dass 1978 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Short classic work, also known as The End of Disputes, expounds Nagarjuna's Buddhist philosophy of emptiness (suyata) and the lack of independent origination or unchanging substance. Book Condition : Good, Ex-College Library; no text marks, bookplate inside front covers; bindings relaxed; catalog label on bottom spine; light bumping to spine ends and cover corners; pocket and label on rear end paper. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Religion in Africa Parrinder, Geoffrey
London, England Pall Mall Press 1969 0269026045 / 9780269026041 Hardcover Good Minus Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
British Import. Survey of African religions : Christianity, Islam, and Indigenous. Examines how tribal religions answered existential questions and how these beliefs were influenced by Christian and Muslim beliefs and institutions. Book Condition : Good-; former owner's name on front free end paper, no text marks; musty smell; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; some spotting to text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Fair; significant chipping, tearing, and creasing. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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15 Buddha Gaya : the great Buddhist temple, the hermitage of Sakya Muni, Rsajendralsala Mitra
Delhi, India Ideological Book House 1972 Hardcover Fair No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Architectural, sculptural, and historical survey of the temple complex associated with Gautama Buddha's enlightenment. 257 pp. plus over 50 b& w plates at rear. Book Condition : Fair, Ex-College Library; no text marks, bookplate inside front covers, publisher stamp on front free end paper; signs of binding separation, all pages intact; catalog label on bottom spine; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; slip, pocket, and label inside rear cover. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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16 Children of Bethany: The Story of a Palestinian Family Said K. Aburish
Bloomington IN Indiana University Press 1989 0253306760 / 9780253306760 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st Edition. Family history, used as a microcosm of the social changes that took place in Palestine starting with the end of Turkish rule in 1917 though the 1970's. Book Condition : Very Good; a few scattered pencil underlines; binding tight. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; mild rubbing; light shelf wear to edges. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Yasu-bo and Ishi-ko, a boy and girl of Japan Sowers, Phyllis Ayer
New York NY Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. 1934 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardcover 4th printing, 1940. B&w and colored illustrations. Vintage children's story introduces readers to the world of typical Japanese children pre-World War II. Book Condition: Good; no text marks, a few fingerprint smudges, some writing inside front cover; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; light age toning inside covers and to text block; rubbing to covers. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Myths From Many Lands. Volume 2, The Children's Hour. Tappan, Eva March (editor)
New York NY Houghton Mifflin Co. 1907 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
2nd volume of a vintage children's set of myths and folktales. This book contains myths of Greece and Rome, Scandinavia, Japan, the Slavs, and India. Tales are written by numerous authors - 7 of the Greco-Roman ones are by Nathaniel Hawthorne. 1 color and 10 b&w plates including 3 by Howard Pyle. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends; very mild age toning to pages; binding relaxed but firm. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Bauernmalerei : Folk Art From Europe, Tummel, Eva & Nicole
19 Bauernmalerei : Folk Art From Europe Tummel, Eva & Nicole
Australia Kangaroo Press 1996 0864177585 / 9780864177582 First Printing Soft cover Very Good + Book 
Deep red pictorial and ornamented softcover, 87 pp. 1996, first printing. Condition: VG+, a clean, crisp, unmarked, tight copy with light shelf wear. Presents over thirty projects incorporating various patterns and techniques from a number of European countries. The designs, mostly floral, are illustrated in both line and color, with step-by-step painting instructions included. The projects include plates, both wooden and terracotta, a book box, wooden trays, a powder bowl, a cutting board, candlesticks, and several traditional Christmas decorations. Paperback 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 The Anthropology of East Europe Review : Special Issue on Czechs, Slovaks, and Serbs (Volume 23, No. 1 Spring 2005) West, Barbara A. (chief editor)
Stockton CA East European Anthropology Group/University of the Pacific 2005 Spiral Bound Very Good Journal 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
This special issue focuses on Chechs, Slovaks, and Serbs, with articles on each falling under the following general themes : Social Change and Civil Society; Issues of gender and Sexuality; Ethnic Minorities; Memory, History, and the Ethnographic Present. Book Condition : very Good; small stain to bottom left front cover affecting pages at the beginning and the bottom text block; slight creasing/wear to cover corners; spiral binding and pages fully intact; no markings to text. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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