Bestsellers

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    Transcreation: Two Essays by: Lal, P. $16.00

    Calcutta: Writers Workshop, 1972 – Very Good hardcover/ Very Good paper title label – 8.75″ tall – 29 pages. 2 Essays: Myth, Literature and Transcreation; On Translating “Shakuntala”. ISBN: 0-88253-269-3 Ships from U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    A History of Craig Gardner & Co. The First 100 Years by: Farmar, Tony $21.00

    Dublin Ireland: Gill and Macmillan, Ltd., 1988 – Very Good+ hardcover – 8.75″ tall – gilt lettered blue covers – color frontis by Muriel Brandt – map endpapers (Dublin in 1864) – bw illustrations, photos, charts – slight lean, otherwise as new with no markings – index – 239 pages. History of a Dublin accounting firm from the 1860s to 1968; published in 1988, the year the city of Dublin celebrated its millennium. ISBN: 0-7171-1594-1 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    SEA HAWK: Life & Battles of Kanhoji Angrey by: Malgonkar, Manohar $9.95

    New Delhi India: Vision Books/Orient Paperbacks, no date (circa 1985) – Good+/paperback – 6.75″ tall – b&w maps – minor corner bump, cover dent, light sunning to edges, otherwise interior tight, clean, unmarked – 293 pages. India historical biography; 18th century Konkan coast; “Angria the Pirate” harasses English & Portuguese shipping along the west coast of India – based on true historical personage & events. Availability: in stock in the U.S. ISBN: 0-86578-069-2 Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    How To Conduct Puja (set of 9) by: A. V. Srinivasan $55.00

    9 volume set – Very Good/ as new paperbacks – E. Glastonbury CT, Parijata Publ., 1999–2014 – 5.25″ tall x 4.25″ – full color cover – b&w illustrations – Sanskrit transliteration & English translation – step-by-step instructions with introduction and list of materials – how-to handbooks. Hinduism: ceremonies of worship for Ganapati (Ganesha); Shiva; Lakshmi; Saraswati; Rama; Soorya; Durga; Krishna; the Navagrahas (Nine Planets). Size: 24mo – over 5″ – 5¾” tall

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    MARTHANDA VARMA by: Pillai, C.V. Raman (transl. by Devi, Leela) $10.00

    New Delhi: Sterling Publ., 1984 – Very Good paperback – 7″ tall – light cover crease – 292 pages. English translation from Malayalam by R. Leela Devi of a classic historical romance (Scott-style) re 1727 Travancore (now Kerala); India Fiction. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-86578-241-5 Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    OH BOMBAY! (orig. Title: ONION PEEL) by: Mahadevan, T.K. $15.00

    Very Good paperback – New Delhi India: Arnold-Heinemann Pvt. Ltd., 1982 – 8.5″ tall – backstrip has small closed cut at center, minor wear at top – interior clean, unmarked, as new – 175pp. This novel was originally published in 1973 by the same publisher, in hardcover, under the title Onion Peel and author pseudonym K.M. Trishanku. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    A Tiger for Malgudi by: Narayan, R.K. $10.00

    NY: Viking Press, 1983 – First Edition – Very Good hardcover/near Very Good dust jacket (in mylar) – ex-library (no pocket) – usual library stamps, otherwise clean covers, unmarked text – 176 pages. Novel, set in the imaginary South Indian village of Malgudi. A tiger, a sharp observer of human nature, tells his tale. ISBN: 0-670-71260-4 Ships from the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    AROGYANIKETAN by: Banerjee, Tarasankar $10.00

    New Delhi: Arnold-Heinemann, 1977 – First paperback edition – Very Good paperback – 8vo/8.5″ tall – light exterior wear; otherwise interior unmarked, like new – 347pp. India Fiction: Novel written originally in Bengali; winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award; Rural medicine vs. the “new” in a small town. Now a Bengali movie, Arogya Niketan, starring cast: Bikash Roy, Subhendu, Sandhya. Varying transliteration of author’s name: Tarasankar Banerjee (1898-1971) aka Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay. 0-86578-127-3 Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    BHAGAVAD GITA by: Lal, P. $10.00

    Good+ paperback – Delhi, India: Vision Books/Orient Paperbacks, 1971 reprint of 1965 pubn. – 6.25″ tall – color ill on title page – translation into English blank verse of Sanskrit original by distinguished Calcutta poet – cover lamination creases; light wrinkling of endpapers; otherwise no markings – ads + 107 pages. Poetic rendering in English of the famous episode in the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata where Prince Arjuna questions the avatar Krishna, his charioteer, on the need for battle. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall

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    CITY OF THE DREADFUL NIGHT & Other Stories by: Kipling, Rudyard $10.00

    NY: Books Inc., no date – “Art-Type Edition”/The Worlds Popular Classics series – Good+ hardcover/ no dust jacket – 7 5/8″ tall – brown cloth, gilt lettered spine – brown-tinted top edge – backstrip lightly sunned with gilt faded & small tear at top edge; 2 near-invisible dents; otherwise clean covers & edges – bookseller stamp on front end paper, otherwise interior unmarked – 251pp. Contents: The City of the Dreadful Night (Calcutta); The Story of the Gadsbys (Simla); Without Benefit of Clergy (North West Frontier). Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    DAS LEBEN DES RAMAKRISHNA (Life of Ramakrishna, in German) by: Rolland, Romain $15.00

    near Good hardcover/no dust jacket – Zurich & Leipzig: Rotapfelverlag, 1929 – 7.75″h – orange/saffron cloth with black lettered gilt title labels on front & spine – vermilion-tinted top edge – b&w frontis – Contents, ads plus 352pp. Text in German. Cloth covers are bright but soiled, with sunning at the spine, gilt bright; light pencil notations & underlining throughout (one page has brief ink notation); edges beginning to darken but pages otherwise bright & clean; 1.75″ closed tear at rear bottom edge of spine. Biography of Hindu saint, translated from French into German.

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    EVA’S APPLES by: Gerhardi, William $11.95

    NY: Duffield and Co., 1928 – First Edition/ 2nd printing – Good hardcover/ no dust jacket – 7.5″ tall – gilt lettered green cloth with red apple dec on front – backstrip sunned, covers moderately soiled with some damp spotting on rear, edges age toned but clean; otherwise tight, interior unmarked – 393 pages. Herald Tribune: “Amusing, brilliant and quite, quite mad.” Fiction. Novel. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall