BIOGRAPHY / AUTOBIOGRAPHY / MEMOIRS (82)
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    Passbook to a Proud Past & a Promising Future (Society for Savings 1819 – 1969 150th Anniversary) by: Grant, Ellsworth S. & Grant, Marion H. $9.00

    First, 150th Anniversary edition – Very Good+ paperback – Hartford CT, Society for Savings, 1969 – 10.25″ tall x 7.5″ – blue & white photo covers (front: penny-farthing bicycle race; back: early 20th or late 19th century Hartford Main Street – numerous reproductions of engravings & photos related to the history of Hartford, early banking, & natural & manmade disasters – appendices of bank trustees & officers plus 95 pages. Society for Savings bank history; Hartford, Connecticut town history. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall

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    SAINTS OF INDIA – Part II – (comprising Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh Region) by: Sri Sathya Sai Bal Vikas Education Trust $8.00

    Sri Sathya Sai Books & Publications Trust, Prasanthi Nilayam, INDIA, not dated – Good+ paperback (stiff paper covers) – 7″ tall – light edgewear, lower backstrip 1″ rubbed off – interior as new, unmarked – 90 pages. Biographical sketches of 9 saints from western and central India : Sri Jnaneshwara, Saint Ramadasa, Saint Tukaram, Saint Francis Xavier, Sri Narsi Mehta, Sri Jalaram Bapa, Sri Punit Maharaj, Sena Nhavi, Sri Singaji. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” 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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    Sri Ramakrishna by: $9.00

    Mylapore (Madras) India: Sri Ramakrishna Math, 1968 – Very Good paperback/ Very Good dust jacket – 7″ tall – plain card covers with dust jacket attached at backstrip – photo frontis clean text and covers with no markings – iv + 184 pages. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    LIFE OF RAMAKRISHNA (A Study of Mysticism & Action in Living India – Volume 1) by: Rolland, Romain, Nikhilananda, Swami, $12.00

    8th Edition – reprint of 1929 publ. – Very Good+ hardcover/ Good dust jacket – Almora India, Advaita Ashrama, 1970 – 7.25″h – b&w frontis – dust jacket has edgewear with one 1″ & 2 small tears, tiny chip near backstrip (now in mylar) – interior as new with no markings – bibliography – publisher footnotes – 302pp. Hinduism: biography of Sri Ramakrishna (Ramakrishna Paramahamsa), 1836-1886. Vedanta; Advaita. This is Volume One of Ramakrishna The Man-Gods and the Universal Gospel of Vivekananda: A Study of Mysticism and Action in Living India. This book also stands on its own. The second volume deals with the life and work of Ramakrishna’s disciple, Swami Vivekananda. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    SHORT LIFE OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA by: Tejasananda, Swami $10.00

    Almora India: Advaita Ashrama, 1972 – 9th printing – Very Good+ paperback/ near Fine dust jacket – 6.5″h – b&w photo frontis – dust jacket attached at backstrip – contents page & 3 following pages have ragged lower edge (binder’s flaw) – dust jacket front has tiny closed lower edge tear – 122pp. Hinduism: biography of Sri Ramakrishna (Ramakrishna Paramahamsa), 1836-1886. Vedanta; Advaita. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall

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    SHORT LIFE OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA by: Tejasananda, Swami $10.00

    11th printing – Fine paperback/ Fine dust jacket – 6.5″h – b&w photo frontis – dust jacket attached at backstrip – 106pp. Hinduism: biography of Swami Vivekananda (born Narendra Nath Datta), disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. As a delegate to the World Parliament of Religions at the Columbian Exposition of 1893 (Chicago), he represented traditional Hinduism & became a popular speaker on this subject thr oughout the U.S. for the next 3 years. He founded many Vedanta centers/Ramakrishna missions that remain to this day. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall

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    DEVOTIONAL POETS & MYSTICS Part I by: Maharajan, S. et al. $4.00

    Very Good paperback – New Delhi India, Publications Div. Government of India, 1978/1983 – 7.75″h – light exterior edgewear – interior like new, clean, unmarked – 147pp. INDIA DEVOTIONAL POETRY TIRUMOOLAR NAYANMARS ALWARS ANDAL JNANESWAR VIDYAPATI LAL DED KABIR SANKARA DEVA GURU NANAK CHANDIDAS ARUNAGIRINATHA. 12 critical biographical essays by different authors, most including quotations. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    DEVOTIONAL POETS & MYSTICS Part II by: Verma, J.R. et al. $4.00

    Very Good paperback – New Delhi India, Publications Div. Government of India, 1978/1981 – 7.75″h – light exterior edgewear – interior like new, bright, clean – 140pp. INDIA DEVOTIONAL POETRY SURDAS NARASIMHA MEHTA MIRA RUPA GOSWAMIN HARIDASAS RAHIM JAYASI TUKARAM SAMARTH RAMDAS BHADRACHALA RAMADAS SHAH ABDUL LATIF TAYUMANAVAR RAMALINGA SWAMI & others. 14 critical biographies of singers and poets from many regions of India & different religions, with quotations. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    PRABHUPADA: He Built a House in Which the Whole World Can Live by: Goswami, Satsvarupa Dasa $3.00

    Los Angeles CA: Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, 1983 – First printing (stated) – nearly Very Good paperback – 7″ tall – b/w photo section – light rubbing to covers, age toning to outer edges; otherwise tight and clean, unmarked – glossary – ads plus 385 pages. Biography of Srila Prabhupada, also known as A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami (born Abhay Charan De in 1896, in Calcutta), the spiritual leader who established the Society for Krishna Consciousness in the U.S. 0-89213-127-6 Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    Srimanta Sankaradeva: Vaishnava Saint of Assam by: $25.00

    Guwahati INDIA: Kaziranga Books, 2011 – Very Good+ hardcover/Very Good+ dust jacket – gilt stamped red cloth covers – 8″ tall x 5.25″ – many color photos and maps, bw ills – red silk ribbon marker – faint bend to front lower corner, otherwise as new inside and out – chronology, notes – 171 pages. Foreword by Amjad Ali Khan. The story of Sankaradeva (1449-1569) who reformed Hindu practice and belief in Assam (eastern India) in the sixteenth century. Motivated by the Bhagavad Gita and the Bhakti movement centering on Krishna, he introduced the element of personal faith and worship in simple prayer halls as opposed to temple ritual, priesthood, and Saktism/Shaivism. His influence on classical dance, music and other art forms continues into the 21st century in Assam. ISBN: 978-81-920126-1-2 Ships from the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    Ludwig van Beethoven (Europaische Bucher) – text in German by: Rolland, Romain $15.00

    Zurich: Max Rascher Verlag, A.-G., 1918 – Good+ hardcover/no dust jacket – art deco-style marbled boards with brown cloth backstrip & tips – 7.25″ tall x 4.75″ – light rubbing at top & bottom of backstrip; interior: some pencil underlining & margin notes; one page has been cut out & taped in again with resulting adhesive stain along the inner margin including 1/2″ text of 3pp (text still legible) – ads plus 149pp. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    HINDOO HOLIDAY: An Indian Journal by: Ackerley, J.R. $10.00

    NY: Poseidon Press, 1990 – 1st Poseidon printing – Very Good+ paperback – 9″ tall – remainder mark on lower edge, faint sticker scuff on rear, otherwise tight, clean, as new – 276 pages . ISBN: 0-671-70705-1 Journal of the author’s 6 month stay in 1920s India as secretary to the maharaja of a small state; Travel memoir; 1920s India; India princely state; Humor. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    NEHRU – for Children (pictorial biography) by: Rao, Chalapathi $10.00

    New Delhi India, Children’s Book Trust, 1967 – First Edition – Very Good hardcover/no dust jacket – 8vo/9 3/8″h x 7.25″w – photo covers – b&w photos – minor rubbing to rear cover & top & bottom of backstrip, otherwise clean, unmarked, as new – 112pp. India juvenile nonfiction; biography. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    NEHRU: An Anthology for Young Readers by: Nehru, Jawaharlal. Malhotra, P.L. (ed.) $35.00

    New Delhi, INDIA, National Council of Educational Research and Training, 1984 – First Edition – Very Good+ paperback – 8.5″ tall – stiff paper covers – grey endpapers; many bw photos – lamination creased on spine, small price notation on front endpaper; otherwise book is tight, clean, unmarked – 279 pages. Selections from the writings of Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of modern India, aka Pandit Nehru (1889-1964). Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    TO LIGHT A CANDLE by: Honsinger Fisher, W. $20.00

    NY: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1962 – First Edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to Steb Bowles, wife of U.S. Ambassador to India & Connecticut Governor, Chester Bowles. Very Good hardcover/ near Very Good dust jacket (in mylar) – 8.5″ tall – many b&w photos – sunned edges, mild upper corner bump, otherwise Very Good+ with inscription but no other markings – dust jacket is sunned at edges, rear and backstrip, otherwise color bright, attractive – 279 pages. Autobiography of a talented, vital, energetic woman who spent years as a teacher in China, with the YWCA War Work Council in World War I, married Fred Fisher, Methodist Bishop of India and China, & later established Literacy Village, a Gandhi-inspired center in India. Missionary work in China and India. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    MY INDIA, MY AMERICA by: Shridharani, Krishnalal. $35.00

    First Edition (stated), Signed Inscription by the Author to writer Faith Baldwin (signed in English & Hindi letters) – near Good hardcover/no dust jacket – NY, Duell Sloane & Pearce, 1941 – 9″ tall – green cloth with gilt decoration & lettering – illustrated endpapers – black tar-like marks/smudges on rear cover, & top & bottom & rear edge of backstrip – closed tears on lower margin of last 3 (index) pages – glossary – 647pp. Indian longtime resident in the U.S. attempts to explain India (traditional & the emerging 20th century nation) to America. Intro: Louis Bromfield Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    JAWAHARLAL NEHRU by: Alphonso-Karkala, John B. $15.00

    Boston: Twayne Publishers/G.K. Hall & Co., 1975 – near Fine/ near new hardcover/ no dust jacket – 8.25″ tall – bright gilt stamped green cloth – b/w frontis photo – chronology, notes & references, selected bibliography, index – 162 pages. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    INDIRA GANDHI: A Personal & Political Biography by: Mohan, Anand $4.00

    NY: Hawthorn Books, 1970 – Very Good+ hardcover/ near Very Good dust jacket – 8.50″ tall – burgundy paper covered boards with black lettered red cloth backstrip – map endpapers (India 1967) – prev owner signature across top of title page, otherwise no markings of nay kind – dust jacket lightly shelfworn – glossary – index – 303 pages. Author is a professor of philosophy and political science at Queens College, NY. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    UNTOUCHABLE: An Indian Life History by: Freeman, James M. $10.00

    Stanford CA: Stanford University Press, 1979 – Very Good+ hardcover – 9.25″ tall – b/w photos – black cloth, gilt-lettered on spine – tight, clean, unmarked inside and out – transliteration note – appendices – bibliography, glossary-index – viii + 421 pages. Social Studies Social Science South Asia Studies India Caste ISBN: 0-04-920060-7 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall