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    HINDUISM: Its Meaning for the Liberation of the Spirit — LIMITED EDITION — by: Nikhilananda, Swami $15.00

    First Indian Edition, LIMITED (1 of 5,000 copies) – Very Good hardcover/no dust jacket – Mylapore (Madras) India: Sri Ramakrishma Math, 1968 – 8.5″h – blue cloth – backstrip sunned, outer edge crease to 2 front blanks, otherwise no name or any other markings – 189pp. India; Indian thought, philosophy; Indic religions. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    The Complete Kama Sutra : The First Unabridged Modern Translation of the Classic Indian Text by: Alain Danielou, Vatsyayana $5.00

    Rochester VT: Park Street Press, 1994 – Very Good+ hardcover/VG+ dust jacket – 9″ tall – index – 564 pages. ISBN: 0-89281-492-6 Ships from the U.S. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall

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    The River by: Bhagavati, Ma Jaya Sati $5.00

    Sebastian FL: Ganga Press, 1994 – First printing (stated) – Very Good hardcover/ Good+ dust jacket – 8.75″ tall – gilt stamped lettering on black covers; silk ribbon marker – 1 color, 2 bw photos – poems – book near new with no markings; dust jacket has rubbing, light wear – 85 pages. River Ganges. Ganga Press, Neem Karoli Baba Kashi Ashram, Roseland FL. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    SACRED KURAL, or, The Tamil Veda of Tiruvelluvar by: Popley, H.A. $8.00

    Second Edition – Good+/paperback – Calcutta, India: YMCA Publ. House, 1958 – 12mo/7.25″ tall – b&w photos – introductory essay – explanatory notes – transliteration & pronunciation guides for Tamil & Sanskrit alphabet – bibliography, index – exterior shelfwear, corner bump; otherwise interior near new/unmarked – 157pp. India; Tamil literature; Indian thought. Translation & guide to what the author terms “the ethical Bible of the Tamil people” which possibly dates to the second century BC. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    YAJURVEDA BHASHYAM – Part III [text in Kannada] by: Saraswati, Dayanand $50.00

    Bangalore: Veda Bhashya Prakashana Samithi, 2006 – Very Good hardcover – 11″ tall x 8.75″ – gilt lettered dark red covers – silk ribbon marker – 513 pages. Translation from Sanskrit (Yajur Veda) and Hindi (Commentary) into Kannada by Vidwan Vasudeva Paranjape and V.V. Venkatesh. Note: TEXT IS IN KANNADA, the language of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. English title: Commentary on the Yajurveda (c.1876); the author was Dayanand Saraswati (1824-1883), founder of Arya Samaj, a modern Hindu movement. This is Part 3 of a 3-volume set. Price includes surcharge for heavy book. Availability: ships from the U.S. (to U.S. addresses only). Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall

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    HAMARE TYOHAR (OUR FESTIVALS, in Hindi) by: Shastri, Dharmpal $5.00

    near Very Good/paperback – Delhi India: Rajpal, 1982 – pictorial color cover – full page b&w illustrations – TEXT IN HINDI – upper corner minor crease; interior printer ink smudge (not affecting text or illustration) – 32pp. India religious & civic festivals. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    YAJURVEDA BHASHYAM – Part II [text in Kannada] by: Saraswati, Dayanand $50.00

    Bangalore: Veda Bhashya Prakashana Samithi, 2006 – Very Good hardcover – 11″ tall x 8.75″ – gilt lettered dark red covers – silk ribbon marker – 527 pages. Translation from Sanskrit (Yajur Veda) and Hindi (Commentary) into Kannada by Vidwan Sheshachala Sharma and Vidwan Vasudeva Paranjape. Note: TEXT IS IN KANNADA, the language of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. English title: Commentary on the Yajurveda (c.1876); the author was Dayanand Saraswati (1824-1883), founder of Arya Samaj, a modern Hindu movement. This is Part 2 of a 3-volume set. Price includes surcharge for heavy book. Availability: ships from the U.S. (to U.S. addresses only). Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall

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    YAJURVEDA BHASHYAM – Part I [text in Kannada] by: Saraswati, Dayanand $50.00

    Bangalore: Veda Bhashya Prakashana Samithi, 2005 – Very Good hardcover – 11″ tall x 8.75″ – gilt lettered dark red covers – silk ribbon marker – 604 pages. Translation from Sanskrit (Yajur Veda) and Hindi (Commentary) into Kannada by Vidwan Sheshachala Sharma. Note: TEXT IS IN KANNADA, the language of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. English title: Commentary on the Yajurveda (c.1876); the author was Dayanand Saraswati (1824-1883), founder of Arya Samaj, a modern Hindu movement. Price includes surcharge for heavy book. Availability: ships from the U.S. (to U.S. addresses only). Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall

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    BHAGAVAD GITA by: Lal, P. $5.00

    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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    Bhagavad-gita As It Is by: Prabhupada, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami $5.00

    Marina del Rey CA: Krishna Books, 2006 – near new hardcover with glossy color covers – 7.75″ tall – many color plates, ribbon marker – very, very light upper corner crease to first few pages and few random light print smudges to the preface, otherwise clean, tight, unmarked – reviews + 981 pages. This is a reprint of the Complete Edition with original Sanskrit text, transliteration, English equivalents, translation and purports. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    AT PLAY WITH KRISHNA: Pilgrimage Dramas from Brindavan by: Hawley, John Stratton $15.75

    First Indian Edition – Very Good+ hard cover/near Very Good dust jacket – Delhi India: Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1992 – 8.75″h – khaki cloth boards with dark blue lettering – 48 b&w photos, stencil i lls, map – v.v. light spots on upper & lower edge, o/w near Fine with no name or markings of any kind – price-clipped dust jacket has lightly frayed upper edge, faint edge dampstaining, indents (no tears or chips) – chapter notes, glossary, bibliography, index – xvi + 339pp. India; Religious Studies; Indic studies; 4 ras lilas (religious dramas): The Birth of Krishna; The Theft of the Flute; The Great Circle Dance; The Coming of Akrur. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    FAR-OFF HILLS, The by: Anton, Rita $5.00

    Good+ hardcover/Very Good dust jacket- Garden City NY: Doubleday & Co., 1979 – 8.5″ – po name; small coffee-type stain on lower outer corner of pageblock, otherwise Fine/as new interior – b&w photos – dust jacket has edgewear, short tear at top of rear flap – 287pp. India; American widow spends 4 months at a Christian mission in Kodaikanal, South India; Religion; Inspiration; Travel. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    THROUGH TEAKWOOD WINDOWS by: Higginbottom, Ethel Cody $8.00

    First Edition – near Good hardcover/no dust jacket – NY: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1926 – 12mo/7.5″ tall – red-lettered yellow cloth with brown decoration – b&w photo frontis – b&w ills – exterior general soiling & edgewear – darkened endpapers & edges; gift inscription; otherwise no markings – 129pp. Christian missionary fiction, set in India; short stories with religious conversion themes.

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    SAKYA BUDDHA: A Versified, Annotated Narrative of His Life and Teachings; with An Excursus, Containing Citations from the Dhammapada, or Buddhist Canon. by: Root, E.D. $80.00 $69.00

    NY: Charles P. Somerby, 1880 – First Edition – near Good hardcover/no dust jacket – 12mo/7.5″ tall – dark blue cloth with blindstamped dec and gilt lettered spine – brown endpapers – inscription: “Margaret A. Bradley, Compliments of the Author” – errata slip tipped in – front cover shows few dark spills and faded patch; wear at top & bottom of spine, edgewear; rubbed corners; front hinge cracking – two small corner turndowns; otherwise interior is near Very Good, unmarked – 171pp. Author describes himself as an “American Buddhist” on the title page; his Preface is dated Forestville, Conn., October, 1879. The book itself is cited in Volume 2 of Thomas A. Tweed’s Buddhism in the United States, 1844-1925 (6 volumes). This is a landmark volume in the history of Buddhism in America. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    Gautama the Enlightened & Other Verse by: Masefield, John $12.00

    First Edition – London: William Heinemann, 1941 – Very Good hardcover/near Very Good dust jacket – 7.5″h – blue cloth with gilt lettered backstrip – outer edges darkened with light foxing to end paper s, prev. owner name on front endpaper – dust jacket sunned at backstrip with light overall sunning (no tears, complete, with clean interior; in mylar) – 62pp. Poetry by English Poet Laureate; other ve rse: Shopping in Oxford, Mahdama’s Quest, An Art Worker. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    That Which You Are Seeking is Causing You to Seek by: Huber, Cheri $4.75

    Mountain View, CA: Center for the Practice of Zen Buddhist Meditation, 1990 – First Edition – Very Good paperback – 8.5″ tall – grey paper covers – some light handling wear, otherwise clean with no stains or markings – 114 pages. Book includes “One Less Act of Violence” (14 pages) bound in. ISBN: 0-9614754-2-0 Zen Buddhism. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    The Way of the Buddha by: Lad, M.P. (ed) $30.00

    New Delhi:Publications Division, Government of India, n.d. [1955] – Very Good+ hardcover/ Very Good dust jacket (in mylar) – 12″ tall x 9.5″ – clean sandalwood brown covers, red lettered on front and spine – color and bw photographs of art and sculpture – notes, bibliography – 330 pages. Published on the occasion of the 2500th anniversary of the Mahaparinirvana of Buddha, the current volume opens with a tribute to the Buddha by Mahatma Gandhi. The 7 chapters that follow illustrate (through quotations and a lavish portfolio of art) the life and times of the Buddha, his message, and the spread of Buddhism in India and beyond, ending with its enduring influence. ISBN: 0-88253-354-1 Ships from the U.S. (media mail, to U.S. addresses) $35.00 Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall

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    The Religious Wars, (A History of All Nations, Vol. XII) by: Philippson, Martin $24.00

    Philadelphia & NY: Lea Brothers & Co, 1905 – Very Good hardcover – dark blue cloth gilt-lettered on spine with gilt and purple medallion on front – 10.5″ tall – lavishly illustrated with 24 bw plates, 81 illustrations, including bw facsimiles of portraits, maps, charters (some double or pullouts) – light fraying at top, small chip at bottom, of spine; slight fading at rear; rear hinge cracked, otherwise interior tight, clean, unmarked, with no foxing – lists, analytical contents + 337 pages. Contents: Book I: The Counter-Reformation in Central and Eastern Europe (A.D. 1556-1618); Book II: The Thirty Years’ War (A.D. 1618-1648). Ships to U.S. addresses only, by Media Mail. Price includes heavy book surcharge. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall

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    THEIR SEARCH FOR GOD: Ways of Worship in the Orient by: Fitch, Florence Mary $12.00

    9th printing – Very Good hardcover/near Very Good dust jacket – NY, Lothrop Lee Shepard, 1962 – 9.75″h – profusely illustrated with b&w ills & photos – cover lightly sunned at spine & edges, otherwise near Fine with no interior markings of any kind – dust jacket has small edge tears, rear panel creasing, wear to top & bottom of backstrip (in mylar)- index – glossary – 160pp. Asia religion traditions & ritual: Hinduism; Confucius; Lao-tzu; Shinto; Buddhism. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    Chantings for a Hindu Wedding Ceremony by: A. V. Srinivasan $16.00

    E. Glastonbury CT: Periplus Line LLC, 2009 – CD for The Vedic Wedding: Origins, Tradition and Practice by A.V. Srinivasan. Includes Mantras used in the book, with CD tracks correlated to book pages.