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Sotheby Parke Bernet. Catalogue of Tibetan, Nepalese, Indian, Southeast Asian Works of Art (auction catalog). NY, Sotheby Parke Bernet. 1974. Softcover ['trade/ quality paperback']. 23.5 cm (9.2 inch) tall. 53 pages. Book Very Good (light general wear; no marks; clean & tight)/. Sale 3685. Bronze & stone statues. keywords: Art, Sculpture, Hindu, Buddhist, auction catalog, catalogue. Book #14590 $14.58.

Humor & Satire

W. W. Rowe , Charles Filius. The Flaw of Karma: Buddhist Limericks for Fun and Enlightenment. . 2010. Softcover ['trade/ quality paperback']. 19.1 cm (7.5 inch) tall. 127 pages. Very Good (very light general wear; no marks; no spine crease; clean & tight) /. keywords: Humor & Satire, Buddhism. isbn 0978533429. click here to check at Book #17879 $14.


David Crow. In Search of the Medicine Buddha: A Himalayan Journey. . 2000. Hardcover. 1st printing. 23.6 cm (9.2 inch) tall. 375 pages. Very Good (very light general wear; no marks; clean & tight)/Dust jacket Very Good (light edge crumples; no tears; bright). keywords: Medicine, Buddhism, Tibet. isbn 1585420301. click here to check at Book #17802 $10.

Music, Dance & Opera

Rick Ferriss. Dhammapada Songs. Around Ground Records. 2010. Audio CD. New in folded-paper eco-pak./. keywords: Music, Dance & Opera, Buddhist click here to check at Book #16699 $5.99.


Linda Hess & Shukdev Singh (Translators), Kabir . The Bijak of Kabir. San Francisco, North Point Press. 1983. Softcover with dustjacket. 1st edition. 23.3 cm (9.1 inch) tall. 200 pages. Book Very Good (light general wear; clean & tight)/Dust jacket Very Good (slight edge crumples; no tears; bright). In English.. keywords: Philosophy, Religion, India, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Enlightenment. isbn 0865471142. click here to check at Book #12901 $8.89.


. Mani Trading Co, Catalog 1979-1980. Spencer WV, Mani Trading Co. 1979. Stapled Softcover Pamphlet. 21.6 cm (8.5 inch) tall. 40 pages. Book Good+ (a few check marks & cirles; light general wear)/. A mail-order catalog. Includes laid-in 4-page Supplement A: correcions & additions. Buddhist & Hindu items: incense, gongs, bowls, malas, figures, art, etc. many bw photos. keywords: Religion, Buddhism, Hinduism. Book #13525 $9.6.

Basabe, Fernando M. Japanese Youth Confronts Religion: A sociological survey conducted among Japanese university students in Japan. Tokyo/ Rutland, Sophia Univ/ Tuttle. 1967. Hardcover. 1st printing. 26.4 cm (10.3 inch) tall. 183 pages. Book Very Good (light general wear; a few scattered paperclip dents on pages; clean & tight)/Dust jacket Good+ (moderate edge wear, including a 2-inch tear on either side of spine top; spine faded) in archival cover. Results of a survey of 6,586 students at 44 Japanese colleges. 36 questions with results by religious background & other factors; quoted comments from students. In English; includes original questions in Japanese. keywords: Religion, Japan, Sociology, Survey, Christianity, Buddhism, Shinto click here to check at Book #9286 $15.55.

David Pollack. Zen Poems of the Five Mountains (Studies in Religion / American Academy of Religion, No. 37). NY, Crossroad/ Scholars. 1985. Softcover ['trade/ quality paperback']. Edition not stated. 22.8 cm (8.9 inch) tall. 167 pages. Book Very Good (slight browning of white cover; very light general wear; no spine crease; clean & tight)/. keywords: Religion, Zen Buddhism poetry Japan Japanese. isbn 0824507126. click here to check at Book #13344 $17.5.

Kimpel, Ben. A Philosophy of Zen Buddhism. Boston, Student Outlines Company. 1966. Softcover. Edition not stated. 20.9 cm (8.2 inch) tall. 131 pages. Book Good+ (light stains & creases on cover; light foxing of pages; a few creased page corners; light general wear; generally clean & tight)/. keywords: Religion, Zen Buddhism, Philosophy click here to check at Book #12696 $9.6.

Kristin Penn, editor. Karuna, a journal of Buddhist meditation. Winter 1989/90, vol 6 no 3.. . 1989. Stapled Softcover. 28.1 cm (11 inch) tall. 32 pages. Very Good ( very light general wear; no marks; clean & tight)/. Includes articles by Sharon Salzburg, Thich Nhat Hanh.. keywords: Religion, . Book #17493 $12.

Lewis, C G. Tibetan Venture. NY, A S BArnes. 1967. Hardcover. 1st US edition. 21.6 cm (8.5 inch) tall. 191 pages. Ex-Library (details: stamps, pocket) else Good ( tape remnants on cover, a few scattered underlines)/Spine sticker, else Dust jacket Very Good (light crumples). A young Englishman taught at a school for young, refugee lamas in India before going home to enter theological college. Includes short meeting with the Dalai Lama, thoughts on the unity of religions. keywords: Religion, Christianity, Tibetan Buddhism, Asia, India click here to check at Book #8179 $8.

Mayumi Banzai. A pilgrimage to the 88 temples in Shikoku Island. Kodansha, Tokyo. 1973. Hardcover. Edition not stated (no other date). 21.6 cm (8.5 inch) tall. 275 pages. Very Good (light scuffing on covers; very light general wear; a dusting of small foxing spots on top edge; no marks; clean & tight)/No Dust Jacket. keywords: Religion, Travel, Japan, Buddhism, Shinto click here to check at Book #15922 $52.49.

Prescott, Richard C. Inherent Solutions to Spiritual Obscurations. Seattle, Grascott. 1999. Softcover. Edition not stated. 20.7 cm (8.1 inch) tall. 429 pages. Book Near Fine ( very slight general wear; similar condition to many new books on bookstore shelves)/. keywords: Religion, Hinduism, Buddhism, Ramakrishna, Mysticism. isbn 1585004057. click here to check at Book #9711 $9.69.

Rolston, Homes, III. Religious Inquiry: Participation and Detachment. NY, Philosophical Library. 1985. Hardcover. Edition not stated. 21.4 cm (8.4 inch) tall. 309 pages. Book Very Good (slight general wear)/Dust jacket Very Good (light edge crumples, one tiny corner tear). 'An essay in critical, comparative spirituality. Religious & ethical issues from the perspectives of St. Augustine, Ghazali, Sankara, Nagarjuna. keywords: Religion, Comparative, Christian, Islam, Hinduism, Mahayana Buddhism click here to check at Book #8838 $9.6.

Satya Narayan S.N. Goenka. Discourses on Satipatthana Sutta. Vipassana Research Institute. 1999. Softcover ['trade/ quality paperback']. Stated 1st edition. 21.7 cm (8.5 inch) tall. 124 pages. Good+ (light crease on back cover; very light general wear; no spine crease; no marks; clean & tight)/. keywords: Religion, Buddhism. isbn 8174142010. click here to check at Book #17880 $18.

Sujib Punyanubhab, trans by Siri Buddhasukh. Some Prominent Characteristics of Buddhism. Thailand, Mahamakuta Educational Council, Buddhist University. 1964. Hardcover. probably 1st edition of translation. 24.1 cm (9.4 inch) tall. 487 pages. Book Good+ (browning on endpapers; light cover wear; hilites on about 6 pages else pages nice; clean & tight)/No Dust Jacket. errata sheet laid in. keywords: Religion, Buddhism, Theravada, Thailand click here to check at Book #14581 $17.5.

Thomas Hoover. Zen Culture. Vintage/ Random House. 1978. Softcover ['trade/ quality paperback']. 1st paperback edition. 20.2 cm (7.9 inch) tall. 262 pages. Very Good (moderate browning of pages; no marks; faint spine crease; clean & tight)/. keywords: Religion, Zen Buddhism, Sociology. isbn 0394725204. click here to check at Book #17368 $14.

William Theodore De Bary , ed. The Buddhist Tradition in India, China and Japan. NY, Modern Library. 1969. Hardcover. Edition not stated. 19.0 cm (7.4 inch) tall. 417 pages. Ex-Library (details: stamps & stickers on back endpaper, stamps on top edge & title page) else Very Good (light general wear; small remnants of old dustjacket cover on endpapers; no marks)/Small spine sticker label else Dust jacket Very Good (slight fade of spine background; light edge crumples; no tears; bright). Original 2.45 flap price intact. ML 205. Brown statue close-up on dustcover front & spine. keywords: Religion, Buddhism, History click here to check at Book #11756 $10.37.