Published by National Geographic Society, Washington, 1992
Magazine. Condition: Good. Vol. 182, No 2. 130 pp. Light wear, some page corners creased. No markings. "Struggle of the Kurds," the 27-page cover story, describes the Kurdish people and atrocities they suffered in Iraq from Saddam Hussein before he was toppled in the First Gulf War . Article was the first Natl Geographic assignment by the late essayist Christopher Hitchens. Includes a full page map of Kurdistan as it stretches across Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Iran. Other a rticles features the Main-Danube Canal, Denali National Park, Paraguay and the Chinese Emperor's Tomb. Size: 4to -- 10 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009034
Published by Four Walls Eight Windows, NY, 1992
Cloth & Boards. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 203 pp., notes, index. Advertising executive Leon Anderson, a longtime student of Japan, argues that America is underestimating Japan's aggressive trade practices. Issued before Japanese economy entered an extended recession in the mid-90s. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 000380
Published by Whittle Direct Books, Knoxville, Tenn., 1990
Cloth. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 85 pp. Covers bowed outward. Text OK. Small hole in dj., corners rubbed. Michael Lewis, former bond trader and author of "Liar's Poker," writes about two businessmen, one American, one Japanese, exploring each other's business culture. Whittle book includes several full page ads for Federal Express. Part of the Larger Agenda series. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Seller Inventory # 000590
Published by McGraw Hill, NY, 1984
Boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 304 pp. Slight slant to spine, chipping on dj. Otherwise clean, fresh. A humorous adventure tale by a disaffected Berkeley grad and his girlfriend who light out for Asia in the late '70s. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 002430
Published by Dodd Mead & Co, NY, 1984
Cloth & Boards. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 198 pp., with b&w photos scattered throughout text. An American woman relates the story of Nima, a young Tibetan Sherpa guide who is brought to Connecticut by his American benefactors for treatment of tuberculosis. He recovers and becomes partly Americanized. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 001749
Published by NY Times, NY, 2005
Magazine / Periodical
Newspaper Supplement. Condition: Good. 62 pp. Moderate wear at stapling. Pages intact. Cover story by Nir Rosen looks at Kurd life and poltics in the Kirkuk region of northern Iraq. Includes color photo at Gen. Rostam Hamid Rahim at a field office of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. Many details of ethnic rivalries. Issue also includes a profile of baseball rookie Kendry Morales and a Bard College professor's account of teaching inmates inside Napanoch State Prison in the Catskills.
Seller Inventory # 009141
Published by Henry Holt & Co., NY, 2002
Trade Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. First US Edition. 192 pp. in yellow stiff wraps. Uncorrected Proof. Nearly new, no markings or creases. Light dampstain on prelim page. Tight. Published in Israel as "Hatzionism Hashodashim." An essay examining the impact of US culture and military assistance on Israel. Size: 8vo --8.25 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 005858
Published by Oxford University Press, Hong Kong, 1987
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Reprint. 299 pp. 16 pp. of historical photos and illustrations, glossary, bibliography. Glossy stiff wraps showing a color cartoon of Chinese and British negotiating at Tientsin in 1858. Light wear, Previous owner's name on endpaper. Light creasing of spine. A few notes and marks in red ink in margins of a few pages toward the rear, text mostly clean. A short political and economic history of a key Chinese trading center, as it dealt with western nations in the 19th and 20th centuries. Maps of Shanghai and China on the endpapers. Size: 8vo -- -- 8.5 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 010339
Published by Lawrence Hill Books, Chicago, 2011
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Reprint. 160 pp. Library labels and stamping but no card envelope. Still close to new, text clean. A Lebanese journalist and poet who launched an erotic literary magazine for women speaks out against Western stereotypes of Arab women. She asserts many are well-educated, wear western clothing and are independent-minded. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009334
Published by Wharton School Publishing, Upper Saddle River, N.J., 2004
Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition Stated. 191 pp., index, notes. Close to new, firm, tight, bright, Pre-publication publicity material laid in. An Ohio State business professor analyzes China's recent economic take-off, paying special attention to its disregard of intellectual property rights in the global economy. Cover's subtitle: "The Rising Chinese Economy and Its Impact on the Global Economy, the Balance of Power, and Your Job." Size: 8co -- 9.25 in. Tall.
Seller Inventory # 004938
Published by University of California Press, Berkeley, Calif., 1966
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 194 pp. Ex-library from the Florida State Sociology Dept. library, but book is still in almost new condition, apparently uncirculated, according to the blank library card in pocket of rear cover. Srinivas, a well-known sociologist at the University of Delhi, presents his Tagore lectures on Indian modernization and its impact on the caste system. He delves into the opposing forces of Sanskritization and Westernization. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall. Ex-Library.
Seller Inventory # 005149
Published by Vintage Books (Random House), NY, 2001
Trade Paperback. Condition: Fine. 1st Paperback Edition. 389 pp. Nearly new, no markings. Marked "Updated Edition," covering Mideast developments since the Pantheon hardcover edition was issued in 2000. Said, a Palestinian professor at Columbia, analyzes how lopsided power relations affect the Israel-Palestine stalemate. He reports on conditions in the occupied territories and criticizes Arafat's leadership. A passionate, but balanced, account. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 001820
Published by Free Press (Macmillan), NY, 1993
Cloth & Boards. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 256 pp., index, bibliography. Virtually as new, price label adhesive traces on dj. Otherwise very clean, no markings in text. A Boston University sociologist does a cross-culture comparison of U.S. and Japanese teenagers and their ways of dealing with materialism and sexual pressures. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 001437
Published by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Garden City, N.Y., 1943
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Muir, Frances (illustrator). First Edition. 237 pp. Light wear, hinge weak. No markings. Maps on endpapers. An American newcomer to India takes a critical look at Indian nationalism in the 1940s and its Hindu-Moslem tensions.april 07, orig 7.50, mark down to 7. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 001790
Published by Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., 1957
Cloth. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 319 pp., index, blibliography, light edge rubbing to dj. Previous owner's name on endpaper. No other markings. A few foxing spots on fore edge. Text still mostly bright. An overview of political currents in India in the mid-50s, as the dominant Congress Party eroded and various regional and communal parties began to grow. Weiner based his book on research in India in the 1954-55. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 005648
Published by Europhone Language Centre, London, 1991
Stiff Glossy Wrappers. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 4th Edition. 123 pp., about 70 devoted to language lessons, the remainder, travel pointers. Previous owner's name on title page. No other markings.Diagonal corner crease on front cover. Bright glossy coovers showing drawing of drums, and photo of a mosque. No cassettes included. A 6-page workbook drill (Lesson 6) is laid in. Introduction promises mastery of elementary Malay within a month, based on daily one-hour practice sessions. Designed for English speakers. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 010105
Published by Charles E. Tuttle Co., Rutland, Vermont, 1974
Trade Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. 6th Printing. 159 pp., glossy stiff wraps with fold-in flaps. Close to new. No markings. Detailed introduction to the Asian stone game that originated in China and remains popular in Japan. Numerous diagrams of game situations. Size: 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009985
Published by University of Chicago Press, Chicago
Art Boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. 2nd Printing. 151pp. Sturdy binding, but jacket is in two pieces, laid in, spine portion missing. Striking dense diamond art pattern on front and back covers. Previous owner's first name on front red endpaper. A charming collection of two dozen simple Sanskrit fables, mostly told by animals, dating back to at least 200 B.C. Long popular throughout South Asia and the East. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009261
Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc, NY, 1989
Trade Papeback. Condition: Near Fine. Turnley, David & Peter, Photographers (illustrator). First Edition. 175 pp. of color photos on glossy stock. Nearly new, small red line on upper edge, no other markings, previous owner's address label on inside cover. Liu and Peter Turnley from Newsweek document the unrest among students in China from April through June of 1989. David Turnley of the Detroit Free Press also contributed photos. An 18-pp essay by Liu and introduction by Orville Schell. Size: 4to -- 1 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009729
Published by Asia Press, DeLhi, 1966
Cloth. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Lal, Darshan, Photographer (illustrator). First Edition Stated. 84 pp. essay, 19 pp. of notes on plates, 126 b&w glossy plates of sculptures. Red khadi-type cloth shows very little age. Dust jacket has some crinkling and soil on edges. Text is clean, very faint foxing on edges of endpapers. No markings. Scarce first edition. An Indian art specialist provides a general introduction to India's erotic temple sculptures, found mainly in middle and southern India. (Khajuraho, Konarek, Bhubaneshwar) Excellent photos give close-up details that an on-site visitor might miss because of poor lighting, weather erosion and elevated locations within temples. Excellent notes on the individual plates give the Hindu and Buddhist folklore and philosophy that inspired the graphic images, including fellatio, cunnilingus, bestiality and group sex. The essay is written in typical stilted British English found in Indian academia, but it is readable and not overly arcane. Understandable for westerners who may know little or nothing about eastern religions. Lal takes the view that the sculptures essentially convey a spiritual rather than an aphrodisiac message. He states: ".All these poses represent the various stages of sadhana -- of striving toward the spiiritual goal of release and of mergilng into the infinite." Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009547
Published by Bijitsu Shuppan-shia and Harrn N. Abrams, Tokyo/Amsterdam, 1964
Raw Silk Fabric. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Good +. First Edition. 554 pp. in brown raw silk cover, stamped in gilt, acetate protective wrapper. Sturdy binding, text clean. With bibliography. More than 300 full page b&w photos showing temples with detailed text explaining their history, structure, design and Buddhist function. Handsome, oversized copy weighing 10 pounds-plus. Size: Folio -- 14 In. Tall By 10.25 in Wide.
Seller Inventory # 009412
Published by Radhasoami Satsang Sabha, Agra, India, 1960
Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. First Thus Stated. 176 pp. , index., frontispiece photo of author, with glassine protector. Text clean, some foxing on endpapers. Beige-colored boards very clean, slight wrinkle on spine, hinges reinforced, binding sturdy. A guide to a Hindu sect founded in the mid-19th century in Agra by Shiv Dayal singh Sahab, also known as Soamji Maharaj (a cognate of Swami in Anglicized Hindi). The sect emphasized the discovery of God within oneself through meditation and teaching by a spiritual guide (guru) in a puritanical ashram setting. The faith disdained idols and devotion to such external gods as Krishna or Shiva. It also rejected the caste and class systems of traditional Hindu society. This edition of the founder's teachings, which were first published in 1906, was produced by the "Third Leader" of the sect. Not a print-on-demand facsimile. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In. Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009212
Published by John Day Co., NY, 1964
Photographic Cloth. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 47 pp. and flexible plastic 33 rpm record in rear pocket. Light foxing and flap crease on jacket, closed tear on rear panel. Chip at top of spine.Text clean. Not an ex-library copy. Features 9 chinese songs, 8 Japanese songs and 8 Korean songs, presented for school children. Features simple piano melodies in the pentatonic mdoe; lyrics in English and Oriental characters; notes on pronunciation and reference materials. The editors say they selected songs that are "messengers of sorrow and joy, hope and despair and the beauty of nature." Size: Folio -- 12 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009414