non christian religions

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  • Nippon no tera (Buddhist Temples in Japan): Chūson-ji by Shigeharu Nakano, Toshio Fukuyama
    Shigeharu Nakano, Toshio Fukuyama
    Nippon no tera (Buddhist Temples in Japan): Chūson-ji

    Tōkyō: Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, 1959. First Edition. Pale stiff card boards, in original photographic dust jacket, which is slightly crinkled. Mostly b/w photographs, but one in full colour. In Japanese, with English summary on green inlaid sheet. Chuson-ji is a heavily gilded early 12th century Buddhist temple in Hiraizumi, Tohoku province. 32, 13 pp. 350 by 260mm (13¾ by 10¼ inches).

    . Première édition. Carton rigide pâle, dans une jaquette photographique d'origine, légèrement froissée. La plupart des photographies sont en noir et blanc, mais l'une d'entre elles est en couleur. En japonais, avec un résumé en anglais sur un feuillet vert incrusté. Le Chuson-ji est un temple bouddhiste du début du XIIe siècle, très doré, situé à Hiraizumi, dans la…

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    Tōkyō: Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, 1959. First Edition. Pale stiff card boards, in original photographic dust jacket, which is slightly crinkled. Mostly b/w photographs, but one in full colour. In Japanese, with English summary on green inlaid sheet. Chuson-ji is a heavily gilded early 12th century Buddhist temple in Hiraizumi, Tohoku province. 32, 13 pp. 350 by 260mm (13¾ by 10¼ inches).

    . Première édition. Carton rigide pâle, dans une jaquette photographique d'origine, légèrement froissée. La plupart des photographies sont en noir et blanc, mais l'une d'entre elles est en couleur. En japonais, avec un résumé en anglais sur un feuillet vert incrusté. Le Chuson-ji est un temple bouddhiste du début du XIIe siècle, très doré, situé à Hiraizumi, dans la province de Tohoku. 32, 13 p. 350 x 260 mm

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    Book ID: 4411
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  • The Memphite Tomb-Chapel of Mose by GABALLA, G. A.
    GABALLA, G. A.
    The Memphite Tomb-Chapel of Mose

    Warminster: Aris & Phillips Ltd, 1977. First Edition. Includes English translations of Egyptian texts, and a transcription and translation of the 'Legal text'. Hardback in light blue cloth covered boards. Inside original unclipped illustrated dust jacket. Dust jacket has some wear to the edges but no tears. Also a little handled / darkened as it's was originally white. Inside clean and unmarked. v, 40 pages, 32 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations. 300 x 210 mm (11¾ x 8¼ inches)

    Book ID: 4379
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  • The Book of Job. A New Critically Revised Translation, with Essays on Scansion, Date, Etc. by BATESON WRIGHT, G. H.
    BATESON WRIGHT, G. H.
    The Book of Job. A New Critically Revised Translation, with Essays on Scansion, Date, Etc.

    London / Edinburgh: Williams and Norgate, 1883. Scarce First Edition. English translation, with some Hebrew. Brown, hardback buckram boards. Neat, small ex-libris to front. Buckram is just starting to split to bottom front of spine; barely noticeable. Neat ink annotations to glossary, and occasional further pencil. Bateson was a Hebrew scholar, and Headmaster of Central School, Hong Kong. 240 pages. 230 x 150 mm (9 x 6 inches).

    . Première édition rare. Traduction anglaise, avec un peu d'hébreu. Carton rigide en bougran marron. Petit ex-libris soigné au recto. Le bougran commence à se fendre en bas de la partie avant du dos, ce qui est à peine perceptible. Annotations à l'encre sur le glossaire et parfois au crayon. Bateson…

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    London / Edinburgh: Williams and Norgate, 1883. Scarce First Edition. English translation, with some Hebrew. Brown, hardback buckram boards. Neat, small ex-libris to front. Buckram is just starting to split to bottom front of spine; barely noticeable. Neat ink annotations to glossary, and occasional further pencil. Bateson was a Hebrew scholar, and Headmaster of Central School, Hong Kong. 240 pages. 230 x 150 mm (9 x 6 inches).

    . Première édition rare. Traduction anglaise, avec un peu d'hébreu. Carton rigide en bougran marron. Petit ex-libris soigné au recto. Le bougran commence à se fendre en bas de la partie avant du dos, ce qui est à peine perceptible. Annotations à l'encre sur le glossaire et parfois au crayon. Bateson était un spécialiste de l'hébreu et directeur de l'école centrale de Hong Kong. 240 pages. 230 x 150 mm

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    Book ID: 4191
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  • A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism by KNIGHT, Gareth.
    KNIGHT, Gareth.
    A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism

    Edition: Reprint

    Maine: Samuel Weiser Inc, 1991. Reprint of the single volume edition. Part 1: On the Spheres of the Tree of Life. Part II: On the Paths and the Tarot Dustwrapper has a few closed tears and consequent creasing. A tiny amount of loss. Still presentable. Book itself is hardback in red cloth. Clean and tidy throughout. Loosely tipped into the front end paper is the prospectus for an evening course of study on Knight's work. 321 pages.

    Book ID: 1960
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  • The Earliest Illustrated Haggadah. by GOLDSCHMIDT, Lazarus
    GOLDSCHMIDT, Lazarus
    The Earliest Illustrated Haggadah. Printed by Gershom Cohen at Prague.

    London: Barmerlea Book Sales Ltd, 1940. First edition. Limited to 200 copies. Number in pen No. 46 to colophon. Hardback blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Neat ex libris to front pastedown. Front free end paper has at some point been detached, and is now held in place with archival tape. 61 pages of text and then a separate plates section where all plates are protected by (some slightly darkened and some loose) tissue inserts. Clean copy of a scarce item. 290 x 225 mm (11½ x 8¾ inches).

    . From the bookplate, we can see that this book belonged to Helge Loewenberg-Domp. She was a German musician and music (piano) seller of Jewish parents who escaped…

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    London: Barmerlea Book Sales Ltd, 1940. First edition. Limited to 200 copies. Number in pen No. 46 to colophon. Hardback blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Neat ex libris to front pastedown. Front free end paper has at some point been detached, and is now held in place with archival tape. 61 pages of text and then a separate plates section where all plates are protected by (some slightly darkened and some loose) tissue inserts. Clean copy of a scarce item. 290 x 225 mm (11½ x 8¾ inches).

    . From the bookplate, we can see that this book belonged to Helge Loewenberg-Domp. She was a German musician and music (piano) seller of Jewish parents who escaped to the Netherlands before the war. She later went into hiding with her family, and survived the war. (Her brother died in the camps). She was one of the first to import Japanese pianos to the Netherlands. In the 1970's she was knighted to the Order of Orange-Naussau. Three years later, she founded the Helge Domp Foundation for Music for young musicians. She died in 2021.

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    Book ID: 3901
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  • Traite Pratique de Magnétisme. by STEVENSON, Dr G.
    STEVENSON, Dr G.
    Traite Pratique de Magnétisme.

    Bruxelles: A. Loosfelt, 1887. First Edition. Scarce. An attractive work, with a colour illustration of a young woman being mesmerized to the front board, and esoteric symbols to the rear board. Softback. Unfortunately the book block has split at some point. Now repaired with archival tape, but still needs handling with care. A touch of edge wear. Many pages uncut. IV, 184 pages. 190 by 120 mm (7½ by 4¾ inches).
    See Caillet, A. L. Manuel Bibliographique des Scineces Psychiques ou Occultes #103378 describes the work as a veritable compendium.

    . Première édition. Rare. Un travail attrayant, avec une illustration en couleur d'une jeune femme hypnotisée sur la couverture, et des symboles ésotériques à l'arrière. Couverture souple. Malheureusement,…

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    Bruxelles: A. Loosfelt, 1887. First Edition. Scarce. An attractive work, with a colour illustration of a young woman being mesmerized to the front board, and esoteric symbols to the rear board. Softback. Unfortunately the book block has split at some point. Now repaired with archival tape, but still needs handling with care. A touch of edge wear. Many pages uncut. IV, 184 pages. 190 by 120 mm (7½ by 4¾ inches).
    See Caillet, A. L. Manuel Bibliographique des Scineces Psychiques ou Occultes #103378 describes the work as a veritable compendium.

    . Première édition. Rare. Un travail attrayant, avec une illustration en couleur d'une jeune femme hypnotisée sur la couverture, et des symboles ésotériques à l'arrière. Couverture souple. Malheureusement, le bloc de livre s'est divisé à un moment donné. Maintenant réparé avec du ruban d'archivage, mais doit encore être manipulé avec soin. Une touche d'usure des bords. Beaucoup de pages non coupées. IV, 184 pages. 190 par 120 mm.
    Voir Caillet, A. L. Manuel Bibliographique des Sciences Psychiques ou Occultes #103378 décrit l'ouvrage comme un véritable compendium.

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    Book ID: 3731
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  • Fay Weldon Presentation Copy
    Nightingale: The Story Since 1840. by ROBERTS, Marcus
    ROBERTS, Marcus
    Nightingale: The Story Since 1840.

    Tymsder Publishing, 2001. First edition in dust jacket. In the 1820's and '30s the London Jewish community was distressed by the number of destitute Jews living on the streets or in the workhouses. To deal with the problem groups of Jewish East Enders established three charities that later merged and became 'Nightingale'. Marcus Roberts is a researcher in to Anglo-Jewish history, and has been widely published. 112 pp. 250 x 180 mm (9¾ x 7 inches).

    Fine dust jacket and fine book. This copy bears the following dedication to the FFEP: Presented to Ms Fay Weldon CBE by Nightingale at the Guildhall Dinner 22nd October 2001.

    Book ID: 2324
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  • Bardo-Druidic Celtic philosophy
    The Barddas of Iolo Morganwg: by ITHEL, J. William ab
    ITHEL, J. William ab
    The Barddas of Iolo Morganwg: A Collection of Original Documents, Illustrative of the Theology Wisdom, and Usages of the Bardo-Druidic Systems of the Isle of Britain. Introduction by John Matthews

    Boston M.A: Red Wheel / Weiser, 2004. On its publication in the 19th century, Barddas stirred controversy. Some critics claimed that it was completely made up, or based on forgeries. Others defended it by pointing out similarities to other surviving Celtic documents with clear provenance.
    Photo-offset from the first printing, this edition of Barddas includes the original Welsh on verso pages with the English translation running on the recto pages. 425 pp.In original dust jacket. John Matthews has been a practicing shaman for over 30 years and is a leading authority on Celtic traditions, Grail and Arthurian legends, and the tarot. He is the author of a number of successful divinatory systems based on early spiritual beliefs, and has…

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    Boston M.A: Red Wheel / Weiser, 2004. On its publication in the 19th century, Barddas stirred controversy. Some critics claimed that it was completely made up, or based on forgeries. Others defended it by pointing out similarities to other surviving Celtic documents with clear provenance.
    Photo-offset from the first printing, this edition of Barddas includes the original Welsh on verso pages with the English translation running on the recto pages. 425 pp.In original dust jacket. John Matthews has been a practicing shaman for over 30 years and is a leading authority on Celtic traditions, Grail and Arthurian legends, and the tarot. He is the author of a number of successful divinatory systems based on early spiritual beliefs, and has acted as an adviser on several motion pictures, including Jerry Bruckheimer's King Arthur. Both book and dust jacket are in fine / as new condition. 240 x 160mm (9½ x 6¼ inches

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    Book ID: 2297
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  • First Edition in unclipped dust jacket.
    Pagan Celtic Britain: by ROSS, Anne
    ROSS, Anne
    Pagan Celtic Britain: Studies in Iconography and Tradition.

    London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1967. A very good hardback - 433 pp. Original gilt and bronze lettered brown cloth, top edge brown, dust jacket in good condition (now in clear protective cover). Internally without inscriptions or other marks. Slight spine lean.255 x 195 mm (10 x 7¾ inches).

    A substantial work, which includes over 200 line drawings, 96 monochrome photographs, maps, appendix, list of abbreviations and a good sized index.

    Dr. Anne Ross has wide experience of living in Celtic-speaking communities where she has traced vernacular tradition. Using archaeological and anthropoligical evidence, as well as folklore, Dr. Ross provides broad insight into the early Celtic world.

    Book ID: 2290
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  • Analyse des traditions religieuses des peuples Indigènes d'Amérique. by KASTNER, Adolphe
    KASTNER, Adolphe
    Analyse des traditions religieuses des peuples Indigènes d'Amérique.

    Louvain: Chez C. L. Fonteyn, 1845. A second edition. Text in French. Later stiff card boards with blue cloth spine. - Both have a touch of darkening and rubbing. Owner's name to the front end paper. The rest of the book is clean and tidy, but with mild to moderate foxing. 120 pages. One folding map and one folding illustration to the rear of the book. Overall a very nice example. The author is attempting to demonstrate that religions around the world, shared core belief with Christianity from a time before the Jewish faith. Hence he had a "Christiano-centric" interpretation of primitive American mythology and religious customs.
    120 pages + 2 plates. 210 x 130 mm (8¼ x 5…

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    Louvain: Chez C. L. Fonteyn, 1845. A second edition. Text in French. Later stiff card boards with blue cloth spine. - Both have a touch of darkening and rubbing. Owner's name to the front end paper. The rest of the book is clean and tidy, but with mild to moderate foxing. 120 pages. One folding map and one folding illustration to the rear of the book. Overall a very nice example. The author is attempting to demonstrate that religions around the world, shared core belief with Christianity from a time before the Jewish faith. Hence he had a "Christiano-centric" interpretation of primitive American mythology and religious customs.
    120 pages + 2 plates. 210 x 130 mm (8¼ x 5 inches). Une deuxième édition. Texte en français. Plus tard, carton rigides avec dos en tissu bleu. -Les deux ont une touche d'assombrissement et de frottement. Nom du propriétaire sur le papier frontal. Le reste du livre est propre et bien rangé, mais avec des rousseurs légères à modérées. 120 pages. Une carte dépliante et une illustration dépliante. Dans l'ensemble, un très bel exemple. 210 par 130 mm (8¼ par 5 pouces). L'auteur tente de démontrer que les religions du monde entier partageaient une croyance fondamentale avec le christianisme avant la foi juive. Par conséquent, il avait une interprétation « christiano-centrique » de la mythologie et des coutumes religieuses américaines primitives.

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    Book ID: 1985
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  • They that Walk in Darkness by ZANFWILL, I.
    ZANFWILL, I.
    They that Walk in Darkness Ghetto Tragedies.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: William Heinemann, 1899. First edition. Original orange cloth with gilt titles to the spine and shield of David design to the front board. There is a touch of darkening to the orange cloth, and a small stain to the bottom of the rear board. Mainly clean and tidy though. Owner's bookplate to the inside front board. Internally clean and tidy, with just a little darkening to the page edges. Jewish author and political activist, Israel Zangwill (1864 - 1926), was passionate about campaigning for the oppressed. He was best known for his work "Children of the Ghetto." Initial ad. leaf, half title, 32pp + ads.

    Book ID: 1632
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