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Maps for Lost Lovers

By: Aslam, Nadeem

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269607

ISBN: 0571221807

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky. 2004 Hard Cover. 369, [5] pp. 8vo. The second novel by the award-winning British Pakistani author. In an unnamed town in England, Jugnu and Chanda have disappeared - and Chanda's brothers have been arrested for their murder. What follows is an unravelling of all that is sacred to the family, as the pious Kaukab tries desperately to square the traditional justice of her culture with the more personal consequences of their murder. 'Maps for Lost Lovers' opens the heart of a family at the crossroads of culture, community, nationality and religion and expresses their pa... View more info

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Imperial Woman: A Novel

By: Buck, Pearl S.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: John Day Company: 1956

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2276063

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Jacket lightly rubbed and toned with minor loss from spine head and foot. 1956 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 346 pp. When Pearl S. Buck finished writing her autobiographical work, My Several Worlds, she found that the most vivid character memory of her childhood life was Tzu Hsi, the last Empress of China. This is the woman usually known to Westerners as the Empress Dowager, or Old Buddha. But how little the West really knows of her! She has figured in an occasional book, but never before in English, nor indeed in any language so far as we know, h... View more info

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Wang Kuei and Li Hsiang-Hsiang: A Narrative Poem

By: Chi, Li; Hsien-yi, Yang; Yang, Gladys

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Foreign Languages Press: 1964

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2025590

Condition: Very Good


Third edition. Includes original jacket. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with a few small chips.Good. 1964 Hard Cover. 33 pp. 8vo. A volume of poetry by a soldier in the War of Resistance Against Japan and an instructor in the People's Liberation Army. View more info

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India's Love Lyrics: De Luxe Edition

By: Hope, Laurence

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City Publishing Co.: 1938

Seller ID: 2202416

Condition: Good


Corners exposed, light stain on rear board. 1938 Hard Cover. 182 pp. Pictorial endpapers, full color plates by Byam Shaw throughout text. A compilation of poetry containing more than 75 different pieces. View more info

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Dream of the Red Chamber: A Chinese Novel of the Early Ching Period

By: Hsueh-Chin, Tsao; Wang, Chi-Chen; Ou, Kao; Van Doren, Mark

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Twayne Publishers: 1958

Seller ID: 2292862

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges a bit rubbed with minor loss from corners. 1958 Hard Cover. xxiv, 574 pp. 8vo. For more than a century and a half, Dream of the Red Chamber has been recognized in China as the greatest of its novels, a Chinese Romeo-and-Juliet love story and a portrait of one of the world's great civilizations. Chi-chen Wang's translation is skillful, accurate and fascinating. View more info

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The Three Jewels: A Study and Translation of Minamoto Tamenori's Sanboe (Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, Number 2)

By: Kamens, Edward

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262791

ISBN: 0939512343

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name stamp on front endpaper. 1988 Hard Cover. xii, 446 pp. 8vo. The Three Jewels is a crucial text for understanding lay attitudes toward tenth-century Japanese Buddhism, especially toward the influential Tendai tradition. Through Kamens's carefully annotated translation of the text, the reader gains insight into how many members at court must have viewed the complex ceremonies and traditions of a religious tradition which was often exotic and alien because of its origins in India and China. A reading of The Three Jewels suggests some of the ways in which Buddhism was adapt... View more info

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A History of Sanskrit Literature

By: Keith, A. Berriedale

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1961

Seller ID: 2200494

Condition: Good


Pages toned, ink stamp to title page.Large sections missing from top and bottom edges of jacket spine, ink notation to jacket front, jacket edges rubbed. 1961 Hard Cover. xxxvi, 575 pp. ...this work covers the field of Classical Sanskrit Literature, as opposed to the Vedic Literature, the epics and the Puranas. The book is divided into three parts: Part I is general, and covers the Language; Part II, Belles-Lettres and Poetics; and Part III, Scientific Literature.Keywords: HISTORY SANSKRIT LITERATURE LANGUAGE REFERENCE LITERARY CRITICISM View more info

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Runaway Horses (Sea of Fertility)

By: Misimas, Yukio

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262958

ISBN: 0394466187

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Two minor tears along top edge of jacket rear. Ink name on front endpaper. 1973 Hard Cover. 421 pp. Set between June 1932 and December 1933, it tells the story of young Isao Iinuma, a rightist reactionary trained in the samurai code by his father. Isao becomes the instigator of a plot to topple the zaibatsu that he feels have corrupted the Yamato-damashii and betrayed the will of the Emperor. He is assured of the army's assistance by the young Lieutenant Hori. They plan to assassinate many key government figures simultaneously on December 3, 1932. View more info

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A True Novel

By: Mizumura, Minae; Carpenter, Juliet Winters

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Other Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262839

ISBN: 1590512030

Condition: Very Good


First American edition - a paperback original. Includes publisher's slipcase. Spines lightly creased. 2013 Trade Paperback. 454, [1]; 457-854, [1] pp. Pictorial wrappers. The first English translation of Honkaku Shosetsu, originally published in 2002. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. A remaking of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights set in postwar Japan. A True Novel begins in New York in the 1960s, where we meet Taro, a relentlessly ambitious Japanese immigrant trying to make his fortune. Flashbacks and multilayered stories reveal his life: an impoverished upbringing as an orphan, h... View more info

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Killing Commendatore

By: Murakami, Haruki; Gabriel, Philip; Goossen, Ted

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Vintage International: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291693

ISBN: 052552004X

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Bottom corner lightly bumped. 2013 Hard Cover. 681, [15] pp. 8vo. Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen. The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84. In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a previously unseen painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a ... View more info

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The Upanishads: A New Translation in Four Volumes -- Katha, Isa, Kena, and Mundaka; Svetasvatara, Prasna, and Mandukya with Gaudapada's Karika; Aitareya and Brihadaranyaka; Taittiriya and Chhandogya

By: Nikhilananda, Swami

Price: $115.00

Publisher: Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center: 1977

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2278895

Condition: Very Good


Very good in good jackets, except for volume 1 jacket which is fair (several chips, panels heavily rubbed and toned, two large repaired tears). Minimal ink marks in first volume. 1977 Hard Cover. x, [4], 319, [3]; pp. The Upanishads, the earliest of which were composed in Sanskrit between 800 and 400 bce by sages and poets, form part of theĀ VedasĀ - the sacred and ancient scriptures that are the basis of the Hindu religion. Each Upanishad, or lesson, takes up a theme ranging from the attainment of spiritual bliss to karma and rebirth, and collectively they are meditations on life, death and ... View more info

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The Silent Firefly: Japanese Songs of Love and Other Things

By: Sackheim, Eric

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd.: 1965

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2263751

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. Minor abrasion to paper along cloth spine on front board, boards and slipcase lightly rubbed, small ink number on slipcase label. 1965 Hard Cover. 203, [1] pp. A collection of English translations of Japanese poems, paired with reproductions of woodblock illustrations by Kitao Masami (Keisai), originally published in Ryakuga-shiki (The Way of Sketch) in 1795. View more info

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Nameless to Nameless

By: Senryu; Oye, George M. [Koshyu, Oye]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: George M. Oye: 1981

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2123394

Condition: Very Good


1983 2nd printing. Minor sticker remnant on front corner. 1981 Stapled Binding. 44 pp. Original Japanese with English transliteration and translation. View more info

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A Net of Fireflies: Japanese Haiku and Haiku Paintings - An Anthology of 320 Japanese Haiku, Translated into English Verse, with 33 Haiku Paintings in Full Color

By: Stewart, Harold

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles E. Tuttle Company: 1960

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2178404

Condition: Very Good


14th printing. Includes publisher's slipcase. Slipcase a bit rubbed, ink gift note & name on endpapers. 1960 Hard Cover. 180 pp. Original red & beige cloth, silver & black titles, gilt Japanese fan on front board. A collection of 320 Japanese haiku, with accompanying paintings. View more info

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Myths and Legends of China

By: Werner, E.T.C. [Edward Theodore Chalmers]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Brentano's: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266384

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Frontispiece repaired at binding, boards a bit soiled. 1922 Hard Cover. 453, [3] pp. A survey of Chinese mythology by the sinologist specializing in the myths, magic, and superstitions of China throughout history. In this fascinating and comprehensive collection of Chinese myths and legends, E.T.C. Werner drew upon material readily available to him as a member of the Chinese government's' Historiographical Bureau in Peking. A former barrister and British consul in Foochow, Werner presents a wealth of information illuminating the ideas and beliefs that governed the daily... View more info

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The Year of My Life: A Translation of Issa's Oraga Haru

By: Yuasa, Nobuyuki; Issa

Price: $50.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2135214

Condition: Good


First paperback printing. Two corners lightly stained, ink name & date inside. 1960 Mass Market Paperback. viii, 140, [2] pp. A translation of Issa's Oraga Haru, an autobiography in haibun - a mixed form of haiku and prose. View more info