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 EH60012: Frog Drum

Burmese Karen Frog Drum


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EH60012
Burmese Karen Frog Drum, a fine smaller bronze tribute drum (Heger Type III), Pazi  (Burmese), pam klo’ (Karen) also known as “The Magical Bronze Pond”, the Karen subsiding on slash and burn agriculture were rain dependent, and “rain drums” were beaten to bring on the rains for frogs croak prior to rain and the low frequency drum sounds excite the frogs to croak as well, and thus it was believed that the beating of the drum was a call for rain.

This lost wax casting of a drum is ornamented with 8 frogs with bulging eyes placed in stacks of two at four equidistant points near the edge of the tympanum, the center of which is decorated with a 16 pointed relief “star-of-foam”, having 16 butterfly impressions in the crooks of the star, encircled  by 16 die cast decorated bands in a variety of motifs, which are bordered by raised ripple ridges alternating between triple and double ridges all concentric to the center, these bands starting from the center can be identified as a chain of grain (bands 1, 5,8,11,14) double chains of grain (bands 2,6,9,12,15), ducks (bands 3,9,13), owls (band 4), a complex band of “fish filled birds” in sets of four alternating with 4 quarter sectioned lozenges all interspersed by twos with large rosettes (band 10), the final band without decoration having a braided ridge edge. The sides of the drum are similarly decorated with a mix of triple and double ridges in 3 zones with die cast bands of radial rays, chains of grain, double chains of grain and vegetation, side double strap handles on opposing sides, used to suspend the drum when struck, two unadorned relief “seams” equidistant from the handles. Under one handle a procession near the base of two elephants the first larger then the second.

Dark Variegated verdigris greenish bronze patina, pin holes on the body two repaired areas on the body where the casting was thin, minor surface scratches and discoloration to the sides consistent with age and use, overall fine condition. 
Measuring: 15-1/4 inches high x 21-7/8 inches in diameter.  
Weight: 29.5 lbs.
Mid 19th. Century.
$4600.
 
Ex Collection:
Michel Renard, Malta (purchased in Vientiane, Laos 1961).

Karen Poem:
Rains come when frogs croak
Birds come when rains come
Fish rise when birds come
Floods come when fish rise
Elephants draw when floods come
Timber comes when elephants draw
The land prospers when timber comes.*

*Dr. Richard Morrall Cooler, The Karen Bronze Drums of Burma: The Magic Pond, A Thesis presented to the faculty of the Graduate School of Cornell University in partial fulfillment for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, August 29, 1979.
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 TA04188: Frog Drum

Burmese Karen Frog Drum


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TA04188
Burmese Karen Frog Drum, a fine bronze tribute drum (Heger Type III), Pazi  (Burmese), pam klo’ (Karen) also known as “The Magical Bronze Pond”, the Karen subsiding on slash and burn agriculture were rain dependent, and “rain drums” were beaten to bring on the rains for frogs croak prior to rain and the low frequency drum sounds excite the frogs to croak as well, and thus it was believed that the beating of the drum was a call for rain.

This lost wax casting of a drum is ornamented with 8 frogs stacked in twos and placed at four equidistant points on the outer edge of the tympanum, the center of which is decorated with a 12 pointed high relief “star-of-foam”, having 12 die cast butterfly impressions in the crooks of the star, the star points touch the first set of triple ridges which alternate irregularly with double ridges resembling ripples that delineate concentrically the 20 die cast decorated bands in a variety of motifs, starting from the center the designs can be identified as radial rays (bands 1,10,15,18), tiny raindrops (bands 2,3,16,17), continuous lozenge pattern (bands 4,8,14),  a complex pattern of three “fish filled birds”, alternating with three quarter sectioned lozenges having three circular appendages (bands 5,6,11,12), ducks (bands 7,13), thunder pattern (band 9), trellis pattern (band 19) and the outer band (band 20) mostly undecorated having 12 rosettes total ending with a raised braided edge. The sides of the drum are similarly decorated with triple and double ridges in 3 zones with die cast bands in between of chain of grain, radial rays, raindrops, trellis pattern, and vegetation, side double strap handles on opposing sides, used to suspend the drum when struck, two unadorned relief “seams” equidistant from the handles. 

The possibility exists that the original casting of this drum was meant to have stacks of three frogs around the tympanum, now only stacks of two exist. A variegated verdigris light greenish patina due to the probable high copper content of the material along with lime encrustations on the tympanum, one large hole with cracks  on the body under one of the handles, otherwise the overall surface patina is consistent with age and use,  fine condition with some losses. Note: It was customary for the Karen to bury pieces of a drum with the dead, for the drums were also used in funerary rites and it was believed that having a piece of bronze with the dead would protect the afterlife of the deceased. This drum may have had the missing frogs removed during just such a ritual.

Measuring: 18-1/8 inches high x 24-1/8 inches in diameter.  
Weight: 40.5 lbs.
Late 19th. Century.
$6000. 

Karen Poem:
Rains come when frogs croak
Birds come when rains come
Fish rise when birds come
Floods come when fish rise
Elephants draw when floods come
Timber comes when elephants draw
The land prospers when timber comes.*

*Dr. Richard Morrall Cooler, The Karen Bronze Drums of Burma: The Magic Pond, A Thesis presented to the faculty of the Graduate School of Cornell University in partial fulfillment for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, August 29, 1979.
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Burmese Karen Frog Drum


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UH80001
Burmese Karen Frog Drum, a bronze tribute drum (Heger Type III), Pazi  (Burmese), pam klo’ (Karen) also known as “The Magical Bronze Pond”, the Karen subsiding on slash and burn agriculture were rain dependent, and “rain drums” were beaten to bring on the rains for frogs croak prior to rain and the low frequency drum sounds excite the frogs to croak as well, and thus it was believed that the beating of the drum was a call for rain.

This lost wax casting of a drum is ornamented with 8 frogs stacked in twos and placed at four equidistant points on the outer edge of the tympanum, the center of which is decorated with a 12 pointed relief “star-of-foam”, the star points touch the first set of triple ridges resembling ripples that delineate concentrically the 15 die cast decorated bands in a variety of motifs, starting from the center the designs can be identified as radial rays (bands 1,8,12), tiny raindrops (bands 2,6,7,13), trellis pattern (bands 3,14),  a complex pattern of three “fish filled birds”, alternating with three quarter sectioned lozenges (bands 4,9,10), ducks (bands 5,11), and the outer band (band 15) undecorated ending with a raised ridge and a braided edge. The sides of the drum are similarly decorated with sets of triple ridges in 3 zones with 18 die cast bands in between of radial rays, raindrops, trellis pattern, vegetation and waves, side double strap handles on opposing sides, used to suspend the drum when struck, two unadorned relief “seams” equidistant from the handles. Under one handle a braided stalk having a three dimensional procession, of two  elephants followed by three snails.  

The possibility exists that the original casting of this drum was meant to have stacks of three frogs around the tympanum, now only stacks of two exist, in addition it appears that three elephants were intended as well as three snails. Dark variegated verdigris greenish patina. One crack to the edge of tympanum, two frogs without heads, on the body pin holes and thin casting areas, some fortified and 4 cracks emanating from the base, one with some bronze loss, otherwise the overall surface patina is consistent with age and use,  good condition with some losses. Note: It was customary for the Karen to bury pieces of a drum with the dead, for the drums were also used in funerary rites and it was believed that having a piece of bronze with the dead would protect the afterlife of the deceased. This drum may have been consistently modified for balancing out the proportions  in having experienced just such a loss.
Measuring: 17-3/4 inches high x 22-1/8 inches in diameter.  
Weight: 29.5 lbs.
Late 19th. Century.
$4900. 

Ex Collection:
Mike Magerowski, Laurel, MD by descent from John Magerowski, Worcester, MA (purchased in Vientiane, Laos in the years between 1966 and 1970 while in service to the U.S. Department of State)

Karen Poem:
Rains come when frogs croak
Birds come when rains come
Fish rise when birds come
Floods come when fish rise
Elephants draw when floods come
Timber comes when elephants draw
The land prospers when timber comes.*

*Dr. Richard Morrall Cooler, The Karen Bronze Drums of Burma: The Magic Pond, A Thesis presented to the faculty of the Graduate School of Cornell University in partial fulfillment for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, August 29, 1979.
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Burmese Karen Frog Drum


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UH80057
Burmese Karen Frog Drum, a small and early bronze tribute drum (Heger Type III), Pazi  (Burmese), pam klo’ (Karen) also known as “The Magical Bronze Pond”, the Karen subsiding on slash and burn agriculture were rain dependent, and “rain drums” were beaten to bring on the rains for frogs croak prior to rain and the low frequency drum sounds excite the frogs to croak as well, and thus it was believed that the beating of the drum was a call for rain.

This lost wax casting of a drum is ornamented with 4 frogs placed at four equidistant points on the tympanum, the center of which is decorated with an 8 pointed relief “star-of-foam”, having 8 butterfly impressions in the crooks of the star and and 25 double circles around the star, surrounded by 14 die cast decorated bands in a variety of motifs, which are bordered by raised ridges alternating in patterns of single ridges and double ridges all concentric to the center, these pond ripples starting from the center can be identified as radial rays (bands 1, 6, 8 and 13), chains of grain (band 2), 35 ducks (band 3), 25 owls (band 4), double chains of grain (bands 5, 9 and 12), mixed bird, fish and rosettes (bands 7, 10 and 11), the final band without decoration having a braided ridge edge. The sides of the drum are similarly decorated with alternating single and double ridges in 3 zones with die cast bands of radial rays, double chains of grain and waves, side double strap handles on opposing sides, used to suspend the drum when struck, two unadorned relief “seams” equidistant from the handles.

Variegated verdigris greenish patina. Coarse casting of the tympanum resembling grit, of which there are some small pin holes on one small section of the outer edge, three repaired areas on the body midsection where the casting was thin, minor surface scratches and discoloration to the sides consistent with age and use, otherwise fine condition. 
Measuring: 12-3/4 inches high x 17-1/4 inches in diameter.  
Weight: 16.5 lbs.
Early 19th. Century.
$3600. 

Ex Collection:
A Massachusetts Private Collection

Karen Poem:
Rains come when frogs croak
Birds come when rains come
Fish rise when birds come
Floods come when fish rise
Elephants draw when floods come
Timber comes when elephants draw
The land prospers when timber comes.*

*Dr. Richard Morrall Cooler, The Karen Bronze Drums of Burma: The Magic Pond, A Thesis presented to the faculty of the Graduate School of Cornell University in partial fulfillment for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, August 29, 1979.

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Burmese Karen Frog Drum


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UH80061  
Burmese Karen Frog Drum, a small bronze tribute drum (Heger Type III), Pazi  (Burmese), pam klo’ (Karen) also known as “The Magical Bronze Pond” (Cooler - Terrestrial sequence IV, category A). The Karen subsiding on slash and burn agriculture were rain dependent, and “rain drums” were beaten to bring on the rains for frogs croak prior to rain and the low frequency drum sounds excite the frogs to croak as well, and thus it was believed that the beating of the drum was a call for rain. 

This lost wax casting of a drum in bronze is ornamented with 4 frogs cast at four equidistant points on the tympanum, the center of which is decorated with an 8 pointed relief “star-of-foam”, having 8 butterfly impressions in the crooks of the star, surrounded by 15 die cast decorated bands in a variety of motifs, which are bordered by raised ridges alternating in patterns of single, double and triple ridges, all concentric to the center, these pond ripples starting from the center can be identified as waves (band 1), chain of grain (bands 2, 4, 12), radial rays (bands 3, 8, 13), floating ducks (band 5), two eyed owls (band 6), double chains of grain (bands 7, 9), 2 peaked wing birds, 2 skeletal fish each with a rosette in between (bands 10 and 11), lozenges (band 14), the final band (15) without decoration having a braided plait edge. The broad frogs in relief have bulging eyes and a ridge back with pointed beaks and they straddle the ridges of bands 12 and 15. The sides of the drum are also decorated with multiple ridges in 3 zones dividing die cast bands of lozenges, radial rays, chains of grain, double chains of grain, waves and feathers. The side double strap handles on opposing sides attached with rows of decorative plaiting and additional circular decoration on the spine of each strap. The handles used to suspend the drum when struck. There are 2 mock relief “seams” equidistant from the handles.

Dark bronze patina, with verdigris highlights in the decoration. The tympanum having an edge “chip”, two repaired areas on the body midsection and near the base where the casting was thin, evidence of interior tuning, minor surface wear consistent with age and use, otherwise fine condition. 
Measuring: 14 inches high x 18-5/8 inches in diameter.  
Weight: 20 lbs.
18th. Century.
$3800. 

Ex Collection:
Private Collection, San Diego.

Karen Poem:
Rains come when frogs croak
Birds come when rains come
Fish rise when birds come
Floods come when fish rise
Elephants draw when floods come
Timber comes when elephants draw
The land prospers when timber comes.*

*Dr. Richard Morrall Cooler, The Karen Bronze Drums of Burma: The Magic Pond, A Thesis presented to the faculty of the Graduate School of Cornell University in partial fulfillment for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, August 29, 1979.

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Burmese Karen Frog Drum


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UH80072
Burmese Karen Frog Drum, a fine large bronze tribute drum (Heger Type III), Pazi  (Burmese), pam klo’ (Karen) also known as “The Magical Bronze Pond”(Cooler - Developmental Stage VII, Aerial Sequence, Category C three frogs, p.276)*, the Karen subsiding on slash and burn agriculture were rain dependent, and “rain drums” were beaten to bring on the rains for frogs croak prior to rain and the low frequency drum sounds excite the frogs to croak as well, and thus it was believed that the beating of the drum was a call for rain.

This lost wax casting of a drum is ornamented with 12 frogs stacked in threes located at four equidistant points on the outer edge of the tympanum wherein the bottom frogs straddle the two outer bands. The center of the tympanum is decorated with a crisp 12 pointed relief “star-of-foam”, the star points touch the first set of triple ridges resembling ripples that delineate concentrically the 16 die cast decorated bands in a variety of motifs, starting from the center the designs can be identified as tiny raindrops (bands 1,2,7,9,13,14) radial rays (bands 3,6), chain of grain (bands 4, 10), flying birds in flocks of three alternating with sets of three rhomboid lozenges (bands 5,11,12), skyward looking ducks (band 8),  trellis (band 15) and the outer band undecorated (band 16) ending with one raised ridge and a braided edge. The sides of the drum are similarly decorated with sets of triple ridges in 3 zones with 17 die cast bands in between of radial rays, raindrops, chain of grain and vegetal stalks, side double strap handles on opposing sides, used to suspend the drum when struck, four relief “seams” equidistant from the placement of the frogs. Under one handle along the seam is three dimensional  procession lead down the side of the drum by a large elephant followed by two smaller elephants, followed by three snails. 
Variegated verdigris greenish bronze patina.

Condition: Fine casting overall  with light die cast detail, evidence of interior “tuning”, the body is thin and there is evidence of later fine restorations to possible tears or holes, most of which are under the opposing handle from thehandle with the  procession underneath it, otherwise the overall surface patina is consistent with age and use,  fine condition. 
Measuring: 19-1/2 inches high x 25 inches in diameter.  
Weight: 38.5 lbs.
Late 19th. Century.
$6900.

Provenance:
Private collection, New Jersey.

"The Magic Pond"
Karen Poem:
Rains come when frogs croak
Birds come when rains come
Fish rise when birds come
Floods come when fish rise
Elephants draw when floods come
Timber comes when elephants draw
The land prospers when timber comes.*

*Dr. Richard Morrall Cooler, The Karen Bronze Drums of Burma: The Magic Pond, A Thesis presented to the faculty of the Graduate School of Cornell University in partial fulfillment for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, August 29, 1979.
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 UH80171: Bronze Frog Drum

Burmese Karen Frog Drum


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UH80171
Burmese Karen Frog Drum, a fine large bronze tribute drum (Heger Type III), Pazi  (Burmese), pam klo’ (Karen) also known as “The Magical Bronze Pond”(Cooler - Developmental Stage VII, Aerial Sequence, Category C three frogs, p.276)*, the Karen subsiding on slash and burn agriculture were rain dependent, and “rain drums” were beaten to bring on the rains for frogs croak prior to rain and the low frequency drum sounds excite the frogs to croak as well, and thus it was believed that the beating of the drum was a call for rain. This lost wax casting of a drum is ornamented with 12 frogs stacked in threes located at four equidistant points on the outer edge of the tympanum in a counter clockwise direction whereas the bottom frogs straddle the two outer bands. The center of the tympanum is decorated with a crisp 12 pointed relief “star-of-foam”, the star points overlap a ring of rosettes and touch the first set of triple ridges that alternate outward with double ridges, resembling ripples that delineate concentrically the 17 die cast decorated bands in a variety of motifs, starting from the center, the designs can be identified as tiny raindrops (bands 1,3,7,9,15) radial rays (bands 2, 8, 14), continuous lozenge pattern (bands 4, 10, 16), skyward looking ducks (bands 5, 13), flying birds in flocks of three alternating with sets of three rhomboid lozenges (bands 6, 12), a ring of rosettes (band 11) and the outer band undecorated with the exception of a group of three rosettes between each set of frogs (band 17) ending with one raised ridge and a braided edge. The sides of the drum are similarly decorated with sets of triple ridges alternating with double ridges in 3 zones with 19 die cast bands in between of radial rays, raindrops, continuous lozenge pattern and skyward looking ducks, side double strap braided handles on opposing sides, used to suspend the drum when struck, four relief “seams” equidistant from the placement of the frogs. Under one handle along the seam is a three dimensional  procession lead down the side of the drum on a vegetal stalk with curled fronds by a large elephant followed by two smaller elephants, followed by three snail curls decreasing in size headed in the opposite direction.

Verdigris greenish bronze patina indicating a high copper content. Evidence of residue relief bosses from the casting rods. Fine casting overall  with a slightly pitted tympanum surface and light die cast detail, evidence of interior “tuning”, the medium weight body has one pin hole and a minor small one inch tear near one of the seams, no evidence of restorations, otherwise the overall surface patina is even and consistent with age and use, overall fine condition. 
Measuring: 20 inches high x 25 inches in diameter.  (51cm x 63.5cm)
Weight: 45 lbs.
Late 19th Century.
$6400.

"The Magic Pond"
A Karen Poem:
Rains come when frogs croak
Birds come when rains come
Fish rise when birds come
Floods come when fish rise
Elephants draw when floods come
Timber comes when elephants draw
The land prospers when timber comes.*

*Dr. Richard Morrall Cooler, The Karen Bronze Drums of Burma: The Magic Pond, A Thesis presented to the faculty of the Graduate School of Cornell University in partial fulfillment for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, August
29, 1979.
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002627180X: Bookshop: Japanese Prints and Western Painters

Japanese Prints and Western Painters Frank Whitford


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002627180X
Japanese Prints and Western Painters
Author: Frank Whitford
Publisher: Studio Vista, a division of Cassell & Collier Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., New York. First American Edition 1977.
Hardcover with dust jacket: 264 pages, 24 colour plates and 160 monochrome illustrations.
Language: English
ISBN: 0-02-627180-X
Printed in Great Britain
Size: 11” x 8-3/4” x 1-18”.
Shipping weight: 3lbs. (1373g.)
Condition: Used, dust jacket with sun bleaching, otherwise excellent condition.
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0030475813: Bookshop: 20th Century Decorating

A Transcultural Mosaic: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Mingei International Museum of World Folk Art


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0030475813
Twentieth Century Decorating, Architecture and Gardens: Eighty Years of Ideas and Pleasure from House and Garden
Editor: Mary Jane Pool
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York 1980 first edition
Hardcover with dust jacket: 320 pages, colour & black-and-white illustrations.
Description: From Edwardian elegance to a stripped-down, plugged-in electronic world; from a house of many rooms to open-space living in a city loft; from the utter luxury of servants to the simple joy of do-it-yourself - from 1901 to 1980 the many changes in the way we live have been extraordinary. This book is about these changes.
Language: English
Printed in USA
ISBN: 0030475813
Size: 12 in. x 9-1/4 in.
3 lbs. 9 oz.
Condition: Used - Good,  minor dj wear, corners lightly bumped otherwise  fine condition.
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003056073X: Bookshop: China 100 Years of Revolution, Salisbury

China 100 Years of Revolution, Salisbury


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003056073X
China 100 Years of Revolution
Author: Harrison E. Salisbury
Designed by Jean-Claude Suares
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York 1983 (first edition)
Hardcover with dust jacket: 256 pages, colour and monochrome plates, index.
Language: English
ISBN: 0-03-056073-X
Size: 12-1/4Ē x 9-1/2Ē
Shipping weight: 3.4 lbs.
Condition: Used, dust jacket creased, signs of age, use and wear, otherwise fine condition.
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0060392681: Bookshop: China Chic Vivienne Tam

China Chic, Vivienne Tam with Martha Huang 2000


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0060392681
China Chic
Authors: Vivienne Tam with Martha Huang
Publisher: Regan Books, New York, 2000 (first edition).
Oversize Plastic Softcover: 314 pages with colour photographs.
Description: East meets West in this lavishly illustrated book of Chinese style, from fashion and food to art and architecture and home decor.  This visual memoir by one of today's hottest designers is full of stunning candor and beauty. In this beautifully designed and stylish book, fashion icon Vivienne Tam, chosen by People magazine as one of the world's "50 Most Beautiful People," shares the rare individuality of her own cross-cultural style, combining traditional Eastern elements with a modern Western edge.  The seductive "East-meets-West" journey featuring the people, places, and things that give her inspiration.  She teaches us how to savor the world in a simple bowl of noodles and shows us the essence of Chinese design and her favorite Ming chair.  China Chic is style that is hot, hip, and pervasive in today's and tomorrow's culture.
Language: English 
ISBN: 0060392681
Printed in Singapore
Size: 11 in. x 10-3/4 in.
4 lbs. 3 oz. (1880g)
Condition: Used - Like New, Personal inscription to seller on inside page from author.
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006061613X: Bookshop: A Perennial Dictionary of World Religions

The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions, Keith Crim


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006061613X

The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions

Editor: Keith Crim

Publisher: Harper, San Francisco 1989

Paperback: 830 pages.

Description: This concise, authoritative compendium of information on the world's living religions brings together the work of 161 scholars from major religious traditions and related fields. Over 1600 cross-referenced beliefs, and current status of the world's living religions: Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Shintoism, Sufism, Taoism, and the many other religions of the world. This information-packed, illustrated volume, complete with maps and charts, provides comprehensive articles on the historical development and status of the worlds living religions, doctrines, sects, movements, significant personalities, sacred writings, religious practices, and holy sites, with key creeds, prayers, and mantras given in full, a detailed examination of religions that have spread to new geographical regions in articles such as Christianity in Africa, while other topics better studied across traditions have separate entries, such as Mysticism and Sacrifice, over 150 black-and-white photographs, maps, diagrams, line drawings, and charts.

Language: English

ISBN: 006061613X

Printed in USA.

Size: 10 in. x 7 in. x 2 in. 

Weight: 3 lbs. 3 oz. (1440g)

Condition: Used- Very Good, cover wear, otherwise fine.

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01395400137700 Bookshop: Japanese Festivals

Japanese Festivals, No. 13 of Hoikusha’s Color Books Series, Hideo Haga


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01395400137700
Japanese Festivals
No. 13 of Hoikusha’s Color Books Series
Author: Hideo Haga
Translator: Dr. Gordon Warner
Publisher: Hoikusha Publishing Co., Ltd., Osaka 1975 Seventh Edition
Softcover and clear ribbed plastic dust jacket: 134 pages. colour and monochrome illustrations.
Description: A calendar of 39 festivals celebrated in a year.
Language: English
Book Code Number: 01395400137700
Printed in Japan
Size: 5-7/8in. x 4-1/8in. 
Weight: 5oz. (140g.)
Condition: Used - Very Good, corners bumped, otherwise excellent condition.
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01405111237: Bookshop: A Dictionary of Saints

The Penguin Dictionary of Saints, Donald Attwater


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01405111237

The Penguin Dictionary of Saints

Author: Donald Attwater

Publisher: Penguin  Books, London Second Edition revised and updated by Catherine Rachel John, 1983, 1988 Printing.

Paperback: 352 pages

ISBN: 01405111237

Language: English

Printed in Great Britain

Size: 7-3/4” x 5-1/8”.

Weight: 10oz. (270g.)

Condition: Used - Good, cover, slightly discolored, pages yellowed, some ink underlining otherwise good.

 

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0241121493: Bookshop: The Pigeon

The Pigeon, Patrick Süskind


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0241121493
The Pigeon
Author: Patrick Süskind
Translator: John E. Woods
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, London (1988)
Hardcover and dust jacket: 77 pages.
Description: Set in Paris and attracting comparisons with Franz Kafka and Edgar Allan Poe, "The Pigeon" is Patrick Suskind's tense, disturbing follow-up to the bestselling Perfume. The novella tells the story of a day in the meticulously ordered life of bank security guard Jonathan Noel, who has been hiding from life since his wife left him for her Tunisian lover. When Jonathan opens his front door on a day he believes will be just like any other, he encounters not the desired empty hallway but an unwelcome, diabolical intruder...
Language: English
ISBN: 0241121493
Printed in Great Britain
Size: 8-3/4 in. x 5-5/8 in.
8 oz. (230g.)
Condition: Used - Like New
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0295960760: Bookshop: Yo no Bi

Yo no Bi: Beauty of Japanese Folk Art William Jay Rathbun and Michael Knight


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0295960760

Yo no Bi: Beauty of Japanese Folk Art

Authors: William Jay Rathbun and Michael Knight

Publisher: University of Washington Press, Seattle 1983

Softcover: 132 pages, 179 entries with black-and-white images and an additional 8 colour plates.

Description: A Museum exhibition catalogue to accompany the exhibit by the same name held at the Seattle Art Museum June 16 - September 18, 1983

Language: English

Printed in USA

ISBN: 0295960760

10 in. x 10 in.

Weight: 1 lb. 3 oz. (520g.)

Condition: Used -Acceptable, cover rubbed and faded, overall edge wear, minor warping and center pages starting to separate from the binding otherwise complete and in good condition.

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0297780352 Bookshop: The Great Japan Exhibition

The Great Japan Exhibition: Art of the Edo Period 1600-1868, William Watson, The Royal Academy of Arts


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0297780352

The Great Japan Exhibition: Art of the Edo Period 1600-1868

Editor: William Watson

Publisher: The Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1981

Softcover: 365 pages, 412 entries all pictured in colour or black & white illustrations.

Description: Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London: Part I, Oct. 24 - Dec. 20, 1981 and Part II, Dec. 28 - Feb. 21, 1982. Exhibition organized by the Royal Academy and the Japan Foundation.

Language: English

ISBN: 0297780352

Printed in England

11 in. x 8-1/2 in.

Weight 3 lbs.  (1350g.)

Condition: Used - Good, minor cover lamination shelf wear, pages slightly yellowed around perimeter due ot age and sun exposure, otherwise fine.

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0297789015: Bookshop: Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton: The Authorized Biography, Hugo Vickers


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0297789015

Cecil Beaton: The Authorized Biography

Author: Hugo Vickers

Publisher: Weidenfeld Paperbacks, London 1985

Paperback: 656 pages. All black-and-white images, index.

Language: English 

ISBN: 0297789015

Printed in Great Britain

Size: 9-1/8 in. x 6-1/8 in.

Weight: 2 lbs. 5 oz. (1040g)

Condition: Used - Good, Not Hardcover - Paperback edition ,cover wear otherwise fine condition.

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The Encyclopedia of New York City, Kenneth T. Jackson


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The Encyclopedia of New York City

Editor: Kenneth T. Jackson

Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven 1995

Hardcover and dust jacket: 1350 pages with black-and-white illustrations, index

Description: The only reference book of its kind offers a wealth of entertaining facts about New York from prehistory to the present, containing more than four thousand entries on a wide range of topics, along with hundreds of illustrations and maps.

Language: English 

ISBN: 0300055366

Printed in USA

Size: 11-1/8 in. x 8-7/8 in. 2-1/4 in.

7 lbs. 7 oz. (3370g)

Condition: Used - Very Good.

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0306807769: Bookshop: D. V. by Diana Vreeland

D.V. by Diana Vreeland, George Plimpton and Christopher Hemphill


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0306807769

D.V. by Diana Vreeland

Edited by George Plimpton and Christopher Hemphill

New foreword by Mary Louise Wilson

Publisher: DA Capo Press, New York 1997 (copyright 1984)

Softcover : 201 pages

Description: Diana Vreeland's best-selling autobiography takes us with her around the globe in the company of royalty, actors, artists, and designers. Throughout, her vivacious conversation is peppered with glittering stories and outrageous pronouncements, displaying fully the talent for perception and persuasion that made her the empress of chic. Here she tells how Buffalo Bill taught her to ride, describes how she redefined the standards of attractiveness with the quirky models she brought to Vogue in the sixties, disparages her own looks, relates her search for “the perfect red,” and discourses on the nature of elegance. Whatever her subject, from backaches to nostalgia, from Paris to New York, from marriage to dinner parties, from Clark Gable to Swifty Lazar, you never want her to stop. For D.V. is unique among memories: a conversation as pleasurable as a perfect wardrobe.

Language: English.

ISBN: 0306807769

Printed in USA

Size: 9-1/8 in. x 6 in. 

13 oz. (360g.)

Condition - Very Good, minor fading at the spine otherwise excellent condition.

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0312014899: Bookshop: Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis: A Biography, Jonathan Moor


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Perry Ellis: A Biography

Author: Jonathan Moor

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, New York 1988

Hardcover and dust jacket: 247 pages, black-and-white illustrations, index

Description: Drawing on interviews with Ellis, friends, and colleagues, this biography chronicles the life of one of America's foremost fashion designers, from his Virginia upbringing and education to his international success and death

Language: English 

ISBN: 0312014899

Printed in USA

Size: 8-1/2 in. x 5-3/4

1 lb. (460g)

Condition: Used - Very Good, some DJ wear otherwise fine

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0312254997: Bookshop: The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Salman Rushdie

The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Salman Rushdie


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0312254997 The Ground Beneath Her Feet: A Novel Author: Salman Rushdie Publisher: Picador USA, New York, 2000. Paperback: 575 pages. Language: English. ISBN: 0-312-25499-7 Size: 8-1/4” x 5-1/2”. Weight: 1 lb. 4 oz. (540 g.) Condition: Used, page edges slightly yellowed, signs of wear and age, otherwise fine condition. $5.
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0312439431: Bookshop: Jade, Pat Barr

Jade, Pat Barr


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Jade: A Novel of China
Author: Pat Barr
Description: Spanning forty of the nineteenth century's most turbulent years, JADE captures the rich variety of the Celestial Empire: the harsh formality and exotic sensuality of a traditional Chinese household, the bleak Puritanism of missionary outposts, the narrow-minded bigotry and social frivolity of the Westernised treaty ports, the pioneer's rewards and risks of trading up the Yangtze, the idealistic optimism of the young intellectuals of Peking. Amid it all are the signs of an ancient and regal civilisation crumbling around the edges, soon to be swept away forever by the tides of history. An epic story teeming with unforgettable characters and vivid locales, set against one of the most thrilling periods of history, JADE ranks with the great panoramic sagas of recent years, from THE FAR PAVILIONS to NOBLE HOUSE, DYNASTY, and SPRING MOON. Invariably exciting, and moving as only the best fiction can be, JADE is a novel to read and remember, a story whose power and charm will linger with its readers long after its last page is turned.
Publisher: St. Martinís Press, New York, 1982 First Edition
Hardcover with dust jacket: 597 pages.
Language: English.
ISBN: 0-312-43943-1
Size: 9-1/2Ē x 6-3/8Ē.
Weight: 2 lbs. 5 oz. (1040 g.)
Condition: Used, dust jacket edges worn, otherwise excellent condition.
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0371862HK: Bookshop: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting: Supplement

Masterpieces of Chinese Painting in the National Palace Museum: Supplement 1973


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0371862HK

Masterpieces of Chinese Painting in the National Palace Museum: Supplement

Published by the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan ROC 1973

Hardcover, plastic dust jacket and slipcover: 115 pages, 50 entries in colour

Description: A supplement to the 1969 publication of the same title including 50 additional masterpieces of Chinese painting.

Language: Chinese / English

Size: 11-1/4 in x 8-5/8 in.

Weight: 2lbs. 3oz. (970g.)

Condition: Used-Like New, slip cover minor wear the rest excellent.

Ex Libris Camilla Knapp, Mass.

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