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A HISTORY OF PRIVATE LIFE. V. RIDDLES OF IDENTITY IN MODERN TIMES.

by Prost, Antoine and Vincent, Gerard, Editors. Arthur Goldhammer, Translator. Perrine Simon-Nahum, Remi Leveau, Dominique Schnapper, Kristina Orfali, Chiara Saraceno, Ingeborg Weber-Kellermann, Elaine Tyler May.

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Published
1991
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First American Edition
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9780674399792
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Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap / Harvard University Press, 1991. 630 pp, 9 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and reproductions, colour plates. "(Charts) the remarkable inner history of our times from the tumult of World War I to the present day, when personal identity was released from its moorings in gender, family, social class, religion, politics, and nationality. Nine… Read more
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ESSAYES OF MONTAIGNE. 2 VOLUME SET.

by (Michel De Montaigne.) Translated by John Florio. Edited by Justin Huntly M'Carthy.

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Published
1891
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Good
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Third Thousand.
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London: David Stott, 1891. 400 pp, 400 pp, 4 5/8" H - 2 volume set. Turquoise blue cloth with dark blue floral pattern (repeated in green on endpapers), medium brown spines with gilt lettering, small orange peacock device (faded) in black border on each spine, similar squares with "The Stott Library" on front/rear boards. Each volume has a tissue-covered frontispiece… Read more
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THE LAGOON: HOW ARISTOTLE INVENTED SCIENCE.

by Leroi, Armand Marie.

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2014
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Third Printing
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9780670026746
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New York: Viking, 2014. 501 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "In 345 BC Aristotle arrived on (Lesbos). In Athens, he had been taught by Plato to seek truth in the intangible realm of ideas. But, rejecting his teacher's metaphysics, Aristotle turned to the natural world and began the greatest of all human endeavors. He catalogued the animals… Read more
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A CASEBOOK OF MURDER. (A COMPELLING STUDY OF THE WORLD'S MOST MACABRE MURDER CASES.)

by Wilson, Colin

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Published
1969
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First Edition
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London: Leslie Frewin, 1969. 288 pp, 8 1/2" H. "(Wilson) discusses crimes in Britain and Europe, in America and Australia, and breaks down the motives of the killers in an attempt to isolate a common denominator. He draws strongly on psychological and psychiatric authorities and offers new hope for the future, patricularly in connection with murders of a violent,… Read more
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THE BLACK ROOM.

by Wilson, Colin.

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Published
1971
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First Edition.
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London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1971. 348 pp, 8" H. "After the ICBM, the ABM, the laser, and chemical and biological warfare, the next challenge for agents of every nation and power bloc must be the Black Room. Fail in that, and what chance have you against the cunning sophistications of thought warfare, brainwashing and consciousness expansion used by the… Read more
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THE ART OF WORLDLY WISDOM.

by Gracian, Baltasar. Adapted from the translation by Joseph Jacobs. Introduction by Willis Barnstone.

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Published
2004
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Near Fine
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9781590301418
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Boston: Shambhala, 2004. 185 pp, 7" H. Integral ribbon bookmark. "This perennially popular book of advice on how to achieve personal and professional success is valued for its timeless insights on how to make one's way in the world. Written in the seventeenth century by a Spanish Jesuit scholar, the teachings are strikingly modern in tone and address… Read more
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THE SPIRITUAL MANDELA: FAITH AND RELIGION IN THE LIFE OF NELSON MANDELA.

by Cruywagen, Dennis. (Nelson Mandela.)

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Published
2018
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Near Fine
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First American Edition
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9781623545307
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Watertown, MA: Imagine, 2018. 224 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Nelson Mandela revealed nothing about his personal religious beliefs in his writings or in his public pronouncements. He purposely avoided discussing them in his autobiography for political reasons, but those who were closest to him knew he held Christian views. At Mandela's request, the final components of his funeral followed… Read more
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THE SCHOOL OF FEMININITY. A BOOK FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN AS THEY ARE INTERPRETED THROUGH FEMININE WRITERS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY.

by Greene, Margaret Lawrence.

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Published
1972
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Very Good+
Edition
First Canadian Edition
ISBN
9780773700079
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Toronto: Musson, 1972. 382 pp, 8 3/4" H. 6 b&w illustrations. "As provocative and challenging as when it was first published in 1936, (this book) traces the development of female thought as reflected by the creative imagination of writers from Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen to Pearl Buck and Virginia Woolf. With superb balance of reason and passion,… Read more
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FASCIST ERA YEAR XVII (28th OCT. 1938 - 27th OCT. 1939).

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Published
1939
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Fair
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Rome: Fascist Confederation of Industrialists, 1939. 212 pp, 7 1/8" H. Light blue leather spine and corners, gilt lettering/banding on spine, marbled boards. Blue slip tipped in on blank preliminary "Compliments of / ITALIAN LIBRARY / OF INFORMATION / New York City 595 Madison Avenue". Contents: Foreword; Basic Facts; The Structure of the Totalitarian State;… Read more
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COINED: THE RICH LIFE OF MONEY AND HOW ITS HISTORY HAS SHAPED US.

by Sehgal, Kabir. Foreword by Muhammad Yunus.

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Published
2015
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9781455578528
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New York: Grand Central, 2015. 317 pp, 9 1/2" H. "We are all aware of the power of money - how it influences our moods, compels us to take risks, and serves as the yardstick of success in societies around the world. Yet because we take the daily reality of money so completely for granted, we seldom question how… Read more
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A PATTERN FOR HISTORY.

by Lower, Arthur R.M.

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Published
1978
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780771053740
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1978. 381 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(R)estores history to its status as a living art, encompassing the major epochs from the time of Judaism to the present, not as a chronicle of dates and events, but as major cycles in the tides of human destiny. (Lower's) aim is to fix western man's present position… Read more
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JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF MORNING: THOUGHTS UPON BOOKS: LOVE: LIFE.

by Partridge, Eric.

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Published
1947
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Very Good -
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Second Edition
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London: Frederick Muller, 1947. 85 pp, 7 1/2" H. "(A) book original in its theme and refreshingly different in its conception. It falls into three parts: firstly, it discusses, freshly and unacademically, British and American prose-writers of the (early) twentieth century; it then makes a penetrating and courageous examination of the different aspects of Comradeship, Friendship, ad Love;… Read more
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WALDEN, OR LIFE IN THE WOODS.

by Thoreau, Henry David. Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby.

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Published
1936
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Limited Edition.
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Boston: The Limited Editions Club, 1936. 290 pp, 10" H. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering, blue/green patterned paper-covered boards, top edge dark green. Number 1225 in a limited edition of fifteen hundred copies, signed on limitation page by the photographer, Steichen. B&w photographs "Taken at Various Seasons at Walden Pond". Printed at the Merrymount Press. … Read more
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SEX AND THE PULPIT.

by Feinberg, Abraham L., Rabbi.

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Published
1981
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Near Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9780458945504
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Toronto: Methuen, 1981. 318 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(T)he culmination of the writing career of a man who has struggled all his life against social injustice and irrelevant religious orthodoxies. This book is more than the ecumenical discuss-ion of sex-related issues from a minister's point of view; it is a candid commentary on our time - a time… Read more
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INSTRUCTIONS AU CUISINIER ZEN: TENZO KYOKUN / CORPS ET ESPRIT: D'APRES LE SHOBOGENZO / LA PRESENCE AU MONDE. 3 VOLUMES.

by Dogen. Books 1 & 2: Textes choisis et traduits du japonais par Janine Coursin. Book 3: Textes traduits et presentes par Vera Linhartova.

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Published
1994
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Very Good+
ISBN
9782070739943
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Paris: Le Promeneur / Editions Gallimard, 1994. 1. Instructions au cuisinier zen - ISBN 2070739945 - 71 pp. Avant-propos; Instructions au cuisinier zen; Propos de cuisiniers (Chia-shan Shan-hui 805-881 [Kassan Zenne] / Kuei-shan Ling-yu 771-853 [Isan Reiyu]); Plaisirs de table. 2. Corps et Esprit - ISBN 2070751007 - 150 pp. Avant-propos; Introduction (Le "Shobogenzo" / La dialectique… Read more
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A CRIMINAL HISTORY OF MANKIND.

by Wilson, Colin.

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Published
1984
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780246116369
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London: Granada, 1984. 702 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(T)ells the story of human violence from Peking Man to the Mafia, taking into account the calculated sadism of the Assyrians, the opportunism of the Greek pirates, the brutality that made Rome the 'razor king of the Mediterranean', the mindless destruction of the Vandals, the mass slaughter of Genghis Khan, Tamurlane,… Read more
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WHERE STORIES GROW. A TOPELIUS COLLECTION FROM FINLAND.

by Sperry, Margaret, translator & adaptor. (Zacharias Topelius.)

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Published
1977
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Very Good+
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First American Edition
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9780844811000
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New York: Crane Russak, 1977. 94 pp, 9 3/8" H. B&w illustrations. "In this collection, (Zacharias) Topelius (1818-1898) reveals to us the wide horizons of his fantasy and his deep concern with the ethical principles which guide a sound life, whether it be personal or public. In 'Tikka The Tailor', (he) plays havoc with personal and community… Read more
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PARENTAL TRAINING.

by Bacon, William, Rev.

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Philadelphia: Presbyterian Publication Committee 209 pp, 6 13/16" H. Black cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. Title page states "By the late Rev. William Bacon" / copyright page states "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six by William Bacon". Contents: Introduction; Preface; Lecture I. Importance of Parental Training; Lecture II. The… Read more
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MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING.

by Foer, Joshua.

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Published
2011
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Edition
4th Printing
ISBN
9781594202292
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New York: Penguin, 2011. 307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, he found a… Read more
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THE ART OF CHOOSING.

by Iyengar, Sheena.

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Published
2010
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First Edition
ISBN
9780446504102
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New York: Twelve , 2010. 329 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "Life is full of choices. How do we make them? Choice is a powerful tool to define ourselves and mold our lives - but what do we know about the wants, motivations, biases, and influences that aid or hinder our endeavors? Columbia University professor… Read more
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