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Image for The Germans and Ourselves -by Karl Barth ( Our Selves )

The Germans and Ourselves -by Karl Barth ( Our Selves )

By: Barth, Karl, Translated By Ronald Gregor Smith; Intro By A R Vidler ( Paul F W Busing [ Büsing ] related)

Price: $52.73

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Nisbet and Co., 1945, 1st Edition, 1st Printing: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 158122

Condition: Very Good (see description)


----------softcover, about 5.25 x 7.5 inches, a solid clean Very Good copy, a bit of light rubbing, 61 pages, laid into this copy is a 3 page typed "letter / essay / review" about this book by W Busing ( I am assuming Paul F W Busing but cannot be 100% sure ), I do not know if this was typed by Busing, it is about this book, this 3 page "letter" is not signed but has the name W Busing at the end, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky:  Insights into the Life of a Modern Sphinx (aka:  The Occult World of Madame H P Blavatsky )( Quest Books / Theosophical Publishing House )(inc. The Esoteric School and Life with HPB;  Writing Isis Unveiled, etc)

The Esoteric World of Madame Blavatsky: Insights into the Life of a Modern Sphinx (aka: The Occult World of Madame H P Blavatsky )( Quest Books / Theosophical Publishing House )(inc. The Esoteric School and Life with HPB; Writing Isis Unveiled, etc)

By: Blavatsky, H.P. ( Madame Helena Petrovna ), Collected By Daniel Caldwell

Price: $25.01

Publisher: Wheaton, Illinois, Wheaton, Il. / Chennai ( Madras ), India: Quest Books / Theosophical Publishing House, 2000, 1st Revised Edition, First Printing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 156797

ISBN: 0835607941

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, a wee bit of sunning to the spine, 451 pages, b&w photos, contents include: Russia, 1831-1849; Travels around the World and Home to Russia, 1849-1865 ; More World Travels, 1865-1873 ; New York and Chittenden, 1873-April 1875 ; New York and Ithaca: Writing Isis Unveiled, August-October 1875 ; The Founding of the Theosophical Society and the Writing of Isis Unveiled, September 1875-September 1877 ; Marvels in the Lamasery and Departure from New York, 1877-December 1878 ; London, Bombay, and Allahabad, 1879 ; Sri Lanka and... View more info

Image for Chi Kung:  Way of Power -by Master Lam Kam Chuen ( Qigong qi gong, chi kung, or chi Gung / Health, Spirituality, Martial Arts )

Chi Kung: Way of Power -by Master Lam Kam Chuen ( Qigong qi gong, chi kung, or chi Gung / Health, Spirituality, Martial Arts )

By: Chuen, Master Lam Kam

Price: $38.21

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Gaia Books / Human Kinetics, 2003, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163572

ISBN: 0736044809

Condition: Very Good (see description)


----------softcover, about 6.5w x 9.25h inches, a Very Good+ example, a bit of light rubbing but overall looks close to new, colour and b&w photos and illustrations, ---Qigong qi gong, chi kung, or chi gung is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality and martial arts ---"Benefits of stimulating the flow of chi are well known in the Eastern hemisphere. For the first time ever, established chi kung expert Lam Kam Chuen reveals advanced movements and positions previously unpublished in the Western world... View more info

Image for The Republic of Choice:  Law, Authority and Culture

The Republic of Choice: Law, Authority and Culture

By: Friedman, Lawrence M

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachussetts, Cambridge, MA / London, England: Harvard University Press, 1990, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 148085

ISBN: 0674762606

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Very Good+ dustjacket, 248 pages, ---"In this imaginative exploration of modern legal culture, Lawrence Friedman addresses how the contemporary idea of individual rights has altered the legal systems and authority structures of Western societies. Every aspect of law, he argues--from civil rights to personal-injury litigation to divorce law--has been profoundly reshaped, reflecting the power of this concept. ---The new individualism is quite different from that of the nineteenth century, which stressed self-control, discipline, and ... View more info

Image for Karate-Do Nyumon: The Master Introductory Text -by Gichin Funakoshi ( Martial Arts )

Karate-Do Nyumon: The Master Introductory Text -by Gichin Funakoshi ( Martial Arts )

By: Funakoshi, Gichin; Translated By John Teramoto

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan / NY - New York / London, England, Tokyo, Japan / N.Y. ( New York ): Kodansha International, 1994, 1st Softcover Edition, Later Printing: 1994

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163751

ISBN: 4770018916

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


------------softcover, about 7w x 10h inches, a near Fine example, in a Near Fine dustjacket, 119 pages, b&w photos, ---"Karate-do Nyumon literally means a passage through the gates of the Karate way--in other words, an introduction to the world of Karate. Karate-do Nyumon is the result of Master Funakoshi's wish to clarify Karate thought and practice for those who know nothing about it. It comprises unpublished writings from the years before his death in 1957, together with simplified kata--sequences of movements--synthesized by Funakoshi from the traditional Okinawa Karate-do kata, for b... View more info

Image for THREE VOLUMES: Complete Tae Kwon Do Hyung vol 1 Basic; Chon-Ji; Dan-Gun; Do-San; Won-Hyo; Yul-Gok; Joohg-Gun; Toi-Gye -v 2 Hwa-Rang, Choong-Moo, Gwang-Gae, Po-Eun, Ge-Baek, Yoo-Sin, Se-Jong -book 3 Ul-Ji, Sam-Il, Choi-Young, Ko-Dang, Choong-Jang,Tong-Il

THREE VOLUMES: Complete Tae Kwon Do Hyung vol 1 Basic; Chon-Ji; Dan-Gun; Do-San; Won-Hyo; Yul-Gok; Joohg-Gun; Toi-Gye -v 2 Hwa-Rang, Choong-Moo, Gwang-Gae, Po-Eun, Ge-Baek, Yoo-Sin, Se-Jong -book 3 Ul-Ji, Sam-Il, Choi-Young, Ko-Dang, Choong-Jang,Tong-Il

By: Hee Il Cho

Price: $85.73

Publisher: Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles, CA: Hee Il Cho, 1984, 1989, 1984, 1st Edition, First and Later (?) Printing: 1989

Edition: First Edition and First Printings and La

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164706

ISBN: 1882015002

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------3 volumes (ONE SHIPPING CHARGE), softcovers, about 7w x 10.25h inches, all are solid Very Good+ examples, small piece of clear tape at lower spine tip of book 3, a bit of light wear and rubbing, 208 pages in each, packed with b&w photos, contents include: (VOL 1 )--Preface; Intro; Biography of Master Cho; Origin and Meanings of Hyung; need for Basic Techniques; contact Areas; Diagram of Basic Stances; Basic Techniques; What are Hyungs; Value of Hyungs; Chon-Ji; Vital Points; Dan-Gun; Do-San; Won-Hyo; Yul-Kok; Joong-Gun; Toi-Gye; Magazine Covers Featuring Cho; Action International... View more info

Image for Ideas That Matter:  The Worlds of Jane Jacobs  (includes chapters on The Death and Life of Great American Cities; Reporting; New York; Toronto; Values; Democracy, etc )

Ideas That Matter: The Worlds of Jane Jacobs (includes chapters on The Death and Life of Great American Cities; Reporting; New York; Toronto; Values; Democracy, etc )

By: Jacobs, Jane (related), Edited By Max Allen; Foreword By Mary Rowe

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Owen Sound, Ontario, Owen Sound, ON: The Ginger Press, 1997, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164225

ISBN: 0921773447

Condition: Very Good (see description)


------------softcover, about 9.25w x 8h inches, a solid Good to Very Good example, name stamp to the front endpaper with some blotting to the verso of the cover, ink name stamped on the upper edge of the text block, some curling to the covers and pages, --- 213 pages, b&w photos-, ---"Jane Jacobs ( 1916-2006 ) is history's most celebrated urban critic. In addition to her classic, Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jacobs authored another half dozen influential books on urban planning, economics, and design. She was also a tireless advocate of vibrant city neighborhoods. Ideas that M... View more info

Image for Richard Matheson:  A Primer of Reality ---with  Reality ( a CD of RM ) ---with 14 Steps to Reality:  Metaphysics for the Young ----3 Items -PRIMER is Signed

Richard Matheson: A Primer of Reality ---with Reality ( a CD of RM ) ---with 14 Steps to Reality: Metaphysics for the Young ----3 Items -PRIMER is Signed

By: Matheson, Richard (signed)

Price: $158.33

Publisher: Springfield, Pennsylvania, Springfield, PA.: Edge Books / Gauntlet Press, 2002, 1st edition, First Printing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 143852

ISBN: 1887368558

Condition: Fine (see description)


----------3 items (ONE SHIPPING CHARGE), , PRIMER is a Fine hardcover, no dustjacket as issued, signed by Matheson, --- 14 is a trade paperback size pamphlet ---REALITY is a CD which was issued with 14, the CD has RM talking about metaphysical things, is about 45 minutes long, all items are unread/unused, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for The Path:  Metaphysics for the '90's ---by Richard Matheson -a Signed Copy

The Path: Metaphysics for the '90's ---by Richard Matheson -a Signed Copy

By: Matheson, Richard (signed), Based on the Writings of Harold W Percival, Foreword By Stan Madison

Price: $39.53

Publisher: Santa Barbara, California, Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1993, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 143849

ISBN: 0884963772

Condition: Fine (see description)


----------trade paperback, a Fine unread copy, signed by Matheson without inscription, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo, View more info

Image for Confessions of a Spiritual Thrillseeker:  Medicine Teachings from the Grandmothers -by Oriah Mountain Dreamer ( Thrill Seeker )( Shamans / Shamanic Healing / Women )

Confessions of a Spiritual Thrillseeker: Medicine Teachings from the Grandmothers -by Oriah Mountain Dreamer ( Thrill Seeker )( Shamans / Shamanic Healing / Women )

By: Mountain Dreamer, Oriah

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Moonfox Press, 1991, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 157978

ISBN: 0969536119

Condition: Good (see description)


----------trade paperback, about 6 x 9 inches, a solid Good+ copy, just a wee bit of very light rubbing, small stain to the upper corner of the text block with some slight staining to some of the rear pages, does not affect the text, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. View more info

Image for Dynamic Karate:  Instruction By the Master -by Masatoshi Nakayama - Japan Karate Association ( Martial Arts )

Dynamic Karate: Instruction By the Master -by Masatoshi Nakayama - Japan Karate Association ( Martial Arts )

By: Nakayama, M ( Masatoshi ), Chief Instructor of the Japan Karate Association

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan, Tokyo, Japan: Kodansha International Limited, 1974, 1st Edition, Later Printing: 1974

Edition: Later printing(s)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 160552

ISBN: 0870110373

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------hardcover, about 7.5w x 10.25h inches, a Very Good+ copy, faint stain at upper spine tip pages, in an attractive Good to Very Good dustjacket, price clipped, some sunning to the spine of the jacket, 308 pages, profusely illustrated with b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Textbook of Modern Karate-by Teruyuki Okazaki & Milorad V Stricevic (inc. Training; Body Positions; Arm Techniques; Leg Techniques; Kata ; Glossary; Bibliography )( Martial Arts )

Textbook of Modern Karate-by Teruyuki Okazaki & Milorad V Stricevic (inc. Training; Body Positions; Arm Techniques; Leg Techniques; Kata ; Glossary; Bibliography )( Martial Arts )

By: Okazaki, Teruyuki; Milorad V Stricevic / Kodansha International Publishers ( Foreword By Masatoshi Nakayama )

Price: $145.13

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Kodansha International, 1984, 1st Edition, First Printing (stated): 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164708

ISBN: 0870114611

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine example, in an Near Fine price clipped dustjacket, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, 376 pages, b&w photos throughout, ---"Karate has been undergoing a slow transformation since 1922, when Master Gichin Funakoshi introduced this once secret system of Okinawan fighting techniques to Japan as a whole. Certain predictions made by Funakoshi have subsequently been scientifically verified, as this book shows, while others require further study. Karate today, instead of being viewed solely as a method of self~defense, has come to be appreciated for i... View more info

Image for THE GRANNIES A Tribute to Old Ladies Who Refuse to Become Fossils or Dinosaurs or Leftovers -by Sybil Rampen -Signed by six of the Grannies and the Photographer, Catherine Chatterton )

THE GRANNIES A Tribute to Old Ladies Who Refuse to Become Fossils or Dinosaurs or Leftovers -by Sybil Rampen -Signed by six of the Grannies and the Photographer, Catherine Chatterton )

By: Rampen, Sybil (signed)( Signed by Six of The Grannies and Catherine Chatterton as well)

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Rubicon publishing, 2001, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 164032

ISBN: 0921156634

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------softcover, about 11w x 9.25h inches, a Near Fine example, signed by Sybil Rampen ( The Witch ), Liz Avery ( Rosa ), Elizabeth Bradley ( Abel Mabel ), Betty Neil ( Methusaleh ), Betts Engel and Roberta Eustace ( Double Trouble ), Ankie Gracie ( ( Big Bertha ) and Catherine Chatterton (photogrpaher), not signed by Gillian McIntyre, 102 pages, b&w photos throughout, ---"Sybil Rampen said "Old age can be fearsome, so I decided to it fun. This book is about being outrageous, the value of life in all stages, and about fun and laughter." ---A twinkling tale of 8 Grannies who t... View more info

Image for Shin Kage Ryu:  Japan's Complete Fighting System -by Robin L Rielly / Charles E Tuttle Publishing ( Japanese Martial Arts)(inc. Stances, Punches & Strikes; Blocking; Kicks; Breakfalls, Throwing, Chokes, Sparring Drills, Edged Weapons [ Sword, Knife ] etc)

Shin Kage Ryu: Japan's Complete Fighting System -by Robin L Rielly / Charles E Tuttle Publishing ( Japanese Martial Arts)(inc. Stances, Punches & Strikes; Blocking; Kicks; Breakfalls, Throwing, Chokes, Sparring Drills, Edged Weapons [ Sword, Knife ] etc)

By: Rielly, Robin L (not Reilly ) / Charles E Tuttle Publication

Price: $51.41

Publisher: Rutland, Vermont, Rutland, VT: Charles E Tuttle, 1989, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164707

ISBN: 0804815364

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine example, in an Near Fine price clipped dustjacket, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, 320 pages, b&w photos throughout, ---"Shin Kage Ryu jujutsu has existed as a fighting system since the nineteenth century, and the literal meaning of the three Chinese characters is "spirit shadow way." Originating in J apan and influenced by Okinawan fighting systems, the art has evolved into one that ip.corporates karate-like kicks, punches, and strikes, as well as the throwing, grappling, and joint techniques of judo. Thus, Shin Kage Ryu is a comple... View more info

Image for On Equilibrium:  John Ralston  Saul ---a signed Copy

On Equilibrium: John Ralston Saul ---a signed Copy

By: Saul, John Ralston (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Penguin / Viking, 2001, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 147449

ISBN: 0670888826

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed by Saul, 370 pages, ---" On Equilibrium is an intelligent, persuasive and controversial exploration of the essential qualities of humanity and how to use them to achieve equilibrium for the self and an ethical society. It is at once an attack on our weakness for ideologies and a manual for humanist action. It is the logical, compelling, and humane successor to his bestselling trilogy. Mr. Saul's philosophical trilogy - Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West, The Doubter's Companion: A Dictionary o... View more info

Image for Samurai Swordsmanship: The Batto, Kenjutsu and Tameshigiri of Eishen-Ryu - Masayuki Shimabukuro and Carl E Long / Black Belt Books ( Philosophy, Techniques, History )( Swords )

Samurai Swordsmanship: The Batto, Kenjutsu and Tameshigiri of Eishen-Ryu - Masayuki Shimabukuro and Carl E Long / Black Belt Books ( Philosophy, Techniques, History )( Swords )

By: Shimabukuro, Masayuki; Carl E Long / Black Belt Books

Price: $32.93

Publisher: California, Valencia, CA: Black Belt Books / Ohara Publications, 2011, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 158765

ISBN: 0897501993

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------softcover, about 8.25 x 10.75 inches, a near Fine copy, 256 pages, profusely illustrated with b&w photos about all aspects of sword techniques, ---"Describing the principles and techniques that define Japan’s most popular style of swordsmanship, this martial arts manual gives practitioners master-level instruction. This book is a collection of the most effective and proven fighting methods spanning from the feudal to the modern eras. It illuminates the art with masterful photography and is accompanied by in-depth descriptions of the methods perfected by Japan’s ancient warr... View more info

Image for BUDO:  Teachings of the Founder of Aikido -by Morihei Ueshiba ( Martial Arts - Noma Dojo Techniques )

BUDO: Teachings of the Founder of Aikido -by Morihei Ueshiba ( Martial Arts - Noma Dojo Techniques )

By: Ueshiba, Morihei; Introduction By Kisshomaru Ueshiba

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan / NY - New York / London, England, Tokyo, Japam / N.Y. / New York / London, UK: Kodansha International, 1996, 1st Softcover Edition, First Printing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 159008

ISBN: 4770020708

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------softcover, about 7 x 10.25 inches, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of light wear and rubbing, in a Very Good+ price clipped dustjacket with a small tear at lower spine tip, gift inscription on front blank endpaper, 131 pages, packed with b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for The Outer Limits of Reason: What Science, Mathematics, and Logic CANNOT Tell Us -by Noson S Yanofsky / The MIT Press

The Outer Limits of Reason: What Science, Mathematics, and Logic CANNOT Tell Us -by Noson S Yanofsky / The MIT Press

By: Yanofsky, Noson S / MIT Press

Price: $39.53

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachussetts, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2013, 1st Edition, Later Printing: 2013

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163791

ISBN: 0262019353

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine example, in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks new, 403 pages, b&w photos, ---"Many books explain what is known about the universe. This book investigates what cannot be known. Rather than exploring the amazing facts that science, mathematics, and reason have revealed to us, this work studies what science, mathematics, and reason tell us cannot be revealed. In The Outer Limits of Reason, Noson Yanofsky considers what cannot be predicted, described, or known, and what will never be understood. He discusses the limitations of computers, physics, logic, and our ow... View more info