Early Chinese Mysticism; Philosophy and Soteriology in the Taoist Tradition.
Princeton, 1992. 0691020655. 0691020655. Paperback. Good plus. Slight wear and discolouration to white cover. Lightly bumped at foot of spine. Looks unread. Ready to post in UK. (Book ref. 2273) £14.00
The Taoist Experience; An Anthology.
SUNY, 1993. 0791415805. 0791415805. Paperback. Good. Edges of cover sl worn, a couple of long indents on front cover, lower corner front cover sl bumped. Some grubby marks on edges of page block. Looks unread. ready to post in UK. (Book ref. 2274) £12.50
Taoism : The Enduring Tradition
Routledge 2004 0415263220. paperback which retained a faint lingering scent of tobacco at the time of cataloguing (Book ref. 2320) £12.50
Taoism under the T'ang; Religion and Empire During the Golden Age of Chinese History.
WellSweep, 1996. 0948454989. 0948454989. Hardback/dj. Very good/good. Dj slightly grubby. Ready to post in UK. (Book ref. 2279) £17.50
China and Japan: Myths and Legends
London: Senate, 1994 ISBN 1859580130 Paperback, very good condition except lightly browned throughout, 404 pages including index, 8.5 x 5.25 inches, Illustrated in b/w with examples of oriental art and architecture.----------------------- The author traces the origins and evolution of oriental myths and shows how stories spread from China across to Japan. Including tales from the religions of Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism and Shinto, Mackenzie discusses the merging of history and legend in Japan where the Mikados claimed descent from the daughter of the Dragon King of the ocean.Illustrated with examples of oriental art and architecture. (Book ref. 1220) £5.00
The Monastery of Jade Mountain
London: John Murray, 1961 First edition, in very good clean tight condition, in avery good unclipped (21s) dustjacket but 1cm tear to bottom spine, original pale blue clothboards with grey blocking to spine,189 pages, 16 b/w photo illustrations, ----------------------"Gives an absorbing picture of life in Buddhist and Taoist monasteries, and splendid descriptions of the Chinese scene. " (Book ref. 1120) £25.00
The Secret and Sublime : Taoist Mysteries and Magic
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1973 First edition, paperback, very good condition, uncreased illustrated glossy card covers, 217 pages, -------'Warmly sympathetic account of Taoism. Most of the book relates to the author's personal experiences as the guest of Taoist recluses.' (Book ref. 2631) £45.00
CHRONICLES OF TAO - THE SECRET LIFE OF A TAOIST MASTER -
HarperSanFrancisco - 1993 - Limp: pictorial card covers - edges a little dusty else a near very good copy. Lacks dw. (LB20) - (Book ref. 4133) £5.00
THE TAOIST I CHING -
Boston: Shambhala - 1st edition 1986 - Limp: pictorial glazed card cover - slight edge wear - one corner creased else a good plus copy. Lacks dw. (LB10) - (Book ref. 4134) £5.00
Facets of Taoism : Essays in Chinese Religion
Yale 1979 0300026730. paperback with marked edge, name & traces of secondhand prices on ffep, lingering scent of tobacco, lamination added to cover (Book ref. 2209) £15.00
London: Faber & Faber, 1954. Faber Gallery of Oriental Art series. 2nd imp. VG+ green card covers with col illus to front. 25cms x 31.25cms, 24pp. 10 col plates. Covers protected by transparent paper wrapper. Weight 234g. (Book ref. 1065) £9.50
Dragons, gods & spirits from Chinese mythology.
Milan: Peter Lowe/Eurobook, 1980. VG blue cloth h/b with gilt lettering to spine; VG white d/w with col illus & black lettering, not pc, some chips, with protective film to central section. 21.5cms x 28cms, 132pp.Blue eps. Colo illus title page & col & b/w illus throughout. 13 chaps + index. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 832g. 086540390. (Book ref. 2277) £10.00
Chuang-Tzu or The Treatise Of The Transcendent Master From Nan Hua
Felinfach: Llanerch Publishers, 1992. 1st Edition. Limp Vellum. Very Good+. 1st edition thus, 137 page laminated softback ( would appear to be vellum ), ex personal copy of Dr Martin Israel and contains his signature to ffep and title page. Very mild ageing, tight and clean, no tears, creases or notes, a quite scarce edition. (Book ref. 000021) £25.00
The Chinese Art of Tea
Boston, MA: Shambhala, 1985. 0877733201 paperback. Very Good. Illustrated card wrappers; spine uncreased, but sunned; very light creasing to lower corners. B/w illustrations. ; Sq 4to (8" x 8"); 205 pages (Book ref. 16807) £10.00
New Mind and Other Essays
Kelly & Walsh, Shanghai China, 1930 First Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. 244 pages, size 8.75 inches tall by 6 inches. ' Most of these essays have already been published in different magazines. Some consist of unpublished subjects. These scattered essays contain some matter of permanent value, and they are collected together and published in one volume. The essays on the Perfect Life and the Taoist Superman bear a certain resemblance. One was written in Shanghai and delivered before the Royal Asiatic Society: the other was written in London and read before the China Association. They both deal with the same subject. It is a large one, and in a sense, it may be claimed that one is a complement of the other. The essays are mixed, but there is one thread running through all, and that is China. The subjects differ and vary, but they are all concerned with Chinese things. Some deal with the Chinese view of life: some with Chinese politics: some with culture and education: some with progress and reform. The aim has been, in all cases, to bring Chinese history to bear on every theme. This is the only valuable factor that I would claim for these essays. An attempt has been made to judge Chinese things from Chinese experience and history. What was merely local and temporal may have already passed away, and one's opinion at the moment of writing may now be of little use. Take for example the remarks on the militarists. Marshal Chang is dead: Marshal Wu is in retirement, and Marshal Sun has lost many battles since then, and is, for the time being, off the stage. The references to these and other things may have been ephemeral; yet, I venture to hope that the subjects round which they were set have permanent value. The object of this volume is an attempt to understand the character of the Chinese, as we see it revealed in their religion, in periods of transition, in the council chamber, in their political life, in business and in the camp, in their ancient ideals and in their modern practices. Thus, by an examination of the several departments of life, we may get nearer to them and, by an interpretation of the spirit of their inner life, have some understanding of the people. The Chinese nation is full of physical energy and mental power. It has a long and honourable domestic history: the future may show that it will have an equally honourable part to play in international life. The writer has approached the subject with sympathy and respect: if some of his views on some phases of the questions treated, may seem critical and adverse, he can only hope that the reader will be assured that any adverse comment has been made in good faith, and that any conclusion reached has been from the desire to be just. Shanghai, March, 1930 '. Book - in Good red boards with gilt lettering - some marking to the boards mainly to the back board, and some bumping and rubbing to the corners and light rubbing to the ends of the spine. Contents, some browning to the edges of the pastedowns and light browning to page edges, otherwise clean and tightly bound. A Rare Title. Email For Scan. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 251-750 grams. Category: Sociology & Culture; Inventory No: 002468. (Book ref. 002468) £92.50
Taoist Yoga: Alchemy and Immortality
Rider and Company, 1970 Hardback, Very Good/Very Good. First edition, grey cloth, 12mo, clean and bright in like illustrated dust jacket.. A translation, with introduction and notes, of The Secrets of Cultivating Essential Nature and Eternal Life (Hsin Ming Fa Cheuh Mung Chih) b (Book ref. 19571) £15.00
Taoist Teachings, translated from the Book of Lieh-Tzu
John Murray, 1959 Hardback, Very Good/None. Reprint, illustrated green cloth, previous owner's name to ffep, lacks dust jacket.. Introduction and notes by Lionel Giles. (Book ref. 19553) £10.00
The Jesus Sutras : Rediscovering the Lost Religion of Taoist Christianity
Piatkus, 2001. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 0749922508 A very good hbk in d/w 8vo (Book ref. 102840) £6.00
Tao Of Long Life: The Chinese Art of Ch'ang Ming.
London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1979. 0860330680. First Edition. 8vo. 170pp. Black cloth. Fine in dust-jacket. (Book ref. 5710) £125.00
The Face of China: Travels in East, North, Central and Western China with Some Account of the New Schools, Universities, Missions and the Old Religious Sacred Places of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. The Whole Written and Illustrated By EG Kemp, FRSGS
London: Chatto & Windus, 1909. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall xv + 276pp, index, folding map, 47pp colour plates, 16pp sepia drawings. Green buckram boards, gilt titling to spine and front panel, gilt decorative figure to latter, small mark to rear board, top edge of pages gilt, light foxing mainly to endpapers, very slight twist to spine. Protected olive green dustwrapper, spine slightly browned, some loss mainly to spine head/tail and corners. Overall a very nice copy of this work. Heavy book, extra shipping required to non-UK address. (Book ref. 015033) £60.00