"The iconography of the deities worshiped by the Tibetans as protectors and guardians of Buddhism belongs to the least known field of Tibetan Studies": First edition of René de Nebesky-Wojkowitz's magnum opus Oracles and Demons of Tibet
Oracles and Demons of Tibet: The Cult Iconography of the Tibetan Protective Deities.
De Nebesky-Wojkowitz, René.$200.00
Item Number: 88101
The Netherlands: Mouton & Co., Publishers, The Hauge, 1956.
First edition of Czech ethnologist and Tibetologist René de Nebesky-Wojkowitz’s best-known work, widely considered the foundational text in Tibetan popular religion and deity cults. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, illustrated. In near fine condition with some contemporary notes to the text and to the rear panel.
Czech Tibetologist René de Nebesky-Wojkowitz completed some of the most extensive research on Tibetan diety cults throughout the mid-20th century which he published in several articles, and especially in his most important work, Oracles and Demons of Tibet. Nebesky-Wojkowitz's sudden untimely death at the age of 36 (purportedly caused by pneumonia) shortly after the completion of the work led many members of the Tibetan Buddhist community to believe that his death was actually brought on by the wrath of the very protector deities he dedicated his life to studying.
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Wheaton, Ill: Van Kampen Press, 1953.
First edition of this collection of essays by the author of My Utmost For His Highest. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a few small chips. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.
Philadelphia: Sherman & Co., 1836.
First edition of one of the ‘major builders of American Judaism’, Isaac Leeser’s Discourses on the Jewish Religion. Volume I only of the original ten volumes. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, rubbing and wear to the extremities, early ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. In good condition. A rare and unrestored example of early American Judaica.
"Poet, Singer, Great heart, may our god bless your name, and the womb that held you, and the breasts that gave you milk. and may god forgive us all"; First Edition of Kahlil Gibran's Jesus The Son of Man; Warmly Inscribed by him
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928.
First edition of Kahlil Gibran’s masterful retelling of the story Jesus of Nazareth. Octavo, original cloth, illustrations by the author. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Roy and D. from Howard and Bill With the blessing upon you four, and with the gratitude of Kahlil Gibran 1928.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable inscribed and in the original dust jacket.