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HILDEGARD OF BINGEN’S BOOK OF DIVINE WORKS


hildegard of bingen, a rhineland mystic of the twelfth century, was a poet and scientist, painter and musician, healer and abbess, playwright, prophet, preacher and social critic. the book of divine works was written between 1170 and 1173. it’s a visionary work; a cosmology which reunites religion, science, and art, with an astonishing symbiosis with contemporary physics. the present volume also contains 51 letters written by hildegard to significant political and religious figures of her day, and translations of twelve of her songs. this copy was published in 1987.


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ANCIENT RUINS OF THE SOUTHWEST 

1981 edition in very good condition. this guide to archaeological ruins of the american southwest includes thirteen newly opened archaeological sites. the author provides directions to each site, nearby towns, and campgrounds. images throughout.


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45 MERCY STREET: ANNE SEXTON

1976 edition. the late poet's first posthumous collection combines intense self-exposure and selective description in verse accounts of experiences during the last three years of her life.


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THE CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN READER

1980 edition. beautiful anthology collection. gilman is probably best known as the author of "the yellow wallpaper," in which a woman is driven mad by misogynist psychiatry, but she wrote many other stories and novels reflecting her feminist views in turn-of-the-century america. collected here are eighteen stories and fragments, including “the yellow wallpaper” and a selection from “herland”, gilman's matriarchal vision of utopia.


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THE BOOK OF TEA, RARE EDITION:

this is a very rare edition, the same 1964 edition georgia o'keeffe owned. there's even a copy of it in the o’keeffe museum archives. i can find similar editions for sale on the internet, but not this one. within is a beautiful long essay linking the role of chadō to the aesthetic and cultural aspects of japanese life. touches on zen and taoism as well. first published in 1906 with countless editions printed since, a very important book. this is the most beautiful printing, i feel. it also includes an inscription someone once wrote—”together in the chaos and the quiet, we move on.”


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DESERT PLANTS

a beautiful botanical journal published by boyce thompson arboretum in the early 80s, devoted to indigenous and adapted arid land plants. thick volume, over 300 pages, with hundreds of photographs and a variety of manuscripts intended for amateur and professional desert plant enthusiasts. very special.


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CALIFORNIA MOUNTAIN WILDFLOWERS

sweet little 1963 paperback edition. some plastic separation on the covers, otherwise fine condition. color photographs, drawings, and extensive index. published by the university of california press in berkeley.


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FUNDAMENTALS OF TIBETAN MEDICINE

really interesting overview; this edition was published in the mid-90s by men-tsee-khang, the tibetan medical and astrological institute of the dalai lama. touches on ayurveda, tantras, therapeutics and diagnosis, seasonal influences on the body, and more.


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FOLK MEDICINE

1988 printing. first published in 1958. dr. jarvis spent his medical career working in rural vermont and studying the folk medicine practices he found there. this volumes compiles the richness of that information.


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A GATHERING OF SHORE BIRDS

hardcover, 1960 edition. a very sweet collection of information on shore birds with beautiful illustrations throughout.


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ARTISTS OF THE TUNDRA AND THE SEA

this is a really remarkable account of dorothy jean ray’s field work among inuit alaskan ivory carvers. archaeological and historical art styles of the indigenous people living in these lands are analyzed; images and drawings throughout.



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EVERGREEN MAGAZINE, SEALED, 1973

this is an incredibly cool and strange find—the spring 1973 issue of evergreen review, from evergreen state college in olympia. sealed in plastic and in perfect condition. includes the complete text of samuel beckett’s “the lost ones”, writing on soviet liberalism, an INTERVIEW WITH ARETHA FRANKLIN (?!), an eyewitness report on a new playboy club, and more. truly weird and wonderful time capsule.


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THE ESP READER

very cool 1969 parapsychology book. gathers classics from the literature of psychical research, spiritualism, and parapsychology, including selections from investigators, mediums and psychics, and life-after-death researchers. quite interesting as a piece of counterculture history, as well. fair condition, hardcover.


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RHYTHMS OF VISION

brilliant mystical book from 1975 that draws on myth, occultism, the psyche, and modern science to forge new connections. great condition and difficult to find. 



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HINDUISM

in-depth survey of hinduism, printed in 1977 by oxford university. thorough but digestible. written by a religious scholar and BBC correspondenr who studied and taught on zoroastrianism and mystical experience. 


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BIRDING AROUND THE WORLD

first edition, thick 80s illustrated guide covering birds of all seven continents. practical tips, secrets to the best birding locations. lots of photographs, maps, and huge reference section.


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WOMEN WHOSE LIVES ARE FOOD, MEN WHOSE LIVES ARE MONEY: JOYCE CAROL OATES

1978 copy, former library book. has little notes inside that someone wrote long ago - pieces of poems, musings. hardcover.


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BROTHER WHALE, A PACIFIC WHALEWATCHER’S LOG

a very special book, published in 1977 by chronicle books in san francisco. gathers together what is known — from research, from the diaries of new england whalermen of the past, and from the author's personal observations — to provide an informal introduction to the world of whales. the emphasis is on those the average person has the most chance of seeing: the humpbacks and grays that can be viewed during their annual migrations.


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LACMA GUIDE, 1965

beautiful little illustrated handbook of the los angeles county museum of art, first edition, 1965. color photographs all throughout.


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CONSCIOUS BREATHING

sweet early 90s book on breathwork. dozens of illustrations covering different techniques throughout. great reference, i’ve used this for guidance myself.


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THE ART OF NEPAL, FIRST EDITION

this was published in 1978 at sahayogi press in kathmandu, nepal. very limited release. photographs within are all from the author’s travels, line drawings by balaram thapa as well. later prints of this book can be found for cheap online, but this original version goes for anywhere between $30-$120. it has a special feeling.


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DRAGONFLY: A QUARTERLY OF HAIKU, SET OF 4 

dragonfly was a haiku journal independently published in portland, oregon by lorraine ellis harr, founder of the world haiku society, throughout the 70s and 80s. these are pieces of very chill portland history with subscription cards, illustrations, and dense pages of poetry all intact. lorraine later went on to found the tombo haiku group in portland as a way to mentor new haiku poets. these journals are extremely rare, i can’t find them anywhere on the internet. it’s difficult to part with them.


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MOOSE: A MAGAZINE OF PORTLAND POETRY, 1981

this is another one i can’t find anywhere online. really precious piece of independent publishing history. portland zine of poetry with fully intact pages and a beautiful design sense. there’s even a handdrawn calendar centerfold outlining the poetry events for the month, with listings at old portland venues. i mean come on!! very special.


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GUIDE TO INDIAN ROCK CARVINGS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST

published in 1980, really cool booklet of information on petroglyphs of british columbia, washington, oregon, and alaska. explains where petroglyphs can be found and touches on the religions of northwest coast indigenous peoples. incredible drawings and photographs throughout. nice resource for a road trip.



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ENJOYING NATURE ABOUT US: A TENNESSEE FARMER’S LIFELONG OBSERVATIONS

early 90s signed copy, perfect condition. book of nature writing by a rural tennessee farmer. he wrote a wildlife column for his local paper every week for decades, starting in the 1950s. this book compiles those pieces. it’s quite precious. 


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NIGHT SEA CROSSING

a zine i made for the interwoven exhibit in a kiwi field. new poems and drawings. newsprint, rice paper, sewn binding.







below is a preview of what will be available for sale soon ~ check back.