- Keyword = Religious Studies
Strangers and Exiles: A History of Religious Refugees (Two Volume Set)
Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1969. 496 and 527 pages. History of Judeo-Christian religious refugees. ISBN: 9780687399482.
First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. A heavy 2-volume set. Light fading to jacket spines.Book ID: 252270More details Price: $25.00
Huston Smith: Essays in World Religion
New York: Paragon House, 1992. 290 pages. By the leading religious scholar (1913-2016). ISBN: 9781557784476.
First edition (first printing). Very fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author to the previous owners on the title page. With significant underlining on a handful of pages.Book ID: 241676More details Price: $20.00
Forgotten Truth: The Common Vision of the World's Religions
New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992. 182 pages. ISBN: 9780062507877.
First paperback edition (first printing). A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Inscribed by Huston to the previous owners: "With regards, Huston Smith."Book ID: 241645More details Price: $16.00
The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions
New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1991. 399 pages. The best selling book by the leading religious scholar (1913-2016). ISBN: 9780062508119.
Later printing. Very good in wrappers (paperback). Rear corner creased. Inscribed by Huston to the previous owners on the half-title.Book ID: 241644More details Price: $20.00
All About Adam & Eve: How We Came to Believe in Gods, Demons, Miracles, & Magical Rites
New York: Prometheus Books, 1998. 274 pages. With black-and-white illustrations. ISBN: 9781573921879.
First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.Book ID: 232662More details Price: $25.00
How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science
New York: W. H. Freeman and Company, (2000). 302 pages. This book "explores how and why humans put their faith in a higher power, even in the face of scientific skepticism" -- from the front flap. Shermer is the publisher of Skeptic magazine. ISBN: 9780716735618.
First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Dedication copy; inscribed by the author to Stephen Jay Gould, to who is often referenced in the book and to whom the book is dedicated. "Steve -- Thanks for making our short tenure on this planet that much richer, both intellectually and spiritually. In Glorious contingency, Michael Shermer." From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould. With a tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.
Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."
We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.Book ID: 214353More details Price: $100.00
Messianic Revolution: Radical Religious Politics to the End of the Second Millennium
New York: Hill & Wang, 1999. 303 pages. ISBN: 9780809068852.
First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed by Popkin to Stephen Jay Gould, "To Stephen Jay Gould, with best wishes. Hope you enjoy it. Richard H. Popkin."Book ID: 217305More details Price: $50.00