Selected Books for Sale

Below is a selection of books we currently have in stock at Bookends of Emsworth that are available for sale only through our website.

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The Golden Age of Persia

Richard N.Frye

Published by Phoenix Press

Richard N.Fyne, the world authority in this field, describes the four hundred years which followed the explosive spread of Islam as 'a high point in human achievement; not only a golden age for the Islamic world but for the whole world at that time'.



The Village Carpenter


Published by The Country Book Club 1952

The reminiscences recorded in this book are those those of an old carpentry business. Walter Rose was a master carpenter who writes of carpentry as it was practiced by his family in Victorian times.



lao tzu: tao te ching

An english version by Ursula K. Le Guin

Published by Shambhala Publications

The Tao Te Ching was probably written about twenty-five hundred years ago, perhaps by a man called Lao Tzu, who may have lived about the same time as Confucius. Nothing about it is certain except that it is Chinese, and very old, and speaks to people everywhere as if had been written yesterday.

Includes 2 CDs



TAO The Watercourse Way

Alan Watts

Published by Jonathan Cape

Watts has written a basic textbook on Taoism in his inimitabe style, illustrated with many examples from the literature and with Chinese characters.
Watts did not finish the book owing to his sudden death late in 1973, but this has been completed by Al Chung-liang Huang who co-directed Watts' final lectures and discussions out of which the book came.



Mud Pattens in the Morning

Steven Borland

Published by Hunter's Moon Vintage Field Sports

This is the first book to trace the rich history of wildfowling in Chichester Harbour, West Sussex. It gives an insight into the pursuit of wildfowl, from ancient times up to the present day.

New publication
by local author