Marco Polo on Java

From The Travels of Marco Polo, on the island of Java. Footnotes of the book say that it is unlikely the island he mentions is indeed Java, but this is nevertheless an interesting passage. From Chamba a traveller who sails south-south-east for 1,500 miles comes to a very large island called Java. According to the

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Happy Vesak Day!

A very happy Vesak Day to all our Buddhist friends! Here is a free e-book, The Gospel of Buddha by Paul Carus, to mark this happy occasion. Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. – Gautama Buddha

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Books On Their Way

We’re very excited to have located another copy of Chekhov’s Peasants and Other Stories – a beautiful, full leather, Limited Edition copy that has so much gold on it we’re convinced the value of the gold on the book is worth more than the book itself. In any case, it’s due to arrive in 3

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Horace’s Odes: Holding a 282-year old Book

  Holding the 1731 edition of Horace’s Odes is a strange feeling. Never mind that the book is entirely in Latin; some things, like possessing a 282 year old book, are so overwhelming that they transcend language. This book, well-bound and still very readable after nearly 3 centuries, was published in Edinburgh in 1731 –

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GOHD is Online Only – For the Time Being

We find ourselves tossed around in the torrential slings and arrows of outrageous fortune – also known as “the economy”, “property prices” and “en bloc to build condo”. Therefore, we regret to say we can no longer facilitate browsing, although we will try our best to do meetups around the Little India area for those

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