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Early History of Buddhism in Ceylon Or "State of Buddhism in Ceylon As Revealed by the Pali Commentaries of the 5th Century A. D."

By: Adikaram, E. W.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Migoda, Ceylon, D. S. Puswella: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5966

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


[12] 154, [50] pgs. Index. Original soft cloth covers in dark cream buckram with red. Covers are soiled, worm holes throughout spine. Interior front and first few pages have extensive worming at the center gutter, front board starting to separate at bottom gutter (outer cloth not separating) , contents a bit proud and leaning forward, but otherwise clean and unmarked. Quite scare first edition of this scholarly history of buddhism in Sri Lanka. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages View more info

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The Gods of Northern Buddhism -- 2nd Revised Edition Their History, Iconography and Progressive Evolution Through the Northern Buddhist Countries : Translated from the French by J. Deniker

By: Getty, Alice

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1928

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 7562

Condition: Good


2nd editionlii, 220 pp. Index. Color plate at frontis, LXVII plates of which I, V, XXXVI, XLII, XLV, LV, LXI and frontis are in colours. Green cloth with gilt of the Buddhist Wheel with the six syllables of the Mantra of Avalokitesvara. Illustrations from the collection of Henry H. Getty. Ex-lib with white spine numbers at bottom spine, interior has normal library marks, pocket. Bottom front board bumped at corner, some rubbing at edges, back board is slightly bowed in, blanks a little grubby and title page has some thumbing, but otherwise clean and attractive. A beautiful book. Indispen... View more info

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The Odyssey of the Buddhist Mind The Allegory of the Later Journey to the West

By: Liu, Xiaolian

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Lanham, New York, London, University Press of America: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10413

ISBN: 0819196703

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Xvii, 318 pp. Index, bibliography. Octavo. Red leatherette hard covers with bright gilt, just a bit of shelf wear. Interior clean and nice. Good copy. "Xiaolian Liu presents the first and only major study on the achievement of the novel in the context of both Western and Chinese allegorical traditions. This groundbreaking book provides a comparative study of the nature and various aspects of allegory as illustrated through the analysis of The Later Journey to the West, a seventeenth-century Chinese allegorical novel. The author also examines the theme, structure and characterization of the... View more info

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Masterpieces of Japanese Buddhist Art. Nara National Museum 100th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition. April 22nd-June 4th, 1995

By: Nobuyoshi, Yamamoto, Director

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Nara, Japan, Nara National Museum: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004650

Condition: Good


370 pp. Printed back to front. Primarily in Japanese but English list of exhibits as well as a short English essay on the history of the art. Magnificent plates. Glossy red paper covers with gilt and black are clean, bit of edge curling, interior bottom edges have a little curl as well, otherwise clean and unmarked. 2 leaf folio flyer tucked in. Lovely, scarce copy. ; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall View more info

The Sacred Oasis

By: Vincent, Irene Vongher

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1953

Seller ID: 9130

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


xix, 114pp + 4 unnumbered pages. Frontis, photographs, index. Book has yellow and blue cloth hardcover with gold text on spine. Dust jacket is grey and cream with black text on spine and covers with illustration on front cover. Dust jacket has mylar cover. Illustrated front and back pastedowns and flyleaves. Book plates on front flyleaf and edge page. Text is clear and unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 137 pages View more info