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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.", Adikaram, E. W.
1 Adikaram, E. W. Early History of Buddhism in Ceylon Or "State of Buddhism in Ceylon As Revealed by the Pali Commentaries of the 5th Century A. D."
Migoda, Ceylon D. S. Puswella 1946 First Edition Hardcover 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 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Collected Works of Chinul the Korean Approach to Zen, Chinul & Robert E. Buswell Jr.
2 Chinul & Robert E. Buswell Jr. The Collected Works of Chinul the Korean Approach to Zen
Honolulu, Hawaii University of Hawai'i Press 1983 0824807855 / 9780824807856 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Xvi + 468 pp. Index. Glossary, bibliography, character list. Frontis plate, illustrated with tables and charts. Grey cloth with silver gilt has moderate normal wear. Bottom edge has "Korea" written in black marker. The reason the price is so low is that the top edge of the entire interior of the book has water damage with a ripple throughout -- appears to be a beverage catastrophe -- otherwise clean and unmarked. Aethetically unpleasing but the book is still sound and usable. ; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 468 pages 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Dictionaire Encyclopedique Du Boudhisme, Cornu, Philippe
3 Cornu, Philippe Dictionaire Encyclopedique Du Boudhisme
Paris Editions du Seuil 2001 2020362341 / 9782020362344 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
843 pp. Glossary of Chinese terms with Japanes & Sanskrit equivalents. In French. Black dust jacket with Bhudda's face in green with gold has a bit of edge wear, old price sticker at rear, book itself has hint of wear at spine tips, otherwise clean and nice. Good copy. ; French Edition; 10.55 X 7.64 X 2.44 inches; 843 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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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, Getty, Alice
4 Getty, Alice 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
Oxford Clarendon Press 1928 Second Edition Hardcover 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. Indispensable reference for art historians, scholars of Eastern philosophy and religion. Wealth of detailed scholarly information on names, attributes, symbolism, pictorial representations of virtually every major and minor divinity in Mahayana pantheon, as worshipped in Nepal, Tibet, China, Korea, Mongolia, and Japan.; Ex-Library; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 175.00 USD
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The Caves of Dunhuang, Jinshi, Fan
5 Jinshi, Fan The Caves of Dunhuang
London Scala Arts Publishers Inc. 2010 1857598741 / 9781857598742 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
256 pp. Chronology, glossary. Heavily illustrated in color. Matte heavy paper wraps with a photo of Bhudda in parinirvana is clean and nice. A beautiful copy. Mogao, and the other cave sites at and around Dunhuang were a meeting point of Buddhist and Central Asian art and culture with Chinese civilization. The caves, founded by Buddhist monks from the 4th century, were the focus of worship for over 1000 years. The murals with which they were decorated create one of the finest examples of Buddhist art in Chinese Central Asia, reflecting the changing styles of Chinese and Central Asian art for more than a millennium. The book examines 50 of the finest caves in detail. Richly illustrated and beautifully designed, it gives an unparalleled introduction to the site, the quality of the murals ...and outlines one of the most fascinating stories in Asian history. ; 10.71 X 7.72 X 0.87 inches; 256 pages 
Price: 195.00 USD
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Masterpieces of Japanese Buddhist Art. Nara National Museum 100th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition. April 22nd-June 4th, 1995, Nobuyoshi, Yamamoto, Director
6 Nobuyoshi, Yamamoto, Director Masterpieces of Japanese Buddhist Art. Nara National Museum 100th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition. April 22nd-June 4th, 1995
Nara, Japan Nara National Museum 1995 First Edition Paperback 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 
Price: 125.00 USD
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