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If you have a passion for Buddhism, be sure to look through all of the excellent listings in Biblio's rare books on Buddhism section in the Rare Book Room. Many of the rare Buddhism books include gorgeous illustrations and ephemera, and many of the rare books are quite old and valuable. Biblio is proud of the diversity of books in our Rare Book Room, and looking through our rare books on Buddhism is definitely worth your time.

History of China and its inhabitants. [Harper’s Family Library. No. LXXXI] by DAVIS, John Francis

1836 History of CHINA Asia Confucius Buddhist MAGIC OCCULT Alchemy Ghosts John Francis Davis was a 19th-century British politician who became the governor of Hong Kong during his diplomatic journeys to China. He published a broad but extensive history of...

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Butsuzou Zui (Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images) by Hidenibu Tosa

1690 1ed Japanese Woodblock Illustrated Buddhism Buddha Amida Butsuzou Zui A rare, 17th-century handwritten Japanese woodblock book 'Butsuzō-zui' 仏像図彙, or 'Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images,' was first published in 1690 (Genroku 元禄 3...

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Tseʼenah u-reʼenah ...Zultsbakh : ha-Meshutafim Aharon u-veno Zeḳl; Ḥamishah ḥumshe Torah by Hebrew Bible

1785 RARE Yiddish Hebrew BIBLE Torah Aron Frankl Sulzbach Old Testament WOODCUTS Eighteenth century Hebrew Bibles are considered to be very rare; and while some can be still be found, those with extraordinary woodcuts are among the scarcest. This 1785 Yi...

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Unique Photograph Album of Art Objects in the Touring Exhibition of Thai Arts in the United States of America

Thailand Original dark green oblong cloth photograph album, 12 1/2" h x 16 1/2" W, tied with green laces, cover title "Photographs" in gilt and gilt embossed mandala center of front cover, internal title "Art Objects in the Tour...

From Dale Steffey Books


Buddhism In The Modern World. by Watts, Alan W.:

London: J. M. Watkins, [c.1933]. . First Edition. 8vo. 31pp. Printed wrappers slightly dusty otherwise fine. No hardbound edition. ....

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China by DOUGLAS, Robert K

1882 1ed CHINA Folklore Douglas Alchemy Buddhism Confucius Illustrated COLOR MAP "Years of careful training will makea tree whose shoots should spring heavenwards bendthe points of its branches towards the earth." – Robert K Douglas, Chinese Stories A r...

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The ALTAN SABA ( The Golden Vessel ) : A Mongolian Lamaist Burial Manual by Krueger, John R

Monuments Serica , 1965. RARE. Reprint from Monumenta Serica Vol. XXIV, 1965. Near fine, slight soiling rear cover. Paginated 207-272. Addenda sheet laid in. . Reprint. Pamphlet. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾"...

From Dale Steffey Books


Zen of Four Seasons: Dogen Zenji's Waka by Dogen Zenji; Translation and Commentary by Shohaku Okumura; Edited by Muso Jim Biggs and Jokei Molly Whitehead

Bloomington, IN: Dogen Institute SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY TRANSLATOR, the noted Dogen scholar Shohaku Okumura, at title page. An elegant handmade book in string-tied embossed paper boards with gilt lettering, hand-made paper, likely a very limited number p...

From Dale Steffey Books


Story of the Eight Phases of Sakyamuni (Shaka Hassou Monogatari) 釈迦八相物語 (しゃかはっそうものがたり) by Unknown

1666 Buddha Origin Japanese Buddhism Manuscript Shakamuni Hassou Monogatari 5v Buddhism originated in Northern India, or present-day Nepal where the historical Buddha (Prince Siddhartha, Gautama Buddha), was born and lived. When Buddhism arrived in Japan...

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A Dictionary of the Pali Language by Childers, Robert Caesar

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., 1909. SCARCE. Handsomely bound in half-leather and orange cloth, gilt lettering and rules at spine, 624 pp. Near Fine, a few spots light soiling to edges of page block. . Fourth Impression. Half-Leathe...

From Dale Steffey Books


Le Temple D'Angkor Vat (Memoires Archeologiques / Publies Par L'Ecole Francaise D'Ex) by Louis Finot

Bangkok: SDI Publications, 1995. 3 Vols. Beautifully published reprint edition limited to 999 copies. Originally published: Paris : Les Éditions G. Van Oest, 1929-1932. Folio. in slipcase. French text. prof. illus. vol. 1. L'architecture du monument / i...

From Glocal Matters


(The Essentials of Rebirth in the Pure Land) 往生要集 Ōjōyōshū (おうじょうよしゅう): 極楽物語 Gokuraku Monogatari (ごくらくものがたり) (Tale of the Pure Land) by GENSHIN

1840 Japanese Pure Land Buddha Dante Hell Heaven Genshin Illustrated Woodblock An interesting Edo woodblock-print of 'Ojoyoshu,' 'The Essentials of Rebirth in the Pure Land.' This edo era woodblock-print edition of 'Ojoyoshu' was written by the medieval B...

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Encyclopedia of Treasure (banpo zensho) (万寳全書.) (ばんぽぜんしょ) by YOSHIYASU, Kikumoto

1770 Japanese & Chinese Stamp Tea Ceremony Buddhist Kikumoto Yoshiyasu Woodblock An interesting Edo woodblock-print of an 'Encyclopedia of Treasure,' pronounced "Banpo Zensho." "Banpo Zensho" is a collection of historical information in 13 volumes of Jap...

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Wanna wichit čhāk nibāt čhādok / Literary Splendor from Nibata Jataka . 3 Volumes by Wanliphodom, Prungsi & Krom Sinlapakon

Krung Thep: Krom Sinlapakon, c.1999. 3 Vols. 361pp., 361, 398pp. 100s of color illus. Pictorial Boards. Fine.Please Note: This set requires additional shipping and insurance. New York residents must pay NY sales tax. Thank you....

From Glocal Matters


MA Space-Time in Japan by Isozaki, Arata / Taylor, Lisa ( Director ) et al

N. Y.: Cooper Hewitt Museum, 1979. Essentially a fine, unread copy, with a small bump to one spine corner, Photos, essays, and drawings, elcidating a mystic aspect of Japanese philosophy / architecture / language / and consciousness.. First Printing of th...

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