Leipzig: Tauchnitz, 1891. Frontispiece portrait of the author with tissue guard. 246 pages, 12mo, gorgeous Florentine vellum binding with ornate gilt stamping and dark green leather label and panels, beveled edges, metallic filigree endpapers. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1891. A near fine copy. An adaptation of the Lalitavistara Sutra. Binder's label on preliminary page.
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Avon: Limited Editions Club, 1976. Illustrated by Ayers Houghtelling with 8 color plates and other drawings in the text. 193pp. 4to, patterned cloth with green leather label, board slipcase. Avon, CT: The Limited Editions Club, 1976. A fine copy in a near fine box. One of 2000 numbered copies signed by the illustrator.
Lithograph. Image measures 12.5" x 17'. Sheet measures 15" x 21.75". This print depicts the courtyard of the Hoi Tong Monastery, a Buddhist temple in Guangzhou, China. At the time of the artists visit, this temple, sometimes called the Sea Screen Temple, had recently been ceded to the British in the aftermath of the First Opium War. Monks are scattered around the grounds, some sitting in the shade and others attending to the temples famously fat pigs. Far in the.....
Paris: Goupil & Vibert. Tinted lithograph. Sheet measures 14 7/8" x 21 5/8". Image measures 9 1/4" x 16 1/4" The title translating to "Temple, Pagoda, and Village On The Canals of the Interior from Macau to Canton", this print depicts a serene cityscape from the entrance into Canton [Guangzhou], along a canal. The artist wrote, "we passed close by a temple, built on a little jetty, which was reached by a stair, descending into the river." Figures are seen.....
Paris: Goupil & Vibert. Tinted lithograph. Sheet measures 15" x 21 5/8". Top image measures 6 3/4" x 11 1/2". Bottom image measures 8" x 11 1/4". An interior from Macao and a vista of Hong Kong are included together. The top image features the interior view of the Great Temple of Macao, of which Borget writes "It is so difficult to describe Chinese objects in European language, that I have not yet dared to speak to you of the.....
London: John Rodwell, 1827. In which is introduced a discussion on the worship of the serpent in various countries of the world. 6 black & white plates (frontispiece was intended to be bound opposite p. 84). 213pp., 4to, rebound tan morocco-backed marbled boards with raised bands, t.e.g. London: Printed for the author, and sold by John Rodwell, 1827. Faint ex-lib stamp on title page and scattered light foxing, else near fine.
Hong Kong: Precious Art Publications, 1986. Profusely illustrated throughout with color plates and many smaller b/w images. 152pp. 4to, glossy pictorial boards in slipcase together with a replica of 38 foot "Scroll" reproduced in slightly reduced format, but still a very long gate-fold. Hong Kong: Precious Art Publications, 1986. First edition. A fine copy. Chinese Buddhist Legends of the Past.
New Delhi: Brijbasi, 1995. Photographs by Jean-Louis Nou. Introduction by Andre Bareau. Beautifully and extensively illustrated with color photographs. 216pp., 4to, cloth, d.w.; corners slightly bumped, dust wrapper mildly worn. New Delhi: Brijbasi, (1995). A very good (+) copy in a very good dust wrapper.