The Light of Asia

By: Arnold, Sir Edwin

Price: $80.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Limited Edition No. 56 of 3000 numbered copies. -------- Introduction by Sir E. Denison Ross. Color illustrations by Hamzeh Carr. -------Original tan cloth with printed and gilt design on cover; gilt lettering on spine. 4to; 10.25 inches tall; xxii, [4], 177 pages; 16 colour plates. tissue guards with legends. ------- Gift inscription on ffep: "Dr. and Mrs. Eldon R. James / Long may the Light of Asia shine for you! / With regards and great appreciation! / Maurice P. Dunlap / at Cambridge 8. X. 27." -------- Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning with occasional foxing. Moderate shelf handling wear. --------- The Light of Asia, subtitled The Great Renunciation, is a book by Sir Edwin Arnold. The first edition of the book was published in London in July 1879. ---------- In the form of a narrative poem, the book endeavors to describe the life and time of Prince Gautama Buddha, who after attaining enlightenment became The Buddha, The Awakened One. The book presents his life, character, and philosophy, in a series of verses. It is a free adaptation of the Lalitavistara. It is noted as being one of the works which introduced Buddhism to a Western readership, where the religion had been relatively unknown. [wiki]

Title: The Light of Asia

Author Name: Arnold, Sir Edwin

Illustrator: Hamzeh Carr

Categories: Other,

Edition: Limited Edition

Publisher: London, John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd: 1926

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: None Issued

Type: Book

Seller ID: 011153