The Buddhism of Tibet or Lamaism with its mystic cults, symbolism and mythology, and in its relation to Indian Buddhism by L. Austine Waddell - xvi, 598 pp. + 47 pp. publisher's pages - light-blue cloth binding with titles, author and cover drawings on spine and the illuminated Buddha on the front cover.
First edition, enriched with more than 300 engravings, several of which are folding.
List of abbreviations
HISTORICAL: Changes in primitive Buddhism leading to Lamaism, Rise, development and spread of Lamaism, Sects.
DOCTRINAL: Metaphysical sources, Morality, Scriptures and literature.
MONASTIC: Order of Lamas, Daily life and routine, Hierarchy and re-incarnate Lamas.
BUILDINGS: Monasteries, temples and cathedrals, Shrines and relics.
MYTHOLOGY AND GODS: Pantheon and images, Sacred symbols and charms.
RITUAL AND SORCERY: Worship and ritual, Astrology and divination, Sorcery and necromancy.
FESTIVALS AND PLAYS: Festivals and holidays, Sacred dramas, mystic plays and masquerades.
POPULAR LAMAISM: Domestic and popular Lamaism.
APPENDICES: Chronological table, Bibliography.
Condition: Good. Binding with minimal signs of use, paper with natural discolouration. From a university library, as shown by 2 small printed stickers on the rear endpapers (see picture). Without loan history, no oher markings. The book is well preserved.
Note: Due to delays with USPS lasting up to months, shipping to the United States will only be done by FedEx.
- Number of Books
- Illustrated, Religion, Travels
- Author/ Illustrator
- L.A. Waddell (1854-1938)
- Book Title
- The Buddhism of Tibet or Lamaism with its mystic cults, symbolism and mythology
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- London, W.H. Allen & Co.
- Number of pages
- 23×15 cm