L.A. Waddell (1854-1938) - The Buddhism of Tibet or Lamaism with its mystic cults, symbolism and mythology - 1895

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L.A. Waddell (1854-1938) - The Buddhism of Tibet or Lamaism with its mystic cults, symbolism and mythology - 1895
Illustrated, Religion, Travels - Quantity: 1

Full title:
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.

Exceptionally rare.

Contents:
Preface
Pronunciation
List of abbreviations
Introductory
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.
INDEX

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.

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Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
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
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1895
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
London, W.H. Allen & Co.
Number of pages
598
Dimensions
23×15 cm
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