Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
The Esoteric Iconography of Japanese Mandalas. Lokesch Chandra.
The Esoteric Iconography of Japanese Mandalas
The Esoteric Iconography of Japanese Mandalas
The Esoteric Iconography of Japanese Mandalas
The Esoteric Iconography of Japanese Mandalas
The Esoteric Iconography of Japanese Mandalas

The Esoteric Iconography of Japanese Mandalas

New Dehli: Aditya Prakashan, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 369pp., 5 folding plates. Original blue faux leather binding with blind-stamped ruling on cover, gilt lettering on cover and spine. Sata-Pitaka Series: Indo-Asian Literatures Volume 607. Reproduced in original scripts and languages. Translated, annotated and critically evaluated by specialists of the East and West. Preface by Lokesch Chandra. A review of mandala and esoteric Buddhist art by Japanese scholars and texts and figures of esoteric Buddhism in Japan. Illustrated with 861 reproductions of woodcut prints from the Omuro (Ninnaji) Monastery, depicting the deities of the Mahãkarunãgarbha and Vajradhãtu tantras. It is the first book of its kind and an indispensable compendium for the comprehension of Indo-Asian art, in particular its Buddhist expression. Contains bibliography and an extensive alphabetic index of Sanskrit and Japanese names of deities. Text in English and Japanese. Very light wear along edges of binding with two small nicks on back cover. Inside cover partly wavy near gutter. Folding plates with some light creasing. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #45741
ISBN: 817742050x

Price: $225.00

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