BUDGE, Sir E.A.Wallis.
Baralam and Yewasef.
Being the Ethiopic Version of a Christianized Recension of the Buddhist Legend of the Buddha and the Bodhisattva. Volume II. The Introduction, English Translation, etc.
First edition. Volume I contained the full Ethiopic text. Better known as Barlaam and Josaphat, the legend tells of the efforts of King Abenner in India to prevent his son from converting to Christianity. The story has its origins in the life of the Buddha, first having been christianized in Georgia in the tenth century, and translated into Greek and Latin in the eleventh.
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Octavo. Original plum cloth, title gilt to spine , gilt block of an illustration from the Augsburg edition of Barlaam and Jehosophat to the upper board. 9 half-tone plates and 64 full-page illustrations. Ex-Latimer House library, ink stamp to the front free endpaper and rear pastedown only, spine very slightly marked by the removal of a small label and a little sunned, overall a little rubbed, else very good, unopened.