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118130
COATES, Harper Havelock & Ryugaku Ishikuza.

Honen the Buddhist Saint....

His life and teaching. Translation, historical introduction, explanatory and critical notes.

Availability: In stock

Published: Kyoto, Chionin by Imperial order, 1925

Stock Code: 118130

£300
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition, with the printed presentation slip tipped in to first blank. This work is the first translation in English of the life of the 12th-century Buddhist monk, Hönen, from the account of Shunjö, his 14th-century biographer. The translation has been supplemented with a section on the religious and historical context to Hönen's life, and an expansive chart of Chinese characters with their Japanese pronunciation at the end. Harper Havelock Coates (1865-1934) was a Canadian missionary to Japan and scholar, working on the relationships between Christianity and Buddhism In 1909 he was contacted by Ryugaku Ishizuka, a school teacher and Buddhist scholar, and the two spent 17 years working together on this tome.

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Description

Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles and decoration to spine in gilt, titles and Chinese characters to front cover in gilt, frames blocked in blind to covers, central vignette in blind to rear cover, illustrated endpapers, single panel of original glassine jacket laid in at rear.

Illustrations

Large folding colour frontispiece with tissue guard, 23 plates, and 8 folding plates.

Condition

Wear to spine ends and tips, slight scratches to covers, top edge a little dust toned, occasional marginal foxing; a very good copy.

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