Item #48571 The Light of Asia: Being the Life and Teaching of Gautama Prince of India and Founder of Buddhism as Told by an Indian Buddhist. Edwin ARNOLD.
The Light of Asia: Being the Life and Teaching of Gautama Prince of India and Founder of Buddhism as Told by an Indian Buddhist.

The Light of Asia: Being the Life and Teaching of Gautama Prince of India and Founder of Buddhism as Told by an Indian Buddhist.

Mount Vernon, NY: The Peter Pauper Press, n.y. Hardcover. Illustrations by Valenti Angelo. Narrow small 4to. Decorative paper over boards, slipcase with paper label. 141pp. Illustration s. Fine/near fine. Item #48571

Outstandingly tight and bright copy of this lovely edition, undated but bearing nonauthorial gift inscription ("Something every humanist should know") on front pastedown dated Christmas 1948 to Frank S. Hanlin (1924-82, bibliographer and University of Iowa special collections director). The best known and most controversial work of this English poet (1832-1904), his version of this Indian epic about the teachings of Buddha earned both supporters and critics. Quite a lovely copy.

Price: $45.00

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