Groot, J. J. M. de: THE RELIGIOUS SYSTEM OF CHINA. Its Ancient Forms, Evolution, History and Present Aspect. Manners, Customs and Social Institutions Connected Therewith.. N.p. (Peking), n.d. (1930s). xxiv, 1468; x, 1341 pp. 85 b/w plates plus a number of text illustrations. 6 vols. 28x19 cm. Boards.
A compendium of information about the characteristics and histories of China's various religio-philosophical schools. Very interesting selection of illustrations from a variety of sources. Remains the prime reference in English in this subject and a fascinating read. In two main parts: Vols 1-3: Disposal of the Dead; Vols 4-6: On the Soul and Ancestral Worship. Anonymous and scarce 1930s Peking reprint of the Leiden original. Some mottling and marks to covers. The occasional mark inside but generally clean.
Available, as of: 26/04/2018
Was item 485 in printed List 192.
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