Baocheng: SHISHI YUANLIU. (The Origins and Transmission of Buddhism). Beijing, 2009. 3 pp. introductory text. Various paginations. B/w woodcut illustrations throughout. 2 vols. 32x22 cm. Stitched, in cloth case.
High-quality facsimile of a finely-illustrated Ming edition from the Jiajing reign, dated 1556, on the life of the Buddha and the transmission of Buddhism to China, chiefly by way of many biographical anecdotes concerning prominent monks and disciples. Black-and-white woodblock illustration to the upper half of each page with woodblock-printed text below. All text in Chinese. Out-of-print and difficult to obtain.
Available, as of: 12/02/2022
Was item 164 in printed List 202.
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