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If you have a passion for Buddhism, be sure to look through all of the excellent listings in Biblio's rare books on Buddhism section in the Rare Book Room. Many of the rare Buddhism books include gorgeous illustrations and ephemera, and many of the rare books are quite old and valuable. Biblio is proud of the diversity of books in our Rare Book Room, and looking through our rare books on Buddhism is definitely worth your time.

Butsuzou Zui (Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images) by Hidenibu Tosa

1690 1ed Japanese Woodblock Illustrated Buddhism Buddha Amida Butsuzou Zui A rare, 17th-century handwritten Japanese woodblock book 'Butsuzō-zui' 仏像図彙, or 'Illustrated Compendium of Buddhist Images,' was first published in 1690 (Genroku 元禄 3…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


The Sun Behind the Sun Behind the Sun by Bhagwan, Shree Rajneesh

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh - The Sun Behind the Sun Behind the Sun; a Darshan Diary - India, Rajneesh Foundation, 1980 - 1st Edition - Hardcover with dust jacket - 615pp - 22x15 cmCondition Very Good: Dust jacket some minor damage at corners and edges, pages…

From MagicWorldBooks


China by DOUGLAS, Robert K

1882 1ed CHINA Folklore Douglas Alchemy Buddhism Confucius Illustrated COLOR MAP "Years of careful training will makea tree whose shoots should spring heavenwards bendthe points of its branches towards the earth." – Robert K Douglas, Chinese Stories A r…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Zen of Four Seasons: Dogen Zenji's Waka by Dogen Zenji; Translation and Commentary by Shohaku Okumura; Edited by Muso Jim Biggs and Jokei Molly Whitehead

Bloomington, IN: Dogen Institute SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY TRANSLATOR, the noted Dogen scholar Shohaku Okumura, at title page. An elegant handmade book in string-tied embossed paper boards with gilt lettering, hand-made paper, likely a very limited number p…

From Dale Steffey Books


Story of the Eight Phases of Sakyamuni (Shaka Hassou Monogatari) 釈迦八相物語 (しゃかはっそうものがたり) by Unknown

1666 Buddha Origin Japanese Buddhism Manuscript Shakamuni Hassou Monogatari 5v Buddhism originated in Northern India, or present-day Nepal where the historical Buddha (Prince Siddhartha, Gautama Buddha), was born and lived. When Buddhism arrived in Japan…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


The Chinese Dragon by L Newton Hayes

Original 1922 Very Good First se story of the Dragon in roads folklore and roof Pagodas Printed and published in Shanghai pre-World War II China Referenced in John Michell View over Atlantis here in original edition, See our scans.…

From Three Geese In Flight Celtic Books


Buddhism In The Modern World. by Watts, Alan W.:

London: J. M. Watkins, [c.1933]. . First Edition. 8vo. 31pp. Printed wrappers slightly dusty otherwise fine. No hardbound edition. .…

From Ian McKelvie Bookseller


南瞻部洲萬國掌菓之圖. [Nansen bushu bankoku shoka no zu]. [Map of All the Countries in Jambud-vipa]. by [FIRST JAPANESE BUDDHIST MAP OF THE WORLD]

Kyoto.: 文臺軒宇平 [Bundaiken Uhei].. 宝永7年 [1710].. Hand coloured, black and white woodblock print map, 114 x 143cm. Folds into worn paper covered card covers 23.2 x 18.5cm presented in Japanese case. Som…

From Asia Bookroom


Le Temple D'Angkor Vat (Memoires Archeologiques / Publies Par L'Ecole Francaise D'Ex) by Louis Finot

Bangkok: SDI Publications, 1995. 3 Vols. Beautifully published reprint edition limited to 999 copies. Originally published: Paris : Les Éditions G. Van Oest, 1929-1932. Folio. in slipcase. French text. prof. illus. vol. 1. L'architecture du monument / i…

From Glocal Matters



ANTUERPIAE: APUD IOANNEM BELLERUM SUB AQUILA AUREA. In 24. Dim. 13x8 cm. Pp. (36)+370+(24).Rarissima edizione senza data ma del 1580 della nota leggenda "Barlaam Iosaphat". Il racconto, attribuito a San Giovanni Damasceno (676-749) e popolariss…

From Sephora di Elena Serru


Unique Photograph Album of Art Objects in the Touring Exhibition of Thai Arts in the United States of America

Thailand Original dark green oblong cloth photograph album, 12 1/2" h x 16 1/2" W, tied with green laces, cover title "Photographs" in gilt and gilt embossed mandala center of front cover, internal title "Art Objects in the Tour…

From Dale Steffey Books


A Dictionary of the Pali Language by Childers, Robert Caesar

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., 1909. SCARCE. Handsomely bound in half-leather and orange cloth, gilt lettering and rules at spine, 624 pp. Near Fine, a few spots light soiling to edges of page block. . Fourth Impression. Half-Leathe…

From Dale Steffey Books


After Ikkyu and Other Poems. by HARRISON, Jim

Boston: Shambhala, 1996. Signed by Jim Harrison on the title page. First edition / First printing. Burgundy cloth spine, gray paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.…

From Orpheus Books


Book of Fo by KENEALY, Edward Vaughan

1878 1ed Book of Fo Buddhism Buddha Apocalypse Messenger Esoteric Occult Kenealy Edward Kenealy, the Prophet of the British Isles, was an Irish cult leader, politician, and author. He was declared to be the Twelfth Messenger of God by his followers, begi…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


The Ones I Used to Laugh With: A Haibun Journal April-May 1992 by Di Prima, Diane

San Fransisco, Habenicht Press, 2003, staple-bound softcover, 12 pp, Limited Edition of 500 copies, First Printing stated, Signed by the Author on the half-title page, Fine condition. Straight, tight, clean and unread with no wear or markings. The result …

From West of Eden Books


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