Ascona, Switzerland: Artibus Asiae, 1947. First edition. Cloth. Small 8vo. Rust-colored cloth. Near fine in very good DJ. Jacket has light rubbing and edgewear, a couple of tiny spots of unobtrusive soil. Else bright and sound. Book has elegent inscription to ffep. Else fine: clean, tight and sharp. An exceptionally well-preserved copy. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #13886
First edition of this classic of comparative religion from the noted scholar of Ceylonese and Indian culture. Weaving Hindu, Buddhist, Greek, Christian and Islamic influences, it has gone through numerous edition since this printing. Uncommon in its first edition, scarce in jacket, and rare in this condition. 140pp.