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Evans-Wentz, W.Y.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead: or, The After-Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane, According to Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English Rendering
London: Oxford University Press, 1927. First Edition. First British edition. xliv, 248 pp. Original green cloth with gilt lettering and decorations. Three or so tiny marginal notations in text, index at rear has a number of ink dots to margins, brief notes on rear paste down, else Fine with cloth generally bright with just a hint of sunning to spine, sharp gilt. Lacking dust jacket. A very attractive copy. The first English translation of the Tibetan Buddhist text the Bardo Thodol, by American folklorist and religious scholar W.Y Evans-Wentz. Its title was invented by Wentz due to its similarities with the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, and like that work this one has become a widely-read and studied classic of world spirituality. Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books [United States]

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