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Chinese Buddhist Monasteries: Their Plan and Its Function as a Setting for Buddhist Monastic Life
Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1982. July 1982, Third Impression of the historic 1937 Copenhagen Edition (the second impression was published in 1967). FINE and complete with inserts. A handsome leather bound hardcover: clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs of Buddhist monasteries and monks, sculpture, clothing, ceremonial artifacts and more; also many architectural plans and drawings, one full color plate, two color drawings, four 2-color ordination certificates, a 2-color map, two tissue-guarded fold-out diagrams. Inserted into a pocket affixed to the inside rear cover are four large folding plans. The book includes Tables of Plates and Sketches, Index and Chronology. Richly bound in dark blue morocco leather boards with tan leather spine. Calligraphic gilt stamping on front cover, gilt titling on spine. Pages edges very slightly fox-speckled, all else fine. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Danish architect Johannes Prip-Moller first traveled to China in 1921, commissioned to work on projects for missionary societies by the Circle of Architects, a Christian professional society. He later devoted himself to the study of Buddhist monasteries, both the architectural and social structures. His extensive travels through China from 1929 to 1933 resulted in this monumental work, originally published in 1937. 11-1/4 x 15-1/4"; 396 text pages. A heavy volume that will require additional postage for Priority or International mailing.. Third Printing. Leather. Fine/No Jacket. Folio.
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