Karma, A Story of Early Buddhism. Illustrated and Printed by T. Hasegawa, Tokyo Japan. Paul Carus, Takejiro Hasegawa.
Karma, A Story of Early Buddhism. Illustrated and Printed by T. Hasegawa, Tokyo Japan.
Karma, A Story of Early Buddhism. Illustrated and Printed by T. Hasegawa, Tokyo Japan.

Karma, A Story of Early Buddhism. Illustrated and Printed by T. Hasegawa, Tokyo Japan.

Chicago: Open Court Publishing, 1896. Second edition. Wraps. A scarce Hasegawa publication on Buddhism with beautiful woodblock illustrations, by the noted Japanese publisher specializing in books in European languages on Japanese life and customs, produced to an exacting standard.

The first edition of this book was published in December of Meiji 28 (1895), and the second in October of Meiji 29 (1896). 'Karma' was produced with high quality paper (using high quality wood such as mulberry), ink, illustrations and printing (woodblock printing with Western type face text printing), and binding.

Contents of the second edition include: Devala's Rice-Cart; Business in Benares; Among the Robbers; The Spider Web; The Bequest of a Good Karma; Epilogue; and A Terse Statement of Buddhism.

8vo, 23pp, 10 color woodblock illustrations. Color illustrated paper wrappers. Traditional Hasegawa binding, secured at the spine with two stab holes and tied with silk string. Front and rear wrappers chipped at edges; text and woodblock illustrations bright and clean.

OCLC: 559481283 records only 2 copies of the second edition, at the British Library. Good condition overall. Item #25905

Price: $1,000.00

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