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Bi-Yän-Lu. Meister Yüan-wu's Niederschrift von der Smaragdenen Felswand. Verfasst auf dem Djia-schan bei Li in Hunan qwischen 1111 und 1115 im Druck erschienen in SItschuan um 1300..Verdeutscht und erläutert von Wilhelm Gundert. 3 Bände. 3 volumes
München: 1973, 1967, 1973, Carl Hanser Verlag.
580 [2], 354 [2], 167 [1] pp. HC. narrow 8vo, 22,5x13cm.
Illustrations: Illustrations.
[Philosophy - Culture - Buddhism - China]
[Buddhism - Zen]
The authoritative book on the subject. Vol. I is the 3rd printing, tipped in frontispiece portrait of Yün- Men Wen-Yän, 864-949, 4 sheets of special paper with Chinese characters in brush, Introduction, extensive commentary to the texts, Afterword, Index. Vol. II is a first printing, with Introduction, appendix with tables, Chinese characters, notes to map, indices of names, subjects and places, map to Bi-yan-lu inserted at back paste down. Vol. III first edition. With foreword, notes, hommage to W. Gundert, bibliography of his works, sources, indices of names and places. Gundert died after completing this ambitious work, the "crowning" of his lifetime occupation with the Asian culture.
Fine navy blue cloth over board, each vol. has a headband and parchment title label on spine. Place and year in ink on rear end paper. No dw. Clean, n.f. copies.

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