Zen and Zen Classics, General Introduction, from the Upanishads and Huineng. Volume One. R. H. BLYTH.

Zen and Zen Classics, General Introduction, from the Upanishads and Huineng. Volume One.

Japan: The Hokuseido Press, 1960. First edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. 126pp. Publisher's brown cloth with black lettering to spine and upper cover. B&w frontis with printed tissue guard. Reginald Horace Blyth (1898 – 1964) was an English author, poet and student of Zen Buddhism under D. T. Suzuki. Blyth is best known for his writings on Zen, this being the first volume in the "Zen and Zen Classics" series, a series on various aspects of Zen, each volume of which was published separately as a stand-alone title. Chapters: Preface; What is Zen"; The History of Zen. From 1000 B.C. to 715 A.D. (Death of Huineng); The Believing Mind Hsinhsinming; Song of the Way (The Chengtaoke); The Platform Sutra; Epilogue. Very light shelf rubbing overall, page edges darkened, black lettering to spine a bit rubbed and dulled, pages toned, text unmarked. Overall a tight, clean VG+ copy in VG dust jacket (Dust jacket a bit darkened, all edges lightly chafed, creased and clipped, price clipped). Item #63497

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