Zen Dust. The History of the Koan and Koan Study in Rinzai ( Lin-Chi ) Zen.
New York: Harcourt Brace & World, Inc., 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. xxii + 574pp. Original rust coloured cloth with gilt titling to spine. Background notes, descriptive bibliography, genealogical charts, maps, indexes and reproductions of drawings by Hakuin. "A greatly expanded version of the author's 'The Zen Koan'. Detailed notes of particular value to serious students have been added..... Extended biographies of more than 50 Chinese and Japanese Zen figures set the historical background of the Koan Zen, and trace the characteristic styles of the various masters. Annotation of important technical terms in the text, as well as of classic phrases and passages from Zen literature, helps to clarify the relation of Koan Zen to Zen 'philosophy'." A major reference work on this graceful yet pithy artform. Light bruising and rubbing to corners and spine ends, top edge darkened and lightly foxed, page edges darkened and pages lightly toned, date penned on front blank, else a tight, unmarked VG+ copy in Good dust jacket (Dust jacket is a bit rubbed overall with scattered marks from handling, darkened and discoloured at spine and folds, chafed and lightly chipped at edges, not clipped. Now protected in removable mylar cover). Item #64185