Jewel Ornament of Liberation; Clear Light series. Tibetan Buddhism, SGAM. PO. PA, Herbert Guenther.

Jewel Ornament of Liberation; Clear Light series

Berkeley CA: Shambala, 1971. First US Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xiv + 334 pp. Red cloth with gilt titling to spine, indexes. The first American edition of "The Jewel Ornament of Liberation" ("dam chos yid bzhin nor bu thar pa rin po che'i rgyan") a survey of Tibetan Buddhism, with descriptions of special training, the practice of the six perfections, and a definition of Buddhahood by tantric master and Kagyu lineage holder bsod nams rin chen (1079–1153) (also known as sgam po pa: "the man from Gampo"). A bit of chafing to all edges and extremities, spot fading to cloth at edges of boards, lower spine bumped and rubbed, owner's name on page fore-edge and front blank, pages toned but clean and unmarked. Overall a tight, clean VG copy in VG dust jacket (Dust jacket a bit worn creased and chipped at all edges and folds, a bit of spot browning, a few tiny tears, spine faded, not price clipped. Dust jacket now covered in protective mylar.) Surprisingly scarce in this hardcover edition. Item #66247
ISBN: 0877730261