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Beal, Samuel.  Chinese accounts of India. Calcutta: S. Gupta for Susil Gupta, 1957–58. 8vo (22.2 cm, 8.75"). 3 vols. (of 4) I: [8], 127, [1] pp. II: vi, [2], [129]–258 pp. III: [8], [259]–396 pp.
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New editions: Three volumes of Samuel Beal's translations from the original Chinese. Beal (1825–89), a scholar and the first Englishman to translate early texts of Buddhism from the original Chinese, is well known for these renditions of travelogues by various Chinese Buddhist pilgrims to India, including Hiuen Tsiang (c. 602–664, also known as "Xuanzang"), providing => firsthand accounts of their voyages and their interactions with Indian Buddhists.
        Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

Publisher's navy cloth with gilt lettering to spine, in original yellow dust jackets printed in black and white; extremities bumped, boards lightly soiled, jackets price-clipped, edgeworn, and faintly soiled. This very good set includes volumes 1–3 of 4.  (38055)   Please RESHELVE This.


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