London, South Kensington
16 June 2000
BOURDIN, Frédéric (illustrator) -- Edwin ARNOLD. The Light of Asia or the Great Renunciation ... being the Life and Teaching of Gautama, Prince of India and Founder of Buddhism, London: Trübner & Co., 1879. 8°, finely-bound in later ochre morocco gilt by Riviere & Son, the covers with gilt floral and foliate cornerpieces, spine gilt in compartments, t.e.g., original wrappers inserted at end (one detached), green cloth box, library label of Francis Kettaneh.
UNIQUE COPY, embellished with 13 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS BY FREDERIC BOURDIN, some heightened in gilt, 2 full-page. See Benezit.
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The Light of Asia or the Great Renunciation
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