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Illuminated manuscript, Buddhist sutra


Price: $2,000.00

Seller ID: 54109

ANONYMOUS. Tibetan sutra, no place, no date (18th or 19th century). Large, oblong stack of 218 leaves contained by carved hardwood boards, the whole measuring 24x8x4.5 inches or 71x20x12cm, four leaves illuminated with paintings of deities, the rest a manuscript presentation of Buddhist life lessons. Each of the boards is decorated at one end with carvings of Buddhas, and the calligraphy is written along red rules, some of the text being in red also. Generally both sides of each leaf have text; paper is rag with occasional parchment. Shipping weight will be about 14 pounds or 6.5 kilograms.... View more info

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The Secret Museum of Mankind

By: Anonymous.

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 52616

Anonymous. The Secret Museum of Mankind, New York: Manhattan House, undated (early to mid-20th century). Octavo, priority unknown, unpaginated, blue cloth boards with black stamped labeling on spine and front, former owner's name stamped on endpages. Only text is the captioning for hundreds of halftone photos that present folk and native cultures and costume from around the world, documenting ways of life that are now largely bygone. Condition of this book: Covers lightly worn with a few stains on back, images fine. View more info