Weiser Releases It’s Latest Catalogue of Vintage Books

Despite the death of Donald Weiser a few weeks ago, the bookselling and publishing companies his father founded and then he inherited forge on and have just published a new list of vintage books and such. The latest is focused on Eastern Philosophies. This catalogue includes:

Asanga (Author). Walpola Rahula (French Translator), Sara Boin-Webb (English Translator) .

Abhidharmasamuccaya: The Compendium of the Higher Teaching (Philosophy).

Fremont, CA: Jain Publishing Co, 2015. First Paperback Edition. Softcover. Octavo. xxx+ 328pp. Sanskrit to English Glossary, index. From the publisher: “There are two systems of Abhidharma, according to Tibetan tradition, lower and higher. The lower system is taught in the Abhidharmakosa, while the higher system is taught in the Abhidharmasamuccaya. Thus the two books form a complementary pair. Asanga, author of the Abhidharmasamuccaya, is founder of the Yogacara school of Mahayana Buddhism. His younger brother Vasubandhu wrote the Abhidharnmakosa before Asanga converted him to Mahayana Buddhism. Yet the Kosa is written in verse, usual for Mahayana treatises, while the Samuccaya follows the traditional prose and answer style of the older Pali Abhidharma texts. Walpola Rahula, in preparing his 1971 French translation of this Mahayana text from the Sanskrit, Chinese, and Tibetan, has brought to bear on its many technical terms his extensive background and great expertise in the Pali canon. J. W. de Jong says in his review of this work:”Rahula deserves our gratitude for his excellent translation of this difficult text.” Sara Boin-Webb is well known for her accurate English translations of Buddhist books from the French. She has now made accessible in English Rahula’s French translation, the first into a modern language, of this fundamental text.” Covers lightly rubbed, lower corner bumped & chafed, otherwise a tight, clean near Fine copy. Item #57694
ISBN: 9780895819413

BABA, Meher.

The Path of Love.

New York, NY: Samuel Weiser Inc. 1976. First Edition Thus. Softcover. Tall slim octavo. 102 pp. Original printed wrappers; frontis. A collection of Meher Baba’s ( aka Merwan Sheriar Irani, 1894-1961 ) teachings; includes a short biography of the author. Covers a bit rubbed, chafed at edges, lower spine a little chipped, pages toned – overall a tight, unmarked Good copy. Item #57424
ISBN: 0877283095


Visnu’s Flaming Wheel: The Iconography of the Sudarsana-Cakra.

New York: New York University Press, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto. xii + 104pp, xxxiv plates. Original gilt titled red cloth, frontis and b&w plates, glossary and bibliography. A study of the iconography of the flaming wheel (Sudarsana-Cakra – “wheel beauteous-to-behold”) which Krsna is often pictured wielding on the battlefield. Contents: Part 1-The Literary Tradition: The Cakra in Mythology and Tantrism-The Cakra as Fabled Weapon-The Cakra as Esoteric Symbol-Part 2-The Iconographic Tradition: The Cakra as Personification and Icon-The Two-Armed Cakra-Purusa in Attendance Upon Visnu-The Multi-Armed Cult Images of Sudarsana-Purusa. Plus glossary and bibliography. Light foxing to top edge, gilt on spine dulled, otherwise a tight clean VG+ copy. Large book, additional shipping may apply. Item #35313
ISBN: 0814709737

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