Nirvana - A Story of Buddist Philosophy by Paul Carus
[Japan] Illustrated and Printed by T. Hasegawa, Tokyo, Japan for The Open Court Publishing Co., Chicago. Paul Carus (1852-1919) studied comparitive religion and philosophy and was the first editor of the Open Court Publishing Co., which was established by his father-in-law, Edward Hegeler in 1887. The art in this lovely book was by Suzuki Kasson. The copyright in English is 1896 whereas the Japanese colophon states 1897.
Tokyo/Chicago. Hasegawa Takejiro/The Open Court Publishing Co. 1897.
46pp. 20.4 x 15.5cm.
In very good condition. Covers a touch faded. Silk string ties professionally replaced. Internally very good with only minor wear.