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[MONGOLIAN]. - Qutuytu degedü yekede tonilyayci neretü sudur orusiba. (The Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment in Mongolian). Peking (?), Kangxi 47 (1708).

Lvs 34 + 38 + 32. Mongolian text. Woodblock printed, mostly on both sides, text within border. Seven pages printed in pink colour. Paper size: 17 x 52.2 cm. Water-stained throughout and a few leaves brown-spotted. First leaf defective with some loss of text. Several leaves frayed at outer margin, paper is very brittle, a few leaves restored and some with clean tears (no loss), a few ink annotations in Tibetan. Contemporary wood covers. Provenance: Staffan Rosén, professor of Mongolian and Korean at Upsala, Sweden. Originally published in Mongolian in 1650, this is apparently the second edition. The Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment or Complete Enlightenment is a Mahayana Buddhist sutra. It is arranged in twelve chapters as a series of discussions on meditation practice. Traditionally it is attributed to Buddhatrata, an Indian or Kashmiri monk who translated the work from Sanskrit in 693. However some scholars believe it to be Chinese in origin and written in the late 7th or early 8th century A.D. Ref.: Walther Heissig, Die Pekinger Lamaistischen Blockdrucke in Mongolischer Sprache, Wiesbaden 1954, p. 23, no. 14.
EUR 3600.00 [Appr.: US$ 4087.3 | £UK 3174.25 | JP¥ 447352] Book number 120614

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