With the exception of the first title page and the captions to the plates this book is entirely in Sinhalese. Charcoal-color buckram spine with marbled paper hardboards in shades of purple, ocher and charcoal. The front gutter of the spine is splitting almost three inches from the top. Moderate wear along the edges of the boards. Text block has detached from the underside of the spine but remains attached to the rear board, however tenuously. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Top, fore- and bottom edges with speckled red decoration. 149 numbered pages. Most pages with little evidence of age-toning except that pastedowns and opposite FEPs are rather toned. With 15 full-page monochrome plates in tints of various colors. Also with one full-page full-color plate, with tissue guard. This copy rated in Good condition. Scarce in any condition. This book was reissued in 1911 by the Vidyadarsa Press, Colombo. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Life of Gauthama Buddha
Publication Date: 1901
Binding: Decorative Boards
Illustrator: Abhayarathna, D. H. S.
Book Condition: Good
Edition: Presumed First Edition.
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