Simpson, William - THE BUDDHIST PRAYING WHEEL
Simpson, William. THE BUDDHIST PRAYING WHEEL. A Collection Of Material Bearing Upon The Symbolism Of The Wheel And Circular Movements In Custom And Religious Ritual. London, 1896, Macmillan and Co, First U.K. Edition. 303 pp, frontispiece with tissue-guard, 48 other B&W illustrations. Interesting material, and an attractive copy. Contents include observations on the Wheel among the lamas; in Indian Buddhism; in the Brahmanic system; Solar Origin; the swastika; the Zoroastrian system; in Japan; in Egypt; among the Semites; Greek; Christian; Gauls; the Wheel of Fortune; the Wheel as an amulet; God of the Wheel; the Wheel and thunder; with summary, additional notes, index and index to book references. Rich burgundy colored cloth with prayer wheel blind stamped onto cover, corners bumped. Gilt titles on slightly sunned spine, a little frayed at spine top and bottom. A little bit of foxing and age browning to endpapers, tissue-guard and title page. Otherwise contents VG, clean, tight and bright. Scarce. No DJ, VG.