Search For Truth : Zen Buddhism
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Bobbs-Merrill, 1963. FIRST EDITION, first printing stated. Very good condition, black cloth boards with copper-stamped titles on front and spine. Rare original dust jacket, black with a large Buddha statue face illustration and orange print, small chips and tears. 16 pages of B&W photos by author, who was a Buddhist monk and "the eminent American authority on Zen Buddhism," a gourmet cook, an authority on wines, an art collector, a businessman, a foreign correspondent, a photographer, a painter, a pilot and a scholar who graduated cum laude from Stanford University. Book is an autobiographical account of his life, his journeys in Asia and his "journeys into himself." Very scarce signed, inscribed and dated (4-19-1963) directly in book by author. 352 pages including index.