The Message Of The Tibetans by Arnaud Desjardins soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Stuart & Watkins, 1969, Hardback in dust wrapper.
First British Edition. [First Published: Le Message des Tibe´tains, Paris, La Palatine, 1966]. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece;
From the cover: Since 1959 the elite of the Tibetan Lamas has taken refuge in India and Sikkim, and thus become less inaccessible. Guided by the Dalai Lamas personal interpreter, Sonam T. Kazi, Desjardins spent several months in monasteries in the Himalayas and in the company of the most respected Tibetan Sages. The Message of the Tibetans is the last message of a world, both celebrated and ignored, in peril. This book is not composed of previous works: it is a sincere witness to an experience gained among the authentic representatives of the Tibetan Tradition. It expounds Tantrism for the general public and not only for specialists.
In this presentation of their tradition to the West, the author has been at great pains to ensure that his work has the whole-hearted approval of the highest Tibetan authorities.
During his third lengthy stay in Indian Ashrams the author was permitted by the Dalai Lama to make a documentary film to preserve the essential aspects of a tradition in danger of vanishing. The film was shown on the French Television in 1966.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Text complete, clean and tight.
Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 132 pages. Bibliography. 9″ x 5¾”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I beguile you with my offerings from hither or maybe further, hand picked, books in my Travel China catalogue?