Update: Selling books to Arty Bees.

Many of you have been selling books to us, which is great, but we will be pausing our buying in December.

We are currently being very "choosy" when buying books.

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Xuanzang - A Buddhist Pilgrim on the Silk Road
Xuanzang - A Buddhist Pilgrim on the Silk Road
Wriggins, Sally Hovey
The saga of the seventh-century Chinese monk Xuanzang, who completed an epic sixteen-year journey to discover the heart of Buddhism at its source in India, is a splendid story of human struggle and triumph. One of China's great heroes, Xuanzang is introduced here for the first time to Western readers in this richly illustrated book.Eight centuries before Columbus, this intrepid pilgrim traveled 10,000 miles on the Silk Road. Sally Wriggins, who journeyed in Xuanzang's footsteps, brings to life a courageous explorer and devoutly religious man who transcends all our normal categories. Detailed maps and color photographs provide striking evidence of the vast distances involved and the appalling dangers Xuanzang faced; and the many reproductions of Buddhist art from museums around the world capture the glories of this world religion while revealing a cosmopolitan era in which pilgrims were both adventurers and ambassadors of goodwill. An engaging introduction to Buddhism and Buddhist art, this unique book takes the reader on a rousing adventure that also gives a compelling view of Asian history and civilization...
Second hand Paperback