Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics
Tokyo: The Hokuseido Press / Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1942. Girtin, Thomas; Sun-chun-tse; Sesshu; Dore, Gustave; Ma-lin (Ba-rin); Ma-yuan (Ba-en); Mu-ch'i (Bokkei); Koryuji. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #2331482
First edition. Lacks jacket. Spine faded.
xv, , 446 pp. Frontispiece by Thomas Girtin, illustrations by numerous artists, including Gustave Dore. Reginald Horace Blyth (1898-1964) ranks with D.T. Suzuki - whose close friend and collaborator he was - as one of the leading interpreters of Zen. Interned as an enemy alien during World War II, he began writing in prison. After the war, he was appointed tutor to the Crown Prince. His great work, the five-volume Zen and Zen Classics, was published in the 1960s.