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The Jain Cosmology - Asia Fine Books

The Jain Cosmology


Publisher: Ravi Kumar/Harmony Books

Place Published: New York

Date Published: 1981

Book Condition: Very Good

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First

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The Jain Cosmology

Author: Collette Caillat

100 pages with color frontispiece, and 108 color plates of Jain cosmological manuscripts together with commentary. Plus bibliography and index.

Items include: Diagram showing the two mystic symbols Om and Hrim, accompanied by formulae of homage to the Tirthankaras, gouache on cloth, 15th century; The length and dimensions of the cosmic man (loka-purusa), gouache on paper, 17th century; The land of Airavata (Airavata-ksetra) with its six regions, gouache on paper, 18th century. A very attractive volume with many excellent examples of Jain painting from the collection of Ravi Kumar.

Hardcover with jacket, contents in excellent clean condition, jacket with very light wear, age fading to text edge, small pen mark to top cover edge. Now in clear mylar protective cover. 12.25 by 10.6 inches.