Publisher, Humphrey Milford, OUP, 1932
Hardback with Dust-Jacket, pp. xii + 184 + 12 b/w photographic illus.
Condition, Used – Very-Good, bound in grey-blue book-cloth with gilt to spine, Binding is clean and firm. Dust-jacket in protective sleeve, part of the spine of D/J missing otherwise good. Text-block is tight and free of notes, foxing and highlights.
The author investigates and places before the scholars a dispassionate account of Buddhist Tantras, tracing its origin to primitive magic and its evolution. Along with the Tantras and Mantras Buddhism has given to the world, he records the accounts of prominent authors. The Aims and objects, the leading tenets, the procedure for worship are elaborated together with a description of the Buddhist deities and its Pantheon. The influence of Buddhist Tantraicism on Hinduism is logically evaluated.