Secret Visions of the Fifth Dalai Lama


Samten Karmay



Publisher: Serindia Publications (1988)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0906026202

ISBN-13: 978-0906026205

ASIN: B0071I5EL4

Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 13.4 inches

Very good condition

This beautiful manuscript recounts in words and images the visionary experiences of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobzang Gyamtso [1617-1682]. A new discovery, it is the sole illustrated secret autobiography known to exist in the world. Hitherto totally concealed both from Tibetans and others alike, and recently acquired for the Fournier Collection, it is only now that this extraordinary document comes to light and is available for study. Although it never circulated outside his personal court, the Dalai Lama clearly states that it was composed and executed “in order to guide the uninitiated and for all those who wish to do drawings and paintings of the heavens”

A beautiful and very rare book:

“Secret Visions of the Fifth Dalai Lama” by Samten Karmey

Hardback Copy of Secret Visions of the Fifth Dalai LamaThe Gold Manuscript in the Fournier CollectionThis copy of this very rare book is complete with its dust jacket and storage box and has been in storage for years.The outer box has some marks from storage as shown.The book itself including the dust jacket are in very good condition with just minor shelf wear to the dustjacket.The pages are in good order with bright illustrations. The whole book is still tight and has clearly not been read much if at all.

260 pages

86 colour plates

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