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Wisdom of the East (book series)
Publisher: John Murray. Country: UK. Date: c. 1900- .


The Persian Mystics (Wisdom of the East) (J. Murray, 1939) (image)

Title page of
The Persian Mystics: The Invocations of Sheikh Abdullah
Ansari of Herat, A.D. 1005-1090.
Translated by Sardar Sir Jogendra Singh.
Forword by Mahatma Gandhi.
John Murray, 1939 (The Wisdom of the East series).


WISDOM OF THE EAST (JOHN MURRAY)
Series Note:
The Wisdom of the East series comprised 122 booklets. Most of these were "translations of classic Eastern works, often edited and introduced by leading scholars and specialists of the day" (Wikipedia).

"The series and its purpose: This Series has a definite object. It is, by means of the best Oriental literature – its wisdom, philosophy, poetry, and ideals – to bring together West and East in a spirit of mutual sympathy, goodwill, and understanding. From India, China, Japan, Persia, Arabia, Palestine, and Egypt these words of wisdom have been gathered."
-- Publisher advertising flyer

"The object of the Editors of this Series is a very definite one. They desire above all things that, in their humble way, these books shall be the ambassadors of good-will and understanding between East and West, the old world of Thought and the new of Action. In this endeavour, and in their own sphere, they are but followers of the highest example in the land. They are confident that a deeper knowledge of the great ideals and lofty philosophy of Oriental thought may help to a revival of that true spirit of Charity which neither despises nor fears the nations of another creed and colour. Finally, in thanking press and public for the very cordial reception given to the "Wisdom of the East" Series, they wish to state that no pains have been spared to secure the best specialists for the treatment of the various subjects at hand."
-- Description of the aims of series found in: The Classics of Confucius: Book of Odes (Shih-King) by L. Cranmer-Byng. London: John Murray, 1906 (Wisdom of the East series). Editorial Note, p. 5.

The series was edited by L. Cranmer-Byng and Dr. S. A. Kapadia.


Books arranged alphabetically by title


Abu'l Ala, the Syrian
by Henry Baerlein; Abu al-Ala al-Maarri
1914

Ancient Egyptian legends
by Margaret Alice Murray
1913

Ancient Indian fables and stories, being a selection from the Panchatantra,
by Stanley Rice;
1924

Anthology of modern Indian poetry
by Gwendoline Goodwin;
1927

Arabian wisdom; selections and translations from the Arabic,
by John Wortabet
1907

An Arab philosophy of history; selections from the Prolegomena of Ibn Khaldun of Tunis.
by Ibn Khaldun
1950

The autumn wind : a selection from the poems of Issa
by Issa Kobayashi; Lewis Mackenzie
1957

Avicenna on theology
by Avicenna.; Arthur John Arberry
1951

The awakening of the soul
by Muhammad ibn Abd al-Malik Ibn Tufayl; Paul Bronnle
1907

The book of filial duty
by Confucius.; Zengzi; Ivan Chen;
1908

The book of Lieh-tzu.
by Liezi; A C Graham
1960

The book of Mencius (abridged)
by Mencius.; Lionel Giles
1942 (abridged)

Brahma-knowledge; an outline of the philosophy of the Vedanta, as set forth by the Upanishads and by Sa_nkara.
by Lionel D Barnett
1907

The Buddha's "Way of virtue"
by Kenneth J Saunders; W D C Wagiswara;
1920

Burmese proverbs
Hla Pe, U.
1962

Chinese Buddhist verse.
by Richard H Robinson
1954

The classics of Confucius. Book of history (Shu King);
by Confucius; Sepharial;
1906

The cloud-men of Yamato : being an outline of mysticism in Japanese literature
by E V Gatenby
1929

The Confessions of Al Ghazzali : Translated for the first time into English by Claud Field.
by Abu-Hamid Muhammad Ibn-Muhammad al- Gazzali
1909

A Confucian notebook,
by Edward Herbert
1950

The creative east,
by J W T Mason
1928

The Dhammapada.
by Narada, Maha Thera;
1954

The diwan of Abul-ala,
by Abu al-Ala al-Maarri; Henry Baerlein
1908

The duties of the heart
by Bahya ben Joseph ibn Pakuda; Yehudah ibn Tibon; Edwin Collins
1909

Eastern science; an outline of its scope and contribution.
by Henry James Jacques Winter
1952

Egyptian religious poetry
by Margaret Alice Murray
1949

An essay on landscape painting,
by Hsi Kuo; Shiho Sakanishi
1935

A feast of lanterns,
by L Cranmer-Byng
1916

A flight of swans.
by Rabindranath Tagore
1962

The flight of the dragon; an essay on the theory and practice of art in China and Japan, based on original sources.
by Laurence Binyon
1911

A further selection from the Three hundred poems of the Tang dynasty
by Hengtangtuishi; Soame Jenyns
1944

The glad tidings of Baha'u'llah.
by Bahaullah
1949

The golden breath : studies in five poets of the new India
by Mulk Raj Anand
1933

The harvest of leisure;
by Kenko Yoshida
1931

The heart of India : sketches in the history of Hindu religion and morals
by Lionel D Barnett; Mahmoud Saba
1908; reprinted 1913

The herald wind,
by Clara M Candlin
1933

Hindu Gods and heroes.
by Lionel David Barnett
1922

The hymns of Zarathustra; being a translation of the Gathas together with introd. and commentary,
by Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin;
1952

The instruction of Ptah-hotep : and, the instruction of Ke'gemni: the oldest books in the world
by Ptahhotep.; Kagemni.; Battiscombe G Gunn; Amenemhet, King of Egypt
1912

Jataka tales; birth stories of the Buddha,
by Ethel Beswick
1956

Japanese literature; an introduction for Western readers.
by Donald Keene
1953

Karma and rebirth.
by Christmas Humphreys
1943

Literatures of the East, an appreciation.
by Eric B Ceadel
1951

A lute of jade: selections from the classical poets of China
by L Cranmer-Byng;
1911

Malay proverbs.
by Richard Winstedt
1950

Manifold unity; the ancient world's perception of the divine pattern of harmony and compassion,
by Vera Christina Chute Collum
1940

The master-singers of Japan, being verse translations from the Japanese poets,
by Clara A Walsh
1910

The message of Islam.
by Abdullah Yusuf Ali
1940

The mevlidi sherif,
by Suleyman Celebi; F Lyman MacCallum
1943

The message of Milarepa, new light upon the Tibetan way;
by Mi-la-ras-pa; Humphrey Clarke
1958

Musings of a Chinese mystic; selections from the philosophy of Chuang Tzu
by Zhuangzi.; Herbert Allen Giles; Lionel Giles
1909 (?)

The mysteries of selflessness; a philosophical poem.
by Muhammad Iqbal, Sir
1953

Nogaku, Japanese no plays,
by Beatrice Lane Suzuki, Mrs
1932

One in all; an anthology of religion from the Sacred Scriptures of the living faiths.
by Edith B Schnapper
1952

The path of light : rendered for the first time into English from the Bodhicharyavatara of Santideva, a manual of Maha-yana Buddhism
by Santideva; Lionel D Barnett
1909

The perfection of wisdom : the career of the predestined Buddhas
by E J Thomas;
1952

The Persian mystics.
by Jalal-Din Rumi, Mawlana; F Hadland Davis
1907

The Persian mystics. The invocations of Sheikh _Abdulla_h Ansa_ri of Herat, A.D. 1005-1090,
by _Abd Allah ibn Muhammad Ansari al-Harawi; Jogendra Singh, Sir Sardar
1939

Persian proverbs,
by L P Elwell-Sutton
1954

Poems from Iqbal.
by Muhammad Iqbal, Sir
1955

Poems of cloister and jungle, a Buddhist anthology
by Caroline A F Rhys Davids
1941

The poetry of living Japan: an anthology with an introduction by Takamichi Ninomiya and D.J. Enright.
by Takamichi Ninomiya; D J Enright;
1957

The quest of enlightenment;
by E J Thomas;
1950

The rapier of Lu, patriot poet of China,
by You Lu; Clara M Candlin
1946

The religion of Tibet; a study of Lamaism,
by J E Ellam
1927

The religion of the Koran
by Arthur N Wollaston
1905

The religion of the Sikhs,
by Dorothy Field
1914

The Rose-garden of Sadi;
by Sadi.; L Cranmer-Byng
1905

The Rubaiyat of Hafiz.
by Hafiz; Abd Majid; L Cranmer-Byng
1910

Sadi's Scroll of wisdom;
by Sadi.; Arthur N Wollaston
1906

The sayings of Confucius.
by Confucius.; Lionel Giles
1907

The sayings of Lao Tzu_
by Laozi.; Lionel Giles
1905

The sayings of Muhammad,
by Abdullah al-Mamun Suhrawardy, Sir; Hassan Suhrawardy
1941

The secret rose garden of Sad ud din Mahmud Shabistari;
by Mahmud ibn Abd al-Karim Shabistari; Florence Lederer
1920

Selections from the Three hundred poems of the Tang dynasty,
by Tang-shih san-pai shou.; Soame Jenyns
1952

The sketch book of the Lady Sei Shonagon,
by Sei Shonagon; Nobuko Kobayashi; L Adams Beck
1930

The song of the Lord: Bhagavadgita;
by E J Thomas;
1931

The spirit of Japanese art,
by Yone Noguchi
1916

The spirit of Japanese poetry,
by Yone Noguchi; John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress)
1934

The spirit of the brush.
by Shiho Sakanishi
1939

The spiritual physick of Rhazes,
by Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariya Razi
1950

Taoist teachings from the book of Lieh Tzu;
by Liezi; Lionel Giles
1912

The teachings of Zoroaster and the philosophy of the Parsi religion
by Zoroaster.; S A Kapadia
1905

Thirty poems,
by Hafiz; Peter Avery; John Heath-Stubbs
1952

Ti-Me-Kun-Dan prince of Buddhist benevolence : a mystery play
by Millicent H Morrison; Sylvia Beach
1925

Vedic hymns.
by E J Thomas;
1923

Voices of the dawn; a selection of Korean poetry from the sixth century to the present day,
by Peter Hyun
1960

The Wisdom of Israel : being extracts from the Babylonian Talmud and Midrash Rabboth
by Edwin Collins;
1906 (?)

The wisdom of the Apocrypha,
by C E Lawrence;
1910

The wisdom of Israel: being extracts from the Babylonian Talmud and Midrash Rabboth
1910

Women and wisdom of Japan : With an introd. by Shingoro Takaishi.
by Ekiken Kaibara; Basil Hall Chamberlain; Shingoro Takaishi
1905

Yang Chu's Garden of pleasure,
by Zhu Yang; Anton Forke; Hugh Cranmer-Byng
1912


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