Washington, D.C. Counterpoint, 1996. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #002595
Stated first printing. xii, 241 p.p. Quarter bound in brown cloth with tan paper boards, gilt lettering to spine and author's initials stamped in gilt to front board. Light sunning to head. Dust jacket is sunned at spine with very light bumping to spine ends. Gathered here are essays about the Zen texts Aitken has studied with avidity and close attention throughout the years, texts that were early and lasting influences. Aitken pays homage to the masters who influenced his own development and Zen Buddhism generally.