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The Religions of India Classic Reprint

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Excerpt from The Religions of India Although we have quoted Hindu works more often than we have referred to those of European scholars, yet have we endeavored to make the notes sufficiently copious to put the reader au mumni with the most important studies of the present time. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Religions of India

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Excerpt from The Religions of India: Brahmanism and Buddhism I'he study of religions outside of Christianity has now overcome many of the prejudices which hindered its earlier growth. It has no longer to contend with the suspicion that the effort to understand other religions will make us attach less value to our own. On the contrary, the tendency of the study of religions is seen more and more to strengthen the hold of Christianity upon us. The student of this science is led to see very clearly how all men need religion and have provided themselves in one way or another with access to'the powers above them. But it happens very rarely that even the most sympathetic study of a foreign religion leads anyone to prefer it to his own. In contemplating other faiths, we do, it is true, become aware that some features of Christianity are stronger than others and do more to qualify it to spread over the world. We have to distinguish between the essence of Christianity, in which lies the secret of its power, and its accidental features. That surely must confirm and not weaken the tie that binds us to Christ. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Great Religions of India Classic Reprint

Author : J. Murray Mitchell
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Excerpt from The Great Religions of India For nearly eighteen months he was almost exclusively occupied with these, and with such absorption that he could think or speak of little else until the lectures were finished at the close of last year. They were delivered in Edinburgh and Glasgow in the months of January and February of this year, but not. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Inner Teachings of the Philosophies and Religions of India Classic Reprint

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Excerpt from The Inner Teachings of the Philosophies and Religions of India India - the Land of the Ganges - the home of San scrit, the root-language of the world - the Mother of Religions and Philosophies - the Twentieth Cen tury and the Western World greet thee! From thy sources have come the languages of the world, in which men have expressed the thoughts arising in their minds - thy word-symbols have made possible advanced thinking and expression of thought. From thy thinkers and teachers have come the root-ideas which have since grown into many a religious and philosophical tree, with bud, leaf, flower, and fruit. To thee may be traced the great philosophical con ceptions and religious truths that have animated and inspired man's thought for centuries. Thy hundred centuries of deep thought and meditation upon the Mysteries of Existence - the Secret of the Absolute have proved as the leaven which has lightened the bread of life, and has raised the sodden mass of ma teriality and changed its character so that it may be partaken of without harm by reason of the trans forming power of thy leaven! About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Religious Quest of India Classic Reprint

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Excerpt from The Religious Quest of India The writers of this series of volumes on the variant forms of religious life in India are governed in their work by two impelling motives. I. They endeavour to work in the sincere and sympathetic spirit of science. They desire to understand the perplexingly involved developments of thought and life in India and dis passionately to estimate their value. They recognize the futility of any such attempt to understand and evaluate, unless it is grounded in a thorough historical study of the phenomena investigated. In recognizing this fact they do no more than share what is common ground among all' modern students of religion of any repute. But they also believe that it is neces sary to set the practical side of each system in living relation to the beliefs and the literature, and that, in this regard, the close and direct contact which they have each had with Indian religious life ought to prove a source of valuable light. For, until a clear understanding has been gained of the practical influence exerted by the habits of worship, by the practice of the ascetic, devotional, or occult discipline, by the social organization and by the family system, the real impact of the faith upon the life of the individual and the community cannot be estimated and, without the advantage of extended personal intercourse, a trustworthy account of the religious experience of a community can scarcely be achieved by even the most careful student. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Proceedings of the Convention of Religions in India Vol 1 of 2 Classic Reprint

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Excerpt from The Proceedings of the Convention of Religions in India, Vol. 1 of 2 As promised in the Preface to Vol. I, we have made an attempt to give an outline of the evolution of religious ideas beyond India in our Introduction to the present volume. The relation of the Aryan religion to the rest of the religions represented in these volumes has been traced out side by side with their indepen dent growths, from the lives and sayings of the Teachers of the respective religions. But owing to the vastness of the subject and consequent want of space we might not have been able to do full justice to the different systems of religion dealt with. We therefore crave the indulgence of our readers for any short-comings that might have crept into it. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Indian Religions Classic Reprint

Author : Hargrave Jennings
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Excerpt from The Indian Religions Buddhism, which, with its truths, underlies all the religious beliefs Of the vast East, and which, though free of all the ceremonial and the forms which always spread and figure in every faith when it has tran scended through its philosophical and thinking ele ment and passed to man, or rather when it has de scended and seeks man through his investitures, undoubtedly was the origin Of the modern Brah mimical religion. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Religious Life of India

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Excerpt from The Religious Life of India: The Chamars The aim in writing the following pages has been to present an accurate and fairly complete account of the Chamars. To do so a considerable amount of material has been included which, with variations, is the common possession of many castes. No attempt, however, has been made at a comparative study. The basis of this work has been the Chamars of the United Provinces, but the Chamars and the leather-workers of other parts of India as well have been noted. The writings of Ibbetson, Crooke, Rose, Russell and others have been made use of, and Census Reports, both Imperial and Provincial, have been examined. But apart from facts which could be found only in the Census Tables, nearly all the materials from these sources, which have been incorporated in this book, have been tested in two or more important sections of the Chamars and some matters in other sub-castes as well, and have been verified or modified to fit this particular caste. Similarly, materials from works on anthropology, ethnology, animism, and magic have been made the basis of investigation. In every instance the questions have been, "Is the belief or the practice current among the Chamars?" and "Is this the way the Chamars themselves believe and act?" Men of many sub-castes and of all sorts have been questioned, farmers, tanners, shoemakers, wizards, gurus, and servants. Both the men of the villages and the residents of the towns and cities have been interrogated. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Hindu Religions

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Excerpt from Hindu Religions: An Account of the Various Religious Sects of India Series of volumes, the first of which, containing A Sketch of the Religious Sects of the Hindus, is here laid before the reader. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Ancient India

Author : Hermann Oldenberg
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Excerpt from Ancient India: Its Language and Religions The little band of workers who are busy in the workshops of this department of science, have not been accustomed to have the eyes of other men turned upon their doings - their successes and failures. But, in spite, nay, rather in consequence of this, it is right that an attempt should be made to invite even the most disinterested to an inspection of these places of industry, and to point out, piece by piece, the work, or at least part of the work, that has been done there. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Evolution of Religious Thought in Modern India Classic Reprint

Author : Herbert Baynes
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Excerpt from The Evolution of Religious Thought in Modern India Only twice in all the gospels are we told that the Son of Man was taken by surprise. And the two things that astonished Him were the faith of a heathen, and the want of faith of His own people in His own home. It was a' man of alien race and civilisation who opened up to the thought of the chosen people of God the riches of a faith which they had supposed peculiarly their own. We shall do well to remember this, for we live in an age When those whom we are accustomed to call heathen are often secret disciples of the Lord J esus. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Hindu Gods and Heroes

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Excerpt from Hindu Gods and Heroes: Studies in the History of the Religion of India 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 goodwill 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. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Christianity the World Religion

Author : John Henry Barrows
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Excerpt from Christianity, the World-Religion: Lectures Delivered in India and Japan My second purpose was to lodge in the Hindu mind our conviction that Christianity is essen tially a universal religion, divinely adapted to the spiritual needs of each man, whatever his race, rank or nation. The sensitive Hindu, who for long ages has scarcely looked beyond his own beloved Aryavarta, is not easily: °disposed to favor the claim that anything outside of India is mighty enough to take up and include his own land, with its great religious philosophies and its three thousand years of intellectual history. Christianity, although it had lingered since the fourth century on the West Coast in the Syrian Church, and although it had touched Southern India in the apostolic labors of Xavier, appeared to the Hindu mind chiefly as the religion of his English conquerors. Then he came to regard it as the faith belonging in various forms to the Western world of railroads and iron steamers, the world of fire-arms and materialistic science. He saw clearly some of the unlovely aspects of Christendom, and the name Christian had none of the attractiveness for him which it possesses for Europeans and Americans. Flattered by the praises, sometimes indiscriminate, of Western scholars, who unearthed for him his own sacred literature, he began to think that he possessed something already which rendered Christianity, at least for him, unnecessary. Of late years. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

An Interpretation of India s Religious History Classic Reprint

Author : Robert Allen Hume
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Excerpt from An Interpretation of India's Religious History Dr. Hume does not attempt an elaborate scientific essay in comparative religion, but the brevity and seeming simplicity of the lectures may easily Obscure for one the large amount of thoughtful observation and study packed into them. The more earnestly one has himself tried to think through the com plex and puzzling phenomena Of the religious life in India, the more likely is he to appre ciate what Dr. Hume has here accomplished. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Religion of the Veda

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Excerpt from The Religion of the Veda: The Ancient Religion of India (From Rig-Veda to Upanishads) I. The Object of this Association shall be to provide courses of lectures on the history of religions, to be delivered in various cities. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion

Author : Friedrich Max Müller
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Excerpt from Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion: As Illustrated by the Religions of India; Delivered in the Chapter House, Westminster Abbey, in April, May, and June, 1878 The hibbert trustees, having requested the publication of these lectures, desire to state some of the circumstances which led to their delivery. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Pantheism and Christianity Classic Reprint

Author : John Hunt
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Excerpt from Pantheism and Christianity Nearly all writers on Pantheism trace its origin to India M. Maret reaches the climax of his argument against the French philosophers, by Showing that their doctrines came from India, 'the mother of superstitions.' Pierre Leroux, one of Maret's ablest Opponents, admitted the fact of his agreement on many subjects with the Indian sages, and added, with an air of triumph, that all religions and all philosophies have their root' in India, and that had Pantheism not been found in India that would have been a strong argument against its truth, for then humanity would have erred in its beginning.' In India the creed of modern intellect is combined with the worship of an infinity of gods. This is the problem of the Indian religion; this is the puzzle on every Hindu temple. When this problem is solved for Hinduism, there will be light shed on a similar problem that presents itself in nearly all religions. M. Leroux again truly says, 'the religion of India does not concern India alone it concerns humanity.' The history of men's thoughts on the greatest questions on which they can be exercised, God and creation, is every where substantially the same. There may be different stages of progress, the development may be checked or stunted, there may be abnormal growth; but however great the phenomenal variety, there is always a real identity. It is in India that we can trace the fullest development of religious thought. The continuity is less broken. We seem here at the fountain-head of natural religion, and can follow the stream flowing onward with but little interruption to where we now stand. In other countries, the succession has passed from one nation to another, and its course cannot always be traced; but in India the connection is visible between the first men capable of worship, and the latest and best thoughts of the furthest-reaching philosophies, as well as the worst developments of the popular religion. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Buddhist Art in India Classic Reprint

Author : Albert Grünwedel
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Excerpt from Buddhist Art in India The first edition of Professor Albert Grunwedel's handbook on Buddhistische Kunst in Indien appeared in 1893, and the hope was expressed in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society that the work might appear in English, as "it ought to be in the hands of all antiquarians in India." Believing that so important a publication might, by a few additions, form a useful general guide to the Buddhist sculptures in the museums alike of India and Europe, I have prepared the present edition. Miss A. C. Gibson very kindly translated for me the first edition; but by the time it was ready for the press, Prof. Grunwedel had begun his second edition containing extensive additions and alterations. This involved delay and a revision of the whole MS. Considerable additions have also been made to this translation, which have, partly at least, been indicated, and about fifty illustrations are added. The difficulties in interpreting the Gandhara Buddhist sculptures arise chiefly from their fragmentary and unconnected condition. This has been lamentably increased by the ignorance or disregard of scientific methods on the part of the excavators of these remains. Monasteries and stupas were dug into and demolished without regard to what might be learnt in the process by modern methods; the more complete fragments only were saved, without note of their relative positions or any attempt to recover smaller portions and chips by which they might have been pieced together; and the spoils were sent to various museums, often without mention of the sites from which they emanated. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

Faith Fairs and Festivals of India Classic Reprint

Author : C. H. Buck
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Excerpt from Faith, Fairs, and Festivals of India IN this little volume I have attempted to bring together the leading features of the principal Indian religions, to describe some of the chief ceremonies and festivals, and, in the last chapter, to give a few notes on the management of a large religious fair. I do not profess to have written much which is original, and this little book may be regarded as a simple summary composed from the works of many learned authors. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Gospel in South India

Author : Samuel Mateer
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Excerpt from The Gospel in South India: Or the Religious Life, Experience, and Character of the Hindu Christians The foliowing work lias been compiled as the conclusion and complement of two others previously published, viz., The Land of Charity, on the general features, superstitions, and mission history of Travancore, and Native Life mTravancore, on the social and political condition and ethnography of the people. To the Christian missionary everything ethnological, social, and political, is but subordinate, and leads up to the spiritual features of mission work to the great end, the salvation of souls and the universal extension of the Church of Christ. Valuable and full reports of the Travancore Mission of the London Missionary Society, prepared by each of the missionaries from year to year, have been locally published for nearly thirty years past, and these contain a vast storehouse of facts and incidents which are in danger of being lost in this fugitive form. My purpose has been to rescue from oblivion, and place on record in a more permanent form, these authenticated and verifiable facts and phenomena of spiritual life and vital Christianity. It seems a pity not to preserve such valuable information, which will be needed a century hence. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.