With time on our hands during the Coronavirus lockdown, we are reviewing the prices of some of our older stock and adjusting prices of books to ensure that they are the most attractive offering in the marketplace, as it is a reality of the antiquarian market for books that less expensive and mid-level material the trend has been inexorably downward, to the chagrin of booksellers and to the benefit of collectors. Consequently, we have slashed prices anywhere between 20 percent and 60 percent of these books we have had listed for five years or more. So we hope that anyone visiting the site might find something that might have become overpriced but now legitimately qualifies as a bargain.
Richly illustrated philososphy-light manuscript, with colorful "naive" illustrations throughout. Folio, leporello format, 40 by 28 cm when closed. Extends out to 1,590 cm. 61 pages of content (including title, table of contents). The manuscript follows the progress of a traveller as he passes through twenty stages of development on the way to perfect wisdom. The text combines mixes ideas from human development theory with Buddhist philosophy to outline the evolution of consciousness. The theory propounded in "On Wisdom Road" is that the development of consciousness is a fundamental condition of being human, yet a process that is experienced differently by each individual. The text is written in a decidedly non-calligraphic cursive, as if written by a child, and this seems quite deliberate, and in keeping with the naive artwork. Pliny in his artwork also employs what he calls "Change Notation", a visual system he himself developed for contemplating life experiences. The symbols used in this system are explained at the end of the book. The medium used for the illustrations is pigment and acrylic inks, as well as some gold leaf. Signed by the artist.