xlvii, 336p., Index, 23 cm. (First edition published in 1882)
This first work, further teemed with value as bringing to light among other important discoveries the grand and therefore wholly unknown fact that in Nepal there existed numerous Buddhist works composed in Sanskrit, the original language of Buddhism. The work is replete with most varied and instructive information. Much has been done since but no one can even now write on Buddhism with any accuracy who has not thoroughly studied Mr. Hodgson's work.