Matsunami Seiren, Saundarananda edition

Richard MAHONEY r.mahoney at ICONZ.CO.NZ
Wed Nov 12 19:15:33 UTC 2008

Dear Birgit,

On Thu, 2008-11-13 at 00:09, Birgit Kellner wrote:
> Dear all,
> I was wondering whether anybody has access to Matsunami Seiren's 1981 
> edition of Aśvaghoṣa's Saundarananda and could let me know whether it is 
> worthwhile consulting in addition to Johnston.
> This is the bibliographical data:
> 松濤 [Matsunami], 誠廉 [Seiren]: "馬鳴端正なる難陀 {Memyo: Tanseinaru 
> Nanda; *Aśvaghoṣa's Saundarananda}" Tokyo: 山喜房仏書林 [Sankibō 
> Busshorin] (1981).


> In any case, I would welcome more information on Matunami's edition, the 
> material on which it is based, and, if it is a substantial improvement 
> over Johnston, how to get access to a copy. It appears that no European 
> library whose catalogue is accessible via the Karlsruhe virtual 
> catalogue ( has it ...

For copies held in Japan please see:

Kind regards,


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